Monday, August 10, 2009

This Week

Many of you have asked how you can help out. Many of you are wondering if there is more that you can do.

Over the weekend I had a chance to think, pray, and ask other parents of micro-preemies about the things that would be most helpful to the Shellenberger Family over this time. Overwhelmingly the revelation and responses I received was "prayer" and "encouragement." There will surely be opportunity in the days and months ahead to pour into the Shellenberger family tangibly and I have been given some great ideas and suggestions from other NICU mommies on just how we can do that. But, for now what seems most needed is prayer and encouragement.

So, with that in mind, we will begin a new "project" today. You are all more than welcomed to continue signing up for the 24-hour prayer slots. This "project" is in addition.

This week I would like to set aside one day (Monday through Friday) to pray for a specific member of the Shellenberger Family.

Monday - Heather

Tuesday - Mitch

Wednesday - Kaylan

Thursday - Jaron

Friday - Teagan

Of course, the blog will be updated as we receive word about the twins, and I know we will all continue to cry out for every member of the family. But, on the day designated for each person I am asking you to spend time with the Lord, pray, listen, read, receive and then ENCOURAGE by posting your thoughts, prayers, words, and scripture on the blog via the comment section. I will set up a post each day that simply states the family member's name. Then all of you can start adding comments to encourage that specific person. Mitch and Heather are reading the blog and they have been very blessed by the words and messages that many of you have already written throughout the blog. They will surely find strength and peace in reading your heart-felt, God-breathed revelations and prayers for them as individuals.

*PS - check out the map! Have you seen it lately? It shows all the visitors in the past 24 hours! I have seen visitors from 6 of the 7 continents, lots of amazing countries and cities! Hi to all from around the world, thank you for your part in making this blog to pray for the Shellenberger twins a global effort!*

1 comment:

  1. Psalms 139:13For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother's womb.

    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

    15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place.
    When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

    16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
    All the days ordained for me
    were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

    Dear Heavenly Father, You are amazing and so is your work. We can only imagine the amount of miricales you grant each and every day. Mitch and Heather recently was able to witnes an amazing miricale, the miricale of LIFE. Even though Jaron and Teagon where born 15 weeks early you have granted them them ability of life. That alone is an amazing gift. Father, I know you hear the out cries of each and every person that prays for Heather and family. I am also crying out for you to provide the strength, wisdom and love for Heather that only you can provide. I ask that she is able to stand on her two feet through this and be the amazing woman and mom you have designed her to be. I aske when she is too weak to stand on her own that you are standing right there to hold her up. I ask you to provide her with all the questions she needs to ask and the wisdom she needs to make the most difficult decisions she faces now. Jesus, I ask you to continue to provide the support form her family and friends to allow Heather to devote each and every moment she needs to devote to Jaron and Teagan. Father I also ask that when Heather needs to take her time away and rest that you allow her to rest and truely rest and recharge her. Father I ask you to help to be with Mitch and HEather as they are on this road ahead they find strength in you and in each other and to allow them to develope a strong bond with you and with each other. I ask you to help Heather be able to pull the strength when she doesn't think she has anymore to spend each and every available moment with Kaylan through this time.

    Father I ask that you conintuely place this family and medical staff on everyone's mind and in their prayers.

    Kari yarnall