What to pray for us

-Pray that this tumor will totally be contained to just Joel's kidney -Pray that after this surgery no further action is necessary

-Pray that Joel will not have to lose any other organs/part of organs in his body other than the kidney

-Pray that it is just a tumor & not cancer (God can do it!!)

-Pray that once they get in there the tumor will be much smaller than what they even thought

-Pray that the tumor has not grown into the vein leading to his heart

-Pray that his surgery will be quick, & successful

-Pray that God will guide the surgeons hands

-Pray for a fast recovery for Joel in the hospital

-Pray for peace & strength for Joel, Sarah & the rest of our family

Below are some scriptures on healing that we have been praying over Joel:

Jeremiah 30:17 "For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord."

Isaiah 53:4-5 "Surely He hath borne our griefs (Hebrew: sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (Hebrew: pains) yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are healed."

Jeremiah 33:6 "Behold, I will bring you health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth."

Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."

1 Thessalonians 5:23 "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly [completely]; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless [sound, complete and intact] unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

1 Peter 2:24 "Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-- by whose stripes you were healed."

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

1 John 4:4 ". . . . greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

Matthew 7:7-8 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."

2 Corinthians 1:20 "For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us."

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised."

Psalm 118:17 "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD."

We believe in all of the promises from our God to us & we are clinging to them with all that we have!!!

Thank you for praying & believing with us. You all are amazing. There are still some time spots that we need to fill for Joel's surgery. Please see the post below & sign up if you would like.

We check in to the hospital tomorrow morning. We will be blogging from there frequently. Look for a blog to be posted from Joel sometime tomorrow.

We love you,

Sarah & Joel