Thursday, April 12, 2012

#115 A thousand thanks to the thousands of prayers

Dude, what did you put in this IV? It's awesome. Anybody else have a hankering for mango-flavored Doritos? Or Visine?

We want to thank everybody around the world for all your prayers. We have received hundreds of supportive emails of prayer and encouragement. God has heard our petitions and has healed our son. We don't have any update as to what was causing his illness, but he is a happy and healthy baby. He has already gained a pound since returning to the US. In fact, he has been healthy enough that they agreed to allow him to receive his Yellow Fever vaccination, which he needed to reenter Tchad now that he's over six months old. Tchad will not allow entry into the country for the first ten days after the vaccination, so now it's just waiting out the ten days before they can return. We also need to renew Danae and Zane's visas. We will soon be reunited and I can hardly wait.

Once again, thank you all for taking part in saving the life of our son. We wish to thank you all individually, but might fall short. Just the same, know that your emails of support have been read over and over again and have sustained us during immensely difficult times and lowest of valleys.

In the end, God was, is and will always be Love.
This is what it looks like when your scalp vein infiltrates.

olen and danae

Olen phone: +235 62 16 04 93
Danae phone: +235 62 17 04 80

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  1. This is such amazingly good news! I know I have never ever met you all but have hurt so badly for you for what you have been through. I am so thankful little Zane is doing so well!!! We serve an incredible God.

  2. Praise the Lord for His leading thus far! Hoping you will be reunited soon! God bless you each one!

  3. God bless the four of you continuously... thank you for the evidence of your faith/ hope through discouraging circumstances and for allowing us to keep on our knees for you. Not saying that it was easy. You are a testimony that God is able to sustain the faith of His people no matter what, even when the burden is long before it is lifted.
    Jim and Neeta
    In You our fathers trusted;
    they trusted, and You delivered them.
    To You they cried and were rescued;
    in You they trusted and were not put to shame.
    —Psalm 22:4-5
    Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
    which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
    As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
    so the Lord surrounds his people,
    from this time forth and forevermore.
    —Psalm 125:1-2
    “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    whose trust is the Lord.
    He is like a tree planted by water,
    that sends out its roots by the stream,
    and does not fear when heat comes,
    for its leaves remain green,
    and is not anxious in the year of drought,
    for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
    —Jeremiah 17

  4. This post makes me so happy!

  5. So thankful to hear the good news. I'm sure you are all immensely relieved!

  6. We've never met (I heard of you through Rachel McLaughlin), but I've been praying for Zane and all of you since I heard of his illness. Reading your post this morning has made me so happy! My heart is overflowing with thankfulness and joy for what God has done in the life of your family.
    -Jenny Mas-Moya

    "Praise the LORD, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
    Praise the LORD, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
    who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
    who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
    who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s."
    -Psalm 103:1-5

  7. God is good. So glad our prayer have been answered. Thank you for your sacrifice for Gods work, you will have many stars in your crown!!

  8. So wonderful to hear that!! Praise God! I'm so happy for you guys. Holly Jessen

  9. Praise HIM! I'm so happy to hear this wonderful news! God is so good! Thank you Yah!!!

  10. Sending love and lots of prayers from your cousins in Oregon. Praise God for answered prayers!