Living the Dream / Beyond The Nightmare ~
The Personal Blog of an Innocent Man
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Prayer Request for Jane Williams' Eyes
Acts 3:6. Peter said, "I don't have a nickel to my name, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth", see.
Jane Williams has served Columbia, Missouri since her college years in Mizzou.
Her contributions have included *inner city missions, *prayer walks with Pam Ingram (going house to house asking for prayer requests), *assisting and restoring abused women, *reaching out to the poor, *ministering the prophetic word to prisoners, *taking foster children into her home and loving them as her own, *co-ordinating the Katrina hurricane relief in the mid-Missouri area, *envisioning and then helping build Love Inc of Columbia, *playing a vital role in encouraging prisoner re-entry in our city, *being, on a daily basis, the supportive wife of her husband (Pastor Scott Williams), *being the loving mother to two kids that reflect their parents well (Aaron and Suzy Williams), *organizing benevolence direction at Columbia Christian Fellowship Church, *introducing my case and my innocence to countless people until someone listened and helped her get my freedom and name back, .......just to mention a few.
This Tuesday, Jane's going in to have surgery done on her eye. She'll be awake through the process and is nervous. I can imagine why. The prospects of being conscience while someone pokes around inside your eye has to be intimidating. At this point, she has to have this procedure done though. Earlier this year, she lost her sight in her good eye.
Both Jane and her twin sister (Judy) have had damaged eyes since they were small babies, due to complications in the hospital care post birth. Both sisters have extreme problems with both eyes. Both sisters have had multiple surgeries on both eyes, so both of them have really never had "good eyes" ever, but the one eye that Jane has relied upon for years is the one that has experienced complications and wherein the vision has gone.
So,... I'm asking you to pray for her. Pray for her peace. Pray for her doctors. Pray for the massive scarring she has on both eyes. Pray for the health of both eyes. Pray for healing. Pray for a miracle. And pray, preemptively, for her sister's eyes as well. She's hoped for healing for her entire life, at least all the years that she's known Jesus, but hasn't gotten it yet. She believes in miracles, but she's been so concentrated on being the hands and feet of Jesus and being the practical miracle for others that she needs us to intervene and intercede in prayer on her behalf for the miraculous.
The last half of November and the month of December is when our church exhorts each other to be a Community of Compassion and give to the indigent and hurting. Jane heads up this effort every year. This morning (11/28/2010), she will get up again and ask us to give. As always, she'll do her best to encourage us to be difference makers and impact players in the kingdom of God. I'm asking you to give to her, to impact her, to make a difference in her life. Give her your prayers. Lift her up in your praises to our Lord. In your worship of God's glory, in your hearts ~ pray for her.
Acts 3:6. Peter said, "I don't have a nickel to my name, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth", see. No one's even asking you for your money this time around ~ just your prayers "in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth" for Jane's eyes.