Good morning, Prayer Warriors!
I’m excited to be back with you at the throne of our Savior this morning! It has been a busy couple of weeks and though we’ve had a blast, (I’ll share more about that next week!) summer is, sadly, winding down. For me, the best part of the end of summer is the beginning of a new school year and a return to routines. I LOVE the freedoms of summer for a season, but I definitely THRIVE on routine. 🙂
Let me get you caught up on a couple requests we have been praying for…
• Thank you all SO much for the sweet prayers for little Ian and the Davis family. If you missed their story you can catch up HERE. All the comments on the blog were such an encouragement to Lesily and her family! Ian is adjusting to the new “normal” of life with a Halo. He continues to shine that bright smile even as he faces such challenges. What a demonstration of God’s grace!
Tami has been busy making “altered” T-shirts for Ian – sewing in velcro that allows him to put shirts on over the Halo. Here they are modeling his new wardrobe:
While Ian is doing remarkably well, all things considered, the family needs continued prayer! Please pray that the bones in Ian’s spine are fusing together correctly. They will be going for a visit to the neurosurgeon on Friday of this week to take a look. Pray also for Lesily as she adjusts to taking care of Ian without extra help. She’s had family members staying with them the past couple of weeks but everyone has now gone home! Pray for daily strength to serve Ian and her family with joy. The Halo makes even the simplest tasks, like a trip to the bathroom, a challenge! They have to be extremely careful that Ian does not get bumped or fall. Even walking from room to room poses a great risk since Ian can’t see his feet or any obstacles that might be in his way! Pray for eyes to see ministry opportunities that God gives them as they interact with medical personnel, friends and family who are watching this journey unfold, and even strangers on the street. May God continue to shine His light through Ian and all the Davis family!
• Please pray for Anh, Deb’s mother-in-law. We have been praying for her off-and-on for nearly a year now as she has struggled through bouts of vertigo (dizzy spells). Initially, Anh had been diagnosed with a concussion as the cause of the vertigo, but as the dizziness has persisted, they have been exploring other medical explanations. There have been times where the vertigo goes away but it has returned and I’m sure that is both frustrating and scary! Pray that Anh and her husband will be trusting in the Lord and seeking His wisdom and answers. Pray that the doctors would quickly find a clear cause and a clear solution for her condition.
• Praise the Lord with us for a super week of Vacation Bible School at our church! The Lord brought over 100 kids to VBS this year (about half of those children were not from our church!). It was exciting to see everything come together as God used so many gifted people to make it all happen. As part of the week, we got to participate in packing meals for Kids Around the World. This amazing organization sends pre-packaged meals of rice, beans, dried veggies, vitamins, etc. to third world nations. In a couple hours, the VBS kids and their families packed more than 5,000 meals that are going to Haiti! Here is a photo of me and my kiddos getting ready to measure and weigh food packs…gotta love the hair nets! 🙂
• Thank you for your prayers for my family as we said goodbye to my grandpa and held his funeral service. It was everything we hoped it would be – a great tribute to his 90 years and also a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel! Though it was a painful day, I was so proud of my dad and the way He boldly shared Scripture in the beautiful eulogy he wrote for my grandpa.
If you have a prayer need or a praise report you’d like us to share here on the Throne of Grace blog, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us by leaving a comment below or emailing us at:
Requests received by Friday at noon will be included in the following Monday’s Prayer & Praise post.
Make it a great week!