Wednesday, November 19

Prayer Request

We have two sweet kids (& two sets of families) at PUMP who need your prayers. Caitlin, a four-year-old sweetie, was diagnosed with leukemia two weeks ago. We praise God that she is responding well to treatment so far; we know this is a long road ahead though. Today she is at the hospital getting another round of tests and chemo.

Zion, PUMP's newest little one, is a six-month old who is having a traumatic surgery on his skull as I write this. After his three hour surgery, he'll be in ICU for 24 hours and in the hospital for another four days - if all goes according to plan. I'm hopeful that he will surprise all with his rapid and complete recovery.

Please join the PUMP family in prayer for these two precious families. Although trusting in the Lord's care and love, the anxiety and heartache is understandably overwhelming at times for them.

From Psalm 71:
I have come to you for protection;
don’t let me be disgraced.
Save me and rescue me,
for you do what is right.
Turn your ear to listen to me,
and set me free.
Be my rock of safety
where I can always hide.
Give the order to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
O Lord, you alone are my hope.
I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.
Yes, you have been with me from birth;
from my mother’s womb you have cared for me.
No wonder I am always praising you!
My life is an example to many,
because you have been my strength and protection.
That is why I can never stop praising you;
I declare your glory all day long.

6 comments:

phyllis said...

What sweet children and what a beautiful psalm. Thanks for sharing them. It will be a part of my prayer for these two little ones.

Sarah Megan said...

I'm praying.

Cheryl Russell said...

Beautiful children. God is using them to reveal His Glory to us that is for sure. We are praising God for the current blessings and praying about what comes next.

Brian Pannell said...

w main is already praying for caitlyn so we'll add to the list! update me on how he is doing!

KMiV said...

I prayed for them today!

Ron

Heath said...

Kristi, you are so kind to solicit prayer on behalf of Zion and our family. Thank you so much for that. I want to share our praises to God with you: Zion's surgery was *100%* successful! The surgeon's quote was that the procedure went "absolutely perfect." Not a single problem, mistake, side-effect, or even minor hiccup. Considering that the possible outcomes included vision loss, brain damage, and death, we are REALLY thanking God and breathing a sigh of relief today. His recovery is going just as perfectly, and today he got out of ICU and is in a normal pediatric room. Thanks again so much for being part of his healing by praying for him. Love, Heath