Pray for Chuck - Don Moen
The multi-Dove Award-winning Don Moen is starting the new year with an urgent prayer request. On December 30th, 2017, Moen issued a personal prayer team update, requesting prayer for his longtime sound engineer Chuck Harris. Harris has been Moen's sound engineer for over 20 years and has built a strong relationship.
Here's what Moen had to say,
Most of you probably don’t know that Chuck has a kidney disease that has affected his mother and both of his sisters. 10 years ago, in March 2007 while I was in Ghana, Chuck received a kidney transplant for which Micki Ann was the donor. They have affectionately called Chuck’s new kidney “Sweet Pea.” The past 10 years have been pretty much healthy years for Chuck, and by God’s grace he has been able to endure our very intense worldwide tour schedule.
Every day for the past 10+ years, Chuck has had to take a number of anti-rejection pills in order for his body to accept the new kidney. Ironically, the pills that he has to take so his body doesn’t reject the kidney have also been slowly harming his kidney. Doctors say that the life expectancy of a transplanted kidney is about 10 years. We have consistently prayed for Chuck’s total healing; but over that past 2 years, his health has been declining and Sweet Pea is failing.
This decline has affected his blood pressure, water retention, exhaustion, and a number of other issues which he has bravely endured even through a very rigorous travel schedule. In the past 6 weeks we have been in Singapore, Kenya, Nigeria and all across Canada for a Christmas tour. As we sat together in the Vancouver airport about 10 days ago after finishing our tour, I could see Chuck was completely worn out, and his strength was gone.
After meeting with his doctor this week, he found out that his kidney is now only functioning at 7%, and the doctor strongly advised against going on this last trip with me this weekend to San Antonio and on to Toronto for a New Year’s Eve concert. He recommended going on dialysis immediately.
Obviously, this is a blow to Chuck and Micki Ann, and not the news they wanted to hear. He’s going through the process now of taking more tests in order to get him on a list to receive a new kidney.
More than my sound engineer, Chuck has been one of my closest friends for the past 20 years and I’m not ready to resign to the reality that he may not be able to tour with me again. I believe God has much more for us to do together and I will do everything I can spiritually and practically to see that he is restored to health again.
That’s why I’m asking you to pray. Please agree with me for a miracle for Chuck. Whether this comes instantaneously or through the provision of a new kidney from a donor, both are miracles. Micki Ann and Chuck have served my ministry selflessly for many years. Let’s stand with them now in their hour of need. Lift them up, believe for a complete healing for Chuck, and for God’s provision throughout this process.
I also wanted to let you know, in the coming weeks (with Chuck and Micki Ann’s permission) I am going to be sharing their courageous story with my larger network on social media. I want to gather as many people together as possible to pray for Chuck’s healing, and I also want to help meet the practical and financial needs they’ll be facing during the process. They do have medical insurance, however there will be expenses above and beyond what insurance will cover. I have authorized my non-profit Worship In Action to accept financial donations that can be used for Chuck’s medical expenses. Please prayerfully consider making a donation in any amount to Worship In Action and designate your gift for “Chuck Harris Medical Expenses.”
Thank you for your prayers for my ministry, my family, and my dear friend and brother Chuck Harris. May 2018 be a year of blessing, health, and healing for us all!
Please donate to Chuck's medical expenses at https://worshipinaction.kindful.com/