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Update on My Neighbour

Last week I told you about my neighbour, who came to our door asking me to take him to the hospital, before collapsing and falling unconscious. Through the last week we have received occasional updates from his daughter. This morning there was a knock at the door and he stood there with a card and a box of chocolates. Hugs and handshakes were exchanged, and then he retreated indoors to spend time on the couch. He was just released this morning, and while he is still weak, he is feeling quite good. It has been seven days since the incident.

It turns out that he had a severe allergic reaction to latex balloons within their house. Had he not been able to stumble down the stairs and make his way to our front door, he would have died, alone in that house.

I’d ask for your continued prayers as we look for opportunities to be good neighbors, and ultimately to present to him the Good News.


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