Anyone who wants to send some encouragement to Caleb

Caleb's NEW Address:
132 Hillside Dr
Norfolk, NE 68701

Elkhorn Valley Bank
Caleb R. Baber Medical Fund
800 West Benjamin Avenue
P.O. Box 1007
Norfolk, NE 68702-1007
Phone: 402-371-0722

Recovery in full swing

Recovery in full swing

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I heard that song again, so I've decided that I needed to share the lyrics with you all. I've asked Todd to learn to play this song. Perhaps one day he'll play it for Caleb.

Another Praise to add to our list, Caleb had my name on his bank accounts, so I am able to take care of all of his financial stuff. (Especially his motorcycle payment! ) Without the added headache of power of attorney & that stuff!!

For those of you that are from Lee that want to come visit Caleb, Thank You! Thank you for giving us some time with him. He's still sleeping, so he won't be able to appreciate the visit, but please be patient. There will come a day when he will charish a visit from you.

8. While I’m WaitingPsalm 5:3, 27:14, 33:20, 37:7, 38:15, 40:1, Isaiah 30:18, Lamentations 3:24John Waller

"The explanation for this song is simple, I was waiting on God and I was hurting when I wrote the lyrics. I probably wouldn’t have written a song if my friend, Mike, hadn’t encouraged me to document what I was going through during that time. I’m sure there are few people who can’t relate to this song, but the important thing to remember while we’re waiting on God is to not just wait but to actively wait. Serve, worship and be faithful with what you have, where you are… “even while (you) wait.”

I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait
I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I’m waiting
I will serve You
While I’m waiting
I will worship
While I’m waiting
I will not faint
I’ll be running the race
Even while I wait
I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it’s not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting on You, Lord
© 2007 Travelin’ Zoo Music (ASCAP) (admin. by EMI CMG Publishing)

What an awesome mighty God we serve!!!!


ok so ALOT of people have been wanting ot get on board for this apple bees thing so i think its best if the date is changed to the 15th instead of the 8th (that is comming so fast)

whoever reads this, this is how you get coupons to start it in your town

call the apple bees or go in.
ask to speak with the mananger/boss
tell them the name of the fund raiser and possibly about the acount we have set up and tell them the date you want to have it
they will provide the coupons

***the only way we get 15 percent is if the customers have the coupon.get a many coupons as you can and copy them, scan them, fax them, do whatever you can


ok so ALOT of people have been wanting ot get on board for this apple bees thing so i think its best if the date is changed to the 15th instead of the 8th (that is comming so fast)

whoever reads this, this is how you get coupons to start it in your town

call the apple bees or go in.
ask to speak with the mananger/boss
tell them the name of the fund raiser and possibly about the acount we have set up and tell them the date you want to have it
they will provide the coupons

***the only way we get 15 percent is if the customers have the coupon.get a many coupons as you can and copy them, scan them, fax them, do whatever you can

october 15th
apple bees

***make sure you get the fundraising account information

two weeks my friends...lets see where we can spread this too

your sis,
burgie burg
Good Morning!

Sleeping Beauty is still hard as that is, I guess it's good! Before I get distracted I am going to finish my "God Thing" list.......

Let's start on the mountain after the fall.
1. The kids had cell service on the mountain to call for help!
2. Someone mountain biking pulled up as soon as it happened to help out!
3. Caleb has been giving blood & on Wednesday before the accident, he didn't!!
4. He landed on his side, not his back, head, feet, etc!
5. His head was inches from a log!
6. It stayed light outside long enough to get him off the mountain & into the helicopter more easily!
7. Having an EMT on the hike to administer first aid immediately. (Thanks Jeff)
8. Tracy (Director of student services) was with Caleb almost immediately until family could arrive. Thank you for the 1:00am phone call with the update after surgery!!
9. Lee University has been soooo good to us!! They took care of lodging & food until we could get our bearings straight!!!!
For those of you who don't know. Caleb was at a private Christian school, on an academic scholarship.
10. Mom & Step dad were able to get into a room with the Hospital Hopitality House.
11. Dad & Step mom were given a studio apartment from a fellow Lee parent to use free of charge as long as we need it.
12. Cindy Gipson (Caleb's 7th grade English teacher) sent her cousin who lives out here to the hospital to encourage us.....what a blessing to share the load with other believers!!
13. Todd & I were looking for a specific verse & we were unable to find it & the next morning Julie Muelbauer sent it to us in a text message unbeknownst to her that we were looking for it!! It's 2 Cor 4:18 if you are interested in looking.
14. Motorcycle Riders for Christ came up to visit, thanks for sending them Kathy!!
15. On Monday we were able to have his internal systems all hooked up!!!!!!
16. Last night a couple who's friends' son attends Lee with Caleb came to offer help in any way & pray with us
17. Free Parking!!
And there is more.....I know there is. Please feel free to add yours. I must go though. I've hogged this computer long enough & Todd & Tammy (Step mom & dad) had to fly home today & Todd will be calling soon from Chicago for an update on Caleb, so I must go. I love you all & thank you so much!!!!!
"In His Time" (Thanks Carmen!)
Tami (mom)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hi all,

Well, this morning we were told that Caleb needed to go back into surgery for more dead tissue removal.......kinda a "down" amoungst the many ups & downs, but it's what's needed. Just talked to the Dr & things went well in surgery. Lungs are looking good, body systems are looking good. Now we wait & see.......there is so much of that.......I remind myself & (I'm sure we all do) that patience is a virtue........Please continue to pray that God protects every cell that is in his body so that he is able to keep as much tissue as possible.

The love & prayers & thoughts have been soooooo overwhelming!!!! God is so good. I keep reminding myself of that especially when I'm feeling "down". I have no idea how far-reaching this has been, but just what I've heard it's AMAZING!! God's grace is so amazing. I learn that more & more.

I would like to thank Jenn for keeping up & in touch!! Thanks Gebbie!! We are reading all the comments that people post & are so encouraged! I thought I'd take a break from carrying all my "stuff" & wouldn't you know it, my "It's a God Thing" list is in that bag......please don't give up on me, I am still planning to share that list with all & feel free to post yours.......if people can get saved through this, Caleb will be sooooo encouraged also......

I need to call Rani back, so I'll write more later! Thank you again for EVERYTHING each of you are doing! It all plays a part in the big picture!!!

Tami (mom)

get excited and get ready

so i have some pretty ballin news about fundraising

check this out

andrea graham got ahold of me and we talked about a fundraising idea for caleb.

and it is this:
apple bee's has fundraising opportunities mondays, tuesdays, and wednesdays.when a costumer comes in and presents a coupon that was specially made for a fundraising project, apple bees will give 15% of that purchase to the fundraising, whatever is made that night from the coupon holders, 15% of that will go towards caleb
are you with me
ok good
so heres this
october 8th is a wednesday and we want to do this, that night. we have to go to apple bee's and get these special coupon things so that will be annoying but thats ok because its not even a big deal.

i am going to go around to the colleges here (missouri state, ozark technical, drury, evangel, and central bible) and hand out these coupons so that is going to be an adventure

also, we want to do it the same night. so people in norfolk, people here in springfield mizzou, and possibly people in tennesee, and people anywhere else can do this october 8th

if you are interested in this (either way its going to happen so you might as well get really excited about it like i am) comment on this post or message me on facebooooook

its going to happen

and im stoked

God is happening and its amazing

your sis,
burgie burg (sara burgin)

ps-get excited about this and any other fundraising/benefit for caleb.if you dont have passion about this than its going to sink and just be words.caleb's parents need help and we can do that.

be pumped, if not, youre lame...just kidding...but for real

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I just have a minute or two & wanted to begin my "God Things" with.........Caleb should not be here. The fall or the electrocution should have killed suffer both &'s a God thing!!!

Caleb has also been able to hold on to his extremities. The fasciotomy done on his arm & legs is why he still has them. Chattanooga did EXACTLY what Caleb needed with his injuries during the time that they treated him. THANK YOU!!!

Time is short & I need to get to visitation, but I promise to add will be amazed at this incredible journey we are on!!!!

Love to All,
What a beautiful day God has given us today! We had a nice chat with one of Caleb's Dr's. First off, there will be no surgery tomorrow. There is no hurry on Caleb's part to start on the reconstruction, so that being said, we want him in the best possible shape to start this phase.

He has been running a fever which is a little concerning. We are praying that God will keep all of his gastrointestinal, kidney & lung systems healthy. As of today, there doesn't appear to be any more unhealthy tissues that need to be removed. With electrical burns, that can change, but so far, so good. We don't know if the recontruction phase can start by the end of the week, but I think that's what they are looking at.

Please continue to pray that God will direct us, the family on what steps we need to take to be in the best possible shape to help Caleb also. As Caleb gets stronger, he will need us more.

I can never express the gratitude that this family feels for all the prayers, & support we have felt. What a mighty God we have. I know I speak for all of us in this area. I/we thank you all so much. If this is shorter than the other updates, it's because I am a novice at this, I will get better, I promise. I can hear Caleb now, now mom, don't get too carried away either!!!

Thanks again & please forward this website to anyone God is leading you to .........He will get the Glory through this!!!

Tami (mom)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hi All,

I am hoping to get a handle on this blogging stuff.......I am hoping as soon as I can get a laptop in my hands to contribute to the site with some of the "It's a God Thing" praises......there have been so many!! As usual I don't have much time. I promise to keep you all up-to date!!

Thank you to all of you that are praying! We have felt God's love at every turn!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Day of Quiet

So today is a quiet one for us on the whole and certainly for Caleb. This morning while the family was visiting Caleb, Charlie and I were in the chapel just thinking, reading, praying. It was really good and I went straight to Psalm 90. We just wanted to post some thoughts on a few different verses.

A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
1Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
2Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3You return man to dust
and say,"Return, O children of man!"
4For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.

I am finding that a heart set on the Lord does not despise Him in time of suffering and trouble, on the contrary, I find that it actually through these very kinds of struggles that the anchors go deep and hold fast. That the eternal character of God is not questioned but rather confirmed and made resoundingly clear. How could the God that was, has been today, and will always be suddenly abscond from the very duty in which he finds such great delight- embracing the broken; I think that the one who created everything will not separate himself from his creation but rather searches for ways to reveal himself in it. He is everlasting to everlasting.

12(T) So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13(U) Return, O LORD!(V) How long?
Have(W) pity on your servants!

There is something profound in seeing ourselves for who and what we are. One thing that Caleb told me this summer was that personal humility is simply having an accurate perspective of yourself. It is not self deprivation and debasement, refusing to acknowledge the person God formed you to be, while it is also not finding any reason to boast outside of what God has done in you. It is so good to know that we are brief, mometary, and quickly passing in the shadow of a God who is moves in and around time. We are nothing without him. As we see ourselves for what we are in his presence, we find not only our true God-given value but understanding as to how to truly live.

Satisfy us in the(X) morning with your steadfast love,
that we may(Y) rejoice and be glad all our days.

Reading the last passage was such a place of hope. God will satisfy us with the satisfaction that is not temporary or swayed by the temporal, rather is fresh and complete everyday. It is new, waiting to be absorbed if we would only embrace it. Indulging in the Lord will never leave us unsatiated but find that each filling is perfect and yet leaves us longing all the more for it. We find ourselve rejoicing in the love of God and not the pleasures of man.
This a huge prayer of mine for Caleb, that when he recovers and finds that there are new limitations to his physical body, those limitations actually become an entrance into deeper understanding of God's love, something only God can give- but he wants to give it.

Make us glad for as many days as you have(Z) afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16Let your(AA) work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
17Let the(AB) favor[d] of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish(AC) the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!

This just has hope and joy written all over it. As I think that God's plans for Caleb have not been thwarted but rather what good has previously been is merely a germinating seed for what God has instore. We will see God's greatness in this for sure

Well that's all I have to say. Let us keep praying for Caleb in light of the God we serve:

Romans 8:31 "What shall we say to these things? If God is for us who can be against us."

God's Blessings


Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Helping Hand

Hey everyone,
Any one of you who has gone into the doctor for anything as small as a cold can empathize with Caleb's family over the cost. A fund has been created if you would like to do something tangible and practical to help Caleb in this time. This is a general fund to help pay with any expenses Caleb has incurred from the accident. 

The account is named the Caleb R. Baber Medical Fund and donations can be dropped at any of the Elkhorn Valley Bank locations.

For those of you who are not in the northeastern Nebraska area, simply mail your donations to the address below.

Elkhorn Valley Bank
Caleb R. Baber Medical Fund
800 West Benjamin Avenue
P.O. Box 1007
Norfolk, NE 68702-1007
Phone: 402-371-0722

Christ's Love

Zach and Charlie

                                      Matthew 25:34-40

34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Post Surgery

A little before Caleb went in for surgery at noon the physicians found some mucus build up in his lungs that had formed in the night. This build up inhibits his ability to breathe on his own which in turn means they have to keep him on the ventilator longer. Because of this development the doctors decided not to do all they had scheduled out for today; mainly, the surgeons debrided (as in removed the debris) the remaining burnt tissue in his jaw line, left arm pit area, the right foot/ankle. There is some concern as to whether or not his right foot bone was actually burned too, which would have long term effects on his ability to walk on it. They also had to remove parts of his left calf muscle.
Other areas of concern to remember in prayer are protection against infection, especially in the burnt tissue. The doctors really want to see his lungs cleared up so they can extubate him and continue with surgeries. There is also some risk with his lungs in their present condition acquiring pneumonia, so the quicker they clear, the better. Also, pray for continued stability in his internal organs.
Today was a hard one, not because Caleb is doing any worse, but because once the tissues were removed, it was easier to see how much damage was done. It very much looked like regression when really it is the next step in the process of healing. So, continue to pray for the family in the midst of this as well because it is no easy task to see such a loved one, especially someone like Caleb who was so physically active and capable, in his present condition. Also, pray for safety in travel for the family members that will be flying in and out over the next few days and quality times for the Babers to be together.
That is about all the news we have for now. Thursday is going to be a Sabath and hopefully that will prep Caleb for the proceding operations.

Well it's getting late and tomorrow isn't coming any slower. Zach signing off here (Charlie signed off a while ago- pretty much fell asleep at the wheel:)

God Bless

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
Hey all,
last night the doctors decided not to extubate him because he was grimacing in pain as they were reducing his medication. This was primarily because he is going in for surgery today at 12:00 pm and they wanted to prep him for that anyway. The surgery today entails scoping out the burn damages to his jaw line and beginning reconstructive surgery. Also, they will look at the burns on his chest, which may or may not need skin grafts and either start today or wait until friday to commence. Besides his jaw, his right foot and ankle are the most severely burned and will most probably require some plastic surgery as well. Their hope is to allow for his skin to heal on its own as much as possible without plastic surgery (Skinery as Charlie likes to call it).
We'll let you know how the operation went later this afternoon. Feel free to post any questions that you might have, well do our best to answer them or find someone who can. Day by day,

Zach and Charlie

Let us not be in fear or worry, but in faith believing that God is love.

Matthew 5:28-34

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Come Thou Fount

Well, since Zacharias seems to have forgotten a bit of scripture I thought I would just post one of Caleb's most treasured and meaningful worship songs. May it pour from our lips along with our prayers.

Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I'm come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.

Day of Rest

Yesterday was a great day in the Baber camp. There was a marked relief on the faces of everyone as Caleb left exploritory surgery where they made sure that his internal organs were funtioning properly. We could see that a shift had taken place and the issues of recovery had been reframed; we were looking at an entirely new set obstacles, a much more hopeful horizon than when he entered ICU on Saturday. After hearing about how well he was doing we spent the early afternoon just updating people and just taking in the joy of the news.
Then several of us: Allison, Sarah, Levi, Grandpa Baber, Charlie, and I headed south to Cleveland to visit Lee University for several reasons. Primarily, we went because Danielle Metcalf had arranged a prayer vigil on the campus, so we joined them and were blessed to see a group of 50-60 students gather together in prayer and worship over Caleb. A very genuine and meaningful time for all of us. It has bee a little bit chaotic as you can imagine, so the opportunity to stop and take in all that has happened and realize how for things have come already was very refreshing. Also, we were able to speak to several of Caleb's close friends, including his EMT roommate who truly saved his life from loss of blood in the waiting hours after the accident on the trail. It was a privilege to enter part of Caleb's world of which most of us have never been a part. We were welcomed arms open and I realized that Caleb always tended to gravitate to people that would make him better and vice-versa. This was certainly the case, and even though we only spent a few moments with them, we instantly connected and look forward to more chances this weekend to be with them. After eating the best plate of Mac'n'cheese ever produced (largely because of how under utilized our digestive track had been:) that Allison's roommates had prepared we all headed back "home" to Nashville.
Well, as has seemingly been the case in every circumstance so far, God provided a great place for us to stay last night. Charlie, Levi, and I camped out at a fellow Norfolk'ns house here in Nashville. Grant Gadeken was a terrific host and let us camp in his living room for the night even though we didn't arrive till well after 1:00 am. We slept hard and fast, roused ourselves, and trudged to the hospital in time for Levi to make the family visitation hours from 9:00 to 9:30. Which brings us to the most important part, how the boy is doing.
Through the night docotrs slowly reduced the sedating medications. This has allowed him to become more responsive than he has been since he entered the hospital. When the nurse entered this morning she said asked Caleb to squeeze her hand if he could hear her, which he promptly did. As different family members spoke to him he would acknowledge them with his eyes, even though he can't see them because of the moisturizing medication. He would move his head in the direction of the voice, which is great sign not only of good brain activity but little spinal damage. He should slowly become even more responsive over the next hours and they expect him to be able to see clearly even later today as he will be more awake and able to look around and nuturally clean out his eyes.
For Caleb today is about being able to rest on his own, which if it is not too painful, will be better than having to be medicated. There are no surgeries until Tomorrow morning around 7:30 or so. So the next initiatives for prayer are that Caleb would remain well hydrated and God would protect him from infection which is always a potential danger with burns of this nature. They are also in the process of extubating him, but it really depends on how he responds as they decrease his oxygen levels, if he picks them up himself or not, will determine how far they go. So those are more or less the facts for him right now, pray as you're lead.
For the family, just continue to hold them up especially as they are away from home and are spending long hours in the waiting rooms. I know that some of us are going to a park or something nearby just to get out and get some fresh air. But there has been real grace and humility with each other . Pray for us non-family members to serve in very tangible ways that shoulder the load for the Babers and don't add any strain.
Thanks again everyone and let's keep up the good work from all ends.


Monday, September 22, 2008

my thoughts...

to anyone that is praying and praising,
you are all so amazing. i cannot tell you how humbled and how grateful i am for you guys.
my friends at bbc, friends at lee, friends in nebraska, friends everywhere
to be gettin text messages or face book wallposts about how you are praying for him and how you have a genuine concern one thing that has been the biggest encouragement, i know that because of your prayers and words, it has lasted as long as it has
just pray, dont stop

So, this is the Hub for how Caleb is doing for the time being.

Hello friends and family,

This is roughly what happened to Caleb Saturday afternoon to clear up any confusion.

caleb was hiking with some friends along the occoee river on sat. afternoon. the group came to a clearing and caleb wanted to climb an electrical tower to try and see the river. he made it to the top, but on the way down he slipped and hit a live wire. he was electrocuted, and fell onto another live wire. his body went limp and he fell about 40 feet to the ground, but on the way down hit the electrical tower and cut his shoulder to the vein. the rescue team took about two hours to find them on the mountain. caleb's roommate was with the group and has some medical training and they were able to put pressure on his arm and keep the bleeding to a minimum. the rescue team lifted him in the helicopter and took him to the hospital in chattanooga. he was awake and answering questions when the brought him into the emergency room. they performed surgery sat. night. On Saturday morning they lifted him to the burn center in the hospital in nashville. as far as injuries go, he does have burns on his chest, torso, legs, arms, and feet. They did take out part of his small intestine, part of his colon and has a bruised lung. His lungs and heart are strong. They do have him on a respirator, because he is heavily sedated and his body needs to rest and recover. They are worried about his arm, they had to take out part of the muscle up by his shoulder where it hit the live wire. they haven't said anymore about the condition of his arm though. i don't know about his foot, i haven't been told anything about that. he is in critical condition but he's stable. his body is swollen from the burns and they are keeping him hydrated. his family had arrived in nashville and they are with him now. The doctors have confidence that he will pull through. he is a strong and healthy young man, but has a long road of recovery ahead of him. he does need a lot of prayer, and so does his family. please pray that God will provide for them while they stay in nashville to be with caleb.

That was the initial situation Saturday night and all day Sunday.

This is the update for what Monday has brought.

Caleb went in for surgery this morning at 8:00 and was only supposed to be there for 1.5 hours but didn't get out till 11:00. As it turns out, Everything they went in to check on was doing really well. They don't think they are going to have problems with his colon, which they thought they would have to do a temporary colonoscopy. All the internal organs are stable and working properly. His bladder is working again; He is still on the ventilator because of sedation. His circulation to both his left arm and legs is much improved which has almost ended any thoughts of amputation. The next big hurdles are going to be tackling the burn wounds which are primarily on his chest, left arm pit, neck, right foot/ankle and legs. Also, his facial nerve needs to be reconstructed. The doctors want to extubate him today which would help his breathing and allow things to clear out quicker. The obvious problem with this is that it means they have to reduce the pain medication which has kept him unconscious but allowed things to be relatively painless. The benefit to this would be that we would be able to talk to him and encourage him, but the pain could be really intense so be praying for that. Please check this blog before you contact us or family just to reduce the amount of phone traffic; everyone has been on the phone non stop which isn't exactly relaxing. Thanks for your prayers in this. The family is super encouraged after this last surgery and truly feel that this is not only the best case scenario but the direct result of hundreds of people praying. Well done everyone, we serve a Great God Huh?

Zach and Charlie

Psalm 121

1I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.

3He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7The LORD will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8The LORD will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.