Pastor Andy Kaup of Bellevue Christian Center to Donate Life-saving Kidney to Fellow Pastor Walter Hooker

A church leader in the US state of Nebraska cried tears of joy as he shared with the congregation that he is getting a life-saving organ donation from his own lead pastor.

During last Sunday’s service, Walter Hooker, a senior associate pastor at Bellevue Christian Center in Nebraska said God had worked a miracle.

The father of three and grandfather of seven, has been battling with kidney failures for the last year and a half. Addressing the congregation, he said his kidneys had been functioning at about 10 per cent, which resulted in him having to do dialysis three days a week.

Consequently, Pastor Hooker was placed on the kidney transplant list at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in November 2021. According to the National Kidney Foundation, the average time frame for waiting can be three to five years at most centres.

Pastor Hooker said: “A couple of days ago I found out the UNMC has found me a donor. Incredible. I’ve only been on the list less than six months and because of the faithfulness of our God August 2nd I’ll be in surgery.”

He continued: “Folks, it does me great pleasure to introduce to you the donor that UNMC has identified as my match, but more importantly, the donor that God has identified as the perfect match, my friend, my pastor, Andy Kaup.”

As he joined pastor Hooker on the church’s stage, lead pastor of Bellevue Christian Center, Andy Kaup shared how God had moved him to become a kidney donor for his associate pastor.

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Source: Premier Christian News