Joseph is doing great (If you ask him, that's what he always says, and if you heard him you would believe him). They did the bronchoscope again on Thursday AM then again on Friday morning. Everything was clear this morning and they won't need to do it again. His breathing is doing great as well. His fevers have disappeared and he's getting bored. . . A good sign! They will move him back to Rehab on Monday, he is excited and so are they. The Rehab staff have been in working his muscles and preparing his program. They are terrific people and will be a joy to work with.
We have been surrounded by people who are extending themselves way beyond what anyone could expect, in order to serve and help. The IHC Insurance representative, Debbie Moore, who has come to the house to personally pick up paperwork, made numerous phone calls etc. and has even come to the hospital, not because of expectation of workplace rewards, but because she desires to bless our lives in anyway she can. Jamie McQueen is a friend from our Church History trip in October, we were brothers from first meeting. He has taken upon himself to help with our house project, he's in construction and it's one of his talents and gifts. He knows others who can help. Bill Yadeskie, our former bishop, is drawing up house plans. There are so many others. Why would so many offer so much? Because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a reality in their way of life. None of them have really thought twice about doing all they can to help, because it's the way disciples live their lives. We got a call from the non-LDS bus driver who shared some great experiences on the Church History trip. He and his wife are praying for Joseph and our family. They, like all of you, understand the reality of God's love for us and the efficacy of asking in order to receive. All of our lives are blessed through our faith in Jesus Christ and our works (prayer for example). Thank you all for showing your faith through your works in Joseph's behalf. We know Heavenly Father is listening and will provide every blessing and opportunity that is in Joseph's best long-term interest.
Some of the greatest miracles are the one's we are able to witness in the examples of His children. Tonight one of those great examples stopped in to see Joseph. Elder Richard G. Scott has so many important duties and responsibilities, but manages to spend time ministering "unto the least of these". It is clear to us if you want to see the face of God, you only have to look into the face of His children who enjoy His image in their countenance.