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New Directions International Alumni

November 04, 2010

Dan Apple and Patt J.L. and I had the joy of being in Charlotte to be part of a surprise 60th birthday party for an original New Directions alumnus, Dan Apple.  He was TOTALLY surprised!! His wife, Judy, also pictured, did a wonderful job of keeping it a secret. (She wondered if God would forgive her for telling so many lies to get Dan to the venue!)  It was our first time to see her since her recovery from breast cancer surgery—a wonderful survivor story—and we had a joyful evening of reminiscing and enjoying each other’s company.  That’s when we got the call that Charlie was being flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center for emergency heart surgery.  We left the party early and headed over to the hospital in time to meet up with Judy and pray with Charlie.  Interesting, isn’t it, that we just “happened” to be in Charlotte and Charlie just “happened” to be flown there AND the best doctor for aortic repair surgery just “happened” to be on call?!  I tell you, God’s timing is always perfect!

I hope you enjoy the pictures below.

In His Love,

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