Asia-Pacific Region: On October 9th, 2015, one of our families experienced every parent’s worst fear – having not one, but both of their daughters struck by a car while on their way home from school!
Their parents have just released the following update:
“Please continue to remember our strength and stamina and motivation to continue with physical therapy. Our younger daughter received a shorter walking cast this week so we are hoping that means more mobility. Our older daughter still has to hang in there longer until she can put weight on one side.
While we recognize that the enemy meant this accident for harm, the One whose permission everything must go through meant it for good.
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So MANY good things have come out of it! We have seen unity in the Body like never before. We have seen our girls grow in leaps and bounds in maturity and mindset; they have also worked hard through recovery and continual physical therapy. (After spending a week in the hospital, both are now back to school part-time and receiving physical therapy weekly.) The larger Body has been greatly encouraged as we have been strengthened by everyone’s thoughts and through extending forgiveness and compassion to the driver’s family. We are asking for their family’s total restoration of soul and spirit!
The theme we have been living out on the journey of the last month has been deeper love for one another and for the Body, forgiveness for those who hurt us, but especially growth in endurance.
“…but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts…” Romans 5:3-5
Our Father gifted our older daughter with this thought last night as we were processing the event: “I will not die, but I will live and declare what God has done for me” Psalm 118:17.
Our girls have also been infused with hope, as they have realized that nothing can touch them that HE has not first ordained for His purposes; our lives are in His hands!”
Please continue to keep this family and their two precious daughters in your prayers!