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Eye Update

Just wanted to give you all an update from Luke’s big eye exam he had last Wednesday.  After about 4 hours of testing and questions for Luke, the doctor came to these conclusions: 1) There is no damage to Luke’s actual eye or optical nerve-which is great news.  2)His eyes are not  working totally together yet-left is still slower than the right.  3)His pupils don’t constrict or react quickly-it’s like the pupils of a 60-70 year old person.  4) He is farsighted, which doc says most kids his age are.

Luke does well with his glasses and rarely complains of vision problems.  Sometimes he says he is seeing double, and that is a factor of his eyes not working together and his pupils.  Now, the prayer request is obviously for improvement of his vision.  In 4 months, (April) we go back for the same round of testing.  If Luke’s results show no improvement then the doctor wants to do surgery to tighten or loosen some eye muscles, depending on what he finds once inside.  Doc does not feel optimistic that Luke’s eyes will get any better than they are now…however, we will continue to bring Luke before God and pray for restoration.  Thank you for continued prayers and support!

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6

One night after they prayed Luke told Ben, “Dad, it’s okay if God doesn’t choose to heal my eyes anymore.  What’s important is that we continue to worship Him.”   He is so right! 



December 17, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. what amazing faith and trust to simply continue to worship God – how inspiring and encouraging! we know that God can heal – we will be praying… thanks for the update!

    Comment by Joetta | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. We see obvious proof of the Lord’s healing…so we’ ll keep praying!

    Comment by Richard and Kris Whetzel and family | December 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. What a blessing we will continue to pray for his eyes. God is almighty. We have a young couple in our church. The baby is still in the womb she had fluid on her chest and neck we kept praying and are still doing so. PTL the fluid is gone even after the Dr. said it won’t clear away from the neck, has no place to go but God found a place. Hey thanks for the Christmas card so awesome to see that your family is all together. We have an awesome God and I will continue to pray. Luke tell Grandpa and Grandma Yoder Mary said hi. Would be so fun to see all the Hostetlers again. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    Comment by Mary Helmuth | December 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. Our family will continue to pray for Luke. We pray that your family has a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

    Comment by Gary & Darla Eavers | December 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. LORD, we ask you to continue to improve and heal Luke’s eyes. We also ask that you will bless him with ever growing sight to see you and to love you for your salvation and love for him.
    Merry Christmas Yoder family! We praise Him with you!!

    Comment by David & Heather Shank | December 24, 2009 | Reply

  6. We will continue to pray, in BELIEF of a COMPLETE healing…..he’s come this far….what’s a little more, eh?

    Are ya’ll in FL now? I keep having dreams about you all-I think it’s because I caught wind that ya’ll may be here for C’mas? Have a GREAT time….if you’re up to meeting up at a park to play w/ the cousin clan, etc., give me a holler! 928-3910.

    Merry Christmas guys! I thought of you all this a.m. as I was getting ready for the day and was thinking about your “second best” C’mas gift–LUKE….and the best one-Christ of course….and what a sweet day it must be for ya’ll!

    Comment by Jessi | December 25, 2009 | Reply

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