Thursday, February 05, 2009


Hi everyone, this is Grace's friend Georgia writing.

I got a call from Grace at 1:30 am pacific time this morning from an ambulance on the way to the hospital. She asked me to spread the word to pray. Andrew had a major bleed which the doctors said would happen (see post on blog from 1/24). Pray that the Lord would continue to sustain Andrew's life and if it is in His will that He would show His glory through a miraculous healing. Pray that the Lord would give Grace strength and peace, and also the same for the family surrounding them right now. And pray for wisdom and clarity of mind for the doctors.

The paragraph above was from emails that went out at 1:30. It is now 3:30 am and my heart is heavy as I write this post and I just got a text from Grace saying that Andrew will be going soon. Please continue to pray for everything above, but with this new information in mind pray especially for comfort, strength and peace for Grace & family.


  1. praying with tears in my eyes.... may God grant them a peace and comfort.

  2. When I read this last post I was reminded of the lyrics of this song.

    "When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
    My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply:
    The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
    Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine"

    The "flame" does refines and it is a great comfort to know that He has chosen to take away some of our impurities through trials in our lives that we might be complete in Him. But that doesn't make the temperature cooler. I am personally encouraged to know that He knows exactly what temperature we can handle and that He gives us everything we need to endure the process.

    Grace and family, I have been praying for you often that you would have strength, be able to rest in His care and that you would continue to be the lights you have been to those around you in this most difficult time.

    May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.

  3. Grace,
    We've been praying for you through all of this, and we will continue to pray for you and your children.

    Dennis Jamora

  4. Grace, words cannot express the heavy sadness in my heart right now. We can only rest on His goodness and mercy through this extremely difficult time. We are all praying for Andrew, you, your family, and friends. May the Lord hold you tight during this time.

    The Hoeglund family

  5. Praying for you all! May our God give great grace and strength and cradle you in His everlasting arms.


  6. Prayers and tears, trust and peace.

    ~Cecilie Hays

  7. on my knees ... mourning and rejoicing ...

  8. Praying for the Mark family. Our hearts are heavy but rejoicing in the Gospel that promises that Andrew will be with the Father and Christ.

    2 Corinthians 12:9:
    "And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

    Psalm 23:
    "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want...Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."

    In Christ Alone...

    Mike and Sue Lee

  9. You are constantly in our thoughts. Praying that you will sense the Grace of God embracing you at this time. We love you guys!

    Jim and Gail

  10. Grace, we are so sorry and so sad...will continue to pray for you. We love you!

  11. Praying with tears to the God of all healing and comfort, that He would continue to be your joy and peace through this difficult time. I cannot imagine the tribulation you are going through, but I know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God (Romans 8:28).

    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
    2 Corinthians 1:2-4

  12. Dear Ones, Our hearts are saddened for you,and we pray God's peace, comfort and strength as you release Andrew for now. May you be held closely in this difficult and find Him sufficient for all your needs. We will be praying for you now & in the days to come. Thank you for sharing your struggles & growth through this trial. May you be comforted to know that Andrew will be forever enjoying the presence of Jesus and free from pain.

    In His love, The Hehe Family

  13. "I will lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord the Maker of heaven and earth."


  14. I was sorry to hear the news when I read this post today. I pray that God would surround his angels around you all during this difficult time and bring you a peace like no other. I pray for Andrew's pain to be no longer and that God would sustain you, Grace as your by his side.

    Keep the Faith,

  15. We have been reading your blog for a year now, and are continuing to pray. I am asking God to hold you in His loving arms right now.

  16. We're praying for you. What a day of rejoicing that will be when we see our Savior face to face!


  17. Praying for all of you with tears and a heavy heart.

    Turnbull Family (from Grace Bible Church, Joint Heirs, WA)

  18. I'm very sad to read this, and I'm fighting back the tears... Please stay strong, and I'm praying harder than ever...

    Sharon H.

  19. Will continue to pray for you and family in this time, burdened with tears, sorrow and yet joy for the glory his will be in.

  20. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you continue to feel the Lord's peace and comfort as He continues to wrap His loving arms around you.
    In Christ Alone,
    Amie Schlattmann

  21. "As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
    Even after my skin is destroyed,
    Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
    Whom I myself shall behold,
    And whom my eyes will see and not another." Job 19

    Praying for you, Grace and Andrew.
    May the Lord sustain you with His grace and presence.

    Amanda T

  22. "No condemnation now I dread;
    Jesus and all in Him, is mine;
    Alive in Him, my living Head;
    And clothed in righteousness divine;
    Bold I approach the eternal throne;
    And claim the crown, through Christ my Lord!"

    Grieving with you, and rejoicing with you, dear Grace.

    Jenni Wong

  23. I am praying for you and your family Grace

  24. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!! Grace, wish I could just give you a big hug.

  25. Grace, praying for you constantly, asking God for His peace and comfort beyond measure.


  26. Dearest Grace and Andrew,

    With great sadness mixed with rejoicing that Andrew will soon be face-to-face with our Savior do we pray. Your lives, love for each other and for our Wonderful Savior have touched us so deeply as well as all with whom we have shared your story. May our infinitely wise and loving Savior grant you a comfort and peace beyond earthly comprehension.

    "In the furnace God may prove thee, Thence to bring forth more bright
    But can never cease to love thee; Thou art precious in His sight!" (E. Prentiss)

    You are encompassed with prayers.

    Kellie Jefferis and family

  27. Have and will continue to pray for you & your family.

  28. We think of you guys and pray for you guys often, especially now.

    Ben and Frances

  29. O Lord, “You hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73

  30. Bringing you all before the throne of grace today.

    We love you.

    Todd, Julie and family

  31. We are praying for you and your family.

    Ryan & Jolie Hall

  32. Praying, Praying, Praying. Our hearts are pouring out to you with prayers on our lips. We love you both dearly and will continue to pray as the day goes on. Our prayers are that God will be your strength and comfort, that He will lift you up and carry through this every single step. "What time I am afraid, I will trust in God." Love you.

  33. still praying!! you have all been on my mind all day and each time i think of you, i pray.

    love you guys!
    sarah dickinson

  34. Crying out to our gracious Lord as our hearts break and still trusting...
    Andrew and Judy Williamson

  35. we're praying for you and your family, Grace! you guys have been such a great testimony of faith and perseverance... i got a chance to show my coworker your blog today. she's not a believer, but she was touched by your courage and trust in the Lord. we will continue to pray for God to give you comfort, strength, and peace at this time!

    jeremy and anastasia

  36. Andrew, Grace and kids, I am praying for you, that the Lord will comfort, strengthen and surround you with arms during this time. PV3:5-6