From Amanda Roberts:
Please pray for a friend of my parents, Robert Shelby. I actually went to school with him; he was a couple years ahead of me. My parents met him several years ago and have kept in touch since.
Just over a week ago, Rob (or Pastor Rob) was swimming in a pool with his kids. He dove into the pool and didn’t come up. His three oldest sons rescued him, and the oldest (age 12) was able to resuscitate him. After being in surgery for about 5 hours earlier this week, he learned that he is now paralyzed from the chest down. But praise God! Since then he has felt a tiny sensation in his foot and is now settling into rehab in New Orleans.
Please pray for Rob and his wife, Amy, and their 10 children, ranging in age from in utero to 12. They live in Baton Rouge, LA and are members of Trinity Baptist Church in B.R. I could list a number of things to pray for; life has changed significantly for this family. If you pray for them and would like to keep up with his recovery, you can check out this blog:
O merciful God, Giver of life and health; Bless, we pray thee, thy servant Rob, and those who administer to him of thy healing gifts; that he may be restored to health of body and of mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.