Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings


Tuesday, November 01, 2005


  Prayer request.


One good thing about my job is that I get to meet all kinds of people. Some of these people become friends and some even become very good friends. One such guy is Dan, I met him a few years ago through business dealings and we hit it off from the start. I feel like I have known Dan all my life, we have so much in common.

Dan and I have done stuff not work related. Hunting, fishing, ball games, you name it. On one such trip I met his son, Matt. Very, very nice young man. I liked him right off the bat. Well this is where my prayer request begins. Matt had an accident over the weekend. I do not know all of the details but what I do know is Matt was cleaning his property with a skid steer machine. It is a little machine with tires and a bucket, you may know it as a Bobcat. Any way, Matt had a fire going and was pushing stuff into the fire with the machine. All I know is the ground gave way under the machine and the machine rolled onto the fire.

Matt is a great guy, he has little ones and a wife at home. He is now in the hospital on life support. Please pray for Matt, he is in his late 20s, I think. Pray for the doctors, that they have wisdom. Pray for the family, they are going through a rough time right now. Pray for Dan, he has being going through a lot. He is recovering from cancer surgery and now this. No one should ever have to worry about their kids like this.

Thanks guys, I owe you one.
Joe

*****UPDATE*****
11/07/05
I spoke with Dan this morning and he told me they were going to try to take Matt off of the ventilator today. They will check his blood gases. Matt also has a touch of pneumonia. So not much has changed, I am supposed to get an update later today.
Thanks for your prayers.

Prayer request.

9 Comments:

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Guppyman said...

That bites! He is definately in my prayers.....

And BTW- I am accepting you as my renter! Thanks for the bid!

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

OH NO! That is horrible. I will post about Matt today too. My heart aches for the family. God is listening and I am praying!

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger Jimmy said...

Hey Joe! I'll certainly be keeping Matt and his family in my prayers. I know from experience how blessed Dan is to have you for a friend.
Jimmy

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Any news in Matt?

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

Dear Lord, please rest your healing hand on Matt as he clings to life. And help Dan to gain strength in your presence as he deals with his own physical problems. Like Joe said, he doesn't need this in his life, especially now. I thank you for the friendships they've developed; may it continue for years to come.

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger Joe said...

We're praying for Dan!

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger PresentStorm said...

I will be adding them to my prayers ..

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger PresentStorm said...

I have said soem prayers...Please keep us informed and let us know his progress..

God Bless , Stormi

 
At 2:34 AM, Blogger Pia said...

praying for matt and his family.

 

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