This is the place to find the most updated information concerning Missionary John Leonard. Most recent post are written by the family themselves.

Monday, July 25, 2005

New Prayer Requests

I went to the hospital tonight to bring the newest messages to John and found was moved to a regular room right before we all got there. He said it made him very tired. Although, not so tired that he couldn't witness to a nurse that just walked in. Between John and Pastor Pat she left the room with some things to think about, a track and a future chat with John. It was awesome to see him set himself aside to tell of Christ.

I also was informed of a surgery John will be having Thursday called cervical reconstruction. Basically this is a surgery not to cause more use of the limbs but to sustain what is there now. It is to stop the deterioration of the spine.

Here are some new prayer requests gathered from tonight:

1. John's surgery Thursday. Pray for no further damage and pray for quick recovery and healing.

2. Pray for the Pastors, realtors, home owners, John & Bev, and many others involved in choosing a new home for them. Wisdom, connections, both simple and large decisions, financing and everything that comes with moving, starting school, and all of it added to the current situation.

3. John's recovery from moving rooms.

4. No new info on Josh, continue previous requests.

5. "The work" in Brasil.

6. Opportunities for John and others to witness to hospital staff.

One last bit of information. PLEASE, NO VISITORS OR CALLS AT THIS TIME. This comes from John's own mouth. He is not ready and they are overwhelmed with other things right now. The best way to communicate is by using the "leave a message for John" link on the website. All messages get straight to John and Bev and I am assured all are read.

- Douglas Porter

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John, Bev and family; you are all in our prayers. Get well soon John.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:09:00 PM  

i hope things go well.. and ill continue to pray..

its amazing after all he has been through.. he still works at helping others to know christ..

way to go john!

By Blogger Shanna, at Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:49:00 PM  

Dear John, Bev, and family,
Just wanted you to know that God is being glorified through your situation. I work in a physical therapy clinic and several of the patients have spoken of your situation. This has led to opportunities to share the gospel freely with them. Thank you for your positive attitude through this - you are a great example to these people and God IS blessing! Praying for you!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:26:00 AM  

Dear John, Bev and family,

Just a note to let you know you are in our prayers and thoughts. Take heart in the fact that nothing takes God by surprise.

Scott, Carol, Bridget, Brandon, Cameron and Courtney.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, August 05, 2005 12:00:00 PM  

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