Thanks For Your Prayers

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  • I preached in Tyler, Texas, last Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday morning, my wife called me while on I was on my way to DFW airport to catch my flight home. When she told me what was going on, I called on my coworkers to the house to take her to the hospital. A few hours I landed to bad news. I don’t feel comfortable going into detail. But the good news is that Crystal is doing better. She has been home resting and recuperating. And she is feeling much better today. Thank you to all of your who have called, sent card, emails, and flowers, or have come by to check on Crystal. I really do appreciate it all of your love and kindness. All is well. But please continue to keep me and my family in your prayers.

    I did not go to midweek this past Wednesday. I stayed with Crystal. And I really did go into the office for the rest of the week, except to pick up my mail, find a few books in my study, and to attend an early morning prayer meeting. I was not sure I would be able to attend church Sunday. When I was clear that I would be able to be there, I immediately knew what I was going to preach. I preached the sermon I was intending to preach at midweek, from Psalm 119. I was preaching to myself. But I trust that others were encouraged and edified by the message. Yesterday, was also the second week of our second service. And I also had an afternoon service to preach. But the Lord was faithful. I really wasn’t tired all day. But when I got home, I passed out as soon as I laid down. Today is my first day back in the office. I feel a bit overwhelmed, trying to catch up on everything that I missed. But I am glad to be able to get back to work. Pray that the Lord will bless my work this week.


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.