Today while in church we received two phone calls and one text message. After reading the text we realized that Taft's mission president was trying to contact us.
Taft was in the ER because of abdominal pain. After tests and consults results showed his appendix needed to be removed. When we called he was waiting to go into surgery. He wished me Happy Mother's, said he will be going home later tonight and then wanted to know about his cousins Josh and Gil. I told him Josh received his call to San Deigo, CA ASL June 1 report date. Taft was excited.
After he went into surgery Sister Greer called me back. He got sick the night before after eating a member's house and had Costco hot dogs. He became really sick and couldn't keep anything including water down. Then he called Sister Greer Sunday morning and after discussion with medical professionals he was told to go to the ER.
President and Sister Greer, Bro and Sis. Richardson (where they live) and all of the missionaries from his Zone came to the hospital. After about 1 hour he came out of surgery and 1 hour later Taft called and talked with me again when he was admitted to the hospital. The doctors said he would be able to come home later.
Sister Greer said he could call and Skype us later in the week.
So grateful the Lord has a watchful eye on his missionaries. I know that because the Lord is in control that Elder Butler will heal fast and will soon be walking and talking with people about the gospel. He is doing what he loves and he will not let something like this stop him from his work.