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Hunter Durham: prayers from Columbia Baptist Men's Class

By Hunter Durham

Although my family had never gone to Dr. Phil as a doctor, we had great love for him and his family. An example of the types of things he would do included when my mother was in the hospital in her last days with cancer, he gave me later a picture of her sitting up in the bed smiling. A touching moment.

Dr. Phil was a member of our men's class at Columbia Baptist. Several years ago he made a recommitment to Jesus and was a steady attender. He very seldom missed a sunday. Provided the class with some extra fun. An example of his desire to be there, after he had had his shoulder replaced, a kidney replaced, he appeard with his hair as usual stright up in the air, a dress shirt and what I call long basketball shorts and shoes with no socks.

We could all tell he was very much in pain but wanted to be in that class. As men's classes go (at least this class) it's a great time of teasing each other.

Dr. Phil had one of those shoulder contraptions with a red ball on the end which he was to squeeze with his hand on the injured and replaced shoulder. We asked him to show us how and using the good hand he squeezed the ball. We acknowledge that it was the wrong had but he said the other hurt. So we all answered, "maybe you ought to go see a doctor and have it moved to the other arm."

We all laughed, including Dr. Phil who knows not only how to take a joke, but did many of his own.

We pray for him daily and also in our men's class.
--Hunter Durham

Writing in response to: Comments re article 83462 Prayers for healing for Dr Phil Aaron today

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