I am bumping this post up to request added prayers for Matthew L. He is not doing well right now and his momma says he needs a miracle. Please pray for that miracle. Please pray for comfort and peace for Matthew and strength for his mom and dad. Click the link in his prayer request to be re-directed to his Caring Bridge site.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" - Phillipians 4:6
We thought it would be great to really witness the awesome power of prayer. We have posted a few prayer requests since publishing the blog and are going to attempt to gather all of the requests in to one post, that we will continue to update.
Please be a prayer warrior for these fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and if you have prayer requests or thanksgiving to God, please feel free to either comment or e-mail Heidi or Mary. If you would like for your request to remain private please let us know.
We encourage you to pray bold prayers! In the book of Nehemiah we learn that it is important to never act without praying and never pray without acting!
We would also ask that as a prayer warrior you provide updates on the Lord's answers and response to your prayer so that we can be an encourager to one another.
Matthew L. (8-years-old)
Matthew L is the son of one of my Mary Kay "sister's". He was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of two and won the battle after cemotherapy and radiation. At his five-year checkup he was rediagnosed with this awful disease and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit receiving treatment. At this point (10/19/09) it appears as though he will need a bone marrow transplant. Matthew's family is very faithful and will find their strength in God, but pray for their continued perseverance and comfort. I will keep you all updated on his progress.
10/22/09 - Matthew's mom keeps everyone updated here. Please check out his story. Katie and Frank, Matthew's mom and dad, are PRAYER WARRIORS! They list specific prayers. I'll let you read their story, however please be praying that someone in Matthew's family is a bone marrow transplant match. Matthew is going to undergo heavy chemo in a very short period of time and the bone marrow transplant will be most successful if complete immediately thereafter.
Ashley - http://proverbs1v32.blogspot.com/2009/10/ashley.html
Deb Noll and her son John - Battle Against Ovarian Cancer
Our prayer is that this blog would serve as an encouragement to Heidi, Mary, and other readers. That it would challenge them to continue to grow in their faith instead of becoming complacent. We pray that it would be God-centered and contain only truth.
Compassion - The Organization, The Children, The Sponsors
Compassion is an organization that both Heidi's family and my family are involved with. Heidi has a great post about this on her blog. This organization makes it possible for the average person to minister to children and families abroad through sponsorship. We have now received two letters from our sponsored child, Thallison. It is so excited to hear from him! In his letter today he shared that he lives with his grandmother because his mom "didn't want such responsibility" and that he "is scared of his mother". Please pray for him. Please pray for the other children sponsored in the program, those that are not yet sponsored and those that work for Compassion.
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