None of us are exempt from the adversities and trials of life. I am no exception.
In recent weeks, I have been confronted with a multiplicity of unusual circumstances beyond the normal for me. It has seemed "that everything that would go wrong did go wrong, and I felt if anything worked out right, I could work it in." I remember hearing Tremendous Jones saying that several decades ago. He was a great motivational speaker and enabled us to laugh in the midst of struggles and trying times in our lives.
I have experienced cable Internet services with Comcast, and had to purchase a higher speed service to correct my WiFi connection from my desktop computer in our Florida Room to my router in my office over our garage. I have established a new office in our Florida Room in order that I don't have to walk up and down 14 steps. I am afraid of falling at my age. So my desktop computer here in our Florida Room is connected through radio waves to my router upstairs.
The Internet server we had used for many years had not kept up with the latest technology and my daily Hugh's News were not getting out in the mass distribution system by another company that sends them out at 6 o'clock in the mornings. The system seems complicated, but when the team of people and the companies work together in unity all goes well, and has for many years. This is my 18th year publishing the news for the various ministries of the IPHC and the body of Christ worldwide. And I do my work and ministry with a passion because God has called me to do it, and I do not want to fail the Lord of Heaven. One day, I will give an account of my stewardship of what He has given me to do and the resources with which to accomplish this mission.
Hugh's News is the electronic flagship of Communications serving IPHC Ministries and the body of Christ worldwide. That's my mission statement. However, I, also, have a Biblical or Scriptural Mission. It is recorded in the Book of Daniel 12:3, "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever" (KJV).
We have had to terminate with the internet server and negotiate with another company. My webmaster had had to design a new website design and a new system, as well as a new newsletter design. We have encountered bugs in both systems, and Mel Tinney is working long hours--a week ago, he spent some 30 hours on this problem to solve it. The lack of daily news was beyond my control, and I needed professional help. Mel Tinney came to the rescue.
In addition, both Melvine and I are having health issues that has needed immediate attention by our doctors, and even a visit to the emergency room this past Wedneday at Athens Regional Medical Center Hospital in Athens, GA, where Melvine needed a blood transfusion due to a low hemoglobin and lack of iron. Apparently, Melvine is bleeding internally, and the doctors are running all sorts of tests to determine where. She is to have a colonoscopy to see where the blood is going. She has not had the energy and strength in recent days as she normally has.
I have had to have oral surgery twice. Once to remove the remaining six upper teeth in my mouth, and last Sunday afternoon, my dentist , Dr. Stuart Erwin, in Elberton, GA, had to go back in and clip and round off a sharp edge of the bone where the right wisdom tooth had been anchored for some 80 years. It was cutting my gum and I was tormented with sharp, burning and unrelenting pain. I remember asking my maternal grandmother how old she was and her answer was always the same, "I am as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth." She lived to be 95. It will take 6 to 8 weeks for my gums to heal. Then, my dentist in Franklin Springs, Dr. Jordon Chandler, who bought Dr. Don Brady's practice, will make impressions and have a permanent denture plate manufactured. In addition, my new family doctor, Dr. Alice Edwards, had me go to a sleep lab, and sure enough I have sleep apnea. I am now on a machine at night with a mask breathing in oxygen. I am having to get accustomed to it.
So, I am asking those who want me to publish their ministries to bear with me. Sometimes, I am overwhelmed, but I am a fighter, and will never give up. I am a Marine. We were taught, "Once a Marine, always a Marine." I will continue to give you the best in journalism that I can give.
I need your prayers for Melvine and me, that God will restore us to glowing health and strength along with wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Then, I need your financial support to help me with the expenses of producing Hugh's News.
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