Jun 17, 2010

Post by Dan

Beth was up most of the night as his breathing/oxygen levels would tank dangerously low and the alarm on the machine would go off. I was praying intensely from 3:30 am to 6:00, and then decided to get a little rest, as his breathing seemed to get better.

This morning he suddenly had a dangerous rash/infection (cellulitis) on his tummy around the feeding tube, though none should havbeen there. This worried the doctor. He is now to St. Joe's hospital again for careful observation.

We signed on for this, on purpose, when we took Manny into our home. It is not a huge surprise but it is very painful and trying to go through. We have been pouring love and prayers over him continually along with you and a couple hundred other folks around the country....and by faith have been reminding God of His word for healing and miracles. Eph. 3:20 comes to mind: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ASK or imagine, ACCORDING TO HIS POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US."

God is always good and always knows what is best. He is always very close & intimate to the situation and not a God who is afar off. God's love and mercy are the greatest things in the universe that we can lean of with our whole being...knowing that He loves us with the same love that He loves His son Jesus the Christ. He loves little Manny with a perfect love. I may not understand or agree with how God directs the situation, but I know by faith that He does everything with perfection and perfect love. He remains our only Hope and true security for eternal life. There is no other.

Please pray for Manny, Beth, myself and the kids. Thank you for holding up our arms during these times. We are still praying for a big miracle. God gets final decision, but we will continue to "bother Him" and "cry out to him" continually as did the widow who kept on bothering the judge for a favorable ruling and justice. (Luke 18:1-8)

Love you guys!!


  1. Dan: It is my pleasure to read your words, to hear what thoughts are in your heart. I love your Beth, as a sister in Christ; therefore, I love you and your children, too.

    We will continue to implore, knock on the door of Heaven and roar at the enemy, until the Lord answers our question: "What is Your perfect will for this beloved child?".

  2. I am praying for you guys and for sweet Manny...that the Lord would remind you over and over again that He has you in the palm of His hands....
    Hugs & prayers,'

  3. Loved hearing your heart, Dan. Your wife is a treasure, and I know Manny is where he needs to be--with you. Praying for you all today.

  4. Dan, Beth and family,
    I really will subscribe - I have been jumping on to check the status. We were without net service Mon - Thursday and I just got on to see how things are going for you and Manny. I will pass the word on to friends and family that Manny has this infection and needs, of course continued prayer, yet focused prayer for the healing of the rash.
    Beth, please check your e-mail as I am sending one as soon as i finish here.
    Praying you feel the mighty arms of Jesus loving you as you love each of your family!
    Blessings, Marae

  5. I found your link through a friend. What an amazing couple you are. Your story of compassion and love is what we need to hear more of in this world. May God continue to bless you and your family.

    I'll be praying daily for Manny.