November Newsletter

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It is time to update you again on what’s going on with Dan and Tina.

We have been progressing toward the plan that we had when we sent the last newsletter. 

Dan’s mom decided that she just couldn’t go back to Texas to their trailer at Bibleville any longer.  Since we had some time Dan decided we would go and clean out her trailer and put it up for sale.

We left and drove the first day (October 30) to Oklahoma City.  We got to the hotel at about 9:00 pm and Dan did some transfers for Nigeria and some other work and then we got ready for bed.  He brushed his teeth, spit into the sink, and when he lifted his head he got very dizzy.  I helped him to bed as he was unsteady and dizzy.  This continued all night, when he moved he threw up and was dizzy just laying there.  At 7:00 the next morning I contacted our Primary Care Doctor, she suggested we go to the Emergency Room with his recent history.  We got to the ER and they assessed Dan, ran tests, and discovered that he had had mini-stroke.  This time it was in the brain stem, which affected his balance.  The good part of this type of stroke is that there would not be lasting balance issues.  We left the hospital the next day and continued to Texas.  We got the trailer cleaned out, and Dan’s balance has returned to normal.  His speech, however, is not progressing as fast as it was before this second stroke. We made a reservation in Branson and spent three days just resting and enjoyed The Miracle of Christmas at the Sight and Sound Theatre.  We made it back to the cities yesterday, November 14.

The Neurologist in Oklahoma City said we need to meet with our primary care doctor and neurologist for a care plan for Dan.  We thought we would be on our way back to Nigeria today but that is not the case.  We have an appointment with one Neurologist scheduled for December 2 and another Neurologist for January.  We also are on the waiting list for cancellation appointments.  After we have a plan for health care we will make the next plan to return.

A new round of students has be enrolled in the TTP program and have started their training. The Global Leadership was carried out with about 50 in attendance from the community and staff. The Staff at GECHAAN is doing an amazing job of moving things forward in our absence.  We are so proud of them and Dan continues to work with Taiwo with decisions and financial things.  We are sad that we are not able to be there right now but we know that God has a plan.

Please pray for our staff as they continue a while longer in our absence.

Wisdom for the doctors in Dan’s care plan.

Wisdom for us as we make plans to move ministry forward.

In His Service,

Dan & Tina Gibbs
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Dan as continues recovery

Staff while we are away

Future planning

Wisdom in all we do.


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