Have a blessed Christmas, 2021

December 13th, 2021

This past year we sure have needed your prayers, starting in January, with both of us coming down with Covid, and especially my 22 days in the hospital. Praise the Lord, I fully recovered and was able to enjoy a full and fruitful year. Now, over the past two months, Mur has been in and out of the hospital, had a heart valve replacement, and a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted. The procedures went well, but she will need to take new meds to strengthen the heart to pump more efficiently. This is a need for continued prayer.
We have been blessed this year with the addition of 4 new great granddaughters! That means we are now a family of 40! What a blessing.
The ministry continues to keep us engaged, both in the radio outreach and personally meeting with individuals. What a privilege it is for us to serve our great Savior and Lord.
Have a great Christmas. We love you, Lud and Mur


December 6th, 2021

Instead of Home alone, I’m happy to update you, Mur was released from the hospital, and I happily brought her home. Both of us have been resting well and are getting caught up on things around the house today. We have started a new normal: She has a new heart valve, a new pacemaker/defibrillator, restricted movement of her left arm and no lifting of more than 10 pounds for six weeks. All of this, and more, gives new meaning to me on what Peter said in 1st Peter 3:7 – “Husbands…be considerate as you live with your wife, and treat her with respect as the weaker partner and as heir with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”
With Thanksgiving Day behind us, Mur and I want to thank all of you who have been praying for us. It’s amazing how many have been praying. God did answer your prayers. Throughout the last two months of this journey we have seen specific answers. At times we had to patiently wait for the answers to come. It wasn’t always easy to rejoice in the waiting room, but we worked at it. In the end, we saw how God was working all things together for our good (Romans 8:28). Again, thank you.

Special update

October 29th, 2021

In a recent update I shared how Mur experienced shortness of breath on a couple of occasions, leading to a morning two weeks ago where it was more intense along with some pressure on her chest. We called her Dr. who encouraged us to go to an emergency center. This led to hospitalization and further testing which led to a preliminary diagnosis of Aortic Stenosis. Further testing led to the conclusion she needed open heart surgery. After consulting with a Doctor friend, we asked for her to be transferred to Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, which led to further testing, and ultimately deciding for Mur to get a TAVR procedure, “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.” This was done on Wednesday, October 27. Today, the 28th, she was released to go home – The procedure was successful! Praise The Lord! We had asked you all, and many others, to pray for God’s guidance, good Doctors and a positive outcome. God did that and far more, fulfilling what Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:20-21, “God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the

Celebrating 45th anniversary for Fellowship Bible Church

September 3rd, 2021

On Labor Day Sunday, September 5, Lud will be preaching at Fellowship Bible Church in both Worship Services, 9:30 and 11:00 AM. It’s hard to believe that 45 years ago, Labor Day Sunday, Lud preached at the first service of FBC, held in the Bainbridge Town Hall!!! What a wonderful faith journey this has been. Being a part of this story has been an amazing privilege for us. We are grateful for all who have participated in this adventure. We hope you’ll be able to join us on Sunday in person or on the internet.
We are also grateful for your faithful prayer support. The services we asked you to pray for last month went well. A producer of the Christian Courier Newspaper in Milwaukee, whom we met at the NRB convention in Dallas, TX printed the story of the Covid experience Lud had last January. Also, a few more radio stations are now carrying our daily radio program. Believe it or not, we have now produced 9,000 programs over the years! Pray that all that seed will reap a bountiful harvest for God’s glory.
A prayer request: I have been asked to speak two times at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Bible Broadcast Network on September 29. They have carried our program in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.
On a personal note, our latest great granddaughter, Micah Mary, was recently born to Jenn and Jordan Golz, and we are expecting two more great granddaughters to be born in October. We will then be a family of 40!! Rejoice with us, and Praise God for His blessing.

update from Lud and Mur, August ’21

August 10th, 2021

We trust you have had a wonderful summer so far. With schools starting so early in many places, it seems as though summer is almost over. I hope not. We’ve had a few days in a row that have been great, except the mornings are too cold to enjoy breakfast in our gazebo.
Do you at times feel like the disciples in Mark 5:31, “Because so many people were coming and going…they did not even have a chance to eat!” Observing this, Jesus said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Hopefully you have made some time, gone to a quiet place, spent time alone with Jesus, and got some rest! It has been said, “Beware of the barrenness of a busy life!”

Here are some things ahead of us this next month, and we’d appreciate your prayers.
1. We’re celebrating our 62nd anniversary on August 8. Praise God for His faithfulness to us and pray that He continues to bless us and our growing family.
2. I will be speaking at an outdoor service in Chardon’s square on Sunday, August 22. Then at Cornerstone Church in Middlefield on August 29th as a part of their starting to meet in their new facility. And I’m also scheduled to preach at Fellowship Bible Church’s 45th anniversary on September 5. I’d sure appreciate prayer for God’s blessing on these opportunities to share the Word of God.
3. We had a good time at the National Religious Broadcaster’s convention in Dallas, TX. Pray for God’s guidance as we follow up on some possible new ministry outreaches.