Tuesday, August 30, 2005

BJ's condition is at a very crucial point. His body is trying to heal, but the bleeding has worsened and is causing other complications. It is critical that they get the bleeding stopped. They have tried so many things which are not working. He is bleeding internally as well as at the tube enrty/exit points. the ecmo pump (which is re-oxygenating his blood) struggled early this morning as the amount of bleeding in his abdomen reduced its ability to work.

Quite simply, we need the Lord to intervene.

Please pray...please

BJ's dad


At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is the first time that I heard the story about BJ. After reading all the posts and comments, I have called and told my family and church back home and we are all praying for the Lord to step in and heal BJ. The Lord is watching over you and your family and my he give you the comfort and support that you so desperately need.

With All God's Love,


At 8:47 AM, Blogger Walker Moore said...

Last night seventy-two Tulsa State Fair Chaplains prayed for BJ.

Mark 11:23-24
"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."

We will get the word out today asking people to fast and pray for BJ today.

your servant,

At 9:02 AM, Blogger tryoumans said...

Higgins family,
We will definitely be praying. I had the chance to read BJ's journal entry from an earlier post and was blown away!! This kid is so amazing and deep. I know that God is already using this experience and trial to draw many closer to Him. I can't wait to see how God uses BJ and his story in the future. Know that we will lift up BJ and your whole family as I know this has taken a huge toll on all of you physically and emotionally. You are loved.

Todd, Jes & Andrew Youmans

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

Dear family,
My family and I are praying for you daily. I encourage you in midst of this hard time not to lose heart but to rejoice in the Lord. For the Joy of the Lord is our strength.

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights." Habakkuk 3:17-19

We're still praying.
In Christ,

At 9:09 AM, Blogger . said...

Fasting and praying.

At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent & Deanna,

I have been praying hard for BJ & all of you this morning. I prayed for all the medical staff taking care of BJ and for God to show them the way to curb the bleeding and to minimize the complications.
We are thinking of you always, wish we could be there to give you support and comfort, know that we are continually praying and lifting you up. We love you all.

Nancy Reed

At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are grateful to AweStar for letting us know so we can pray. . .we will have our church family praying as well. We think of the song "Held" and know that our Savior is holding your entire family throughout this time. . .
Marti Pieper for the Pieper family

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

This is the first I have heard of BJ and his situation. I was deeply moved by reading the posts and seeing BJ's profile. I am in much prayer for BJ and your family. Please continue to trust in our Great Physician to bring healing in BJ's life. We will never know on this earth why God chose to do this, but we can rest on the fact that He sees the whole picture and He can bring good out of it all. May God fill your family with His peace and comfort.

In Christ,

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for you, the family and BJ. We have also sent out many mass emails to Awe Star Alumni’s and we are getting phone calls and emails daily asking us how to pray for the family and BJ. People around the world are praying for BJ!

Danielle Noble
Awe Star Ministries

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins family,
Yesterday was the first time I learned about BJ. After reading through all of the entries, I sent out a prayer email to all of the employees here at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. We are all praying for BJ and the family that He would give you the strength that you need. The power of prayer is so amazing and we have all lifted BJ up to the Lord!

In His Love,
Allison (Potter) Parker

At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying with everything that BJ gets better. If you see this, please, pray for him. don't just shrug it off. God will do what is best for BJ. Even if you aren't a beleiver, God will listen! Please, pray that God will heal BJ. BJ, please get better. We all love you.

At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ & Family,
We will be lifting you up in prayer today more than ever, praying that the Lord would perform his healing touch on BJ's body. Also know that many others are lifting you up as we have forwarded all info to our prayer room at our church and friends. Romans 8:28 says We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan. Know we will be praying continually today for each of you.
In His Love,
Darren,Kayla, Brooke, Morgan and Whitney Rice

At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney,

These are the verses I prayed over Emily and posted on her door when she was 1 and was thought to have eye cancer. Psalm 121:1,2,7,8 "I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth...The Lord will keep you from all harm-he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." Emily and I lifted B.J. and your whole family in prayer this a.m. on the way to school.

Love to you all,

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Nancy Post said...

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At 9:44 AM, Blogger Nancy Post said...

Praying for BJ and for God to work a miracle in his life. Also, praying for you,his family, that God will continue to work miracles in your lives which is the ability to cope and watch as the Drs work for BJ.
Nancy Post

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Cousin Beth said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren, Whitney, BJ,
We are praying continually for you today !!
"O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone." (2 Chron. 14:11)
With much love and sending hugs,
Beth and family

At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been praying day and night. I've rejoiced when his condition has gotten better, and cried when things have gotten worse. I know the emotional and physical strain of this situation, but I also know the One who sympathizes with you more deeply than anyone else ever could. I pray that in the quiet times and in the panicked times, His presence is felt and there is comfort with the pain. The Lord is watching over BJ and all of you. BJ's life is precious to Him.

From the God who formed you, to BJ and all your family: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."

At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been praying for B.J. since I first heard of his illness. Your family and B.J. will continue to be in my prayers and those of many others. May God bless you and comfort each of you in this time of trial.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Barbara Ann said...

our whole Peru team is fasting and praying for BJ today!

Barbara Ann

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Aunt Maralyn & Uncle Ray said...

My heart is breaking today. You are all so constantly on my mind.
As much as we know that God is in control,we still agonize over the complications. We will keep on praying for all of you.
Brent what a sweet email you sent Marla.
We love you all and wish we were there to walk beside you.
Aunt Maralyn

At 10:11 AM, Blogger LisaTeegarden said...

My dear family
I am continually praying for BJ and all of you. We pray that they will find a way to stop the bleeding especially internal. We know GOD is in control and holding you all in His arms. Psalm 91 came to me again last night as I was reading the Bible. I want to be there with you. LOVE YOU LOTS.
Lisa and Aunt Lisa

At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is with you all there in the hospital. I'm sorry that I have to leave to go back to Kentucky. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

Lord, watch over BJ today. Give the doctors and nurses wisdom to be able to stop this bleeding so that his healing can continue. Strengthen Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney as they turn to you each day for all that they need. We are joining together with your people all over the world to lift these dear ones we love.

May God be with you all today.



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

Hi guys!
I am praying for you. I pray that God will help give the doctors the wisdom they need to help stop the bleeding. Just know that I love you and will not stop praying!
Praying for healing,

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

We are praying for BJ's healing and that the Lord strengthen your whole family at this time!
In Jesus love,
Hannah DeGuzman and family

At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all praying and fasting for you today. We trust in the Lord and that if we ask anything according to his will that he will give it to us. We are begging the Lord to heal you and to bring himself to maximum glory in doing that.

In Christ's Love,

At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent and Deanna,
I know you and the girls are tired and weary - Lord, please let them feel you as you carry them today. We love you so very much! God, you are an awesome God and we are trusting you.

Stephen,Kandi and Madison

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have sent the message to all my prayer friends from here in Indiana all the way down to Florida. We are praying for you today! God Bless You.

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Brad Daniel from Pleasant Valley Baptist in Liberty, MO. We will be lifting BJ and the entire Higgins family up now and tonight at our student prayer meeting. May God give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Brad Daniel

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlene and I are praying for BJ and all of you. We have e-mailed many with this web-site and know that many of them are praying for you also.

Our GOD remains in control and HIS glory is present. We pray for HIS grace and strength to be upon you.

At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Brent,
Please know that I am praying very hard for BJ, his doctors, and you and your family. I cannot imagine how hard this has been for you all.
Lord, be with this precious family at this time. Give the doctors the knowledge they need, give BJ the strength to fight, and the family comfort. In your precious name, Amen

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Jeannie Hilfiker said...

with the cry of our heart we pray
john & jeannie Hilfiker

At 10:48 AM, Blogger a schmaltzee life said...

God, the one and only--I'll wait as long as he says.
Everything I need comes from him,
so why not?
He's solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle:
I'm set for life....
My help and glory are in God--
granite-strength and
So trust him absolutely, people;
lay your lives on the line for him.
God is a safe place to be.
God said this once and for all;
how many times have I heard it repeated?
love to you, Lord God!
Psalm 62 various verses

Praying Gods STRENGTH all over you guys today!!!
With intense love...Marla & gang

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Angie said...

Praying for God's healing!!

In His Love,

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

We continue to pray daily for BJ and family. We will continue to have our church in Nowata, OK pray as well. Many here have been lifting ya'll up daily since we first got the word. I know that Suzanne is concerned and has spent time praying for him and checking the updates. What a privledge we have in being able to cry out to God and know that He hears all of us on your behalf. God will bring comfort that only He can bring.

Rex Roberts -Suzanne's Dad

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On my knees today...

At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am continuing to pray for BJ and spreading the word about him which has caused many believers in my school to start praying for him. God is using BJ to work in many ways, more than any of us will understand! I love you all.
In Christ,

At 11:10 AM, Blogger laura said...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers continously. Don't lose your faith, for we serve an awesome God. You have hundreds of people praying for him, and God sees that. He knows that he is much loved. Sometimes things have to get worse before getting better. He is a fighter as we have seen over the last week. Just continue rejoicing and praising our God.

In christ,

Laura Montgomery

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

Dear Family,

I am a parent of a missionary that went with AweStar to Panama. My heart is so close to this situation. My daughter is at college and she has all her friends and the BSU praying for BJ as well as our youth group and church in Farmersville, Texas. Our prayer is that God will quickly restore is body and bring him back to good health. May God be with you,

Love, Helen

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Jessica & Todd Youmans said...

I am praying as I type this - I will have my table pray for BJ before we eat lunch in the teacher's lounge. God is mighty to save.

Jessica Y.

At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord God,
i come before you with all the power you have posesed me with, which is all of You, God, give bj the strength to fight this. give the doctors the wisdom to stop this bleeding, and show you mercy, grace, love and power through healing my brother and fellow solider! I know you can and i jsut ask you to with all your power! heal my brother.

At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our church, Westport Baptist, Cleveland, OK, is praying and have been praying for B.J. since we heard about him from AweStar.
Five of our kids went to Panama this summer with AweStar and had a wonderful experience.

At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, as a stranger I shouldn't be this burdoned, but as a sister in Christ, my heart breaks for this young man. I pray that Your good and perfect Will be done is this situation. Prayers are being lifted up all over the world, right now, and I pray that you will reach your hand of mercy down and heal this young man who has so much more to live for, if it be in Your will.
Reach your hand of peace that passes all understanding down upon this family, they are heartbroken and kneeling at your feet. Cover BJ with your blood, and may the bleeding stop right now, in Your name. Continue to bless this family as they trust in you.
In Jesus name I claim and pray.

I do not say amen, for I will continue to pray for BJ. A perfect stranger am I, but my heart is broken for you and BJ.

Trendemous love and prayers are with you.

At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Devote yoursleves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2
Dear Higgins family,
As I read over the list of comments, it is encouraging to see the embracement of friends who are devoting themselves in prayer over this situation. We serve a faithful God who we can trust. Watching and waiting to see His Hand move as He orchestrates His Will in our lives, brings the heart into thankful praise for who He is!
This morning, before my attention was brought to BJ's current needs of prayer covering, I was reminded of some verses highlighted in my bible, and clung to, during time of trial. God's Word is alive, it is to be feasted on and will produce an abundance of nourishment. "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You." II Chron.20:12 "In the Lord I take refuge." Ps. 11:1 "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my hearts trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song." Ps. 28:7 "But I trust in You, O Lord, I say, You are my God." Ps. 31:14 "God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble. Therfore, we will NOT fear.."Ps. 46:1 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Ps. 91:1 and "This is what the Lord says to you, 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's." II Chron.20:15 It is with Great Love and support that the Potter family encourages you with prayer and God's Word. God Bless! Your friend in His Love, Ann Potter
"Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear." Isaiah 65:21

At 11:50 AM, Blogger ron and vee ann said...

Hi all,

We are praying continually today!!!!

Cousin Vee Ann and Ron

At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you pull through Bj I've always heard around school Bj is sick and so on,but not until today I didn't know it was Bj Higgans.So sorry,I'll come visit you in the Hospital.
Kim A.

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

I heard about BJ through our church prayer chain. His story has touched my life. I will add my prayers to the many others that God will give you the strength to carry you through what he has planned.

In Christian Love,

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

We are praying. We love you.

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord I thank you for your healing over BJ, you are the only one that knows what is going on on his body, so in your will I ask you for hiling, and for peace in the family that you are in control. Thank you Jesus Amen.

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear HIggins Family,
I'm a friend of cousin Beth. My family and I are continually praying for BJ and the family. What a special son you have. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength for each day.
Praying in NC,

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

I am praying for BJ and your family.

In His hands
Emily (awe star alumni)

At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for BJ. May God watch over him and take care of him.

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

Looking at all the pictures of BJ in Peru, it brought back memories of my experiences with AweStar in Panama. Just wanted to let you guys know that God showed me through BJ's story that no matter what the cost, His name will be glorified around the world and I can choose to continually be a part of it or not. BJ has inspired me to continually make God's name famous throughout the earth. My roommate and I are praying for you guys.
In Christ,

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Paul and Brandie Jones said...

We are still praying for BJ and your family. As Carol mentioned last night our bible study group prayed for strength for you all. Love you guys!

Love Paul Brandie
Jeremiah Cole and

At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for BJ.....

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the words I can think of seem so trivial at this time. We love you, the Father loves you and prayer works. We will pray constantly that God will stop the bleeding, and that he will bring comfort and peace to you all.


Blues, Nina, and Devin

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Heather Schaper's mom. Heather called me and told me of the new turn of events. I have been praying all morning and will continue to lift all of you before the Lord

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am continuely praying for BJ and your family! I understand this is a hard time, but God is in control and I trust that.
With Love,
Meagann Earnhadt

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

I read these blogs everyday and you can count me in on praying for his full recovery, Dont worry.
By the way BJ's entry blew me away, His relationship with God is amazing and I know one day when he is with the Lord, God will be so proud of him.
Keep your faith and the Prayer is always here.

At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be Still and Know - Steven Curtis Chapman

Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know that He is holy
Be still oh restless soul of mine
Bow before the Prince of Peace
Let the noise and clamor cease

Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know that He is faithful
Consider all that He has done
Stand in awe and be amazed
And know that He will never change
Be still

Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know that He is God
Be still
Be speechless

Be still and know that He is God
Be still and know He is our Father
Come rest your head upon His breast
Listen to the rhythm of
His unfailing heart of love
Beating for His little ones
Calling each of us to come
Be still
Be still

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I asked God to use me today then I recieved an email linking me to BJ's Blog. God is using BJ now to teach us all how to give our all. I hope I have BJ's courage when God calls me. Thank you for sharing your family. I will pray for him today and everyday.

God is Good. We don't know His plan, but we can trust His heart.

A Sister in Christ,

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

I live in St. Louis and heard about BJ from MercyMe. I just want you (BJ's family) to know that our God is an "Awesome God". He hears the cry of your heart and His will is to heal BJ. Acts 10:38 says: "You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."
BJ is one of those "all" people. He is covered! Stay built up in your faith and the knowledge that God loves BJ even more than you do and His will is to heal. People around the country are praying and believing with you. I will personally continue to stand in the gap for BJ and for you - his family.

God bless, encourage and strengthen you

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying that our Jehovah Rapha will show all mankind that He is our LORD, our Savior, our Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Our God loves you so much and I am so grateful He is in control.

with much love

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Danzeisen5 said...

We have no words to express our hearts cry today. I know God is near - Dear Jesus, please show Brent, Deanna, Lauren, Whitney and BJ that you are embracing them and loving them right now. You have all our love, thoughts and prayers

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

Today I was sitting in class and all I could think about was BJ... I'm praying. Many of my friends, people at OBU, and my family are constantly praying. In one of my classes my professor asked for prayer requests and I shared BJ's name and the need for prayer. We aren't giving up...
"The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in Truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy." (Psalm 145:14-16)This is my prayer.
In Truth,

At 1:48 PM, Blogger David Post said...

Will never stop praying for BJ. He is and will always be on my heart. I have not stopped telling people about BJ. We are keeping everybody on our knees for him and the family.

At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I promise to pray for BJ. I know how powerful prayer can be.

At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know the body of Christ is united in interceding for BJ. My friends at college and the entire Peru team is on their knees for Him! We know that God will maximize His glory and authority!

Passionately praying~

Chapel Hill, NC

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

I heard about B.J. today from my niece who has been on two mission trips to Peru through AweStar, and whose sister, if I understand correctly, was on the same AweStar team as B.J. a couple of years ago. Please know that my family is joining countless others in prayer for B.J. and for all the Higgins family. We pray for the doctors and nurses who tend to his needs there at the hospital and pray that God will grant them His wisdom and direction that they will be used by the Lord Jesus to be instruments of healing. . and that our Great Physician will be B.J.'s healer today!
God bless B.J. and his family,
Peggy Shepherd,
Broken Arrow, OK

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Family in Christ,

May His grace and mercy be with you in this time of trial. May your faith be strong and true. Pray and He will hear. Ask and you shall receive. Know that He is almighty and loving. But remember that it is His will that will be.

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

I am praying for you....Sherry

At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My family and frienda are continualy praying for BJ and your family

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

Dear Higgins family,
My son and daughter are PVLE students. Many people at PVLE are praying for BJ and for your family.
May you find God's strength today and always.

At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins family,

I am on my knees praying for Gods best!

Love in christ,
Karla Frei

At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Alisa from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I'm praying for B.J.!!!

At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you daily. We are awed by how God is using BJ's story even here in Oklahoma.

Tye and Christy Brown

At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My niece was on the Peru trip with BJ so that is how my family has heard about him. We join you and the countless others who are lifting him and your family before the Lord. May God undergird all of you with His strength and peace as we continue to ask for BJ's healing.


At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recieved word of this through my friend Ashley Reagan who was in Peru with BJ. I have been, am and will be praying for BJ! I have also just sent my mom and email, who is in charge of a prayer email chain at my church, to send this request throughout our whole church! May God bless you and may HIS will be done and may HE be glorified in all that happens!!

Continually praying,
Jordan White

At 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard about BJ on our church prayer chain, Center United Methodist. I said a prayer for BJ after reading the e-mail and will continue to pray for him.

May God be with BJ and his family during this difficult time.

Connie Minton

At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your message is out to PVLE, PVUE, and Eagle. We have been praying every day, but even more so today since reading today's update.

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for BJ as well as his loving family. I hope you feel God's loving arms around you all during this uncertain time. I'm also praying God will reveal to the doctors and nurses the information needed to bring about a complete healing for BJ. Remember God's Word tells us to cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
Love in Christ,
Nancy Fitch
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Moultrie, Georgia

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

I continue to pray for you guys and like my sister, Emily said, "I was sitting in class and could think of nothing else except BJ". I've also been spreading the word at my school and people have promissed to pray. May God hold you all in His arms and restore BJ's health.

Ashley Reagan (Peru 04)

At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep checking this site, hopeing for some good news from BJ's family. I haven't found any yet, but the good news I have found is all of the people all across this country and beyond that are in prayer for him. I am so amazed and in such awe of how the love of God has spread so. I continue to think and pray for BJ and his wonderful family.

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you all know that you are in our prayers at home at school and everywhere els we go. Thank you so much for giving us updates on how B.J. is doing. We love you all and we are continually praying.
In Christ,
Brooke Rice and family

At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping BJ and all of you in prayer.

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying and will continue to pray for BJ and for your family.

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please god , I pray for the recovery of this wonderful child. He has so much to share and to tell people about you and has in such a short time . I ask that you put peace in the hearts of the parents and ask that our prayers be answered, you healed my child , I saw a true miracle and now she is passionate about spreading the word of you dear Jesus to every corner of the world ,even at her young age. Her friend and brother in Christ needs a miracle today I pray dear Lord............Amen

Taras Mom

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just learned about BJ and his very serious condition. I am praying for him that our Lord would cause the bleeding to stop and that He would restore BJ to complete health. May God keep BJ in the shelter of His wings during this time.

Bless you, his loving family. I pray for your strength and your faith and your peace.

All God's love,

Colleen from California

At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today at 3:45 a group of us from Mays Chemical will gather together for prayer.

Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don't depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Love you guys,

At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for BJ. Isn't it great that we personally know a sovereign God!?!?!

At 3:30 PM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

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At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm begging the Lord to heal my brother. I'm praying for you all today

At 3:38 PM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

Paula and I are thinking and praying for you coninually. If I can offer some words of encouragement; all the days I was unconscious and on a vent, I was never aware of pain or any suffering. In fact when I did wake up I could not believe the number of days that had passed. I did have some wild dreams too so I am sure BJ will as well. I say that to assure you that God has BJ in a safe place and a place of peace right now. If he could could speak to you, I don't have to tell you what he would say do I? I'm ok family! He would also want you all to be taking care of yourselves and getting food and rest. There will be more testing down the road but remember, the same God that allowed the storm, will himself offer a way of escape. There's still a great harvest out there and BJ's work has just begun. It is God who is at work to do His good pleasure. As I may have said to you earlier listen to His voice in the midst of the storm. He is hushing the wind and the waves.......listen and you can hear HIM. I don't see you guys hardly at all but nonetheless I love you with all my heart. If you feel someone reaching out to you...that's just me reaching out a hug for all of you....."Word of God Speak would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see, your MAJESTY...to be still and know You're in this place....Please let me stay and REST in Your HOLINESS....WORD OF GOD SPEAK"

I Love You All !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm on my knees.

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins Family,
I don't know if I can speak for everyone, but at times I have to come to God and cry before Him. I pray for you and try to imagine what it could possibly be like, but as far as I am from understanding completely, I seek the comfort of God's arms for you. I ask for understanding and trust in His ways for all of us who receive word of BJ.
I love my brother BJ and wait on God to see what he'll bring for him.

Charissa Six

California; Peru 2004

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lord is good, a refug in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. -Nahum 1:7
-still praying

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Josh Mehling said...

Higgins family,

I have had the pleasure of being around your son through my brother Jon Haag. Your son is a wonderful and strong christian who walked the walk and talked the talk. We (the Hamilton County Fellowship of Christian Firefighters) will be praying for BJ and your family, that God will heal BJ and give you and yours the stregth and faith to get through this.

I keep a piece of paper with Psalm 27 in my helmet to remind me that I cannot do this life on my own, but that through the Lord all things are possible.

Psalm 27: 1 - 6
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
Fore in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

Keep up the prayers and God bless.

In His name,

Josh Mehling

At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for BJ daily

At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just keep praying and send our love.

Joe and Marty

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. I am very sorry for the experiences you are going through right now. I know, however, that no matter what happens, God will always take this and make it wonderful. Just make sure to always stay in His will. I'll be prayin' for you guys.

At 6:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been following Bj and daily praying for his recovery. My son goes to PVUE. Your families foundation of faith is incredible. You have many "prayer warriors" from all over the world surrounding your family and BJ in vigilant prayer right now. Continue to stay stong and know that you are not alone.

Blessings to you all.

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

Dear Father,
In your loving arms, please carry B.J., Brent, DeAnna, Lauren, and Whitney, and all their extended family, through this night. Please bring them new hope and strength with the coming dawn. I cry out to you, Lord, because you are able, you have promised, and you love us so. With a greatful, pleading heart. . .
Your child at Northside

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm praying that Jesus would intervene and bring a peace to the family and that they would know that Jesus is in control. I'm praying we would all have the faith of a mustard seed that BJ would be healed.

At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be encouraged that the Lord is Sovereign in all situations. It is in His will for us to suffer. Rejoice, let the light of the Lord shine through you so others ask you how you can be so joyful through this trying time. God hears many prayers for BJ....be encouraged. In christ, Anna

At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent, We are still praying for your precious son and the whole family. It is so encouraging to read your updates and all your comments about God's love and your faith in Him no matter what happens. It is wonderful to read about BJ's devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ and his desire to be a part of leading many others to know Him too. This experience he, and all of you, are going through will lead many to be strengthened in their faith and lead others to a desire to know Him. God bless and be with you all.
Phil & Martha

At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Melaie said...

I will pray for BJ Higgins.....we all will.

In Matthew 24: 3- 13

Jesus was sitting on the hill called the Mount of Olives. The disciples came to him alone. They said, `Tell us, when will this happen? What will be the sign to show you are coming and that it is the end of this world?'

Jesus answered them, `Take care. Do not let anyone fool you.

Many men will come in my name. They will say, "I am the Christ". They will fool many people.

You will hear about wars. You will hear that war is coming. But do not fear. These things must happen, but that is not yet the end.

One tribe will fight against another tribe. And one country will fight against another country. The people will have no food to eat. Many people will be sick. The earth will shake in many different places.

All these troubles are only the beginning of troubles that will come.

`Then people will trouble you and kill you. All nations will hate you because you are true to me.

Then many people will stop believing. They will give one another over to trouble. They will hate one another.

Many people will come and say they are prophets of God. But they will not be true. They will fool many people.

People will do more and more wrong things and many people will stop loving me.

But the person who keeps on being true to me until the end, that one will be saved.

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