The River is friends with the ministry of Prison Fellowship and I just received this update today. Let’s join together and thank God for the awesome difference that Prison Fellowship has made to inmates and their families for decades.
Chuck Colson takes a “decided turn”
Family gathered at bedside
It is with a heavy, but hopeful heart that we share with you that it appears our friend, brother, and founder will soon be home with the Lord. Chuck’s condition took a decided turn yesterday, and the doctors advised Patty and the family to gather by his bedside.
As you know, Chuck underwent surgery more than two weeks ago to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain. And while we had seen some hopeful signs for Chuck’s recovery-including his ability to talk happily with Patty and the kids-it seems that God may be calling him home.
We cannot tell you how much your prayers, cards, and well-wishes have meant to Patty and the family-and to Chuck. He loves you all deeply, and we know that his greatest desire beyond seeing Jesus is that the work he and all of us have been called to will continue. As Chuck would say, ‘Remain at your posts and do your duty-for the glory of God and His kingdom’
As soon as we have more information, we will be sure to let you know. And as always, keep praying for Chuck and Patty.
Please join the Arizona staff of Prison Fellowship as we, and thousands around the world, pray for Chuck, Patty and the Colson family during this difficult time. We love Chuck dearly and have been blessed by his genuine friendship and Spirit-filled guidance for many years. We simply pray that God’s will be done in the life of our brother and friend Chuck Colson and that his family be strengthened and comforted during this difficult period.
William Edward Anderson
Regional Executive Director