Sunday, October 19, 2008
Please pray for our friends
We have some good friends that are also on staff with the Navigators serving at Purdue University. They are working with international students in preparation to hopefully serve overseas in Thailand.
They had a baby a week or two ago. Her name is Cara. They knew Cara would be born with hydrocephalus and in preparation for the care she would need, Cara was born at a hospital in Indianapolis.
Her condition is much, much worse than they thought. Cara was only born with 1/3 of her brain. She will never walk or talk. She may smile and recognize a few people. Physically right now, she is having a difficult time swallowing and sucking. Between 4-8 months, the sucking reflex stops as another part of the brain takes over to aid in that process.
Hospice has already been called. They only become involved when a person is given less than 6 months.
Will you please pray for them? Pray that God will give them peace and wisdom. I don't know what else to say. I don't understand. Justin and Kristen are wonderful people faithfully serving the Lord. The seemingly trite answer is that God will use this dark time in their lives to grow them, etc... Those words don't help much as this moment when their hearts are breaking. This is their first child.