Posted on January 1, 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
We would like to wish each of you a Happy 2016, and we pray that this New Year will provide hope, love, joy, and answered prayers for each of you. Our family is very hopeful that this year will be filled with all of the above and more. When we think about the three-year health battle that Anna has endured and that even one year ago she was in a wheelchair with several organ impairments and that today she is standing straight, walking, with little impairment, our hearts are filled with incredible thankfulness to our heavenly Father and to each of you. Thank you again for your steadfast love and support.
We are currently in Nashville enjoying seeing family and friends. Anna and I will return to Florida mid-January for Anna to receive additional therapy and check-ups with her M.D., but we are hoping and praying that we will be able to return to Nashville permanently in late spring. Please will you pray that we can locate a Nashville doctor and therapist who can support Anna as she makes this transition and that she will be blessed with continued and sustained improvement?
Evan has completed the treatment he was receiving from the doctors in Vancouver, B.C. It has been a difficult past few months, but we are praying that as time goes on, he will see the benefits from it. He plans to start school again in Nashville on January 11 with a reduced course load so that he can continue to focus on his health. We ask for your fervent prayers for Evan as he is regaining strength. Please also petition the Lord for Evan’s healing.
We realize that our family is only one of many who have endured challenges. Many have been in our prayers as we have learned of illnesses, deaths, spiritual struggles, financial struggles, etc. Below is a list of some in need of prayer due to physical challenges. I know there are others, but please will you pray that the Lord will provide just what each of these dear ones needs: Annabel F., Jay S., Rebekah H., Titus D., Andrew W., Christian S., Anne H., Annette J., Rhea R., Bill S., Stacia R., Bo W., Michael B., Molly S., Sandlyn F., Paul B., and many others.
As we are blessed with a fresh, New Year, may we all be reminded that God is Sovereign, God is in Control, and that God hears and answers Prayer. May He bless each of you in special ways throughout 2016.
With a grateful heart,
(for Gil, Adam, Evan, and Anna)
“Ah Lord God!
It is You who made the heavens and the earth
by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm.
Nothing is too difficult for You!”