Insight - May 2018

By Bill Agee, executive director, California Southern Baptist Convention on April 26, 2018

I am thankful to be back writing this article!

Each of your prayers for me — and for Pam — over the past few weeks has been felt and answered. On March 6, I underwent triple-bypass surgery to clear some blockages in my heart. This surgery was something of a surprise since I had no symptoms or pain or any indication of a heart attack.

Fortunately, the situation was discovered before any damage occurred, and surgery went ahead.

I am happy to report that it was a success and I returned to work on March 26, only 20 days after surgery. I am doing fine and am excited to be back on the road and doing what I truly enjoy. I plan to keep a schedule fairly close to home in April until everything is completely healed, then resume my full schedule.

Being a very active person, I have learned some things as a result of the surgery and downtime.

I realized (what I already knew!) that we have a very good team here at CSBC. I was able to unplug and disengage knowing good people were in charge.

I realized how much I really do enjoy what God has called me to do in California. I knew my calling here was not for a few months only so I fully expected God to respond the way He has responded, and He brought me back much sooner than even the doctors thought was possible.

I also realized once again how important prayer is in our lives. I am confident I am here at this moment because of the prayers of God’s people. I can never thank you enough for your steadfast prayer for me during these days.

So, what now? There are still things that need to be done and I am feeling stronger and more excited than ever to be about the task. I look forward to being with our pastors in their churches and attempting to be an encouragement to them as they minister in this great state.

There are great days ahead and I am thankful to know I will be part of what God is doing in California.

See archives of Dr. Agee's previous Insights.

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