Saturday, June 27, 2009

URGENT Prayer for Sammie

Sammie's family needs our prayers immediately. Please visit her page and get the update from her parents and lift this family in prayer. They need comfort, encouragement and strength. Sometimes I feel helpless and then I remember that lifting up these families to a caring and loving God is the best thing I can do from here. If you feel the need to leave a note of encouragement i know the family will appreciate your prayers. Thank you, Hope

Click on the photo to get to the care page.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Prayers

Today I want to mention several fathers who will be blessed by your prayers today.

Dan's daughter Madalyn has spent the better part of the past two years in hospitals. Unable to eat and for the most part undiagnosed. He has spent countless days away from his wife and daughter to either work or take care of his other two children at home who are trying to keep some normalcy in their lives. Pray for blessings and continued endurance for Dan. Part of his family is away in yet another medical facility seeking answers.

Justin is Moriah's Dad. He works/lives in Southern California but travels North to visit his precious baby girl in the ICU. He adores his wife and aches for his daughter to someday be well enough to come home. Pray for Justin to be encouraged and blessed with a special moment with his sweet girl.

Todd and Adam are just two of the Dads experiencing their first Father's Day after losing a child. Both of their baby girls were born with numerous medical issues and fought hard to stay alive. They each have children still here on earth but without a doubt will be missing their sweet daughters today.

Keith who is celebrating his 19th Father's Day as a Dad but his 15th without his dear Katie whose valiant fight with cancer ended when she was only four years old.

My Dad, whose oldest son died within three days of being diagnosed with Leukemia and carried through one last wish that his little sister get married as planned less than three weeks later. Dad still speaks of Glenn with a tear in his eye and a breaking in his voice almost twenty years later.

I am aware that there are very many more Dads in any one of these situations. There are Dads serving our country in the military whose children will not give them a hug today. I am also keenly aware that there are those whose children have been blessed with health and full lives. As you celebrate today, please take a brief moment to celebrate these Dad who will forever see their role as a father in a different light. Dads who are split between home, work and the hospital trying to emotionally and financially support their families.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sammie Hartsfield

Sammie was diagnosed on November 24, 2006 with Osteosarcoma in her femur. After many tests and a lung biopsy the doctors have confirmed that it has also spread to her lungs. Please pray for Sammie and her parents as they continue in this painful, long hard journey. Click on Sammie's photo to get to her care page.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Families Helping Other Families

As we head into the Summer months and get busy with our vacations, activities and own lives, I want to remind you that there are still families in hospitals that need you to life them up in prayer.

This Sunday prayer focus is one of those families that is struggling with discouragement and the pain of watching their child in and out of the hospital. They have a Sunday ministry for families who are unable to attend church because of a sick child. We were in that position for a year and I so wish we would have known these folks at that time. Thank you for taking the time for even a short but fervent prayer.