Tuesday, January 22, 2008

(Bump) God Answers Prayer!


A girl named Alice who has been following our story closely got the call a few hours ago that she's going to be getting a new set of lungs (double lung transplant). This could be what we call a "dry run", meaning she could arrive, be prepped for surgery and then be told that the lungs aren't quite the perfect fit for her. Dry runs are hard to deal with, but I'm praying that she wakes up tomorrow with a brand new breath!

Please, take just a few minutes to visit Alice's Blog, maybe post a comment for her, and pray with me all day long today (the surgery typically lasts for 7-9 hours) as she is scheduled for 8:30am EST!

Alice's sister will be updating her blog to let us know what goes down.

Alice just left a comment under This Post:

I GOT MY CALL!!!!!!!!!!! WAITING TO FLY IN A FEW HOURS TIME!!!!!! THE PRAYER HELPED!!!!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!

Thank you for praying for Alice and all the others who are waiting for a transplant!!!

Nate

44 comments:

Princess Talana said...

Praise the Lord. Praying for it not to be a dry run and for all to go well! I'll be posting in a bit how prayer changed my CF the last few days..... GOOOOOOO LUNGS!

Chelle' said...

WOOO=HOOOO! Praise God.

It was only a matter of time. God is GREAT that way!

Praying now for the specifics of the process!

Anonymous said...

Holding you in my thoughts and prayers Alice. May it all go perfectly.

Prayers for peace and healing sent for the donor's family as well! What a wonderful gift they've given in their time of sorrow.

Strawberry_Lamb said...

AMAZING, Thank you God.
In the time that I have been following this blog, I've become closer to God. I'm learning to pray, accepting and wanting to find a church that I can belong to. God is working miracles through the Lawrenson family.
All the best, always.
Karen, South Africa

walkingbyfaith said...

Praise God!

Laura said...

that is absolutely awesome!

Wade said...

Go God! Praying that the entire process will go as planned!

Lissa Lane said...

PRAISE GOD!!! Praying for everything to work out for you wonderfully Alice!!

Love always and God bless
Melissa
xxx

Mrs. Breezy said...

Nate,
Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you guys TODAY! I am heading to bible study now (7:59 a.m. in Germany) and we'll be lifting up your girls just as I promised we would do! I'll try to send pictures of our group soon!

smileygirl91 said...

PRIASE THE LORD! That is wonderful news for Alice. I will be praying for Alice in the days and weeks and months to come. I am looking forward to the day when you update telling us that Tricia got her call! :) I'm praying with you all.
-Allison

suzie said...

Thinking about Alice and praying that everything goes well.

Marcia said...

Thank you, Lord!
I just went to Alice's blog, and found a recent comment, saying she was having blood work done, and the surgery is scheduled for 1530 South African time. If I used the Internet time zone converter correctly, that puts her surgery at approx 8:30 AM Eastern Time here in the US. OK, folks....let's pray her through this thing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Remember to not only pray for Alice and her family, but the donor's family as well. They must be going through a difficult time and are carrying out their family member's wish to donate organs.

Praise God for Alice's chance.
Praise God for this donor family
Prayer to God for the doctors that will be performing the procedures on both the donor and Alice.
Prayer to God for the donor's family. Pray that they find comfort and peace in their time of sorrow knowing that a little peace of their family is going to be living.

the*4*of*us said...

how awesome! thank you for posting other people for us to pray for. I will be praying for Alice, as well as the donor's family.

beachbug said...

God does answer prayer. Praise God! I'll be praying for Alice today.

This brings up a great point. God answers every prayer. Sometimes He says, "yes". Sometimes He says, "no". Sometimes He says, "wait". Wait is the hardest because often God, in his sovereignty, is orchestrating what we can't see. He sees the big picture and we see what is in front of our nose.

Praying today for Alice, her medical team, and the donor's family.

beachbug said...

For Tricia today:

5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13

Auntie G said...

That is great news!! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Gail

Tor said...

Praying that this is the call that Alice needs. Keeping her in my thoughts.
Also praying for all your family too.
XXX

Tor said...

Praying that this is the call that Alice needs. Keeping her in my thoughts.
Also praying for all your family too.
XXX

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news for Alice!

This leads me to a question. What happens IF someone get's a donor and it isn't a perfect match? What happends to the organ at that point? Is there sometimes time for another recipient to be found, prepped and ready to recieve?

Julie said...

Awesome, I just checked in a few minutes ago(8:37 am here in MI) and was thrilled to be given the opportunity to pray for Alice!

I have really been blessed to get to step out of my little world and to pray for people I may never meet here on earth, but will get to dance and rejoice with in Heaven someday!

Mary said...

So glad to hear more good news. I said a prayer for her this morning earlier.

Mary

Tiff said...

Hi,
My friend e-mailed me the link to your blog because I have an almost 5 year old daughter named Gwyneth Rose and with it being such an uncommon name she thought I would be interested. Your daughter is beautiful and we are praying for her and your lovely wife. My cousin has CF and had a baby girl named Faith. She is also waiting for a double lung transplant. You will never fully realize what an amazing example you all are to the rest of us. I am so privileged to be able to even pray for you three. Many blessings.

Destini said...

Hi Nate...I have found your blog through a friend's blog and have to tell you that I admire you and your strength. You are such an encouragement to me. Your wife is awesome too! I actually started a blog last nite, and your story prompted one of my first posts! Stay strong brother!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am praying for Alice and for the donor family.

God is good.

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!

Anonymous said...

We will keep Alice in our prayers too!

Anonymous said...

thanks for mentioning Alice! she just went into surgery (16:20 SA time) ... we're all praying like crazy in South Africa ... will be sure to tell her all about the msgs when she's up an running (literally)

Lisa Collinsworth said...

Wow...I had a lot of reading to do to catch up...just watched the video of Tricia and now I'm a puddle on the floor. Wow. I am on my way to the post office right NOW to send your package. I CAN'T WAIT for you to get it!!! So I'm hoping it will be at your hotel tomorrow or Thursday. Praying for you all everyday!!!! AND HI TRICIA!!!! It was SO WONDERFUL to hear you speaking!!!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Alice here in California!!

Praying for a perfect surgery and great, easy recovery!!

Anonymous said...

Nate, I can not begin to tell you how encouraging your story is. You seem so strong thru this. I am praying for you and your 2 gals, my little 4 year old checks up on you all everyday with me. She thinks its awesome that she can talk to God about baby Gwyneth and Tricia, Love& Prayers
Bless you all!!!
God is G-O-O-D

Harris Boys said...

that is amazing news. I will keep her in my prayers..thanks for posting.

Mandy said...

Praying for Alice and still praying for you guys! I love your updates and your writing is so inspiring! This should really be turned into a book...

Rick Lawrenson said...

Praying for Alice right now!

beth said...

Alice, I will be praying for you. Beth

Marjolein said...

I saw the link to your blog on Nate's blog.

I'm so happy you got your call! I'll be thinking of you and hope everything will go well!

Love and a big hug
Marjolein
23/CF/from the Netherlands
1.5 years post tx

The Adoption Of William said...

There is such power in prayer. Man can only do so much, GOD can move mountains in an instant if he so chooses!


Blessings,

William's Mom

www.specialneedsbaby.blogspot.com

Cassandra said...

I have so very little in common with you and what your family has gone through. I never wanted to be a mother and when I got pregnant in 2006 I was SHOCKED to say the least. Wasn't sure what God was doing - (letting me know he's in charge and not me). I had some blood pressure complications that had my doctor and my family all worried. I was never bothered by it because I knew that I pregnant because God wanted it and things would just work out okay - just as he planned. Not the same situation but I feel the same for you and Tricia and Gwenyth. All things are going to work out for ya'll - it will follow God's plan. I believe that blessings will continue to shower down on the three of you!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Alice in Wilmington, NC.

Anonymous said...

Someone asked what happens if it isn't a "match" ... now I could be wrong, but I think that they might notice the 2nd on the list saying that they have the organ but someone is slated to get it. BUT they should go to the hospital just in case that it doesn't match.

I'm not sure that is how it works, but I believe that I read that somewhere.

Sanchez Stories said...

I hope you and Trisha will be having LOTS of future conversations about POOP!
Congrats!

Lissa Lane said...

PRAISE GOD!!! I've been reading updates on Alice's blog ! The new lungs fit like a glove!! Praying her body doesn't regect them!!!

Patty said...

Keeping Alice and her family in my thoughts and prayers for a smooth recovery!
I am also praying for the donor and the donors family, may they have peace at this time, and may the family realize what a great gift they have given.

Nancy said...

I only have to say that you and your family have been in my prayers and will continue to be so. I'm so happy for you--I'm a mother to 7 angles in heaven and 2 adopted miracles from Asia aged 3 &1 from China and Viet Nam. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. :)