Tuesday, 9 July 2013


It was with heavy hearts that we watched Eman and Lolo leave this morning..... We are so grateful for this amazing opportunity that Eman has been granted but at the same time it is very difficult to have our family separated. If there is anything that has kept us through this time it has been the "togetherness" of our family. I could not be prouder of our kids who have, with kind hearts and generous spirits sacrificially given of themselves these last four months and day in and day out been there for Eman, doing whatever needed to be done. Our last night together we hugged and wept and laid hands on Eman praying and claiming our favorite promises of healing. Eman prayed for us and for our healing. The truth is - that bullet hit us ALL. The pain and grief has just been so heavy on all of our hearts and spirits - it is devastating to endure watching someone you love suffer so much. We cried when Eman prayed that our family would be happy again. BUT God is working............... let's face it, it's not everyday the FBI flies in to the rescue and one is extended one of the best medical and rehabilitation resources in the WORLD. - People keep asking me "how did all this happen?" - all I can say is PRAYER WORKS!!!! And that's what we're going to keep on doing!!! - In Genesis 32 when Jacob wrestled with the angel, he said "I will not let you go UNTIL you bless me"..... Thank you all for persevering in prayer with us UNTIL we receive the blessings. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with WINGS [lear jet?] as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint".

Monday, 8 July 2013


WHAT A PHENOMENAL DAY!!!! THANK YOU to all who came from far and wide to join us in sending Eman off with a lot of love and positive energy, it was VERY special. Thanks to the man upstairs, we had gorgeous weather..... Thank you to Edson and Jodie who let a whopping 25O participants invade the beautiful "Oasis Sitio" for the day. From babies to grandparents we all enjoyed each other's company, lunch outdoors and assorted activities. To all the musicians who lent their many talents to our musical program, THANK YOU! Emmanuel played with ArizonA for the FIRST time since March 5th, and true to form brought the house down with his guitar playing. The tidal wave of camaraderie and love was overwhelming. No doubt the days and months to come will be grueling for Emmanuel, I know he is going to think back on his send-off and remember all of YOU his many friends who are "with him" in spirit. I don't think there could be better motivation for him to keep up the fight.