by: Steven Robinson
Bethel Baptist Church
1919 North 1000 East Road
Congratulations, Kaden Smith,
Class Salutatorian at Edinburg High School!!
We’re proud of you, Kaden.
We will hear from Kaden in
next week’s Bethel Newsletter.
Bethel Health Updates
From Linda: Thank you for all your prayers. We appreciate them. We are thankful for all our blessings and very thankful that Jody is in St. Louis now and not in New York. There are so many people who have lost loved ones all over the world and are in very difficult situations. We still have hope and feel God's hand at work.
Frank got good news from the specialist. His collarbone seems to be healing well. He needs to check back in 2 months and if everything is going as well as it has been, he will be released and NO surgery! YAY!
Evans, Rod & Martha (Cowell)
Rod is doing amazingly well. Until the heart rehab reopens, we are following a walking regiment at home. We are currently walking 45 minutes a day. Next week it will be one hour every day. Rod feels good and hasn't had any issues with medication or complications from the procedure. It is truly amazing. Rod's message to everyone is "Don't hesitate to call the paramedics.”
Daugherty, James Sr. (Lives at Hickory Estates)
James was released from the hospital. Jim drove him back to the estates, and he is doing fine at this point.
Meikle, Betty(Lives at Taylorville Estates)
From Nancy Andrews: Aunt Betty fell about 3 weeks ago, but she tells me that she is doing fine. She fell again Sunday. She was trying to open the refrigerator and fell backwards and only got a little cut on her arm. Today she says she
isn't sore, but she has bruises on her back. She says she is fine. On days that are nice, she goes out and walks around the circle drive, and she also walks around the inside of the building.
Pearson, Edna(Lives at Taylorville Estates)
I'm doing fine, and there is always somebody to talk to out here. Thankfully, I haven’t fallen anymore.
Greffe, Grace (Lives at Life’s Journey)
From Annette: Grace feels cooped up like the rest of us. She misses our car rides to the farm and Bethel. She also misses our stops at Tastee Treat. It’s hard to beat their lemon ice cream!
I’m doing fine. Keeping busy with watching t.v. and DVD’s, working puzzles, and playing video games. I turned 46 on April 2nd, and my grandson, Oliver, turned ONE on April 3rd. I haven’t seen him since the stay-at-home order, and I really miss him. I also miss my church family, and I hope we get to see each other soon.
Joe and I have not been severely affected by the quarantine. The paper route is considered a needed service. I have attempted to make some face masks, but haven’t been too successful. We need them in our common areas.
I like to work jigsaw puzzles, but Walmart’s shelves are almost bare. Imagine that! I also like to work other types of puzzles and read a lot.
My brother is sheltering in his home with his wife and kids. My sister is helping to take care of her daughter’s five daughters so that she can work. She is an RN.
White, Pastor Charles & Madeline
We are living in a retirement community in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights. It’s about a 30-minute drive from our daughter and her family. Our community is capable of 3 levels of care: independent living, assisted living, and memory care. We are in our independent condo duplex with our own car, kitchen, lawn, and flowers to enjoy.
Like all of you, we deal with the stresses of the Covid-19 threat, but are glad that so far, no resident here has it. We are very glad that the management is extremely careful and protective. No routine visitors are allowed, only essential. Meals are delivered to us.
I try to get out often and walk. Madeline, used to get over to the central dining room in our car, but more recently has preferred staying in bed much of the day.
In the past two years, both of us have had surgeries, either radiation or chemotherapy, and more tests than it’s easy to remember. Those things, along with visits to doctors have tapered down for a while, and we are glad! Neither of us has much surplus energy or stamina. Charles gets IV infusions about twice a month.
God is good to us, and we always appreciate your prayers.
The Ramsoondar Family
Jennifer is working at Taylorville High School to help get lunches out to the kids in the community as well as working at Taylorville Care Center. Makesh is at Caterpillar but is also helping out at Taylorville Care Center. Deenesh is finishing out his school year as well as working as much as possible. Alex’s surgeon gave him a Physical Therapy notice so he can start in 2 to 4 weeks.
To the Class of 2020: Congratulations on four years of hard work and dedication to your studies and sports. We know this isn’t how you would’ve liked to end your senior year, but we are all proud of what you have accomplished and your bright future.
Hey everyone, I have been working with my dad wiring homes and businesses. I have been doing my classes online. My assignments have been a lot of writing and research. I am ready for remote learning to be done. I don't see many friends other than my girlfriend, Morgan, due to the virus. My dad I did go turkey hunting in Brown County but didn't get one. I will be glad when we can get back to normal.
Heeeyyyyy!! It's Cambelle! I don't like remote learning! I would rather be at school. I miss being able to go to tumbling class and out to eat. I do see my friends, Kyleigh and Olivia, but we like to go places. The virus has made us stay at home. I hope everyone is doing OK. See you soon!
Being at home gives me more time with my family so I like that. God gives everyone challenges to show them how strong they truly are.
I have been learning a lot of stuff from online school. I like being at home because I can spend more time with my family. God made a good choice so we all do not get sick.
I miss my friends, but I like being able to sleep in more.
Tadd continues to do his school work on the computer. He has Zoom classes with his teachers a couple of times a week. He has also started his Taekwondo class via zoom.
Marlee’s school work is done on the computer via Zoom. Her teachers do “Pajama Parties” and read them bedtime stories. She has about one week of school left. Marlee also does her dance class through Zoom.
Marlee and Tadd enjoy spending time outside riding their bikes and their mini side by side.