My dad went back into surgery Sunday morning around 9:30. We were told Saturday night that it didn't look good-about a 20% chance of making it through. So you can imagine just how remarkably surprised we were when he came out of surgery at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. The fact that he made it through surgery is a miracle in and of itself.

Sunday night he opened his eyes for the first time in a week. He remains in critical condition as he recovers in ICU. The next few days are crucial. Please keep praying. 

This has been an emotional week for all of us. We are so grateful to be surrounded by so many friends who love and care for our family. Isn't the Body of Christ a wonderful gift from God?

I echo what my wife Kim wrote on her Facebook page earlier this evening:

Praising God!! Stephan's surgery was a great success today! Thank you so, so, so much for your prayers…it will still take all of you these next few days and weeks to keep praying him through this recovery process! Thank you for caring so much for him and our family!