Monthly Archives: May 2012

Please Pray for Pastor Stephen

I apologize for the quiet on this blog lately.

Pastor Stephen is an Indian who lives in Bangalore, India and runs Cornerstone Ministries, which is the primary group that drills wells for The Water Cycle Project.  Pastor Stephen is a wonderful human being and a strong, principled person who cares deeply for the people of India.

Many weeks ago, Pastor Stephen needed a kidney transplant.  His wife, Queenie, provided the donor kidney.  Queenie is doing OK, as far as we know, but Pastor Stephen’s condition has taken a turn.

On Monday we received word that Pastor Stephen had an infection and he was moved to intensive care. Since then we have learned that his new kidney has stopped functioning completely, and he has been placed on dialysis and is on a ventilator.

Please pray for Pastor Stephen’s condition.  Please pray that the doctors are able to stop this infection and stabilize his condition.  Please also pray for his family, including his wife Queenie, and his adult children, Yonoko and Sam, as they confront this situation.

Our efforts to drill wells can go on without Pastor Stephen (and will if need be), but this group and purpose would never have existed without him.  His principles, strength, commitment and methods are an example for us all.

I’ve only spent time with Pastor Stephen on five or six occasions in my life, but there are few people in the world that I respect more.  Melissa and I have a tremendous amount of love for he and his family, even though they’re half-way around the world.

Thank you for your prayers.