We know that it has been a while since we have updated our blog and we are sorry for that. Everyone keeps asking us to update them on how Zoe Grace is and when we are going to get to bring her home. We have been so busy that we haven’t been able to sit down and focus on writing anything… but everything is going great, for us.
We are posting this to ask for your prayers on a different subject. The couple here in town, Rachel and Brad Goode, who helped us take the initial step towards adopting, are being faced with a child’s worse fear. Rachel’s father, Sam Rainer, went into surgery for his heart a few days ago, and after the surgery he had a stroke. Apparently it was very severe, but the doctor’s hands are tied because he cannot do any stroke treatments to him post open heart surgery.
I text Rachel and asked how he was doing today, her response sent a chill up my back.
“Dad bad. High fever. Pls pray. If you can get together with groups to pray pls do. The suffering keeps increasing and we need a miracle.”
I don’t know about you, but I could not think of a worse situation to be in than to watch your parent or child suffering and there is nothing that you can do.
Jessica sent this email out a few minutes ago:
I just got an update from Rachel. Her dad has a fever and they are all worried. The doctors say his brain will start swelling about 9 tonight and last for 48 hours. We have to pray, all our hands are tied but this we know we can do. We have to pray diligently and constantly. TONIGHT while we know not everyone can be together everyone can pray. At 8 o'clock tonight we are all going to set the time away to pray for Rachel's Dad. Pray that the SWELLING DOESN'T START. MAN says this, GOD DOES NOT! We believe in a bigger God than that and we believe and we CLAIM that when we come together in HIS NAME that he hears us. While we may not all be in the same room tonight we are all together as family under God praying for our friend and her dad in this time of need. Pray that God puts Rachel on the front row to one of his HEALING MIRACLES! Pray that not only does the swelling not occur but the fever DISAPPEARS, that no more damage is done and they can get him into rehab to have TOTAL recovery. We know how big of a God we serve so this is the time that we hold on to that and we claim that and we believe that. Jeremiah 30:17 says "I will restore you to health and heal your wounds" Yall, join me in CLAIMING this over Rachel's Dad and believing that God means his word and his word is TRUE and his word is SOLID. Just got another text and Rachel says they just found out his heart is out of rhythm again and that is what caused his first stroke so being praying that that is turned around and there are no more strokes!! In addition please pray for Rachel and her family that she is not overcome with a spirit of fear and she has his OVERWHELMING peace wash over her as well as her brothers, sister, mom and additional family. Pray for Brad as he takes care of the girls. If I get any updates I'll pass them along.
Remember- pray 8:00 tonight!!! 8:00 tomorrow night and anyone who can meet in the prayer room between the 9:30 and 11:00 services!! Get this out to anybody who will diligently pray for her Dad and yall she is begging us to pray constantly for him!!!”
God tells us in Matthew 18:19, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.”
So if you have time, right now and tonight, please hit your knees and pray that God will place his hand on this amazing family and that Rachel’s father, Sam Rainer, will be healed. God is the creator of all, and I know that if we have faith and pray, that God will see and hear us. He will know that we have faith larger than a mustard seed and miracles will be performed.
Thank you friends.