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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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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Prayer requests

Sorry about my post earlier. I think I was in a bit of a funk still. 
 I am working on it, I promise. 
 In the meantime, I have a couple of prayer requests that I would really like you guys to lift up for me. For those that I love. 
This is my Andy - in his full goofy glory. I love him in every mood, in every shape, in every form and fashion. But this lighthearted, laughing teasing fellow is the one I miss the most. Because he is the one I never get to see anymore. 
 Right now Andy is deployed at a base that has multiple branches of military all serving together, as well as military from other countries too. 
 In the six weeks that he has been there, the US Army has lost three men. Three guys that ate in the same dining hall as him, and breathed the same air as him, rode out to do their job and didn't come back. 
 That hurts. 
 I struggle on my side, or course, with fear. But that isn't overwhelming to me. Andy stays on base, and does his job, and I refuse to let satan waste my time with needless worry. But sorrow can be overwhelming sometimes. I know that thinking about the wives and mothers of those young soldiers - I hurt for those women. 
 And even though Andy would never say so, I think that he is hurting too. Breathing the same air with these guys, attending the memorial services - three times in six weeks - it has been rough. He didn't know them personally, but they are still a part of his team, and thus, a part of him. 
 Pray for him, please. 

 Secondly, this is my friend Frank Kaleb Jansen. He is the founder of the ministry that my dad volunteers with, Bibles for All ministries. This picture was taken when I stayed with he and his wife at their home in Norway, the summer I turned 19. 

 He is an amazing man. Smuggled bibles into Poland. Created Bible for All ministries, and has worked tirelessly to try to fulfill that goal - Bibles for ALL. Has helped develop international relationships between Norway and N. Korea. Started a Christian television station that broadcasts across Norway. Has traveled across the globe, met people all over the world, and still took the time to connect me to the right person, so that I could start the process toward adopting our daughter. He even officiated the first part of our wedding, so my daddy could walk me down the aisle. 
 He has four beautiful daughters and a son, along with their spouses and the multiple grandchildren they have provided him. 
Today we received a call to let us know that he has been diagnosed with a late stage lukemia. 

Please, please, pray. 

God has healed him before from other things, and most certainly can again. 

 Right now I just need a little faith boost. So please my friends, join me. Be my faith boost, and lift this man of God up, please. I am not strong enough to pray on my own tonight. Pray with me, please.  
 Thank you


Carrie said...

I will pray for them now.
God IS who He says He is and God CAN DO what HE SAYS He can DO!
I will pray and believe that you will be comforted tonight and always with peace and belief and strength.

Karen said...

Praying right now...for hedges, comfort, and healing...

"Tho tempest may blow and the storm clouds arise,
Obscuring the brightness of life,
I'm never alarmed at the overcast skies,
The Master looks on at the strife.

I know that He safely will carry me thru,
No matter what evils betide,
Why should I then care tho' the tempest may blow,
If Jesus walks close by my side.

Kelsey and Travis said...


EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

I am glad you wrote this post, I meant to get one out last night and didn't. I feel the same as you, I don't know what to think about the situation with Kaleb and I am really being affected by it. I am praying as well! I love you!

Mandi said...

I am lifting your burdens to the Lord even as I type. The weight of the world's trials can be so overwhelming at times. May our Father empower you with His strength and peace.

Anonymous said...

Will definitely be praying!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am praying right now. "Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7.
This scripture has gotten me through a lot the past month. I know that it is hard to do sometimes, but, we have to put our trust in Him. He IS our strength, our healer, our protector and our hope.
ly girl,

mandy said...

Prayers are being lifted up!