Several years ago now, I met a really lovable pastor named Rick Lawrenson. He pastor’s a really cool church in the Outer Banks of N.C. (OBX) Rick has a son named Nathan who also loves the Lord and is an awesome worship leader. He ended up leading worship at the same church in the OBX. Nathan married the love of his life and her name is Trisha. I’ve met Nate on a couple occasions but have never met Trisha though I feel I’ve come to know her recently. Trisha has Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that steals the healthy function of her lungs. She is also 24 weeks pregnant with their first daughter Gwyneth. For what seems like forever now, this precious young couple has been in a battle for both Trisha and Gwyneth’s lives. They are at Duke Medical Center receiving great care but the life and death decisions are being made on a daily basis now.
The amazing part to me is seeing the Lord give strength in spite of human weakness. To be so young and have such a great outlook, faith and hope is a witness to all around. There is much love and support from family, friends and church family but I would ask all who read this to pray for all involved like there is no tomorrow. You can learn more and follow the events at Nate’s blog site http://www.cfhusband.blogspot.com/ If you need some inspiration in your own life I encourage you to read the blog!
"Father, please pour out your strength on Trisha, Nate, Gwyneth, Rick, Gail and all the others who are near. Give Dr.’s and medical personnel wisdom beyond their training. If you please, spare both lives and use them powerfully as you have already to give you glory. Provide for their every need. We have no where else to turn but to you, Lord. We come to you through the name of Jesus Christ. Let it be so!"