Wednesday, August 26, 2009

3 Prayer Requests

1. Our beloved LIFE group leader's mother passed away unexpectedly a couple of days ago. The service for her is this morning. Please keep John's family in your prayers.

2. Our youth pastor at church & his wife were unable to conceive, so they adopted several years ago. Surprisingly, they got pregnant earlier this year! Marla's due date is still a couple of weeks away but her blood pressure got alarmingly high in the past week or two & she was put on bedrest. Yesterday afternoon, an emergency Csection was performed & baby Marcus arrived safely into the world weighing 5-ish pounds....I don't remember the exact number, but he's ok! Mom is doing alright as she recovers as well. Keep the health of mom & baby in your prayers as they recover.

3. Our executive pastor was hired several months ago & officially came on board at the church July 1. Just prior to him beginning his work, his wife (who was carrying twins) began having complications and delivered one of the twins early. The baby didn't make it, but the doctors were able to get her labor stopped to delay the delivery of baby #2. She's been on bedrest and in the hospital pretty much ever since. Last night at 11:50pm, baby #2 was delivered by Csection at 27 weeks gestation. He's only 2lbs & 14" long, so he's got a ways to go before he can leave the hospital. Sarina is recovering well...she's even posted on Facebook this morning! Wowzers! Anyway, please pray for baby Samuel's growth & strength and for Sarina as she heals from a trying pregnancy & delivery.

(Yes, you read that right -- 2 of our pastors' wives delivered a baby yesterday under trying circumstances! How ironic is that? And how cool that they have the same birthday!?)

2 comments:

SandyL said...

Wow Liz..that is a lot going on at your church...God must be moving for the Devil to "try" to attack.. Praying for all....

Lisa said...

I am glad you posted this. I did not know about what was going on with the Hagers. I am out of the loop. I was following the Marla situation all day, though.
Girl, you are in the know....