eNewsletter June 2011
// June 3rd, 2011 // eNewsletters
In April our new grandson, Elijah, arrived. This week another new grandson, Caleb Matthew Turner, joined us. Caleb was born on June 1 at 5:28 pm to our daughter, Elizabeth Turner, and her husband Matt Turner. Caleb decided he would be born 3 months earlier than his due date.
On the May 31st we received news that our daughter, Elizabeth was taken to ER and subsequently admitted to the hospital. She was in labor – 3 months too early! With that we packed up what things we could put together quickly, and jumped in the car and drove to Cincinnati – directly to the hospital. We spent that day at the hospital with Elizabeth as the Dr’s and their team worked to stop the contractions. The Dr’s then informed Matt and Liz that she would be in the hospital till Caleb was born … one week, two weeks or even up to three months! The next morning early we received several alarming texts from Matt about Elizabeth’s status – especially that her blood pressure had dropped as lows as 50/30 or so! We headed right away to the hospital, where she was being stabilized, and after about three hours we learned of the likely hood of Caleb’s delivery that day. Later that day – after a long and arduous day of events, ups and downs, Caleb Matthew Turner was born at 5:28 pm. He came in at 1 pound 10 ounces and about 13 inches long. So tiny! His head a bit smaller than a hard ball. Today, Friday – Elizabeth is to leave the hospital – Caleb gets to stay at least 3 months, or until he normalizes to a normal birth weight and function.
The power of God through prayer was mightly present as the the body of Christ around the world was hard at work. We are thankful and grateful for everyone who prayed and expressed concern! So wonderful to be part of such a huge family — all because of the sacrifice of Jesus.
Caleb will have some up and down moments as he adjusts to life outside of momma – learning to breath, eat, see, all functions coming online and so forth. He is getting most excellent care in the NICU of the hospital.
Phyllis will be heading back to Cincinnati on Sunday to be on hand to help Elizabeth wherever she can — and, of course, to make some visits to the hospital to love on Caleb!
This month we are sharing with you another one of our ministry partners – a ministry based in Houston, Texas and serving in India – Mathai Outreach Ministries International at http://www.mathaioutreach.org. Mathai was birthed from the passion to share the unconditional love of Jesus Christ which changes lives. In obedience to the great commission to take the gospel to the uttermost parts of the world.
We received several special donations in the month of May – some sent directly to us in the form of cash, checks and gas cards! Because of these special financial gifts we were able to have a month where our finances did not run out. Thank you all so very much for your financial help and support of our ministry. Many folks support us every month as part of our financial support team — and time-to-time we receive special gifts as mentioned above. All combined these resources go to make it possible for us to be in full time faith-based ministry helping to share the Gospel throughout the world!
Serving With You Because of Him — Jim and Phyllis
Jim and Phyllis are faith-based independent missionaries commissioned by Faith Bible Church, Cincinnati, Oh, serving with CrossRoads Missions in Louisville, Kentucky. Donations to their ministry may be made through CrossRoads Missions, 3231 Ruckriegel Parkway, Louisville, KY, 40299. Please include a note with your donation indicating your desire to direct it to Jim and Phyllis Null’s Ministry Area.
P.S. Tour de Cure
On June 18th Jim will be participating in his 3rd Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride for the American Diabetes Association. As you know, Jim was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago and has been working hard with diet and exercise to manage it. As part of this he rides every year with the Tour de Cure to help raise funds for research towards a cure, education and support, and to raise awareness how diet and exercise can be a preventive and healing resource. Go to http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?px=5235486&fr_id=7580&pg=personal if you’d like to sponsor Jim in his quest this year to ride 70 miles! Any amount is helpful – literally any amount!
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