Sunday, April 02, 2006

Prayer Request (updated)

I just got the message that one of my former students from when I was the Youth Minister for the Palo Alto Church of Christ in Panama City, FL has been injured. He is stationed in Iraq, and this morning he was apparently riding in a Humvee that drove over a landmine. The explosion injured both of his arms and one of his legs. The left arm apparently sustained the most severe injuries. My understanding is that he is in surgery, but was awake and calm when he was taken to the hospital. His name is Rex McKnight. I would greatly appreciate your prayers on his behalf.
AE

(UPDATE) I just got this message from Holly, another former student in relation to Rex.
"We just got a call from one of the guy that has been taking care of Rex in the hospital in Germany. Rex wanted him to call and let us all know he is okay and for us not to worry!
The guys name is Chris. He said that he has really enjoyed taking care of Rex and that he is a great guy. Rex has been talking to him alot and Chris told my mom that he seems to be really spiritual and positive! That's our Rex! Being Jesus no matter were he is and in all cirumstances!

Chris also told us that Rex's arm was pretty banged up but they are doing everything they can. In a couple hours they will be taking Rex into Surgery for his arm. Tomorrow night Chris is going to call and let us know how the surgery went ."

8 comments:

JDL said...

Praying

Ahnog said...

Praying...

Matt Wilson said...

Rex and his family are in my prayers....

Phil said...

Definitely praying.

BASSakward Tales said...

You and your family as well as Mr. McKnight are in our thoughts and prayers.

Luis Moreira said...

I was very close ro Rex while he was in elementary school. I was not pleased when he, and his sister went into the army! I would like to know how is operation went, and how he is taking it all?
God bless you all....

Adam said...

Luis,
I haven't heard how the surgery went yet, but I plan on calling him tomorrow. I'll post what I find out here in the comments section. I did go to the hospital and visit him last Tuesday. He looked really good, all things considered. He's on a lot of pain medicine, but he was very talkative. He told me the story of what happened. He actually broke only his left arm (but it is broken quite badly) and snapped a tendon in his left leg. The doctors say he should get back full use of his leg and about 80% use of his left arm. I'll keep you posted here.
AE

Bill and Pam Robison said...

I've known Rex since he was a baby when his family lived in Alma, NE.
We are close friends with his father. Rex is in our prayers for a complete recovery both physically as well as emotionally.
We also praise God for sparing Rex's life, God must have "GREAT THINGS" planned for Rex.

Bill and Pam Robison, Alma, NE