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  • Pray for Lacee as she is cast in a role at Boise Little Theater. Pray that she is more aware of God’s presence every day.

  • Pray for Loreen, a lonely, elderly widow to know the comfort, joy and peace of the Lord.

  • Pray for Melissa who needs God’s strength and protection at her job.

  • Pray for Bryan’s cancer to be healed and for him to have a sound mind and a sound heart.

  • Pray for Diana who recently moved here from Bend. She needs a place to live (a roommate would be good.) She also needs a vehicle. Pray that the Lord will meet all of her needs.

 The following is an anonymous request:

  • Pray that I don’t lose hope. I need help and Christ’s guidance in many areas—friends, work, a helpmate wife, social circulation and with my kids and a trip to Oregon (Christ’s guidance).

  • Keep praying for: 

  • The Grants who really need a new nurse,

  • Elsa and Corey Makizuru who are facing physical, emotional and spiritual trials brought on by illness,

  • Derick who is fighting what has been diagnosed as terminal brain cancer,

  • Derick’s mom Cheri who hopes to be well enough to see him soon,

  •  The Abernathys whose Facebook post is included at the bottom of these requests for those of you who may not have yet read it.

 APRIL 13, 2018 UPDATE FROM THE ABERNATHY FAMILY: Some of you follow Hope for Addie on Facebook. You may have already read this most recent post regarding her condition. It’s worth reading again and again. Praise God for this family’s ability to trust in God in the midst of this incredibly difficult journey. Please continue to support them in prayer.

These past few weeks have been a blur. It’s been almost impossible to write this post with so many things constantly changing. It’s hard to believe it’s come to this.

We found out the results of Addie’s scans a few weeks ago and again we were crushed by the results. The cancer has spread even further. The molecular study treatment we had been doing had no effect on the cancer. Addie’s cancer continues to be extremely aggressive and rapidly spreading. Our amazing Oncologist cried with us as we talked about what the future might look like and the short amount of time we likely have left.

As far as treatment options, there is really nothing left to try. Though the treatment options are gone the truth that Addie’s life is in God’s hands has never changed since the beginning.

Our little Addie has been so incredibly strong, and up until now had miraculously showed no sign of pain. Unfortunately the pain has come. Watching your child in pain is one of the most debilitating situations a parent can face. Its so many emotions at once, you feel numb, overwhelmed, sad, angry and helpless. As the pain arrived we realized there might not be much time left so we decided to head to the Oregon Coast to fulfill one of Addie’s bucket list wishes, and spent some time at the beach as well as visit a wild animal safari park. By the time we returned Addie’s pain was out of control and we were back in the hospital working with the doctors trying to find the balance of pain and quality of life. It’s a series of decisions, as a parent, you hope you never have to make.

It’s undeniable that God has been with us through this situation. Tiny hospital rooms full of tears and broken-hearted people somehow create a support and strength during a situation that is so grim. Your prayers have continued to strengthen and support us through this difficult time. Please continue to pray for Addie’s peace and comfort. Once again she has been leading the way and preparing our hearts by telling us she is ready to go to heaven. It doesn’t make sense how a five year old is so certain or understands these things but in such a difficult time there is an awe inspiring peace when you see that your child is at peace with going to see Jesus. We are literally watching the “faith of a child” play out before our eyes. We are hoping to go home and will likely begin hospice care for whatever time we have remaining with Addie.

Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.
Ecclesiastes 7:3