I called and talked with Sue Carey Carr, Raymond's wife of 69 years. She reported that Saturday night he had a fall in the home. It was severe enough to have him taken to the hospital in Athens, GA. The nero-surgeon says he had a burst artery and that there is nothing he can do for him. He presently is unresponsive.
However, we know the Great Physician, Jesus Christ, Who specializes in things thought impossible, and He can, if it is His Will, raise Raymond up and completely heal him. Let us pray for God's Will to be done in Raymond Carr's life. He, alone, holds the future for Brother Raymond Carr.
I have known Raymond and Sue Carey Carr since 1952 when I was a student at Emmanuel College. Raymond was the pastor of the Franklin Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. When I was a student at Holmes Bible College a number of years later, Raymond asked me to preach for him in his church in Tallapoosa, GA. I had driven to Birmingham to visit my parents and was driving over on Tallapoosa on Sunday morning to preach to Raymond's congregation. I forgot about the time change. Georgia time is one hour earlier than Alabama time. I wasn't there when church started, and Raymond was sweating it because he had not prepared a sermon. However, I got there about 15 or 20 minutes after the worship service began. Raymond never allowed me to forget it. Of course, I felt badly that I had given Raymond that kind of stress on Sunday morning. I was really learning how to preach, and was thankful that Raymond took a chance on me. I think it all worked out well, and I enjoyed preaching that Sunday morning.