It’s Giving Tuesday and You Can Help Ed Boston Ministries

Today is considered Giving Tuesday, and I have never done anything like this before. Everything that’s a part of Ed Boston Ministries – from this website to buying business cards and everything in between is funded by Amy and I, except for about $100 this year.

Something that each person that reads this can do is pray for us individually and our ministry.

We have big plans for 2020, but with big plans come higher expenses. Would you consider helping our ministry by going to this link at our podcast host Anchor.fm then clicking the “support this podcast” link?

There are three donation selections $0.99, $4.99, and $9.99  monthly.

If a monthly program is not for you and you would like to give a one-time gift, you can go to our PayPal account https://www.paypal.me/edbostonministries and make your donation there.

We appreciate all of you and thank you for helping us spread the gospel of Jesus Christ all around the world.

Latest Podcast: Ed And Amy Talk Abortion Laws in the News

Here is the link to our Latest Podcast.

Ed and Amy give their opinions on the recent laws that passed in 5 different states that have heavily restricted abortions. Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and now it looks like you can add Missouri to the list. We give our reaction and comment on the reactions of others as well.

When you are finished listening, here’s a link where you can give your opinion about this show or any other topic you would like to share. Who knows, we may even play your comment on a future broadcast.

https://anchor.fm/ed-boston-podcast-network/message

Breaking News: Comedy Legend Tim Conway Passes Away

 

For those of us who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, Tim Conway is a comedy legend. Amy and I continue to watch and love old episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show”, and especially love the ones that Tim appeared in.

It was so funny to see Tim make his fellow actors laugh when they should have been in character during a skit. Harvey Korman could hardly keep a straight face in nearly every scene they were involved in on the iconic Carol Burnett show.

While the character Mr. Tudball was among our favorite characters, it was the “Oldest Man” that topped them all. Watch this short video clip of Tim Conway as the Oldest Man.

Amy and I are saddened by the death of one of our all-time favorites, and our prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans. May Tim Conway’s memory live forever, and what a blessing it is to still be able to watch him performing his craft.

Read the announcement of Tim Conway’s passing below this picture of Tim and Harvey.

Pastor Ed Boston

Tim Conway and Harvey Korman

Comedy legend Tim Conway, star of ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ dead at 85

Tim Conway, the Golden Globe Award-winning actor who embodied several comical characters on “The Carol Burnett Show” including the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball has died at age 85.

Conway died Tuesday morning after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to his rep Howard Bragman. His daughter, Kelly, told Fox News on Tuesday her father is “at peace now.”

“The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world will never be replaced, but will be remembered forever,” Kelly told us. “He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven.

“We knew he would have to leave us someday, but that day came too soon. When he used to hear the song ‘Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground’ he would say, ‘I want that played at my funeral.'”

Conway’s longtime friend and fellow star Carol Burnett told Fox News, “I’m heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being. I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He’ll be in my heart forever.

To read the complete article, click here to go to the Fox News story.

Announcing Ed Boston Ministries

We would like to introduce you to Ed Boston Ministries. We aren’t changing things, we’re just adding to what we already do. EdBoston.com will continue to be the hub for everything we do, and the Ed Boston Podcast will still be up and running as it has been since 2008.

So what is Ed Boston Ministries and what is different than what we have done up to now?

Here are several things that will be part of Ed Boston Ministries:

  • EdBostonMinistries.com website will be up and running very soon.
  • There will be weekly sermons (some new and some throwback from the past).
  • A brand new 24/7 RADIO STATION playing Christian Music along with sharing Sermons and Podcasts from our ministry sites.
  • The radio station link which for now will be Ed Boston Radio and which is now live is:   http://listen.samcloud.com/w/93506/Ed-Boston-Radio-Network#history 
  • There will be a place on EdBostonMinistries.com for you to contact us about having Pastor Ed come and speak for your event or Church service for one day or multiple services.
  • A brand new focus on Prayer, receiving Prayer Requests and sharing Prayer issues.
  • There will be opportunities to contribute to our ministry efforts. As we expand what we are doing, additional expenses are involved. The ministry has no source of income other than what we put into it. If we are to grow the way we believe God is leading us, then we are going to need the financial help of those who support us.
  • We will continue to publish interview podcasts, and we will also be adding additional podcasts on Biblical Topics.

Please be praying for Pastor Ed and Amy as they follow the call that God has placed upon them.

Amy and Ed

 

Update on Amy’s Medical Condition

Many of you may have noticed that the number of posts, podcasts, and other things coming from us have gone down since 2019 rolled around.

Since Thursday, December 27th our lives have been pretty crazy and Amy has had several medical experiences she would rather have skipped.

This story actually goes all the way back to September 7th, when she had a pacemaker implanted. The results of this procedure were, well in a word, horrible. Constant pain, sensitivity, pacemaker moving around, etc etc and that leads up to December 27th.

After consulting with a different cardiac surgeon, the decision to do a pacemaker revision was made. The procedure was scheduled at 2:00 pm, December 27th (times is important to the overall story).

About ten minutes before 2, the new cardiac surgeon (who we love) came in, asked the appropriate questions prior to surgery and told us that he would see Amy in the operating room shortly.

2 o’clock passed, then 3 o’clock passed, 4 o’clock passed and shortly after that, the surgeon walks in the room and closes the door behind him.

The doctor was obviously shaken up and said the following, “The procedure prior to yours went horribly wrong and I am in no shape physically or mentally to do your procedure.” He followed that up by apologizing over and over.

He personally set up the new procedure to be done on Monday.

Amy and I recorded a podcast discussing this entire scenario. Unfortunately, there was an issue with background noise in the audio, and we couldn’t post the podcast.

The reason we wanted to share that part of the story is that it shows just how we never sure what tomorrow holds. We are pretty certain from the doctor’s reaction, that the person having the procedure prior to Amy didn’t make it.

It’s pretty certain that when that person went to the hospital that day, they didn’t think their time had come. The procedures that day were done in an outpatient area which would imply that it wasn’t a high-risk item being done.

We are more than certain that the surgeon didn’t anticipate the outcome that happened. He had just visited Amy a few minutes prior to starting and his mood was good and cheerful, exactly the opposite of when he returned with the bad news.

The Bible teaches us that we aren’t promised tomorrow and the person in this story is a real life testimony of that fact.

Now on to the next part of this long report.

The procedure for Amy was done on Monday, December 31st and everything went fine. It was planned that she would spend one night and that’s what happened. The doctor said everything went as he anticipated.

Things were going well until Amy woke up Friday morning. Her left arm was swollen, all the way down to the tips of her fingers. A trip to the Emergency Room showed that Amy had a large blood clot and other small ones in her left arm that was blocking the flow of blood.

After an injection of a blood thinner, and an adjustment to the blood thinner she has been on since her stroke in February of 2017, we brought her home with the assurance that it may take a while for the clots to disperse but that the clot shouldn’t get any larger.

Sunday morning when we got up for church, her left arm and hand were swollen even larger than they had been. Another trip to the ER and the ultrasound showed that the clot had indeed grown larger.

She was admitted to the hospital Sunday evening with an IV blood thinner drip used to control the problem. 3 nights in the hospital and Amy is now back home. She has to give herself blood thinner injections twice a day for 3 months.

Her return to work has been set back at least a week, but she is now recuperating at home and looking forward to getting back into a routine.

We certainly appreciate all the prayers from all over the country that has gone out on Amy’s behalf. We are looking forward to an amazing 2019, even if it has started with a little bump in the road.