Tag: prayer request

Together Tuesday: Pray For Jonah!

Friends in today’s Together Tuesday podcast we plead with you to pray for our friend’s son. Please click play below to learn all about Jonah’s situation.


Our friend Jonathan writes:

Beth and I are requesting your prayers for Jonah. Today we went to the pediatrician for a checkup and the doctor noticed a heart murmur that had not been heard before. He sent us straight to University of Kentucky to consult with a pediatric cardiologist. Several hours and three tests later we learned that Jonah has a large hole between his left and right ventricles. It’s called VSD. The hole is large enough that surgery is required to repair it and soon.

We are in a holding pattern waiting for all the doctors involved to sit down and discuss his case on Monday. A heart cath is likely coming in the next week with open heart surgery not long after that. We’ve put all travel and speaking plans on hold for the next few weeks as we wait to see what happens next.

Please keep Jonah and our family in your prayers. God has blessed us with an incredible medical team, and we expect God to continue working in this.


Brief update on Jonah: The doctors have decided not to do a heart cath. The surgical teams from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and UK will all meet on Wednesday to decide who will do Jonah’s open heart surgery as well as where. They will call us Wednesday evening or Thursday and will likely have a surgical date at that point. We were told to tentatively plan for the surgery to be in 2-4 weeks.

Thank you all for your prayers. We have felt overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers and support from individuals and churches. We are thankful for each and every one of you! We know what the doctors are planning, but we are confidant that the Great Physician has great plans for Jonah.

Thanks for praying! Remember together we can make a difference.

Love, E485775C-AFF2-40F9-B51B-573DD3A6D020The Downings

Together Tuesday: A Prayer Request

Friends sometimes we who follow Christ consider prayer as a last option but in reality it’s the best option! Will you pray for two pressing needs among our pastors this week? Click play on the podcast below for details.


Remember, together we can make a difference!

Love, 9A5BC3BC-7686-46D4-856A-4B7C6AB368BFThe Downings


Time Is Short! (Another Exciting Announcement)

Time is given us to use in view of eternity. -Ironside

Time has a way of slipping by unnoticed. We recently watched some old videos of our eldest children while we lived in Clovis, New Mexico.

It seemed to us like yesterday that we had a little boy and little girl.  They have grown so fast.

As we build our Living Link network of supporters we have noticed something else about time.  We don’t seem to have enough.  We have been fundraising for over one year and we have four months left until we are scheduled to move to South America.  Esperanza and the Ezequiel want to tell you what percentage of our budget we have already raised.

Yes, that is our little girl, now big, proudly proclaiming we have raised 65% of our budget. Will we raise the remaining portion before August?  Will we be able to leave on time (we can’t leave until we are fully funded)?  Time will reveal the answers, but God knows them already.  Will you join us in praying for favor as we travel to and through the following states in the next four months?   We will be in FL, MO, KS, AZ, LA, MS, GA, AR, TX, NM, OH, KY, TN, OK, MI, IL, IN, WI and perhaps more.  Please pray specifically that God will open the doors we need to walk through so be can leave on time.

Thank you and God bless,

family pic tree

The Downings

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