I thought I had better send you an update on what is going on here. I have been sick the past couple of weeks; I have an unexplained abdominal pain that the doctor cannot seem to relieve or identify (so far). I go tomorrow for more tests. It has made it hard to keep up around church and hard for me to work at the computer because sitting up at my desk makes the pain worse. On top of that, the hard drive crashed on the church computer last week, taking a good amount of my work (both church and school) with it.

Needless to say, I am behind. I'm hoping I can get this pain thing under control so I can get caught up, both at church and with my sermons. I am mindful of our covenant, and will do all I can to keep it. I will send several exegetical/sermon attachments this week. Please keep me in your prayers as I go for more tests this week.

Chris Mesa
Bethesda UMC