Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Good Reason to Run, Pray and Give

This is an e-mail form my good friend Melissa: She is begging for prayers for this little boy whom she has never met. This little boy is the same age as our daughters, two and a half. I can't imagine the nightmare this family is going through.

Read her e-mail. Visit this child's site. See his beautiful face and send his family a note of prayers and then give.

Here is the link to visit the caringbridge website Brayden's grandmother created for him. Caringbridge is a nonprofit webservice that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery. I was introduced to it almost 2 years ago when a dear friend's nephew, Joe (some of you might remember him...some of you selflessly kept him in your prayers for so long) was involved in a horrible accident that almost claimed his life. The prayers and messages of support, from so many people he didn't personally know, made a HUGE impact on him and his life (as reported by his aunt, a dear friend). As my sisters and brothers in Christ, am calling on you to visit Brayden's caringbridge website and leave a message of hope for him and his family. The grandmother told my mother today to forward the link to me and ask that I share it with as many people as I could. It goes without saying that this dear woman, a sister, covets the support of family and friends. And as fellow Christians, we all fall in that category of her "family". Ever heard the story of the power of one? An old man was walking along the ocean after the tide had went out and was picking up starfish, one by one, throwing them back into the ocean. A young boy came up to him and started poking fun at him, exclaiming, "What are you doing old man? There's a million starfish along this shoreline, there's no way you're going to save them all!" The old man looked at the young boy, bent over, picked up a starfish and tossed it in the water. He looked back at the young boy and said, "I made a difference to that one." Every single prayer and message will make a difference in the life of Brayden and his family. Thank you for showering God's love on this precious little boy. In the grip of His grace,Melissa *Proverbs 31*

1 comment:

  1. Poor little guy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his feeling for a speedy recovery.


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