Dear Editor,

At 9:15 a.m. on March 31, 2014, a man was shoveling snow at St. Peters United Methodist Church in Emerald, Pennsylvania. He was found by a neighbor lying in a pool of blood and rushed to the Lehigh Valley Hospital in critical condition.

We, his parents, were in contact with many churches in the Lehigh Valley to put him on their prayer lists. We were told that his prayer request was prayed around the world. How thankful we were to be told that.

The prayers were answered. He came home from the hospital after 11 days under careful watch because of his head trauma. He returned to work on May 15. It is still uncertain if it was a drive-by injury or if he fell.

We want to thank everyone around the world for all the prayers for our son, Troy Markell.

God does hear our prayers, and he cares.

Thank you, from his parents,

Doris and Bill Markell

Slatington