Thursday, July 31, 2008
We have been eating at so many of the people's houses that I think I must be putting on more weight! Everyone wants us to come to their house and eat with them. They are all so sweet.
We will be flying back to the states on Monday the Lord willing so keep us in your prayers. We will be in some more services here before leaving so pray the Lord will continue to bless and touch hearts.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Just continue to pray. We just need the Lord to work on their behalf. Lisa is in the hospital and will stay there until the baby comes.
Thank you all for your prayers.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Please say a special prayer for Lisa. She had to be admitted to the
hospital in Bozeman, MT today.
Her blood pressure elevated to 160 over 110 and her urine now is showing
up with large amounts of protein. On a scale of 1-4, her protein levels
were over 3. This is showing signs of preeclampsia which could become
life threatening to her and the baby.
We just left her at the hospital to return home and prepare for an
extended stay. I will be returning early in the morning for a
consultation with her doctors.
If the condition worsens, the baby will have to be delivered. She is
approximately 33 weeks. If the baby comes this week, we will have to move
to Billings, MT. The hospital there is better suited for pre-mature
births. The baby would have to remain in the hospital for about one
We would appreciate your continued prayers.
Bro. Andy Simpson is MWBM's Field Director for USA West.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Here is a picture of Ethan in his car seat and on his way home!
We can't thank you enough for all your prayers on his behalf. As many of you parents and grandparents know, know all mommy and daddy have to do is figure out the instructions on having a new baby!
God bless you all.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
They let Judy out of the hospital this afternoon and they are staying in a motel just a few blocks from the hospital so they can make several trips to spend time with the baby.
Thank you for your prayers and we will update you as we know more.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
The baby is going to be staying in the nursery care here for a few days. He has what the doctors call “wet lung” which is when a c-section baby still has some fluid in his lungs after the birth. They said if they were to let him go home like that it would become pneumonia. It can take as long as seven days to get over this but hopefully it will be less than that. (The good ole internet says it takes less time than a week.) He actually seems to be breathing easier already.
Judy is doing as well as expected and thanks to the pain meds is feeling ok. Pray that she can heal and recover as quickly as possible.
Again thank you for all your prayers on our behalf. The Lord is certainly good to us and we can’t thank Him enough.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The doctor said he is going to stop everything and do a c-section in the morning at 7:30 AM. We will be back here then and let you know the news as soon as we have it.
Thank you for your prayers.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The only ones I every heard saying, "hurry up and wait" is the army and the doctors telling you poor ladies that are about to have a baby to go home and wait a while. Haha. Not at all funny to the moms.
So please pray for Judy and the baby and we will let you know more on Thursday. By the way, us grandparents NEVER get in a hurry! :-)
Monday, July 7, 2008
We were able to go to both funerals. Sis. Sandra's was this past Saturday in Robbinsville, NC. Both funerals were very well attended as many came to show their love and support to the families.
Let's be in pray that God will greatly bless and encourage them. These are certainly hard times as they walk on without their loved ones. It is so good to know that the Lord will be there working and blessing in their lives.
He wont erase the hurt since that shows we are human,
He will heal the hurt because that shows He is God.