July 9, 2005
John Leonard Update
When I arrived in West Chester, Ohio today for BMM's Triannual Conference, they informed us that John Leonard is here in the US, and being prepared for treatment for his gunshot wounds. Below is the letter I received from Jim this evening.
Praise the Lord that John has arrived here in the United States! We have just come from the airport after meeting the plane bringing him shortly before noon today. All the family members who were present were allowed to see him for a few moments while he was being transferred from the plane to the ambulance. He was heavily sedated and his body was quite swollen from the long trip. He was also hooked up to a tracheotomy. When Jim spoke to him he made some sign of recognition that we were there. Praise the Lord he knows his family is here! He was taken to the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines where he is being cared for. One of the flight crew told us that he was “fair” but “a very sick man”. Three specialists are with him now and evaluating his condition. Bev, John’s wife, and their kids are taking everything very well. The Lord is surely giving them strength through these difficult days!
Posted by Andrew on July 9, 2005 10:01 PM.