The following prayer request is from Rand Holm, a GCI pastor in Southern California.
Following a minor heart attack last Saturday night, GCI assistant pastor Carlton Green was treated at Valley Presbyterian hospital in Van Nuys, CA. Doctors performed an angiogram and found two blocked arteries. One was able to be completely cleared and a single stint was placed in it. The other one was calcified and could not be cleared. The good news about the artery that was not able to be cleared is that it had slowly closed off long ago and new arteries and veins were recruited and have grown sufficiently, and so that it is fine.
That open heart surgery was not called for is, in itself, a miracle from God. If the cardiologist had tried to clear the calcified artery first, he may have scheduled Carlton for bypass surgery. But that was not needed and he is now doing well, without pain, and with a new super highway in his heart! For a few days he was ministering encouragement and the love of God to ambulance drivers, nurses, doctors, janitors, visitors and pastors at the hospital.
Now he is resting at home, and tells me that, “he’s as happy as a baby boy.” He deeply appreciates all the prayers, and feels greatly blessed by the love shown him by his church family. He also expressed how nice it is to be home with Judith, and again he noted how wonderful it is to have superb medical facilities in this country.“We praise you Lord God above for all your precious gifts. Thank you for preserving the life of one we love so much. Please continue to heal and bless the work the doctors have done for Carlton and bring him back to all of us soon and comfort and strengthen Judy and the whole Green family. In Jesus name, Amen and Amen.”
Cards may be sent to:Dr. Carlton & Judith Green 4443 Ventura Canyon Ave Apt 202 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-3712