Sunday afternoon, February 17, Charles and Pam Adams were seriously injured in a car accident. Charlie is Dean of the Natural Sciences here at Dordt and a member of our engineering department. Pam is a member of our education department. They were both transported from the scene by helicopter to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. A third person, the driver of a pickup truck also was injured in the accident, but not so seriously.
As I write this four days after the accident Charlie and Pam remain in critical condition with serious head injuries. Please pray with us for their healing.
Charlie enjoys doing “Plumblines” for KDCR Radio. I thought you might be interested in a few that deal with our human condition.
Update, March 31, 2008
Charlie and Pam are both recovering, although due to their serious injuries, recovery is a slow process for each of them. The engineering and education departments are making plans to have others teach their courses in the coming fall semester (Fall 2008) in case they will not yet be ready to return to their offices here at Dordt. Charlie was scheduled to teach two courses. The other faculty in the engineering department will be able to take both of those courses up by giving up some non-engineering courses that had previously been taught by engineering faculty. The education department is also making plans to cover Pam’s courses. Please continue your prayers for Charlie and Pam’s recovery, for strength for their families, and for the Dordt Community as we now work to maintain the continuity and strength of the programs and initiatives that Charlie and Pam have been so vitally engaged in.