Sunday, October 2, 2011

You Guys are our jock strap

We have felt incredibly supported through this dark night. Prayers from Kenya, Brazil, Germany, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Missouri, California, Maryland, Wisconsin, and Minnesota have been sent our way.

It is humbling and we have sensed God's nearness.

Need you now more than ever. The little bean has some really big tests tomorrow to find out the damage that has been done to her little heart. We need to know if there are parts of her heart that are 'hibernating' or if they are dead.

We are asking that you would join us in praying that God revives Chaia's heart and that the cardiologists are deterred from decisions to give up or transplant. We will be fasting from midnight until noon tomorrow. We invite you to join get on your knees and cry out to a God who bends His ear. We want God's glory to be leveraged through Chaia as He sees fit. She's His.

Shaina and I are brought to tears with the love we have felt. It is the body of Christ full throttle and we are humbled. But this is our greatest hour.

Love this Word from Ezekiel (Message)

24-28 "'For here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I'll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I'll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I'll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that's God-willed, not self-willed. I'll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. You'll once again live in the land I gave your ancestors. You'll be my people! I'll be your God!

Plead with us for Chaia's heart.


Anonymous said...

Ben and Shaina and Chaia,

We are praying for you all in NJ!

Love, Abbie (Miller) Messenger and family

Anonymous said...

Willard Church of the Nazarene is praying for all of you. Lean on God for His strength. Phil. 4:13 reads, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Praise the Lord for His strength.
In God's Love,Pastor Doc and Sheila Burrows and the Church Family

Anonymous said...

Praying and fasting with you...Dan

Anonymous said...

Will be praying and fasting with you. Lord hear our prayer!.......In God's love, Pam and Jeff

Anonymous said...

Thompson Trio - We are broken for you and we are relentless in our prayers...There is no task too daunting for our God. We believe.


The Shamps

Anonymous said...

Ben and Shaina, Bruce and I are fasting and praying with you. We love you and precious little Chaia! We have faith in Him. Love, Sharon and Bruce

Anonymous said...

We're with you...praying and fasting too! Love, Roberta & Paul

Anonymous said...

We are praying for your miracle, Ben, Shaina, and Chaia! Trusting our loving Father to give you strength in the days ahead.

Scott and Cathy Imhoff

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

Ben and Shaina, my heart goes out to you and Chaia. I wish you could've heard our guest pastors sermon today. It was about Gods ability to heal the broken hearts. Nothing is impossible for God. I know you guys believe in miracles and so do I. I am joining you in your fast and will be on my knees asking God to place His healing hand on Chaia's lil' body.
Love you guys,
Michelle N. I blogged a lil bit about his sermon today.

Jackie Thompson said...

You know that I'm with you in thoughts, prayers, and whatever I can do to help. I've always wanted to be a jock strap!!!
Love you dearly, Mom

Anonymous said...

I'm fasting and praying with you. May God heal Chaia and give you both the strength you need during this time. It was so good to see little Chaia awake yesterday.

Tammy Yoder

Anonymous said...

Fasting and praying with you all today for Chaia and her parents and family. Praying for a miracle and asking God to see you through. My friends are joining in this prayer.
Judy McKinney and family

Anonymous said...

The Great Physician, Healer, Comforter, and Supporter is holding you all in the palm of His almighty hand. Praying, praying, praying! Jack and Barb