Monday, July 23, 2012

What I can share.

What I can share..."this was not the plan."  Summer being in Oregon while Zane and eleven of our thirteen children remain behind in Northern, Uganda.  What we thought would be a short term separation has turned into something much more.  The Lord has not revealed all of the details, but we would ask for your prayers and intercession. Mountains, huge mountains, are going to need to be moved.  The cattle on a thousand hills that God speaks of in Psalm 50:10...well, he just might have to sell about 100 head.

What I can share...hearts will need to be soft towards our families unique situation, from the High Court Judge to the children's living relatives.

What I can was determined, through a series of new blood tests, that Summer does indeed have Lyme's Disease as well as Vitamin D deficiency.  There is also suspicion that she is still being plagued by parasites.  Right now she is taking two different antibiotics and high doses of vitamin D.  Side effects are common.  In three weeks time Summer will return to the Naturopath for yet another drug to be introduced, this one is meant to target the Lyme's Disease spirochetes.  Would you please pray for Summer's body, she is very weak and frail.

What I can share...we are surrounded by an amazing church family. There is so much love and compassion.

What I can share...we will continue to minister the word "to the ends of the earth" no matter where we call home.

What I can share...Zane is leaning hard on the Lord.  Summer is the one who usually takes care of all the children's files/court documents, etc.  Explaining all of this over on-line chat can be challenging, especially to a man who is busy pastoring two churches, preparing for a team and functioning as a single father.

What I can share...we know that we are loved by the Lord.  His plans are not our plans.  And even though none of this makes sense right now, He will reveal all things in His perfect timing.

What I can share...we need your prayers, encouragement and support.

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"I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."  Psalm 50


Mama D’s Dozen said...

So so sorry.

So so hard.

Lifting you up in prayer.


We Are Family said...

Continued prayer -
Summer, Do you know Andrea Young? She has a blog, Babe of My Heart.
She HAD Lymes disease. She has been healed. She might be a great resource for you.

Anonymous said...

Daily prayer for you and the family. Lymes makes so much sense. I have a friend healed from it through a naturopath. Let me know if you want to connect with her for knowledge of her journey.
Love to you all - so wish I could be there to help with the kids.

Jamie Garcia said...

praying for your family and healing for Summer. God bless

Treasures Evermore said...


JG said...

Adding all this to my prayer list.

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Lifting up your family!

Sarah Boston said...

Summer, wow! I can't imagine what you and Zane are trying to figure out right now. All the uncertainty and struggle to figure it all out! That's tough! I'm encouraged to hear your attitude about it all! Isn't it good that God is faithful to us and knows every step before we take it?!!! I know and trust that God will show you all the details and know that He has much more great things in store for you all! Thankfully He uses our trials to glorify His name and He uses us as His hands and His feet no matter where we are when we are willing! We are praying and PLEASE, PLEASE let me know if there is anything I can do to help! I know you have a lot of support, but whatever I can do to help, I'm here!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Dear Summer,

My heart breaks.....knowing this must be sooo very very very very hard. I can not even imagine. Know that we are covering you in prayers!!! YOU, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR HUBBY'S MINISTRY, YOUR CHILDREN- THE COURTS and BIO FAMILIES, THE CHURCHES YOU MINISTER TO, AND EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!!

My heart is breaking, but I know the ONLY ONE who can mend your hearts!!!! PRAYING that HE WILL CONTINUE to do what HE HAS PLANNED FOR YOU!!!!!!!

Ashley said...

Praying from Colorado!

I stumbled across your blog a several weeks ago, and have prayed for you often. I was surprised to find out that your supporting church is an off-chute of Applegate. I have listened to Jon Courson on the radio and online for 12yrs.

Rom 8:28!


Shonni said...

I am so sorry and will be praying for your family.

The Banks said...

praying for your family summer.