Tuesday, July 1, 2008

President Price

Craig had an amazing mission president. I've met him a few times, and his is an incredible man. He and his wife have been either mission presidents or serving missions for probably the past 10 years. They've served in Russia several times, and in China. He is seriously one of the most boisterous, dynamic, loving, and genuine men I have ever met. The last time we saw them they were getting ready to go back to China having just gotten home from Russia. About a month ago Craig got an email from Sister Price saying that President Price had cancer and was not doing well. Today we got good news, he's doing much better, but he is still in the ICU, unconscious and still on a ventilator. Believe it or not, this is an improvement for him, having already suffered pneumonia in both lungs, a collapsed right lung, sky-rocketing and plummeting blood pressure, full oxygen on the ventilator, mucus plugs, etc. She says while they have far to go, it does look like he's taking a turn towards recovery.

I wish I could convey to you how important President Price was to Craig's mission. How important he still is to him. Russia can be a hard enough place to serve, but beyond that President Price was a beacon to Craig at a very difficult time. I'm am so grateful for this man, I know that Craig wouldn't be who he is today if it weren't for his love and guidance. Everyone should be so lucky.

I have just one request of you all who might be reading this. Pray. Please, please, please keep President Price and his family in your prayers. They need all they can get.

This is a picture from Craig's mission: Vladivostok, Russia: President Price is seated on the far right. Craig is standing right in the middle of the second row.


Forever Young said...

Ashton and I will for sure.