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An immediate prayer request as of right now, Thursday afternoon, is for Luke’s fever.  He developed a fever today and it is high.  Please pray!!

Update:  They attribute the fever to a urinary tract infection and it has come down to 103 as of 6:50.  Luke is scheduled for the OR at 8:30 this evening  to install the “G” Tube.

10:00 Update:  Luke just got back from O.R.  Ben says everything went well and his temperature is back down to 98.6!!


July 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I’m rallying our troops! Yes, we will pray.

    Comment by Linda Overholt | July 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Luke 4:38-39 “Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her.” We’re asking Jesus to help Luke — that he would stoop over Luke, rebuke this fever, and that it would leave him.” Hallelujah!

      Comment by Linda Overholt | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. I continue to pray for Luke. I have posted his story and your blog link on my own blog.

    Comment by Teri | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. Will be keeping him in my prayers. I realize that I don’t know you personally, but feel that I know your family through your postings. Luke’s story has touched so many hearts and lives.

    Comment by Brenda | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  4. We are with you in prayer… We are compassionately pleading (from the depths of our hearts) the blood of Jesus over Luke’s fever. And may you as Luke’s family know the holy peace of God that surpasses all human understanding. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

    kerry & kim

    Comment by Pastor Kerry | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  5. So many families, such as mine have been very touched by Luke.We pray for him daily and his family as well. He is a beautiful child that i am sure God will heal. God bless all of you!

    Comment by Angela Miller | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  6. We are sending up many prayers daily and will pray Luke’s fever comes down . All things have a reason and all these shall someday be revealed in God’s time. Lean of Christ’s love and strength as well as all who love Luke and you.

    Comment by Jeff & Donna Dean | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  7. Been keeping Luke and his family in my prayers and thoughts. Praying real hard for his temp. come down and heal.

    Comment by Karen Bush | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  8. Our family keeps Luke and your family close to our hearts and in our prayers. God is amazing and we are praying for Lukes fever and a speedy recovery.Our hearts hurt and are heavy for Luke and your family. Please let me know if we can help you in any way.

    Patiently waiting on the Lord’s return,
    Chris, Vickie, Jacob and Rachel Earman

    Comment by Earman Family | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  9. Praying for that fever to come down.

    Comment by Miriam Avrit | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  10. Love and Prayers

    Comment by Mary Helmuth | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  11. Ben & Lindsey,

    We have been following your blog and praying continuously for Luke’s recovery. We always enjoyed watching Luke and Andrew play in your old home in Bridgewater. We are now praying his fever will come down and he will continue to heal. Thank you for sharing your difficult journey.

    Comment by Rick & Barbara Miller | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  12. Praying hard. God will carry Like through this too.

    Comment by Joe and Esther Byler | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  13. Praying more than ever Lindsey and Ben….come on Luke, you can beat this.

    Comment by Christa Gitchell | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  14. Praying that the fever breaks completely!!!

    Comment by Gabe, Paula, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Samuel, Gabriel, Joshua | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  15. Praying for Luke and all of you for God’s grace and strength to sustain you each day.

    Comment by Richard & Carol Broadwater | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  16. Praying! Praying! Praying!

    Comment by Ricardo and Shelby Pedrotti | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  17. We continue to lift Luke before the Lord. Father, bless Luke, Mom, Dad and the rest of the family with the comfort of Your presence and continued healing touch this night.

    Comment by Vic & Tina Bright | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  18. Ben and Lindsey, our family continues to pray for Luke. As so many others have said, Luke is touching so many lives. It is awesome to the power of God and what he can do. I have been keeping in touch with Maretta every couple days as well. Thank you for updating us through this blog. I check it several times a day and look forwards to what good news might be posted! You ALL continue to be in our prayers!
    Stephanie Shull

    Comment by Stephanie Shull | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  19. I love being able to just log on and get updates on Luke and your family. I love the way different ones take turns writing the updates. I pass along the information to our church’s email prayer chain often. There are also co-workers who keep asking about Luke. Hugs!

    Comment by cindy hochstetler | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  20. You are in our constant thoughts & prayers!

    Comment by Darren, Rhonda, & Noah Warble | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  21. Our family is praying daily for Luke. Your family’s journey is difficult & heart-wrenching… May God grant you strength (and healing to Luke) with the prayers of so many being lifted up!

    Comment by Julie Stutzman | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  22. I have been so touched by Luke’s story. Though I don’t know your family personally, my heart strings have really been tugged-on by you posts. I’ve been checking your blog daily and praying for all of you. As a mother and parent of two boys and one girl, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I am empowered by your strong Christian faith in the Lord and admire you so much for the strength that you have shown. Your testimonies are a light to so many individuals. I just want you to know that many prayers are going up and being heard from Cleveland, Georgia. May God continue to bless and keep you.

    Comment by Mitzi Dunagan | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  23. Praise the Lord! We have been praying for Luke and his family constantly since we first heard about his accident. Thank you for keeping everyone updated through this blog. It touches my heart each time I read it.

    Comment by The Clarks | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  24. Praise God for more answered prayers, we will continue to pray and believe for complete healing.

    Comment by Dwayne | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  25. Praise Jesus! There is power in prayer!!!!!!!

    Comment by Gio & Jenie | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  26. Yeah!! God is at work yet again! I am so amazed with this great kid!

    Comment by Christa Gitchell | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  27. I’m catching up and seeing Luke’s progress. How amazing the support is all around is so uplifting. Luke is a very special little guy. I love him and don’t even know him.
    I continue to pray as I read each request and update!!

    Comment by Cindy Fornataro | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  28. Praying, praying, praying. Thanks for all of the continued updates. I know it has to be hard, but we have people praying all over the world for Luke and your family. May God continue to give you the grace you need for every day. His grace is truly abundant and there when we need it.

    The Mike and Barb Wing family
    and Grace Community Bible Church in North Platte, NE

    Comment by Barb Wing | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  29. “Thank you JESUS!!! He has heard our cry!

    Comment by Linda Overholt | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  30. Ben and Lindsey, Our family continues to lift Luke up every day at every meal and then some….. We have carted the lap top with us on a North Carolina vacation. We have been pleasantly surprised to get internet access where we had none in the past. I believe that this was God’s provision to us so we can keep up with Luke and how God is healing him as the prayer warriors unite! I do want to echo that Luke is in amazing hands! (of course, the Lord Jesus Christ.) But also Bill and I know first hand that the care at UVA can be phenominal! (especially at the ICU level) We have both worked at UVA in the 1980’s (we are dinosaurs!) We have been in the midst of Dr. Jane and know him to be top notch!
    I pray that the fever stays at bay, and tomorrow brings you more good news as Luke recovers and slowly awakens!
    Thank you for being faithful to update all of us as we pray!
    Kathie and Bill Long (BRCS)

    Comment by Kathie Long | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  31. Thanking the Lord that the procedure went well. 98.6 is my new favorite number!

    Comment by Karen Barlow | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  32. Ben and Lindsey,

    Aaron and I have been praying for Luke and you all, and also for the grandparents.

    glad the fever is down.

    Comment by Edna Gingerich | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  33. Thank you for keeping us all updated….it really helps to know how to pray specifically. I got an email from someone in Albania yesterday wanting to know about who Luke is and what our connection is. So, know that people all over the world are holding your family and Luke up in prayer. It reminds of of how Moses’ arms were held up during a battle. We want to be those “lifters” during this battle. With our love & prayers.
    Carol & Dave

    Comment by Carol Troyer | July 17, 2009 | Reply

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