Please pray for Charles Colson and his wife, Patty. Chuck fell seriously ill last weekend. Here’s the official announcement from Prison Fellowship.
“As many of you may have heard, Chuck Colson, the beloved founder of Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, underwent surgery on Saturday morning to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain, the result of an intracerebral hemorrhage he experienced at the Wilberforce Weekend conference in Lansdowne, Virginia, on Friday.
“The surgery to remove the clot, performed by an excellent medical team, was successful.”
Chuck and I first began working together back in 1979 – 1980 on what became Loving God. We did a number of other books together later on. I’ve probably worked more with Chuck and spent more time with him than any other colleague. We’ve always had more than a good working relationship. He’s dear to me.
While I was writing this, an update came in from Prison Fellowship with some encouraging news.
“Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship, and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, showed some promising signs of recovery following surgery on Saturday morning to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain.
”Colson can hear, process information, and execute commands given to him—’And that makes all the difference,’ said his attending physician.
”Colson’s daughter, Emily, said last evening when his doctors were visiting, Colson gave them a “thumbs up,” to signify that all is well.
”Doctors report they will make a decision in the next couple of days when Colson will be ready to be moved out of the neurological intensive care unit. Colson continues to be listed in critical condition.
”‘We are so thankful for the prayers of many friends from around the world. We are seeing hopeful signs of progress with Chuck. We fully trust in our Lord,’ said his wife, Patty Colson.
”This weekend will be the first time in 34 years that Colson has not spent Easter Sunday in a prison ministering to inmates.”
Please pray that through Christ’s resurrection power, Chuck will be brought back to full health and strength.