Tuesday, September 07, 2004


Sue holding her precious little Luke.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there, my daughter, Minnie May and I were at Marybridge today for some diagnostic testing for her kidneys. It was a very stressful test but she made a point that we needed to pray for "Our little Luke" and we prayed at the hospital, we did not try to seek you out because we know you are weary but I wanted you to know what an impact you have made on us. God has blessed so many with Luke and we continue to pray for strength and peace each hour of the day. We prayed by the fountain and prayed for a rush of healing water to surround our baby Luke. Again, thanks.
Mauri and Minnie May Price.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update and pictures. We are praying for Baby Luke. Please know we think of him all through the day. My oldest daughter said as she saw me on the computer "how is Baby Luke?" We all feel connected to all of you. May God give you strength and peace... may HE wrap His arms around you now. OH, precious Heavenly Father, we all ask in Your Son's name... please show us Your miracles.... work in Luke LORD.... PLEASE DEAR LORD... allow him to cough and respond... we love YOU Lord! MAY the God give you both strength, & peace.
your new friends in Georgia
Billy, Teena, Michael 19, Mandi 15, Dakota 11, Alyssa 7, Wyatt 2 1/2, Wesley 13 months

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue..I just laid my hand on the computer screen, on the picture of you and Luke, and prayed over you. As one mother's heart reaching out to another's...I send my love and prayers and am believing with you for complete restoration to GODS GLORY!

Jenni said...

Still fighting for you Luke! After reading the last entry about Sue holding her little boy all night and weeping to think of it, I am making it a point that whenever I hold or touch my 17 month old son Aidan, that God knows my deep love for him is intercession for your little boy. Don't give up!

Our Victory in Christ
Romans 8:26-30
26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

A scripture that has been in my heart the last few days as I have been praying for Luke.

Bless you, Jenni Burns

Anonymous said...

I finally figured out how to post something! :-)
The photos of Luke and his family are so precious. If they tug on my heart, just think how much more on our Father's heart!
Interceding for you,
LJS from Tacoma

Julie Ward said...

Sue & Gordy:
I talked with the secretary at my church, Mt.Tahoma Baptist is praying!!!!!!!! Luke is on the list and the pastor and his wife are praying!!!!God Bless!!
~Julie Ward
:-)
@--^----

Anonymous said...

Sue, Gordy and Family

I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and thoughts constantly and I wish that I could be there with you all 24/7. I love you all very much and miss you and miss seeing my little Luke.

I love you Luke and look forward to seeing you very, very soon!

Love,

Sister/Auntie Lori and from Brother/Uncle Lonnie
Brewster, WA

Anonymous said...

Gordy & Sue,
I wondered if you could post a current address where people could send cards or gift cards to your family. I know there are friends and family who would love to do something, but feel so helpless. We can all pray and would love to help in other ways that we can.

Natalie Johnson

Anonymous said...

Sue, Gordy and Luke,
How precious is this picture! Last night as I wept over what was happening and what we believe God is wanting to happen, I was moved to hold my children a little longer and a little tighter than usual. God is with you and He will not stop hearing our prayers. I can't access my computer at school yet so I have printed a couple of the pictures and have taped them to the edges of my monitor as a remind to me that every time I look up at my computer, your precious faces are there and I speak your names and needs to our Heavenly Father. Sue, may God give you extra rest today and tonight as you so faithfully minister to little Luke. Still praying and believing with you.
Mary Healey and family

Anonymous said...

Sue, Gordy and Luke,
How precious is this picture! Last night as I wept over what was happening and what we believe God is wanting to happen, I was moved to hold my children a little longer and a little tighter than usual. God is with you and He will not stop hearing our prayers. I can't access my computer at school yet so I have printed a couple of the pictures and have taped them to the edges of my monitor as a remind to me that every time I look up at my computer, your precious faces are there and I speak your names and needs to our Heavenly Father. Sue, may God give you extra rest today and tonight as you so faithfully minister to little Luke. Still praying and believing with you.
Mary Healey and family

Anonymous said...

Gordy & Sue,

We are still fasting and praying with you and for you. God has raised up a mighty army to pray for Luke and your family! Although we are praying continuously, we especially make it a point to join with what must be hundreds of others at the top of every hour, interceding for Luke. Even Russell is asking me "Is it time? Is it getting close to time?" He too wants to make sure we don't miss the time to join with others praying for Luke. We serve an AWESOME, WONDERFUL, MIGHTY, MERCIFUL, GRACIOUS and LOVING GOD.

Much love,

Jeri

Anonymous said...

Sue & Gordy, We and our church have been praying and shedding tears for Luke, you and your family. We are so thankful for you all. God's will be done, we love you! The Hohisel family.

Leon said...

That's what this is all about. A boy with his mother (family). Thanks for the picture. Just so you know - there are people who don't stop in here, or at my blog, that know about Luke and talk about him. I mentioned Luke to someone and he had heard about Luke from a friend. If people are like me: they are thinking more about friends and family and calling/emailing/talking more.

You're looking better Luke. Just think soon you can eat turnips (eeeeew!), broccoli (eeeeew!), and brussel sprouts (eeeeew!). You will also eat cookies (yay!), icecream (yay!), and cake (yay!).

Take care Luke.

Sean and Karen Price said...

Sue,
What a beautiful picture of you and your son. He is an angel!! You look great considering all you have been through this last 8 days. Father I pray a special prayer right now that you will touch Sue and grant her rest, that you will be the lifter of her head and you will let peace flow through her like a mighty river. I continue Lord to lift up Luke and pray for total healing of his brain and total restoration of his swallowing reflex. You are a mighty God and you love Luke so much. Keep him in your wings,let him rest as long as he needs for his body to renew and raise him up mightily for your glory and honor in Jesus precious name Amen.

Sean and Karen Price said...

Sue,
What a beautiful picture of you and your son. He is an angel!! You look great considering all you have been through this last 8 days. Father I pray a special prayer right now that you will touch Sue and grant her rest, that you will be the lifter of her head and you will let peace flow through her like a mighty river. I continue Lord to lift up Luke and pray for total healing of his brain and total restoration of his swallowing reflex. You are a mighty God and you love Luke so much. Keep him in your wings,let him rest as long as he needs for his body to renew and raise him up mightily for your glory and honor in Jesus precious name Amen.

Anonymous said...

We are still praying and fasting with all of you! It's amazing to feel so connected to so many people for this precious little boy.

Gordy and Sue, thank you for keeping us updated and thank you for sharing this picture of Sue with Luke. I am praying for strength for you both. I pray that the Lord continues to hold you up. Daniel, Amy, Natalie, Isaiah, and Ezekiel, I am praying for you too. I am giving praise that you have such a wonderful close family that will help you all through the rough times, and praise with you through the good! Hang in there! I know the Lord is still working miracles with Luke! You all have an amazing bond. I really enjoyed watching you all at church this weekend, and at the wedding and how you interact. I enjoyed watching Ezekiel and Isaiah running around and laughing. I know it brings joy to God's heart as well. I am standing firm that Luke will be there with all his brothers and sisters again!

God Bless you all! Much love, Teresa.

Kim said...

Luke is in our Prayers! My daughter actually "died" for over 40 mintues before being revived (her story is at www.PreemieTwins.com). Miracles do happen, they just take time. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

What a precious picture!! I have a picture of Gordy,Sue holding Luke,nd Deedo on my desk and throughout the day I send prayers up to our Lord. Teachers and other staff come through and ask "Hows Luke?". Today the mail man asked and I shared the outpouring of prayers and love that are being circulated on Lukes behalf, he too will spread the word. Luke you are loved!!! We're standing with you. Jeff and Sue and our precious sons!

Gordy AKA Luke's Dad said...

To answer the question regarding cards, for those that do not know our address, I would like you to send the cards to our church and they will pass them along to us. The church address is below:

Living Way Church
8605 Washington Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Thank You, Luke's Dad

Anonymous said...

I just received this on my prayer chain. I shared this with my husband and as we look at little Luke laying in his mama's arms we are filled with the love of jesus for this little guy. we will lift him up in prayer and continue to do so. May God hold your son in his loving arms and heal his little precious body. May he strengthen both of you for this journey. Through our father all things are possible. It is in his hands and his will. May God Bless you, jeff and tracy, Indiana

Anonymous said...

If you want to contact other parents of children who nearly drowned for suggestions on treatment or support please check out http://www.hugsfoundation.org/index.html . Many of the parents have left email addresses for contacting them.
Mine and my childrens prayers are with you Luke, day and night.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sight. Be strong and take care of yourself. I pray for all of your babies.
Melanee Hart - Rogers, AR

Anonymous said...

Baby Luke-
We love you and we prayed for you, and I really really love you Baby Luke. God will protect you and keep you safe. Jesus' mommy is praying for you too. We lit a candle and prayed special prayers for you. I really hope you get better soon so I can meet you.
Sydney (5 years old) and Dominic (3 years old) Marinos

Anonymous said...

Gordy, thanks for posting that pic! How precious! I printed it and put it on our 'fridge. We trust you had some restful sleep after holding that big boy all night, Sue!
Prayers,
C&K, Japan

Anonymous said...

We love you and we are praying still! We ask God's blessings on you tonight and always. My mother has come for a visit and sends her love - she has been following the blog. We rest in the knowledge that Luke is cradled in the arms of Jesus. Hugs and kisses to Luke, Gordy, Sue, Daniel, Amy, Natalie, Isiah and Deedo!
Love,
Auntie Rena & Uncle Joe

Anonymous said...

Gordy thanks so much for the picture. Just this morning I thought it would be so nice to have a picture of Sue holding little Luke, and here it is! I can hardly wait to hold the little guy, too.

Love you both,

Jill

Anonymous said...

Gordy and Sue and Kids,

I need to go to bed, but it pains me to be away from here. I come every 1/2 hour when I am home from work. I hold my breath until the site comes on screen. I come to share with you and all the 1,000's who are praying for our little Luke. Praise God for His greatness and wisdom. He is so very awesome and I thank Him every moment for bringing me into your lives. Lord God, let us all rest this night in you. We know you will take care of all our needs, whatever they may be, Lord. Cover this wonderful family with your hand of peace and rest. Thank you Jesus for your merciful grace and almighty love...Sue I love seeing you holding little Luke. I am reminded when my four children were babies and I could hold them tight to my breast and feel their hearts beat next to mine. There is nothing so great as a mother's touch, except the touch of our Lord. And we all know he is touching Luke, you and your family and all of us. The love which shines from your face is so comforting. Thank you for that.

Loving and Praying..,

Grandma Barbara

Luke...You look so comfy in Mommy's arms. You are safe there little boy, just sleep and she will care for you. Your Mommy, Daddy and brothers and sisters love you so much, I love you so much, all these wonderful people here who are praying for you love you so much and Jesus loves you even more. Night, Night...Sleep Tight...Happy Dreams and we will see you in the morning...

Anonymous said...

Gordy and Sue,

I want to share something I read today on a blog called Buried Tresure. I posted a link to your blog in the comments and Carmon replied that their family will be praying for Luke. They have 9 kids :)

It is about perspective. You can go there and read it, its a little long to post here but it goes along with the scripture that my wife Jenni posted above.

09/06/2004: "Perspective"There is more evil in the least sin than in the greatest affliction. ~Jeremiah Burroughs

Anonymous said...

Gordy and Sue,

I want to share something I read today on a blog called Buried Tresure. I posted a link to your blog in the comments and Carmon replied that their family will be praying for Luke. They have 9 kids :)

It is about perspective. You can go there and read it, its a little long to post here but it goes along with the scripture that my wife Jenni posted above.

09/06/2004: "Perspective"There is more evil in the least sin than in the greatest affliction. ~Jeremiah Burroughs

sptlswallow said...

Sue and Gordy,
My brother works with Gordy and told me about Luke. You all have been in our prayers. Bill emailed me this blog and how grateful I was to get it. I thanked God when I saw your site that we serve a God who is full of miracles. He can do what no doctor can! Praise His name. I will add Luke to our Prayer chain and will continue to lift you all up to the one who cares the most!

Our love to you all,
Steph, Tom, Matt and Michael

Anonymous said...

We are praying with you for Luke's healing. Thank you
Father.

Novotny Family said...

So wonderful to see Mommy and Luke....Praying you have had some rest today....Today as we have prayed for you each hour I am reminded that we serve the same God that parted the sea, raised Lazaurs..He never changes..He is the almighty God.

Luke you are a precious child of GOD....keep fighting baby....you will not believe how many new friends you have....and YES we are all waiting to hug and kiss you....Praying you have a peaceful night sleep

Trisha

Gordy AKA Luke's Dad said...

I am having troubles with posting to the blog, please be patient. Luke's Dad

Anonymous said...

I am having trouble posting to the blog.

Luke's Dad

Leon said...

Test comment 12:22 am

CraigH said...

The praise team I lead at church practiced tonight and we prayed together for Luke both through song and our closing prayer circle. In prayer and meditation we played and sang many of our favorites: AwesomeGod, Sanctuary, Breathe (a gift from Gordon), TheHeartOfWorship, LeadMeLord, LordILiftYourNameOnHigh, Hungry, LiftUpYourHearts, ComeNowIsTheTimeToWorship, ThyWord, and several others. There are some very powerful lyrics throughout these songs that brought us near tears and joy. We prayed and will all continue to pray for Luke's fluids to be managed through some better coughing, for the pneumonia to stay away, and for Luke's lung to refill.

God, please heal this young boy if it's your will. Amen.

-Spirit 'n' Soul at St. Joseph's church in Issaquah

Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy & Sue, Thanks for all the updates and pictures. Each time I dial on to this site I feel as if I am joining a prayer meeting that is already in session. As I read, I join my prayer and faith with everyone else and expect our Mighty God to move His hand on Luke's behalf! Praise His Wonderful Name!

As I was doing my devotions this morning (Wednesday), one of the scriptures was out of Isaiah and just wanted to share it with you.

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock.

Dear Jesus, today we thank you for your word that reminds us that you are totally in control and we just need to look to you. Right now Father, once again we place little Luke 100% in Your hands and ask you Father for your perfect will to be done in his life today. WE trust totally in You. Thank you Jesus for your peace that passes all our understanding. Amen

WE love you all and continue to stand with you in spirit and much prayer!

Pauli Green

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the pictures and for keeping us all posted. I have saved Luke as my screensaver so each time he pops up at work on my screen I pray for him. My family, friends and church are holding him up in prayer!

Novotny Family said...

Be sure to scroll down the page and go to Luke's Dad's
sign-in page...he is updating us there as well....since the blog is having some troubles with posting...

Novotny Family said...

Be sure to scroll down the page and go to Luke's Dad's
guest book...click on it...he is updating us there as well....since the blog is having some troubles with posting...

Anonymous said...

You all were the first thing that came to mind this morning. I pray for you today. God Bless you all.
I pray for healing for Luke. I pray for peace and
sweet words from our Father to your hearts. love Bobbi

Anonymous said...

THOUGHTS FOR YOU!

Anonymous said...

Still here, still praying. Thinking of you all!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for keeping everyone informed on Luke's progess and for the pictures. I have saved Luke's picture as my background and screensaver so while I'm at work I pray eachtime his picture pops up on my screen. My family, friends and church are continually holding Luke and your family up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy, Sue and family and Ray and Barbara,
I want to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray you feel God's presence and peace. Love, Rose Turner (a friend of Chuck and Shirley's)

Anonymous said...

Angelic. Sue you are such a wonderful Mother. God has blessed your children with a great mother.

Anonymous said...

Gordy and Sue,

I want to share something I read today on a blog called Buried Tresure. I posted a link to your blog in the comments and Carmon replied that their family will be praying for Luke. They have 10 kids :)

It is about perspective. You can go there and read it, its a little long to post here but it goes along with the scripture that my wife Jenni posted above.

Chris

09/06/2004: "Perspective"There is more evil in the least sin than in the greatest affliction. ~Jeremiah Burroughs

Anonymous said...

Still praying for Luke and the rest of the family all the time.

Jasmyn

Anonymous said...

Amen Sue Amen, Keep up the faith. Please share our love with Luke.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy, Sue and family,
Woke up with Luke and your precious family on our hearts this morning. We are "bombarding" Heaven for you all! While reading in Psalms this morning we read Psalm 77:10-14....was very encouraging to us and we know for you, also. We love you so very much....you will be getting some vegetable soup today! May you sense God's presence and love in a very "special" way this morning. Auntie and Uncle Hugs for each of you!

Leon said...

Gordy the system seems to be working again. If you have large posts as drafts try a small test post like at my blog. This should make things work. I am at my volunteer job so I can't email you. Wed 12:11 pm.

Hi ya Luke, You got some more teddies today. I hope you are fine.

Leon said...

Gordy the system seems to be working again. If you have large posts as drafts try a small test post like at my blog. This should make things work. I am at my volunteer job so I can't email you. Wed 12:11 pm.

Hi ya Luke, You got some more teddies today. I hope you are fine.

Mommy_2 said...

Your precious little one is being brought before the Lord in many prayers. We pray that God will restore him completely and he will be able to be home and running around like any other 18 month old very soon.

The Tilley Family

Anonymous said...

Hello.. I haven't emailed in a while.. just letting you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers all the time...Bless you all...
Love,
Roxana

Anonymous said...

Sue and Gordy,

I just want you to know that I am praying hourly for Luke here at work and that you all are constantly in my thoughts!!!


Love you all,

Sister/Auntie Lori

Anonymous said...

God Bless.