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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Prayers of the People

Rev. Ron Reese (Hon. Retired) in Critical Condition

Seattle Presbytery

From Neal Lampi: 

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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD YOUR EXPERIENCE OF RON AND BONNIE REESE, WE NEED TO LIFT THEM UP, AND GET THEM BACK OUT INTO GODS CREATION!!!

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Saturday July 13th there was a message left on my phone from the Reese residence.  I was in the midst of my workday when I saw it, but decided to return the call quickly without actually listening to the message;  I left a brief message when I did this.  When I finished work I listened to the message and was bowled over, Bonnie spoke in a hushed tone, Ron is back in the hospital… silence, weeping, its related to his recent surgery for the hernia he had.  Silence, breath, your one of the first to know, and Ron wants to see you… silence, fighting back tears, her message went on…  I began to cry myself as I walked to the hospital.

When I arrived at the hospital, Bonnie and Ron’s brother Richard were in the room with Ron.  Bonnie was reclining with her feet up on Ron’s bed, I joked, “don’t get too comfortable there”.  Ron laid on his bed his swollen abdomen bare, eyes closed, he glanced to hear who had entered the room and closed his eyes again.  We prayed thanking God for his mercy and Grace, in that each breadth he takes is in defiance of the doctors grime prognosis.  The prospect of recovery as anticipated from the usual course of disease and peculiarities of cancer of the bile duct was dim at best, Ron was given months to live in March 2012, and here he was, in pain yes, needing surgery yes but breathing in the company of people who love and adore him.  We prayed together.

Ron offered a prayer himself as we went around, and his prayer was for those without faith and in need of healing themselves.  This reminded me of the prayer service we had in the Chapel at SFPC, where people surrounded Ron, bathing him in prayer, and he then too offered a similar prayer for those without faith and in need of healing themselves.

I continue to see Ron and Bonnie, who herself is battling cancer and in still in pain from recent surgeries herself, at the trailhead.  Please join me as you pray for their healing and restoration to the service of Christ, service they have faithfully performed for so many years.

Ron smiled when I once again shared this vision, “it’s such a lovely vision and implicit in the vision is a new beginning”  This will happen Ron you will leave here stronger than the day you came in.  You will join your lovely wife at the trailhead I see it. 

Join me in seeing this with me as you pray for Ron and Bonnie.