Andrew Updates…

 09-18-07

In just a few weeks, it will be a year ago when life changed for us. The unknown came around and everything changed. One day, we were going on vacations, out to restaurants and to the movies. Then, in just one night, it all changed. Something happened and I can still remember the day I got the call. I was working and Andrew called me, he was headed home from work, not really feeling well. Then, he called again and said, come home now. When I got there, something was not right. We called 911 and the year I now know very well, began.  We spent the next several weeks, which turned into months, trying to figure out what was wrong. He was not the same, he would look at me almost as if he had no idea who I was. We spent days in and out of the hospital, nights were spent checking his vitals and making sure he was still here. I found a determination that I never knew existed. I found a power in prayer I never imaged. And I found strength I only thought very “mature woman” had.

There were days I did not shower, brush my teeth or change my clothes, and I work at the hospital, so I also got over really caring how people saw me, real fast. All I cared about was him. There was not time to make any phone calls or catch up on work; there was only time for prayer.   

I spent hours praying over him in the hospital, countless sleepless nights just watching him sleep because it was the only time he really looked peaceful and I talked with every physician I had any kind of connection with. We looked into all kinds of possible medical explanations. We ventured down bumpy roads that seemed to have no end and we eventually found something along the way. By no means did we find “the medical answer” we had been looking for, rather we found something much greater.

We found us. It was in the middle of the night in the hospital when I crawled in bed with him, just to hear him breathe and I realized then, he was the strongest man I have ever loved. From that moment on, my life changed in a way that I can hardly explain. Nothing else really mattered. I missed endless days of work, just to stay home with him, and take care of him. I wanted nothing more than to be there when he got better; I wanted nothing more than to understand what was happening.

And yet, a year later, there are still days of uncertainty and struggle. I can look back now and say with certainty that the past year was one of the best years of my life. When we got married, we said in sickness and in health. And I now know what it really means to stand by someone during the darkest moments. I love this man more today than I did a year ago.  

I am honored to be carrying his baby. I am honored to wear the ring he gave me, and I am honored to have his name. As we approach the next year, again filled with uncertainty, one thing I know without a doubt, we have an incredible God who can give miracles to the hopeless in their time of need.

Just think – a year and 1 month from the day Andrew first went to the hospital we will welcome our baby boy into the world. (That is if he does not come early) But never the less, in the midst of the trials of this past year, we have been given life. And is that not what the Lord promises, to give those who love Him no matter what, the gift of life?  

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3-28-07 

 

I know I have not written in a while in regards to Andrew… but I will start by saying God is so Good. There is nothing more I can say. Andrew has made huge process over the past two months. He has returned to work full time and he has been out and able to play golf again. To watch him get excited about golf is something I can not put into words. I am struggling to express how much progress he has made. He recently went to play golf with a friend and I knew he was making progress for several reasons. First, the golf course was over an hour away, there was a time when we could not leave our home, and now, he is driving several miles by himself. There was a time when we were not able to spend time away from home, and now, he has spent hours outside enjoying the golf courses.  It is truly a struggle to put into words how much progress he has made. I have watched him become stronger every day. We recently were able to drive to
Fort Collins and have dinner with my family for my mom’s birthday. To watch him become stronger is truly an inspiration.
 
Over the past two months I have watched him trust himself again. I have watched him push through the hard days and I have watched him struggle and succeed. We have had long talks about what he is feeling and struggling with. Those talks are the very foundation of our relationship. We can now share anything with one another and I would walk this road again just to get to where we are today. I have enjoyed the changes this time has brought into our marriage. It seems, that as he gets stronger, we get stronger.  I married a man who is the true picture of a strong man. He is tall, he has the ability to open all the pickle jars in the world and most of all, he is strong enough to protect me and to provide for us. I have come to realize that strength is far deeper than just physical. I have watched his mental strength increase as he still has good days and bad days. The difference now, is on the bad days, he is able to push through those times. He is able to go to work, he is able to play golf and he is able to come home at the end of the day and rest in peace. 

I have watched him over come the mental and spiritual battles that he faces daily. As I have prayed for him during this process, I have seen the healing power of the Lord first hand. I am able to testify to His power and mercy. I am able to trust the healing power that comes through prayer and most of all I have fallen more in love with Him than I ever thought possible during this time.  I have watched him sleep so peacefully, when at one time peace was not present. I have watched him physically grow stronger, when at one time it was hard to walk around the house. And most of all, I have witnessed his faith become stronger each day, when there was a time when we struggled just to hang onto the simple fact that Jesus Loved Us. I remember the week that he came home from the hospital and I was at a loss as to what to do next. So I stayed up and watched him sleep, while I was up, I wrote several scriptures on these note cards and hung them all over the house. There is scripture on the kitchen cabinets, the bathrooms doors and on the inside of the medicine cabinet. I hung these note cards everywhere I could think of, because I wanted him to read them and be reassured of the promises the Lord has for us.  Now, looking back, I can see those promises fulfill, as I replay the last few months in my head. It has been so awesome to experience the presence and power of the Lord during this process.   Thank you for your prayers and your support during this time –  Humbly attempting to serve Jesus, A very blessed wife ~ Mary ***************************************************************************************************** 1-22-07

Well, today is a good day. Andrew has recieved the okay to return to work…. The paper work has gone through and everything is in motion. He will return for a short day today and then we will see how the week goes. I have inclosed some prayer needs as we continue on this adventure. 

Work: Please pray as Andrew returns to work that he will experiance peace and be able to maintain strength through out the day. 

Sleep: Please pray that during the night Andrew recieves restful sleep. With him going back to work, I know he might be anxious until he gets back into the swing of things. please pray for him to be able to rest while he is at home. 

I cannot tell you how over whelmed I am by the amazing weekend we had. I just want to praise the Lord for the fabulous progress Andrew has made over the past few weeks and the recent days. I will keep you up to date as to how he is doing this week. Thanks for your prayers – I love each of you! 

A very excited wife, 

Mary Vigil  

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1-17-07 

Glorious is the Lord. I am full of praise this morning. You see, Andrew has made significant progress over the past few days.   God has been so good to us, He has blessed us with a full night of sleep, Andrew’s work has a position for him within the Operations Department, and he has had a successful few weeks.  We were able to spend some significant time out of the house on Friday for my birthday. We enjoyed dinner at the Outback, we went shopping at JC Penny’s and we were able to laugh and just enjoy each other’s company. Andrew is looking at going back to work on Thursday.  I have seen the glory of the Lord. I have witnessed His wonders and I have experienced His faithfulness to keep His promises. I have fallen in love with His word, I have experienced His divine grace first hand.  As Andrew and I embark on the next part of this journey, please pray for the following. We are not done with this and we still have a lot ahead of us. But today we rejoice, today is a good day, and today is the beginning of the next chapter. Glory unto Him and His faithfulness.  Physical Strength: Please pray for Andrew as he returns to work, pray for him to have a renewed physical strength that maintains strong through the day.  Peace at work: Please pray for Andrew to experience significant peace as he spends time at work.  Sleep: Please pray for Andrew to continue to get restful sleep at night.   Side Affects/Medication: With Andrew’s current medication he has not experienced significant side effects. Please pray that this will continue and that this medication is the correct match. 

Overall Recovery: Please pray for Andrew to continue to make progress. Please pray for his confidence in his ability to return to the daily tasks of life to continue to build. Please pray for him to continue to not experience significant anxiety.  

Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your support as we have walked through this journey called life. Your support has meant the world to me. I love you dearly!  

Humbly attempting to serve Jesus,   Mary Vigil

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1-09-07

As we approach week 18, I think I have come to the conclusion that both Andrew and I are just tired. We are tired of not sleeping, we are tired of still making little progress and we are just tired. I have included some prayer needs as we continue on this journey. I was once told, “God can do what He says He can do precisely because He is who He says He is.” It is interesting how the Lord has spoken to me, who He has chosen to use as His messenger and how He has chosen for me to receive His word. I will come clean before you and say I have reached my breaking point several times over the past 4 ½ months. But, never the less, I have come to know more and more about the Lord. Which is something I will not trade for anything, but it does and has come at a price. One I am willing to pay, but one that comes with significant refinement. Matthew 6:8: Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Andrew’s Prayer Needs: Sleep/Rest: Please pray for Andrew to get some good sleep. He has been unable to get sleep at night and when he does get to sleep he is woken by disturbing dreams. Employment: We have not heard when Andrew will be able to return to work, and when he is able to return to work, we are unsure of the job he will have.

Stress: I know Andrew worries about our budget and the living needs we have financially. Please pray for him to have peace about where the Lord is taking us and pray for us to just believe that all if under control.

Finances: Please pray for the Lord to provide for us during this tense time.

Confidence: Please pray for us to have confidence in the Lord’s promises.

Faith: Please pray for our faith to remain strong and that we continue to rely on Him for every need. Please pray for Andrew to draw closer to the Lord as each day passes. Pray for his fire for the Lord burn within and to get stronger each day!

Side Affects/Medication: With Andrew’s current medication he has not experienced significant side effects. Please pray that this will continue and that this medication is the correct match.

Finally, as I watch my husband go through this trying time, please pray for me. I have listed a few things that I am struggling with and it would be a great encouragement to have you pray for me as you bring my husband before the Lord.

Psalm 40:8: I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”Sleep: Just as Andrew is not sleeping well, I too find myself cleaning in the middle of the night or just wide awake watching him sleep. Please pray that when I do get some sleep I am renewed and awake rested.

Job: As I have taken a lot of time off with Andrew, my job has been very understanding but the construction time line is coming to a close and this time is very stressful for the hospital. Please pray that I am able to maintain my responsibilities at work and that they continue to be understanding as this trying time continues.

Finances/House Work: I enjoy cleaning our home, it is a stress relief for me, but please pray that during this time all our needs will be met and that I will continue to have enough energy to keep up with the daily tasks every house hold encounters.

Spiritual: Please pray for my relationship with my Father to remain strong. I have not questioned Him, nor do I want to, I want to continue to trust in Him and have confidence in His plans. I often find myself struggling with understanding what the future might bring us, but please pray that I will look to Him and only Him for all my needs.

Hebrews 10:23: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.Thank you for your prayers over the past 4 ½ months. Thank you for your friendship, your encouragement and your kindness. Most of all thank you for walking thru this time beside us. I deeply love each of you!

Humbly attempting to serve Jesus,

Mary Vigil

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1-03-07

Well, we made it through the New Year! Praise the Lord. Andrew and I enjoyed the holidays. We were able to spend time with my family and his which is a big blessing. We enjoyed several movies, hours of games and tons of tasty food. He is making progress each day and I am amazed at the Lord’s healing powers as I watch him improve every day. He continues to see his Psychiatrist, in which he has been given medication that seems to be working as it is intended to. He has been given medication to take every day after dinner and then medication that he can take upon feeling any form of anxiety. We still have a rather long road a head of us.

Please continue to pray for him. I love this scripture in Matthew, however I myself struggle with not worrying. I want to know what the next few months look like, what the end diagnosis will be and how our lives will turn out in the future.

Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If 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? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Employment: We have not heard when Andrew will be able to return to work, and when he is able to return to work, we are unsure of the job he will have.

Stress: I know Andrew worries about our budget and the living needs we have financially. Please pray for him to have peace about where the Lord is taking us and pray for us to just believe that all if under control.

Finances: Please pray for the Lord to provide for us during this tense time.Confidence: Please pray for us to have confidence in the Lord’s promises.

Faith: Please pray for our faith to remain strong and that we continue to rely on Him for every need. Please pray for Andrew to draw closer to the Lord as each day passes. Pray for his fire for the Lord burn within and to get stronger each day!

Hope-filled mornings: The mornings are the hardest time for Andrew; he is very panicked, nervous and often suffers feelings of nausea and headaches.

Side Affects/Medication: With Andrew’s current medication he has not experienced significant side effects. Please pray that this will continue and that this medication is the correct match.

Psalm 33:20-21: We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

Motivation/encouragement: Please pray for Andrew to continue to have the motivation and the physical ability to leave the house each day for a short period of time.

Micah 7:7: But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

Hebrews 10:23: Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. I ask you to fervently pray for our marriage, that we can remain strong and cling to each other as we have done over the past 17 weeks. I have read countless articles and medical journals and the majority end with a statement about how the marriages and relationships in the midst of this time were destroyed. I believe Andrew and I are in the midst of spiritual refinement and I call upon you as my family to come along side us and pray for us as we continue on this path.

Matthew 6:8: Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.Finally, as I watch my husband go through this trying time, please pray for me. I have listed a few things that I am struggling with and it would be a great encouragement to have you pray for me as you bring my husband before the Lord.

Sleep: Just as Andrew is not sleeping well, I too find myself cleaning in the middle of the night or just wide awake watching him sleep. Please pray that when I do get some sleep I am renewed and awake rested.

Job: As I have taken a lot of time off with Andrew, my job has been very understanding but the construction time line is coming to a close and this time is very stressful for the hospital. Please pray that I am able to maintain my responsibilities at work and that they continue to be understanding as this trying time continues.I have opportunity to take another job outside the hospital. I am praying about this opportunity, because it would give me significant job security and possibility an increase in pay. However, I have formed several strong friendships at the hospital and it would be very hard for me to leave. Please pray that I would have pace about leaving if that is the direction I am to take.

Finances/House Work: I enjoy cleaning our home, it is a stress relief for me, but please pray that during this time all our needs will be met and that I will continue to have enough energy to keep up with the daily tasks every house hold encounters.

Spiritual: Please pray for my relationship with my Father to remain strong. I have not questioned Him, nor do I want to, I want to continue to trust in Him and have confidence in His plans. I often find myself struggling with understanding what the future might bring us, but please pray that I will look to Him and only Him for all my needs.

Thank you for praying for us, for Andrew and for me. It means a great deal and I am richly blessed by all of you!

 I love you dearly!

Humbly Attempting to Serve Jesus,
Mary Vigil

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12-26-06

We are headed into week 16 and Andrew has had a great 4 days. He has been making progress, PRAISES BE! I have prayed for him to be able to enjoy the Christmas Holiday. He has been able to get out of the house several times during the weekend. He is taking small steps forward, he has taken several successful outings to Target, Home Depot and other stores. He is able to doing some grocery shopping and with each outing I can see that he is getting more and more comfortable with his progress.  We were able to see family and friends and most of all we were able to return to some kind of normalcy. However, he is still experiencing nervousness and is heavily panicked in certain situations. He is still unable to attend church or other functions that are rather lengthy and still has a hard time in the mornings. We are still searching for a medication match and he is still visiting with his Psychiatrist weekly, which is making me more and more comfortable as time goes on. His Psychiatrist is a great man and the relationship he and Andrew are building is one that really brings him peace, so I am thankful for that.

Psalm 4:1: Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.Here is an updated list of prayer needs as we approach the New Year… Restful nights – For the last few months Andrew has been unable to sleep for longer than 2 – 3 hours at a time. Please pray for the Lord’s peace to consume him as he rests at night.  

Psalm 4: 6-8: Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord. You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

Doctor’s Appointments – Andrew will see his physician, who is a Psychiatrist, every Wednesday for several upcoming weeks. Please pray that as we continue to visit this physician we are able to make significant headway as to selecting the medication that will work the best for Andrew.  

Side Affects – As Andrew is given several different medications each week, please pray for the side effects to lessen. As we look for the medications that will work best for him, the side effects of the medications we have tried so far seem to be enabling him to make progress.  

Psalm 103:3: He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. Hope-filled mornings – The mornings are the hardest time for Andrew; he is very panicked, nervous and often suffers feelings of nausea and headaches.

Psalm 33:20 – 21:  We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

Motivation/encouragement – Please pray for Andrew to continue to have the motivation and the physical ability to leave the house each day for a short period of time.

Micah 7:7: But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

I ask you to fervently pray for our marriage, that we can remain strong and cling to each other as we have done over the past 16 weeks. I have read countless articles and medical journals and the majority end with a statement about how the marriages and relationships in the midst of this time were destroyed. I believe Andrew and I are in the midst of spiritual refinement and I call upon you as my family to come along side us and pray for us as we continue on this path.

I will do my very best to keep you updated on everything that is happening and any progress that is made along the way. However, please communicate what the Lord is revealing to you as you pray for us. It brings me encouragement to hear how the Lord speaks to those around me, so please do not hesitate to send words of encouragement my way.

Finally, as I watch my husband go through this trying time, please pray for me. I have listed a few things that I am struggling with and it would be a great encouragement to have you pray for me as you bring my husband before the Lord.

Sleep: Just as Andrew is not sleeping well, I too find myself cleaning in the middle of the night or just wide awake watching him sleep. Please pray that when I do get some sleep I am renewed and awake rested.

Job: As I have taken a lot of time off with Andrew, my job has been very understanding but the construction time line is coming to a close and this time is very stressful for the hospital. Please pray that I am able to maintain my responsibilities at work and that they continue to be understanding as this trying time continues.

Finances/House Work: I enjoy cleaning our home, it is a stress relief for me, but please pray that during this time all our needs will be met and that I will continue to have enough energy to keep up with the daily tasks every house hold encounters.

Spiritual: Please pray for my relationship with my Father to remain strong. I have not questioned Him, nor do I want to, I want to continue to trust in Him and have confidence in His plans. I often find myself struggling with understanding what the future might bring us, but please pray that I will look to Him and only Him for all my needs.

Thank you for praying for us, for Andrew and for me. It means a great deal and I am richly blessed by all of you! I love you dearly!

Humbly Attempting to Serve Jesus,

Mary Vigil

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12-19-06

Lord, I will praise you during this rough time, I will continue to remain faithful. Please Lord, I beg you, bring my husband deliverance. Deliver him from his anxiety, his medication reactions and his hopelessness. Amen.

12-18-06   

As the weekend has come to a close, this weekend was rather rough for Andrew. He was sick most of the time, during the day he suffers from rather cumbersome flu like “issues”. With the morning time being the hardest time for him, he is often panicked at the start of the day and suffers from nauseating symptoms. With the days starting off so poorly, he is often discouraged and rather reluctant to do much activity. With praises, I tell you, Friday night he was able to spend some quality time with wonderful Godly men. It was so encouraging to see him spend time with friends and it gave me a chance to get out of the house for a while. 

Prayer Needs:  

Andrew to be able to attend one Christmas Service at our home church, Northern Hills Christian Church, this upcoming weekend. As he has been unable to attend church for several weeks, it would be a great step forward if he was able to get out and attend church. 

For the last few months Andrew has been unable to sleep for longer than 2 – 3 hours at a time. Please pray for the Lord’s peace to consume him as he rests at night.  

Doctor’s Appointments – Andrew will see his physician, who is a psychiatrist, every Wednesday for several upcoming weeks. Please pray that as we continue to visit this physician we are able to make significant headway as to selecting the medication that will work the best for Andrew.  

Side Affects – As Andrew is given several different medications each week, please pray for the side effects to lessen. As we look for the medications that will work best for him, the side effects of the medications we have tried so far seem to be enabling him to make progress.  

Thank you for your continued prayers. I hope you are blessed with a wonderful
Holiday week and a fabulous New Year!

I will keep you posted through out the week and weeks to come!  

Humbly attempting to serve Jesus,

Mary Vigil

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12-14-06 

Well, my husband, Andrew, has been sick for several weeks. We are going on week 14 and I have exhausted every connection I have in the medical field, we have seen countless specialists and several physicians. Andrew is suffering from depression and anxiety. He has been unable to work and is really discouraged, as every physician we have seen, seems to give us a different diagnosis. However, we have reached a preliminary diagnosis of Bipolar. With this new avenue, we are attempting to find a medication match for him. This process takes several weeks, and the specialist says it can even take up to six months. We have along road a head of us, it seems that this road is paved with days of uncertainty and I have come to the conclusion that I need your help.   I have spent hours praying over him, many sleepless nights talking with the Lord, and I have heard Him clearly for the first time. This morning I was in the midst of my time with my Father, and He made it very clear to me that I need some assistance. I need to gather the troops and ask for specific prayer. So that is what this email is about. I come before you desperate for prayer on behalf of my husband. I have enclosed specific areas we need prayer for as well as a few scriptures that have been brought to my attention during my time with my Father. 

Please pray for the following…

Andrew’s needs:  

Spiritual Endurance – please pray for Andrew’s heart to be consumed with the Lord’s love. Please pray for him to be confident in the Lord’s love for him.

The Armor of God ~ Ephesians 6:10-18

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.  

Peace – Andrew is stricken with anxiety and nervousness which results in him being unable to leave our home.

Restful nights – Andrew is unable to sleep at night.  

Isaiah 54:10 ~ “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my banner of peace around you.” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.  

Hope-filled mornings – The mornings are the hardest time for Andrew; he is very panicked, nervous and often suffers feelings of nausea and headaches. Motivation/encouragement – Please pray for Andrew to have the motivation and the physical ability to leave the house each day for a short period of time.

Psalm 142 ~ I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.  I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me.  Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.  I cry to you, O LORD; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.   Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me. 

Joy – Andrew has been unable to do the things he loves, for example, he has been unable to play golf. Partly because he is stricken with anxiety and also because some of the medications he is on leaves him physically unable to do physical activity because of the side affects. Please pray for him to see joy in the progress he continues to make and not to get discouraged to easily.

Healing – Some of the medications Andrew is taking make him physically ill. This is rather discouraging and frustrating for him. He often suffers from headaches, nausea, stomach pains, and flu like “issues”.

Medication Accuracy – Please pray that we find the accurate medication quickly.  

Isaiah 40:30-31~  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

Job – Andrew’s FMLA protection concerning his job is going to expire. Please pray for the Lord to provide him with a job that he will enjoy and bring glory unto Him once Andrew is able to return to work.

Psalm 143 ~ O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.  Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.  The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.  So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.  I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.  Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.  Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.  Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.  For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.  In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.

Other needs:  Finances – Please pray for the Lord to provide for us during this tense time. Confidence – Please pray for us to have confidence in the Lord’s promises. Faith – Please pray for our faith to remain strong and that we continue to rely on Him for every need.

Matthew 6:25-34

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?   “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If 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? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Finally, as I have done research and talked to several people, I have heard over and over about what this time can do to a marriage. I ask you to fervently pray for our marriage, that we can remain strong and cling to each other as we have done over the past 14 weeks. I have read countless articles and medical journals and the majority end with the a statement about how the marriages and relationships in the midst of this time were destroyed. I believe Andrew and I are in the midst of spiritual refinement and I call upon you as my family to come along side us and pray for us as we continue on this path.

I will do my very best to keep you updated on everything that is happening and any progress that is made along the way. However, please communicate what the Lord is revealing to you as you pray for us. It brings me encouragement to hear how the Lord speaks to those around me, so please do not hesitate to send words of encouragement my way.

Humbly attempting to serve Jesus,

Mary Vigil

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5 Responses

  1. I am praying it through with you Mary.

  2. […] Andrew Updates… […]

  3. May God keep you and bless you for your faithfulness. I’m agreeing with you in all your prayers. Blessings and Healing!!

  4. I am here for you and am praying for you specifically.

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