We have some dear friends, the Eckhardts, who Michael and his family have known since he was 12. I have been blessed to know them since we got married. We got some sad news that John, the dad, is ill and the doctors have said he will only be here for another week or two. He has moved into Hospice care. His family is all close by, and Kay his wife is with him. We are particularly close with his son, Bob and his family. Bob and John spent some tender moments together. Bob was so thankful for that time. We are so glad that John is a believer and totally not scared about where he is headed. He is ready to go Home. If you are a praying sort, please pray for John and especially Kay and his family. While we are so sad, we also are rejoicing that soon his pain will be gone. Thanks.