Thursday, September 22, 2005

Good Morning! BJ had a quiet uneventful night. His Sat's are in the low 90's this morning. He will be turned to his tummy again today. There has been very little change. We want and hope to bring news of change and good reports but stable just has to be enough, and that is okay. Oh how we want him to be better, and to talk to him. He has layed flat in bed for a long time now. When he is responsive, it happens once every 3 or 4 days, and lasts about 15 to 30 seconds. Even then he can only communicate with an attempted eye movement or on rare occasion a head nod. These moments bring us hope, but at the same time an intense yearning to be able to hold him, love him, and allow him to talk for long stretches as he is prone to doing. He has so much to say. I remember at different times asking him for the short version of what he was sharing. He'd reply, "This is the short version." That is our BJ. A heart welling over with desires to share...and we are so thankful for him!

Beej's dad

55 Comments:

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

Thanks for the update this morning Brent! Glad to hear that things were stable through the night.

Dear Lord,
I continue to pray for BJ's healing, rest and peace for the family, and wisdom and understanding for the medical staff. I pray these things in the name of your Holy and Mighty Son Jesus! Amen.

Charlie
Fishers

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Lynn Newkirk said...

Good Morning. How great thou art. It is so great to hear a bout a peaceful night. I pray for more days like these. Thank you for the update Higgins family.
I pray for all of you to keep your strength through these trials and tribulations.

And we know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Praise be to God.
Always praying and thinking of you all.
By His Grace,
Lynn N

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

When the valley is deep
When the mountain is steep
When the body is weary
When we stumble and fall

When the choices are hard
When we're battered and scarred
When we've spent our resources
When we've given our all

In Jesus' name, we press on
In Jesus' name, we press on
Dear Lord, with the prize
Clear before our eyes
We find the strength to press on

In Jesus' name, we press on
In Jesus' name, we press on
Dear Lord, with the prize
Clear before our eyes
We find the strength to press on
To press on

Father God we pray yet another day for you to work in BJ's life to bring healing and total restoration. Thank you for the doctors and nurses you have assembled. Give them wisdom to be able to diagnose the infection and in so doing we pray BJ's kidneys come back to life. We also pray all his vital signs stablize. Reduce the swelling that is causing pressure in his body. Give BJ tghe continued strength he needs to continue the fight. While he sleeps whisper words of assurance to him. Carress him as only you can. Might he sense the love of the hundreds of us who are praying for him 24/7. Thank you fo how you are sustaining, Deanna, Brent, Lauren and Whitney. Father I pray you hear and answer the prayer of his parents heart. We embrace them in our love and prayers and ask for a day of healing and encouragement in Jesus name....Amen......Phil

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

How convicting. I also have a son who gives me the "long version" more often than not. I AM thankful (most of the time) but impatient too often as well--guess Andrew's stories will be yet another prompter to PRAY FOR BJ!

Thank you, Lord, for quiet nights. Please keep BJ's stats stable and improve them more and more. Boring is definitely good, but we'd love to know that some celebrating was happening in room 2001. . .that BJ was awake and talking and smiling and reading all those cards that are coming his way. . .and seeing the miracles that You continue doing in his life. We trust You for the timing, Lord, and we thank you again for your lovingkindness and grace that surrounds this precious family,

in Jesus' name,

Pieper family
Charleston, SC

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

You all are in our thoughts and prayers often as we go through our (home) school day, as I'm sure there are many other families doing, as well. Oh, how often we wish we could step in and DO something to make things better, easier, whatever. At those times, we often resort to begging our Lord on your behalf. Emotional? Yeah, we tend to be here in the House of Estrogen...But, God is patient. He is faithful. His nature is to be merciful, always much more than we deserve.

We are inspired daily by your family. God is so very pleased with you all. His mercies will rain down on you still.

I wish I were wise to give you even more wisdom, but I can only ask the Father to grant you that. I guess that's as it should be. It's hard to tell you the same thing over and over....I suppose it makes it sound less sincere, but know that it's not.

Every time one of the faithful writes you an encouragement, they are feeling that same outpouring of emotion, wanting to relieve your frustration, weariness, etc., personally. What a blessing to have so many care, REALLY CARE, about you. God is so personal!

May He meet your TODAY needs today.

We love you guys,
Jamie

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

Good morning,

I'm so glad that BJ is stable this morning. It's a blessing to have some down times in the midst of all of the crisis'. I know that there is still so much regarding his health that we still need to be in constant prayer about and of course we are. These updates are such a blessing as they continue to tell us what specific areas to pray for. And though it is difficult, slow and steady wins the race.

"Having done all stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench ALL the fiery darts of th wicked, and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with perseverance..."
Ephesians 6:13-18

We love you all and continue to pray with all prayer and supplication. He will come out of this for I know our God must have some awesome plans for BJ. Look at the glory he has already brought to his Savior. He has an awesome testimony now, the one he will have in the future will turn many hearts to the Lord.

In Christ
Dawn D.

 
At 8:56 AM, Blogger Deanna said...

I am so thankful for a quiet night. May you have a good day and we'll pray for some changes. But, as you said, stable is good. I'll be praying for you today.

Father, we bring BJ before You now. It's been a long, rough road and we really pray for healing soon. Touch his body as only You can do. Bless all of the Doctors, nurses and caretakers today. Give them wisdom and guidance to know how best to help BJ. Be with Brent and Deanna today as they face another day waiting, praying and caring for BJ. We are so very thankful, Lord, that we have You to turn to.
In Your Son's Holy Name -
Amen

 
At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning to all of you...It is such a blessing to continue to wake each morning and read the updates on BJ and hear the faith and committment in each of you to see God's will done in his life as your ultimate goal. I truly believe that MANY will be reached for the Lord through your shining example in such difficult, trying time in your lives. And yes I to complain about such trivial things and then view your circumstance and say shame on me and Praise God for those willing to share thier lives as such an open book to help me see the blessings that God supplies each and every day that I sometimes overlook in the haste of living life. Thanks and God bless you all!!!

 
At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying continously through school.

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

we prayed for BJ yesterday during see you at the pole, if you dont know what that is, its a yearly thing where christians on campus get together at their flag pole on the morning and start the day off with prayer and worship, we were praying for BJ there!

this website, and BJ's story DEFINE this verse

1 Thessalonians 5:17
"Keep on praying"

it is so awesome!

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Tara Case said...

Father, i just want to thank you for another night and now another day. As i think on bj today i ask that you continue to sustain him but most of all to begin to move in ways that we have not even thought of. I pray that BJ kidneys will begin to work and the swelling in his body goes down. God renew and strengthen us all on this journey. Bring us all before you to learn what it is to truly trust in you even more. I ask all these things in the name is jesus christ...for your glory! Amen

-Family, know im thinking about you and praying for today. Whitney and Lauren-hope you girls are doing ok! Blessings!
Tara Case
Yukon, Oklahoma

 
At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for the stable night. I loved that last journal entry and your memories of BJ. He is precious, and its amazing how we can all be taught so much by him even in his time of sleeping. Thank You, Father, for revealing Yourself so deeply to BJ, and allowing us to share in that and learn as well.

Brent, Deanna, Lauren, Whitney, press on! You are surrounded by a host of witnesses praying for you. Keep your eyes on the Prize so that to live or die, Christ is why.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger isaiah said...

Holding BJ and everyone in his contact in thoughts and prayers.

 
At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the LORD!

Father, Thank You for what You have done and for what You are still doing! Be Glorified.

Philip.
big cabin

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

May God continue to give you strength and comfort through this difficult path. I stand in awe of how well you are doing but give God all the praise. I know God has an incredible plan for BJ when this is all over. How exciting to look ahead and see the wonder of God and the lives that BJ will continue to touch when this is behind you. WOW! Keep your heads up, looking to the Master, for He surely is well pleased with how you have leaned on Him for all you need.

Glenna Scott
Catoosa, OK

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

I am so glad to hear that you had a peaceful night.Lord grant many more

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying that will not cease in Texas

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Steph said...

Hang in mom and dad ! keep as strong as you can !!
Ilove you

MONROVIA,Stephanie

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Kálmán and Julcsi said...

Drága Uram,
Én nem ismerem BJ-t személyesen, de olvasva róla és arról a szívről, amit neki adtál dícsérlek és kérlek érte, hogy gyógyítsd meg őt. Hiszem, hogy ennek a betegségnek van célja, bár talán még nem értjük mi az. Kérlek, hogy jelentsd meg a te hatalmadat és mérhetetlen szeretetedet BJ-n azza, hogy engeded, hogy szolgáljon még neked a családja és barátai között. A TE Szent nevedben. Ámen. (Zsolt. 103:1-3)


Dear Lord,
I don't know BJ personally, but reading about him and the heart you placed in him I praise you and ask you to heal him. I believe that this sickness has a purpose, though we may not yet know what it is. Please display your power and unmeasurable love on BJ by allowing him to serve you among his family and friends. In YOUR Holy name. Amen


(Psalms 103:1-3)

Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-

who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases...

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger . said...

How cool that someone else mentioned 1 Thes. 5:17 since that was the key verse in the women's Bible study last night at CWC! The speaker reminded us that if we are praying continually, as we're called to do, every breath in can be followed by a prayer out! How awesome would it be to be that close to God?!

Maybe that's what BJ's experiencing right now--no distractions, no interruptions, just BJ and God in the conversation of a lifetime! (Wow! I don't know where THAT came from! Pretty cool idea though, and wouldn't it be just like God?)

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I WILL NOT let CWC forget to pray!

Still praying....

 
At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of a peaceful night and that everything continues to be stable. Hopefully some healing is going on during this quiet time.
Our youngest, Kim, loves to "share" all the time, also. Scott has nicknamed her CNN, on 24 hours a day! You all continue to be in the forefront of our thoughts and prayers. Praying for another peaceful, stable day.

Love, Nancy

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Quiet. Uneventful. Praise God!! Thank you, Father. Though we are all anxious for the day to see that BJ is well on the road to recovery, we thank you for the quiet right now.

Be with him today as they turn him, relieve the pressure from his organs and restore the function of his kidneys. Keep the swelling down, please Father, this help mom and dad a lot more than most of us might realize.

Father, I ask that you would keep his body temps right where they belong. Again, I ask for protection over his body from the infection.

May this be another uneventful day, a day of resting and healing.

I totally understand seeking "the short version" I used to ask J.C. if he liked the sound of his own voice (smile, smile)....now that he doesn't live at home I miss the sound of his voice, even the long versions.

Praying for the day when BJ can communicate for longer periods of time.

Step by step...hang in there. You are all loved!!!

Debbie
Indy

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

Good morning! As my Dad says, "What a grand and glorious morning!" May today be the day we have all been waiting and praying for. May today be the day that Bj's kidneys begin to work and the doctors discover the origional cause of infection and be able to treat it quickly and successfully. These are my two major areas of focus for BJ today.
Lord with you all things are possible and I ask these things in the name of Jesus your Son, believing that your total will will be done. Thank you for your continued intervention and amazing grace. I love you, Lord.
Lynn

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PTL FOR THE TERM STABLE! I AM GLAD THAT BJ HAS REMAINED THAT WAY THRU THE NIGHT AND FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS.
AS A PARENT, I KNOW HOW FRUSTATING IT IS NOT TO BEABLE TO HOLD OR TALK TO YOUR CHILD . jUST KNOW THAT GOD IS DOING IT FOR YOU. HE IS ALSO HOLDING YOU AND THE GIRLS IN HIS ARMS ALONG WITH BJ. IT WILL BE THE MOST PERIOUS TIME WHEN YOU CAN HOLD BEEJ AND LISTEN TO HIM TELL YOU EVERYTHING.
BRENT, DEANNA, WHITNEY AND LAUREN WHAT A BLESSING YOU ARE TO THOSE WHO READ THESE COMMENTS. I CHECK UP ON YOU AND BJ MORE OFTEN THAN I WOULD LIKE TO ADMIT. I HOPE WHEN BJ IS WELL AND HOME THAT WE ALL CAN MEET EACH OTHER AT A BIG HALLELUJAH PARTY!! EACH PERSON THAT HAS MADE A COMMENT HAS BECOME FAMILY.
I WILL CONTIUE TO PRAY FOR BJ SATS TO IMPROVE AND THAT THOSE KIDNEYS WILL WORK SO THAT FLUID WILL DRAIN OUT OF HIS BODY. LORD THANK YOU FOR WHAT AMAZING MIRACLES YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO IN BJ'S BODY AND LIFE!!

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! New mercies every day...continuing to pray!

McMahans
Hudson, OH

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger natenamy said...

Thank you Jesus for an uneventful night! Please allow BJ to begin making strides towards waking up... we know how much Brent, Deanna, Lauren, and Whitney's hearts yearn to speak with theur loved one again! We yearn to hear from him aswell, Father. Please allow his levels to remain steady today, and allow his body to beging healing in the quiet times. We love you and we thank you for the miracles that you have performed so far. We can't wait to see what else you have in store. Amen.

Brent, Deanna, Lauren, and Whitney... we're praying for all of you today! We love you LOADS!

Nate and Amy

 
At 9:46 AM, 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.”
PS I think that day everyone should wear their “prayforbj.com” T-shirts.

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

Dear ones, Thinking of you and praying for you today. I can't tell you how your website blesses me and others who read it. My students (TCS) and I continue to pray for God to heal BJ. We pray for the staff who cares for him and for everyone overseeing his care and your care. Dear Heavenly Father, please heal BJ's body!
Brenda May Sherman, TX

 
At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patience is something we all could use some more of but like someone else said, I think we need to pray to persevere. Even an uneventful night is good news, at least there were no emergencies to contend with during the night. We praise God for that! BJ is such a fighter and it's evidenced by his strong witnessing for the Lord. May he continue to improve each new day. God hears our prayers and we are thankful for the answers we have received so far for BJ. May the answers keep coming as we wait patiently for our Lord to do His mighty work! Still praying in Santa Claus
Jean and Glen Peters

 
At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Estamos siguiendo paso a paso la evolucion en la salud de BJ, y damos gracias a Dios porque podemos ver su mano trabajando en la vida de BJ, y tambien en la vida de la familia y amigos. Seguimos orando en mi familia en la iglesia y en muchas iglesias del Peru. Debemos permenecer firmes y constantes porque el Señor tiene mucho que mostrarnos todabia.
Dios Les Bendiga
Tito Sevilla
Trujillo-Peru

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Aunt Maralyn & Uncle Ray said...

We're thankful for a quiet night.
Our prayer too is that there will be a big move forward. We know how much you want to hold him and talk to him. That will be a grand day!!!Marla wore her "prayforbj" shirt to church last night for a women's night. I am wearing mine today. I think we could sell lots of them if we had them here with us. Some are ordering from the web site.
Several teens from Chris & Marla's youth group are very involved with this web site. They post often and are really praying for BJ.
We look forward to the day BJ can come to Carlsbad and share his story with them in person.
We are praying for all of you, for peace of mind, strengh and rest.
We love you all.
Aunt Maralyn
Carlsbad Ca

 
At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beej,
I miss you so much that it's crazy. I am so ready for you to be well again, but it is so amazing to see all that the Lord has done through you through all of this. God will be glorified! I am praying for you constantly! I can't wait to be able to talk to you again, you truly are my best friend. God blessed me hugely by placing you in my life and allowing me to serve with you on the mission field. I pray that he will once again allow that next summer in North Africa.

Heath

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

I love you guys! Thank you for continually updating this site for us. I am praying constantly for Beej!

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still praying!!! Thanks for the update!!

Kim
Hannibal, Mo
HLG

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

Tito translation:

We are continuing to pray that step by step BJ will get better. We give thanks to God because we can see His hand working in the life of BJ, and also in the life of his family and friends. We continue praying in my family in the church and in many churches of the Peru. We remain firm and constant because the Lord has a lot that to show us all of us. God Bless BJ

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Jessica & Todd Youmans said...

Brent, Deanna & Girls -

Thank you Jesus for such a peaceful night. I hope you are all getting some rest, as hard as it might be. We pray that God will multiply the hours you do get. We love you all so much! I'm sure my parents often told me to give them the short version of things, too! :)

Love,
Jes, Todd & Andrew

 
At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Brent and Deanna, I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing BJ's personal journal entries. He has such a heart for the lost and knowledge of Gods word for the age he is. I can only imagine what any little improvement means to you. I know you hunger for the touching and closeness we need with our children. Tina and I pray for you every morning and talk about you guys all the time. You are always on our hearts. I'm so glad you had a stable night. Praise Jesus, Love and Miss You.

 
At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and God heard them, for their prayers reached heaven, His holy dwelling place. 2Chron 30:27

May our prayer reach your holy dwelling place Almigthy God.
Jeannie

 
At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins family,
I can not begin to imagine what it must be like to watch your son and brother lay there and feel unable to do anything personally for him. I want you all to know that we continue to stand with you and continue to seek God's full healing touch on BJ. I personally have been touched when you share some of BJ's writing in his journal. I join with you in praising God for the daily miracles you are witnessing and for the ability that God has granted you to see the evidences of His maginificent grace and glory. I also want to testify to the amazing witness you and your family are being to the larger body of Christ and to those unbelievers who may be coming in contact with you about the sustaining power that faith in God brings when truobles come. Keep trusting in God and claim the promise that He will never leave you nor forsake you.

In Christ's love,
Milton Baumgardner
Monroe City, MO

 
At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS Brent & Deanna,
I talked to Brenda May today (Denison TX) she has the web link up on her computer all day at school so when the kids come into class they can check on BJ.
You are a blessing and a statement of faith to so many. May God richly bless you.
Jeannie

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So thankful for an uneventful night. I, too, have experienced the long talks or rather the long "listening" times. After I would put Laura to bed, I would go by her room and find her lying in bed, holding her feet up, moving them and talking as if they were talking to each other.
Get the picture? Now, I haven't noticed her doing this for some time now, at least not when she is home from college! "Just come in for a minute, mom," would lead to an hour to hour and a half later! I know she will read this! Now everybody knows!
That was very precious what you shared. I know your hearts, ears and arms long to do what you most want to do. I will make sure and put that as part of my prayer for you all. Thank you so much for the reminder to take the time to listen.

We continue to pray and lift you up before our Almighty God and Father.

Love you all very much,
Brenda F.

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drága Mennyei Atyám!
Köszönet Neked azért, hogy Te már akkor is szerettél bennünket, amikor mi még nem ismertünk. Köszönjük, hogy tudjuk, hogy a Te féltő és gondoskodó szereteted soha el nem múlik. Kérlek Uram a Te kegyelmedből gyógyulhasson meg BJ. Adj az orvosoknak bölcsességet, a családnak nyugalmat és erőt! Atyám, tudjuk, hogy a Te terved a legtökéletesebb és Te tudod, milyen próbákat kell kiállnunk. Kérlek, hogy vérteztd fel a családot és BJ-t a Te szent erőddel!
Ámen

Dear Father,
Thank you for your love! It is so great to know that your love never changes and that you are always with us. Give wisdome to the doctors, strengh and peace to the family and BJ especially. We know that your plan is the greatest for us, please help BJ in these hard days. We pray that BJ would get better and better every day.
In Jesus name,
Amen

Dori Kovacs
Budapest
Hungary

 
At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you all. Continuing to pray for BJ throughout the day.

Ed in Carmel

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

During my quiet time God gave me this verse for Beej today.

Psalm 91:14-16

14 "Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him because he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him, I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."

Continuing to pray and claiming God's promises.
I love you all,
Lynn

 
At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello to my family in Christ Jesus! Greetings from San Diego, CA!!! I pray this message comes to you as a blessing as I have been BLESSED by your updates on BJ, especially his journal entries. I bought a shirt today and I come to you with a question? I am volunteering at a Christian Rock Festival in October called ROCK THE PARK (by the creators of Spirit West Coast). This festival will have at least 6-8,000 kids in BJ's peer group in attendance. Well, I bought a shirt today to not only support ya'll, but in hopes that I could wear it at the festival and have people ask me about BJ. I happen to believe that I may be able to get BJ's story on the Main Stage before the P.O.D. concert to tell other kids BJ's age about the TRUE PASSION one Indiana boy has for Jesus Christ and share BJ's testimony to inspire other kids to not only PRAY FOR BJ, but to live a life that is SOULED OUT for our Savior! I pray this comes as a blessing and not a hinderance, but I would like to know if you would allow me to pursue this possibility? If not, I will wear BJ's shirt (the black one ;) with pride and faithfully tell the BODY about my little Brother in Christ who so fearlessly loves the Lord! I want to do all that I can to help - God will use our greatest pain for His GREATEST GLORY and I believe He is calling you all to that life of FAITH! I love you and am praying for you that your Son has so clearly set the example for!!! Know that the Vine Church in Encinitas, CA are all praying for you! To contact me, you may email me at lmartindale@icwgroup.com or call me on my cell at 619.368.1476. May the God of PEACE that surpasses ALL understanding be ever near as you seek His face!!! Phil. 4:4-9

In His grip,

Laurel Lynn <><
Prov. 16:9

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

Hello to my family in Christ Jesus! Greetings from San Diego, CA!!! I pray this message comes to you as a blessing as I have been BLESSED by your updates on BJ, especially his journal entries. I bought a shirt today and I come to you with a question? I am volunteering at a Christian Rock Festival in October called ROCK THE PARK (by the creators of Spirit West Coast). This festival will have at least 6-8,000 kids in BJ's peer group in attendance. Well, I bought a shirt today to not only support ya'll, but in hopes that I could wear it at the festival and have people ask me about BJ. I happen to believe that I may be able to get BJ's story on the Main Stage before the P.O.D. concert to tell other kids BJ's age about the TRUE PASSION one Indiana boy has for Jesus Christ and share BJ's testimony to inspire other kids to not only PRAY FOR BJ, but to live a life that is SOULED OUT for our Savior! I pray this comes as a blessing and not a hinderance, but I would like to know if you would allow me to pursue this possibility? If not, I will wear BJ's shirt (the black one ;) with pride and faithfully tell the BODY about my little Brother in Christ who so fearlessly loves the Lord! I want to do all that I can to help - God will use our greatest pain for His GREATEST GLORY and I believe He is calling you all to that life of FAITH that your Son has so clearly set the example for! I love you and am praying for you!!! Know that the Vine Church in Encinitas, CA are all praying for you! To contact me, you may email me at lmartindale@icwgroup.com or call me on my cell at 619.368.1476. May the God of PEACE that surpasses ALL understanding be ever near as you seek His face!!! Phil. 4:4-9

In His grip,

Laurel Lynn <><
Prov. 16:9

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Jacktopher Meils said...

I can testify to his shorter version of stories..haha.


Love,
Jack

 
At 12:19 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.”
PS I think that day everyone should wear their “prayforbj.com” T-shirts.

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father God,

What an incredible privilege to come to you on behalf of your servant and child, BJ, and his family. We ask that You touch BJ's body in a way that only You can - thank You, Lord. We are grateful for the doctors, nurses, and the facility, but it is You, Lord God, that we place our faith and trust in. We thank You for your peace that passes ALL understand, we thank you for your presence and we thank You for your Spirit ministering to this precious family. You are and will be honored and glorified.
In the sweet, sweet name of Jesus!

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger Linda Ronne said...

Thank You Lord for another uneventful evening in room 2001, thank You Lord that BJ's parents can be satisfied with stable. Lord as BJ is turned I ask for a reduction in swelling and pressure on his organs, Lord give wisdom to the doctors and care givers attending to BJ. Thank You Lord that you give us the endurance to press on, and we do so on behalf of BJ and his family with faith and belief that You will complete the work in BJ to bring him to total health. Lord may we once again see Your divine healing hand rest on BJ's body. We praise Your holy name, and glorify You Abba Father.
In the name of Jesus I pray
Amen and Amen

In His Love
Linda Ronne
Shawnee,Ok

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

Dear Brent and Deanna, In addition to my prayers for the girls and BJ, I said a special prayer for the 2 of you-that the Lord would give you hope and allow you to share some love and laughter today. Yours is a very special family. I thank God for you and all that you've given to so many over the years.
Love,
Carla S.

 
At 1:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent and Deanna -
Our hearts ache with you at the loss of B.J. We have prayed, along with our Bible study group, over these past weeks for God's healing. Our prayers now become ones of celebration for B.J.'s short, but unbelievably affective, life as he lived his life as a complete testimony of who Jesus Christ is. We thank God for each of you and the parenting and mentoring you gave him. We remember B.J. as an infant before we moved from Indianapolis in August, 1990. Our prayers will continue to be with you and your family. We feel honored to have been able to pray with you and all of B.J.'s friends over these past weeks.
Dick and Jeanette James
Vancouver, Washington

 
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