Monday, April 16, 2007

Dad continues to progress!

Finally, a much overdue update on Becky's Dad. Our last update asked prayer for Dad as his heart rate was erratic, and he needed a surgery to replace his pacemaker. The surgery went very well, and soon after he was alert and responding to us again. This was a great relief! Thank you so much for your prayers concerning this! The latest development and answer to prayer is that the family has decided on a brain injury rehab facility, and Dad has been accepted there. It is called Moss Rehab, and it is close to Philadelphia in Elkins Park. Moss is a well-known, successful facility, so we are thankful and excited about Dad being moved there. He is still in Camp Hill near us, but will move on Monday, 4/16. Also, God has provided a suite for Mom to rent right there at the hospital for a low nightly rate. Though it has not been easy lately, we praise the Lord for His continual assurance that He is there and working consistently on our behalf and, more importantly, for His glory.
So please continue to pray for Dad and Mom. Pray for Dad to respond well to the different therapies. He has a long way to go in almost every physical function you can imagine. Pray for us as a family to trust God for the outcome, whatever it may be. Dad will be in rehab at least for the next 4 to 6 weeks, so also pray for patience and perseverance for Becky's Mom. It has been a long haul. And please pray that we will all not forget to be a testimony for God's glory as we go through this time. We have encountered many that do not know Christ, and it is our desire to minister to them, as God allows.
Finally, this verse encouraged me recently. As Moses first confronted Pharoah and found his response to be that of oppressing Israel even more, Moses was confused and questioned God. In God's response to Moses He said, "But I will harden Pharaoh's heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt." We don't understand God's ways all the time, but most assuredly He has a glorious purpose. His glory will be seen!

Thank you again for your support!


Katrina said...

Thanks for the update Travis! We have been and will still continue to pray for your family as you have opportunity to glorify our great God in this situation!

Matt & Nicki said...

Hey Travis, I just randomly came across your blog via Katrina Hines links. .. how are you?! I don't know if you remember me, Sarah Jordan's friend-nicole, we worked in the mailroom together. . .just thought i would say hello!

Travis and Becky said...

Do I remember you!? Of course! How are you guys? I have seen you posting and such across the blogosphere. It is good to finally make contact with you. What's up in your lives? We'll have to connect some more. Take care and keep commenting!

jeileenbaylor said...

We are still praying.. how is his stay at Moss so far?

Rose Connors said...


I was so sorry to learn about your dad's illness. I hope for the best for him and you.

Beth (Holt) Delaney

Joe & Sarah McDaniel said...

Hey Travis - I came across your name when you posted on Nikki's blog. Wow! It's been a long time. I'm assuming you remember me since Nikki used my name as a point of reference in her post ;o) If not - I'm Sarah (Jordan) McDaniel :o) Wow! I just skimmed over your blog, but what a lot you have going on in your lives right now! What have you been doing since college? I looked for pictures to see if I knew Becky, but I don't. Where did you guys meet? I agree with you on the blog thing. I only started ours just before Christmas and, while I enjoy doing it, it does take time that is often hard to find. I'm not so good at keeping ours updated. I have had fun, though, following various links and finding news and pictures of friends I haven't seen or talked to since college. Anyway, good to "see" you!

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