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Akin resting after colon surgery
Baptist Press
September 05, 2009
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Akin resting after colon surgery

Akin resting after colon surgery
Baptist Press
September 05, 2009

WAKE FOREST — Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

President Daniel Akin underwent successful surgery on his colon Sept. 4 and is

now resting.

Akin had the scheduled surgery at the advice of doctors to

head off complications associated with diverticulitis, a digestive disorder of

the colon with which he has struggled for some time. While Akin’s condition was

not life-threatening, if left unchecked it could have led to more severe

problems, doctors said.

Akin now faces several days of recovery in the hospital and

at least of week of recovery at home in Wake Forest.

He noted how thankful he is for the kind words and prayers

that have been lifted up on his behalf by friends at home and around the world.

He said he is looking forward to returning to work both at Southeastern and on

the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force.

“God is sovereign,” Akin said. “He has His purposes and He

has His timing. We don’t question it, we accept it, even if we find it

difficult to do so.”