Monday, June 26, 2006

The Accident

As you can tell by the above picture, we had one additional momentous happening across the Canadian border. Yesterday we were just gathering for the morning service in Winkler, MB, when Stephen came running from the playground -- holding up his arm saying, "I need help!"

And he did need help, indeed. In the heat of the moment we didn't get a picture of the "S" shaped arm, but as you can tell by the x-ray, it was pretty obvious something was broken. Amazing how quickly a slip off the merry-go-round can re-arrange one's arm.

We're so thankful for the local people and their helpfulness in getting us to an emergency room in a local town. We were also grateful that we had planned to travel through the night to get home first thing this morning. This allowed our own doctor to do the actual setting of the bone as the small Canadian town didn't have a doctor on call to do the job.

As you think of Stephen, please keep his arm in prayer -- for a speedy and correct healing. Additionally, we're having to figure out what to do without our mandolin player! Quite an adjustment for everyone, as we once again realize how each member of the team is vitally important!

(Our 'one-handed' harmonica player is still in service.)


Jacob said...

Good job, Stephen. :) Prayin' for that arm.

Peace. --Jacob

Monica said...

Oh my goodness.Praying that the arm heals well.

Anonymous said...

HI there! Glad to hear you made it home safe. Hope your arm heals quickly & that you will be able to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" on your mandolin soon! We enjoyed hearing you play Sat. night in Morden!

The Ulmer Family said...

Ouch!!! That doesn't sound like it felt too good!!! :( We will be praying that you arm heals quickly so you can get back to your mandolin!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephen
That arm didn't look too good. Hope it heals fast so you can get back to playing that mandolin real soon. And mowing lawn and all those other good things that are hard to do one-handed.


Rehm family said...


We are so sorry to hear about your accident. We remember the days of past broken arms all to well! We are praying for a speady recovery, and patience while this lasts. Keep smiling for Jesus, it's a big blessing to all, and doesn't require your arm!!:)

Prayers your way!

Betty Ehmke said...

So sorry,Stephen. Get well quick!!!