We are deeply grateful for your outpouring of love and prayers for Heartline Founder, John McHoul, who is recovering from a recent heart procedure.
Over the past few months, John began experiencing shortness of breath and chest pain. As his symptoms worsened, he sought the advice of Dr. John Carroll, a long-time friend who runs the organization Haitian Hearts. Dr. Carroll urged John to immediately seek medical treatment in the United States. John’s daughter, Morgan (who is also a nurse), agreed and began to make arrangements with a hospital in Florida.
On Wednesday, June 28 John traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida for testing. Doctors discovered significant blockage in his heart and he was immediately admitted to the hospital. On Friday, June 30, John underwent surgery to have seven stents placed in his arteries. The procedure was extensive but successful.
John’s wife, Beth, his children, and grandchildren have been by his side throughout this journey. John was released from the hospital and is resting and recovering in Florida. He is enjoying reading and spending time with family.
“I’m not feeling bored or antsy, but rather finding God in the wait and appreciating the place that we’re in. There are things that can only be learned in the wait. There are things that can only be learned in the lonely place, in the desert, in the quiet place, in the storm, and in the furnace. So I am thankful for this time and for the tremendous support of so many.” – John McHoul
Beth returned to Haiti on July 13 to spend a week taking care of some things at home and helping with Vacation Bible School in Corail. John has a follow up appointment with the cardiologist on July 19. We don’t know exactly when John will return to Haiti, but for now we are joining him in trusting God in the wait.
We are incredibly thankful for God’s miraculous protection over John, for everyone that urged him to seek medical attention, and for all of the doctors and nurses that have provided excellent care.
Please continue to pray for John’s recovery and health and for perfect peace for John and Beth during this time of resting and waiting.
We invite you to share an encouraging message with John and Beth in the comments below.