Sunday, March 21, 2010

Prayers Needed!

Those of you who have visited CDF any time in the last year have met Maria Fernanda, a sweet little girl with special needs. Maria became ill recently, and she passed away at the hospital in the early morning on Saturday. This was very unexpected, and things progressed very quickly.
We buried her yesterday afternoon next to Esteven, and it was very strange to be going through that process again so soon. Similar to Esteven though... We are all taking comfort in knowing that she is perfectly healed and whole with her Father.

Please pray for Patti Sue right now as she is the person who bears the weight of so many decisions that have to be made. Please pray for Mama Ines and all of the Tias who have taken care of Maria for the last year.

In addition to this....we have just had a crazy weekend with several different things going on. Please keep all of the following in your prayers as well:

~ Our teachers: Dallas, Ali, and Lana (Ali's Mom) have a horrible stomach virus (no school tom.)
~ Baby Nanki has the same virus
~ Mike Waskosky fell and broke one of his wrists this afternoon...requiring surgery and the insertion of a pin
~ Amanda is in the hospital receiving IV antibiotics and treatment for some infected areas caused by her cast (which has now been removed)
~ Dolly was brought in to the hospital, but did not have to be admitted. She has been struggling with lung issues, but she seems to be slowly improving.
~ Praise report...Rubi had an abscess on her neck drained earlier in the week. We took her in on Saturday morning to have it checked and cleaned, and the doctor said it's healing perfectly.

Thank you for the prayers that I know will be prayed. It's comforting to know how many people support Casa de Fe spiritually, and we are fully trusting in God's perfect provision right now.


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  2. I am praying for you and Dwight, for Patti Sue, Mama Ines, the teachers, the Tias, and the kiddos. You've had a really difficult weekend. I know you're finding comfort and strength in God, and I'm praying that He will hold you close in His arms, and you'll feel His peace.
    -Julie Y.

  3. Wow, those pictures....

    Definitely praying: (from Isaiah 58)

    6 "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
    to loose the chains of injustice
    and untie the cords of the yoke,
    to set the oppressed free
    and break every yoke?

    7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
    when you see the naked, to clothe him,
    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

    8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
    then your righteousness [a] will go before you,
    and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

    9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
    "If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

    10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
    then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.

    11 The LORD will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
    You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.

    12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
    and will raise up the age-old foundations;
    you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
    Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

    13 "If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
    and from doing as you please on my holy day,
    if you call the Sabbath a delight
    and the LORD's holy day honorable,
    and if you honor it by not going your own way
    and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,

    14 then you will find your joy in the LORD,
    and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land
    and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob."
    The mouth of the LORD has spoken.

  4. Praying for you and Patti Sue and the tias and all of the kids. Crying with you while thanking Jesus that Maria Fernanda is running around with the other children in heaven.

  5. D&T... Love you guys and thinking about you. Praying for healed hearts today. I'll second Emily's Isaiah verses. Beautiful.

  6. Hey Mrs. Tandy & Mr. Dwight , Ms. Patti Sue ,and all the Tia's and teachers. I'm so sorry to hear about Little Maria Fernanda's Passing. But , As I always say "Just know that she's not in anymore pain or suffering". I know with all of my heart that she's a Happy , Healthy and running around with all the other kids up in Heaven. Her time on earth maybe over. But , She's now woken up to a new life up in Heaven. God Bless you Maria.
    R . I . P Maria Fernanda!

  7. I sent out a quick e-mail to all of our team members. I am praying for Maria and all of you At Casa De Fe, especially Patti Sue and all the Tias. Know that you are all in thoughts and prayers up here in Ontario!