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Dorine

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Re: Very Urgent Prayer Requests.... Part 2
« Reply #500 on: September 13, 2018, 09:05:41 PM »
Wonderful news. Praise God.
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Re: Very Urgent Prayer Requests.... Part 2
« Reply #501 on: September 14, 2018, 09:55:34 AM »
Amen, Jim. We ought to pray more often!   

Thank you, Dear Jesus for hearing and answering our prayers for this girl. We continue to ask for your grace to be revealed to her and her family. We pray this in the precious name of our Savior. Amen.
 
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« Reply #502 on: August 01, 2019, 08:18:57 PM »
Last Sunday a Seventh-day Adventist family was involved in an accident in which the mother was seriously injured and her daughter killed. Two other daughters were in the car, one suffered moderate injuries, the other escaped injury. I had met the family three weeks ago at a branch Sabbath School. The father is an ER physician and was on duty when his family was brought into the hospital.




It was a blessing to meet this sweet family with the young children. I enjoyed lunch after church with the grandfather who is a retired Seventh-day Adventist pastor. It is so very sad to see this happen to them. Please keep the family in your prayers as the mother suffered very serious injuries and is in critical condition. Their son was not involved as he was home with relatives.

There is a gofundme set up to help pay for the large medical bills involved as a result of the injuries.  Go Fund Me

This morning, July 28, the unthinkable happened to the Knutson family. MaryAnn, Sierra, Whitney and Trinity Knutson got in the car to go to town while brother Bryson stayed at home with family and TJ was at work at the Emergency Room. There was a terrible accident that sent MaryAnn’s car rolling into a field, resulting in the death of their oldest daughter Sierra. MaryAnn had a break in her neck that is almost certainly going to result in lifelong paralysis from the neck down. Whitney had minor injuries and was discharged from the hospital this afternoon. Little Trinity has a broken femur and some bruising to her lungs, but should recover. All of this happened without TJ knowing until his family was brought into his ER by the ambulance. More than anything, please pray for comfort and healing for the whole Knutson and Bostrom families. There will be enormous medical costs for the Knutson family—if you are able to help financially, it would be a huge blessing in the recovery and medical costs that they will incur. This family has been a blessing to many, what a privilege to be able to return a blessing. Thank you so much for your financial help and your prayers on their behalf.
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« Reply #503 on: August 02, 2019, 03:29:33 PM »
Our hearts are heavy as we go into the Sabbath hours learning of this tragedy. They will be in our prayers for sure. Richard do you have a contact where we could make a donation to help with their medical expenses? Do you know if the husband has medical insurance or are they facing the total cost themselves?
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« Reply #504 on: August 03, 2019, 08:07:37 AM »
Sister Dorine, I do not know about their medical insurance.  He is working at a hospital, so they probably have some, but I don't know.  It is amazing how many have donated to this fund to help pay for medical care since the accident six days ago.  Over 1100 people have donated over $150,000. donate here

Here is an update from the gofundme site.

Hi everyone, my name is Jamey Houghton and I have known and loved the Knutson family since I was 8 years old. TJ and I have been like brothers and I was the best man in their wedding. I'm a Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Franktown, Colorado, and I just wanted to share something with all of you. Like many of you, I haven’t slept much the last four nights---just been hurting knowing how much my friend TJ and his family are hurting with the loss of his daughter and dealing with the spinal cord injury to his wife—and having to explain all this to his other kids. Many people have connected with me feeling the same way…just gutted by the whole thing. In disbelief. Shock. There is so much in this world that doesn’t make sense. But there is something I know beyond a shadow of a doubt will happen: God will make all things right. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 says, “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” God also promises to make everything new. Revelation 21:3-5---And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
I also know that God promises to comfort us (Isaiah 66:13) and I’m praying that TJ feels that comfort from Heaven.
If you’ve ever been to my church and heard me preach, you’ve probably heard me say this phrase—“Today we are one day closer to Jesus coming.” I don’t know when Jesus is coming but I know that today, we are one day closer. That’s one day closer to TJ and MaryAnn getting to hold their sweet Sierra again. It’s been a rough, rough week. But there’s a better day coming.
Until that day comes, I’m praying for strength, courage, wisdom and healing for MaryAnn and all of the Knutson and Bostrom families. God bless each of you for your willingness to help them in their time of need.
--Jamey


From TJs brother Michael:

Update from Michael Knutson---Reality is starting to sink in a little more about what life will be like for the immediate future. Whether MaryAnn’s hospital stay will be quantified in weeks or months I do not know and I will not even attempt to guess. She was unfortunately not able to be extubated today as she is still unable to adequately breathe on her own. Due to her spinal cord injury some of her muscle function was lost which would normally help her with breathing. However the doctors remain optimistic that in a little time her remaining muscle function will be adequate for her to breathe appropriately and continuously off of the ventilator.

MaryAnn was surprised and grateful today to see some of their family’s dear friends who are part of a pastoral ministry team from Florida. The ICU staff was kind and accommodating as they let the ministry team and family members into the room with her. This was of course a significantly larger number of visitors at one time then is normally allowed in an ICU room. A brief but beautiful anointing service was held with hymns being sung, prayers being given, and more tears being shed.

TJ and MaryAnn’s children have not yet been able to see her and they will intermittently ask TJ, or someone else, questions about her. They’ve asked about how badly she’s hurt, how she can eat if she has a tube in her mouth, when they can go home, and more. They have also asked questions to TJ about their sister Sierra who died, about what’s happening to her, why didn’t they take her to the hospital, where is her body, etc. Their minds are seeking answers to very tough questions right now that probably any parent would dread having to answer because they know the answers could easily cause more pain to their child. I am truly amazed though at how TJ handles these moments. He will give simple but truthful answers with age appropriate information; usually comparing the topic or subject to a character or story that they are familiar with from the Bible. Please continue to pray not only for MaryAnn’s healing, but also for TJ as he faces the mental and emotional trials that will continue to come in helping his children to understand and cope with this tragedy.

Again thank you to everyone for your continued love, prayers, and support for my brother TJ and his family.
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Re: Very Urgent Prayer Requests.... Part 2
« Reply #505 on: August 03, 2019, 01:16:32 PM »
Thank you Richard for the update and link to gofundme. Praise God for the response so far. May it keep coming.
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« Reply #506 on: September 08, 2019, 04:03:49 PM »
Pray for our friends in Eastern Canada as Dorian continues its path of destruction.

Dorian hit near the city of Halifax Saturday afternoon, ripping roofs off apartment buildings, toppling a huge construction crane and uprooting trees. There were no reported deaths in Canada, though the storm was blamed for at least 50 elsewhere along its path.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the post-tropical cyclone was centered about 65 miles (100 kilometers) west-southwest of St. Anthony, Newfoundland, in late afternoon Sunday.
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« Reply #507 on: September 08, 2019, 04:38:00 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers. God is oh so good. The worst part for us was the power outage (which covered most of Nova Scotia) and a bad leak in the basement which would have flooded the floor where we have our apartment. My son-in-law found the problem outside underneath the deck where the rain spout was pouring out a torrent of water right past the sewer inlet. He was able to improvise something to direct the water away from the foundation and the leak stopped.


We do have a generator that provided power to the most important things we needed. (Water, toilets and a few lights) We were able to take in some folks who needed assistance. Our greenhouse withstood the winds and rains without any problems. I know the angels were watching over our property. Not even a branch was down. Leaves were everywhere but they can be cleaned up. Our pole beans which were loaded with immature beans and beans we were leaving to dry for next years seed were leaning over but they will continue to grow.


For us it is a miracle. Many others did not fare so well. As far as we have heard, family and friends had very little damage done to their property. We haven't heard about some of our church members who live along the coast yet. The storm surge was suppose to be the worst ever but because the storm hit as the tide was going out it was much less than expected.


We are praising God tonight for our safety and now our thoughts and prayers are turned again toward those that are in dire straights.
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« Reply #508 on: September 08, 2019, 08:14:36 PM »
Praise God! He is so very good to not tempt us beyond what we can bear. The trials we go through are preparing us for the days ahead. In today's Desire of Ages reading we read that the most weighty trust and the highest honor God can bestow upon His people is to make them partakers in the sufferings of Christ. Such a privilege. Peter saw it that way, except he thought himself not worthy to suffer in the same manner as our Savior. He knew who he was even as a mighty disciple of Christ. In and of ourselves we are evil and can do no good thing. But, when filled with the Spirit, we are a reflection of the character of our Jesus! Such a miracle!!

Thanks for sharing, Sister Dorine. Good to know you are safe! God answers prayer!!
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Re: Very Urgent Prayer Requests.... Part 2
« Reply #509 on: September 08, 2019, 11:41:38 PM »
Amen Richard.

But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press  toward the mark. Phil. 3:13,14