Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

"Look at all my stars"

Luke was talking about being scared and he hoped this medicine was working. We said we hoped so too! We talked about how God is with us when we are scared and how so many people are praying for him. He said I know, (with a smile on his face) look at all my stars. (A friend made up posters with stars on them that represent prayers and he loves it!!) I am amazed by his faith and courage. (this is an excerpt from the family's online journal)

Friday, October 26, 2007

500 down...Infinity to go!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

500 Prayers for Luke - Will you Pray?

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Our friends son Luke, who will soon be 7 years old, was just recently diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. I was talking with Luke's Aunt the other day and she told me a story about how someone asked him what he wanted. He replied with two answers. He said that he wanted " 500 prayers." Then he said that "before he left the hospital he wanted a needle so that he could give every doctor a shot." Well, I don't think there's much we can do about the shots, but we can give him 500 prayers.

So here is the idea I have. If you already have been, or you will commit to praying for Luke and would like to be a part of his 500 prayers just leave a comment with your name, the state you live in and your prayer for Luke.

I am doing both of the following with all the comments:
1. Put your name on a blue star (Luke's favorite color is blue) and taking them to Luke's hospital room and hanging them on the wall so that Luke will have a visual reminder each day that he has his 500 prayers.
2. I am making a booklet for Luke with all of the names and prayers and bringing it to him to have in his room as a tangible reminder of his 500 prayers.

I am bringing Luke the stars and prayers each week as they come in. I know he is encouraged by them as it helps for him to know how many people are praying.

Thank you for all your prayers!

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