Thursday, September 02, 2004

Where are you?

I know there are people all over this world praying for Luke and I have a request. As a testimony of how God is spreading this word, would you just add a comment to this post and let everyone know where you are located, I know this would be a great encouragement to all of the family.

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Gordy AKA Luke's Dad said...

I figure I should kick this off.

This is Luke's Dad and I am praying for Luke in Tacoma, WA

Anonymous said...

Your brother Joe & Sister-In-Law Rena in Lynnwood - watching, waiting and sending up lots of heartfelt prayers for you all!

Anonymous said...

Martin & Wilka Michaelson
praying in Tacoma WA
My family and parents' church in Makakoff, Texas praying also

Anonymous said...

Martin & Wilka Michaelson
praying in Tacoma WA
My family and parents' church in Makakoff, Texas praying also

Anonymous said...

Maria Nicodemus
Arlington, WA
Continuing to pray for Luke and his family!

sandy said...

I am thinking about and praying for Luke and your family every day.
It truely is a miracle that he is coming aroung. He must be a strong little boy to endure so much. I agree with what you said about everybody praying for him have so much to do with his recovery.

Connie Reeders mom in Moses Lake
Sandy Millican

Anonymous said...

Chuck, Brenda, and Benjamin Jones -Lakewood, WA

Anonymous said...

Luke's story has truly touched me, and I am constantly checking this page for updates. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. I look forward to your post that says Luke has recovered. I myself have 5 children, and one of my son's is about the same age as your baby Luke. I can only imagine how hard this period of waiting is for you and your family. God Bless.

Leslie Johnson
San Antonio, TX

P.S. Congratulations on your upcoming new addition.

Anonymous said...

Gail,St. Thomas More Prayer Chain & Cursillo community in Lynnwood WA giving thanks that our loving Father holds you all in the palm of His hand. Many prayers offered in gratitude for the daily miracle & blessing of Luke's life & family. Rm 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Are hearts are with you and your family Gordon. We are keeping a close watch through the blog. Let us know when we can help.

-John & Mikki

Anonymous said...

natalie searles sister
lakewood wa.

Anonymous said...

This is Julie Ritter, Husband Shane and our 8 children praying for you and your family in Charlotte, North Carolina! May our Lord restore sweet Luke! Blessings, Julie

mmw said...

My dear friends Bob and Mandy Blackmon informed me of your situation and asked for prayers for Luke and his family. I forwarded the message to my family in Austin, Texas. You are all on my mind and in my prayers. I am in Silver City, New Mexico. God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Luke and his family. We serve a gracious, glorious Father. From Maple Valley Presbyterian Church, Maple Valley Wash.

Anonymous said...

The Waltons - "Frite Bob ;) and Family" - Douglass Kansas

Jenni said...

Christian, Jenni and Aidan Burns-Burlington, WA
We have also informed the prayer chain at our church, Crossroads Covenant and as well the prayer chain at another church in the area, View Crest Assembly of God.
Bless you guys, and stay strong, our God is the God of the impossible!

Anonymous said...

Webster, Holly, and Boden. Olympia,WA
God bless the gifted hands at Childrens Hosp. We have also had many encounters with our family at Childrens, and the doctors and nurses deffinetly believe in the power of prayer and miracles. Keep up the winning run in your marathon Luke and family!

Anonymous said...

In the last 45 minutes you've already had 16 people answer. In case you haven't noticed we are all glued to our computers waiting on updates about Luke. I'm glad that you had such a great idea about how to keep us updated.

Thanks,
Jasmyn - Lakewood, WA

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Luke and the rest of the Searles here in Nebraska City, NE

Tom and Karen Shudak and kids

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Luke and the family.
Raymond - Kent, WA

Anonymous said...

The Shay family in Nanticoke PA adds their prayers, and has asked everyone we know to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Hello Searles family! My Mom told me Tuesday about what happened to Luke. And I'm believing for a miracle! I have also put Luke on the prayer chain at our church & last night at youth service I asked my students to pray. So you can add the adults & youth of Lighthouse Assembly (in Coarsegold, CA) to your prayer network list.

Here's a scripture God gave me a while ago for myself, and I want to share it with Luke.

Isaiah 43.1-2, "But now, oh Israel - the chosen people, hear what the Lord who created you says: 'Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!'"

And as I was praying for Luke and you (Mr. & Mrs. Searles and family) the following scripture came to mind for you.

James 1.2-4, "Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything."

I love you guys & you are all in our prayers.
Megan Green (Brent & Pauli Green's daughter)
Coarsegold, CA (near Fresno)

Anonymous said...

We have family, friends, and many prayer chains praying in the following areas; Colorado, Michigan, Florida, Nevada, Germany, and Japan.
The Stevenson from Colorado

Anonymous said...

The Boisen family and all of Worldbase Scandinavia here in Kristiansand, Norway are praying constantly for baby Luke, his awesome siblings and absolutely incredible mommy and daddy.

Anonymous said...

The prayer circle continues to expand through another team of 12 at work, 4 neighbors, the lady at the restaurant, and the staff of the bloodmobile yesterday. Get that cough out Luke!

Craig, Eileen, Jake, and Abby of Issaquah, WA

Anonymous said...

we're right here at your WORK, Gordon! I'm just downstairs! We're all pulling for you.

Kent, WA

Anonymous said...

Marvin and Grace here in central Alberta, Canada.
Praying for baby Luke. The pictures are great.
Praying for Luke's parents and family as well.

Anonymous said...

Eric, Sarah and Brianne Casper (Nicodemus)
Praying and passing a request for prayer to many many people, Friends, Co-workers and other family.
Marysville, WA

Anonymous said...

The Blackmon's informed us of Luke's situation. Our family is praying for Luke from Kent, WA.

Jason, Marsi, Andrew & Catherine Napier

Anonymous said...

We're keeping a constant line of prayer, day and night, for Luke, you and your family, Gordon. Handed on through friends and family accross the country, and I hope they will chime in here for you.

Sherry from Finance at work

Anonymous said...

Praying for you at your work location.

Psalms 50:15 - And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

- Alexis

Anonymous said...

I heard about your little boy through a faithful brother in Christ. He asked for prayer for a 'pool accident'.

I cannot imagine what you are going through right now, I can only know for sure that God will hold you up as you rely on Him.

Please know that I am praying for a full recovery for Luke and for comfort for your family. I live in the NW subs of Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Mary Anne and I are following your postings continually.
We are with you for the long road you all have ahead.
I don't respond much because I don't know what to say.
I feel proud to know people like your family and feel blessed to be related.

Be strong for the long haul.
I to am praying my best.

Keith

Anonymous said...

John & Nan and our three sons from Hillsboro, OR. John Nan, and Matt were in Nepal with Tom last year. We will keep praying. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Gordy,
Teresa, Eda, Chuck (my co workers)and myself are here at work in Auburn, WA. praying diligently for Luke, you, Sue, and the rest of your family. I have the picture of Luke and his teddy bear as the backdrop on my computer screen. I love him and can't wait to see his smiling face back in church, as well as you and Sue. Please tell Sue we love her.

Bob Hart

Nathan said...

I am in Centralia, Wa. Praying daily believing God. Sure love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Kent, WA at your work Gordon. I also have my church, Peninsula Christian Fellowship in Gig Harbor, WA praying for Luke, as well as your family and Mary Bridge. If you need anything I live right down the street from Mary Bridge and would be happy to help out in any way!

God is faithful and will restore Luke...

Connie Riggio

Anonymous said...

The Ruff clan of Lakewood WA (John, Rosa, Rowena, Daniel, Rhonda, Alexander, Donna, and kids) along with Richard and Shari Ruff of Omaha NE are praying fiercely for God's continued miracles for Luke.

John & Rosa

Anonymous said...

Your brothers and sisters in Christ from FamilyLife Ministries in Little Rock, Arkansas are praying non stop for all concerned.

Your Family in Christ
Carol (CSR)

Anonymous said...

This is "Jim's" (guardian angel) sister, Lin. Jim is on his way home to CA & stopped by to visit us in Sacramento. He is checking Luke's progress daily. It is so nice that you have a web site for updates. We are all praying for Luke & your family.

Anonymous said...

I am from Sedro Woolley WA. I pray that the lord will
give you and your family the courage and strength to
walk this miracle with God.

Anonymous said...

Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul Mofjeld in Seattle are all praying for Luke and the entire family. We have many friends who have also added Luke to their prayers as well.

Anonymous said...

Amy Searles-Lakewood, WA
I just got to see him and he was kinda opening his eyes. Thank you all so much for yours prayers you all are such a blessing. I love you all.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke from San Diego, CA

Anonymous said...

Gordy & Sue
We are praying constantly for little Luke. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers for that matter. Many scriptures have come to mind to us throughout this ordeal, but we have been drawn to the ones which highlight the power of prayer. One in particular comes from James, the fourth chapter: "And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well: the Lord will raise him up. . . . The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

Larry & Katie Bannister in Steilacoom, WA

Brett said...

Brett praying in Kent. Lake Washington United Methodist prayer chain going for you in Kirkland!

Anonymous said...

Hello Searles!
Ever since I heard about Luke on Tuesday morning I have been praying for him. Many people at my church are praying for him as well.
- Rachael
Tacoma, WA

Anonymous said...

Hello Searles!
Ever since I heard about Luke on Tuesday morning I have been praying for him. Many people at my church are praying for him as well.
- Rachael
Tacoma, WA

Anonymous said...

Gordon, your friends in Merchandising at work are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. My family in NJ along with the Ringoes (NJ) Presbyterian Church prayer chain are also sending spiritual support.
Cyndi M.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy, Sue & family -

The Firman family, the Nepal 2004-5 teams, and Evergreen Christian Center in Hillsboro, Oregon are praying for you and for Luke.

Anonymous said...

Robert from First Unted Methodist Church, Howell, MI

Praying

Anonymous said...

Gordon

I hope and pray Luke fully recovers.

Dave Sellinger

Anonymous said...

It is our privilege to pray for Luke and your family and we have passed the requests on to our extended family.

Stay strong in the Lord,

The Hohn's in Lakewood, WA

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts & prayers are with you! Carol S & Jim O

Anonymous said...

I work with Gordon and live in North Seatte. I'm praying hard for little Luke as are members of my church, Messiah Lutheran. I also sent a prayer request to my sister-in-law in Kuwait who forwarded it to 40 others across the globe!
Lois

Anonymous said...

The Rays and Prices in Lakewood and Steilacoom, as well as co-workers in Lacey and University Place are holding you all up in prayer and rejoicing at God's mercy and grace.

Anonymous said...

We are holding Luke and your family in prayer.
Robin La Moria
Family Minister
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Federal Way, Washington

Anonymous said...

I am praying in Centralia,WA and have dear friends praying in both Hawaii and Missouri, plus all over our state!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke and your entire family in IL

Anonymous said...

Chris Moore praying and believing for God's wonderful healing power for Luke Searles.

Centralia, WA

Anonymous said...

"Be Strong and Courageous do not be frightened and do not be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
Remember to stay connected to the King of King Jesus Christ! (Joshua 1:8)
We are praying for you (Dad) your family and for LUKE!
Jeff (FamilyLife Staff)Little Rock Arkansas

Anonymous said...

Gordon & Sue: Our family and our church in Lacey/Puyallup respectively have been praying for Luke and your family. We will continue praying for Luke's recovery as well as for the peace that the Lord has given you during this time. 2 Corithians 1:3 - 4, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Fater of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." I pray this for you and your family.
Grace and Peace to you,
The Santimaw's
Joe, Lori, Christian, and Aaron

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordy,

As we were praying for Luke last night at church, the Lord gave me a picture. I saw little Luke laying there, as angels surrounded him, and the Lord was working on him. I could see him "knitting" him back together, a little at at time. The Lord said to be patient, that the healing may not be all at once, but God as our Great Surgeon is restoring Luke.

Reading your updates, i can see that happening. It may be baby steps, but God is performing an awesome miracle through Luke!

We are continually praying for all of you. Sue and Gordy, we are praying for strength and peace for you both, along with the rest of the family.

-Teresa Huster (along with Lawrence and my mom Karen Ohlheiser) here in Tacoma, WA

Anonymous said...

Ellensburg is praying for Luke. We know and believe that all things are possible for God. There is nothing to great for Him! He is faithful and true to His Word!

Our love to you all.

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my thoughts constantly. Most people will never know anything like the trials youve been through in the last couple days. I hope that the faith and love expressed on this site is at least of some comfort to you and yours until such time as you have much more joyous news to share.

Samantha- Kent, WA

Anonymous said...

Gordon and Family,
Our hearts go out to all of you. My family and I are praying for little Luke - stay strong.

Joaquin R. - San Francisco, CA

Anonymous said...

Searle Family,
Mike and I are praying for you in Maple Valley. We have also asked Mike's family in Ellensburg to pray, too. We know God will do amazing things through this.
Love, Mike & Selina Kelly

Anonymous said...

My prayers are coming from Hillsboro OR God is great
Bob

Anonymous said...

HI, I am praying in Sidcup a small town outside London in England, United Kingdom. May God bless you and heal your precious child
Henrietta, mom to 12

Anonymous said...

Lis & I have Luke (and all of the Searles, and Cindy; what a nightmare it must have been to have discovered him in the pool) constantly in our hearts and in our thoughts.

With Love and compassion,

Lis and Ray from Denmark

Anonymous said...

We're praying at Grace Baptist Church of Puyallup, WA - receiving daily email updates from Lori Santimaw, but now we can read your blog. God is good, and He does good. We are praying.
Erin Oliver, Puyallup, WA

Anonymous said...

We're praying for Luke & his family in Wyoming.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Luke throughout the day and night! We have never met but are friends of Tom Nicodemus' as well as all of us being brothers and sisters in Christ. We live in Banks Oregon and are part of the Evergreen Christian Center family. We pray for all of you and your family and that you remain strong and continue vigilant prayer.

God created us from dust and Luke is part of that miracle. Jesus, via the power of He who sent Him, can heal us all and Luke is under His wing of love. Through Jesus all things are possible, there is no child too sick or too far beyond His reach.

Jesus we pray that You restore Luke as our Father made him.

If Luke could pray for himself right now, perhaps he might pray...
Heal me, O Lord and I shall be healed; save me,
and I shall be saved; for thou art my praise.
Jeremiah 17:14

Lord Jesus, Luke is completely in your hands and we ask that you make him whole once again.

In your word you promise:
Whatever you ask for in Prayer with faith you will receive.
Matthew 21:22
and we are requesting just that, let Luke be healed by your power and grace!

Amen,

Jeff, Lynne & Chelsea Dennis
Banks, Oregon

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke and his family - Chris and Sarah Hodges Maple Valley, WA

Anonymous said...

All of your friends here are the office are pulling for you, your family, and of course little Luke. The human body and spirit are incredibly resilient, especially in little ones so hang in there buddy, we’re all praying for you.

Your friends in Kent, WA

Anonymous said...

Rick & Joan Brown & Family in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Also the students & staff of Cornerstone Bible Institute and Calvary Baptist Church -- We're all praying for you and Luke.

Anonymous said...

I too am praying along with Lance Walton, a friend of mine from his church here in Wichita, KS.

My heart joins yours and the many others world-wide lifting up your boy.

God's Blessings!
Brent Boyd

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke and family.

Pensacola, Florida

Anonymous said...

You have family in Schaumburg, Bartlett, and Hillside Illinois...Flagstaff, Arizona,...Rogers, Arkansas all praying for Luke. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep posting so we can keep up with Luke's recovery.
Lundquist and Meyer Families

Anonymous said...

Hey. I just wanna let you know that I've pooled all of my friends together and we are praying for you and your son. Here are just a few locations:

Lakewood, WA
Spokane, WA
Walla, Walla, WA
Renton, WA
Olympia, WA
Gig Harbor, WA

The request for prayer will be carried over to college life and spread there as well.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. Please remember that "All things are possible through Christ who gives us strength. Athol, Idaho

Anonymous said...

God is so awesome! He who started a good work in Luke, will be faithful to complete it. Many spiritual eyes and ears will be opened because of this miracle and God's wonder working power. Ken said last night that one of the results we are seeing is God's people showing the love that has been dormant in their hearts. We love you guys and will keep lifting you up to God and covering you with prayer. The Ahos in Lakewood, WA

Anonymous said...

Gordy and Sue,

Your faith is an awesome testimony! Your family has a hedge of prayer around all of them that is impenetrable! As the grandparents of soon to arrive Isabelle, we take comfort and thank you for posting Isabelle's and Elizabeth's prayer needs as part of your Blog! Luke, we can't wait to have you in our Sunday school class!

Martin and Glynis Lakewood, WA

Anonymous said...

Ruth, Brandon Williams and family, praying for Luke and for your family in Petaluma, CA.

Anonymous said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Luke and the rest of his family...

Lisa, Tom & Max Lee (Seattle, WA)

Anonymous said...

Jim and Heather Smith are praying in Renton, WA. I think of Luke each day. Our son, Ben, is 13 months old so it really hits home for us. God bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Down the road a piece... Bonney Lake, Washington.

We love you so much. We are diligently seeking the Lord and His will for Luke. May Luke become a Great man of God and a super witness to the miraculous power of God!! Amen.

The Gehrke Family

Anonymous said...

More prayers here, from Lakewood, Washington. Knowing that you can trust in the Lord with all your heart, brings peace and reassurance that our prayers are not only heard but acted upon. We are so blessed to have Him! You may thank us for responding, but remember too, we thank you for asking!

May the lord and his spirit be with you and your family forever.

Anonymous said...

Our family is praying here on the east coast. We live in Delaware. We were able to share this morning at our home school gathering and will continue to pray. May God be glorified and give all involved grace and peace! The Tim Wilson Family

Anonymous said...

Wendy and Dave Orth and our 6 blessings here in Leicester, Massachusetts! We're keeping Luke before the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Gordon,

Hang in there. Its amazing the strength to recover God gives children.

Ralph and Pam Day
Sandpoint, Idaho

Anonymous said...

Strongest of prayers and a full recovery to Luke from Petra in Northeasten PA.

Anonymous said...

Don and Sara Crider are praying too. Learned from Pastor Bates e-mail notification Tuesday and am following blog daily and with prayer often. God's blessing and strength to you and the whole family.

Deanna McManus said...

I placed little Luke's beautiful picture on my desktop, which reminds me to pray for him throughout the day. Spiritual hugs from my family to your's.

Your family in Christ,
Deanna McManus -- Scotts Valley, CA

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the LORD continue to breathe new life into your little boy.

Debbie
University Place, WA (part of Lake City Community Church)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that Luke is in my prayers. I'm in Texas.

Anonymous said...

The Hancock family in Phoenix is praying night and day for little Luke.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

We are in Columbus, Georgia and are Jesse & Rebekah Nicodemus' pastors (here anyway). We are praying for your family and for Luke especially. Our church is praying and I have also asked my mother in Buena Park, California to pray and will have her church (Lakewood Assembly of God) to pray as well.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke in Memphis, Tennessee.
God bless you, and your family.

Tom & Shelia

Anonymous said...

Prayers coming from Western Mass. May he continue to improve as each day passes.

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray for Luke, and your entire family. It is wonderful to see the updates and witness how God can do miraculous things. Take care of yourselves, and we will continue to pray for you all.

The Stevenson-Okinawa, Japan

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers. The Cunninghams in Tacoma.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for Luke from Federal Way, WA. Connie

Anonymous said...

Gordon and Family,

Prayers continue from Mary, in Minnetonka, suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After Craig H. told us of Luke on Monday evening, I checked in Tuesday morning, hopeful that you might have found some time to post a short entry to share an update, during what must be an emotionally exhausting situation. I, as others, have found that thankfully you did have news, and it was good news. The confirmation of how quickly God answers prayers was awe inspiring for me that morning. Now I find myself checking in periodically and am every time joyous on the continued developments.

I think this journal (web site) of yours has proven to be just as much a spiritual journey for supporting you, Luke's mom, your children and I'm sure, other family members, who if not able to be physically with you are definitely with you in prayer, along with the many others, known and not known by you. Reading through this journal's prayerful entries from your wide cast of close friends, neighbors, work colleagues, and countless others in your community/church and around the world, has strengthen my faith.

I thank you for this. Your notes are full of devotion, a positive attitude, real kindness and love. I'm glad you are willing and able to share your strong and sensitive side. These traits are clearly due to the love and support you receive from your wife, children and faith each day. It is in giving that we receive and you clearly are a giver. May Luke now receive all the prayers and watchful eyes of our angels today, as your circle of support grows from as nearby as your medical team to as far as friends who are with you in spirit.

Luke must be feeling the Love being sent to him from all. Wake up soon little one, and show us another one of your beautiful smiles!

Bert said...

Our love and prayers are sent you, by our family and our extended church family as well here in Broomfield, Colorado.

Anonymous said...

We are in Spring, Texas and I am standing with you for Luke's complete healing and restoration. Our God is a mighty God, He reigns! In the name of Jesus, Luke, we send the Word of healing to you and restoration.

By the stipes of Jeus, Luke, you are healed.

Anonymous said...

I pray that the Lord will continue working in His awesome power to heal little Luke. May your whole family continue to rest in His peace in His loving arms.

My husband and I are praying for Luke's full and complete healing and so is our home group from S. Hill Christian Church in Puyallup.

Stevanie - REI

Anonymous said...

A blessed day to the Searles,
The Doyles are in Prayer all the way out in Spanaway.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy, Sue and Family,
We are praying continually for all of you!! We KNOW God hears and answers prayer and we are waiting to receive the "good report" as we know the "effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much" and also God is truly the "rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. We are believing God for a miracle!! And what a testimony to those all over the world it will be!! Romans 8:28!! We love you all sooooo very much!!

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for total restoration of Luke and his comfort and continued peace for the rest of the family.

Kati Riehl
Memphis, TN

Anonymous said...

Rob and Kathy Grant from the crew at Destiny Christian Center, where Luke is at the top of our prayers and we believe God will heal him!Winlock,WA

Leon said...

Still blogging for Luke in Victoria, BC.- firemind

Anonymous said...

Still praying for Luke and his family from southwest Virginia. I heard about Lukes plight at the chit-shat forum at bookcrossing.com.

Barbara

Mike said...

we are praying! Mike, Sue, Sam, Lauren Graham, Wa

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers from Grapeview, WA....and the word has been passed on to friends and family in: Allyn, WA; Shelton, WA; Olympia, WA; Tacoma, WA; and Ft. Irwin, CA.

b said...

following the progress and keeping Luke on the prayer lists in Pender, Duplin and New Hanover county, North Carolina -- Go Luke Go!

posting comments from Wilmington, NC

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in our prayers. This has been passed on to my son in Al Asad, Iraq. He will keep Luke in his prayers and spread the word there amongst the other Marines.

God keep you and your family.
Cheryl-Puyallup, WA

Anonymous said...

Gordon, we've been lifting Luke and your family up in prayer since we heard the news.

"So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your
God.
I will strengthen you and help
you;
I will uphold you with my
righteous right hand."
- Isaiah 41:10

- The Spangler Family in Auburn, WA

Anonymous said...

It's so wonderful to see God's family surrounding Luke at his time of need. We're all believing for total resturation. Sue from Puyallup, WA. We have a faithful God!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for little Luke & the Searles in Loma Linda, CA. Phil & Erin Isenberg

Anonymous said...

I am praying for luke and you guys all time. you are the best friends anyone ever could want.
I Love You all
-Aaron-
San Antonio, Texas

Anonymous said...

Dear Friends,

We are praying for Luke and all of you from Kathmandu, Nepal, the top of the world. Be of great courage! The Lord is with you!

Ned & LaDawn Fiacco and family

Anonymous said...

Gordon, Sue and Family,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers and an inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for keeping us updated through this site. Our three year old daughter prays for Luke through the day and each night before bed. We have tried to explain what has happened and I'm not sure she completely understands, but I do know she wants him to get better very soon. Hang in there and know we are praying for you. My sister gave me this little pray a while ago and I wanted to share it with all of you.

The "Love" of the Lord "Surrounds" me.
The "Power" of the Lord "Protects" me.
The "Presence" of the Lord is "Always" with me.
“Wherever" I am "He" is!!!!


God Bless You all.

Bob, Mandy and Hannah Blackmon - Federal Way, Wa

Anonymous said...

May God continue to bless and keep you-

Sigrun Berry
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
(Aussie expat)

Anonymous said...

Prayin' in Olympia, WA... May He who is faithful bring you through in His perfect peace...

Friends of the Boisen's - The Bruce's

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Luke in Puyallup, WA. God is wrapping his arms around Luke tonight and always. God Bless you and comfort you.
Linnea and Jeremy Roy

John and Mary Beth Cole said...

May God bless and keep you and your family safe tonight, Lakewood Washington

Amy L said...

Our continual prayers since we heard on Monday night to an incredible family...especially Luke. We love you all. We'll continue praying until all is well and complete. Tyson, Amy, Malea, Hannah, (our)Luke, and Jaden Lash in Centralia, Wa.

Novotny Family said...

We as a family are praying for your sweet little boy....as well as your entire family that God wil provide a mircale as well as strenth for all of you

Steve, Trisha, Stephen, Shelby, Savannah, Caleb and Nate Novotny
in Gig Harbor, WA

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sergeant Michael Jaeger
Camp Patriot, Kuwait

Anonymous said...

Hello, this morning at about 10:30 my daughters (12 and 6) and my youngest son (4) and I all prayed for your sweet boy. What a blessing to look again just a little over 12 hours later and see what God is doing for your family. What a mighty man of God Luke will grow up to be!!!!

Please pass along to your wife that I, too, had premie babies and high blood pressure during my last pregnancy and that I am praying for God's protection for her and your sweet baby girl.

Can't wait to see God's next miracle.

In Christ,
Kim from Spanaway, WA

Anonymous said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Tammie from AHQ

Anonymous said...

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe" Prov. 18:10

The Reeders are praying from Lakewood, WA

Anonymous said...

Gordy Sue and Family,
The Wohr family sends our Love and Prayers to you all. I'm currently in Fairbanks, Alaska and I heard about Luke so I wanted to send you a note to let you know we are praying for you guys and for Luke, of course. Please know you are never alone and Jesus has Luke in his arms always!! Love you guys.

Warren, Serill, Amanda, and Holly

Anonymous said...

Go Luke, Go! ... Bob and Sheila in Seattle.

Anonymous said...

This is Jen from Destiny Christian Center in Centralia, WA. Luke and the entire family is in our prayers..

Anonymous said...

We are praying and believing in the Lord as He does a great work in Luke.

The Davis's in Centralia, WA

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family from Lynchburg, Virginia

Anonymous said...

The Thompsons are praying for Luke and your family in Mt. Carmel, PA.

Anonymous said...

A dear friend in Kentucky sent me your prayer request for Luke, which she received from another friend. It is truly a blessing to see how the Lord spreads word to prayer warriors across the world! I am praying for Luke and have added Luke to our church prayer line as well, so please know that, even now, many more are praying for your son. Thank you, too, for being such a blessing in your time of distress: many people who are not Christians will read your blog and learn about our wonderful Lord. Only the Lord knows how many people have been, and will be, led to Christ through your words (and His words)! Here are some more comforting verses: "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." John 15:7; "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving." Colossians 4:2; "Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God." Job 37:14; "Sorrow is turned into joy before Him." Job 41:22; "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57. Donna Frye, Elgin, SC

Anonymous said...

Patti, Hudson and our 10 children will be praying for Luke.
Williamstown, NJ

Anonymous said...

From Work.

Gordon,
Your on our prayer chain at our chruch and several others as word still is going out...
We are praying for Luke!!!

Kevin Eskridge.

Anonymous said...

Praying for little Luke in North Georgia. May God continue to uphold you all both physically and emotionally, as He heals baby Luke.

The Dzimianski family

Anonymous said...

Our family will remember Luke in our prayers. Keep the faith. Cry out to the Lord continuously. I know how it is to sit by the bedside of a loved one as I lost my dear mother in May. God will give you strength.
From the Patton family in Fayetteville, Ga.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Gordie and Family; Mike and Mary Hurtado have called us into prayer for Luke. It is totally amazing what God has done & we are encouraged by all God has and is doing. After you have gone through the fires, God will make you nourishment for other people. It looks like your doing that already. We are standing with you and holding your hands up. God Bless You.
With Love in Jesus Name
Rose Hurtado Perea
Denver, Colorado

Anonymous said...

I just heard about Luke this morning, during my prayer time. Please know that I am praying for Luke here in Olympia, WA.

Anonymous said...

May Our Lord hold little Luke in the palm of His hand and warm him with His loving breath. God takes no one before his time, and God's timing is perfect. I pray that Luke will not be taken before his time, and that he will have a full and beautiful life ahead, here, with us.
May God's miracle in returning Luke to you bring many who are doubtful or who are nonbelievers, have no doubt in the miracle that they are witnessing...and that Luke, in his innocence, will bring many to Him.
May our Lord give you each great peace, and the understanding that His ways are not our ways.
God Bless you all~Angie, in Northern Virginia

Anonymous said...

The Robert Miller family is praying for Luke and his family from Denison, TX. We've traveled the "wait and see" road with a few childen ourselves in other circumstances. The scripture that has been my strength during those days of waiting is Isaiah 26:3-4 -

3. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: becuase he trusteth in Thee. 4. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

I pray you will find that peace of the Lord that passes all understanding, and that your family will continue to be a light to all those He intends you to minister to through these circumstances. What a privilege to minister in your time of deep need.

Praying God's blessings on Luke, that all He desires to accomplish through Luke's life will be done, and will be evident to you and your wife.

Thanking Him with you for Jim the angel. Isn't He so good!

Anonymous said...

Uncle Phil and Aunt Kathy in Tumwater WA. are thinking of your family constantly and hoping for Luke's speedy and miraculous recovery. There have been so many positive steps towards this end and we pray it continues.

Anonymous said...

We are praying in Rose Hill, KS as is the Rose Hill Christian Church.

There are also prayers going up from all the family and friends we have forwarded this to in...

Wichita, KS
Derby, KS
Hayville, KS
Douglass, KS
Goddard, KS
Russellville, AR
Marshall, AR
Hot Springs, AR
Springfield, MO
Lee's Summit, MO
Carrolton, TX
Danville, IL
Plainfield, IL
Duluth, MN

as well as all the places our dear friends and family have forwarded it :)

God bless you.
Los Angelas, CA

Anonymous said...

Our family is praying for yours. We know that Jehovah Rapha - the Lord who heals - is with Luke, and Jehovah Shalom - the Lord Is Peace - is with his family.

The Woodman Family
Hillsboro, OR

Anonymous said...

Gordon, Sue, and family, My prayers have been with you all since I heard the sirens and learned what happened. It is so awesome to see the list of people all over the world joining in...I have contacted people in CT NC OR and FL...all are praying and spreading the word. May the peace of God rule in your hearts. Love from your neighbor Beth

Anonymous said...

Holly Moe in Bothell WA. I am praying for your family and Luke as well as are my friends in Nashville, Atlanta, Phoenix and Cleveland. "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have recieved from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. I have been comforted by the Lord and will pray warriorlike for your family and son for healing and God's comfort in this time for you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke and his family from Redmond, WA
Janice Bunn

Daily Texican said...

Our prayers are w/ Luke.

-Dallas, TX

Anonymous said...

Jeff,Sue,Zach,and Seth are praying in Colorado Springs and have notified friends in Okinawa,Japan,Germany,Michigan,California and Florida.We love you all. Wish were there to help out.

Anonymous said...

This is Tina Parker. I'm in a couple of child loss groups and we all from all over. London, Tx,Ga. Calf. I live in Georgia. We all are praying so hard and so much for Luke. I have loss a 2 year old son who was hit by a car and now he is with Jesus. Keeping Luke and your family in my thoughts and prayers and heart.
God Bless,Tina

Cox Family said...

Gordy, Sue and kids: We are praying for you and your family. Thank you for creating this site, so that we can follow Luke's progress. We are expecting a miracle for Luke and believing for complete healing. We have added your name to the Life Center Band of a Thousand prayer list and to a prayer chain across the nation that we particate in. Please know that we want to help and support your family in anyway we can. Much love. Tim and Michelle & kids.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke and his family in Southport, NC

Anonymous said...

I heard about you all from my Aunt in NW Suburbs Chicago. I am in Rogers, AR and have shared your site with several friends and family who have responded to me that they are praying as well. God Bless you and your family.
Melanee Hart - Rogers, AR

Anonymous said...

Gordy, Sue, Daniel, Amy, Natalie, Isaiah, Zeke, and Luke,
Steadfast in prayer with you, and thinking as your family has ALWAYS selfLESSly reached out to others in need- it is exciting to see that you ARE reaping what you have sewn - as the Lord raises up prayer warriors all over this nation and beyond for you- and people right there locally to help with caring for your needs.
Also prayer going out for you in Denver, CO, Nebraksa City, NE, Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Clarksville, TN, Manhattan, KS & Fort Worth, TX.
All our love as we Press on toward the goal to win the prize... in Christ Jesus we Press On!! MIke, Mary, Shaun, Aaron, Brianna and Maria Hurtado

Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of a volunteer who works at Mary Bridge to help with the babies on a weekly basis. She told me about Luke and also about this site, so I want you to know that the ripple effect regarding this child is expanding!
I lost a 20 year old girl last year to a fire while she was living away at college. I know how much it has helped to have support and prayers from everywhere. So Luke and his entire family are in my prayers as you endure this experience!!! With love, Sally

Ket said...

Prayers are going up for Luke and your whole family from Kuwait. -- Marquette Lowther

Anonymous said...

sending healing love
susan
sydney
australia

Anonymous said...

Stacy and Patrick Martin
Rosemont, NJ
Members of Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church
Praying our hearts out for your son and family!

Anonymous said...

Our God is a healing God. I know that full well, as my son and I have both experienced these miracles. Not to mention the power of prayer! You do not know my family but I knew of yours. We used to attend Living Way, but have been stationed Fort Drum- New York, where little Luke has been placed on our pray chain here along with other churches that I have contact with. Your pray request spans to my husband over in Iraq at this moment as well. I also have four prayer warriors who would like me to pass on that they are continually praying for the entire family and as my 6 year old says "God please heal them all" God's peace be with you and your family, a peace that only He can give.

Misty, Stephanie (13), Kevin(11), Micheal(9) and Gabby(6) Thomas
Watertown, New York

Anonymous said...

My name is Mike (from Tacoma) and I heard about Luke from a friend of mine whose daughter attends your church. I have passed his name on to the Emmaus prayer list and we all join together in lifting your precious one up to our Heavenly Father. May His peace that passes all understanding touch you all, and continue to sustain you.

Anonymous said...

Sarah & Matthew Slowe

Canterbury, England (UK)

Anonymous said...

Luke, you are being healed by the Great Healer, rejoice in His presence! Be healed in the name of Jesus!

This too is occasion for great joy…

Joseph and Gina, trust that Jesus wants you to feel His joy and the joy He has planned for your wedding day! May everyone be refreshed anew by the Holy Spirit and JOY prevail as you start your lives together!

Lord Jesus, grant that Joseph and Gina may have a true understanding love for each other. Grant that they may both be filled with faith and trust. Give them the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony.
May Joseph and Gina always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. Help them to forgive one another’s failings and grant one another patience, kindness, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self.
May the love that brought Joseph and Gina together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring them both ever closer to You, Lord Jesus, through their love for each other. Let their wedding day be bathed in joy and love from Your Holy Spirit, their marriage be filled with Your grace and love and that their union bears fruit for Your Kingdom!
Amen.

The Dennis Family
Banks, Oregon

Angela Roach said...

Praying for a full recovery.
Brad & Angela Roach
Everett, WA

Anonymous said...

Nanoose Bay, B.C.
Bonnie Moody

Anonymous said...

A mom in the Washington, DC metro area praying.
As the mother of a 21 month old it causes my heart to ache to read of Luke's condition. Add another prayer warrior to the list.

Anonymous said...

We are praying here in Colorado Springs CO!!

The Lundquists (Mark & Katie, Kyle, Megan, Emily, Hannah, Jacob +1)

Anonymous said...

We're in Olympia and saw your post on the QF list. Will be praying for Luke and your family.
Carol

Lora Lease said...

I just read your post on the QF digest, and my heart is with you all. Our family is praying for you all, from Nebraska.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Waterloo, Iowa...

May God give you all the strength you need during this time. It is beautiful to see His name being honored. Hugs to all...to Mom and the kids as well. May you all be comforted also. Peace. Romans 2:7,10
7 To those who by PERSISTENCE IN DOING GOOD SEEK GLORY HONOR AND IMMORTALITY, he will give eternal life.

(10a but)glory, honor and peace for everyone (TO YOUR FAMILY) who does good.

katieniowa@mchsi.com

MICHELLE said...

I GOT THIS SITE FROM A CHILD LOSS GROUP I BELONG TO I LOST MY 16 YR OLD DUE TO A CAR ACCIDENT ON 7-30-03, OUR WHOLE GROUP IS PRAYING FOR LUKE AND WE ARE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. I AM ALSO PRAYING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND YOUR SOON TO BE. LOVE MICHELLE

Anonymous said...

Hello - We are Norm & Loni & our 10 blessings in Michigan. We are on the QF digest, and read about your son. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

We can relate to you and the outpouring of prayers through a media such as this. Seven years ago one of our daughters had 2 open heart surgeries adn spent 10 weeks in ICU. I was also pregnant with our 8th child. It was unbelieveable how many people were praying for her. Several years ago we were at a homeschool convention and a young gal saw my name tag and asked me if I was Jessica's mom. She told me she had been praying for her. God is so good. The prayers upheld us ALL tremendously - and now we have such bittersweet memories, and a "book" of e-mails.

May you continue to know God's presence and peace.

Norm & Loni
OUR FAMILY: http://www.iserv.net/~normstel/
OUR MINISTRY: http://bereavedmomsshare.com/
PERSONALIZED MOTHER'S BRACELETS: http://braceletstories.com

Tim Wold said...

We heard about Luke from Tom and Pam Collins. We live in Hood River, OR and are praying for a complete healing for this little guy. Thank you Father that you are the creator of Luke and You know how to bring him back to wholeness. Tim and Renee Wold

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful child! May God be with you all. Stay strong!
Prayers from St.Marys, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just read your post on the qf digest (9/4)please know we are praying for Luke. My heart aches with yours. I have forwarded your prayer request to friends and prayer groups. We are praying that God will heal Luke. We have 6 children also. We are in Broxton, Georgia. I could not get the post to work so I said I would post anonymous but I am going to try to put our names in... we keep checking back to see any updates.
May God give you all the strength you need. Our youngest is 13 months and we have a pool too. Please know thousands are praying for you. In HIS love,
Billy, Teena, Michael 19, Mandi 15, Dakota 11, Alyssa 7, Wyatt 2 1/2, Wesley 13 months. FROM GEORGIA

Anonymous said...

Praying for little Luke in Gig Harbor, Wa
Cindy Gregory

Anonymous said...

I have a 14 1/2 old daughter - I can't imagine what you all are going through. Our prayers go out to you from Lima, OH.

Wolfson Family said...

Hi,

We are Ted and Janet Wolfson from Atlanta Georgia. We read about your situation on the QF digest. Thank you for sharing it. Our prayers are with you and for Luke to make a full recovery.

Ted and Janet
Kyle, Jamie, Juli, Cody, Lindsay, Kristyn, Josiah, AlexAndrea

Anonymous said...

Praying here in Missouri!

Anonymous said...

HI,
My name is Serene Beckman. I'm Serill Wohr's Sister. I live in Richland, WA. Our home group is praying hard for Luke. He will go on the prayer chain at Faith Assembly in the morning. Keep the faith.. you will be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Luke and his family in Anoka, MN
Michele, Terry, Emily and Nathan Sornsen

Anonymous said...

Hi...it's me your honorary Grandma Barbara (bg) in Graham, Washington. By now just about everyone on my email list and address book are sharing with all of us the "power of prayer"...my neighbors have joined us, my children and grandchildren, three fishermen on the Carbon River, a lady at the market, even the mail lady. Praise God indeed. I'm still not sure what a "blog" is, but you know it doesn't matter because this is one of the most wonderful blessings I can imagine. I continue to love and pray....

Anonymous said...

All Praise and Glory to you oh Lord! We are praying in Fallon, NV

Anonymous said...

We have shared with my aunts and uncles, grandparents, all relatives and even friends who are all praying for Little Luke. We read the whole blog continually- it is so good that you did this and keep so many people aware of Luke's conditions. We are so excited to know there are alot of people praying all over the world. We have counted at least 40 States, 3 Canadian provinces and at least 14 other countries where people have said they are praying. Praise God we serve a BIG God and have a BIIIIGGGGG family all over the world!!!!!

Praise God Luke is alive!!!!!

luv
Michelle and the Healey family, Tacoma, WA

Anonymous said...

Our hearts go out to you. Please know another family is lifting up prayers to our Saviour for you and little Luke.

Rick & Tammy Boring
Joy, Timothy, Jonathan, David & Joseph
Shelton, WA

Anonymous said...

This is Cam and Kristen in Osaka, Japan. We, and our church here, are all in prayer for Luke!

Anonymous said...

Little Luke and his family are in my prayers. I continusly watch for a new post and pray for forward leaps in progress. Keep your faith and rely on God during these hard times he will carry you through. I will continue to pray.

AprilHarvell
Thomasville, Alabama

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your precious boy.

Lisa Nelson in Spooner, WI

Anonymous said...

Blessings~

God has put it upon my heart to remind us all to KEEP PRAYING for Luke! I was drawn to Psalm 40, written by David, it reminds us that doing God's will sometimes means waiting patiently and that as we wait, we can love God (praise, worship and prayer), serve others and tell others about him (witness). What a great opportunity to stand strong in our faith for Luke before all who watch.

I waited patienly for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.

Blessed is the man
who makes the Lord his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done.
the things you planned for us, no one can recount to you; where I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare...
...
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.
I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly...
...
Yet I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
O my God, do not delay...

Lord Jesus as we are only human we tend to be impatient as we wait upon your miracles. Help us, feed us, refresh our vitality and comfort us as we call upon you to restore Luke as the Father made him. Let us use this time to stand firmly upon You Lord Jesus and your holy word. Let Your miraculous healing of Luke be testament to Your Power, Grace and Love.

Amen!

Jeff Dennis & Family

Anonymous said...

Praying here in West Allis, Wisconsin!

Mary

Anonymous said...

Praying here in Northeastern, Pa.

danalewis said...

Praying in the Panhandle of Florida, from the QuiverFull Digest.

Dana, for the Lewis family
Tony & Dana
Caleb, Molly, Sam, Luke, MaryVance, Elijah & Isaac

Anonymous said...

The Lee Family, praying in NJ

Anonymous said...

Rob & karen & Hayden & Morgan and Duncan here in Covington keeping Luke and his family in our prayers.

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