Here is the update for Sunday evening:
Praise the Lord that Lindsay has responded by eliminating fluids to the pleasure of the the nurses.
The transplant team thinks that the Berlin Heart may arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Laura and Jon have requested prayer for the two young boys on either side of Lindsay. 7 year old Lance is in very serious condition and needs a heart and lung transplant. They have been testing him throughout the day and he has little or no brain activity, which would disqualify him for the transplants. Please pray for Lance's family.
Pray for 10 month old, Logan, who has had three open heart surgeries. He is doing quite well. Pray that Laura and Jon can be an encouragement to this family.
Pray for Grandma Groen (Phyllis) who is not feeling well and had to stay home today.
We covet your on-going prayers and encouragement!
Just a word of encouragement to Jon and Laura, Phyllis and Warren, your "old" church family stands with you in spirit and in prayer. Pastor Tim Bowditch prayed an emotional prayer for Lindsay and each of you this morning. Please be assured that your brothers and sisters in Christ at Trinity Fellowship Church are keeping you before the throne of He who holds Lindsay in the palm of His hand.
There is no such thing as an "old" church family:) We are all part of the family of God forever. Won't it be great to meet each other one day in our Father's House! Praise God that Lindsay is hanging in there. We will continue to pray for the other children and their families that you have met as well.
In His Name,
Praise God for what He is doing. Hugs for all of you and holding you up continually in prayer. My church here in Bayonne is praying for you. What a joy to be part of the family of God. Thank you for letting us be part of the Welte/Groen family.
I too thank you for letting us be so involved at this time. It is a blessing to be able to hold you all up in prayer and your strength is an encouragement to us. We hope to see you all on Tuesday:)
love pam and fam
Laura & Jon this is just one of the many sisters in my church who pray for Lindsay and you guys...
Hi Pastor Roman,
First of all god bless this is Arlene by the way, i just wanted to send out my prayers and worry for Lindsay. As you know she is a child of God and with our prayers, Lindsay might not even need a heart transplant because our God is a God that does miracles and I am a strong believer in that. My family and I continue praying for her and not only her but for the family to stay strong as they battle this war that they have going on right now, but we procalim patience, peace and strength as we all battle this war with them. God is so good he will never abandon us and I am a strong beliver in that. If there is anything that I or my family may do to help do not hesitate to ask prayers are all over the world for Lindsay and her family, as well as those children who are going through a similar situation or even worse we pray for them as well. In Gods name we procalim healing, Amen. Well Pastor God Bless and you and your wife are wonderful people, I have such a great vibe when I am aroung you both, your love for God shoes through the love you have for each other. Continue being blessed and continue blessing others as you are doing even if you don't intend to just a hug, a smile or a word has a lot of power. I know that just a hello is enough for me. God bless Arlene
How well we (Sesk and I) remember the major rejoicing that we experienced in the little things that were oh so big things to us.
Little things like the changing of a tube, the turning of her body, any discernable decrease in the swelling of a face or a hand, the tender loving ways that the nurses and doctors did their jobs with excellence, never complaining.
The simply came in and did what they were trained to do.
I remember appreciating the seemingly mundane things they did, like wiping the crust from her eyes. Straightening the blanket, fluffing her pillow...
Again today I get to rejoice with you over all the things great and small that Father God is doing and is faithful to continue to do for His good pleasure...in the hospital, in our precious Lindsay, and in the body of Christ that is coming together today and tomorrow and until....
Wow!! Yea God!!!!!!!
I was thinking about another week beginning as I went to sleep last night. For some reason, I always think of the week beginning on Monday. I guess that's because Sunday has always been a part of the weekend routine for our family. One thought led to another, and I began to think about God's "calendar" for Lindsay. It is such a common practice to keep a calendar or date book so that we can organize our busy lives. There are no blank days on her calendar of life. From the moment she was conceived, God knew what was written on each day. As each of those days unfolds, we pray that Lindsay and you, her family, will have the strength to meet the challenges you face. We are praying for a great day for you all! Kerri and Dana Robinson
Jon and Laura and Tanner - I'm praying for you this morning!
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Deborah and I will be down to see you tonight. Call my mom if you want us to bring anything specific! Love, Susie
Jon and Laura,
We continue to lift you up in prayer. Jon and I hope to stop by this afternoon as we will be in Boston with Emily and Ian.
I'm reminding myself of all the things God has done through others in the past weeks to try to minister to your needs and the ways he has brought others into your lives to give you encouragement. I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God.
On a lighter note, I've never had my cookies called ccontraband. :-) When I bake cookies for people I pray before I make them. Glad the nurses are enjoying them. Such a small thing for all the care and work they do for little Lindsay. Just blog when you need some more.
May God give you peace, comfort and strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Jon, Laura, Tanner & Grandparents,
We have been trying to leave a Message on your blog for some time but cannot seem to get through. Hope this works! We are keeping you in our prayers.
"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17b-19
May God give each one of you strength & peace for each hour & day! We love you all.
Uncle Le & Aunt Elaine T.
Laura and Jon you are an encouragement to us as you have reached out to the other children in Lindsay's room. Have added Lance and Logan and their families to our list.
May your hearts be encouraged this day.
Love you , Laurel
3 Cheers for the Great (as defined in greatness) Grandmas.
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