Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thank You

Thank you for praying for us! I am overwhelmed by God's goodness and affection towards us...that He would use the arms of His Body to embrace us in prayer. Thank you! Matt saw an English-speaking doctor in the city in which he was staying. They gave him a shot of steroids and antibiotics. They also loaded him up with more steriods and antibiotics to take for his trip back home. He is in a van right now, headed to the airport. He has an overnight layover in a major metropolitan city. The miracle of crossing the Date Line...he will leave Thursday afternoon at 4 and land in the States Thursday afternoon at 4:40. Perhaps the longest 40 minutes EVER!

Please continue to pray for him. I can't imagine having a horrendous sinus infection and being subjected to a pressurized cabin. Yuck. I can't imagine being 6'5" and cramming my knees into the back of the chair in front of me. Poor thing. Also, being sick and previously dehydrated, there are other inherent risks with flying. I won't go into detail because I don't want to alarm anyone. However, pray :)

Seriously, how good is our God??

Here's a glimpse:

Today, as Mom and I were straightening the house, preparing for Matt's arrival on Thursday evening, we were lamenting the jungle that used to be our yard. In the midst of asking for prayer for Matt and keeping everyone updated on his health and simply taking care of our family, I forgot to hire someone to mow our yard. Mom and I tried, in vain, to hire someone last minute. Thankfully, the embodiment of answered prayer quietly walked up to our driveway with his mower in tow and began mowing the yard. Our sweet neighbor had seen the need and served us (and ultimately the Lord). May the Lord bless him with more of Him.

You are too good, Lord.

13 comments:

Regina said...

Good news! Although it wasn't so great for Matt, it's great to see how it has all worked for good. God is continually good to you guys. I will pray for the flight home. Enjoy your sweet reunion! I know you'll be glad to have him home.

Amanda said...

Girl, you have been on my mind all day. Thanks for the update. I will keep praying for Matt. How sweet of the Lord to send your neighbor over to mow!

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

There is nothing like receiving Christ's love through His people!

I'm so glad to hear he is coming home. Praying for a very safe return.

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

Thanks for the udpate! It's great to hear he's doing "better".

Let us know when he arrives home safely!

Ashie Nichole said...

Thanks for the update!! We will all keep praying, I told a lot of the students to pray for him at DBU that go to the village, and just a lot of my friends in general!! ha ha, the power of prayer is amazing!! God is good.. praying for you all!!

Bezner said...

I'm glad to hear that Matt will on his way home soon. We'll be praying until he's back with you!

Beth said...

Praying for Matt from Ann Arbor, Michigan! I have been listening for 2 1/2 years and pray for you guys frequently, for God's protection, for strength, for faithfulness...You both are an encouragement and a challenge to me in my growth and walk. SOOO glad he's on his way home!!!!

Lisa Allen said...

Praise His name. I am glad he is coming home to you. I will be praying for a comfortable flight. I am thankful that your lawn was mown...mowed...mown idk you know what I mean...

Richardsons of HV said...

Glad to get the update!! We are still praying!!!

stacy said...

Such a blessing...we heard that matt was sick and am so glad that he will be home SOON! will continue our prayers!

Kristyn said...

We missed you this morning...praying that you are feeling better too! A sweet reunion just a day away now! yay!

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

Oh Thank God he's coming home.
I pray the flight goes well.
Hugs,
The Hughes

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Praise the Lord for good neighbors. I'm still praying and will until you post he is home and safe.

God bless!
steph.