Friday, September 23, 2005

The Lord has delivered Bj through this day, and we Praise Him!!!

Dr's. Freeman and Sando did a great job in their respective fields of thoracic surgery, and skin.

Beej's blood pressure did not waiver through the second surgery. They did not have to give him any additional support. They removed dead tissue in his hip. It was deep, and included dead skin, fat, and muscle. The Doctors believe this has been the source of his infection. They state the next 24 to 36 hours are crucial as he should begin to recover and needs to make significant process towards healing. We need this to be an issue and infection free period.

Lord God, we are humbled at your provision and mercy. I cannot fathom the masses that have been in prayer for Beej and our family today.

Beej has a long way to go, and we need much positive to begin to occur. His blood gases have not been good today, up to the surgeries. Please pray that the tide will shift as the infection is believed to be cleared.

Jesus is our All in All,

Beej's dad

201 Comments:

At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying without stopping.... hang in the brother!
Rick

 
At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God!

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Linda Ronne said...

Praise God, tears are flowing here in Shawnee at the faitfhfullness of our Lord and Savior. Huge hugs for you all.

In His Love
Linda Ronne
Shawnee.OK

 
At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Father, we thank you for the blessing of your touch in his surgery today. We pray that the infection can now be controlled and that BJ will be on the road to recovery very soon. Please continue Your miracles in BJ, both medically and spiritually. He has been a soldier for You and Your way. Continue to shine brightly upon him and his family. Let them have peace through You!! In Your name always--
Westfield, IN

 
At 7:40 PM, Anonymous AMy said...

Praise God!!! We're continuing to pray. May tomorrow be a better day for BJ.

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Lynn Andrews said...

Praise God for his mercy! Thank you, Lord, for hearing the prayers of your faithful. Continuing with fervent prayer for BJ's healing. We are all here for you . . .

Thank you, Jesus, for the wisdom and skill of the doctors and nurses caring for BJ. May the Lord give you peace and comfort dear Higgins family.

Lynn
Macon, GA

 
At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise you Father for answered prayer! If we need to pray during the night, wake us from our sleep to speak BJ's name before you!

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praising God for bringing BJ through these procedures! Praying that his body can begin the process of healing, that all infection be cleared, that no further complications arise.
Know that many will be praying you through the night tonight! We pray for peace, for some rest for each of you!
In His Love,
Cheryl
Hilliard, OH

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger Walker Moore said...

Cathy and I have just came in from prayer walking and was overjoyed at the good news tonight. Again, we will not cease in our prayer on BJ behalf.
The Higgins family is deeply loved by so many. My friends in Christ keep on your knees until the battle is won.
Walker and Cathy Moore

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Steve and Barbara said...

Praise God! We will continue to pray. May your night be peaceful.

Youngstown, OH

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

PRAISE YOU AKMIGHTY GOD!

Continue to hold BJ's hand, Father. Make the next 24 - 36 hours without further issue or occurance. THANK YOU, JESUS, that there was no additional bleeding and it remained under control.

Father, grace BJ with a restful, restoring night. Allow rest to the family, PRAAIISSE YOU!! for granting favor over them this hour.

YOU are mighty, Jesus!!
Blanket them in YOUR care, Amen.

Love you!!!!!!
debbie
Indy

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The south is praying for you!!
Hang in there you guys!

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Deanna said...

Thank You, Lord for answered prayers!!!

Hang in there!!!!

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous cousin becky said...

Brent,

I am thanking God with you for the reports from BJ's procedures today. I know you all are exhausted, and I am praying that each of you gathered there in the hospital will feel the powerful arms of our heavenly Father holding you up and loving you as only He can do. Please know that the arms of your family are being lifted heavenward in praise and honor to our God as we continue to pray that God's will will be done "on earth as it is in heaven." May you rest in Him even in the midst of the storm. I love you all, and my heart is right there with you.

Love,
Becky
Wilmore, KY

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Cousin Beth said...

All five of us were still quietly on the floor after we'd been bawling and praying, when Lisa called. There was some shouting here! The praying will continue always. God isn't finished.
Love you,
Beth

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous jonathan haag said...

Praying for you Brother. Hang in there. STAY STRONG.

IN HIM
Jonathan Haag

 
At 7:46 PM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

Praise the Lord!!!

We WILL NOT STOP now...God has called us to our knees through you and for you.

Many prayers of praise, joy, & imploring WILL continue...for His glory!

McMahans

 
At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for the progress! God, we thank you for that, and ask for complete healing for the wound, for the removal of all infection from BJs body, and restoration of the functioning of all his body systems. Give BJ and his family rest and peace. Thank You for your mercy.

Andrea
Sydney, Australia

 
At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Ashley Rockenbach, Riverside, CA said...

Praying

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

Praise God! I am so thankful to hear this update! We're all congregated in the coffeehouse at HLG right now for my friend's birthday and we all just read this. We're are going to huddle together in prayer and praise right now for what the Lord has done tonight and these past 40 days! We are still praying here! We love you!

Heather
HLG, MO

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous DawnAurora said...

Praise the Lord! Still praying in Haiti for BJ. And praising Him for your will to put Him first in all this.

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Tonna M said...

As BJ goes through this his 40th day, I'm reminded of Jesus' 40 days of fasting. He didn't need sustinence. He didn't need to prove himself. He didn't need fame or power. He only needed God's word. And

10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'[d]"

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

And the angels came and attended him. Lord, send your angels in abundance to care for and watch over BJ. Let him breathe your word with every breath. Sustain him.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger isaiah said...

Still here- and humbled by what I am learning from BJ and from your strength and faith.

 
At 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS 116:1
I LOVE THE LORD BECAUSE HE HEARS MY PRAYERS AND ANSWERS THEM!!!

FATHER WE RETURN YOUR WORD TO YOU AND EXPECT A MIRACLE FOR BJ!!!!

 
At 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney,
We can not begin to know how you must be feeling at this time. Sheer exhaustion and elation and yet cautious and still concerned. We praise the Lord for our prayers being answered to get BJ through these surgeries. May this infection clear rapidly and we have a miraculous blog tomorrow! We will continue to pray! PTL! :)
Love your family,
Glen and Jean in Santa Claus

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Bro. Kenny said...

Praise God and we continue to pray. God is amazing. May He fully deliver all of you from this suffering.

Kenny Cargill
Bullard, Texas

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so greatful to God that BJ has made it through another surgical proceedure on Day 40. Praying for a restful, peaceful, healthful night. Rely on the Lord's as you have been.!!!


Gray, Ga.

 
At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

still praying in ohio. Praise God!! just when we think its at its worst we realize hes holding us in his arms. you're not alone.
we love you and were behind you.

Paula

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

We give thanks dear Lord for your presence as BJ is Blessed to have super doctors, nurses, care givers,
family and friends.

Dear Lord we give Thanks
And ask for many more blessings
prevail in watching BJ heal and
recover from this 40 day journey
Dear Lord we will pray
Please show us signs of BJ's
improvements and healing.
Please, Dear Lord
Keep BJ strong and free of
infections!!!
We pray Dear Lord
Amen
Lisa Gresh/Meils and Family
Indianapolis, IN

 
At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Dot in Kearney, NE said...

Prayers are going up for you from Nebraska. God is so good and may you continue to feel His peace and presense. May the many many many prayers going up for BJ and his family give you peace and healing and rest. Praise the Lord and may His will be done.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Kim said...

Thank you Lord!!! I am so glad that you took care of BJ!!! Keep on healing BJ Lord!!! Amen

Amen

Kim
Hannibal, Mo
HLG

 
At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Michelle Kennedy said...

Praise the Lord! I feel such a heaviness lifted and I know you guys must too. It was hard to leave tonight before we knew the outcome of the second surgery, but we know you have plenty of friend and family support with you.

When BJ has a bad day, I remind myself and to the Lord that I only need the faith of a mustard seed and surely I can muster up that much. (That little pun was for Brad's benefit.)

May God give BJ and you all a restful and peaceful night. Thank you Father for giving the doctors wisdom and skill. We serve an awesome God! What a blessed privilege!

We love you guys,

Michelle

 
At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless the Lord, oh my soul; and all that is within me bless His holy name.

 
At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise you for your provision. Thank you that our future is secure in you, gracious Father! Continuing in prayer and praise in LV.

 
At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise be to Jesus!
We will continue to pray!

Indianapolis

 
At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Toodie Schaper said...

Dear Father,

Thank you for answering the prayers of your children today. I ask now that you give all of the Higgins and all of us who are lifting them before your throne of grace unwavering faith, strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow because great is your faithfulness! We also ask that you would continue the healing process in BJ and that all traces of the infection have been cleared away.
Thank you again and again. Amen

 
At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Sierra said...

Praise the Lord, Thank you God for everything you are doing we just rejoice at the many miracles you have done!
Sierra, Catoosa, Oklahoma

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying in North Carolina!

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never cease to pray for you all!!

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . .that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. . .we speak God's wisdom in a mystery. . .THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEAD, AND WHICH HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THE GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. (1 Cor. 2:5, 7, 9)

Father, we are standing in awe--so amazed--totally changed by Your presence forever. Praise You! Praise You!

We have been called to pray and we're definitely, definitely, no way we're stopping now! I can just picture God sending all kinds of "distracters" (Awe Star term) to fight those roadblocks Satan kept trying to throw up against our BJ!

Lord Jesus Christ, the power and the authority belong to you. Continue to show Yourself strong in BJ's life--and please, most loving Father, give his exhausted family some peaceful rest as we all continue standing in the gap.

much love as we join you in prayer here in

Charleston, SC
Pieper Family

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deanna,
Know that you are being held up in prayer right now - that your mother's heart be filled with a peace that only God can give!!

 
At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord, 40 x 40 over and over again. One post I saw today had 228 comments at one time. We are united together.
Praise your name, the heavens are rejoicing.
THANK YOU MEDICAL STAFF.
God bless, I'll write more later.
Lela, Concord, CA

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger leslaw said...

You all are in our thoughts and prayers throughout the day. We've known for a long time how to pray, but we now know what it means to continually communicate with God.We hope you all have a peaceful night. God bless!
Love,
John and Leslie

 
At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Higgins Family & Friends,
I have just read what is going on with your son i pray that God will do what is best in this case i also pray that all of you find peace and comfort from God i can't imange what your going through but i feel the pain none the less My hope is that God will do something to make BJ whole again and give him all that he needs.. I pray that GOD gives all of YOU strength when you feel week in the words of a song i so dearly hold close to my heart it's called the Anchor Holds By Ray Bolz when life's storms seem to be at their worst hold on he's there to guide you and lift you all up BJ will be okay GOD is a God that can do anything after all he made all of us. I will pray everyday for your son & Friend. God Bless you all my prayers are with you now and always..

Jeanette (In Dewitt, Virginia)

 
At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!!!!!!! He alone deserves praise and worship. Continuing to pray for a multiplication of healing miracles and victories. You are constantly on our minds. May our Gracious Father grant you and BJ a quiet and healing night both physically and spiritually.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

In Christ's love
Dawn D.

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

Praising the Lord with you...praying for BJ and the entire family...W-S North Carolina

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Loretta said...

We Praise you Jesus! We love you! Thank you for bringing BJ through this. Let BJ and his family rest and BJ heal through the night and be a new day tomorrow. We glorify your name. Thank you for keeping BJ and his family on this very difficult day. Give them rest this night, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Continuing to pray.
Loretta, Yougstown, OH

 
At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for courage, wisdom and healing.
Kristy Roberts

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Thank you to all of the hospital staff who have been so diligent in their efforts. Thank you for your sensitivity to this family.

Father, I ask Your blessings over each and every staff member and their families. These folks are professionals but we often forget they too are human. As they lay their heads down to rest tonight I pray that you would grant them a peaceful night.

Lord, if there be one among them that does not know you I pray that BJ's situation would speak to their hearts. I pray that they would see YOUR ALMIGHTY POWER in this journey, in this family's witness and faithfulness to you. I pray that they would want what BJ's got....YOUR GRACE.

Thank YOU again Jesus for this 40th day! Amen

Debbie
Indy

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know that we are out here praying for BJ and the entire family. You are not alone - we'll continue praying as long as the prayer are needed. God bless you all!
Stephanie
Kansas City, MO

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praising God!! Praying for a restful night.
Kansas City

 
At 8:39 PM, Anonymous reed's said...

Dear ones-

This is the first chance I have had to check the blog today. We are thankful that the outcome is positive. We are continually praying for all of you and will fervantly pray for healing of the pressure ulcer, eradication of the infection and his pulmonary status.
What a day! In the back of my mind a few weeks ago, I wondered if something big would happen on day 40. Well, it did. I hope it is the turning point for BJ and now that they have identified this source of infection, it can be successfully treated and other healing can begin. Will be praying for your continued strength throughout this time. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need anything. Thinking of you always and love you guys.

Love, Nancy

 
At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise be to the Almighty God!!! Just getting back from a prayer meeting and am overjoyed to hear of the success of the surgeries. May God continue to be with all of you.

Dear Father, please bring the rest this family so desperately needs. Continue to bring healing to BJ. He has touched all of our lives in such a tremendous way. May he come out of this praising Your name and continuing to tell of Your love. May he be a living testimony to Your awesome power and love. I ask this in the name of Jesus, let us all say Amen!

Tanya
New York City

 
At 8:43 PM, Anonymous cathy said...

I am so glad to hear that BJ has made it through this difficult day. I will continue to lift him up in prayer throughout the night. I will also be praying for your strength and courage and you continue to walk down this difficult road. Praise the Lord that we do not have to walk alone. HE is with you, and so are the hundreds of brothers and sisters in Christ who have been so deeply touched by your family. You all have been such an inspiration in my own life. I have needed all of you for encouragement as much as you and BJ have needed my prayers. God is using BJ and your family in so many ways through all of this. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to get to share this experience with all of you. I thank every one of you for sharing your faith and your fears so openly with all of us. You have truly touched my heart and changed my life.
Love in Christ,
Cathy
Gainesville, Fl.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

Still praying....

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Jonathan's Mom said...

Dear Lord,

I pray for BJ, his family, and his wonderful caregivers. Please continue to shine your light in Room 2001. How proud you must be of BJ. Though he is unable to speak now, his written word has said volumes to many people. I pray that non believers who read his story on this blog or care for him during his hospital stay come to know You. I pray that we believers remember the lessons BJ and his family are teaching us. Thank you for blessing us with this remarkable family.

If it is your will, I pray that the healing process begins now.

Amen

 
At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Shelly Selby said...

Thank you Jesus for your unfathomable mercy and grace!
Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from begining to end".

We continue to pray and to share with others that they may lift up prayers for you as well.

 
At 8:47 PM, Anonymous susie said...

Lord you have been faithful again. I give you praise and thanks. Please help BJ's body to continue to heal. Thank you for the hands of the surgeon. I ask you to grant peace and rest to the family tonight. Thank you for your loving mercies.
In Jesus Powerful name,
Amen.

 
At 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an honor to pray for you and your family and take the smallest part in God's plan for your precious son. What an inspiration you are. Bless you!!

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying in Dallas!

 
At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray...

 
At 8:52 PM, Blogger run4joy5 said...

You are in my prayers BJ. I spent 4 weeks this summer in Peru also, and many of the people on my team are still dealing with health issues from the trip. I want you to know that all 31 of my team members have you in their prayers. May God me with you. Dios te bendigo(God Bless You).

 
At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Tiffany said...

Dear BJ and family,
I have been praying for you throughout the day. I hope that you have a peaceful night and that God will heal BJ. I will continue praying.
Love in Christ,
Tiffany
Jacksonville, Florida

 
At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We here in Connecticut are also praying for BJ. May God continue to pour out His mercy and grace on all of you. May He grant you a peace that passes all human understanding and may you rest in the knowledge that God is in control and He is making a way for BJ to be healed in a testimony to God's power.

Laurie
Mystic, CT

 
At 8:54 PM, Anonymous Tito Sevilla said...

GRACIAS A DIOS Y SU NOMBRE SEA ALABADO! Familia de BJ seguimos orando por nuestro amigo BJ Dios esta mostrandonos una vez de su poder.
Trujillo Peru

 
At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for your son and family! You are in my heart and prayers continually.

Sherry
Midlothian, IL

 
At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying...

Sandi, San Antonio Texas

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently at a gathering of young Latter Day Saints who are studying the scriptures and viewing videos of the holy land. I am praying for BJ: a fine, young Christian whom we embrace as our brother in Christ. God bless BJ and your family.

 
At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise god ,this has been so heavy on my heart as I worked with my hospital patients all day, Beej you were so close in my thoughts and prayers as I nursed my patients back to the best health possible!! God Bless you BJ and your awesome family we love you you are truly our brothers and sisters in Chrsit our KING!!!!
Randie Case Yukon Oklahoma and Tara Case (fellow Peru Missionary student with Bj this summer!!)

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous the fillios said...

We thank you Lord for delivering BJ through today's ordeals. We will not stop praying! Praise Jesus that the doctors could cut out the bad so that the good can flourish. Quite Biblical, I'd say!

We shouldn't continue to be amazed at the work of His hands, but I must admit we often are.

Claiming another victory for BJ! Now HEAL, Buddy, HEAL!

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gracious Heavenly Father, we raise our voices in praise. Thank you Lord for the blessings you have provided this day. Continue to hold BJ, provide comfort and rest to this family. Amen

Continuing to lift BJ and family to our Lord and Savior.

Ed, Carmel

 
At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Dear Higgins Family,
Praise God! Don't give up, BJ will make great progress tonight. I know with all the prayers that everyone have giving. BJ will make it through it all. He is so strong! The Lord will protect him and all we need to do is trust Him! I'm praying all through tonight for BJ and your family because I know how hard this is for you. Stay strong!
In Him,
Lauren

Encintas,CA

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

Dear precious family,
We are turning off and unplugging our computers while the storm passes through. It'll be nothing compared to the past 40-day storm you have endured. We're disappointed that it may be a while before we can check on BJ, SO, we may bug you with a phone call or two until we have electricity again -- that is, IF the cell phone towers make it. . .

It is so comforting to see so many people from all over praying for BJ. The thought has crossed my mind that I don't really need to pray, with so many other people praying. BUT, I can't help praying. I wake up praying for BJ and I go to sleep praying for BJ and many times in between every day.

Your faith and steadfastness in all the ups and downs of these days is inspiring. I know it's a "God thing", but that's what God does -- showing us important, even simple things in other people. Thank you, Higgins', for being a vessel as BJ is.

We're still praying along with everyone else! God hears.

We love you,
Dan & Jolene Tucker
Deer Park, TX

 
At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise GOD for this wonderful news. We at HLG are abound with joy and hope that GOD will get BJ through this.

Andrew Macejak
HLG, MO

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is so good. This has been an amazing journey. My soul has been blessed by your tender spirits, and trust in God. Also by God's faithfullness to the prayers and praises of His people. Praise His Name. Thank you Jesus for all you have done and continue to do.
May the Lord contiue to strengthen and uphold you all. You are loved.

Carolyn
Berryville, AR.

 
At 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord Jesus for hearing our prayers this day for BJ. Bless his family Lord and keep them strong in your arms. Be with them through this night. Thank you for the doctors whose hands you have guided all day. WE LOVE YOU LORD and THANK YOU again.

In Christ,
Hampstead, NC

 
At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Pete (Friend of BJs) said...

My Prayers are with you BJ. I remember your faithful heart (even though we didn't go to the same country), we still had at least one good time of Line Back Rubs together -- You're in my prayers man. Praise God for Who He is!!
Pete

 
At 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am blessed and truly amazed reading how your and your family lean on God. The outcome of the prayers is incredible to me and I stand in awe of the power of God. You are a witness through your struggle, thanks. I will be praying for BJ and the family. Hang in there.

 
At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for BJ and his family! God is in control!
From Kansas

 
At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you brother BJ
Keep up your fight
Praise God my fellow brothers and sisters for how far BJ has come and how well doctors take such great care And nurses too!!
Thank you Lord for our Blessings
Wonderfuly skilled medical team
working with our Lord,
Fighting Satans attacks on BJ's Body.
we give thanks dear Lord
Amen

Family in Christ
Indpls., IN

 
At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Goodwin's said...

Dear Higgins family,
What a day you have had! I can't even begin to imagine! So, so very glad to hear that the outcome is good! Praying that real healing can begin now that they have got to the root of the infection & that BJ will stay strong for the long haul! Sending you all your own "bair hug" tonight & hope that you will feel the loving embrace of our Father as well as family & friends who love you all so! Hang in there guys!

Love & prayers,
Anita

 
At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the great God of all comfort bring you an abundance of his supernatural presence right now. Through Him, we can overcome any obstacle. Lord, move the mountain Lord. Move the Mountain so your greatness can be proclaimed through BJ's full recovery.

 
At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY for great news!! Keep pressing on!! Jesus, keep BJ and his family in Your loving arms. Amen

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Kathy in Indy said...

Thank you Lord for holding BJ in your arms. His family's faith during this trying time is an inspiration to me. All things are in Your hands. Praise God.

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger Mission To Perkinston, MS said...

I pray that God's will be done in BJ's life and that you will find His perfect peace in all that comes to pass. May you experience the "peace beyond all understanding" that so many of us only experience once in a life time. I hold you and the family up and pray for a speedy and complete recovery.

In His time...

Cathy Young
Huntsville, AL

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have we hit 1000 blogs today?
Totaly Awesome
Bj you are totally awesome
All the people you reach around the world. Awesome!!!
We are praying with you and send hugs full of love and prayer to be with you all tonight.
Lisa GResh/ Meils and Family

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless this boy and his family Lord. Show your great mercy and tenderness Lord. Be our great big God as we sit humbly at your feet.
Michele
Michigan

 
At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I'm not alone but I just want you to know that my specific prayer was for the doctors to locate and identify the infection. God is good all the time!

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Cato said...

God give BJ the strength that he needs to do His will. Praises to God our King for the work that BJ does for His Glory.
God, I pray that your healing hands will lay on this young man, and make him whole again. We make these prayful requests realizing that Your will is the priority, not ours. But we also know that You are capable of miracles untold, and You alone have the power and the authority to carry these out. So, Father, please be with this family through all of their trials and tribulations at this time.

In Jesus Name....Amen!

 
At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so thankful and amazed at God's compassion and love for us all, especially BJ and your family. Praise Him!
Love,
Carla S.

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger DeSpain Family said...

Praise be to you Lord!! I can sleep better knowing my prayer has been answered.

Tonya

 
At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Deanna

Only a Mother Knows

How many cares does a mother's heart know---How many joys does a mother bestow?

How many heart warming things has she said---How many tears has she secretly shed?

How many smiles has she given away---How many kindnesses day after day?

How many prayers has she prayed for another?

Nobody really knows---only a mother.

May God bless and keep you and your family. Will keep praying for all of you and that BJ will start to improve each and every day.

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

Good night Higgins. May the Prince of Peace envelope you tonight and exponentially (is that a word?) give you the rest you need. God's night to you BJ, sleep well sweet one.
Thank you Dear Lord for "tucking them in" so preciously tonight.
Give the medical staff that continues to use the talents, that only you can give us Lord, a very restful night.
Praise God.
Lela, Concord, CA

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never met you or your son...but let me tell you I've never stopped thinking about you all day...I'm praying for your strength...Lord be with you all...you continue to bring glory to God

Greenfield, Indiana

 
At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Tony Liston family said...

Walker asked in his article (Baptist Messenger) for everyone to draft for BJ and his family, we will continue to do so for this family. Thank you Lord for answered prayers!

Liston family
Nowata, OK

 
At 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you guys know that I am praying for you. Your faith in Jesus will be rewarded!!

 
At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Matt Littell said...

Hello Brent and Deanna,
As my family has gone through this day, we have continued to keep each other up to date on B.J.'s conditions. Praying throughout the day, and this evening each one of the girls asked to pray at dinner so that they could Both pray for B.J.

I sat just a little while ago, reading a devotional book, written by Steve Chapman. This book, like the last few I have read by him, have been extremely inspirational, however, tonights passage reminded me of B.J.

I would like to share it with you.

It Read....
Whenever snacktime arrives while sitting in a deerstand, one of the best treats a hunter can take our of his pack is a fresh apple. The natural sugar is a boost, and the unique taste can wake the sleepiest of heads. Also, the aroma could very well get the attention of the sensiteve nose of a hungry deer, enticing it into range.
Because this fruit is a familiar food to whitetails in this part of the country, I usually don't consume the entire apple. Instead, I save enough on the core to ensure it has plenty of pulp to give off a pleasing odor. I then put it under my boot and quietly smash it. Using the grated floor of the stand, I let the sweet-smelling debris fall through it to the earth below.
Whenever I crush and apple this way, I know that along with the ground-up meat of the fruit, the seeds fall to the soil as well. I've wondered if someday, years in the future, others will be able to track my stand locations by finding apple trees that have grown up in nondescript places in the middle of the woods!
If my stand has a solid floor, I do something different. Before consuming the apple, I take out my pocketknife and slice it in half. I;ll eat one side and cut up the rest in small pieces and toss them out around me. Sometimes before I partake, I look at the nicely sliced halves and observe the exposed seeds. I like to do this because of a profound quip I heard several years ago: "You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples in a seed."
An amazing amount of truth is packed into these few words. I find them expecially inspiring when the opportunity arises to share the good news of the gospel of Christ with a group of young people. To think that even though I may be speaking to a few individuals who can be quickly counted, they in turn could bear spiritual fruit and possibly affect many others through the years. Sunday school teachers and camp counselors, for example, will be encouraged if they remember this truth when they get weary in well doing.
.......If you have an apple with you, open it up. Take a look at the little black dots inside. Count them. Remember, you are holding not just one seed but many apples that could feed many people and animals. Who could number them? The final tally is known only to God. Keep this in mind the next time the opportunity comes to share the good news of Jesus!

WOW! I know this is long, but I needed to share this with you. B.J. has been jsut like an apple seed! What this does not say, is not only does an apple tree produce endless seeds, but very deep roots.
I pray this evening for a restful night for B.J. and each of you!
I pray that our Wonderous Lord, places B.J. in his healing hands tonight and lifts him up. I also pray tonight that all the apples that are growing due to the seeds B.J. has been able to plant, produce large, health, ripe, SPIRITUAL FRUIT!

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you tonight, Brent!
Your Friend!
Matt Littell

 
At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm blown away by your faithfulness in all this. I'm thankful for what God has shown me through you and BJ. Still praying for you.

 
At 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an incredible guy !!!!!!unfortunately I just heard of the story of BJ and will dedicate to continuous prayer for his healing and for his families faith and ability to stay strong during all this. Be strong my man! You are an incredible guy! You have hundreds behind you and pulling for you!

Adam
Knoxville,TN

 
At 10:04 PM, Anonymous carmen dobbs said...

Praise God! I'm so glad we have an awesome God!

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Walker Moore said...

Dear Higgins Family,
Thank you for letting us pray for you today.Thank you for being so transparent before such a large number of people. God has used it to touch thousands upon thousands of people. Just remember the greater the test...the greater the testimony. What a testimony you all have!

Still your servant
Walker Moore

(Thank you Bart for helping me get the word out today, thank you Baptist Messenger family for "Drafting for BJ" Those who would like to read the article go to www.baptistmessenger.com and click on "Rite of Passage: Drafting for BJ"}

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Father God Thank you for answer prayer.Now we pray especially the next 36 hours your help BJ rebound, gain strength and no more infection. Move in and through every cell every muscle, every fiber of his body renewing and rebuilding. We worship Almighty God....Jesus we Just want to Thank you...thank you for being so good...Sleep well Higgins the Lord has BJ under control. We love you..
and will pray through the night Phil & Paula

 
At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We praise God for the journey he has faithfully brought you through thus far, and we are praying that he will deliver you from the source and symptoms of the disease that has hold of you. May God's abundant mercy strengthen your body, and abide with your soul. BJ You are indeed a blessing,
pastor Jim, Cara & Chelsea Neatrour, Imler PA

 
At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I continue to pray!!

God bless,
Pam Moore
Luna Pier,Michigan

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

As of 10:10 - 707 Prayers have been blogged on this webpage today alone! Praise God let it be a thousand before midnight!

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins Family,
I am so glad that the day has ended better than it started. I knew that God would show Himself to you today because of the special number 40. He did not let us down. I just wanted to you to know how truly blessed I have been by reading BJ's journals and I thank you for letting me reap the blessings by praying for your son. I have a 14 year old son of my own. I pray for your son to have the physical health of my son and for my son to have the spiritual health of yours.

In Him and praying without ceasing,

Carole in West Monroe, Louisiana

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roughly 725 BLoggs today
WOW!!!1
Hallalujah
Hallalujah
You alone knows what tomorrow brings
Dear Lord I am praying for many blessings prevail in BJ's room.
Dear Lord hear your children pray
Dear Lord we pray tonight is uneventful [except BJ healing]
may your children rest and build strength all through the night.
We know our God is an awesome God.
We pray to you for your healing hand
over BJ.
Comfort to all BJ's family.
Many Blessings to BJ's doctors, nurses and caregivers through the night. May there shift find many rewards to them through the night.
We give many Thanks for how far they,ve come with BJ.
Thank you Lord for watching over.
Your faithful followers
Grandma Shirley


Lisa Gresh/Meils
Julie Meils
Lisa W.
Adele

Indianapolis, IN

 
At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray as we head to our rest. . .Lord, may your angels keep watch over BJ and his dear family tonight. Heal every cell, wash out any remaining impurities, stabilize all his bodily functions, and continue to speak to his Spirit of your love and care. We are so grateful, oh God, to serve You as we pray,

in Christ's magnificent name,

Amen

Pieper Family
Charleston, SC

 
At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for another day. Still praying.

A TCS student
Denison,TX

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying in Mooresville!

 
At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for BJ! I'm an ICU nurse in Tulsa,OK and have seen many people in BJ's situation pull through tough illnesses by the healing power of God! Praise God!

 
At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praising God for His blessing of hope and grace and continuing to pray for healing.
Penny B. Rio Rancho NM

 
At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying hard in Texas!

 
At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Ashley Rockenbach, Riverside, CA said...

Dear Father,
As the day winds down amd we all begin to turn in, I am at peace because I know You never sleep, and are at work through the darkest watches. I pray that we might all get good sleep, but that You would WAKE US UP if BJ or his family is in need of prayer tonight. Please, wake us up and put into our heads the needed prayers.

I pray for a peaceful night for BJ--strengthen his body, and help him rebound. I pray against the infection--let no trace of infection or dead tissue enter his blood stream. Put your hands on his body--the body you have created--and keep him through the night.

 
At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for your faithfulness. Praying for a quiet night filled with God's healing power. Praying without ceasing...

 
At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ,
Keep fighting! God has a purpose.

Praying for you and your family in Chapel Hill, NC

Deneene

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello BJ
We are having a girls slumber
prayer night, tonight.
We hope you are in comfort with
so many prayers your way.
Build your strength as you sleep.
Lisa Gresh/Meils
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that you continue to feel the strength and peace that only our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can give. My prayers are with your family.

Heidi
Indy

 
At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that BJ has a peaceful night and the infection clears up and he recovers very soon.

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence."
- Jeremiah 17:7

Peace-
Mallory, Fort Atkinson, WI

 
At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just read e-mail prayer request from mercy-me newsletter, thankyou Lord for the your constant care. God loves us and keeps us. May family and friends find comfort in one another. Glory to God!!

 
At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY BJ
Im always praying 4 u all
I miss you so much. I will
continue 2 pray all the time
good news only. I got a few of
my freinds 2 pray with me
That goes 2 my school and all
around. I love u so much.
Julie Meils-
Indiapolis IN

 
At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless BJ. I've said a prayer that God will grant BJ restored health according to His will. That all the people your son has been in contact with will be blessed for eternity. What an amazing young man!
BJ, I pray you will be once again traveling around and saving souls for Christ. May He strengthen you and bless you more at this time than ever before.
In Christ,
B.E.

 
At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BE WITH YOU TONIGHT....AND ALWAYS.
THERE IS GREAT POWER IN PRAYER AND BJ..YOU ARE NOW IN MINE.
SHIRL

 
At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello BJ
IM GONNA CONTINUE 2 PRAY WITH OUT
STOPIN NO WORRY ALL GOOD NEWS.
LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
-JULIE MEILS-
INDIAPOLIS IN

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

praise God i will pray for you

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Kellie Moore said...

Dear Higgins Family,

I have heard through Bart's e-mail what has been going on with BJ. I am praying for you and for BJ. You all have been through so much and God will take care of you all. Have faith!

Sister-in-Christ,
Kellie
Bloomington, IN

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise be to God!!
TCS student

 
At 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Heavenly Father, I just want to thank you for hearing our prayers...

Thank you for your love that you give us so unselfishly....

Thank you for the Higgins family for they have done such a wonderful job in their ministry....

God Bless them with a very peaceful evening.....

Continue to heal your faithful servant BJ and allow him to continue his journey for you on this earth....

I pray this in Jesus precious name, Amen.

Your Sister in Christ,
Mary ( Noblesville, IN )

 
At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fellow Hoosier praying for BJ.

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your love and faith for the Lord will reach more people than you will ever imagine. You're a blessing BJ. 'Rest in the lap of the Lord', my friend.
I am praying for you!

 
At 11:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fellow Jesus Freak prayin' for y'all.
Lord, Yours is the Glory.

Chris, TN

 
At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am honored to pray for you and your family. Hoping for a peaceful night and good day tomorrow.

NY

 
At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Father
Hear the cries form your children
We cry out for your miracle hands to send BJ on the MEND
Thank you for being with us
Dear Father
We pray
in Jesus name
we pray
Amen

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Continuing to pray that BJ goes into a recovery stage and heals quickly. Don't give up hope! God has everything under control and He is trusted. Praise Him!
Lots of love,
Lauren

Encinitas,CA

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

Cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus
You are not alone
Reach out
Call out
to Jesus
Love for the breaking heart
And mercy and healing for BJ
CRY OUT TO JESUS
CRY OUT TO JESUS
WE Pray and we are Crying out
Hallilujah..........

AMEN!!!!
Indy

 
At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying with you

 
At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

How neat? So far today there has been an outstanding 738 BLOGS! Incredible to know that people around the world logged on to BJ's website at least 738 times today! This is really cool! BJ is so blessed!

-Lauren

 
At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you! BJ sounds like quite a fighter. I know God is with you and him, when things are going well and when things are going badly, but I'm praying for them to go really well! I'll keep checking back for status.

Cathy
Arlington Heights, IL

 
At 11:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying at Union University in Jackson, TN!

 
At 11:38 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

(Based on the Book of Common Prayer)

Be present, O God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes of this day may rest in your eternal changelessness.

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of the night. Illuminate this night with your love; that by night as by day your people may glorify your name.

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all the snares of the enemy. Let your angels be with us to preserve us in peace, and let your blessing be upon us always, in the name of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.

Amen.

************

Still praying....

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

DOXOLOGY!!!
Thank you Father for being with BJ and the family today. You are a gracious Father and we love you, Lord.

Please continue to be with Beej throughout the night and give his body much needed rest and healing. Thank you Father for the successful removal of the infectious tissue tonight and we pray that it will not reoccur.

Please be with all the doctors and nurses and the rest of the medical team who have worked so hard on BJ's behalf today. Please give them some much needed rest tonight as well.

We thank you Lord for being with Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney today. It was a day like no other and we praise you for holding them close to your heart.
Please continue to be with them and give them your peace, grace and confidence in knowing that you love them all and are totally in control of BJ's future.

Thank you again Lord Jesus for your mercy and grace. I love you Lord and lift you up. May your name be glorified and praised!
Lynn

 
At 11:43 PM, Blogger NatenAmy said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are still praying and that we are thankful to Him for his provisions today.
We love you loads.
Sonshine,
Nate and Amy

 
At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello beej
hang in their. you are so strong
keep prayin strongly.love u lots!!!
your sister in christ
Julie Meils-
Indiapolis IN

 
At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY BJ
PRAY STRONGLY!!!
love lots
have a pease full
night as i should
say have a boring
night.
Love u all lots
xo-xo
Julie Meils-
Indiapolis IN

 
At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEEJ
STAY STRONG LOVE U WITH ALL
OF MY HEART. HAVE A PEASE FULL
NIGHT.
JULIE MEILS
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY BJ
I MISS U.
PRAISE GOD AND STAY STRONG
LOVE LOVE EVERYWERE
SEE YA!
JULIE MEILS
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 11:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY BEEJ
HAVE A BLESED AND BORING NIGHT
JULIE MEILS
INDIAPOLIS IN

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

HELLO BJ
HAVE A RESTFULL NIGHT.
KEEP PRAYIN WITH ALL OF MY
HEART LOVE LOTS
JULIE MEILS
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 11:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO BJ
I LOVE U WITH ALL OF MY HEART AND
I WILL KEEP PRAYING WITH ALL OF MY
HEART. JUST 2 LET U NO JESUS IS IN
MY HEART.LOVE LOVE EVERYWERE
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY BJ
I LOVE U.
PRAY STRONGLY AND HAVE A PEASEFULL
NIGHT.LOVE LOTS
JULIE MEILS-
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 12:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying in Michigan. Praying that the surgery has removed the source of the infection and that BJ can now recover.
M. Snow- Three Rivers, Mi

 
At 12:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad things are getting better I hope that God will heal you completly brother. Praying for you.
God Bless you

 
At 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY BJ
I WILL CONTINUE 2 PRAY STRONGLY
LOVE LOTS
JULIE MEILS
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD
HAVE FAITH AND HE WILL LIFT U UP
LOVE LOTS
JULIE MEILS
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julie Meils-
hey BJ
LOVE LOTS AND I SO MISS U

 
At 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying. I went to a prayer chapel today on campus, and the Bible in there was opened to Jeremiah 29. "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Read this and the following verses. I don't know what God's will for this situation is, but I am praying these verses for BJ.
Drew

 
At 12:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers. God bless. Keep hanging on!

Michelle and family
Las Vegas, NV

 
At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23
"Prayer is the uplifting of the heart to God" Still praying without fail.

Trina
Cleveland, TN

 
At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julie Meils
Indiapolis IN
To My Brother In Christ BJ
Praise God 4 his Glory.
Love u SO much.
have faith and GOD will lift
u up.
I WILL KEEP PRAYIN WITH ALL OF MY
HEART!!!!
Jesus is in that heart i got
baptized.
love u all so much
sweet dreams and have a boring
night. With peace.
have strength.
Julie Meils-
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous EDITH said...

HERMANO DIOS ES NUESTRO ARQQUITECTO Y CONOCE TODO DE NOSOTROS Y ESTOY SEGURA QUE EL ESTA CURANDO A BJ, SU MANO DIVINA CUBRE SU CUERPO SANANDOLO Y LIMPIANDOLO DE TODO EL MAL QUE PADECE, DOY A GRACIAS A DIOS POR SER MARAVILLOSO, DOY GRACIAS A EL POR QUE A USTEDES LOS FORTALECE, SOLO CONFIAR EN SU PODER NO PERDER LA CALMA EL TIENE TODO BAJO CONTROL,ME SIENTO FELIZ POR EL RESULTADO ES BUENO, QUE DESCANCE BJ QUE MAÑANA ES OTRO DIA DE TRIUNFO, A DIOS SEA LA HONRRA Y LA GLORIA AMEN
EDITH DE SEVILLA
PERU

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Linda Ronne said...

Well what a day it's been, for the first time in my life I now understand what it is to pray without ceasing and to literally cry out to the Lord. When I first checked the site this morning my heart sank and I couldn't concentrate on anything. I knew it was a tugging from the Holy Spirit to get on my knees. I count it a priviledge to have been able to pray for you BJ and your family.
Deanna and Brent as a mum of 4 my heart broke for you, my youngest is the same age as BJ, all I could do, is do what any mother would do, pray for their children.
Again I can't thank you enough for allowing us to enter into your life and stand in the gap for you both and BJ and the girls.
What a blessing you are to the body of Christ, what an awesome example of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ you all are. There just aren't the words to express my extreme gratitude to you and your family and the love that the Lord has placed within my heart for you all. I thank God for you all daily and pray that He will continue to bless you, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Continuing to stay on my kneees for you all. Rest well in His arms tonight.

In His Love
Linda Ronne
Shawnee, OK

P.S. The t-shirts arrived this afternoon and my husband and I plan on wearing them to church on Sunday with pride.

 
At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELLO BJ
PRAISE GOD WITH ALL OF HIS GLORY.
LOVE U ALL SO MUCH.SWEET DREAMS.
YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST
JULIE MEILS
INDIAPOLIS IN

 
At 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY BJ
I just wanted 2 let u no
that i am prayin with out
stopin.love lots
Sister in CHRIST
Julie Meils
Indiapolis IN

 
At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAISE OUR 1 AND ONLY GOD!!!
HE IS A VERY AWSOME GOD.
LOVE LOTS
JULIE MEILS
INDIANAPOLIS IN

 
At 12:34 AM, Anonymous TITO SEVILLA said...

ORAMOS PARA QUE ESTA NOCHE EL ANGEL DE JEHOVA ACAMPE ALREDEDOR DE BJ. QUE MAÑANA SEA UN DIA DE VICTORIA PARA BJ Y TODOS LOS QUE LE AMAMOS.
TITO SEVILLA
TRUJILLO-PERU

 
At 12:38 AM, Blogger Jim Bohanon said...

Praise God for guiding the surgeons through these difficult surgeries. We continue to pray that BJ's body will be infection free, and for a noticeable recovery tomorrow.

May God give BJ rest and comfort tonight.

Thank God that He still hears and answers our prayers. We will not stop praying until the recovery is complete.

I pray for rest and comfort for the entire family.

 
At 12:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been praying without ceasing, and I know God will deliver.
Kortnie Smith
Ada,OK

 
At 12:45 AM, Anonymous Jenni Robinson said...

You're an encouragement - I feel selfish that I'M the one being encouraged. I feel lead to pray for you and I will. Continue to look to Him, BJ.
~Jenni, Goodyear, AZ

 
At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Cris said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! MAY HE SHOWER YOU WITH HIS LOVE AND STRENGTH THROUGH YOUR TIME OF NEED. GOD BLESS YOU.

 
At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for your family, and hope that all will go well. We get worse before we get better. God knows what he is doing right now. He knows already if BJ is going to make it or if he wants him in heaven. We don't know what lies ahead, but one thing we do know how powerful prayer is. Tonight, we lift our brother BJ to you God, he is yours to do with as you will. We ask that you will comfort his family in this critical time. Higgins family we love you and are praying for you all the time. I hope that all ya'll have a peaceful and restful night. Laura

 
At 12:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for y'all. The Great Physican is in control. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins, when BJ gets well, tell him some of us want a book, as through him our Lord is inspiring us! Thank you Father God for the good news!

because of HIM,
Nicole, Eagle RIver AK

 
At 1:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers, love, faith and peace

 
At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Sarah Carruthers, HLG said...

776 comments.....Keep Posting, Keep Praying!! We love you Brother!

 
At 1:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tito Sevilla said:
TITO SEVILLA said...
ORAMOS PARA QUE ESTA NOCHE EL ANGEL DE JEHOVA ACAMPE ALREDEDOR DE BJ. QUE MAÑANA SEA UN DIA DE VICTORIA PARA BJ Y TODOS LOS QUE LE AMAMOS.
TITO SEVILLA
TRUJILLO-PERU
We pray tonight that the Angel of Jehovah will encamp around BJ. That tomorrow will be a day of vicotory for BJ and all those who love him.
-Tito Sevilla Trujillo, Peru
-Brittany Allen

 
At 1:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise Jesus! Lord you have brought me tears, I pray that you will be with Bj and his lovely family tonight. Keep them comforted and at home in your arms.
You alone have the victory in Bj's life.
You are an amazing God, We trust in you.
-Brittany

 
At 1:21 AM, Blogger Hannah said...

Father God I thank you for this precious gift and the heart you have given him for the salvation of your people. We know as children of you that your the Great Physician,so I pray right now in Jesus name that you will touch BJ's body form head to toe and heal him in Jesus name. I pray against any other things that might go wrong,that you will just put your healing hands all over him and send your spirit to comfort and strengthen not only his family but him also. Let them know that you are alway's with them no matter what happens you are alway's by there side watching over them. I pray this in your Son Jesus's mighty and precious name Amen.

In His Grip,
Hannah

 
At 1:24 AM, Blogger Jackie said...

I just found out about our brother in Christ, BJ, this evening. Our small group study this evening brought forth one prayer request after another regarding children. Some who know the Lord, and others who don't. The study was not announced ahead of time, and happened to revolve mostly around Matthew 18. Matt 18:2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
The pure heart of a child, the pure love of Christ. BJ was on my heart through our discussion, and we are praying for him now. God Bless this entire family, and may the Lord show His healing power so remarkably in these coming days. Praying in Missouri....

 
At 1:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I always thank God for you beacuse of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way-in all your speaking and in all your knowledge-because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gifts as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful!"
-1 Corinthians 1:4-9

*Higgens family,I hope this finds you in comfort and peace.

With Love,
Danielle
OWU

 
At 1:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going out of town for the night and will not be able to check the site. I am praying that there will be remarkable news for me to read when I return. Keep fighting.

Danielle

 
At 1:40 AM, Blogger coolJESUSdude said...

Thank You, JESUS, for Your awesome love for us! Thank you for this wonderful child's testimony and what YOU are accomplishing through his trial. Let Your sweet Holy Spirit minister to him this night. In JESUS' Name!!! We love you!

Eli Stahl
Murrieta, Ca.

 
At 1:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i BELIEVE i AM #781
FOR TODAY.
Wow, I'm sure you've told BJ we are all praying, but will you tell him again?
Nearly 800 prayers posted in a day!

BJ you have ministered to so many.
You, my friend and brother in Christ,
are such an inspiration to so many.

We are praying through the night
We are praying for your strength,
continued improvement, and signs
of Gods miracle touch to help you
and your doctors heal you and begin your recovery treatment.

Dear Lord
Holy is your name
I lift my heart and soul to you
Holy is your name
I will worship with all my heart
I will praise you with all my strength
I will give you all my worship
I will bow down and hale you as king
I will worship you
I will give you all my praise
I cry out to Jesus with my prayers

Thank you Lord for your comforting hold you have wrapped around me
Thank you Lord
Your Faithful Daughter
and devoted servant
Amen

 
At 1:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“How full of consolation is the doctrine, that infinite wisdom directs every event, brings order out of confusion, and light out of darkness, and, to those who love God, causes all things, whatever be their present aspect and apparent tendency, to work together for good.” –J.L. Dagg (Romans 8.28)

May you rest in our Father's sovereignty and goodness.

 
At 2:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord God, Please watch out for this disciple and his family at this difficult time. You are our rock, the rock upon which we rest safely as the troubled seas become tamed. Watch out for all in need especially BJ and his family during this troubling time. Amen

May peace be brought to you and all of those around you.

 
At 3:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for each of you.
Lisa R.

 
At 3:23 AM, Anonymous Barbara said...

Praying that BJ is resting and remains stable.

Matthew 19:26 "With God everything is possible"

Youngstown, OH

 
At 4:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Jonathan and I live in the UK. I shall light a candle at Mass in my church tonight and also offer up my rosary tonight asking Our Lord's Mother to intercede for him. I also call on St Micheal to protect him through God's power. I also pray for his parents at the is time. You all have a heavy cross to bear at this time. Look to one side and you will see Christ carrying that cross with you. God bless your family.

 
At 6:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, so now a person I've never met has pushed the sports page out as the first thing I open in the morning...BJ is #1 on my mind...I've asked
God to provide you with the strength to see His will be done...His will is being done...look at all these comments from all over the world...praise God
Greenfield, Indiana

 
At 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for You BJ
Indpls., IN

 
At 6:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning BJ and Family
Our family is praying for you.
May today provide many blessings your way. We paise our God.
Your family in Christ

 
At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father,
This morning I pray for a "turn around" - tha infection will be cleared, that numbers will come up, that the lungs can hold air.
Give the family peace as you work Your will in BJ's life!
We love You!
Amen

 
At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waking up to a new day, expecting to find that our God lives, and works miracles TODAY! Greater is He who is in US... Thank you Lord, God, for your fresh manna and mercy each day. Thank you for reminding me that your grace is sufficient, but bought with a price beyond measure, the blood of your son. I am truly grateful for the new life you give. Your faithfulness is forever, worthy is the Lamb that was slain for our sins... we live to honor YOU, in all we do. Thank you for boldness to come to your throne in our time of need and make our request for more grace known, and the knowledge that we are doing as you have told us to do. We stand firmly on your Word, Father. You are not a man that you should lie. We believe. (help my unbelief!) Thank you for the 'process' that daily brings us closer to you and each other in Christ. Bless the Higgins family with Peace flowing from you to those who are camped around BJ and beyond. We thank you for overflow in all things. We love you, and trust you...with a joyful heart for what He has done in LV,NV.

 
At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD said, "Never I will leave you nor forsake you"
and HE does!! We here in Germany keep on praying!!!
grace and mercy
Pet

 
At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father this morning we pray for BJ,his family.
Walker

 
At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

795 is also praying for BJ

 
At 6:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ,

Your faithfulness to the Lord will not go unnoticed by our Heavenly Father. Keep fighting & God will keep you in his grace. To the family hold strong to your faith & your love for the Lord. We will be praying for you here in North Vernon Indiana.

God Bless,
Erin

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying in Fort Wayne. What an impact you and BJ have made. I am so impressed with your young man's insight and wisdom. Thank you for sharing his journal entries.
God continue to strengthen BJ and his family.

The Andersons
Fort Wayne

 
At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Lord grant BJ's family and friends the 'peace that passeth ALL understanding' at this time and a healing touch for BJ. Nothing is impossible for Him!

 
At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying in London U.K.

 
At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ--we are praying for you and for the skill of your doctors! We also pray for God to give your doctors wisdom in treating this ravaging infection. Ironically, my maiden name is Freeman, but I don't know of any relation to your doctor.

We will continue to keep you in our prayers and ask God for a full and complete recovery.

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

Good Morning!

Well rested here...praying that you have supernaturally been given rest throughout the night. My hope is that it means last night went without an event. I find it amazing (not that it should, but admittedly it does!) that I prayed the samething as others, "wake me Lord, if I should get up & return to my knees for BJ".

The buzzer is set for prayer throughout the day...not that we need it as we sometimes pray 2-3 times between. We just want to be intentional as well.

Praise the Lord for all He has done! All to Him - the glory, honor & power.

Thank you Lord for calling us to join You in Your work. Continue to have your spirit prompt our prayers. Lord, we pray for miracles in man's eyes & sovereign healing in Yours.

May our knees always be on the ground...they return for BJ & your family today. Thank you for your faithfulness & example to so many. We are hoping to see pink today in our mailbox!

Much Love,
The McMahans

 

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