Several LCG sources have emailed me today about Richard Ames. He was rushed to the hospital today complaining of slurred speech, headache, and numbness on his right side. It is feared that he has had a stroke. His doctors have been conducting numerous tests on him to determine the damage from the stroke. He has had health issues for some years now, which have taken a turn for the worse. With Ames out of the picture, Gerald Weston has free reign to implement his reign of terror. Ames, being the senior Evangelist was able to reign in the more abusive elements of the church. Many LCG members fear that protection is slipping away. If Meredith and Ames both die soon from their health issues, the Living Church of God is destined for major problems.
Tough times are ahead for LCG members
March 9, 2017
Greetings from Charlotte,
As some of you are aware, Mr. Richard Ames had a medical emergency this week but is now doing very well. He called for anointing, which we did, but felt it was prudent to have him checked out. His speech at times was slurred and he had numbness and weakness on his right side. Tests indicated that it definitely was a stroke. The good news is that he was released from the hospital, his speech is back to normal and he is able to move about normally. For this we are most thankful to the God we serve! Mr. Ames would like to convey his thanks for all the encouraging messages, as well as your prayers and support. I had an hour-long visit with Dr. Meredith this morning at his home. I updated him on the Work in general and shared with him some goals I have going forward, and he had a number of points of advice to pass along to me. It was a good meeting. Dr. Winnail arrived safely in South Africa after a couple of long flights and a long layover. He will conduct Church business meetings . He will also be conducting WorldPresentations. We are seeing a higher degree of interest from subscribers than we normally expect. We need more laborers in South Africa, as in all areas, and God may be moving people to get involved in that part of the world while there is still time to act.—GEW