Get well soon, Don

I’ve been getting the CaringBridge updates about Don Ladd and his battle with blastic mantle cell lymphoma.
C. Don Ladd taught my first advanced lay speaking class, and he’s been a leading figure in lay speaking ministries in the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the church in general. He has an incredible, sweet, Christ-like spirit.
For several years, he was at the same church as Mrs. Mildred Bomar, and whenever I’d see him at some Methodist event he would always make a point of telling me that he’d spoken to Mrs. Bomar about me and how highly she thought of me. I was always just impressed and proud that Don remembered who I was, as many lay speakers as he’s encountered over the years.
Here’s a YouTube video from earlier this year of Don thanking people from the Tennessee Conference for praying for delegates to the General Conference.

Those of you who are inclined to prayer, please send some his way.