Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Do you believe in Miracles?

Hey Friends :)

Two years ago today, I received a phone call from my close friend Jen Torresson
~ which quickly began a journey I will never, ever forget.

Here are my emotional, tear-filled thoughts from March 30, 2009

Dear Friends,

Many of you have heard of the urgent prayer request for Tom Torresson. He had a massive heart attack earlier today, and they are not sure he is going to make it (Tom is 39 years old). I am just coming home from the Heart Center ~ please, I beg you, please pray for Tom and his family!!

At this time, he is in a medically induced coma and is on a ventilator. The doctors are planning to start “warming” his body at 8:00 PM tonight. THIS WILL BE A CRUCIAL TIME TO BE PRAYING!!!

Tom’s Mom Liz is a nurse, and says this is when it will be very “risky”. The doctors do not know how Tom’s body will respond.
I was there when the cardiologist told Jen it could “go either way” ~ and that she should prepare for the worst. Friends, Tom is 39 years old! Please pray!

How is Tom's wife, Jen?? She is in shock right now. She is tired and drained and weary.

How are the kids? At this time, they just think Daddy is at the hospital because he wasn’t feeling well. Sydney (the 2nd grader), asked her mom to have Daddy call so she could say Goodnight. Oh, please, please pray!!!

How can I best pray?? For a MIRACLE!!! Plus so many other things…for Jen, for the kids, for his family, for peace, for the doctors and care staff, for God to bring HOPE in this difficult situation, and for God to continue to reveal Himself to Jen and her family.

Oh Lord, we need Your presence and Your power!!! Lord, we need YOU!!!

When the Physician's Assistant was sharing updates with Jen, he said, “Well at least Tom has his age and his health on his side”.
Friends, Tom has GOD on his side!!

Let’s go before the Throne and ask God to do a miracle in our midst!!!! PLEASE KEEP PRAYING!!!

I will update you as soon as I hear anything. Please pass this along to any and all friends and prayer warriors!!!!

In Him, Cindy

And the update 2 years later....

Would you believe that
6 days after his massive heart attack, Tom was sitting up in bed eating breakfast?? The cardiologist told Tom he had been given a 2nd chance at life....they were almost a little surprised he had survived!

And 2 months later, I had the privilege of watching as Tom and Jen were baptized
at their church.

Although the Torresson family moved across the nation last year (and I miss them terribly!) ~ I can't let March 30th go by without thanking God for unleashing His resurrection power in Tom's life.

We all witnessed a miracle at the Heart Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan ~ and today I will take the day to pray for anyone and everyone I know who could use some fresh resurrection power in their lives!!

How can we pray for you, dear bloggy friend???

P.S. Beginning April 1, I'm linking up with others and will begin a new "A to Z" series for the whole month of April. I have a fun, life changing idea ~ please stop back and check it out! :)


LindsayWrites said...

this is such an awesome picture of God's love for us!! Clearly it wasn't time for Tom to go up to our home yet!! small miracles happen every day, but this one is amazing!

Amen to this =]

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Yippee God!!1 He is so awesome!!

Would appreciate your prayers for strength, health, and focus as I speak 5 times between Thursday morning and Saturday night. Please pray that the audiences see Jesus and not Leah

Thanks so much.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Cindy .. no wonder the 30th March is a special day .. there's a very good reason for his life back here with us .. sorry that they're not around your neighbourhood any more - but hope you get to see them reasonably often, and can communicate this way with them - the net offers so many routes .. all the best and a great story .. Hilary

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