“The sick … shall recover” (Mark 16:18).

Daniel and Susan Segraves

Near Father’s Day 2021, I was diagnosed with a disease heard of by few people … smoldering myeloma.

My primary care physician had noted something of concern in my annual bloodwork, and she recommended that I see a hematologist at least some time within the next four months. It was my understanding that it can be difficult to get an appointment with a doctor with the necessary skills. The Lord opened the door for me quickly; I had an appointment the next day.

My diagnosis called for a two-year plan of treatment. Over this time, I experienced a significant change in lifestyle, limiting travel, physical movement, and speaking engagements.

Today, on May 23, 2023, at 1 p.m., I met with my hematologist and received the good news that my bloodwork is normal and that I can discontinue the medications. I will not need to see this specialist until August 23 of this year for a follow-up examination. In the meantime, I can travel and teach. In other words, God has enabled me to reassume a life of health that I can live for His glory.

I have experienced the healing hand of our Lord!

It seems significant to me now that when Tim Gaddy, the district superintendent of the Arkansas District of the United Pentecostal Church International invited me to speak at the Arkansas District Camp Meeting in July of this year, he asked me to teach on the subjects of the Gifts of the Spirit and Signs and Wonders. He made this request before he was aware of my diagnosis.

I hope to see some of you at this camp meeting. As I frequently mention when I am in Arkansas, my spiritual roots run deep in this state. It is where I was baptized with the Holy Spirit as a young boy during the 1950s. This was in Rector, where my father, Glen Segraves, served as pastor from 1953 to 1959.

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The Arkansas District Camp Meeting is scheduled for July 11-14, 2023.

Tim Gaddy, District Superintendent for the Arkansas District of the United Pentecostal Church International, has asked me to teach at the upcoming Arkansas District Camp Meeting. The Camp Meeting will convene on July 11-14 at the campgrounds in Redfield, Arkansas.

I am scheduled to teach at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on the topics of the Gifts of the Spirit and Signs and Wonders. Other speakers include Joel Urshan, Stan Gleason, and Elias Limones.

I appreciate this opportunity and look forward to sharing fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ in the Arkansas District.

My spiritual roots run deep in Arkansas, where my father, Glen Segraves, was pastor of the church in Rector from 1953 to 1959. It was in Rector that I was baptized with the Holy Spirit.

My wife Susan and I are grateful for the invitation to come to Arkansas once again. Many of you know the story of how our Lord brought us together. We are now in our tenth year of marriage! God has been good to us!

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