Matt Chandler Out of Surgery

Lauren, Matt Chandler's wife, said on Twitter after 10pm tonight...

He's out of surgery! He was able to recognize the surgeon--praise the Lord!

God is good! The next 24 hours in ICU are a big deal, so keep praying. More on the experience post-brain surgery. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Village Church on Twitter for updates.

Update near 1am (central time) 12.5.09...

Matt Chandler recognized his surgeon and was responding well after a seven-hour surgery to remove a brain tumor. The operation started at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. 

The tumor’s pathology report, originally thought to be available on Friday, is not expected until next week. Doctors were pleased with the surgery, especially after Matt responded to questions in recovery. He will remain in the hospital for a few days before being released. His wife, Lauren, is staying with him. Full recovery is expected to take several weeks.

On behalf of the church, we thank God for Dr. David Barnett, for his skill and thoroughness of the surgery.

Evidences of God’s grace abounded throughout the day, as people from all over the world prayed and fasted. A young woman came to faith through this situation, and time and time again, everyone responded with prayers and testimonies of God’s goodness and mercy. 

We will continue to post updates as they become available. Thank you for your continued prayers. Praise God for His grace. Praise Him. Praise Him.

Update Saturday 12.6.09...

The doctors have ordered Matt to get as much rest as possible in the next few days. For that reason and because his hospital room cannot accommodate many people, visitation is being limited to family members only until further notice.

Matt will have a CT scan done today as is routine after brain surgery, and he is expected to come out of ICU on Sunday. When praying, pray that the Lord give everyone patience as we navigate through the next few days of recovery.

We promise to update you whenever possible. Thank you for your testimony of prayers and for being the Church.