Monday, October 17, 2011

17 October 2011

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we received a letter from Nate today. You may have heard about the prison riot at his prison last week. There were 46 injured with 16 taken to the hospital. We have heard that 3 are still in ICU and 1 might not make it. We found out in a round-about way that Nate was not on the injured list, but that's all we could find out. We got used to working on a "no news is good news" basis while he was deployed, so that has been our general attitude this week. 

Today we found out that he was not only not involved, he was completely unaware of the riot when it happened - a real answer to prayer! His biggest concern is that he was scheduled to take midterms that day, but since all the inmates are locked down, the proctor has had to work in the kitchen helping with meal preparation. He's not sure what's going to happen with his college classes. At this point I am hoping that I will still be able to have my visit with him in November, but I have not confirmed that with the prison yet.

Thank you to those who have been praying for us.  It was wonderful to hear from him today!


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