Thursday, December 9, 2010

4- News on Nathan

Hi Everyone!

We had a great day!  We had a hard day!  We trust with every thought -- holding it captive!!

Nate had the ventilator tube removed.  He was very restless, and uncertain as to what was going on.  However, When his nurse asked, "Who is holding your hand?"  He slowly looked over at his dad, and answered, "His name is Mark."  We are thrilled that he is improving.  However, his process is delayed.  We have yet to know how much work we have ahead of us.  We continue to trust!  God knows our need, before we cry out to Him!

Please pray:

1.  We trust Him with all that we are!

2.  That we keep our hearts pure before Him -- forgiving - etc!

3.  Pray for the "SPEEDIEST" recovery!!!  For those of you who KNOW Nate, know that he is not the most "patient" "patient" he could be - but, we want to be patient for the IM-patient!!

4.  Again and again and again... pray that God is glorified!!

Love you all!!!!



  1. Praise God for this news! Will continue to keep you all in prayer as you requested. So happy for you Julie, Mark, and family! God is good!

  2. Praise God! I know it seems that progress is at a snail's pace, but Nate is recovering and God has complete control! We love you all!

  3. Dear Lord,
    You know my friend/family member so much better than I do. You know his/her sickness and the burden he carries. You also know his heart. Lord, I ask you to be with my friend now, working in his life. Let your will be done in my friend's life. If there is a sin that needs to be confessed and forgiven, Lord, please help him to see his need and confess. Lord, I pray for my friend because your Word says I should pray for his healing. I believe you hear this earnest prayer from my heart and that it is powerful because of your promise. I have faith in you to heal my friend, but I also trust in the plan you have for his life. Lord, I don't always understand your ways, and why my friend has to suffer, but I trust you. I ask that you look with mercy and grace toward my friend. Nourish his spirit and soul in this time of suffering and comfort him with your presence. Let my friend know you are there with him through this difficulty. And may you be glorified in his life and also in mine.

  4. I praise the Lord that Nate woke up and is breathing on his own and knows his dad. I thank God that he has access to the finest medical care that exists. I give God glory that Nate loves the Lord and wants to serve Him. I am so grateful that Nate has a faith-filled and loving mom and dad who have been and continue to be by his side.

  5. Oh, what beautiful words. Yes, his name is Mark.

    I guess patience will part of the healing process for all of us--patience has within the word "passion" which has to do with suffering. Compassion is "suffering with." So bless the three of you as you "compassion" together. We compassion with you from here and hang on to every new word.

    Love you guys,

  6. Praise the Lord for His goodness, His faithfulness and mercy!!! This is excellent news and I will pass it on to all our brothers and sisters that are praying for Nathan. We will continue to pray for his recovery. Love you all so much. Will, Tweeny,Roman,Nolan and Nikki.

    "I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in Him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13.

  7. PRAISE GOD!!!

    I almost said I'm amazed at how you're continuing to be so clearly trusting, BUT I know why that is: God is in control! I am (of course) continuing to pray and grateful for His faithfulness and this goodness from Him (yesterday and) going forward!

    Love to you ALL,

  8. Praying continually!

    Our father will not give us more then we can handle.

    The faith of a musturd seed can move mountains. Collectivly our seed is surely the size of football. Christ is and will move this mountain.

    Tell Nate I said hello and not to make me come over there.

    Play worship and praise in his room or headphones.

    I love your family.

    Jesse and Diane