April 18, 2012 3:07 PM
Chuck Colson near deathI met Chuck Colson in San Francisco in 1997 and interviewed him for the Christian Times (now the Christian Examiner). He was so kind and gracious that when we met, he said, "Twelve children? I should be interviewing you!"
His life story is one of grace and redemption, touching thousands of lives. I can already hear God saying, "Well done. my good and faithful servant."
May God hold His family close through this transition.
Pro-Life Advocate, Christian Leader Chuck Colson Near Death
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/18/12 12:11 PM
Family and associates of Chuck Colson, a pro-life Christian writer who has graced the LifeNews web site dozens of times with his insightful analysis and opinion, are worried he is dangerously close to death.
Colson was in critical condition following emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries, had shown "some early signs of potential for recovery," according to staff at the ministry, is hospitalized at a northern Virginia facility where he reportedly suffered a brain hemorrhage while speaking a couple weeks ago.
Jim Liske, CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, said Wednesday morning that Colson's condition was not improving.
"It is with a heavy, but hopeful heart that I share with you that it appears our friend, brother, and founder will soon be home with the Lord. Chuck's condition took a decided turn yesterday, and the doctors advised Patty and the family to gather by his bedside," he said. "As you know, Chuck underwent surgery more than two weeks ago to remove a pool of clotted blood on the surface of his brain. And while we had seen some hopeful signs for Chuck's recovery--including his ability to talk happily with Patty and the kids--it seems that God may be calling him home."
He added: "I cannot tell you how much your prayers, cards, and well-wishes have meant to Patty and the family--and to Chuck. He loves you all deeply, and I know that his greatest desire beyond seeing Jesus is that the work he and all of us have been called to will continue. As Chuck would say, 'Remain at your posts and do your duty--for the glory of God and His kingdom.' As soon as we have more information, I will be sure to let you know. And as always, keep praying for Chuck and Patty."
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