One of my good friends and cohorts in ministry took a BIG fall about a week and a half ago. Mike Weaver started out at PromiseLand Central and now pastors a thriving church in Harper, TX. He has been a lifelong friend and mentor to me. In fact, he showed up with his parents to visit me when I was born. (I won’t tell you how old he was but he was young!)
All his life he has loved rodeo and it is a huge part of his ‘cowboy church’ in Harper. In fact the name of the ministry is “Wild Ride Ministries”. He lived up to the name 9 days ago when we was riding a bull and was thrown to the ground. After he landed, the bull pounced on top of him and for 30-45 continued to jump, kick, and toss Mike around. The rodeo clowns were trying hard to distract and pull the bull off of Mike. Finally, the bull moved on and Mike bounced up and ran out of the corral. He was holding his ear in pain and knew that the situation was not good. When he reached the side, EMTs met him and began to treat his injuries. Within moments they assessed that the injury was severe to his ear and called for a helicopter transport to San Antonio’s University Hospital.