Friday, September 16, 2005

Bj has developed another pneumothorax (air pocket which causes the lung to collapse or not be able to expand) around his left lung. However, it is small, and has not affected his SAT's (oxygenation percentage). For now we will leave him on his tummy. When he is turned tomorrow, if the pneumo does not go away, they may put a third chest tube in. Lets pray it disappears, in Jesus Name, and by the power of His blood!
Being on blood thinners, makes surgery risky. Otherwise, he is stable.

(Betsy the picture was a word picture, but I will see what we can do...Thanks!)

I thought I would explain the PINK t-shirts. This past summer, BJ and my wife were on a mission trip with First Baptist Mooresville. At the conclusion of the trip, my son was "souvenir" shopping with 2 girls from our youth group. With their INFLUENCE, and my sons own desire to embarrass his father, he chose a PINK shirt with raccoons on it. He proudly wore this shirt upon arrival home. I was there to pick them up, and he watched for my reaction to his shirt. I was disgusted, and instantly gave him grief. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED in Beej's eyes. So much so that just before he left for his Peru mission trip, he bought me a pink dress shirt for Father's Day (which I opened in his absence). He has a great sense of humor and irony. Hope you don't mind a little insight into other aspects of Beej.

That is why the t-shirts are pink...and a few black ones for people like my friend Matt L. who don't think that real men wear pink. By the way...my choice of the two? I wear pink.

We as a family wish we could give back to all of you somehow. Please know that we pray for you, and thank our Lord and Savior for your obedience to him.

Beej's dad

please keep telling us where you're from!

63 Comments:

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Peter said...

Prayed for BJ today in Liberty, Missouri.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Emily Jo said...

I don't even know you all and I feel a tremendous connection to you and your sweet family. I will contend for BJ all day!!! What a powerful witness the Lord has given you all. Lord, we pray that this infection is DEFEATED in Jesus' name.

Emily Jo
Monrovia, CA

 
At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! BJ wore the pink shirt for me when I was in Monrovia! I will continue to pray for my friend, constantly.

Heath

Gracious Heavenly Father,
Please help the pneumo to go away so that BJ does not have to go through more surgery. Please place your healing hand upon him and heal him 100%! Thank you for his great sense of humor.
Amen

 
At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess we can add "think pink" to "pray for BJ," right! Bet you can't wait till he really wakes up and sees you wearing that PINK shirt. . .

We are continuing to pray and appreciate the specifics.

Piepers praying in pink in

Charleston, SC

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Heather said...

God I pray for BJ's left lung with the air pocket. Please make that get better without having to add another tube. You know that adding a tube with thin blood can cause more bleeding problems and I just pray for your guidance as the doctors make decisions. Continue to help the medical staff to see your love as they care for BJ.
Perry IL

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Jessica & Todd Youmans said...

Brent & Deanna -
I hope you all are trying to get some rest today. We are praying that BJ's air pocket goes away & that he won't even need surgery! We keep trying to get Matt & Todd in pink shirts, but alas, it's no avail - Todd ordered black. :) Maybe we should order an infant size for Andrew in pink? I bet Todd wouldn't let him wear it! :) We love you guys so much - you're in our constant prayers.

Love,
Jes, Todd & Andrew

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Nancy Post said...

Our son, David, tried to get his dad to buy a pink T-shirt. If he had heard the story of it before placing our order, I'll bet he would be happy to wear pink. He may even purchase a second one in pink.
Lord,
Please take care of the little nuisances of today the same way you have taken care of the enormous ones so far. We ask for your healing touch on BJ today and rest for his body. You can take away the strange "stuff" in his lungs and we ask you to do just that.
Amen
Awe Star Mom, Tulsa

 
At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Precious Higgins family...You HAVE given back to us! You've shared your faith and your unquestionable love for our Lord. What an awesome gift that is for the thousands of us that read your updates!

Holly in Indy

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Aunt Maralyn & Uncle Ray said...

I just talked to Becky on her cell phone in Austria. She is so thankful it works. It makes her feel closer and more connected for updates.
I am praying the lung improves and BJ doesn't need another insertion.
Aunt Maralyn
Carlsbad, Ca

 
At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins,
Ah the mission trip. What a bag full of memories. Good times, good times. Of course, I was there when he bought the T-shirt and I will be honest I encouraged it a little. Thanks for the memories guys. I'm still prayin' in pink.

In Christ,
Ben Hackler

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

As I've been praying for BJ thoughout the morning I've had worship music on, and the song below was playing. (Being an Australian, transplanted here in the US this is one of my favorite Christian groups.) As I listened to the lyrics I thought this is BJ, that they are singing about. His commitment and love to and for the Lord overflows into the lives of others.
I read the Awestar page on "Why BJ" and was touched and moved to the point of tears. I can't say it enough, BJ thank you for being so transparent,thank you as you lay there in your hospital bed that you touch so many lives, thank you that through your testimony of love and devotion for the Lord I have drawn closer and closer to my Father. I will be forever grateful. Thank you family that you so selflessly give of yourselves and of your son. May God bless you all abundantly, so much that it cannot be contained. Continuing to pray for my brother in Christ.

In His Love
Linda Ronne


With All I Am
by Hillsong

into your hand
i commit again
with all I am
for you Lord

you hold my world
in the palm of your hand
and I'm yours forever

CHORUS
Jesus I believe in you
Jesus I belong to you
you're the reason that I live
the reason that I sing
with all I am

I'll walk with you
wherever you go
through tears and joy
I'll trust in you

and I will live
in all of your ways and
your promises forever

CHORUS

I will worship I will worship you forever

CHORUS

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

Continuing to pray for complete healing and the pneumo to go away. Praying that it will not be necessary to put any more tubes into BJ's body.

Just fixin' to order 2 PINK Pray for BJ shirts. Bill said "sure real men wear pink!" He wants a pink shirt too. :) Thanks for sharing the pink issue, that makes them special even that much more.

We love and continue to pray for you,
Lynn

 
At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Higgins,

I think I speak for all of us when I say that your family has already given back to us. I've never met BJ, but I was in band and some other classes with Whitney at Fall Creek Valley Middle School. Now I'm at Ball State and my sister Kristen told me about BJ back in August, and I've been praying for him several times a day since then. When I say that you have already given back to us, I mean that you and your family, and especially BJ have inspired me greatly. This summer, I went on a mission trip with some of my youth group to Panama, and I, like BJ, fell in love with the Lord again and tried my hardest to witness to the Panamanians. May the Lord heal BJ and bless the rest of your family!

Emma from Indianapolis, currently in Muncie, IN

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger Tara Case said...

You give back more than you will ever know. To see you all fighting and staying strong and being broken at times is so beautiful to me. BJ told me in Peru this summer, that last year he saw one of there teammates have to learn to be weak. He said he had never seen something so beautiful. When someone was able to be weak and allow others to hold them up. So its been a pleassure to hold you up and know you hold us up! Still praying!

 
At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for insite to the joking side of BJ. Please share other stories that you think of. Like others have said, you and your family have already given so much to us, especially BJ. I can't put into words what he has done for me. I am still amazed at the insite he has at such a young age. Thank you for such an amazing son, along with amazing daughters too! We will continue to pray for you guys, that BJ will get better, and that you all can have some rest.
Friends in Fishers

 
At 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're praying for BJ in Columbus, GA.

1 Corinthians 12:26-27
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

As fellow parts of the body of Christ, we suffer with you, yet we rejoice with you that God is using your son and your family to be such a strong witness and source of inspiration for the rest of us.
God bless you and yours ...

 
At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing. I am laughing and dripping tears!
thank you...........You look great in pink and the way you express yourself at times, has me realize where BJ's
sense of humor comes from. BJ is always a treat when he is a guest in our home. Julie always calls him a brother and can not wait to see her brother BJ. julie asks me daily about a pink pray for BJ shirt. She has actuly been making her own because we did't get signed up at service
Julie will be doing PT 3 X per week at St V and would like to drop a gift to you she has made to comfort all of you.
We are praying We are with you
Have a Blessed day!
Lisa Gresh/Meils
Indpls.,IN

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Brent, Thanks so much for sharing BJ's sense of humor with us!! I will wear my pink shirt proudly. Maybe we can even convince St. V's to bend the dress code rules a tad bit to include the pink "PRAY FOR BJ" t-shirts. I can't wait for him to be awake and see you in your pink shirt that you wear oh so proudly!!

Realized I've never included where I'm from: Danville, IN

 
At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pink shirt thing is so funny...when I ordered 5 shirts for the kids, I got 3 blk for the boys & 2 pink for the girls and we had the pink/blk discussion :) We'll be bold wearing either color for BJ!!

We also consider it a joy to join with you & your family to implore, praise, call to the Lord for BJ. Many tears have poured out here over your posts and our prayers. God calls us to seek Him & he will be found & reveal Himself to us, and answer...you have all been a catalist to do that all the more. All for His glory. He uses many avenues for us to stay near - you have given back dearly for His purposes and we praise God for YOU!

Now, we will pray for his lungs nad kidneys before we go onto the next thing.

Can we do anything else practically?? Please remember that we want to serve & it will take you letting us know how else we can help. We stand waiting to know.

Serving Him,
The McMahans
Hudson, OH

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Real men wear pink! I'm praying for all of you today.

Brian
Denver, CO

 
At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent,

I don't remember you wearing that pink dress shirt to church?? You are obviously converted to pink now, though. BJ would get a kick out of the pink t-shirts. Thanks for the update, hope you and Deanna are having a restful day. Will specifically pray for the pneumo. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers through out the day. Love you guys.

Love, Nancy (Scott is wearing pink)

 
At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are such and amazing, amazing family. I was telling someone yesterday how much BJ has affected me and how you continue to glorify God even in the worst of hours. We always have people who say the same thing to us regarding Sammy, and I tell them it is the power of Christ. I am glad there are more soldiers out there that I can use as examples of how truly powerful God is. There is a song out now called "Held". It's about God's promise to hold us when we need it. He is holding your family each and every hour. Sammy Yammy's Dad

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

Our God is so wonderful and he will deliver Bj thru this. I'll be praying continuously for the air pocket to go away so his lung makes a full recovery. May God also bring your family solitude and comfort thru these difficult times. We love you. Glory be to God.
Paula
Tallmadge Ohio

 
At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the story of the pink shirt...too cute. I have never met your family and I just love you guy's. I'm glad I ordered the pink last night!! (B.J. will love seeing his dad wearing his pink shirt!)

How I wish that we could fix this situation for you all. If only it were that simple. We know from our own experience the heart ache involved with your child being sick and being powerless in our own strength to fix it. Thankfully we serve a God who is all powerful! We continue to lift you and your family to Him in prayer.

Youngstown,Ohio

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger GraphixB said...

From Brooklyn, New York
I stumbled onto this site and am in agreement with you all.

Through the Power of Jesus Christ, I speak life in to every cell in BJ's body..that there will be totally recovery.... by your strips BJ is Healed. I loose a garment of Praise into his hospital bedroom that every doctor, nurse, and family member will have faith in BJ's recovery. All for you Honor and glory for this is the greatest testimony in BJ's life and in the life of those who are lifting him up in prayer. HAlleLuJah..it is done..In Jesus Name Amen

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

Father once again we come with a request. We pray you remove the pneumothorax so BJ's lung can open completely. So much is going on with his body but I know you are aware of all his needs. Continue to enable BJ's body to fight these attacks as they come, until he is back in the "pink" again. Father we look forward to the day when we can worship You with BJ by our side. I am trying to visualize what that day will be like. The day that BJ is able to walk, wear his pink shirt sit and stand along side us and sing praises together. Oh what a worship service of praise and thanksgiving that will be. Is it selfish to ask that this day comes soon dear God??

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.

Oh Father how we listen to hear Your voice through all of this. Speak to BJ while his body fights to regain its health. Let him know the multitudes that are lifting him up in prayer. Protect him, keep him from harm. Return him to us whole in body and spirit. We ask in the name of Jesus.....Make it so Lord God....Love Phil & Paula

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

BJ
Praying for you here in KC today (and everyday)...

I have some pictures of our camping trip that would embarass your father way more then a pink T.. I think you earned the name PJ that weekend..(princess jr.)
I love you guys Tracy

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

October 1, is BJ sixteenth birthday. Why don’t we “bloggers” set a goal on that day BJ receives 1,000 birthday cards. The address we need to send it to is:

BJ Higgins
C/o PICU
St Vincent’s Hospital
2001 W86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Get your youth groups, families, senior adults group join us in
Project “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ.”

 
At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great to hear fun stories like that! Just a little encouragment for you... BJ is being prayed for by some friends of mine over in China. I emailed them BJ's story and they will continue to be thinking and praying for him. He's being lifted up all over the world! Praise God! Stay positive and in my opinion... you don't have to be a real man...just wear pink!

Kendall
Carmel, In

 
At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK! GAME ON!
So that is how it's gonna be?
It would appear that this Man's Man has got a lot of people talking trash....My Wife, Jessica Y., Lowell J., Carol J., and now BRENT! I just want you all to know....I ordered my shirt, but I guess you'll have to wait and see What I show up in! I have just added each of you to my personal prayer list! You all need it! That's ok, though, I'm man enough!
Now getting back to the important stuff.....I'm praying right now for B.J. and then your you guys......Boy, I tell ya, with dear friends like you....who needs enemies.
I love you too, Brent!
I hope all you guys are having somewhat of a restful day!
Bye the way, I was able to share about B.J. with some of my co-workers today. It was a true blessing.
May God Bless You all!
Matt L.

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

AMEN!!!!

 
At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . ayúdanos, oh Señor Dios nuestro, porque en ti nos apoyamos. . . . --2 Crónicas 14:11.
El hijo de Dios que conoce las buenas nuevas del evangelio no hace bien si no las comunica a los demás. Habla hoy de Cristo a un alma hambrienta. Más.......dios siga cuidando a bj........saludos
TRUJILLO PERU.......RUTH Y DAVID

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

How fantastic to see a lighter mood in so many responses. I'm so happy to hear that things are somewhat stabilized and I pray (in agreement with so many others) that the pneumo will dissapate so that an additional tube is not necessary.
Thank you Lord for your continued faithfulness. Thank you for this family that has allowed us to see them in all their vulnerabilites and in their rejoicing. We ask you to continue to give them what they need for each hour and each day. Thank you for the friends I feel like I'm beginning to know from this site. You are God of all Creation and I praise your holy name.
Amen

Susie
Evansville, IN

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

I know how much BJ loves the Lord and the idea of all who are praying for you guys but I can't help but think that he'd be pretty happy to know that the pink story is out here and that we've all had a chance to smile along with him.

Praying faithfully over him and his body. Father, you know every need, every moment. Please spare BJ of having to have any more tubes added. Fill his lungs as fully and sweetly as you have filled his godly spirit. Comfort and rest is body. Please, Father.

Deanna & Brent, I've kept you all in special prayer all day as I know the strain you're under. You are wonderful, godly examples to all of us.

God IS listening......

Love you,

Debbie
Indy

 
At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying.

 
At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ and your family are in my prayers.

Serving Him,
Tiffany Jessie

Columbia, Missouri

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

Brent and Deanna, my parents have been visiting with us the last few days as they are coming through to go to the Quartet convention in Louisville. They have been praying for BJ and send their love and support. My mom just called me and told me the neatest thing. Last night they met up with their friends at the convention and they were sharing about BJ. Their friends said "Hey we saw a flyer last night at the convention about a young man who went to Peru on a mission trip that needed prayer. What did you say his name was?" My mom said his name is BJ. "That's it!" the friend said.

God is the best!!!!

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgin's family, I've just finished making praise and worship cd's for you to play for BJ. Most of them are Australian singers. I plan to get them in the post tomorrow for you and I'm guessing the address at the hospital will get them to you. I do hope and pray that I haven't over-stepped the boundries here.

Blessings and Love in Christ
Linda Ronne
Shawnee, OK

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for BJ!!! God, please help BJ with his lung. Please heal him in the only way you can. Thank you for what you are doing to help him and we continue to love you more and more through this situation.
Amen

Kim
Hannibal, Mo
HLG

 
At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that you have all had a peaceful day and it continues into the night. It's time you all get to "breathe" a little and get some much needed rest. We continue to lift BJ up to our Lord for complete healing in His time. Each small step taken is one for rejoicing! Thank you for being such wonderful witnesses to the world in handling a crisis situation. BJ is a wonderful young man with so much insight into what a relationship with the Lord is really about! We all need to learn from his example. He's had wonderful parents as is seen through this website. May God continue to bless your family in a mighty way.
Also, I think my son-in-law (Todd Youmans) should really wear a Pink t-shirt! :)
In Christian Love,
Jean Peters in Santa Claus

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes. I remember that story. Beej really enjoyed telling us that one. LOL ;-). Praise God that he's continually getting stronger and more stable. Prayers from Dallas won't stop.

BJ-I can't wait till the day when I'll actually get to comunicate with you personally. Whether through AIM or email, or whatever. Be assured that until then I'll be prayin' my heart out for you. I hope you have a great rest of the day!! ttyl

Love in Christ,
Kayla (Peru 2005)
Dallas, TX

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

TENEMOS MUCHOS RECUERDOS DE BJ Y EL GRUPO DE AWE STAR, CUANDO ESTUVIERON EN TRUJILLO ESTE ULTIMO VERANO, DESPUES DE UNA PRESENTACION DEL DRAMA, FUIMOS A MI CASA PARA TOMAR UN CAFE MIEMTRAS ESPERABAMOS LA PROXIMA PRESENTACION; TUVIMOS CAFE, PAN MERMELADA Y MANTEQUILLA; EN UN MOMENTO MI ESPOSA SACO UN FRASCO DE "PEANUT BUTTER" Peter Pan Crunchy, Y TODO EL GRUPO COMIO PERO LOS MAS EMOSIONADOS ERAN BJ Y DJ; PASAMOS BUENOS Y LINDOS MOMENTOS DE COMPAÑERISMO EN EL PERU.
BJ, LUCHA AMIGO HAY MUCHA OBRA POR REALIZAR EN EL PERU EN TU PAIS Y EN TODO EL MUNDO. GRACIAS POR TU AMOR AL SEÑOR Y A LOS PERUANOS.
TITO SEVILLA
PASTOR PERUANO

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger John and Becky Thatcher said...

Brent and Deanna,
How God is being glorified! There are two prayer requests that my two youngest always pray for: BJ's healing and help the huricane victims. You are very much in our prayers.

Thatcher Family

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOY DANIEL SEVILLA HIJO DE TITO SEVILLA, BJ ME EMOCIONE ESCUCHAR A MI PAPA QUE ME RECORDABAS EN TU DIARIO, ORO MUCHO PARA QUE TE RECUPERES,HICISTE UN BUEN TRABAJO ACA EN TRUJILLO CON ESO DEL DRAGON, MUCHA GENTE CONOCE AHORA DEL EVANGELIO TU AMIGO DANIEL SEVILLA

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Deanna's dad, John Tucker baptised me when I was 9 yrs. old at Good Hope Baptist Church in West Monroe, La. I am a pastor's wife in Gray,Ga. It amazes me how God is influencing my life even today through the Tuckers! First, through Bro. Tucker and his wife and children and now through his grandson! I pray for BJ everyday and am sharing his testimony in SS class this Sunday. So just know that the saints at FBC Gray, Ga. will be lifting all of you before the throne. My love to Deanna.

Lynne Hutto Albanese

 
At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey our 7th grade english class is praying for you in Texas. our teacher is Mrs. May. she said she taught you and your sisters in Sunday school. well just letting you know we are praying for you.

~Lauren

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

Haha! Thanks for the little story! That would be something BJ would do! Praying for him today!

Ashley Dawn (peru 04)
Bixby, Oklahoma

 
At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for all you. STAY STRONG.

IN HIM
Jonathan Haag

 
At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel for your family and will continuously pray that things get better soon and that you guys can soon get some rest. Stay strong and keep your head high. The Lord has blessed you this far and we pray that he continues.

Jennifer and Allen
Gaines, MI

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

Just wanted you to know that the camp staff the Echo Ranch Bible Camp in Juneau Alaska is praying for you. And that through all this God gets the glory

 
At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admire all of your family for the strength and trust in God that you have. I pray for your family and BJ all day every day.
I always say that God has a reason for everything and I truly believe that. God is going to take this situation and use it for his glory.
praying for you knightstown, IN
sarah tabb

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger . said...

BJ sounds like my kind of kid!!

Higgins, you HAVE given to us! You've given us the privilege of praying for you and encouraging you and lifting you up to the Father. Every time God gives me a song or a scripture to pass on to you, it encourages me and blesses me, too. Participating in this stage of your family's life is teaching all of us that we serve the God of the impossible.

Still praying....

Draw me close to you
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I'm Your friend

You are my desire
No one else will do
'Cause nothing else could take your place
To feel the warmth of your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to you

CHORUS:
You're all I want
You're all I've ever needed
You're all I want
Help me know you are near

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Kaeli Cockrell said...

i prayed real hard today. im getting a t shirt. i hope that helps get the word out. love you lots
Kaeli

 
At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just started my career adventure as a radiology student at St. Vincent Hospital. I have had the opportunity of learning the portable x-ray machines, which means also having the opportunity of helping out with BJ on a few occasions. I truly felt an instant pull at my heart and immediately put BJ and his family in my thoughts and prayers. Our Heavenly Father works in powerful ways and has a plan for BJ's life; God's love for BJ is so unfailing. You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. What a powerful ministry; God bless you all.

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

October 1, is BJ sixteenth birthday. Why don’t we “bloggers” set a goal on that day BJ receives 1,000 birthday cards. The address we need to send it to is:

BJ Higgins
C/o PICU
St Vincent’s Hospital
2001 W86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Get your youth groups, families, senior adults group join us in
Project “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ.”

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Stay-C said...

It breaks my heart to hear of everything BJ is going through, though i know its all for God's glory and it sounds like that is what BJ would want! It makes me think of the boys in our youth group, and how the Lord uses them in mysterious ways. FERVENTLY praying for BJ!!

Stacey
Mobile, Alabama

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Lynn Andrews said...

Dear sweet Higgins family - you have no idea how much you have given to me and all the rest of us who are sharing this journey with you. I am so blessed to have been led to this place. BJ and your entire family are a continual inspiration to me in my walk with the Lord. I only hope someday to be able to give you all a big hug and tell you how much being a part of the Body of Christ who has come together for you all has meant to me.

Continually praying for all your needs . . .

Love in Him,
Lynn Andrews
Macon, GA

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the T-shirt project (black OR pink)!

I love the Happy Birthday B.J. project (I know the cards my kids make will be "rosy". . .)!

I am grateful to continue in prayer for a young man who is still facing serious challenges--but our God is a God of serious miracles!

in Jesus,

Marti Pieper
Awe Star mom in Charleston, SC

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger Matt Snow said...

Higgins family,

First thanks for the insight into the pink shirts.

My reason for this post though is to make sure you understand that you are "giving back" to us. You are sharing your son with the entire world. Many families would not be so open in their thoughts and fears. By allowing us to see the strength in Jesus and the "Peace that surpases all understanding" you are giving back to us in ways that we could never thank YOU for. You have set a standard that we should all strive for as families and most importantly as Christians. Please do not burden yourselves with "give back". We are all blessed by you and love you more than we could ever show.

Thinking Upward!

The Snows

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

Amen, Snow family & Ditto!

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

This is for Beej'Dad...Pink is cool for guys right now. My 13 year old son has 2 pink shirts!

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

Sorry Brent...I wasn't there when he bought the shirt, but I did tell him earlier in the week (on one of our Wal-mart trips) that he would look good in pink and he should wear more of it!!!

 
At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey trooopers,
I'm Brittney's friend, red hair and curlly. When she told me about B.J, I couldn't not pray. You've might have heard this before, but, you don't know me, but I wanted to let you know that I pray for your son, and thatI love Jesus too, way over in Antioch, California. Kathy will also help get more prayer request for you guys.

 

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