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a late lulu

8 Jan

a late November/December lulu

As the Osewalts are now in 2016 (I hope you all are in 2016 also) this is a very late ‘catch-up lulu.’ Here are our highlights and prayer requests as of 8 January:
Highlights:
• We visited Deardra’s and Bert’s new son in October, Hero. He looks like his mother and her mother, beautiful.
• I had through Stewardship 5 weeks Annual Leave. We went to NYC for our first Thanksgiving (spent with my twin brother and his family) in 3 years.
• The series I composed ‘Advent Wonder’ was well received by 14,000 individuals as of 15 December and 501 churches. (Sermon notes)
• Priscilla and I went to MOMA in NYC with Elizabeth, Sarah, James, Charlotte and Samuel to see the brilliant Picasso sculpture show. The grand kids loved it more than me.
• I caught up with a number of RPC (Redeemer friends) I missed all you so.
• My family had a night of “7 fishes” (look it up) on Christmas Eve dinner at my Dad’s and Mother’s home in Staten Island. It was great to have a family plus fellowship. More on this time in prayer requests.
• Priscilla and I saw the musical ‘Hamilton’-Go!!! (but tickets are difficult to come by…try the lottery)
• We had family and friends over to our house Christmas day. Lovely time.
• The James’ and Elizabeth’s children, our grand kids, slept over New Year’s Eve and we all played ‘Volcano’ together. This is a game I made up where you take and unopened bottle of seltzer water; shake well; open and shout ‘Volcano!!’ The kids loved it!!! (The adults not so much)
Prayer requests
• Priscilla fell a block from our house in NYC and broke her right wrist for the second time in a year. She got the cast off two days before we left and she seems to be healing well. Pray that she does heal
• My mother is not well. I took her and my father to a hospital 28 December after seeing her on Christmas Eve. (She was difficult to convince) She was in congestive heart failure. The hospital in Staten Island admitted her but we moved her to Mount Sinai in NYC on New Year’s Eve. She had open heart surgery the day we left for London, Tuesday/Wednesday of this week. Please pray for her healing as she is in intensive care today, sedated as she recovers.
• Please pray for my family as we all try to prayerfully cope with these events. Our family all agreed for us to return to London at this time as there was little we (Priscilla and I) could do beyond what we had done at this time. My brother, sister and my children are managing with a dear RPC friend. We will know more on Monday-11 January.
Thank you all for reading, praying
Charles and Priscilla