A quick update from the Athens Church of Christ

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Prayer Requests

Bill Burke’s sister Shannon is in the ICU in Texas with a blood clot in her aorta. She has a history of heart problems/surgeries, so she’s fragile. Please pray for Shannon.

Jackie Embry’s father Jeff Embry will be having surgery tomorrow at 6:30 am to repair his ligament in his ankle after falling yesterday. He broke his ankle in two places. He also broke a couple ribs too when he fell. Please pray for Jeff.

Ken Lauderdale’s mother Betty Lauderdale is in assisted living in Missouri and has tested positive for the coronavirus after days of being very sick. Betty is 88 years old and was baptized in December of 2015 when she lived in Athens with Ken and Linda. Please pray for Betty.

Dona Stephenson’s mother Sharon Hodges is still in the hospital (in Missouri) from when she got a blood clot removed last week. They had to drain fluid off her lungs yesterday. They did a chest x-ray and she has more fluid outside her lungs which they will drain tomorrow. She’s having a hard time breathing. Please pray for Sharon.

Rachele Gibson explains how our ACOC building is set up for Family Promise.

Showing Hospitality to our Neighbors
The above YouTube video shows how our building is currently setup for guests and volunteers of Family Promise.  Hopefully it will answer some questions about how we are serving as the host facility.  We’re following CDC guidelines for maintaining social distancing and sanitizing areas used.

There are many opportunities and different ways for everyone to help.  If with another adult, a teen can be the second person volunteering during daytime hours. Overnights, we still prefer two adults present or a family can make it a sleepover in the 1st & 2nd grade classroom!
Finally, here is the link to sign up for volunteer opportunities (http://bit.ly/FPApril). You will note this includes a link to a new online training video for new volunteers that has been developed by Family Promise National.
Please feel free to pass this invitation on to local friends, family, or coworkers and do not hesitate to email, text, or call Steve Gibson with any questions.  Thank you so much!
stevenrachele@gmail.com, 706-351-3092

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