By Ken Blue
April 15th, 2010. Filed under: ARTICLES.
By Ken Blue “There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war…” Ecclesiastes 8:8 Most of you are aware by now that I have been battling ALS, or what some call Lou Gehrig ’s disease for some time. It continues to weaken my body and some important changes are taking place. Joyce and I concluded that this winter would be the last opportunity for the two of us to take an extended vacation, so we took four month and went to Arizona and Arkansas. I did all the driving. We had a wonderful visit with friends and family. I was able to preach for Pastor Dave Crichton once, for Pastor Andy Wirtz three times, for Pastor Szydlowski once, for Pastor Ken Bates once, and for Pastor Nathan Cook once. I have preached for Pastor Murphy twice since returning home. I am scheduled to preach for Pastor Bill Bailey all day, May 16th, for Pastor Murphy all day, May 30th, for Pastor Al Hughes August 8th in the A.M. service. Please pray for God’s blessing on these churches. As you may know, I must preach from my wheelchair. I am no longer able to walk or stand. I praise the Lord for those open doors. I have given up driving, since transferring and safety have become an issue. Joyce does all the driving, and I now have the white knuckles. Friday, the 23 of this month, Joyce and I will be traveling to Wenatchee to finalize the arrangements for my funeral. Now, don’t get too excited; I have no idea how much time God will give me. It may be six month or a few more years. I simply want everything taken care of before the time comes. You know me, I hate surprises. Until God is through with me, I hope to continue to write and speak for Him. Thank you for your faithful prayers for us. Please remember to pray for Joyce and the family, as this is more difficult on them than on me. I am thankful that we are co-labors together with Him. May God bless you richly.
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  1. Marie Seaman

    Continued prayers for you and your family, and I pray that you are hear many more years to come. God Bless you Pastor Blue.

  2. Alex Matey

    I love you Pastor Blue. Thank you for everthing you have done for me. Our family prays for you and Mrs Blue and will continue to do so. Thank you for your continued example of a servant to our King and for all the wisdom you still continue to pass on. -Alex

  3. Barb Hughes

    I know we have decided to see you as often as we are able in the remaining time we have available.

    Your family is as dear as “family” to ours. The precious times we share in fellowship are remembered fondly for a long time. Some day we will only have memories of those times… until we are all together on the other side.

    What a day that will be!

  4. Angie (Delovino) Acosta

    Pastor Blue, Thank you for being such a wonderful pastor. You and Mrs. Blue have such a special place in my, and my family’s, heart. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for taking the time to do a blog, I really love reading your writings, and keeping up with what you are up to. I love you and miss you dearly.

  5. Jason Lieberg

    I know you will be busy on your trip to Wenatchee, but my wife and I are in Wenatchee visiting her parents. I would love to buy you and your wife lunch, or coffee if you have time.

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