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Sunday Update

We had a day of rest and recharging.  Mom and Dad brought Maleah and Andrew up so that we could spend some good time alone with them.  We had a special time celebrating Andrew’s birthday, he will be 6 tomorrow!  He is such a sweet little guy who loves his brother so much!   Luke had a quiet day of rest also, and Ben and I are encouraged. His ICP has remained low and all other levels have been stable as well.  PRAISE GOD!  We found out this morning that Luke will have surgery tomorrow on his neck (cervical spine) to repair the ligament damage.  After this operation is complete, another doctor is going to come in and repair a bone on the side of Luke’s face (close to his temple) that is fractured.   We do not know what time the surgery will be, and may not know until the morning…we will post it when we find out. 

Please pray that God will give the doctors wisdom and that He will guide their hands.  Pray for Luke’s ICP level to remain stable throughout the surgery and after.  They are estimating the surgery will last about 4 hours, and he will remain under sedation afterward.  The days ahead are going to be uncertain and challenging for all of us, pray that God will surround us and give us peace.  Also, pray that God’s presence would fill Luke’s room tonight and for Uncle Jeff who will be sitting with him.  Pray, pray, pray!

We have given it all to God and know that He is surrounding Luke with His love and holding him in his arms.  Ben and I are ready to fight for Luke and show him how much we love him!



July 12, 2009 - Posted by | Week 1


  1. I am glad to hear he was able to get some rest. We will continue praying.

    Comment by Derstine's | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. It is nice to hear he was able to get sleep. We will continue to pray for the Yoder family and the doctor’s hands.

    Comment by Derstine's | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  3. We are so praying for you…….a prophetic word in church this morning was that God is hearing our request and there is an answer on the way. I just claimed that for you and prayed that the Holy Spirit would continue to surround you and your family.
    I’ll be remembering you tomorrow……….

    Comment by Jessica | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. You are and amazing young family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since this happened. We will be praying for a restful night for all of you and for a successful surgery tomorrow. We love you all!! Sandi

    Comment by sandimullet | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  5. Our family just finished praying for you guys tonight. I firmly believe God is wanting to do a miracle for Luke. Our church spent some time in prayer for you as well. We are praying for strength and healing for your whole family. God wants the glory!

    Comment by Harley, Christine, Andre, Mariah, Josiah, Candace Yoder | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  6. Hey guys, just wanted to let you know how great Andrews party went the Slip in Slide was a huge hit!!! He had a wonderful time and so did all the other kids, we missed you guys very much though. Carson was bummed the whole time though that he could not do it, so we promised him that when Luke and him are better we will do it again, that made him very happy. We are all so encouraged by the great news today that his levels are all so good. GOD IS GOOD! We love you guys so much and Lindsey I want you to know I treasure you so much as a sister-in-law and as one of my best friends. Anything you need just ask, I am here for you.
    Love Shea
    PS We got some great pics tonight!!

    Comment by Shea | July 12, 2009 | Reply

    • We are praying for all of you and trusting God. He is mighty to save!Our church at Blue Ridge all joined hands and lifted you all in prayer today. It was a powerful feeling. May God grant you all rest tonight and we are already thanking him for the works he is doing and will do in the days ahead. Thank you for taking time away to keep us informed. You all are indeed a very special family.We can’t wait to meet all of you. Please let our church know if we can help in ANY WAY!!Thank you God for your wonderful healing in this family. AMEN

      Comment by Gary And Darla Eavers | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  7. Lindsey,
    I am so glad to hear that Luke was able to get some rest today! I have and will continue to pray for your precious little Luke! I will be praying for the surgery tomorrow for Wisdom over his Doctors and for peace for you and your family. We love you all!!!

    Comment by LaShay | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  8. Will be continually lifting Luke, your family and all who are caring for him up in prayer. I don’t know you, but it is obvious that you have so many people who love and care for each of you, so that you are wrapped in the love of many.

    Comment by Brenda | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  9. We are so glad that you all had a good day! Tell Andrew Happy Birthday for us. We will pray for all of you that everything goes well tomorrow and that you rest in peace. I wish we could be there to hug you in person but just know that we are thinking of you constantly.

    Comment by Rich and Jolene Shue | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  10. oh Lindsey .. our hearts are full for you all and we are bombarding heaven with our prayers… and we won’t stop ! wish we were closer .. happy birthday to andrew and ben .. staying in touch with you and HIM!

    Comment by Bill & Debbie Mullet | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  11. I will be praying that the surgery tomorrow will go even better than expected and for peace and comfort for the whole family as you wait.

    Comment by Missy Simmons | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  12. I do not know the family but i have a real heart for Luke after reading his story because God recently healed my ankle that was broken in three places so that i could go on a missions trip to New York. I will be praying!!! God bless you all and keep that faith going strong like you are.

    Comment by jackson mayer | July 13, 2009 | Reply

  13. I am so inspired by you and your faith and trust in God. I am not sure why things like this happen, but I can tell you that God is using this to work in my life and bring me closer to him. I am sure that there are many others who feel the same. I went up to the alter call at church and they said they just wanted to sing over people with hardships and burdens, I went and lifted Luke and your family up. I pray that you will feel the praises of God’s people being lifted up on your behalf. Remember today God is in control and all of Heaven is singing its praises over you and God will give you the strength to climb this mountain and when you get to the top its going to be glorious.


    Comment by Melissa McCullough | July 13, 2009 | Reply

  14. Glad you could spend some quality time with Andrew for his birthday. I pray that Andrew will be truly blessed on his birthday, even though his brother is in the hospital and things are not normal. Happy Birthday Andrew!

    Comment by Ceci Gray | July 13, 2009 | Reply

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