Prayer

Monday, September 8, 2008

I was goose-bumpy tonight after a phone conversation with a complete stranger.  Our wonderful pediatrician had a nutritionist friend of hers contact me about Evie’s “failure to thrive”.  A pleasant South African lady called and introduced herself as Lere.  She graciously offered suggestions in her beautiful manner (Ive always had a thing for accents) for how to increase Evie’s intake.  After a helpful conversation, she explained that she actually knew us and had been praying for our little girl for months.  


Bear with me as I try to unravel this one…

In Ukraine, we hosted a small group in our home on a weekly basis.  Maria was a precious lady from South Africa and joined our group about 18 months ago.  When all of the drama began with Evie in January, our small group in Ukraine began to pray vigilantly.  Maria passed the prayer request along to her teammates Hene and Katie.  They in turn forwarded prayer needs on to all their friends in South Africa and the States.  (we’ve never even met Hene and Katie).  So this woman Lere who called me today just happened to be friends of this couple and was receiving prayer updates on Evie…and was furthermore passing them on to her prayer partners, supporters and friends.  

I stand in awe as the Lord gives me a tiny glimpse of His perspective of the “rippling effect” of prayers across the globe.  

Intricate…
Complex…
Overlaping… 
Intertwining…
A sweet offering of prayers before Him.  
A beautiful thing!

  • Kelly says:

    Wow! Praise the Lord! He sure knows what we need! Prayer is powerful….and we never know how God is going to answer…..!! Thank you for sharing sweet friend! Praying……
    Today…is Joshua’s first day at ‘school’….my brave little boy! =) I’ll let you know how it goes! Love you friend!

  • Anonymous says:

    Mandy!
    I LOVE the blog. Evie is just as beautiful as ever. I’m so glad to hear that she is doing well. God is so good! Bryna 7C RN

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