Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

23 March 2011

March 23: Update on Jonatán

Thank-you for praying and writing and expressing love and concern in so many ways...

We are experiencing God’s grace; He is good!

Jona has been able to get some rest with the help of oxygen (as needed) and pain medication (as needed). Night time is hardest; there just doesn’t seem to be any good position for sleeping since lying down puts extra pressure on his chest. Please pray for Jona (and the family) especially at night. Right now, Esteban is “sleeping” on a mattress on the floor beside Jona’s bed so he can be there for him as needed...

Jona continues to be in amazingly good spirits. He’s such a blessing! He’s still going to school (and attending the Bible Conference services during the day this week.) On Sunday morning, he taught Children’s Church – as usual!

Please continue to pray!

Pray for God's continued grace for Jona.

Pray for Marcos who is right now fighting an upper respiratory problem; he’s wearing a mask so he doesn’t share any possible germs with Jona.

Pray for God’s continued grace for Marcos; he and Jona have always been very close...

Pray for Esteban and Esther. God is giving them amazing grace – but, as you can imagine, it’s very difficult for them to see their boys going through all this.

Pray for continued opportunities for the family to glorify God through this trial.

Pray for God’s provision for extended family in Uruguay.

Pray for complete healing for Jona. Yes, do! Doesn't our Savior tells us to come boldly before His throne?

If you know HIM, you know His promises... HE is the same yesterday, and today, and forever!

Just today I heard once again of His healing a leper; leprosy was a disease that had no cure in that day! In the same passage, we read of His forgiving and then healing the paralytic. Do we really believe that HE still has that same power?!

We are praying (as the family has asked us to do all along) that our Good Shepherd would do what will most glorify HIM. Will you pray that, too?

We appreciate your praying. This is a very difficult time, but we are resting in our loving Lord; HE is always faithful!


Laura said...

Praying right now for a restful night.

Donna said...

Praying for you all. Just attended a memorial service for a young 6yo and was reminded that none of us knows our chosen time. Heaven becomes so much more dear. Praying for healing, for God to be glorified, and for amazing grace.

Deborah said...


Rebeca said...

Definately will be remembering all of these requests before the Throne of Grace. What a wonderful example to all of us is Jona. Please give them our love.
Thanks for the update.

Cathy Gonzalez said...

Hey Debora! We will continue praying for Jona!! Hope all is well with you and your growing babies!!

Cathy Gonzalez

Deborah said...

Thank-you all for praying! We appreciate the many expressions of love.

All is well... God is good!

Carrie said...

I pray for you all often.

Anonymous said...

How many of us are stronger today as Jona shares with us bits of his strength every day!

He is a special young man who brings a smile to my face and a prayer of praise to my heart. I continue to pray for further miracles in and through Jona.

God's blessings and grace to you too, "meine amiga"!


Deborah said...

Danke, "meine amiga"! Your note brings a smile to my face -- just when most needed! :o)

Thank-you for your ministry to Jona -- and to us!

Janine said...

Our family has been praying. Thank you for posting updates; we had been checking today to see how he is doing. We appreciate your ministry to all Jona's praying friends.
Rhett, Janine, Callie and Hudson Gieck