the song service was going on I noticed that he was holding his mothers hand. His mother
is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. As I got up to speak I had to mention that this was a
good son that had come to honor his mother and prophesied that he would have a long life.
After the meeting he called me into a room to talk. He was coming over from Ruston to
see his mother almost every day and it was hard to see her in this condition. He also told
me that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, cataracts and what he called trigger finger
(It happened that when he curled his right thumb up he couldn’t straighten it out again.) He
was facing three operations. The most important was the cancer. In Shreveport on the day
of the surgery and further testing he was released because they couldn’t find the cancer.
The cataracts cleared up and his thumb started working again. I prayed for him and his
mother. Troy is a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston.