It is every parent’s worst nightmare—that something bad will happen to one of our kids.
That nightmare is happening now to a dear friend, Christian brother, and colleague of mine—known and loved by many of you. Professor Paul Louis Metzger’s son Christopher (a young husband and father) is in the fight of his life. He is in critical condition following emergency surgery for a traumatic head injury and is several states away from his parents.
Paul started a GoFundMe, Christopher Metzger’s Critical Care and Family Needs, to assist with medical costs and various monthly bills, groceries, and travel associated with this unfolding ordeal.
Here’s his latest post on FaceBook.
I wish to thank everyone who has reached out in a variety of special ways in support of my son Christopher, our daughter-in-law, our granddaughter, my wife, daughter, and me. Your prayers, meditations, and gracious gifts for Christopher and his family’s needs make such an indelible impact. Where would we be without God and you? Blessings on you all.
My son remains in critical condition. I would give my life for him. How I cherish my precious “Taka” and am so proud to be his Dad. I am rarely on Facebook these days and find it difficult to write. Nor am I able to provide any specifics. The letter I wrote at this site below presents all that I can say. I beg your forgiveness if you do not receive responses from me. Please do know, though, that you are such a blessing to my family. Grateful for you!
This brings back tough memories of the battle and long road to recovery we engaged when our little Arden was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. We will never forget the many friends who prayed us through and supported Arden’s GoFundMe. It meant the world to us.
Now I’m appealing on Paul’s behalf. Many of you are friends of Paul’s and will want to stand with him and help in this terrible ordeal. If you can donate, please do. Every little bit helps. Whatever you do, please join me and others who are praying for Christopher and his family, parents, and siblings.
Christopher’s wife is Keyonna, and their little daughter is Jaylah.
Paul and I have partnered on several teaching projects both here at Missio Seminary and in Portland, Oregon at Multnomah Seminary.