This is a re-post from my missionary buddy, Ed. Our friend Rick Dean is very sick. I met Rick the first time I went to South Sudan with FRM.
Rick was in the Navy and I was in the Marines so there is a fun rivalry between us. He used to say, "Yesterday I couldn't spell U.S.M.C. Today I are one."
Pray for my friend.
Below is an email concerning a dear friend that is very sick in the States. I first met Rick many years ago while in Sudan where he oversaw a Bible school for chaplains in the SPLA. Currently he and his wife Ruth serve God here in Nairobi in many ways. Rick is an assistant pastor at Living Water church and a representative for Firefighters for Christ, he also does Bible studies in various communities. Please pray for Rick. Please pray for his wife Ruth.
Rick handing out Bible teaching CD's.
From: Ron & Mary Nelson Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 4:18 AM
Subject: Rick Deam
Dear Ed -
I don't know if you remember me - Mary Nelson ( I was there in Kenya for a year for a year with my four biological kids and one adopted). Anyway, I'm writing to let you know, in case you don't know, that Rick Deam is in the hospital in California and it is very serious. He is in ICU and has only 15% of his heart working. His liver and kidneys are shutting down. Ruth is there with him. Let me know if you need to get on a chain-mail kind of update deal. They sure need a special touch from the Lord!!!