A grandson of late evangelist Billy Graham is out of intensive care after being recognized with COVID-19, relations mentioned.
Jonathan Lotz, a North Carolina evangelical minister who heads Jonathan Lotz Ministries in Clemmons, was moved out of ICU at an undisclosed hospital, in response to a Facebook submit Wednesday by his mom.
“PRAISE GOD!!!” wrote Anne Graham Lotz, one of the Rev. Billy Graham’s 5 youngsters. “Praise our prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God! Jonathan has just been moved out of ICU. Now he begins rehab!”
Lotz’s mom introduced late Saturday that he had been hospitalized in “critical condition” after contracting the virus that has killed almost 4.2 million individuals worldwide and greater than 609,000 within the United States as of Thursday.
Jonathan Lotz is a North Carolina evangelical minister who heads Jonathan Lotz Ministries in Clemmons.Facebook
“Fifty years ago I could hold my son in my arms,” wrote Graham Lotz, who based AnGeL Ministries in Raleigh. “Now I have placed him in the arms of Jesus.”
Lotz’s sister mentioned he began displaying “signs of improvement” late Tuesday.
“His attitude has been positive the entire time!!” Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright wrote on Facebook. “My guess is the nurses must be fighting over who gets to care for him, because he is so sweet!”
Lotz Wright requested the general public to maintain praying for her brother’s oxygen ranges to enhance whereas thanking those that reached out to the household.
“The outpouring of prayers and support has brought our family to tears a bunch!” her submit continued. “We know we aren’t the only ones going through difficulty – so thank you for your compassion.”
Lotz preaches the “Gospel of Jesus Christ” throughout North Carolina and the US, in response to his web site.
A grandson of late evangelist Billy Graham is out of intensive care after being recognized with COVID-19.Getty Images
“Though he didn’t think it would ever happen to him, Jonathan experienced athletic disappointment, then cancer, then divorce, then unemployment,” the positioning reads. “Jonathan tells how God has brought him through challenge after challenge.”
His grandfather, the Rev. Billy Graham, died at age 99 at his North Carolina dwelling in 2018.
Graham was remembered as one of the twentieth century’s most influential spiritual figures for preaching Christianity to some 215 million individuals in 185 nations over seven many years. He was extensively thought-about “America’s pastor,” praying with 12 presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Reagan in 1983.
“I felt unworthy of the honor, and still do,” the famend non secular chief mentioned, in response to the Billy Graham Library. “But whatever else it means, it will always remind me of the generosity and friendship of a remarkable man and a warm and enduring friend, Ronald Wilson Reagan.”