Sunday, July 5, 2009

2nd Surgery is underway

Urgent update,
Jake is as of now in his 2nd surgery. It will probably last a few hours. He had a rough night with the paralytic medication last night as they were changing his dressing etc., but apparently not enough to stop the Surgeon from keeping up His work. For my own heart, this is a huge answer to prayer. It is the second surgery in two days, which is the best possible thing at this point. He is in incredibly bad shape; we keep seeing new facets of this ever growing iceberg as we begin to ponder the gravity of his internal damage. But all that can be done is being done right now.
If you feel so led and have the ability, remain prayerfully vigilant until you hear the word that he is out of surgery. I know some of you that are already doing so, so if you don't have the emotional means (or otherwise) at the moment, do not feel guilty. We have a huge network going on here. We are a body that is rallying behind Jake, but we also are here to support each other. That is a necessary part of being a Body. Don't think that any of you daily problems or hardships are "small compared to the Kirkendall's." In a body where each member is completely dependent on the whole, there is no such thing as a small problem.
In the undying, mystical words of Zach Effron: "We're all in this together."

Continue to pray for miracles, medical or otherwise.

-Robbie


Colossians 3:12-17 -

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

12 comments:

renee said...

We're on it, Robbie! Give your mom a huge hug for me and tell her I love her. I'm about to collect the girls to pray with me...
Love,
Renee

Victoria said...

PRAYING!!!

Lynda Hall said...

We all from the "Prayers for Jake" facebook group are praying!

Mari said...

We're on it over here too and at the Coastlands and my family's church in Wisc and many many others.....We will pray believing for a miraculous healing for Jacob!
Love,
Brad, Mari & Chris King

Rebecca said...

Just got home from church. I'm praying and look forward to a great report after surgery. I am sure the surgical staff will be amazed to find that their skills are sharper than ever and will wonder what that "presence" was in the OR. God please direct this surgery and Jake's body functions to bring healing and restoration through this surgery. Love, Becky

Esther said...

I will be praying for you and your family!

sewruth said...

We just got home from church and lunch but we are in constant prayer for Jake's healing and for you as a family. God is a God of hope, and healing, and miracles! He will do it!
Love,
Ruth, Dave, Mikey, and Merri Camburn

John Hixson said...

Prayers for Jacob & his family have now begun in Sun Valley,ID, by Church of the Big Wood, which we visited today. Please, God, let all of the Kirkendalls "fear no evil" for the "valley" they're in has merely a "shadow" out of which You will bring them into Your full and joyful light. Please fill them with your comfort & peace as they wait upon Your healing of Jacob.

chad said...

You have a community of missionaries in Papua New Guinea praying as well.

Marcia Robbins said...

Sending my love and prayers to Jake and your wonderful family. Thank you, Laurie, for letting me know about Jake's accident and treatment. And thank you, Robbie, for your blog. Marcia Robbins

Alicen said...

Robbie and Tom...thank you for writing and keeping us all involved. we love you so much and are all praying. Isn't is cool how many people are praying? Idaho! Papua New Guinea! It's amaing. God's ears have got to be ringing with our prayers!

Alicen said...

oh...and john hixson is my grandpa...they're traveling and we and they are getting everyone praying. I've got all my friends from San Luis praying as well, and put in a prayer request at church there this morning as well