Saturday, September 19, 2009

Praising The Lord

Hi everyone, We just got back from Little Rock, Ark. last night. A week ago we got a call saying that Joanna, Silas' sister, was very low. We rush to get there and found her jolly as she could be. We don't know what the Lord is doing, but there is a season for everything. A time to live and a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to cry. I supposse we have done all of this last week. On Wednesday the doctor said if anyone wanted to see her alive they needed to get on the way. If they just wanted to be at the funeral it would be 2-3 days. The next morning Joanna was laughing and talking again. I have never seen anyone so anxious to go to heaven. She told us to pray all we wanted but don't pray her back. Silas and I, his sister, Lois and Joanna had good season's of prayer where tears of joy flowed and we just fellowshipped with the Lord. Those times were so sweet. With death so near ~ we actually never felt much sadness because she kept us boosted. She in a hospise facility in Little Rock. This is her third hospital since July 12, I think. One day has run into another. Joanna has had part in planning her funeral. Her pastor and his wife and 3 girls would come and sing to see what she wanted. One special to her was "THAT SOUNDS LIKE HOME TO ME." The whole youth group came last Sunday and the whole facility , workers and all went in the hall so they could hear. They were really impressed. Joanna testified to everyone of us about how good it is to have everything clear between her and the Lord. I mean ~ she is ready to go right now. We don't know why she is lingering but some of the family there is not saved and she keeps praying, "Lord, I don't want my kids to go to hell." Now when we pray ~ we just all pray out loud. I can promise you when prayer is finally over, you feel like packing your bag so you can go with her. We are keeping check two or three times a day and will have to be going back. The only thing I dread is the 7 hour drive. We have just learn to pray for the Lord to have His way with Joanna. Until next time I will say ~ just keep us in your prayers. I don't know when we will have to go back but ~ so you may not hear for awhile.


Cathy said...

Bless your hearts and hers. God surely has a plan for her. I'm glad the meeting with her was so wonderful. Blessings and Hugs, sweet friend ~

Dani Joy said...

Praise the Lord for her strong testimony! What an amazing woman of God!
I will pray right now for you all.