Monday, September 12, 2005

Nurse Deb said "You can call today a positive plus." BJ is hanging in there. His blood gases are good, his SATs are good, his heart rate is low and steady...no fever either. Somebody out there has children who say "Yay God!" I agree wholeheartedly!!!

It has been awesome to be afforded the peace of Christ, a benefit that comes partially from the sweet incense of prayer, offered up by those of you reading this. Thank you so very much.

Tomorrow is supposed to be canula (tube) removal day. We may be looking at all 3, plus the vein repair since we have 2 surgeons working together...assuming they can get their schedules to merge...not a confirmed thing. It could be a waiting day.

So far the Cvvh machine is working well! Praise Jesus for this!

Some of you are asking about t-shirts. I have someone working on it, and will let you know.

Thank you again for your encouragement. We truly feel it, and appreciate it. We trust you are receiving a blessing through it as well.

Beej's dad


please continue to include your name-city-state-or province-country as we are mapping for BJ.

80 Comments:

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heeey! im nicole and im 14 and i live in camby, indiana! and ive been prayign for him since jack told me and im soo glad to hear that hes doign better!!!!! it bring me ALOT of happiness! and i will continue to pray for him EVERYDAY! and i hope that he gets better soon! and i check this everyday to see how hes doing! altho i dont know him i feel for your family! and im verry sorryadn i hope you guys get the repayment of him gettign better! thanks and ill keep praying
xo nicole sergent <3

 
At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, my name is callie, I'm from bristow oklahomo. BJ has been in my prayers for at least 2 weeks. and I just came to say that I am still praying.

 
At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats amazing news!!! and i am still praying. as far as t-shirts, i would for sure like one!! thanks so much! and you all are in my prayers!
<3 your sister in Christ,
sara hochgesang

 
At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I cannot start or finish my day before checking on BJ. You are all in my prayers, may you all have the overwhelming peace, strangth and wisdom that can only come from God.
(I've tried a few times to poat this, but for some reason it never shows, lets give it a whirl again.)

Kathleen
Raytown, Missouri

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Precious Higgins family,
I am Melissa Camp’s mother and learned about BJ on Jeremy Camp’s website. My heart and my prayers are with you throughout every day and as the Lord awakes me in the night. Our church is praying and The Brooklyn Tabernacle has promised to pray for BJ everyday for 30 days. I am praising Jesus for his daily mercies and answered prayers!

Brent and Deanna – your children shine for Jesus. We are all benefiting from your godly parenting. Thank you. BJ’s journals have stirred my soul. Thank you BJ for your radical devotion to Christ – the rewards will be great!

“For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.” Phil 2:27 I am praying for God’s mercy on all of you and especially Deanna.

“But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel.” Phil 1:12

Melissa’s Mom (www.melissacamp.com)
Janette Henning
Encinitas, CA

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! My posted prayer from this morning was answered!!!!! I am so excited!! I continue to pray that the fever stays away, that his # stay at good levels, and that the canula removal is very successful, with NO irreparable vein damage!!

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

praise Jesus....... That is such a positive sign. Yes I want t-shirts too. How do we get em?

Laura

 
At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey higgins family i've been on this site so many time and I didn't know what to say then i realized that it doesn't matter if i have the right words I've been paying for B.J. and your whole family since I found out This verse has meant alot to me these last couple of months psalms 144:1-3. I think it's amazing what god has already done and i know that he still has his healing arms around b.j. I'll still be praying and god bless you
in love
Chrissy

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

Wow!! Awesome news!! Thanks so much for the update! It is really encouraging to see that prayers are being answered quickly!!
I want a t-shirt!! Except, I don't know if you guys would want to mail one all the way to Oklahoma! haha! Have an awesome night!

Ashley Dawn (peru 04)
Bixby, Oklahoma

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger Raysha M said...

Just wanted to let you all know that BJ is im my prayers and the prayers of my church as well. I have been making sure I check the status on BJ at least once everyday. I am so happy that he is getting better. I remember the day he got sick. It broke my heart to hear about him like that. He has impacked my life through seeing him at traing for Awestar and the changes i have seen in him. I will continue to keep my church updated and we will continue to pray for him.

God Bless,
Raysha
Mountain View Baptist
Layton, UT

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise Jesus! I can't imagine how encouraged you are! I could work 7 days a week at the camp to take care of all the BJ & Brent calls. What a great day. If we can be of any help with the shirts or anything else please let us know. Brian had already left this morning when I got Deanna's message. How nice it was to hear your voice. We love you guys.
Lifting you up, HLBC/Marlena

 
At 7:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are thankful for the good report. We are lifting B.J. before the Lord at all times for a touch and for the peace of God to rest on your family. Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit".
Steve and Barbara Fazzini
Youngstown, Ohio

 
At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's so awesome! I will continue to pray for BJ and the rest of your family.

Mallory- Bristow, Oklahoma

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
Bless the Lord and forget not all his benefits-who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

My soul is leaping with joy at the news that B.J. has had a good day. This is a most wonderful blessing. I pray that tomorrow is even better. Know that you continue to be in our prayers and we will check on his progress often. Thank you again for your faithfulness in keeping us updated, it has been a great ministry. We love you and pray for your continued strength in the midst of this storm

In Christ,
The Dickerson's

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello! Still Praying. Also I have family in Illinois that are praying for Beej so you can add Illinois to the list! I love you guys! Let me know about the shirts... (Erica wants one) God is Awesome and Prayer is so Powerful!!
Love Always,
Rachel

 
At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey! BJj is my friends cuz i think and i wanted to see what was up and what happened. he is definatly in my prayers! everyday! i hope he gets well and i understand your family's grief!
xoxo kaycee jo

 
At 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for the many things he has done! You all are in my prayers daily. Thank you for updateing so frequently. Love you Sierra Catoosa OKlahoma

 
At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for such a great day and wonderful report!

Every morning my daughter gets up and asks, "Have you checked on BJ yet?" And we do just as soon as we rise each day and throughout the day.

It has been overwhemlming to see the incredible outpouring of love and prayers and praise to our precious Lord on BJ's behalf! God is so good to let us get a small taste of the unity of the true Body of Christ.

We love and appreciate your family though we've never met and are continually blessed to be part of praying.

With tender affection in Christ,
Lisa Burlingame (Drew's mom)
Sherman, TX

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Barbara Ann said...

Man our God is so good! So much Glory...Im still praying for the long road ahead. This just shows Gods authority over BJ. Ah...so encouraging!!

Still praying...
Barbara Ann Sheely
Piedmont Oklahoma

 
At 8:01 PM, Blogger Aunt Maralyn & Uncle Ray said...

Wow, what a praise. I have been glued to the web site today. Marla was not home so she wanted the reports from me. We are so thankful and trust there will be many days with a good report. We certainly will be praying for BJ and the Dr's tomorrow. I pray you will all have a good nights rest.

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a song by Nicole C. Mullen that I heard on my way home this afternoon:


Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning
Who told the ocean you an only come this far?
Who showed the moon where to hide 'til evening
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testify
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

The very same God that spins things in orbit
He runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life wihtin me cry
I know my Redeemer, He lives

To take away my shame
And He lives forever I'll proclaim
That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He's alive
And there's an empty grave.

And I know my Redeemer, He lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives


I'm constantly in prayer for bj and the family. God is so amazing and is watching over you!

Allison
Fishers, IN

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is Loretta. I just heard about BJ from a friend. She has been telling me about him and your family. This is the 1st time I've gotten on the site. You have a great son. I'm sure you are very proud of him, as is Christ. I can see that Jesus has a beautiful temple in your son and I pray that Jesus will continue the work that he has started in BJ. I pray that He continues to give you the peace and rest that you need to get through every day. Today was a great day, Praise God. I'll be praying, God Bless
Loretta Baudile
Boardman, Ohio

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Thats awesome am so glad to hear he's doing better by the day.
Always Praying
Melissa
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Katie said...

hey, My name is Katie I am 16. I live in Frankfort Ky. I am praying for BJ and I hope he gets better soon! I try to check this every day to see how he is doing. GET WELL SOON!!!

 
At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such great news. I'll be praying that tomorrow is not a waiting game. I am continually amazed at how God is there lifting BJ over every hurdle. He has been so faithful. And I am encouraged Brent by your postings. Thanks for sharing BJ's journal. It is apparent that he is indeed sold out to Christ. You must be so happy that his faith is his own. God bless each of you.
Susie
Evansville, IN

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger critnshelby said...

I don't know when, but I will hug you all one day. I'm still praying, and so is my family. It is awesome to see the Lord's faithful hand. "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace..." Colossians 3:15

Continued Prayers,
Shelby Muniz
Virginia Beach, VA

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We stand in agreement with you!
Jim and Sandi Faulk,
San Antonio, Texas

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Deanna said...

Just wanted to let you know that we're still praying for BJ's healing!! Our God is bigger than any disease and we have complete faith and hope that He will restore BJ to health! I can't wait to see what God has in store for His servant BJ!!
prayerfully yours-Deanna

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

Brent and Deanna,
PRAISE THE LORD! He is worthy to be praised. Wanted to share that yesterday was Matt's birthday and we were eating at Texas Roadhouse in Avon and Katie and Holly had on their T-shirts. We had the opportunity to share BJ's story with a young couple sitting in the waiting area asking about who is BJ? And then we go sit down at our table and this young teenage girl walks over and says "Do you go to First Baptist in Mooresville?" Of course we proudly said, why yes we do! Matt looked over at me with that look.....who is she, oh no, she knows us and we don't know her! Well, she didn't know us at all, of course she knew BJ! She asked for an update and shared what a great guy he was. WOW!! What a testimony he has to share! You might be surprised to see Matt next time.......I'm going to get him in a pink shirt!

Becky

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanking God and continuing to pray.

In Christ Alone my hope is found
He is my love my strength my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest draught and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled as strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all
Here in the love of Christ I stand

Beth
Lawrence, Indiana

 
At 8:52 PM, Blogger the leaf family said...

We'll be praying for you... have a restful night Higgins family...
With all our love the Leaf's
Scott and Tracy
KC, Mo.

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

Hi all,
So glad to hear that BJ is progressing and that everything is going well for him. The shirts are a great success. I now have 1 Peter 4:1-2 comepletely memorized, just from the number of people who have asked about BJ. I have reached so many more people withthe love of Jesus Christ than I would have otherwise. Thank you to all the people who made the shirts. Pink is now my color. As always, Brent, Deanna, Whitney, Lauren and especially BJ will be in my prayers.

In Christ,
Ben

 
At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Kenny family is praying for BJ and checks on his progress every day.

God be with you all. Things are going to start to turn around now and he's going to come on in leaps and bounds through faith.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Lynn Dailey said...

Praise God for His grace and mercy amidst the challenges BJ faces each day. My heart leaps with each good report. THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Tonight I had dinner with Rebecca and her family and afterwards as we prepared Brannon (23 mo. old) for bed we prayed together for BJ. (He had prayed with us earlier in the day for BJ as well.) At the end of the prayer he praised.."AMEN, AMEN!!"
We continue to Pray for good results from all interventions. May you all experience a good night's sleep. Your brothers and sisters in Christ are "standing in the gap" for you.
Love in Christ,
Lynn

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for all that He has done today! I will continue to pray unceasingly for my best friend! I love you Beej! The Body of Christ has joined together to fight with you! It's incredible! Family, you are in my thoughts constantly as well!

Heath

 
At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ and family will certainly be in our prayers. I'm sorry we didn't know about him before now. We just got out of the hospital (St. Vincent) with our son, Austin, also. He was in with pneumonia from Saturday, Sept. 3 through Tuesday, Sept. 6. He was also fighting the infection for the week prior to the hospitalization. He also, was not responding to the meds to bring the fever down. I know the many prayers on his behalf were the difference! We will pray for BJ's improvement, and your health as well! Deb, Austin, and family

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you BJ! God is doing amazing things because of this! Know that my campus crusade for christ bible study at UNC is praying for you, knowing that God is getting all the glory! Hang in there brother!

Erin
Chapel Hill, NC

 
At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BJ we are praying daily for you!

Love,
John-Mark, Angie, Briley, Sean, and Cadie Yeats

Fort Worth, TX

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

I've just learned of BJ from my niece and have spent a while reading and learning about BJ. What a wonderful servent of God. We will be praying for BJ and the family as well. We will be praying you through this storm in your life. This is a song by Jennifer Stanley that means a lot to me.

Sometimes the wind blows harder than you think your house can stand.
You've never faced this kind of storm before.
And you thought because you built upon the rock and not the sand, the house would not be threatened anymore.
But in every life there is pain, and even though I cannot stop the rain.

I'll be praying you through the storm
Praying you through the storm
I'll be interceeding for whatever you're needing
Praying, i'll be praying you through the storm.

I know you'll make it through this, even though you can't see how.
But maybe it's not meant for you to know.
Tomorrow, you'll look back at the storm that's raging now
And there won't be any strong winds left to blow
So please know in your heart, it will end
Cause i'm making you this promise my friend.

I'll be praying you through the storm
Praying you through the storm
I'll be interceeding for whatever you're needing
Praying, I'll be praying you through the storm.

Praying you through the storm.

Sarah.....Leavenworth, KS

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger jimmy cruz said...

WE CONTINUE PRAYING FOR BJ,PRAISED GOD !!! I KNOW HE IS GONNA BE VERY WELL.....COME ON BJ WAKE UP BROTHER!!! YOU CAN DO IT MAN ,NEVER GIVE UP,PRAISED GOD FOR HIS MERCY!!
JIMMY INCIO FROM PERU
CITY:CHICLAYO
SERVING TO THE LORD

 
At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Evening:

psalm 92:4-5

For you make me glad by your deeds O Lord: i sing for joy at the works of your hands. How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!

Paula
Tallmadge, Ohio

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

Hello Family,
I have just completed reading through all the comments from BJs fellow missionaries with Awe Star. All I can say is WOW! - I have always known that this nephew of mine was special, along with the rest of his family, but now I have a whole different perspective. You know we are continually lifting him up in prayer and we are trusting God to carry our family through this valley. We praise Jesus for His mercy and grace during this time of need.

Praying Always in Christ,
Uncle Stephen

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is good to hear the good news but I will keep praying for BJ and the rest of the family. God is Great.

Love
Curt M.(NBC)

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

Wow, what a day...Brent,Deanna,whitney,Lauren, you must be thrilled at the profound dedication of so many brothers and sisters loving on you all...After reading comments for so many days..I find myself even deeper in my own faith..truely god is in control...BJ,we love you !! We are praying always, and as Phil would say"even when I am falling asleep"
Father,place your all mighty hands over BJ tonght. Bless him with your healing of his tired body,give him strength for his surgery in the morning,continue to breath for BJ,work his kidneys,maintain his body temp. Lord we ask all this in your name.Amen
Lora J @cobytown
Indpls

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

i live in fishers, indiana and i just wanted to let you know that i am still praying and the t-shirts are an awsume way for me to witness to people at my school. they are asking me about the website and since they are online at school this site is an easy thing to access.
God Bless,
Marissa

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

holla loya lord im so proud of the great news. it made my day so much better i love u all im gonna go get ready 4 bed I WILL CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4 GOOD NEWS AND STRENTH 4 U ALL
JUlie Meils
Indiapolis IN
EMAIL cjpm9162@yahoo.com

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise be to Jesus. Another day of true miracles for all to witness! May tomorrow bring another day full of positive and uplifting news. As always, we will pray diligently through the night and day tomorrow for our God to once again bestow the staff and BJ with His guiding and healing hand. Westfield, IN

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

Dear Higgins family- I hope you guys are feeling good! We havent stopped praying for you. In AWANA I had to ask a missionary some questions. The first person that popped in my mind was BJ. You should have seen how many people were wearing the pray for BJ shirts. I some day hope to see BJ up on stage playing the guitar again. I will keep praying for you always, Kim Reed

 
At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Brent & Deanna,

Well, I didn't even have to help Kim with her spelling! She wanted to put her own message on here. I am so thankful for a good day. I pray for many more in a row. I just wanted to say "good night", I hope you both are already asleep! Will continually pray for healing, strength and more positive days.
Love, Nancy

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

Dear Higgins,

Tonight our small group prayed for you each with such fervor. I wish you could know how very much loved each of you are by so many others! We cannot articulate our feelings...so just know that God is continuing to bless you not only through Himself, but through the caring of others, near and far.

May you have a refreshingly restful night; with BJ being strengthened and sustained by the love and breath of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What a privilege it is to share with you in prayer. May those around you and attached by blog continue to encourage you.

Awesome - check it out...

1 Samuel 23:16 (New Living Translation)

16Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God.


2 Chronicles 32:8 (New Living Translation)

8He may have a great army, but they are just men. We have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!" These words greatly encouraged the people.

Psalm 138:3 (New Living Translation)
3
When I pray, you answer me;
you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.

Romans 1:12 (New Living Translation)

12I'm eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a blessing to the other.

1 Peter 5:12 (New Living Translation)

12I have written this short letter to you with the help of Silas,[a] whom I consider a faithful brother. My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that the grace of God is with you no matter what happens.


1 Thessalonians 5:11 (New Living Translation)

11So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

We're still praying...

John, Jamie, Corrie and Ellie
Indianapolis, IN

 
At 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So thrilled to hear how things are progressing. BJ, you have come such a long way since 4 weeks ago. Praise Him. Was talking with Laura on the phone and she was so excited about the way everyone wanted to know about you, which opened the door for her to share your story and her faith. She said that she was going to wear her shirt to her Tues/Thurs. classes. See, BJ you are still getting witnessing done! Even on a college campus!
Brent and Deanna,I will be praying tomorrow. Know that my heart and thoughts are there with you both when I can't be.
I am so glad that today was a good day for you all and thank God for the encouraging news.

Sleep well,

Praising and thanking God,
Brenda F.

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

Man God is truely amazing!! I continue to pray for BJ, your family, and the doctors. Thank you so much for all the updates!

Bristow, OK

 
At 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins family,
God is so amazing and continues to hold BJ in his hands. It so wonderful to hear the fever has subsided and levels seem to be better. God is worthy to be praised!!! We will pray for all of the events for tomorrow to be orchestrated by the Holy One and we anxiously await to hear more successes that amaze the doctors!!! Isn't that great to know how God can even use BJ's life to minister to all of this staff as they see miracles occur.
Stay strong,
The Rice family
Okc,Oklahoma

 
At 12:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying tonight for complete recovery...

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

I'm am excited at the improvement. It has been such a blessing to pray for BJ and to be touched by all the encouragement from the people behind him. I know, as we have already seen and experienced, that this is bringing glory to God on an amazing level. AMEN!
-Haley McCracken
Anderosn (AU), IN

 
At 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgin's family,
I'm not a kid, but I'll say a loud Yay God... as always His timing is perfect and His faithfullness is perfect. Am so pleased that the prayers of the saints have reached the throne room of grace.
Thank You Lord Jesus for the awesome news of your divine healing power once again today, thank You Lord that BJ's blood gases are good, thank You for a good report on his Sats, for his heart rate and that his fever has dropped.
Thank You Lord that You have blessed the Higgin's family with the peace of Christ, peace that surpasses all understanding.

Lord we ask that tomorrow would also be another day of the work of Your loving hand and divine healing touch to BJ's body. Lord that You would guide the hands of the DR's, and give them wisdom. A day of peace and rest for his family.
We thank You and praise You for all that You have done and all that You are yet to do.

Yahweh by Shawn McDonald. (One of my favorite worship songs)

You alone are worthy, You alone are worthy, of all that I am, of all that I am,
You alone are worthy, You alone are worthy, of all that I am,of all that I am.
Beautiful is Your name, beautiful is your name, Yahweh
You alone are worthy , You alone are worthy, of all that I am, of all that I am.
Wonderful is your name, wonderful is your name, Yahweh
Wonderful is your name, wonderful is your name, Yahweh
You alone are worthy, You alone are worthy, off all that I am.

Lord You ARE so worthy of all our praises. We sing praises to You Lord, praises and thanksgiving for ALL that YOU are doing in the life of BJ and his precious family. We love YOU Lord.
Continuing to pray for ALL of you.

In His Love
Linda Ronne





Some of you are asking about t-shirts. I have someone working on it, and will let you know.

Thank you again for your encouragement. We truly feel it, and appreciate it. We trust you are receiving a blessing through it as well.

Beej's dad

 
At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, so sorry I didn't delete what I pasted in the previous post.

In His Love
Linda Ronne

P.S. Are you receiving cards etc through the hospital address?

 
At 1:53 AM, Blogger Ganns said...

My name is Ganns, from Manila, Philippines. Your strength in these difficult times is inspiring and I know God will reward your faithfulness one day. Be strong.

Rest assured I will include BJ in prayer daily until he joins you one day, completely healed and happy in the love of Christ and your family.

"If you believe, you will receive what you ask for in prayer." - Matthew 21:22

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

Hey I've been checking in here and praying for BJ for awhile now...praise the Lord for all He has done...I live in Fresno, Ca...just want you to know how much of an inspiration it is to see everyone here coming together. As far as BJ goes, I believe God has more in store for him. Perhaps a trip back to Peru...? I was also there this summer, and I believe we ran into their group before. Just letting you know that all the people from my trip from all over the country will be praying for BJ and his family...
keep positive, trust in the Lord, and remember you have the body of Christ behind you...
-Ricky Blalock
Fresno, CA

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

Starting my day lifting you up before the Father.

 
At 5:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting this day with a prayer for all of you.May God bless you and keep you in the peace that passes all understanding and may He continue his healing of BJ's body. Your witness and BJ's journal continue to bless and encourage us. Thanks be to God for his unceasing listening ear and his love that carries us.
Love,
Carla S., Northside

 
At 6:37 AM, Blogger Nancy Post said...

Still praying! New prayers are being added every day and people learn of the situation. God is in the business of working miracles daily, hourly and every minute. May He work a miracle through the surgeons' hands as they repair BJ veins.

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

I start my day by asking our father to please give bj the strength to get through another day. and that the family also be strong, as it is hard for them.

i will be praying all day for you and your family.

God bless

 
At 7:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello family
i just got a blog last night
its almost time 2 go 2 school
so i just wanted 2 say that i will contiue 2 pray 4 good news and no more bad i will pray 4 your strenth 4 what ever is comming thanku so much 4 the updates we really eprecheate that i just no i spelled that wrong
i love u all so much
Indianaipolis IN
Julie Meiils
email cjpm9162@yahoo.com
Julie Meils

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Ashley Darnold said...

Praise God! For how he worked in BJ yesterday! It is so exciting to hear good news again! Well, I am so glad BJ is doing better!

still praying, Ashley Darnold

 
At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying and thinking of you in Zionsville and at Pleasantview.

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Higgins Family:

I'm writing from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where my husband & I are missionaries. We learned about BJ through the Koteskeys. Shelby's grandpa & grandma are the international pastors for us here on the field with World Gospel Mission.

What an incredible journey BJ and you guys are on. It's so obvious that Jesus is getting all the honor and glory. And yet, what a testiimony you are, too, as you are transparent and express your fears.

We have a son at IWU, and he's a junior like Lauren. As our son comes to my mind, I often think of Lauren, too, that God would help her cope & concentrate when she'd rather be at BJ's side.

We continue to pray and ask for God's perfect will to be done in & through BJ's life and body.

Cathlene & David Strong

 
At 7:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for another "Yay God" day. . .watching hurricane/tropical storm Ophelia off our coast and seeing how God has taken a potential disaster and weakened it, stalled it and ultimately turned it in a different direction over the past few days reminds us of His power to work all kinds of miracles.
As we watch and pray through this storm (and for those north of us who may bear the brunt) we are remembering BJ and family in your particular storm. . .I think of Henry Blackaby talking about the disciples who were so afraid in their particular storm on the Sea of Galilee. They were looking for peace, and Henry says, "Peace was asleep in the back of the boat."

God, let this family continue to be wrapped in your incredible peace in a powerful and personal way today. Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you are with them always. We bless Your holy name as we say Amen and YEA GOD!

Pieper family
Charleston, SC

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Jessica & Todd Youmans said...

Brent & Deanna -
Thank you Jesus for the good news - We are so glad to hear it:) We prayed for you last night at women's Bible study, and at home, and in the car on the way to Nancy's...and, and, and....you are constantly on my mind. I think Andrew's first word was really Beej instead of dada or mama! We've ordered t-shirts as well, but as hard as Lowell, Carol, Rebecca L. and I tried, Todd wouldn't order a pink one either!!!! :) Praying lots for you today! We love you!

Jes (Todd & Andrew, too!)

 
At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning,

Just checking on B.J.'s progress throughout the night. I also wanted you to know that we have already been praying for him this morning and will continue to pray throughout the day.

Father,
Guide the surgeon's hands, keep B.J. stable and give each member of his family your perfect peace. We rest in the knowledge of your sovereignty and thank you for the blessings of healing you have already performed. We love and praise you.

Brent, Deanna, Lauren and Whitney remember that the Battle is not yours it belongs to the Lord. And because of that truth, guess what?
WE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE your sister in Christ
Dawn Dickerson

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger . said...

Psalm 33:18-22

18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.

21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.

22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.

****************

Still praying....

 
At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Father,
Please be with the Higgins family today. You know all that is to take place today, You know the risks involved. I pray that Your Spirit will permeate room 2001! That all who enter will sense something special there. I pray that You will guide the surgeons hands, make them steady, help their eyes to see clearly.
Give Brent and Deanna special strength for today. Comfort the girls.
Praising You for all that You have done and continue to do through this situation.
We can't praise You enough!!
Amen
Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Praying for another Yah God day. You all are constantly in my thoughts. Stay strong.

Fishers

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning BJ and family,
I was checking in to see how your night went. Hope it was a very restful one. Today you will be in my prayers and I will be sharing with friends so that we all may pray for the surgery that will go on to day.
It has been a delight to read all the post and know all the encouragement and prayers that go up to our God for you. May today be a bless day! Indianapolis

 
At 9:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Becky from Wichita, KS. I heard about BJ this morning and came to your website. I wanted to let you know that I will be praying for him daily and lift up your family too. Stay strong in the Lord who is our strength.

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

Good Morning Brent, Deanna & BJ,

This is my third time this AM checking for an update. Am I impatient or what? Andrew is taking a nap, the girls are doing their schoolwork and I am thinking about all of you. Praying that this morning brings more good news, more signs of healing and no complications. Deanna, Carol said last night that you are doing a little bit of scrapbooking? Good for you. When Kim was hospitalized, I tried my hand at crocheting a pink afghan for her. It didn't turn out very well and everyone kept teasing me. It does help to pass the time when you are doing something with your hands. There are only so many books and magazines you can read. I did talk with the Koval's yesterday and gave them an update on BJ. They were in Vermont, heading to Massachusetts, then Conn. for parent's weekend at the Coast Guard. They were anxious for an update because BJ was pretty bad when they pulled out Sat. AM. Well, I should get ready for our co-op class this afternoon. Will be praying for the various procedures that will happen today and for continued healing and recovery. Also praying that God continues to strengthen both you and the girls throughout this. We love you all.

Love, Nancy

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Tara Case said...

"What can we say to describe, just a glimpse of your glory..." That is my heart. I have no words just thousands of emotions running through my body right now. We saw the Lord move in beautiful and amazing ways in Peru but its overwhelming at times. I feel like i have so much to say because my heart screams and rejoices for what he is doing in BJ. Its truly a peaceful thing to be overwhelmed by God. Know im still praying. As BJ told me in Peru..."...it gets cold and black sometimes but you have to keep getting deeper. And then you will see the true beauty." and i feel thats what iv been doing..Praising your name Jesus for all youve done! Love you Family!

Tara Case
Yukon, Oklahoma
Peru 05

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Higgins Family, I heard about your website at church (Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, MO)a week ago. I wanted to let you know that our adult small group has BJ on our prayer list.

My heart and prayers go out to your family. Our only son was sent to Iraq a year ago. There were so many people praying that God would put a hedge of protection around him and bring him home safely. God answered those prayers and Matt came home in February. As a mother, I want to pray the same prayer for BJ. I know that God answers prayers and I pray that He put the same hedge of protection around BJ that he put around our son. I pray that this hedge will keep out any further infections and allow God to continue working with His healing hands. I pray that God will continue to bring BJ back from this sickness and into your loving arms. I pray that your family will find peace and comfort in knowing that God is with you always.

Your Sister In Christ
Teri
Lawson, MO

 
At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite verses.

John 17:20-26.
20~ I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their message.
21~ May they all be one, just as You, Father are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so that the world may believe You sent Me.
22~ I have given them the glory that You have given to Me. May they be one just as We are one.
23~ I am in them and You are in Me. May they be made completely one, so that the world may know that You sent Me and that You loved them just as You have loved Me.
24~ Father, I desire those You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they may see My glory, which You have given Me because You loved me before the world's foundation.
25~ Righteous Father! The world has not known You. However, I have known You, and these have known that You sent Me.
26~ I made Your name known to them and will make it known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them, and that I may be in them.
I read these verses whenever I am going through a difficult time. It's amazing to thonk that when Jesus was praying this prayer He was thinking of every believer throughout the centuries. That He was thinking of me. Isn't it amazing how you can feel such a love and closeness to someone you've never met, where the only thing you have in common is a love for Jesus Christ? You are in my prayers.

Your Sister in Christ,
Kailey
Gulf Shores, AL

 
At 7:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey bj i am a seventh grader at st.roch school named kristen. My hole kickball team and I are offering are kickball games up for you and saying a prayer for you every game. I hope you get well and rember where all praying for you and you have are suport.
~Kristen and the rest of the gang~ keep beleiving

 

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