“This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
~Mark 7:6b, NKJV~
MK Elias has been moved to another hospital where he is being closely monitored. He is still facing more than one surgery. One problem seems to be healing on its own. His parents and grandmother have all had a turn holding and feeding him.
1. His duct will continue to close
2. His heart will, in turn, respond well and begin to compensate
3. He will be able to maintain adequate oxygen levels on his own with no assistance
4. He will be able to take a bottle and feed on his own (no more feeding tube)
I’m sure the family is very thankful for your prayers.
Jadon’s Story: Halfway Through and a New House!!!
We made it half way through my topamax wean. I’m still doing great. My seizures haven’t increased at all. In fact, they are still very mild and very few. My mommy is home with me today so she has been watching me really closely. I’ve only had about 15 spasms and they are so little. I took my last dose of steroids Sunday. We are praying that they will stay down. Other than that we are enjoying the good days for now and thanking God for this relief in seizures.
My mommy wanted me to let everyone know that we finally got moved into our new house. We sold our house in Hammond about two years ago. My Paw let us live in the trailer by his house. (Thanks Paw) The plan was for us to buy land and build. Mommy wanted to wait until after I was born to start building so we waited. I was born in August and mommy stayed home with me until December. Mommy and Daddy started looking for land in January. That was also the month that my mommy knew something was not right. By February my family got the terrible news that I had IS. So of course we stopped looking for land. In fact, we didn’t even think about buying land. All we were concerned about was getting me better. We knew building could wait. When we look back we realize how perfect God’s timing was. We were able to sell our house when houses weren’t selling. So we didn’t have to worry about a house note when my mommy took a leave from work. Now a year later and much thanks to the USMC and VA loans, we have finally bought a house and moved. I want everyone to know that the donations you all have kindly given us have nothing to do with us buying the house. It was in our plan but with all that has been going on we were unable to. My mommy and daddy have a totally separate account with all my donations. We use that money for my medical use and expenses. We are so thankful to have that account. That account has allowed us to travel and see the very best doctors so that I can get better. It really makes our life a little easier. We love you and thank you so much for all you do for me and my family. When you pray for me today don’t forget to thank God for this relief in seizures. I can’t explain how awesome it has been for us!!
(December 7, 1931 – February 5, 2011)
A resident of Gonzales, she died at 5 a.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. She was born December 7, 1931 in Independence and was 79 years of age. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11 a.m. until religious services at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011. Interment Bennett Cemetery, Independence. Survived by son, Carlos McKnight, Gonzales, daughter, Tamie Scofield, Gonzales, step-son, Danny McKnight and his family, Independence, grandchildren, Amber Bush, Chase Scofield, Blake Scofield, great-grandson, Maxx Scofield, nephew, Edgar Bennett and his wife, Nora, Hammond, beloved pet, Whiskers. Preceded in death by parents, Edgar and May Bennett, sister, Dean Bennett, brother, Lawrence Bennett, niece, Merrill Jean Breeland, nephew, Wilton Breeland.
Jack Allen Hall
(June 15, 1953 – February 2, 2011)
A resident of Metairie, he passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson. He was born June 15, 1953 in Lake Charles and was 57 years of age. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m until 11:40 a.m. on Saturday. Funeral Services will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 12 noon conducted by Fr. Joe Camilleri. He is survived by his 2 sisters, Linda Henry and husband, Michael, Roseland and Susan Higgins and husband, Billy, Amite; 2 brothers, Ernest Hall and wife, Dawn, Ponchatoula and Glenn Hall and wife, Barbara, Slidell. Preceded in death by his parents, Gerney and Juanita Hall.
Women’s Ministry: Pajama Party
Who: Ladies from 5-105
What: Breakfast, Devotional, & Craft
When: Tomorrow morning at 9 A.M.
(You can meet at FBC, Kentwood at 8:30 if that is
Where: FBC, Amite in the fellowship hall
Why: Fellowship, Fun, Building relationships, Missions
Clothing: Something comfortable (pajamas, sweats, scrubs, etc.)
I hope to see you there!
Stay in and be warm and safe today if you can.