Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Please Pray...

I am writing on behalf of my friend and her family... If you've been following along here for very long, you might remember that back in October I got to meet my 'virutal' friend, April, when she and her family came through our town on the way home from vacation.

Well, a terrible accident happened yesterday with her oldest daughter, Shelby. You can go to her blog and read the story, but basically, a cup of scalding water spilled on Shelby and she is burned from the bottom of her neck down to the top of her thighs with 2nd degree burns. She is still in the hospital.

This amazing family has been through so much this past year, including the adoption of their precious little girl, Emme, but she also continues to have health concerns with gaining weight. It has been a rough year for them...

Please pray for no infection, no scarring, that the pain would be manageable, or even better that God would take it away and that she would regain her appetite. Also, please pray for peace for April and her family and that they would sense God's presence with them throughout this.

Last week in Bible study, we studied the Daniel 3, the story of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego in the fiery furnace. When King Nebudchanezzar had them thrown into the furnace, he was amazed to see, not 3 but 4 men walking around. And what occurred to me is that God doesn't watch our trials and sufferings from afar, He steps right into them and walks with us through them.

I pray that God will make Himself evident to them in many ways. I'm sure she would appreciate it if you would stop by her blog and leave her a comment... I bet Shelby would love it too!

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