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The doctor’s nurse called today to let us know, and I quote,  “Luke is free to do WHATEVER he wants!!!”.  YES! Praise God!  Our feelings at her words are hard to describe-relief, thankfulness,excitement, joy!  I called the school and talked to Mrs. Barlow (Luke’s teacher), I asked if she would tell Luke the news.  He has been waiting and praying for the results and that he would be able to go to PE and recess soon. Today he did both!  He’s been telling me to make sure I listen for the phone because the doctor is going to call.  When Mrs. Barlow told him the news his whole class cheered.  This also comes just in time for basketball season at school, which is his favorite sport.  Luke told the doc on Tuesday that is something he really wants to be able to do again.  We will take him back in 6 months for x-rays to make sure nothing has changed.  

Luke and Ben are headed to Durham, NC for the Duke game and Luke is thrilled.  Pray for safe travels and good weather.  This is going to be a great day for both of them!   Andrew, Maleah, and I will be watching on ESPN, maybe we can spot them.  Check back for pics of the big day!!!


December 5, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Amazing! Our God is an awesome God! Just a few weeks ago, I was reminded of how God worked in our daughter’s life – she wasn’t able to talk when she was 2 years old… she went thru several years of speech/occupational therapy – we believed God healed her…. well, just tonight she had a speaking part in the Christmas program for school! When I think back to the day when I wondered if I would ever hear her speak and then be able to sit and enjoy her participating in a Christmas program! WOW! God is good…
    I’m also reminded of the day we received the news of Luke’s accident and how several days later when I was praying for him – it was like I was seeing balloons – a celebration! Thanks for sharing and we will continue to pray!

    Comment by Joetta | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. THANK YOU JESUS! GOD IS SO GOOD! We celebrate this milestone with you all.

    Comment by Baker Family | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  3. YES!! – AMEN!

    Comment by David & Heather Shank | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  4. Lindsey and Ben-
    We are rejoicing with you .. we are so glad that God has heard your prayers. He has shown you favor. He truly is a God who he says he is. I’m so thankful to hear this awesome news today! Praise God! Blessings to your family this Christmas and New Year!

    Comment by Dwayne & Joy Yoder | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. We prayed for you all today as you traveled across the mountain to UVA. We are asking God for complete healing of Luke’s eyes! We serve a great Savior.

    Comment by Blue Ridge Christian School | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. I am so happy for your family. I will continue to pray for you. I just praise the Lord he has come this far what a blessing. PTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Mary Helmuth | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  7. In my devotions I was reminded that insurance companies choose to leave room for “acts of God” but those are fightin’ words in operating rooms, laboratories, scientific rap sessions and among newspaper editors. If skeptics have any doubt, they need to visit Luke! God is definitely still performing miracles. Luke’s miraculous heaing has boosted my faith and I give praise to Jesus for how He is using and will use Luke to reflect His glory.

    Comment by Linda Overholt | December 13, 2009 | Reply

  8. What a mighty God we serve! That you Jesus for pure, true and complete healing of Luke! We praise you Jesus! May God’s Word and testimony continue to go forth from here and be a witness to the awesome power of our God.

    Merry Christmas and a wonderful happy 2010 to all of you in the Yoder family!! Thank you for sharing your lives with us this year. My faith has been strengthened and my walk with my Lord has been closer because of you. You’ve done so much for me. What a gift and a treasure you are! Blessings!

    Comment by Dawn Mast | December 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. Great news!!! You really do have a lot to be thankful for this year. We are so happy for you all!! Luke will enjoy being a little boy again along with shooting some hoops.

    Merry Christmas to you all!
    Mt. Crawford Baseball League

    Comment by Mt. Crawford Baseball League | December 14, 2009 | Reply

  10. That is so wonderful! We are so happy for Luke and your family. Have a great Christmas!!
    The Good Family

    Comment by Amy Good | December 15, 2009 | Reply

  11. Hi Guys,

    Just read the blog…it’s been awhile since I have. SOOOOOOO good to read and be really encouraged today!!!

    Much Love,


    Comment by Wendy Watros | July 29, 2010 | Reply

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