Sunday, October 02, 2005

We thank our Lord and Savior, for the host of friends and family that surrounded us Friday night and Saturday! Thank you to the "Webteam" for all that you have done. So much has been done behind the scenes throughout this journey. We are so humbled as a family, to have friends who have given, and given, and given. Know that you have blessed !

Friday night was such an incredible celebration for our family. We are so appreciative of how BJ was honored! The commitments made to Jesus at the end by many of you, to call Him Savior, and/or to "take his place" on the mission field was a tremendous move of the Lord! We thank you Jesus for how you honored our BJ.

His birthday was celebrated by family and friends at our home. Many cousins received four-wheeler rides to BJ's favorite "launching" site. Even in our home as we gathered, ministry continued to happen...God, You are sooo Amazing. Deanna, Lauren, Whitney and I decided to remember Beej with a "Baby Blue Spruce" over flowers so that we could watch it grow. As my good friends Lowell, Big John, Nate and Curt helped dig a hole, family circled around as it was planted in our front yard. Young cousins helped water it in. After planting, we joined hands and spent time in prayer...just thanking our Lord for what He has done. A picture taken of this precious time drew even more precious when upon viewing it, a shaft of light descended from the heavens into the midst of our circle. A Hug from Heaven! To conclude the day, we read some from his journal as a family and our daughters led us in worship.

Awestar team, know how much we enjoyed meeting you. We did not have near enough time with you. We wanted to sit with each of you, one on one, and hear how our Lord is moving in your lives...maybe one day we can. We can certainly see why Beej loved you so much. What an amazing family you are. Thank you Walker for your obedience to our God, in serving Him, and seeking to raise up this generation of missionaries. Thank you Frank L.! Muchas Gracias mi hermano, Tito! Billy and Cindy, we did not get to say Thanks, but please know how honored we are for your gift!

We have received so many cards, gifts, and flowers (Christina T. in Latvia...unbelievable!). We don't begin to know how to say Thank You...please know we love you!

Have a blessed Lord's day...make every day just so!

Beej's dad

55 Comments:

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

Brent, Deanna, Lauren & Whitney,

Know that we continue to pray for you all; to continue to receive peace and comfort from our Lord. We all were called to fill very big shoes Friday night, and I know that many of us have experienced a significant challenge and change in our own lives because of the life that BJ lived while here. We are grateful that we knew BJ and look forward to serving our King together with you; first in honor of Him and second in celebration of your amazing son. We love you all tremendously!

Jena, Charlie and Chip Shell
Fishers, IN

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

I'll pray for you today at mass...and will continue to do so in my daily prayers...God Bless

Greenfield, Indiana

 
At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never been good with encouraging words. I just wanted to let you know I love you and you're on my heart and mind and within my prayers. With your permission, of course, I'm looking forward to the next time I can visit the Higgins family and sit at the feet of Brent, Sr.

soli Deo gloria,
Joe Beck

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

Thank you for sharing yesterday.
I've had mixed emotions come over me
until yesterday aftrnoon when I dropped my daughter at her friends birthday party and a couple parents expressed interest in BJ and they were asking "why BJ" ? They were commenting about article in news paper and why BJ have such attention and how could BJ touch so many people?

I said "BJ's relationship with Christ." I explained the site displayed on my shirt, and here I am telling you about it, you may have your interest peaked and go home to look on your computer and then share your experience from site with your neighbor, they may share with their sibblings, they may share with someone, etc.
Then this adult parent said "Oh, I get it, It is just that." "The relationship this young man has with Christ" Then he asked "Why did BJ die if so many were praying for him?" As the words were coming out of my mouth I felt more peace and acceptance of BJ's passing. I said,
"BJ's life was always in Gods hands" and I said, "ask yourself, Would our Lord be more glorified throuh BJ living or BJ 's passing?"
The Dad said "WOW!", "I get it"
He then said "God has been glorified through BJ" "WOW"
So as I drove home listening to praise music, I had peace come over me, an understanding, and better acceptance as to "WHY?"
This is "WHY"
I will always miss BJ visiting here
but I will always feel his presence.
Thank You LORD for the gift of BJ!!!
Thank You Family for sharing his journey. Always Love and Prayers in my heart

Lisa Gresh/Meils
Indpls., IN

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins Family,
My daughter is Tara Case , I believe you had the opportunity to meet her, She is a wonderful girl, BJ has had such an impact on my life and I never met him, I have strayed away from god, and this is bringing me back to God , BJ worked his word to me in this manner, what a AWESOME man he is! I continue to pray for yopu and yor family, as you know Tara lost a little sister at 2 years old in 1999 , due to cancer, she was also on the occilator and vent and all the ups and downs from day to day was an emotional Roller coaster , but we go on as little Kristen would of expected everyone to.. The pain never goes away but it gets to the peoint that we can handle it.........Our angels are up there........

GOD BLESS YOU ALL Case Family YUKON OKLAHOMA

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Anna Vaughn said...

I don't know what to say-the God we serve is so HUGE! Oh, How I would have loved to with you all during the celebration! I just want you know that I am praying for your family still and I love you all! BJ was an amazing man of God - I praise Him that we have such a young example to follow and I stand in awe at how God used BJ and this whole situation to enhance His kindom and allow Himself to be glorified! I love you my friends, My family.
Anna Vaughn<>< HLG, Hannibal, MO

 
At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Linda Anderson said...

I am moved to tears! What a wonderful way to celebrate Beej's birthday. You are an inspiring family! And I am so glad you were surrounded by the love of Jesus! How awesome of Jesus to show Himself in your picture!! What an AWESOME GOD WE HAVE!!

May God bless you always, and may you continue on the path that the Lord is leading you on.

I truly believe this site will last forever!!! I don't believe the believers will ever stop checking it. And we always want to know how you are, and what the Lord is doing in your lives. You are a part of our lives now, and if it was broken, there would be a huge hole in all of our lives. We love you and pray for you always!

Linda Anderson
Willows, California

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

I agree totaly Linda!!!!
Halilujah!!!!
AMEN

 
At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. My Mother told me about it after she saw an article in the Indianapolis Star. In the process of trying to learn what happened, I came across this site. It sounds as though you and your family have been living a very full life since I saw you last. You have an abundance of friends and family to provide you comfort. Hope to catch up with you someday.

John Plaskett
Woodway, Texas

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

BJ has had an impact on all of our lives and we are still praying for all of you. We still hope to see updates on how the family is and we appreciate all of your kindness and friendliness torwards all of your website viewers!!
In Christ

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to remember BJ on such a special day with so many family and friends to support and encourage you in your sorrow and in your rejoicing! Thank you for making so many of us feel "better" when we thought we were coming to encourage and make you feel "better". That just proves how much peace the Lord can bring in to our lives in a time of sorrow. It is so obvious to everyone who visited at the church how close you are as a family. We all wish to have that closeness with our loved ones. I know the days ahead will be tough ones for you as each new day will bring another remembrance of BJ. Hold those memories close to your heart as I know you will and may they bring you comfort.
Thank you for the powerful witness
your family has been to all of us. May we all realize that's how we would like to be remembered and have our time of leaving this earth to join our Heavenly Father as a great time of rejoicing! Thank you and I have grown to love you guys and hope to get to know you better when we visit our "kids". :)
Love and peace to you,
We will keep you in our prayers
Jean and Glen Peters from you know where by now! :)

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

Hey Family!
I just wanted to say thank you once again for allowing us to spend that special time with you. I agree that the time we had together was not long enough and I would love to sit down with you all again one day and just talk. Your faith and strength through all of this has amazed and encouraged me so much.
Today at church I found myself having to comfort those around me who didn't know BJ personally but felt like they did through this web site. One girl in my Sunday School asked why I was so happy about it and not crying. I think his life answers that question. He lived his life for God's glory and nothing else. I'm still very emotional at times, but I'm happy for him. He's where he has always wanted to be and his ministry will not stop because of this.
May you also find a peace and joy that you cannot explain, but may you also cry tears of joy when it hurts the most. I love you guys so much and will be continuing to pray for you all.

Your sister in Bixby Oklahoma,
Ashley Dawn (peru 04)

 
At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Lattany said...

God has given me a heart for the nations and for missions, and I have been continually inspired by BJ's heart that you have kindly shared. Though I didn't know him personally in this life, I look forward with great anticipation to getting to know Him in glory.

I have been touched by your appeals for people to "take his place" on the mission field. I have traveled to Thailand twice and, in a week and a half, will be leaving for a missions trip in a closed country, the name of which I cannot disclose. I have two other missions trips planned, Lord willing, after this one and I'm pleased to be able to "take BJ's place on the mission field", even if in some very small way.

Thank your for your transparency, and for sharing your son with us.

Lattany
Northern Virginia

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger Phil said...

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At 1:40 PM, Blogger Phil said...

When the celebration ended and we returned home there was an overwhelming
silence, I believe to ponder all that had taken place. The question then
challenged me....."What now Lord, what now? The words of this Prasie number
kept repeating over and over in my mind until I finally fell into a deep sleep.

When the music fades, all is stripped away, and I simply come, Longing just to
bring something that's of worth, that will bless Your heart,

I'll bring You more than a song, for a song in itself Is not what you have
required. You search much deeper within, through the way things appear, You're
looking into my heart

I'm coming back to the heart of worship, and it's all about You, It's all
about you, Jesus. I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it, when it's all
about You, it's all about you, Jesus

King of endless worth No one could express how much You deserve. Though I'm
weak and poor all I have is Yours, every single breath

I'm coming back to the heart of worship, and it's all about You, It's all
about you, Jesus. I'm sorry, Lord, for the thing I've made it, when it's all
about You, it's all about you, Jesus.

What this speaks to me is that we can be programed out. We can be so focused
on "our vision" ie..... one church, two locations, that we miss what God is
doing at the moment. I am not saying that programs are wrong or don't have their place, not at all. But we dare not miss what God is doing in the moment. I pray we can put the powerpoints away, scrap the
outlines and let the Holy Spirit take us back to "The Heart of Worship" !!
We want to hear from the Lord today. Body of Christ, we dare not miss what
Yahshua is doing in our Body, right here, right now!! We dare not go back to
business as usual. One speaker during the celebration spoke about revival. I
believe we have seen the start and pray, pray.... pray...we don't let the fire
that BJ set by his example in life and his example as he went to be with the
Father. Body of Christ, challenge your pastors to catch the vision and lets go
forward and sense the urgency of the hour in which we live. Many thought BJ had
the rest of his life to go to the mission field. As Walker said. "Who will go
in BJ's place? If BJ can be taken that quickly then family business as usual
just no longer cuts it. Does anyone here agree with me and sense the time is
short?? Let's be about the Father's business !! Is there a more fitting
tribute to BJ's memory?
You know the scripture in Revealtion 3:20...."Behold, I stand at the door and knock....was NOT written to non believers !!! It was written to the CHURCH. Jesus was standing at the door of the church and KNOCKING.....HELLO church....anybody home ??? Through this journey with BJ and family I believe Jesus is knocking at the door of the church. Are we going to say, "Shhhhhhh Service in Progress"??? or are we going to say.....Come on in Lord Jesus !!What word do you have for us today?
Forgive me friends....I'm an out of work preacher here.!!

We love you Brent, Deanna,Lauren and Whitney. "As for me and my house we will
serve the Lord" ...Make it so Lord Jesus!!!!

We wil continue to hold you 4 up in prayer....Love always Phil

 
At 1:46 PM, Anonymous heather schaper said...

Precious Higgins,
I so enjoyed getting to spend more time with you...even though it wasn't the happiest of circumstances. Know that I love each one of you very dearly. You are like a second family to me. I want you to know that your son changed my life. I would not be the person that I am today if it were not for your son's life and his death. His faith never wavered...nor did he ever want anything except to see God glorified...no matter what it took. I'm supposed to talk to my missions pastor at my church in Hannibal sometime this week about BJ. He's been on the site before and read as much as he could. He wants to hear all about BJ. Once we talk...we're going to go from there on seeing BJ's prayer come to pass. God has used BJ and will continue to use him to further His kingdom. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Heath

 
At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

I wish so much that I could have gone to the service on Friday, but I wasn't able to attend. I wanted you to know that even though I wasnt there, I was praying for you. But I was also rejoicing, because of all the lives BJ has changed, including mine. Thanking you for sharing your journey with me. I've never met you or BJ and I'm sort of a "friend of a friend of a friend." I feel as if i know you all though through this website.
still praying in Knightstown, IN

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for each of you!
Cheryl
Hilliard, Ohio

 
At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Family.. Again, i tell you that it blessed me to share that time with you guys. Girls, you all are amazing. I know why BJ spoke so highly of y'all. Brent and Deanna, you're bravery and huge faith in this amazes me.
Please continue to update. I love to hear about you all. To know how to pray more specifically.

i love you all like it was you whom i spent a summer with

In Him..Kristin (from KC..peru 05)

 
At 2:54 PM, Anonymous On Our Knees... said...

Amen, Amen, Amen...Phil! This is SO what God has impressed on my heart...I wrote nearly the same thing several days ago.

It could be a fresh wind to the fresh fire of REVIVAL!!! May it be so!!!

To be re-vived - we must be vived. Hear believers!!

Be HOLY, stay on your knees, & know Your God...a GREAT Harvest could be about to begin. II Chron 7:14 is for us too!!

I can not wait to see the celebration service. We have not been able to get it to work on our "main" computer...so hopefully the laptop will work. We too are directing many people to this site to start on the August posts & simply read through God's work in hind sight...oh, may it be 20-20 to all who hear & see!!

Continuing to pray for each of you Higgins family...specifically. May your strength be renew. There seems to be no doubt that God has begun a work in you and there is more coming!

We love you,
The McMahans

 
At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgens,
I did not get enough time to talk to you this week. I wanted to tell you each so much. I dont think I could ever express how much BJ's journey has impacted my daily life and my walk with JESUS. Each one of you is like family to me. Being around you is like having an amazing DAD, a loving beautiful MOM and two amazingly encouraging and wonderful big sisters. Thank you for your love for the past 7 years. You each mean so much to me and BJ has only made it mean so much more.
of course i will continue to pray for you each and i hope to see more of you. BJ has always been someone for me to look up to and now more than ever i am striving to live like he would. BJ has changed my life, as you all have also. Thank you again for all of your love. Even when you are greiving, you are so strong and that is so encouraging. I love all of you so much. I am always here...so is Mike...:))!!
God bless, Katie Waddles

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Always in my prayers

 
At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

Planting a plant in honor of BJ is so cool, the picture seems even cooler! You are in my prayers!
Lots of love,
Lauren Szabo
Encinitas,CA

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger jimmy cruz said...

BRENT AND DIANA,THANKS FOR SHARE THIS VIDEO ABOUT BJ,I FEEL SO BLESSED ,I NEVER MET BJ IN PERSON BUT I FEEL IT IN MY HEART ,HEIS A GOOD MAN ,I AM PRAYING FOR YOU ,AND THANKS AGAIN
JIMMY FROM PERU

 
At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Toodie Schaper said...

Dear Brent, Deanna, Lauren, and Whitney,

I have been doing a lot of thinking for the last 2 days about things I now KNOW as a result of spending Thurs. and Fri. in Indiana. I have been blessed beyond anything I could have ever imagined and thought I would share some of these thoughts with you.

This I now KNOW:

I now know that God is God in the good times and in the bad.
I now know that God has been glorified in answer to the prayers the Higgins family and BJ.
I now know that the Higgins family are as genuine in their faith in person as they appear to be on the blog.
I now know that it is both OK to cry and celebrate a homegoing at the same time.
I now know that BJ will go to North Africa and all the other places AweStar goes by the marvelous grace of God.
I now know that in answer to BJ's prayers the Body of Christ has united in prayer, and that God will raise up many to take BJ's place.
I now know what it means to be in the AweStar family and why it means so much to our kids.
I now know that I have both witnessed and been a part of a miracle that will continue until Jesus comes back.
I now know that BJ's death was not in vain.
Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus, Come.

I thank you all and God for allowing me to be a part of your journey. I thank God for the way BJ touched and impacted Heather's life and will be a part of the ministry that God has planned for her. In this way BJ will live on and God will continued to be glorified.

You will remain in my prayers for strength and comfort as you face all of the "firsts". The first time you have to go through something without him. I read a quote years and years ago that said, "God gave us memories so we would have roses in December." May our God give you bouquets of memories in the days and years ahead.

Loving you all with the love of Christ and with all my heart.

Toodie

 
At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just watch the video. Every youth group in every church in America needs to see it.
I too am going to take BJ's place.

 
At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Video now available? How do you access please?

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Marcia said...

Still praying for you....

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My child said, "I want a funeral like that".

 
At 5:07 PM, Anonymous david fladung said...

Dear Higgins family,
I wanted to let you know that I shared BJ's story with the 200+ college students that attended Indiana University's Fall Retreat. And challenged them with the phrase Walker used. "who will take BJ's place?" I know that BJ's impact for God's kingdom will continue to be far reaching and I will continue to share his story to the glory of God.
with love,
dave fladung

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous liz stum said...

the higgins, i'm still prayig 4 you all. i miss bj. what a wonderful kid. i read the newspaper and i saw a artical about bj. it was very interesting. bj had a great life ahead of him. i will start think about god more now just because of bj's story. bj has inpacked my life more ever since i found out about bj's sickness. remember i'm still thing 4 all 4 of you. i my prays the higgins.
liz stum zionsville,in PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO WORK THE VIDEO E-MAIL BEACHBABIE82793@AOL.COM

 
At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to post the picture around the tree on the site for all to see?

Still praying for you.

Laura
Dade City, FL

 
At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney: It was a pleasure meeting each of you on Thursday. Although brief (I knew there was quite a line behind me), I had to meet you and to hug you, after many days of blogging. The montage of pictures of BJ at church, and meeting you, gives me a small sense for knowing BJ, if just a tiny, tiny sliver.

My prayers are continuing for each of you. And I pray that going forward, we all share the need to step forward as part of the Great Commission, stepping out for Christ, much like BJ lived his life.

Praising our Lord and Savior,
Ed, Carmel

 
At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mom, Dad, and Sisters,
Well, I'm home and I'm tired and joyful and, well you know... I'm sooo excited to start my new ministries with the help of BJ. It was amazing to meet you. I have to admit I was quite nervous to meet such wonderful people who are so strong in the Lord. But you put my mind at ease, the minute you walked in the room. You now feel like family. I was honored that you knew me, and my whole team, by name. I will be praying for you and keeping in touch. I miss you already.
Love in Christ,
Kayla (Peru 2005)
Dallas,TX

 
At 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it seemed backwards.... the way the memorial STOPPED the crying. the focus was BJ's all-time favorite... God. the worship time was awesome. i committed to being where BJ cannot this summer, and i mean to fulfill that promise. my new family - thank you, thank you, thank you for the deep impact you have had upon my life (without even knowing it or doing practically anything.) i now will live my next heartbeat out as a heartbeat of obedience. thank you, bj. you have just TOTALLY changed my entire life.
in our most gracious Father,
Julie Terrall
-sister of Kayla-

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Bonnie Davis said...

I'm so very uplifted. God has made your family so strong and faithful...I am so excited to see what He does next. I'm loving living in this new-found faith that I have now. Our God is awesome. So awesome.

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous TITO SEVILLA said...

NO TENGO PALABRAS PARA AGRADECER A DIOS PRIMERAMENTE PARA PROVEERME ESTA OPORTUNIDAD DE PODER ESTAR EN EL SERVICIO DE CELEBRACION EN MEMORIA DE MI HERMANO BJ, FUE UN MOMENTO SUBLIME ESTAR AL LADO DE TODA LA FAMILIA PODER RECORDAR CON ELLOS A BJ, Y PODER ABRAZARLOS EN GRATITUD POR DARNOS UN GRAN MISIONERO EN LA OBRA DEL SENOR. BJ SEGUIRA EN LA OBRA QUE HA HECHO, EN LA VIDA DE LAS PERSONAS QUE HAN CONOCIDO AL SENOR A TRAVEZ DEL MENSAJE QUE LES COMPARTIO CON SU VIDA EL DRAMA Y PALABRAS DE ESPERANZA QUE COMPARTIO DESPUES DE CADA DRAMA. SOY MUY PRIVILEGIADO DE HABER CONOCIDO Y TRABAJADO CON BJ, SERA UN EJEMPLO PARA MUCHOS JOVENES DE COMO DEBE SER UN MISIONERO DE VALOR. BJ ES NUESTRO MARTIR DE LAS MISIONES MODERNAS Y SERA RECORDADO COMO TAL.
LOS AMAMOS FAMILIA HIGGINJS Y SIEMPRE LOS TENDREMOS PRESENTES EN NUESTRAS ORACIONES. OREN TAMBIEN POR LOS PERUANOS QUE CONOCIERON AL SENOR POR EL MINISTERIO DE BJ.
CUALQUIER FORMA COMO LES PUEDO AYUDAR POR FAVOR DIGAMELO MI EMAIL ES.. tito_222461@yahoo.com
QUE DIOS LES BENDIGA RICAMENTE Y LOS FORTALEZCA CADA DIA.
TITO SEVILLA
TRUJILLO PERU

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins family,
What a beautiful service Friday and to be able to hug you all on Thursday. What I saw that was so amazing was you all ministering to all of us who came to support you. We love you all and thank God for your son's witness and for yours as well. I have spent the weekend trying to listen to God to see where he next needs me. We, as adults, seem to get bogged down in our life's stuff and we need to take BJ's challenge as well.

What a way to remember BJ for all your days with the tree. God smiled on you with His light while you prayed, thanking you for nurturing and loving His soldier in the faith. Oh that we all could even come close to BJ's committment. We will continue to pray for you as you become parents to this next set of missionaries that go in BJ's name. Thanks for sharing in your battle and love.

Z'ville

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

May God be with you all! I couldn't even imagine what you all must be going through right now with the loss of your son and brother! What a wonderful guy Bj must have been! I never personally met him, but I am a student of Mrs. May's at Texoma Christian School and she told us how amazing he was. He is in a much better place now. Keep up your faith and just know that the students at TCHS are praying for you.
Kallie J.
10th grade*TCHS

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

It was my joy and honor to spend time with you and worship with you friday. Thank you for meeting with us. It was a great encouragement to all of us. We love you and we can't stop praying for you.

we serve a Mighty God!
Philip.
big cabin, ok

 
At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins family,

We have not been able to access the video yet. Apparently the site crashed due to so many trying to access it. Please let us know when it is available. Will it be available to buy and share with youth groups? I would love to see the picture you mentioned from planting the plant on BJ's birthday. How awesome God is to touch you in that special way. You have truly honored Him. Still praying for you--always.

Linda Storm
Ontario, Ca
stormtime@adelphia.net

 
At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for continuing to update the blog. It is awesome to hear how God continues to work through BJ. What a heavenly hug you received from above! Thanks for sharing.

Heidi
Indy

 
At 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although we are strangers were are family in Jesus...please be assured that this Oklahoma family loves your family and will be lifting you up in prayer.

 
At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins family,
I never got a chance to meet you but i became aquainted with bj through the wizard of oz in the 5th grade a Woodbrook. I just want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I continue to pray for your comfort and peace throughout this everyday and night.
In Christ,
Lindsey
carmel, in

 
At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am compelled to check this website several times a day and read and absorb the ministry that continues through BJ. Not only has this journey brought me to a personal relationship with Christ, but I feel the need to share it with everyone I talk with. Let the revival begin with EVERYONE that is touched by BJ in Christ. How beautiful!

 
At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins Family-
I continue to pray for you. Even though I know you from a distance, not personally, I have been touched through BJ's life and ministry. I was challenged on Friday evening at the celebration service and can't wait to see the rising up of servants. Thank you for sharing this incredible journey with us.

Praying for you,
Indianapolis

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I thought of all of you today as I was reading in Isaiah. I have been following BJ's story after hearing about him from Lance Shumake down here in Rockwall, Texas.

Isaiah 57
1 The righteous pass away; the godly often die before their time. And no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. 2For the godly who die will rest in peace.

-Mark

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger *kim said...

thank you for sharing BJ with us and allowing us to take part in honoring him. i've been telling everyone about BJ lately and they all can't believe what an amazing man he sounded like - and how he was only 15! i hope that in your grief you find comfort and encouragement in the knowledge of what a huge impact BJ had and is still having. you are a wonderful, amazing, and inspiring family. thank you, too, for lauren. i am so thankful for our friendship and her presence in my life - she brings me so much joy. my heart has been broken for you, but i know that God is holding you close and keeping His hand on you all. i just want you to know what high esteem i hold you all in, and how much i love you. praying still, for your comfort, and for BJ's message to continue reaching out. love *kim

 
At 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still a bit timid about blogging, but I do want to let you know that you all are often on my mind and in my prayers. I, too, as many others have said, continue to check this site frequently, and very much appreciate what you are able to share, but even more so, the spirit in which you do it - always praising and glorifying God. And I'm delighted to hear that there will be a book!

Brent, Brad and Maralyn - you absolutely blew me away by remembering me Thursday after all these years. And I did get to give Beth a hug and meet her family before I left. (Beth & Becky both hold a special place in my heart from my years at MCHS.)

BTW, pink has always been my favorite color, so I am frequently prompted to "rememberbj."

Anne
Marion

 
At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Kelsey Barnett said...

Indianapolis bloggers:

If you missed the Fox 59 unsung hero story about BJ tonight on the 10:00 news...try to catch it tomorrow night!!!

 
At 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent & Deanna,
We are praying that you get a good night sleep.
Love ya'
John & Jeannie

 
At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Translation
TITO SEVILLA said...
I don't have the words to thank God primarily for providing me with the opportunity to be able to be in the celebration service in memory of my brother Bj, it was a sublime moment to be at the side of all the family, to be able to remember bj with them, and to be able to hug them, in gratitude for giving us a great missionary in the work of the Lord. Bj will follow in the work that has been done, in the life of the people that have known the Lord through the message that was shared with them with his life, the drama, and the words of hope that he shared after each drama. I am very priveleged to have known and worked with Bj, he will be an example of how to be a missionary of valor for many young people. Bj is our martyr of modern missions and will be remembered that way.
We love the Higgins family and we will always keep them in our prayers. Pray also for the peruvians that knew the Lord throught he ministry of Bj.
In whatever way in I can help you, please let me know.
My email is..
tito_222461@yahoo.com
May God bless you richly and be your mighty fortress you each day.
TITO SEVILLA
TRUJILLO PERU
-Brittany A.

 
At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I read Walker Moore's posting "Why Bj" I wondered how Bj's passing would bring Him more glory. When I heard the audio of the service and heard about all the people being saved and kids wanting to go on mission trips and Amanda taking Bj's place in North Africa, I saw how God got more glory.
-Awe Star DAD of Brittany Allen: Roger Allen

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is getting more and more and more glory all the time through this. I so much agree with those who have stated that we pray for a revival to begin as a result of BJ's laying down his life--a revival that would touch the world. Awe Star, I pray that you send out more teams than EVER this summer--that you have so many students responding to "take BJ's place" that you have to adjust your plans (hmmm...God changing man's plans--imagine that!).

Tom shared the story of BJ yesterday and had his picture on the screen at the start of his message. I cannot explain the profound sadness--and love-- I felt as the story that I know so well was shared again. I almost felt as though God was letting me attend a small part of BJ's memorial. I know hearts were touched as Tom talked about God's strength making us strong in our weakness.

Higgins family, God is reminding me to pray for you so much. Trusting that you are continually "held" as we're

praying in pink,

Pieper Family
Charleston, SC

 
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