This is an email Pete (Brent's dad) wanted you all to read.
Another update on Brent---
Well there are times in a persons life that are benchmarks, today may have been one of those days.
A long time ago, we knew a young woman with terminal cancer--we prayed,we prayed, we prayed--asking God to heal her and make her whole again.She was so young, had children, was a rock in the local congregation--so much to live for........ in class one evening we were again speaking to God about her, someone in the back of the class spoke up and said "I'm mad at God! He should heal her!" A very wise person spoke up and reminded us that God may look at things differently than we do. God is more interested in the spiritual welfare of his children, than the possible physical problems. I know this is hard, but try to think about it. In my eyes, that is exactly true--God will be able to use Brent.
Kathy and I are very lucky in the strong church that Brent is a part of-- currently the elders are on their way to pray over Brent.
Please remember that Kathy and I know, beyond any doubt, God is in control and has a plan--we continue to pray for a miracle.
Please pray that God will use Brent to show how powerful and awesome He is. He has already answered many of our prayers. We strongly believe that through prayer God CAN heal Brent completely. We pray that He can use Brent to strengthen our faith and others. --Kathy
So much in Him!
Pete & Kathy
Please continue to pray and pass this along so that others can begin praying as well. We will continue to update as soon as there is any other information.
For those of you who have asked about sending cards, you can send them to Brent and Jays house and Jay will bring them to the family. As soon as we get an address at the hospital where they can receive cards I will post it.
1611 Wagon Wheel Dr
Little Rock, AR 72211
Re: Food Preparation
For those of you who would like to prepare food for the family we would like to coordinate this in hopes of preventing over abundance as well as a lack of food. The only day that is being covered thus far is Thursday evening. They do have transportation to pick up food if it cannot be dropped off at the hospital.
Dec. 10th Carol Hix is providing taco's from Taco Bueno for dinner
Dec. 11th Cynthia Matthews & Amanda Slayton - Sandwiches
Dec. 12th Tia would like to prepare a meal to be delievered around 5:30 pm
Dec. 13th Bill is providing pizza for the family.
Dec. 14th BESH, out of Tavares, Florida the company that Brooke Ward works for is providing food this night.
Dec. 16th Sara Kathryn Smith is providing food for this night.
Call before you take food up there and I will post it to everyone up to date
501-366-1492 Jay Cell
We aren't sure of the best way to keep this organized but for now if you would like to post in a comment to this post on when you could provide and even what you may bring others can see when/what to bring. Meals and/or possible finger foods and/or sandwiches would be fine.
There are 9 family members staying in the waiting room each day to give you an idea of what to prepare for.
Canned drinks, water bottles and ice are very helpful as well.
Anything that you would like to do would be greatly appreciated.
Update: Blood Drive
Will be held at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. More information below under the post "Blood Donation"