Monday, July 21, 2008

Prayer Warriors Alert!

THIS PRAYER REQUEST IS FROM MY FRIEND HOLLY. SHE IS AN ADOPTION ADVOCATE WITH 'NO PLACE LIKE HOME'. SHE IS ASKING FOR PRAYER FOR HER FRIEND NAMED CARE WHO IS A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHOSE FAITH HAS GIVEN HER THE STRENGTH TO PERSUE THE ADOPTION OF A LITTLE GIRL WITH HIV AIDS. CARE IS IN ETHIOPIA NOW WITH HER DAUGHTER SELAH WHOSE HEALTH HAS TAKEN A DANGEROUS TURN. PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYING FOR STRENGTH AND HEALING.

IF YOU COULD VISIT HOLLY'S BLOG TO LET HER KNOW THAT YOU HAVE JOINED THE PRAYER GROUP, IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL 'THE PURPOSE DRIVEN FAMILY'.

BELOW IS HOLLY'S POST ASKING FOR HELP THROUGH PRAYER.

My dear readers,
I come to you with a most urgent prayer request. I have a sweet friend who is in Ethiopia RIGHT NOW with her new daughter(pictured above), Selah Yordanos, also affectionately known as "Yordi", and she needs the intercession of the saints urgently!Care (my friend) is there alone while her awesome husband holds down the fort at home with the other kiddos.Selah's HIV has progressed into AIDS and her health has rapidly declined. She is totally devoid of strength and she only weighs a mere 32 pounds. This sweet girl is my daughter's age and weighs the same as my 2.5 year old. She is vomiting her meds, which are VITAL for an HIV patient. She has been admitted to a local hospital in Ethiopia. Below is an excerpt from Care's message from an internet cafe in Ethiopia:
I have quickly stopped at an internet cafe to ask for prayer......I took Yordi to the hospital this morning....she has been admitted.....she weighed a total (WITH CLOTHES AND SHOES) of 16kg (32.4lbs) I have watched her decline and could not risk the flight without intervention. She is vomiting and coughing, she cannot handle her meds, yet that is her earthly lifeline (I KNOW that her heaven lifeline is FAR bigger)....she is ridiculously weak and often listless....I didn't like the look in her eyes and knew in my heart to take her in to the hospital...I tried to see THE doctor yesterday and was advised to take her somewhere else to see if she "NEEDED" to see her. I was furious and Yordi couldn't take being moved again....she cried and was so sick during the immigration appt....she begged for "no more"..." Go Guest house, momma." SHe perked up last night and took a dive this morning. NO MORE! I am praying that the IV fluids will give her the energy to get her home, there is not much else they can do. I question WHY she has not been hospitalized before this...The dr. at Hayat hospital admitted her right away and ordered tests.....like I said...I believe just to hydrate her will be about all they can do...I cannot wait to get her to U of C....her breathing is rapid and heavy, loud...but I don't think she has Pneumonia or TB at this point. But, I know her body cannot handle one more complication......Even the vomiting expends all the energy she has....The pain involved in any blood work or injection because of her weight is almost unbearable for her...this is the worst part. PLEASE pray for her, that she not have pain....this kind of sufferring is unexplainable....she is SO afraid...she was afraid for me to leave her at the hospital......she associates the hospital with death, and probably still assumes that I wouldn't want her in the shape she is in....If I could only convey to her how I love her...although we have had some serius bonding moments through this...I thank God for the continued strength for me.His mercy and grace is overflowing.......When I look out the window of yordi's hosp room there is the beautiful mountain range. It shows me that above ALL of the suffering and brokenness that God's majesty REIGNS...He is ever bigger than any situation.....He is holding me, but most importantly Yordanos.......He has big plans for this little squirt."I lift mine eyes up to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from You, Maker of heaven Creator of the earth." (from Psalms somewhere...sung by Sonic Flood) " Oh how I need you Lord, You are my only hope, you are my only friend......"
Would you please spend a few minutes in prayer... lifting up these daughters of God to Him, our HEALER, our comfort, our shelter, our fortress and our DELIVERER. Please pray for supernatural intervention. Pray for healing, for pain relief, for nausea to cease, for Care to remain healthy and strong and for Yordi to regain strength. Pray for God to be glorified and for many to turn to Him as they see His hand at work in this young girl's life. Please pray for favor with the paper that they are waiting on, that it will be processed quickly, that they will find favor with flights home, with comfortable seating, empathetic flight attendants as well as immigration/customs officers. Please ask the Lord to literally go before them and pave their way HOME. Pray for the children at home missing Mommy and pray for Daddy to overflow with grace and energy to meet everyone's needs while Care is away. The prayers of the righteous are POWERFUL and EFFECTIVE.
Will you stand with me in prayer for this PRECIOUS girl and her family?
please leave a comment to let me know you are praying... I am going to copy all of the comments in an email and send them to Carolyn in Ethiopia... I know it will keep her going!!
Love,
Holly

12 comments:

ThatGirl said...

You know I'm praying -- how hard for them both.

Michelle said...

I'm praying for Selah, Care and the rest of her family.

mommy24treasures said...

oh I will visit...

Michelle said...

Oh my, Kim....I just visited Holly's site. Thanks for spreading the word about this urgent prayer request...

Paula said...

I'm praying for Yordi.

The Byrd Family said...

We are praying for Yordi and her family.

Carol said...

tears and prayers here....

Shelly and Family said...

Count us in too on the prayer...

Heather said...

I tried to come up with word and got nothing... this post blew me away. What love, what unbelievable love - oh yes, we will pray.

Heather

sea star said...

Thanks for the post on this family. I'm praying.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, I will be praying.....

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i saw this on another friend's blog and i am praying ... this all just breaks my heart .. I pray the great HEALER will step in and bring comfort ...

love ya girl !!