Missionary-Pastor Harold Draper underwent double knee-replacement surgery yesterday,[Thursday, 29 November] at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah KY.  The surgery went well, for which we praise God.  He and his wife, Ursula, faithfully served the Lord in Brasil for more than 30 years as missionaries supported through Baptist Faith Missions.  He is currently pastor of the Seventh Street Baptist Church in Cannelton IN.

I spoke with Sister Draper about an hour after the surgery, and she told me everything at that time was going the ways they had anticipated. He was in recovery, and the surgeons had told her the two replacements were successful.

They anticipate he will be there at Lourdes for maybe 3-4 days, and then be transferred to a rehabilitation facility for an additional 7-10 days. Estimated time for total recovery before being discharged home – maybe two weeks.

The hospital switchboard number is 270.444.2444. He is in room #618.

Ursula was corresponding with me from his cell #: 270.562.5523.

She [and he] are especially requesting that we continue to pray for them.