Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pray for Grandpa Jack

Some of you may know how Ryan and i got to know each other, but few people know the WHOLE story. Ryan and i knew each other as since we were 5 and 7 respectively. We became good friends in high school and started dating the end of my senior year. Ryan attended North Central and we broke up for a good while there. We obviously got back together and the rest is history.

However, our story really started before we were born, before our parents were even born. Our grandparents were friends. They were friends and co-workers together. Ryan's mom babysat my mom. They grew up together.

Ryan's grandfather, Jack Sturtevant, attended a tent revival meeting and came to know the Lord as his personal Saviour. He invited my mom to come and she came to know the Lord through Jack. Since than, my mom's whole side of the family came to know the Lord as well as Ryan's. Our grandparents still attend the same church together today. Their friendship has grown and blossomed as they grew together in the Lord. Ryan and i joke that we really didn't stand a chance of NOT being together. Our grandparents are prayer warriors.

Well, now it is our turn to pray for Jack. He was diagnosed with lung cancer last week. The test results just came in and they are not good. It is inoperable and with our chemo and radiation, there is just a few months left. Radiation and chemo will double that. Jack is the foundation of his family, the patriarch. We proudly named our son after his great grandpa Jack.

We now must pray. God can do anything and we are praying for a complete healing. Jack is in great health. You would never know by looking at him that he was sick. We are believe God and trusting in him. We believe in healing. We are praying. Will you pray as well?

Grandpa Jack on Christmas day. He got a duster and was very excited!


Kurt said...

Abbey and I have been praying for Jack.

Crystal Leigh said...

yes! your mom told me about grandpa Jack, and I've been praying for him.

Karen said...

Absolutely I will pray for Jack. I have known him my entire life and always looked up to him for wisdom. I can well imagine that he acts really healthy. He's always been that way. He's not going to let something like this get him down. I know Jack is already rejoicing in his deliverance and I'm doing the same.