Prayer for Dr. Newt Wilson

Our friend Newt Wilson and his wife Becky need the prayers of our Belhaven family.

Newt served as president from 1986 to 1995, and now serves on our Board of Trustees.  He was also dean at Belhaven, a faculty member, and began at Belhaven as student.

I talked with Becky earlier this evening and she shared with me that Newt’s condition is serious but hopeful – they need our focused prayer.

Newt has autoimmune hepatitis and they are hopeful that he will receive a liver transplant.  They will meet with a specialist at Tulane Medical School in two weeks, but first, they need to stabilize Newt’s severe abdominal infection.

Their immediate concern is that Newt will be able to begin eating solid food again, and the antibiotics will eliminate the infection in order to clear the way for the possible liver transplant.  He is expected to be released from the hospital on Friday, but that will be determined by how he progresses in the coming hours.

Newt and Becky have given their lives for Belhaven University and right now, need our prayers.  I hope you’ll join with me in supporting them in prayer during this difficult challenge.

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