Sunday, May 20, 2007

Prayer Request

As many of you know, since mid-December I have been recuperating from a bone-marrow transplant. I am grateful that things have gone as well as they have, but the last few weeks have been a struggle. I have been fighting a bronchial pneumonia brought on by an infection of the cytomegalovirus (CMV). This has not only tired me out, but consumed a tremendous amount of my time as it has required that I travel to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto 2-3 times a week. As a result, I am falling further and further behind in some of the ministry responsibilities that I have as CEO of The Voice of the Martyrs here in Canada.

In particular, I have two events upcoming that I would really appreciate your prayers for.

First, next weekend my wife and I travel to Sarnia, Ontario where I will speak briefly on Sunday morning at Temple Baptist Church and then at a fund-raising concert for the mission that evening. Please pray that I will have the strength for the trip and for these events. This is the first time that I have spoken publicly since my transplant. Please pray, too, that I will have time this week to prepare what I need to say.

Second, on June 4-8, I am scheduled to teach at Toronto Baptist Seminary. Again, I need prayer that I will have time and energy to prepare and that God will sustain me during that week. I love teaching and put everything into it and so I am often exhausted at the end (even when I am in better health). So your prayers would be greatly appreciated during the next three weeks. I know that God can and will be my strength during these days of weakness. May He be glorified!


Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and have sent your request to several others who I know will pray.

Jack Niewold said...

We stand with you in prayer, brother Glenn.

Glenn Penner said...

Thank you very much, both of you. I leave tomorrow for Sarnia and will update you on how it goes

Doug tait said...

Dear Glenn, the first thought that came to me was that you should be taking a sabatical so you can get some rest, you sound as though you are exausted, brother,Doug Tait