Praying for So Young

From James:

Once again, I want to report something amazing that Ambassador Bible Church is doing for So Young: Peter Morris, the Children’s Ministry Director and a longtime friend of ours, has set up a prayer and fasting schedule for So Young in anticipation of the appointment next week to determine whether the tumor has become fast-growing.

From tomorrow (Monday, July 18) through next Sunday (July 24) you can sign up to fast (give up) a meal and pray for So Young, and “round the clock” July 24 – 25 you can sign up for an hour during which you will pray for her. You can sign up for everything online. It’s easier to understand if you see it. Just click here.

To help those who are praying for So Young, I have added a new page to the blog: Prayer Requests. We know that there are many, many needs out there, not just ours, but we are grateful that you are remembering us, too.

This is just one of the gifts we received this weekend. Mom and Dad watched the girls while we went on a local getaway for So Young’s birthday, which will actually be this Wednesday. So Young received a beautiful, embroidered jacket from my Aunt Cynthia, along with an inspirational book. We received several days of food from our friend Caroline. Mom also presented So Young with a delicious birthday cake that she commissioned from our friend Stephanie, the proprietor of Sweet Jubilee Cakes.

Also, earlier in the week, So Young heard from Sara that someone wanted to donate their bib number to So Young so that she can run the Marine Corps Marathon in October. So Young had to decline because she is taking a break from full marathons this year, but that’s a very thoughtful and generous thing to do.

I wanted to share something from a book I’m reading called The Overcoming Life by D.L. Moody: “…We walk by faith. Second Corinthians 5:7, ‘For we walk by faith, not by sight.’ The most faulty Christians I know are those who want to walk by sight. They want to see the end — how a thing is going to come out. This isn’t walking by faith at all — that is walking by sight.”

I found this convicting because honestly, I am often one of those who wants to “see the end.” That will drive you crazy in this life, because there is no end to the ends you’ll be anxious to know. It is better to “let tomorrow worry about itself,” as Jesus said. We may as well acknowledge our blindness to the future anyway rather than worrying about it, praying and hoping for the best, which is what God wants for us anyway, even if we don’t agree with him about what that means.

Here are a few photographs from the weekend.

Mom, the Girls, and One of the Kitties

Mom, the Girls, and Cheddar

Purple Shirt

Guys Can Wear Purple Shirts, Too, Right?

Birthday Cake

So Young with the Awesome Cake!

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3 Responses

  1. Without ceasing, my friends. So much love to you.

  2. You are one loved family 🙂

  3. I just want to thank everyone for their prayers and many sacrifices. It is not unusual for a mom to pray for her children. It is very unusual for such a long term commitment to love an unrelated family to so much prayer and demonstration of concern. This is a clear demonstration of Christ’s love for us through His people.

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