2010 Christmas Family Photo
Beth showing Peter his Christmas gift. . .a book about Rembrandt!
We are continuing to lift up Peter and the entire family in our daily prayers. We are grateful for the constant updates via email and the blog. May the Presence of the Lord be your strength during these difficult days.
We are friends of Ron, roommate to Peter’s brother, who asked for prayers. We ask that God would heal Peter–physically, emotionally, etc.–and also that He would embrace all of you, family and friends, with His infinite comfort and strength.
I have been receiving updates on Peter’s condition via my fiancé, Jeremy Ogea. I am thankful to have found this blog so that I can now receive “firsthand” accounts through which I can update my family and church.
We pray for Peter and your family daily in our family worship (and many times throughout the day in our private prayers). Also, the church here at Muskogee, OK, has all of y’all on our prayer list. We took time Sunday morning to have special prayer just for Peter. Though we certainly pray for a complete recovery for him, it is a comfort to know that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
May the Lord uphold y’all with His “everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27).
In Christian love,
This is the most precious family and we continue to pray and believe God for this dear young man of God.
Psalm 118:14-18 (New International Version)
14 The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
15 Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
16 The LORD’s right hand is lifted high;
the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The LORD has chastened me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
I’m just amazed at the difference in the pictures on Day 14 from the earliest pictures. He has done so much healing on the outside, and hopefully on the inside too. My prayer is that you stay strong Doug and Selah – you know as well as anyone that God hasn’t given you more than you can handle. He knows your strength and that you rely on Him for that strength. Continued prayers are being lifted up for Peter whenever he comes to mind, which is often. Thank you so much Hope for setting this blog up – I check it numerous times a day and am always encouraged by your words.
May the Lord bless you Peter, and keep you and cause his face to shine upon you…..
HE is with you Peter. Father God, I pray for Peter to be able to go home with his family. Strengthen them all; each one.
Psalm 41:3 “the Lord will sustain him on his sickbed” I pray oh Lord that you will restore Peter from his illness, protect him, preserve his life–bless him in the land–do not surrender him to the desire of his foes. Deliver him; be with him; have mercy on him.
Ecclelsiates: To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven……….
God is in control of the change of seasons we see in creation; he is also in charge of the seasons and times of our lives. He is Sovereign.
Father in Heaven, strengthen Peter’s family; help them to rest….keep Peter in the palm of your hand…and give them peace.
Dear Helms family,
Peter was such a blessing to us at NCFCA tournaments! We are encouraged to here of his progress! We’ve been praying for him since the beginning of this ordeal, and will continue to do so. We pray God’s blessings on Peter and you all.
Sincerely, Brenda Huber
Just today, our daughters Maggie and Jamie recalled the kindness Peter (a senior at the time, and the girls, freshmen ) demonstrated during what was a very challenging academic course for them.: “We always made sure to be in Peter’s discussion group. He always took the time to listen to our opinions and made us feel like we were significant and that our thoughts were valid.” This gift of encouragement is, among so many other traits Peter displays, such a rare and precious gift. This is the person for whom we pray, and whom the Lord so loves. He continues to give to us, even in his present weakness.
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