Hey everyone, one of our pastors, Robert Cheong, has been in the hospital since Wednesday, when he started experiencing chest pains. He’s had several tests and this morning they found some evidence of heart disease, so they are doing a heart catheter. If they find some blockage they will likely do an angioplasty. Fortunately, Robert did not have a heart attack, and he went to the hospital in time to head off major problems. He has a family history of heart disease, so they are being very vigilant.
Please pray for him, his wife Karen, and their three children. Their oldest daughter, Ashley, is getting married two weeks from today. Karen is a very gracious and loving woman, and they both love to help people and minister to them, but they’re having a bit of a hard time accepting help from the rest of us!
UPDATE: The doctors found only a 10% blockage in one of Robert’s arteries, so he will be able to manage his heart disease with proper diet and exercise. Karen is an incredibly active, fit, healthy woman who will be a huge blessing to Robert. He went home from the hospital on Friday afternoon to rest and be with his family. We are taking meals to them this week (leading up to Ashley’s wedding), and then the SBTS faculty wives care team will take over from there.
The “learning party” went really well yesterday, despite the fact that Robert and Karen were supposed to have taught two of the four sessions (!!). The guys did some rearranging, and Dr. Bruce Ware (author of God’s Greater Glory), seminary professor and former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, graciously agreed to speak at the last minute. He gave an outstanding presentation on biblical gender roles, particularly focusing on defending male headship from creation.