Derek Lambert, pastor of First Baptist Church in High Springs, is recovering well from his surgery on May 19. He has left the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center and moved to a nearby hotel. UAB physicians require kidney donors to remain near the hospital for one week after surgery.
According to Facebook posts from Lambert’s wife, Nichole, Lambert met the recipient of his kidney one day after both had surgery. The recepient is a 39-year-old mother of twins who already professes Christ.
"I am feeling well. I just made it to the hotel room for the next few days. No more poking and prodding on me!!!," Derek Lambert wrote in an email to the Witness on Thursday evening.
"I was able to visit with the recipient for several hours over a couple of different visits. She has been diseased for many years. Her recovery will be a long road. But she is expectant of good things to come."
"The surgery and recovery were not as bad as I expected. Don't get me wrong, they have been intense. But my pain has been managed well. I feel good. Just taking things slow."
To read the article about Derek Lambert in the May 22 edition of the Florida Baptist Witness, click HERE.
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