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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Prayer requests, again

My friends - it seems I ask you to pray quite often. But our world is full of hurt, and sometimes there is nothing we can do to fix those hurts except lift them up before the throne and ask our really big God to step in and work a miracle. 
 First, a praise report. Frank Kaleb has been able to come home from the hospital. His pneumonia has cleared up. Of course, the Lukemia is still waiting on God. But he is trusting, and we are trusting with him. 
 Now, prayer requests...
 My friend Naomi has a brother in the Army and he is in Afghanistan also. (but not with Andy, unfortunately - I would love for them to get to be together) He is on a mission this week and is unable to communicate with the family. Please, just pray an extra hedge of protection around him. Always, always lift up our troops - every day I ask you. But a special prayer for Micah would be greatly appreciated please. 
 Secondly, one of the guys in Andy's unit was told this weekend by his wife that their marriage is over. She is calling it quits and won't be around when he gets back from Afghanistan. Personally, she doesn't sound like she is worth keeping if she breaks off their marriage over the phone while he is in a foreign country, BUT, that has still got to hurt. I don't think either of them know Jesus, but both could use some guidance and love. Also, pray that Andy has wisdom in what to say, and how to be a friend in this situation. 
 Lastly, the little girl that we originally intended to adopt, Gifty, has been having some severe medical issues over the last week. 

 She still hasn't gotten a liver transplant, which led to severe vitamin D deficiency because of her liver not working properly, which has caused her to break multiple bones. You can read updates about her on Deb's blog. Please, pray that a liver makes itself available to her soon. She has fought so hard to survive. She has found a family to adopt her, and love her, and want to keep her forever. She deserves to have a chance. 
 She reminds me, once again, of how very very eager I am to bring our little girl home. Still nothing new there. Paperwork is currently stalled. For now, I try to wait patiently. Pray patiently. Have I told ya'll we decided on a name? We will call her Eden Gladness - trying to keep the sound of her Gladwys, which I can't quite pronounce properly, but still give her a name that fits with Canaan and Zion. 
 So, Micah, foolish woman's poor husband, Gifty and Eden all need your prayer. I am sure there are a thousand more. But those are the ones that are heavy on my heart right this moment. 
 Thanks for listening my friends.

4 comments:

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Just said a prayer and will continue to pray!

Mel Eik said...

Hey Bethany, I wondered if it was Liberia that you were hoping to adopt from. There is a missionary I know that works in adoption in Liberia. She spent some time at my church last year and is back there now, I still follow her ministy. Thought you might be interested in her blog :
http://www.africazmelodie.blogspot.com/

Carrie said...

wow, I can't imagine giving that kind of news with that timing. seems very mean spirited! Hopefully all will end well.
Praying you for with everything!

Karen said...

Will pray for all these requests...

I have always loved the names of your boys and Eden Gladness goes beautifully with them...