Thursday, August 25, 2005

Faithful Servants,

BJ continued to remain stable through the night. The medical staff have turned the ventilator down to 50% (was between 90-100 for much of his stay), and the nitric oxide down to 20%, and his oxygen saturation has remained in the mid 80's. All reasons to Praise Jesus!!!!

He will have another procedure today to drain fluid on the other side of his abdomen. Please continue to pray him through. We are ever indebted to our brothers and sisters in Christ! Medical staff remind us that we will be here for weeks longer, and that more complications will arise. We trust the Lord to see him through.

We cannot wait until BJ is able to read the posts on this site himself. You all are such a huuuge blessing!

Muchas gracias Tito!

BJ's dad

82 Comments:

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Cassie Clevenger said...

My prayers are with BJ and ALSO for his parents. You are true testimonies in your unwavering love for Jesus throughout this ordeal. Your pain must be so intense right now; can you imagine Jesus' pain for BJ also? We cannot fathom the love He has for BJ. I pray for you continuously. Love,
Cassie (Danielle's aunt)

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Becky Dietz said...

Just wanted you to know that I'm fasting and praying for BJ today. I'm asking God to bind any more complications from BJ and to totally restore him for His glory---to make His name famous throughout the whole earth.
A sister in Christ,
Becky Dietz
Borger, TX

 
At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Jim David said...

Morning Jesus,

I have some friends
That need Your help,
Their son and brother's real sick.
I'm sure that you've heard
Many prayers for him
We're counting on you for the fix.

BJ has yielded
His life up for you,
In return, he's asked for naught,
With a broken spirit,
And a contrite heart
Your will with great zeal he has sought.

This side of heaven
We struggle to see
Why such trials befall one like him.
We're reminded of Job
At the end of the day,
How Your blessings overflowed to the brim.

As soveriegn God
You choose his fate,
Romans tells us it's all for good.
We ask in our flesh
And selfishness,
Please spare him for us if You would.

There are so many things
That BJ can do,
To spread the good news of Your Name.
Deliver him now
From this awful disease,
You know he'll bring You all the fame.

Just one more thing,
I ask of you, Lord.
Mom, Dad and the girls need you, too.
They've spent so much strength
In a draining place,
Help them to draw what they need right from You.

Help them to feel
Your presence so near,
And help us to know what to say,
To calm their fears,
Their worries soothe,
All this in Your Sweet Name I pray.

Amen

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Stephen and Kandi said...

We are praising the Lord with you Brent,Deanna,Lauren,Whitney!!!!You are on our minds 24/7. We love you all so much and Mamaw sends her love.
Uncle Stephen,Aunt Kandi,Madison

 
At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just learned of BJ’s illness today. I am praying for him and I will ask others to pray for him also.
God Bless BJ and God Bless his family.
Praying in Georgia

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins Family,

Please know that you are all in our prayers constantly. I woke up in the middle of the night and read a verse that I believe was for you guys.

The spirit produces the fruit of love,joy,peace,patience,kindness,goodnes,faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23

I pray that you receive the peace and patience that you are needing now.

Love,

Joe & Tammy Hilfiker

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Lauren said...

BJ and his entire family are in my prayers. I hope that Jesus can bless BJ more and more everyday. May he get well soon!
Sincerely,
Lauren

 
At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though I do not know you BJ, my prayers are with you every time I pray. Jesus is the ultimate healer, and I am praying that His will be done with you. I pray that you are safe in His arms until your body is ready to receive you once again.

May the strentgh of the Lord keep your family. I can't imagine the pain, worry, and frustrations, but I pray the peace of God will be with them every day, through whatever happens.

Prayers and much love through Christ,
Krystle MacDonald
Nova Scotia, Canada

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in their BJ we are all keeping you prayed for Tammy Hilifiker told us of your condition and need for support we all at MCC will all pray for you night and day For a speedy Recovery God Bless Chris N.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Cousin Beth said...

When I was thinking of all of you this morning, I was reminded of the time that Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac. Then look at how God blessed Abraham and Isaac. Who knows?!!!! We do know God is up to something wonderful!
Just want to let you know the following are praying:
Christ Wesleyan Church, Winston-Salem, NC; both NC districts of the Wesleyan church; Hayworth Christian School, High Point, NC;
John Wesley College, High Point; friends at Wesleyan Academy, High Point; friends from other churches and schools in High Point; Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, MS; friends and family from NC, VA, LA, MS, KS, KY, PA, FL, SC; missionaries in Kenya, Africa;
Mt. Carmel High School, Jackson, KY; Kentucky Mountain Bible College and their alumni all over the world; and more.
Yesterday I felt led to make some prayer cards with brief info., BJ's picture, and the web address. We've handed them out at church, schools, or wherever we feel led. One of Angela's friends asked for some to give out at her school. Today I handed one to a bank teller. This site is an encouragement to me, and I can only imagine what it means to you. Keep looking up. "Look what God is doing, all across the land. See His Spirit moving, feel His mighty hand." My thoughts and prayers are with you constantly.
Love ya,
Cousin Beth

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Jerry Hamlin said...

BJ,

Just want you to know that I am praying for you. We have a lot in common since I just recently returned from telling others about Jesus in Rwanda, Africa. May God provide you a rapid recovery and peace to your family during the process.

A Fellow Witness,
Jerry Hamlin
Broken Arrow, OK

 
At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you BJ and your family during this trying time. Praying the Lord will renew your strength. Thank you for your willingness to go and serve in Peru, God will bless your faithfulness! Praying that your family and friends and worldwide brothers and sisters in Christ will continue to draw close to the Lord and storm the gates of Heaven for your recovery. May He strengthen and comfort your family and surround them with a loving support system.

In HIS Grip
Lori Arriola
Grand Island, NE

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with BJ. I can't believe something that severe could happen when he's doing something so awesome. He's a servant of God and I believe it's part of his plan for him to go through this and survive. I've gone through similar things and come out of them a better person and stronger for christ. God Bless and I hope you get well soon.

God Bless,

Alex
Houston, TX
Currently @ UNO in New Orleans

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger the leaf family said...

Dear Brent,Deanna, girls and BJ,
PRAISE THE LORD!!!

Romans 15:13
So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happyand full of peace as you believe in him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 21:221-22
"I assure you, if you have faith and don't doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, 'My God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and it will happen. 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

We will be praying!!
BJ I think of you most of my day and can't wait to be able to speak with you.
We will be making another trip to see you as soon as we hear that you can talk with us.. WE love you very much.
Tracy

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger the leaf family said...

Hey Higgins Family,
God I so good!!!
All Praise be to him!!!
I will continue to pray for strength and patience for all of you..

love Tracy

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger toddyoumans said...

It's great to hear the progress of the past 24 hours!! God is AWESOME!!! We're continuing to lift you guys up all the time. Hold tight to Him and know that God is going to get some BIG TIME glory for this!!

Todd, Jessica & Andrew Youmans

 
At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been going to our Father about BJ since the first night i heard about him being hospitalized.
I just want yall to know i am still praying for him, and im so glad this site has been made so i can stay updated and know how to continue to pray for him.
I know God is going to get glory out of all this, and i know BJ wants God to get glory from it.

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ and his family are in my prayers. I ask that God might put his healing hand on him and continue to bless his as he has asked for blessings upon others through his ministry.

CJ of Concord, CA

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger *kim said...

Know that Indiana Wesleyan University is praying hard for BJ and the entire Higgins family. Love, Kim

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Dietz
I am the youth minister at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty Missouri. The Leaf family, now members of my church, have made us aware of your situation. We know we serve thee awesome God and that He WILL receive glory. We are in prayer for you daily and believe some day soon we will be witnessing the awesome display of God's mercy and miraculous work in B.J.'s life. There are many of us lifting your beautiful famliy to the Lord. God bless you!
Phil <><

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To BJ and family... our hearts are burdened for you and MANY people are praying. Churches here in Tulsa are praying. Also the churches in Peru that you worked with have been praying for you. We've been in contact with Pastor Tito updating them as much as we know and they are extremely burdened and praying continually for you. May God's peace be ever present with your family in this time! You're in our thoughts and prayers.

 
At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Jordan Barnett said...

I, like BJ, am going to school at Monrovia. He is a friend of mine and when i heard about this site i wanted to come post a message and hope that he would see it. My best wishes to you Brent and I'll be around to see you when you get back.
P.S. tell him Jordan said hi.

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Junior said...

My name's Junior Moya and I'm from Piura, Peru. I was BJ's translator when he was here in Peru and it was an honor to translate for him the good news he had to tell to the Peruvian people. I'm so sad to hear that he's sick but my prayers are with him every single day of my life. I don't understand why God sometimes lets bad stuff like this enter our lives but I do understand that we have to learn to trust in Him. Let's continue praying for him. I will tell my church about BJ's condition do that they will pray for him, too. Peru is also praying for BJ!!!!!!
In His Grip,
Junior Moya,
Piura, Peru.

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for B.J. With God - ALL things are possible. My nephew was on life support for a couple of weeks because of an auto accident. I went to see him to pray for him and had many people praying for him and he is now well. Praise God and thank you Jesus! Amen in Him.
Carol in Albuquerque

 
At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you BJ and all of your family and friends. God bless you and yours, and may you be healed by the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ in His timing. And I also pray for the hospital staff to see all of your faithfulness through all of this so prayerfully many will come to accept the Lord. God be with you.
Linda Anderson
Willows, Ca

 
At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Wendi Carter said...

I just wanted your family to know that my whole church is praying for BJ and your family! I went with BJ to Peru and i saw how much he loves Christ and his passion for the lost! I am praying for Gods will and I am praying that he gives your family the strength to get through this hard time! Love, Wendi

 
At 2:12 PM, Anonymous cousin becky said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren, Whitney, and BJ,

Just wanted to pass on some messages that I have received in reply to some e-mails I have sent out.

 Larry, OMS missionary in Ireland, wrote that they're praying for you guys.

 From Canada, Karen writes: I will pray for BJ and your family as you go thru your trials too. I am glad God is bigger. My prayers are with all today. In Christ, Karen

 Praying much for you and the families! We have experienced the mighty power of God's people through prayer this year, and we KNOW that there is nothing that can compare. Know that you are certainly in our prayers!
--Jeff and Cheryl (in Ohio)

 Thank you for sharing your heart and concerns with us who care about you. We don’t understand the “whys”, but we certainly can lean on the One who has the answers. It’s heartbreaking to hear all that is happening, but God IS in control and we will pray for His perfect will to be done. May you find His grace to be all-sufficient! I care.
--Ruthie(from World Gospel Mission headquarters, Marion, IN)

 We are so sorry to hear about your cousin. B.J. and all of the family are in our prayers.
--Babs and all at KRM (Kentucky Refugee Ministries—Lexington, KY)

 I am praying for BJ.
--Kay (at WGM)

 I am praying for your cousin, Becky.
Grace and Peace,
Cathy Stonehouse
Dean of the School of the Practice of Ministry
Orlean Bullard Beeson Professor of Christian Education
Asbury Theological Seminary

 Thanks for the update on B.J. We praise the Lord with you on his progress and God’s keeping power. We also pray that God will be glorified by the further healing of B.J. and the witness of the family. God is Able.
It’s all about Him,
Vicki & Mary Pat
Member Care, Global Partners (Wesleyan World Missions)

 We just want to let you know that we are praying for B.J. and
have alerted our church family to pray. Thanks for the update.
--Lois (from Bellefonte, PA)

 
At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Parkside Baptist Youth said...

We have been praying for BJ, his family and his doctors since first hearing about the situation over a week ago. We pray for a complete and speedy recovery. We pray that God will guide the hands of the doctors. We pray that God will be especially close to the Higgins family at this time.

Parkside Baptisit Youth Group
Columbus, IN

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous cousin becky said...

From Wesleyan Women:

Julia has kept us up on your cousin’s son. We had special prayer for him this morning during our office prayer time. It is hard to watch someone you love suffer. We are interested in his progress, and we will look forward to keeping informed.

With love and prayers,
Martha Blackburn, Director Wesleyan Women

Wesleyan Women sent out the prayer request to some churches and received the following:

Our Dear Heavenly Father,

We need you so badly every day and our hearts are turned to you, the awesome creator of the universe. You are always very near to those who call upon your Holy Name. We have a heavy burden for you take off our shoulders today, Lord. We will be anxious in nothing, but by prayer and supplication with much thanksgiving give them all to you knowing the peace of God that passes all understanding will be ours through Jesus Christ our Lord, our Savior and Healer. We plead the blood of Jesus over every person and circumstance. We ask you to release many angels to minister to and protect every soul. We ask your purposes be done in all supplications.

Father, you know the serious condition of B.J., but we know who you are--you are our Healer, our Jehovah Rapha, so we ask in agreement that you heal B.J. to your glory and praise. In Jesus name this affliction is rebuked and cast down, and healing is loosed in him and we expect a quick recovery. Nothing is impossible with you. We ask for your care over the whole family as they suffer along with him. May their faith be boosted by reading your healing promises in your Word, for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Your Word is living, it's alive, and angels hearken to it. They are attentive the God's Word and stand ready to swoop down and accomplish what God wants done!

You are our hope, the help and health of our countenance. We don't have to despair or worry because you now have these concerns and are answering in awesome ways. Thank you Father, thank you so much. In Jesus' name, amen.

 
At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for y'all!

"Endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 1 Tim.

 
At 2:15 PM, Anonymous cousin becky said...

Another message to pass on:

Thank you for your update and sharing your very heavy prayer concerns! I will be joining with you in praying for them as I'm able.

The words to "I Found the Answer" have ministered to me greatly this last week. May it speak to you too. Love ya! Nancy

I FOUND THE ANSWER
I was weak and weary
I had gone astray
Walking in the darkness
I couldn't find my way
Then a light came shining
To lead me from despair
All my sins forgiven
And I was freed from care

I found the answer
I learned to pray
With faith to guide me
I found my way
The sun is shining
For me each day
I found the answer
I learned to pray

I was sad and lonely
All my hopes were gone
Days were long and dreary
I couldn’t carry on
Then I found the courage
To keep my head up high
Once again I'm happy
And here's the reason why

I found the answer
I learned to pray
With faith to guide me
I found my way
The sun is shining
For me each day
I found the answer
I learned to pray

Nancy (from Wilmore, KY)

 
At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am asking God to do a mighty work through BJ today. I am believing that God is going to restore BJ to full health and that no more sickness will come on him. I am also lifting family and friends of BJ. Know that God has everything under control. What an awesome testimony BJ is going to have of what God has done.

Love in Christ,

Jason Hamlin
Broken Arrow, OK

 
At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear BJ,
Because we're friends of your Uncle Rich, we KNOW that you must be a really cool guy! We are here in New York praying for your healing and want to tell you to keep fighting, you have lots of support. The Lord has a plan for your life that cannot be destroyed.
With love and prayers,
Susan and the staff of
New York Christian Resource Center/OB NY Metro Center

 
At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Wilmore,Ky and have been following BJ's progress. It has blessed me to see, even through his illness, how the faith of one man has touched so many.
God has used him in ways we can't even imagine. And God will use your family to minister to other who are in your place.
Blessings to you all,
Kristina

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Katie said...

Just wanted to let you know that my prayers are with BJ and with his family.

 
At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Liz Whittaker said...

im glad BJ has been doing better. I dont know if i ever told you guys or not but i was in the hospital in 3rd grade and almost died from a cyst on my small intestine. i know the situation is a little different than what you are going through but i understand the uncertainty of it all. I also was at St. Vincent, they are excellent, which i am sure you have figured out by now! my prayers and thoughts are still with you. Love always, Miss Liz

 
At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Candi said...

Just wanted you to know that I passed on your blog site address to the folks at Focus on the Family. I got a reply from Cheryl Anderson: "Please be assured that we will also lift BJ up before the Lord's throne of grace this week when our staff gathers for devotions. We'll pray that God will bring peace to his mind and healing to his body in the days ahead."
Hang in there, family--your heavenly family is standing with you.

 
At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Evelyn said...

Brent Deanna, Lauren & Whitney,

Our prayers are with you, we know you will stay strong in the Lord and he will see you through this ordeal. Remember HE is the potter and we are the clay and we have to go in the fire to be refined. I pray BJ will someday use this as part of his testimony and will win many many souls to the Lord!!!

God Bless You All,

Evelyn Gilliland

 
At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Jesse Mentz said...

BJ... I've never met you face to face, but from reading youre xanga and hearing about the profound impact you've had on some of my friends here at Carmel High... God's really using you... your an inspiration to us all... by the grace of God you'll come through... Hope that someday soon I can meet you.

 
At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's awesome to see the work God is doing through BJ! It's also good to hear the progress that has been made recently. Still praying

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger PRS Sk8r Michael said...

Thank the Lord for today that BJ is doing better and will continue to do so. I have sent out a flurry of prayer requests in the many circles I know, we will continue to pray and encourage others to do so until BJ is ableto come home safe and well.
All praises to our King and Savior!
JC

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger robin ruberson said...

BJ and Higgins family...
My prayers are with you right now as well as the rest of Plainfield Baptist Church. The youth of PBC are especially praying for you right now. I know when we found out when you couldnt make it to youth group we were all very upset and we prayed so much for you and there were alot of tears shed. We were all looking forward to hearing about your amazing work for God in Peru, and we still are looking forward to that day. I'm so glad that my friend Jill Tanner told me about this site so that we can stay updated and we all praise God along with your family for the improvements that have been made. We hope and pray that it will be
God's will for BJ to be healed and quickly. But we also pray that through BJ's recovery glory will be Given to God and that there will be people to hear about God's great love. I know it is hard, its so hard to think about how someone like BJ could end up like this and I often think why not me? Bj has done so much more for God than I have but I know that everything happens for a reason and I have to trust God. I honestly believe that BJ will let this be for God's glory, and when he recovers he will have such an amazing testimony! Its exactly what we need in a world that chooses to blame God instead of praise Him. And just to let you know my family has been praying together for you along with the other youth and their families and the rest of the church. You are on our church's prayer chain, but you are also on Alamosa Calvary Bible Chapel's prayer chain (Alamosa, Colorado. my grandparents church), and a few members from Plainfield Christain Church have heard about you and Plainfield's FCA leader Stacey Peters also is praying for you. And all of us youth from PBC have been really wanting to visit you, so BJ's parents if their is a possibility could you please contact us. I know BJ and BJ's father (from jam camp, you shoved a cracker in my face remember). BJ, I dont think God is finished with you, so hang on. And we're all still praying for you.
Your sister in Christ,
Robin Ruberson

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Ross & Nancy Law said...

Dear Brent, Deanna, and Girls,
Jared called and let us know what is happening with BJ. Know that you are in our prayers. People in our church here in Florida are praying too. I can't even imagine to know what you must be feeling, I can only think about what I would feel if it were one of my four sons. God is the Great Physician and He loves you all so very much! We are asking God to completely heal BJ to bring honor and glory to Himself. We are also asking God to give you as BJ's family the strength you need to go through this time. We will continue to pray constantly for BJ. Love & Prayers,
Ross & Nancy

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is DeAnna Jones. My dad, Pastor Scott Davis forwarded an email about your son. My family has added you to our daily prayers. We pray for BJ's quick recovery, and we pray for the doctors that are treating him, that they may be given the wisdom to find the disease and destroy it. In His name we pray. Amen

 
At 5:22 PM, Anonymous monty mullenix said...

We at Chapelwood Baptist Church,here in Indianapolis have been praying and are continuing to pray for you and BJ. Thank you for allow us to be a part of praying for BJ.

Monty Mullenix

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Liz Wiseman said...

BJ you can do it..you got this under control, past that, GOD has this under control. You will pull through. My new church and I will continue to pray for you. We love you BJ...and we are so happy to see all of this support coming from brothers and sisters in christ!Brent, Deanna, Whitney, and Lauren, you are in my prayers. Love you guys!!!!

 
At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good afternoon.
My name is Julio Rojas and I met BJ last year when he came to work with Awe Star, I had the honor to translate for him and other missionaries of the team too. when one of the girls of the last year team told me about BJ, I was so sad and I started to pray for him and I am doing until now. I have two friends here in Trujillo (Peru) at different churches and they are keeping me informed with all that is happenning with BJ, until one of the shared with me this page. I just want let you all know that I'm praying for BJ, for our Heavenly Father may restore his health and using him more and more for His glory, in the same way as I saw BJ working here sharing Jesus with my people. I pray for the L-rd for his family and tell them that this trial of G-d will be for good at last because you will be strong in Him. my favorite verses for you: Rom.8:28 and Jer.29:11. in Christ

 
At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

higgins-

i am so glad to here that bj is doing better. i have been praying for all of you every day. stay strong.
In Him,
Kenna Street

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous jake said...

I heard about BJ at church last night.my friend went on that mission trip with him. they passed out cards with this web site on it.I hope and pray that BJ will get through this.

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I just learned of BJ's condition today through a mutual friend, and I want him and his family to know that my prayers are with you. Words cannot express what you're all feeling right now, nor can my words express my heartfelt compassion for your situation. Jesus Christ will be glorified above all else.

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Ashley Darnold said...

Bj and Family,
Just wanted to let you all know that I am ever praying for all of you. It is hard for mr to know that BJ is going through this right now. But I know that God is in control and I put my full trust and faith in Him. I know that God has all authority. Authority over sickness, authority over pain, authority over everything. I got to knwo BJ over the summer in Peru. and I know that his passion for God is so awesome, and I know that BJ is in God's hands.
In the Love of God, Chukfushi

 
At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let the Higgins family know that there's people praying all the way over here in Australia for BJ. Praying that in this situation our awesome God can be given full glory and that all those who know BJ will rest in our Lord's love and power!
God Bless,
Jess Morrison
Newcastle, New South Wales, Aust.

 
At 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that the students at monrovia h.s. are thinking of you and that even though you were only at our school for a short time you touched so many people i wish the best for you and it will all turn out the way it is supposed to

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,
20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

22 AND GOD PLACED ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,

23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

"This situation may be over my head, BUT IT'S UNDER HIS FEET!!" Hallelujah!

 
At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey this is Landon Ingle, heard about B.J. real sad, I was one of B.J.'s classmates. He always helped me in math. Just want to wish B.J. good luck with a quick recovery

 
At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Higgins, Lauren, and Whitney,
My name is Kayla, and I live near Dallas, Tx. I was able to be one of BJ's teamates on the Peru trip. My family, friends, and church are praying for BJ. I also wanted to let you know that I am praying specifically for you as well as BJ. I know that I cant begin to understand what you're going through, but I know it must be hard. Your trust in God has been a wonderful testimony to our Saviour. I will continue to pray that God will give you peace and rest. Keep up the good work. You are all doing a wonderful job lifting up our God in praise. Thank you soooo much for that.

BJ - I'm praying for you and your family. By the way, you have an awesome family. I cant tell you how much I miss you, bud. But I know that God has you right in the palm of His beautiful hand. Wow, we're states apart, and you're still teaching me new things about our great God. Thanks for the mature man of God and wonderful example you are. God's glory continues to be shown throughout the nations because of you!

Love in Christ,
Kayla

 
At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Holly Littell said...

I have been praying for you every day at school dearing our momint of silense. I hope you get better soon. I miss seeing your mom and dad at church.

Love,
Holly Littell

 
At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Diane Rowland said...

You are in my daily prayers, BJ. I have forwarded the prayer request to all my friends and to a prayer group at the newspaper where I work and they are praying for you too.
Don't lose hope, our faith in our Lord Jesus has already begun to heal you!
Blessings,
Diane
Keller, TX

 
At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you BJ and his family! He was a classmate and I just found out about this site today... best wishes for a speedy recovery and that BJ can see this!!!

 
At 8:13 PM, Anonymous David Pison said...

Brent and family,
My prayers have been with you guys from the moment I heard of Brent's problem. All I can say now is that I am praying to my fullest, and I cannot wait until Brent is better again. The Healer always comes through, and I pray He comes swiftly.
In Him,
David Pison

 
At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Kayelgih said...

I heard through a friend of mine, Ethan Chambers from Thomasville, NC about BJ. He heard about him through Angela Renfroe, who is in his class. I am keeping him in my prayers, and hope that God will use this situation to expand his Kingdom. Christ be with you.

 
At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Shawn Hill said...

I don't think BJ realized that he was such a large impact in my life, but I learned a lot from him and pray that he will get well soon and that we will continue being friends when this is all sorted out.

In Matt. 21:22, Jesus says, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

This is also true in BJ's case, if we pray he will be blessed and healed through the power of God. So lets keep BJ in our prayers and he will receive the healing.

With Much Love,
Shawn Hill

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Paul & Bethany Nichols said...

Our family's prayers are with you. Our daughter, Rachel Nichols, met BJ on the 2004 Peru Extreme trip. She was devastated to hear of his illness. She had told us on her return last summer what an awesome christian BJ is. After hearing of his illness, she immediately shared his need for prayers with us. We have been praying for BJ daily. He is on our Adult Sunday School class prayer list, too.
What a praise the news today is! God is THE healer and great physician. God is with him right now! BJ has many prayer warriors praying for him and his family.

May your family find rest in the precious arms of Jesus as you continue to pray for your son.

BJ will have quite a testimony in the coming days!

a family in Christ,

Paul and Bethany Nichols

 
At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Kevin Hampton said...

We are believing God for BJ's healing and are reminded often that when two or three are gathered in his name and agree it shall be done & the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much. I shared part of BJ's story with our youth group last night and numerous students and adults from Gethsemane are praying for you! I especially want to pray God's grace and mercy upon the immediate family in the midst of this storm and thank you for getting the courage to spend a few moments each day updating your son's story. I look forward to seeing and meeting you all soon!

A fellow servant who also has spent time with the Peruvian people!

Kevin Hampton
Youth Minister
GBC Danville, KY

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Grace said...

I don't know BJ or his family, but I've heard about him from my friend Scott. He sounds like a wonderful example of aservant of Christ. I will keep him in my prayers.
God Bless,
Grace Sumner
Gainesville, FL

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear BJ and family,
My prayers are with BJ, his family, and the doctors and nurses helping him. I miss you at school, and I can't wait to see you again.
I'm sure everyone at Monrovia High School would agree.

Love and miss you lots,
Hairspray

 
At 9:07 PM, Anonymous Rebekah Welty said...

hey BJ I need you here at school. It has been over a week at school and it is not the same without you in math, english ,and french. We got a new teacher in french until January. Madame Dimmick had twins a boy named Simon and a girl named Dorthy. This new french teacher only speaks french in class and there is no one to translate for the class. That leaves me trying to guess what she is saying(trust me, my guessing is not that good) Even through all this BJ you are missionary for Christ. This time they are coming to you.
Lots of love and prayer
Rebekah Welty(aka Emilie)

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard about this site at school today and I thought I'd say that I will be praying for BJ and his family. Hang in there!
Chanel (Annette) from French Class

 
At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Kaitlyn Gluff said...

Hi I just wanted to leave a message for BJ, I went to school with him last year. I was so sorry to hear what happened when I got back to school. I know my church is praying for BJ and I just wanted to let him know that he really touched some people's lives while he was here. I know he did mine. I had so much respect for him sharing his faith with others, it makes me want to be a better witness. I will continue to pray for BJ.
Kaitlyn Gluff

 
At 9:52 PM, Anonymous Aleta Whittaker said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!!! God is who he says he is. I know He is the great healer.We are all praying for you B.J.and thank God for his healing power. We are also praying for you Brent, Deanna and your family. That you will be lifted up and refreshed in Christ every day.

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous sandy foster,aka granny to jayden said...

We also are praying for B.J, even though we do not know him personally, but we do know where your at in this time of hurting. We too know GOD will take care of B.J. just as he is our Little Warrior," Jayden"We see all the wonderful support you have from your family and friends, and that is a blessing too. You all seem like wonderful people, and you are always in our thoughts and prayers.sandy,tabby,tammy,tina,krissy,Kaylee

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger Barbara Ann said...

I just wanted to leave another note of encouragement. I am so glad to be able to lift up my brother in prayer. Its a great testimony to others around to hear of Gods great hand at work. I pray that salvations come, and that God's glory will shine ever so brightly! BJ I love ya brother...

Still praying hard!!
Barbara Ann
(peru team)

 
At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Kyle (Pearson) Trost said...

Praying for you and your family, Deanna. Know that Nora Elementary has you in our hearts!

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger sam dobbs said...

James 1:2-4
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

This verse comes to my mind when I undergo trials that I cannot see past. Praise the Lord that He has a plan!

Love yall
Sam

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Justin "Sox" Scott said...

Hello, you don't know me, but I am a friend of David Pison. I am a senior at Ball State University and am Employeed by the Boy Scouts of America. I would like you to know that "BJ" has been in my prayers. Continue to trust in the Lord, he will mount you up on wings of Eagles. You will walk and not grow faint, and you will run and not grow weary. I will continue to pray for him, and I hope you continue to have great faith.

Justin "Sox" Scott
Crossroads of America Council
Boy Scouts of America

 
At 11:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My problems are nothing compared to yours. I pray that God cleanses your body with the Holy Spirit. God loves every minute of time you have spent in Peru. Now it is your time to lean on him and trust the prayer of all of us Prayer Warriors. God will answer all of your Prayers Brother.

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Timm In California said...

BJ and Family, My prayers are with you as God is not going to leave you in your time of your need. I'll put you on my prayer list. GOD BLESS YOU

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Lynn Newkirk said...

To Bj and his family:
I feel really blessed to have met BJ, he is a true inspiration to us all. I have asked my friend and her church to put BJ and his family on the prayer chain. This chain follows churches Nation wide. (Eagle Creek Community Church)
I also have you all in my prayers every night and day. I feel very touched to know you BJ.
My thoughts and PRAYERS are with you and your family. Come back to us soon.
In God's Name
Lynn Newkirk

 
At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Sarah Barnes said...

This past school year, BJ helped me through some really difficult times in my life. He opened my eyes to so much more than I had ever realized was there. He showed me what love and faith could do in my life. BJ is someone that will always make me smile because of the joy in his heart. He's one of those people who loves to learn but also to teach, and he's great at both. In meeting him, I saw that life can be wonderful if we help to make it that way. He honestly did that. Now, hearing all of these things about his condition, I don't know how to react. I know to pray for him and to hope for him, and I will definitely keep him in my thoughts always. He has touched my heart as well as so many others' hearts, but that's not all that I recognize him for. He honestly showed me the way that I want to live by showing me that ways I could be living. I just wanted to write this for his family and for him at one point in time him. I feel like whatever I can do to get through to him I will. This is one of those things. Please know that BJ is my thoughts and prayers always and will continue to be.

With Love and Gratefulness,
Sarah Beth

 
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At 12:36 PM, Blogger Mr JaguarDriver said...

Hi yes I agree with your last coment, i'll be back to keep up with whats happening prayer

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Mysticman said...

Hi Pray for BJ it never ceases to amaze me how creative people are, especailly the young ones, gives me hope for the future. Anyway I was looking for information on prayer and landed on your page. I was looking more for prayer so Sox wasn't an exact match but I enjoyed reading your posts. Take Care. I'll bookmark your blog for future.

 

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