Thursday, September 11, 2008

Prayer Request Update & September 25 Day of Prayer

Last week I asked for prayer, healing prayer, for a little three year old boy named Tanner and a friend's former partner, Juls. Ya know, it is working. Not that I doubted it for minute, but I wanted you to know that I am thankful for your lifting them up to God.

Tanner is now able to resume his wagon rides down the hallways, and today he ate a nutrition bar, solid food for the first time in months. He still has his feeding tube and receives enteral feedings daily, and he still has the trach so he can breathe while the chemotherapy works on getting this Juvenile Xanthogranuloma under control. The hope is that the chemo will eradicate it entirely, thereby sparing his internal organs an attack that his throat and vocal cords are enduring. Good news indeed. He may get to go home this Friday.

Juls is somewhat better. I don't have a picture of Juls so imagine a beautiful, active woman struck down by this devastating disease. The pain is lessening in micro increments [its the only way it can be described]. Her spirits are better than they were but she also knows that there is no cure, and she will have to deal with her MS the rest of her life. All the same, her condition has improved.

[hand over my heart, and bowing slightly, and humbly] Thank you.

Remember the MDG's? Well Mike Kinman+, bless his heart is an MDG crusader. He has occasionally visited the ol' blog but I have gotten to know him a bit better through Facebook. Come and meet him here on his Facebook page.

To know more about the September 25th Day of Prayer in Support of the MDG's, you can visit the Facebook page that outlines exactly what it is, what its for, who it benefits, what you will need to do, and where you can do it. So, kindly mark you calendars for September 25th.

If you don't want to become a member of Facebook but would still like to participate, you can go to the web site for the Day of Prayer. I know what I'm going to be doing that day, and what I will be putting in the parish offering plate that next Sunday. This day is sponsored by the Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, that thing that my Rev Anne and thousands of other Episcopal priests gave homilies about this last Sunday. Of course before the homily could be delivered, the Gospel had to be read by--in our case--The Reverend Deacons Meredith Pech and Carol Howser...awesome reading, but then it always is when these godly women read aloud the truly good news of Jesus, our most gracious Lord.


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