[willowbrook] Jake Bell-answered prayers!
sheila at willowbrook.org
Fri May 27 14:48:42 CDT 2005
Kris Gray has e-mailed a thanks for the prayers of God's people in the
healing of this young friend of theirs. I read in today's Huntsville Times
about meningitis and how dangerous it is. They recommend that all kids
around the age of 11 or 12, or before entering high school, or before
entering college (just one needed) take the meningitis shot. The newspaper
quoted one Dr. as saying a kid can be at the mall at 2 PM, in the ER at 6 PM
and dead at midnight, that is how fast it works.
Below is their thanks & praise!
From: Kris Gray [mailto:kgrayh at hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:21 PM
To: cobbclass at willowbrook.org; sheila at willowbrook.org
Subject: Jake Bell-answered prayers!
Jake is doing soooo much better! I spoke with his grandfather today. Mr.
Bell said they plan to have Jake up and walking no later than tomorrow. He
came off of the respirator last night and struggled awhile but was able to
breathe on his own. Jake is talking and able to tell them where and what
hurts. Mr. Bell said that Jake says his whole body hurts and he did not get
much rest last night. They planned to give him a very mild sedative. This
will also allow his family to leave the hospital for the first time and get
a nap for themselves. Mr. Bell says they are all exhausted but amazed at
God's work. The nurses told the family that this is the first time in all
of their years of working at the children's hospital to see anyone recover
from being deathly ill to where Jake is now so quickly. The whole family is
giving God all the glory for bringing Jake back to them!
Mr. Bell asked me to thank everyone in our church who has prayed for Jake!
He asked for continued prayers on their behalf. Most of what he said, he
said through tears of happiness. My heart broke for them and rejoiced with
them. He also told me that this morning he heard Jake saying "Mom, Dad, and
Sister". He leaned over to see what Jake was saying and heard Jake praying
for his family! They are a sweet, Godly family and dear friends of ours.
It fills my heart with joy to know how many of you have been praying for our
friends. Prayer changes things! God has heard our prayers and answered
Please continue to pray for complete healing and specifically for the sores
on Jake's body from where the meningitis caused damage to his capillaries.
Mr. Bell says they were told that some meningitis patients who survive end
up losing limbs,digits, etc. from the dead tissue left. The doctor tells
them it looks like Jake will only have scars!!! They believe that these
are marks of the holy spirit at work!
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