Sunday, September 25, 2005

Late last night and this morning, 2 different doctors have given us a little room to believe that BJ's improvements, though small, are a good sign. I believe sometimes I struggle to understand exactly what the doctors mean, and try to read between the lines. Misinterpretation can follow.

I was wrong about his fever being under control. He has had one of 100+ overnight and this morning. However, Dr.'s are believing that it is all part of the response to the wound cleaning procedure. They have both remarked about how well he tolerated that procedure, and with little to no drug assistance. Praise Jesus for His intervention in this, as this was unexpected, and part of the reason they once again began to prepare us for his passing (this is their job, and I'm glad they have it and not me!).

We continue not to know what the Lord has in store for BJ, but rest assured we believe He is ministering to us through you, the hospital staff, His Word, and through His Holy Spirit. We thank you so much that the Gap is FULL of the Body of Christ!!!

Beej's 10am blood gases were better, and he his holding on well as his ventilator pressure is turned down. Keep bombarding the throne about infection or other potential issues, please.

Father, as a family, we lift a chorus of Praise to and through Your Holy Name! Jesus, we love You...You are amazing!!! Truly we are "Held" in this journey.

Beej's dad


At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still lifting up your family. Hopefully the Lord will deliver him soon!! I pray against infections and everything else that could go wrong. Stay strong as this is still ultimately God's decision.
<3 your sister in Christ,
sara hochgesang

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lead morning worship wearing my prayforbj shirt and we prayed for bj and family. The Presence of the Lord was among us. Sang, I Love to Tell the Story. thought of bj the whole time. Blessings to you all.
Hudson, OH

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins Family
I just got home from church and asked them to continue to pray for BJ as you asked, these are important days for BJ. I continue to pray and check, expecting great things.
Cathy M

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

Another Tulsan praying for BJ. My heart is with you.

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

"The LORD your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will QUIET you with his LOVE. He will rejoice over you with singing." -Zeph 3:11

Keep on going y'all. We're all praying for you.

At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am writing for all the people who are out here, checking daily, hourly, etc for updates on BJ. We are praying for you, the family, the drs, the nurses, and of course for BJ. We may not blog every day and in fact may be afraid to blog, but know that many of us are out here and are in prayer. We may only know one member of your family distantly, or through a friend, but we are praying. We may have seen a t-shirt and not know anyone involved, but we are praying. It is our priveledge to lift you up to our Lord and savior.

At 11:54 AM, Blogger critnshelby said...

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom. Still lifting you up. Hang in there.

Crit & Shelby Muniz
VA Beach, VA

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

I may have never met BJ, or his family before, but he is my brother, and I just pray that things start going in the other direction for him, and that God would begin his healing. "I can do all things through Christ who stregnthens me." Phillipians 14:3. Be strong...

-Pheonix Tears

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have asked my Sunday School class to pray for BJ. We are a "praying" class and believe strongly. I have a card signed by them and will put it in the mail today.

You have made an impact on many lives. Our prayers are with you!

Belton, SC

At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still lifting you up in our prayers. May God continue to give you strength for each day. Watching and waiting with you to see what God is going to do in BJs life. What a blessing and faith-lift it is to share in this time. Praiseing God for BJ!
Karen in NC

At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying in Northern Virginia.

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

I prayed for you at mass this am...and will pray for you to remain strong...

greenfield, Indiana

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Barbara Ann said...

This morning we prayed at the alter for Bj and for your family...

Praying hard...

Barbara Ann

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ was lifted in prayer at church this morning. Many prayer warriors are now keeping him in their prayers.

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior, all the day long.

Praying on........
Ed, Carmel

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

We are continuing to pray and look forward to hearing about many more positive and "unexpected" results. BJ, you have given us an awesome testimony BEFORE you got sick and now DURING your trial. . .we can't wait to see what God does next. My son visited a different Sunday School class than usual today and he shared with them about BJ.
Surrounding you with love--our T-Shirts haven't arrived yet but we're still

praying in pink and standing on the Promiser--

Pieper Family
Charleston, SC

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

Know that you have been in our thoughts daily and we will continue to lift you up in our family ,church, and small group prayers. Your ministry through this site has been spiritually inspiring and we thank God for BJ's life and pray he may continue to serve his Savior. In His love...

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

It's times like these that we as parents struggle with our children being attacked so feverishly by illness turn to our worldly self wanting to know why our child? I am touched by the strength and reliance in our Heavenly Father you have held steadfastly to during this chapter of your lives.

I've been in less traumatic chapters of my own life, and have turned to Heaven and yelled WHY??? I fully believe that God is indeed ministering through BJ and will continue to do so for far longer than we may ever know.

I never really met BJ, though my two daughters are friends with either him or one of your daughters. Speaking with both of them about BJ, they both tell me he is an amazingly bright and gifted young man. It is obvious he is truly someone who has touched many lives just through reading the comments here.

Please know that you all have made me take a closer look at my own walk with Christ and I must say it is not a pleasant view. I pray for BJ's continued improvement and strength for your family, as I also pray for my walk with Christ. I thank YOU fo your ministering to me and any others who may be struggling as well.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Anna Vaughn said...

To my dear family, you and BJ are in my everyday prayers. My heart goes out to you at this time - all of this must be so hard to take in. I have confidence that God is doing what He wants to do and things will be accomplished how He has planned. I know that a lot of times it doesn't make it easier but please know that I am thinking and praying for you always.
Oh God, on my face I fall and one request I lay down. Healing in the body of my young brother. You have proved yourself faithful, loving, beautiful and caring, Jesus we ask for just one more thing, and that is that you will make BJ well if it be in perfect will. I praise you that you already know what is going to happen and that you have it all planned exactly like you want it. I pray for this family and ask for comfort and rest within their hearts and physically also, Lord. Christ, You are who You say You are and I love you. Take this infection from BJ's body and help him to become stronger on his own and without the help of machines. You are the great Phyisician and the wonderful Healer and I ask that you will perform a miracle. Whatever the outcome, Father, we will not cease to give you glory and praise. I love you, my dear Jesus and I ask these things in your powerful name, Amen.
Anna<>< HLG, Hannibal, MO

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Tara Case said...

I Praise you once again Lord! For the small improvments we have today! This morning was pretty emotional for me. The lord is just one time after another showing me the true depths of his heart as i come time and time again in prayer for my brother. I hope you all are doing well and little more rested today! I am still praying for you all! My heart is quiet today--yet still overflowing with thoughts and prayers for you and BJ. This morning we sang "How great is our God"...and through the tears..some could be understood. But to have the body of christ sing that over me..when i felt so weak. I pray that the strength I felt this morning from the Lord, is what you all may feel. Im still fighting and prayer! Love you!

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

PrayForBJ shirts are all over FBC Mooresville worship services every week (especially the pink ones).

In addition, I sent a link to this site out to my friends a while back. One of them told me yesterday that she had heard about you all as a prayer request in her church in Greensburg before she even got the link! The way God's connecting so many people together is amazing.

Still praying,

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

We are praying diligently for your recovery. BJ do not give up your fight, defy doctors implications if I understand what your Dad is explaining
We love You Beej And we will not give up Hope! We are with you and your family, Fight BJ.

Dear Lord
We are praying to hold BJ strong.


Dear Lord
Hear the cries of your children.
Dear Lord we pray to you for healing of BJ. We know he has more ministry to do here on earth and with your healing hand we pray for your miracles to prevail.
Dear Lord we pray in Jesus name
Lisa Gresh/Meils and Family

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Christina said...

I am sitting here watching football waiting for the update. I am thrilled to hear that there is hope in the doctor's eyes--we know there is always HOPE in His eyes. Will pray and pray!

In His love,


At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying...our hearts are with you as you are always on our minds.

Youngstown, OH

At 12:46 PM, Blogger the leaf family said...

still praying in KC..
Thank you so much for keeping us posted.
We will be praying in all of our homegroups tonight...
Love and Prayers

At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again I raise BJ's name to our precious Father. I pray that you will receive a blessed peace today as you sit beside him.

Jo Anne
Oklahoma City

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Debbie Linder said...

Thank you Father for your MIGHTY presence this morning in our worship service.

I pray that that the Higgins family continue to feel the Presence of Jehovah in room 2001.

Prepare and protect their hearts, hour by hour minute by minute. Give them quiet and rest today, please God.

Thank you, Jesus. YOU have all the GLORY, HONOR & PRAISE. Amen.

Peace be with you.


At 12:52 PM, Blogger Carrieanney said...

Father, our faith is being tested. Let us be careful not to assume the outcome of this situation. Let us leave it all in Your most capable hands. Father God, I believe that You will provide healing for BJ! Let us not be afraid to still believe in Your miraculous healing!! When the doctors start preparing us for the worst, let us believe in You for the best! Things look grim right now for BJ. But, that is only in the earthly realm. You have control, Lord! Strengthen our faith and help us to believe! I claim Your victory over BJ's body in the name of Your Son, Jesus. Lord, I say a special prayer for BJ's family - that they will have renewed faith and courage. Help them to put BJ in Your hands, completely. And, help them to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that You are working a miracle in BJ's body, even as they read this. Father, I praise You and thank You. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

God is still working!! Don't give up on Him now!! Bless you all as you go through this extra difficult time.

Praying always,
Carrie G.
Xenia, OH

At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will pray for sighns of inprovment
and strenth 4 everybody.
dont give up hope anything is posible
just take day by day.I really hope
that the lord will deliver bj thro
all of this!!!!!!!!!! Stay strong

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

Today I went to our church's children dept. and shared with them about BJ and it is amazing to see the kids faith and even though they dont know you they send you words of encouragement and prayers as only children can in beautiful homemade cards. Just wanted you to know that the band of belivers that are praying expandes each day! In my prayers Sierra
PS Love ya!

At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Bro. Kenny said...

Again, Praise God for the report. We called for prayer ni the body this morning and filled the alters with people lifting up BJ. We also showed the congregation how to use the blog. May the Lord here our cries!

200 praying in Bullard.

Kenny Cargill
FBC Bullard, TX

At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We heard about BJ today at Indian Springs Baptist in Bryant, Arkansas through Walker Moore. We are going to pray for him and for your continued strength and encouragement in the Lord. Our family of six will lift you up and think about you every time we think about it. May God bless you and give you peace and supply your every need according to His riches in Christ Jesus.
In His Service,
Stacy and Missi,
Cheyenne, Collin, Carly and Cole Perkins
Worship Pastor
Indian Springs Baptist Church
Bryant Arkansas

At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ, We will always keep praying for you and your family and for all the medical team. We Love You BJ.

Peace, Love, Faith and Prayers


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

We prayed for BJ in Sunday School this morning and are continuing to pray...

Tulsa, OK

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Jesus, I lift up BJ and his family today Lord. May you just watch over his health. I know you are using this situation in so many good ways because you are good God and do things for your good. Comfort BJ's family in a time where is it easy to lose hope Lord. Assure them of your goodness and faithfullness. Allow them to seek after you more in this time of need Lord. I pray that you'll watch over the hands of the doctors and nurses who are caring for BJ. Allow them to do everything and anything they can do to help BJ recover from this sickness, Lord. I pray for his health Lord and may you just work wonders in his life, help him to be strong in this battle for his life. We love you Lord and thank you for what your have done not only in BJ's life thus far, but in all of our lives. We praise your Holy Name,


Katie Dilly
Minneapolis, MN

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

In our weakness He is strong. I'm praying that God will heal you completely and that the doctors will be amazed and declare this is a miracle. Even in your weakness these doctors and seen God at work in your life and your families life. May your family feel and kown God's grace like never befor.
Big Spring, Texas

At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, we pray that you would protect BJ's body from infection! Please restore his body to health!!

At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got onto this website for the first time as I am part of a group where someone asked us to pray for BJ. May God Bless You and he will be in my prayers. Stay strong in Christ.
Martha, Indianapolis

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Always lifting him up in prayer and continuing to read the posts.
Keep believing, and you will recieve your miracle.
Wpg, Mb, Canada

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

by Oswald Chambers
"Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two" (Matthew 5:41)
Our Lord's teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a super-natural work in us. Jesus Christ demands that His disciple does not allow even the slightest trace of resentment in his heart when faced with tyranny and injustice. No amount of enthusiasm will ever stand up to the strain that Jesus Christ will put upon His servant. Only one thing will bear the strain, and that is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ Himself-a relationship that has been examined, purified, and tested until only one purpose remains and I can truly say "I am here for God to send me where He will." Everything else may become blurred, but this relationship with Jesus Christ must never be.
The sermon on the Mount is not some unattainable goal; it is a statement of what will happen in me when Jesus Christ has changed my nature by putting His own nature in me. Jesus christ is the only one who can fulfill the Sermon on the Mount.
If we are to be disciples of Jesus, we must be made disciples supernaturally. And as long as we consciously maintain the determined purpose to be His disciples, we can be sure that we are not disciples. Jesus says, "You did not choose Me, but I Chose you..." (John 15:16). That is the way the grace of God begins. It is a constraint we can never escape; we can disobey it, but we can never start it or produce it ourselves. We are drawn to God by a work of His supernatural grace, and we can never trace back to find where the work began. Our Lord's making of a disciple is supernatural. He does not build on any natural capacity of ours at all. God does not ask us to do the things that are naturally easy for us- He only asks us to do the things that we are perfectly fit to do through His grace, and that is where the cross we ust bear will always come.

Continually praying on bended knee for God's faithful servant B.J. May God be glorified in Him.
~Your sister in christ~Tulsa, Oklahom

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

Bj your awesome to be hanging in there for so long!! keep it up, you are in my prayers, Bro. walker( i think that was his name) came to my church today. He told my church about you, as about to be 15 myself i find it amazing all the things you have done that have hepled spread gods word!! be strong. god bless!!

from, a friend

At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:55 PM, Blogger phil4yahshua said...

Brent, Deanna, Lauren & Whitney, My body may have been present at Northside this morning but my heart and Spirit was with you. I know the doctors have to prepare you for what may happen but can't help but continue to believe God for a miracle as long as there is breath in BJ. Your family is such an inspiration. I feel so inadequate to say the right things to encourage you. The comfort I can offer is that as perhaps no other time in your lives I believe God the Father is watching over you so very closely though His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. BJ is very dear to the Father and regardless of what happens BJ holds a special place in His Kingdom. Wish I was there just to hug on you and not say a word. Many times a hug can say more than words can express. So I'm sending you a hug with the deepest love I have in my being. I will not cease to pray for you and BJ and claim complete and total victory over satan. I love you........Phil

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Lynn Andrews said...

We are thankful for even the smallest of improvements! I received my pink t-shirt yesterday - wearing it today as we all continue to lift BJ and your family up to our gracious Lord. Our SS lesson this morning was about being "bold" in our witness (from Acts 3 and 4). I kept thinking of BJ and how I have learned from him what it means to be a bold witness. These verses really hit me:

"Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus. After they prayed, the place wehre they were meeting was shaken. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly."
Acts 4:29-31

I pray that miraculous signs, wonders and healing will be given to BJ in the name of Jesus Christ and that those here who are witness will be filled by the Holy Spirit and speak the word of God boldly!

I pray for peace and comfort for BJ's Mom, Dad, Sisters and extended family as they "be still and wait" on the Lord.

Always in my thoughts and prayers!

Macon, GA

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

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord, God ALMIGHTY.

We humbly bow low to Him on BJ's behalf and the Higgins family.

You call us to our knees and we obediently pray in faith for BJ's complete healing and the strength only You give as we respond to Your answers, Your plan, and Your ways. Your will will be done & we give You ALL the glory, honor & praise in the holy name of Jesus Christ.

We refuse to be distracted. We will continue in pink today - OUR SHIRTS ARRIVED last night...they were suppose to be 3 black & 2 pink :) We are so thankful they ended up being all was no accident!

In Him,

At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lord please heal your son and servent BJ from this illness so that he can minister to you more.I pray for his family and friends as well.I'n your loving holy name AMEN.

Im sorry to here about BJ.My prayers are with bj and the family.Keep strong and never give up!Much blessings to you.

At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We haven't stopped praying, and won't. Dallas was filled with prayers lifting up BJ to our Saviour this morning. Be assured that it will continue to be. I know God's hand is in this, and have really learned and been blessed by the whole situation. I will continually be praying for your peace and rest, family. I know our Father has His arms wrapped around you in a loving emrace. Know that, in the Spirit, I do to. We'll stand with you.

Love in Christ,
Dallas, TX

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

We heard about BJ this morning at church and our hearts and prayers are with him. May God in His amazing power heal BJ's body to absolute health and may He pour out His love and comfort over your family.

Ricky B.
FBC Bullard, TX
1 Tim 1:12

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

all of you are in my thoughts and prayers

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

Praying, praising and wearing my new T-shirt as I go about my routine. Thinking about the abundant life we are given, and our choices of how we spend that precious time. Thanks for the inspiration you are, and have become,to so many,in such a short time BJ...thank you, Higgins family, for sharing your hearts with us in the midst of so much. Thank you, Father, God, that you are trustworthy and have planned a future that we can rest and be confident in. Worthy is the Lamb of God that was slain for our salvation, redemption and reconcilliation. Sending this with a heart filled with love and hope, Jimmy

At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Lexington, KY

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

We are never ceasing to pray for all of you.....and truly believe God has the miracle of healing in store for BJ. We are all,
Under His Wing, Jerry and DeAnn S.. Carmel

At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To BJ's Family...Stay strong in the Lord, as I would assume you are, and acknowledge that our Savior still saves; He saves souls and heals our bodies! We're praying hard...for BJ's recovery and also that his healing will bring thousands to Christ!

FBC Bullard, TX

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for BJ and for his family.

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

Praise you Lord Jesus for the progress that BJ is making. Lord we ask that you continue to heal his body, rid him of this horrible sickness. We lift up his doctors and nurses Lord give them knowledge and strength to continue to help him fight this fight. Bless the family Lord let them know that they have so many friends (even those they do not know) that are praying for them daily even hourly. We ask these things in your Glorious name. Amen

Higgins family,
I just wanted to say that even though your son and brother is so very sick, he is still ministering to so many people. His fight has given me a new found look on life. Thank you for the updates and know that you are all in my prayers.
Hampstead, NC

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

I am praying for you and your family. I hope you get better soon and that you will recover quickly. Just remember Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through christ who strenghtens me.

At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are praying

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our family is praying with you

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We continue to rejoice for each small step that the doctors say BJ makes. The Lord is with us as we all lift BJ and you all up in prayer. Any spare moment that comes into my life, a prayer is lifting you all up to our Lord. He is the Good Shepherd and will protect his flock. Praise God for His undying love for each of us! May God continue to bless you and keep you this moment and all the moments to come.

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for BJ, your family, and the medical staff. Please Lord no more infections, please heal BJ.

Roanoke IN

At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Father,
We continue to pray for your great and mighty works today for B. J. and his family! We lift them up to you Father in love and care! We pray for your mercy and for the healing of this beautiful young man!
We love you Lord, thank you for loving us!Please give us strength to be patient as we pray.
Please comfort B.J.'s family, surround them with your care!
In Jesus Christ name, this I pray. Amen.
Mischel from Bethlehem, PA.

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

Your brothers and sisters at The Church at the Crossing are still praying and lifting BJ and the family before God's throne of grace. Many people asked how BJ was doing and we prayed for him in our Sunday School class as well.

Our sermon today was titled, "Take Courage and Do Not Be Afraid." WOW!!! I think the Lord sent that one just for me!

Joshua 1:9 says:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

Romans 8: 26-27:
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

From my notes I saw BJ and was challenged to follow his example of being totally sold out to Christ.

1. It requires courage to fulfill the purpose God has for our lives. Courage comes from the Father.

2. We are to have courage and step out in faith depending totally on the Father to accomplish what He has told us to do. Don't be discouraged, it all depends on God.

3. The Lord has too much at stake in this world to have followers with small committments. (Thank you BJ for committing your all!)

4. It takes courage to recognize God is in complete control.

Just as BJ, I ask, "God, what do you want to do in and through me? Wipe away all fear and give me your spiritual boldness and courage to follow through in whatever you ask me to do."

Thank you for what you are doing in and through BJ, Lord. He is totally in your hands. Please be merciful to him and heal him completely, one step at a time.
Praising you and thanking you in advance, Father, for what you are going to do.
Please continue to be with the Higgins family and give them courage, grace and peace that can only come from you. We love you, praise you and trust you for BJ's life.
In the name of our precious Savior and redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen
My love,

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

Hey Higgins,
Pink seemed to flood the sanctuary this morning at FBC, Mooresville. Larrys sermon was especially good this morning. It was a first person account of the leper. Made me think what we are praying for here. Jesus touched the leper and he was healed, we ask God to place the same touch on BJ. although not physical, that is exactly what we are doing. Just some of the thoughts that roll into my head. I will pray that BJ will improve, and that the days to come will be ones of hope and healing. Prayin' in pink.

In Christ,
Ben Hackler

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Christina said...

Off to bed I go! I will continue to pray and will check in the morning. "This is the day that the Lord has made--let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

Amen and Amen!


At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know BJ but that doesn't alter my prayers. Keep strong.
Morehead, Ky

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

BJ and Family,
I am only 13,but I would like for you to know I am going to be praying for you and your family. When ever Walker Moore was talking to me and my church your story really touched me. I would have never dreamed of a 15 year old wanting to go out and teach the word of Jesus Christ. I wish to be just like you and want to go out and teach his word to. I have a very big family and I love to talk. I would love some tips on how to share the word. I figured you could give me some or someone in your family. I just want you to know my church is praying for you and you are in our thoughts.( I go to Indian Springs Baptist in Bryant,AR.) I love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! :)



At 3:33 PM, Blogger Emily Jo said...

Father, I lift my voice up in the "chorus of praise" that BJ's dad called for. You are worthy of our praise, for you are soverign, and loving. Lord prepare BJ's family for the hours and days ahead...for whatever your will brings. Another blogger said what a privilege it is to lift up your family in prayer, and oh how true that is! These past weeks, reading updates and messages, and BJ's journal entries have been life changing. I thank God for BJ, for his life, his withness, and for you, his family. I will be on my knees tonight.
ANYONE WHO READS THIS....let this night be a vigil....may we contend for BJ's life throught the night!!!
We love you BJ!!! We love you Lord!!!

Emily Jo

At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be strong and keep praying. All of my prayers are with you.

At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins family,
We do continue to lift you and most of all BJ before the throne of God. I know many people are praying today because many, many people responded to the t-shirts worn and wanted to know what the latest update was and so many people are praying for you this moment. In his love, The Rice's OKC,OK

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

Dear Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney,
It was so good to go to church today and have so many people asking how BJ was doing. I gladly gave them the website to check it out. We are continuing to pray down here in Santa Claus for BJ and for all of you. May our God continue to give you strength for today, encouragement through many people and a peace for your hearts.
I awoke several times last night and prayed for BJ. May God work a mighty miracle today. I want to hear that BJ's kidneys have kicked in and the temperature has gone down, and the infection has been IDENTIFIED TO BE TREATED! Keep on keeping on and know that you are loved and admired by so many for your love of Christ.
Glen and Jean in Santa Claus

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

We lifted BJ up in prayer at church today and prayed that he could heal. I'm still praying!
Lots of love,


At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wanted to let you know that i am praying.

At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We got our t-shirts yesterday. My six year old was so excited that we could wear them to church today. He prays for BJ several times a day and I have been there for every update! Your son has touched my life. He keeps me humbled and awed with his wisdom. Thank you for opening up your lives to us so that we could share this with you. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.

Love in Christ,

Tammy Harris (Scott's Mom)

At 3:57 PM, Blogger toxic_girl said...

still praying for bj hope he gets better

At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if there's any way I could get BJ's journal (the one that you've been posting from) online. His thoughts seem to get me thinking about Him more and more, and i would love to be able to access it here at home. I am still praying for bJ's fight against infestion, and I recently recieved my t-shirt. I would like to thank you all and awestar for it.
With Love,
Sarah Beth

At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, you are our God. We look to you as the giver of life to heal BJ and sustain his family in this incredibly trying time. You are able to do wonders beyond what we can ask or think. We trust you and love you and give you praise for all you have done and are going to do.

Sheryl C.
Kansas City, MO

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey this is kendra DJ's lil sister. the guy who went to peru with you. i am constantly praying for you. and i really hope you get better. i've heard of you alot by DJ. and i would cry if something happened. well again im praying for you. kendra

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let my life song sing to you

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Katie Turner said...

i heard about you from a friend my youth paster(Rex Roberts) and his daughter (Suzanne Roberts) and I want to let you know that I have prayed for BJ alot and will continue.I am very sorry to hear about his condition and I hope he gets alot better soon!! I want you to know that we are thinking of you and love you!!
Love and Respect

At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just learned of your sons illness and I am praying for him and all your family.
Our Lord Jesus is all Powerful and all Loving. Keep the Faith.

"Again I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them"

Matthew 18:19

God Bless you

Niagara on the Lake

At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just thinking of you as we are preparing to leave for our homegroups. We will have lots of people praying for you guys tonight.
With love and prayers from kc
the Leaf's

At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I praise you for the small steps forward that BJ is making. Please turn these small steps into giant leaps! I ask that you heal my BJ so that he can continue to further your gospel! Please....leave your willing witness here a little longer.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Junior said...

Remember Peru is praying for BJ, too!!!!
Piura City, Piura

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh how I am praying! I woke up sick this morning at about 1am, which led me to pray for BJ like none other! I missed church because I was too sick and that just kept me home and praying for ya'll to endure this trial! I was reading that book by MercyMe (I Can Only Imagine) this afternoon and as tears rolled for my Gramma, even more rolled for our PRECIOUS LORD that someday we will be in His presence to look in His face - see the scars in His hands and the wound in His side! In case you are wondering - I think I'd stand SO in AWE of Jesus while I danced before our King! But who knows ... I just want to PRAISE HIM! I want to encourage you by telling you that I have fallen more in Love with Jesus DAILY through sharing this experience with you... to God be ALL the Glory!

Lord bless you always,

Laurel Lynn, from Sunny San Diego
Acts 20:24

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Anna Vaughn said...

I am still praying!

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for BJ and you, his family, as well. God is mighty! He loves us so much!


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