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Monday 7/20

Sheila and I did the overnight with her taking the first half. It was a mostly quiet night for Luke. He rested most of the night with the exception of waking up a few times while coughing. We are still in somewhat of a holding pattern waiting for a couple of teams to coordinate their schedules together to be able to remove the respirator tube. As of 10:00 this morning, they say that it looks as if it will happen this afternoon. Specific prayer requests for today would be: 1) no complications with removing respirator, 2) as he wakes up, that he isn’t frightened or anxious, 3) that his eyes haven’t suffered permanent damage and will continue to be restored 4) and as always for complete healing and restoration of his neck and head.



July 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I have been praying specifically for Luke’s eyes and will continue to do so. Thank you for keeping us all updated on how to pray.

    Comment by Pam Michael | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. We are praying…. thank you so much for the updates!
    Gio & Jenie

    Comment by Jenie | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  3. Ben and Lindsey, hang in there. Deuteronomy 29:29 is a good verse … didn’t realize it was in the Bible until yesterday! I remember the first night … ground zero so to speak, God gave us the word of faith .. “Luke is going to make it”. Truly God is good! Praying for you.

    Comment by Ed Heatwole | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  4. Lindsey- I went to SCS and graduated with your brother and I remeber you from there! I saw this blog on Shea’s Facebook profile and have been checking it daily to follow Luke’s progress! It has been truly awesome to see God answering prayers! My 9 year old son asks everyday about what’s new with Luke and every night when we sit down for dinner and pray he asks God do to heal him! We are praying for continual healing for Luke, strength and peace for your family and wisdom for the doctors! We ask that God continue to hold you all in his hand! (Eph. 6:18- Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need.)

    The Boswell Family
    James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will recieve the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

    Comment by The Boswell Family | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  5. I have praying each night for luke to heal . He is a fighter and with the lord hands it is double the fight.. Thanks so much for the updates on luke I check each morning and evening to see how he is doing… May god be with Luke and his Family.

    Comment by Karen Bush | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  6. I am praying for Jesus to be with you each step of the way and that you will sense His presence every slow minute of this wait……..Praying the Holy Spirit touches Lukes eyes and wraps him in His arms today, that Luke will wake with no fear!

    Comment by Jessica | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  7. Just wanted you to know that people from all over are praying for Luke. I heard about your family from Steve and Sarah Snavely- we are friends of theirs. We live in Ohio and having been praying for the complete healing of your precious son. So thankful to know the Great Physician:-)

    I was just hoping to encourage you- to let you know people you don’t even know are praying!

    God bless,
    April Isaacs

    Comment by April Isaacs | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  8. Thanks for giving us specific ways to pray, today, Chris. As you all WAIT UPON THE LORD, I pray your strength will be renewed……rejoicing for ALL that God has done in these last 14 days and rejoicing EVEN MORE, for what I know He will continue doing!

    Comment by Jessi Cooper-Bowditch | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  9. I know the waiting is hard! I will keep praying for you guys and Luke. God bless!

    Comment by Virginia Yoder Stoltzfus | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  10. We have been praying for Luke and his family. We will continue to pray for comfort and peace as the respirator tube is being removed, healing of his eyes, head and neck. It is nice to see such a team effort from Luke’s whole family and thank you for sharing your excellent example of faith in our Father. God is so good!

    Comment by Chad and Dawn Barnett | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  11. thanks for giving us specific prayer requests. May God grant all your wishes and heal Luke as He increases the faith of all who are watching this story unfold.

    Comment by cindy hochstetler | July 20, 2009 | Reply

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