Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mini update

Dan was home last weekend for fall break. He looks great and is still enjoying school. As Dan and Garrett were planning to leave Monday morning, Dan's wheelchair broke. A very specialized part was needed, had to be ordered, and so they were not able to leave until Wednesday night.

Dan has made it through the first half of a semester! His work load is heavy, but he's plodding away. Doing assignments takes more than double the time as before his accident, so we are extremely proud of him for working so hard.

Dan has an amazing attitude. He shared some ministry ideas when he was home. I can never forget that Dan should not be alive, so we know that the Most High God has spared him for some purpose.

Please pray for him: lack of sleep, work load, all 3 wound sites cause pain (trach, pacer, supra pubic). I always tell him that it doesn't seem quite right that he can't move or "feel", yet he has pain.

Thank you, faithful ones, for continuing to check on Dan, especially since we don't update often enough.


Amanda Martin said...

Thank you so much for the update!I can't wait to see where the Lord takes Dan and uses him to further His kingdom! He is able!

The McReavy's said...

We are so excited to see what the Lord has planned for you, Dan! Your courage & faith in God inspires and challenges us! Thank you for not giving up & for keeping your eyes on the Lord!!! You are a blessing to all!!!
The McReavy's

Anonymous said...

Dan, we are so impressed with all you are accomplishing, in spite of how much more complicated it is right now. You're doing great! We continue to pray for you and know there is a plan in all of this.

Sergio and Janni

Anonymous said...

HI Dan and Family,
We really appreciate your updates. We are thrilled that you are thriving in school again.May the Lord continue to open doors of ministry for you and may you continue to walk in His ways...step by step He will lead...
The Basiles in Puebla

Anonymous said...

The students at Cedarville...are blessed to have Dan with them. Many of the have told me that when they have something they want to give up on they think of Dan. They see you as a inspiration.
Thanks again.

Down Memory Lane said...

"ministry ideas" Oh, Dan, God has His Hand on you and your ministry is so precious. Thank you for being the encouragement that we need so often. I can hardly wait to see the ministry that God is planning for you. Thanks for telling us some of the things that are hard, like the "pain" you feel etc. Prayers are going up all over for you. This Sunday I will put your name on our church prayer list. The pastor is so faithful every week to pray through the list. Love you Dan and so proud to be your "gramma".

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear from you all. I continue to pay for Dan daily. Why is it he has pain but paralized??? Is this b/c it is an incomplete? No doubt Jesus is taking this tragedy and making it for His glory. I pray for many things for Dan and one is joy and happiness!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your family is a blessing to us. Thanks for continuing to update on Dan's progress. God is using all of you for HIS glory!
Austin fam - Portage, MI

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear how well Dan is doing! That is such a blessing! We will be praying for guidance as to what area God would have Dan to work in the ministry. Give Him your ALL, DAN! He is worthy!

Rejoicing with you and continuing to pray for you,

The Lohners, Iguala, Guerrero

Anonymous said...

You are on my heart today and I am praying right now for you. Stay strong by soley relying on His strength and not you own. Take care my friend.
Psalm 46:10

Anonymous said...

Let us know how things are going...miss hearing you news.

Anonymous said...

Whats up guys???