Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Please pray!

Rick and Sharon Labouef are long-time missionaries who live here in Shell. One of their sons, Freddy, lives with his family nearby in Puyo. This past Saturday, one of Freddy's sons, Joshusa (3 yrs. old), was in a water-related accident. There are not specific details as to what happened....only that he was unaccounted for for 20 minutes before he was found in the water unconscious. He was immediately taken to a local hospital, then brought to Shell to be flown to Quito. He was non-responsive throughout this time.
He was placed in intensive care in Quito, and they induced a 72-hour coma to allow his body to recover. The updates over the past few days have been positive. His fever has gone down, heart-rate lowered and fluid reduced in his lungs. His induced coma will end this afternoon/evening, and then they will be able to assess the damage to his brain.
PLEASE join us in prayer for Joshua's healing. Rick and Sharon have touched so many people's lives, and there are people praying all over the world right now for this family. Joshua's situation is very serious, and it's apparent that if he recovers- it can only be attributed to a miracle from our Father.
Joshua's parents' names are Freddy and Sondra. Siblings are Daniella (young teen), Matthew (Kindergarten), and baby Jake. At this point, Freddy's brothers have all traveled to Quito, and they are surrounded by family.
Please pray for everyone involved in this situation.

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us." 1 John 5:14


  1. We are praying for Joshua and his family. Our God is a BIG God and He does BIG things. :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing with us and letting us pray with you. Knowing Jesus loves Joshua and all his family is so comforting to me. That is my prayer for Joshua and his family...to know how much Jesus loves them.