Saturday, October 18, 2008

Still Waiting....

We haven't heard from the doctor yet today about the exact percentage of the leukemia cells in her bone marrow.  We are sitting close by our phone waiting....

We wanted to do a quick post though to invite you to our church tomorrow.  If you live in this area and don't have a home church we know you'll love Grace.  We have been going there for four years and our lives have been changed.  You got a little preview of the type of people that go there from the head shaving night and we feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of people that love God and love each other.  Our church is called Grace Brethren and it is located in Macedonia at 1066 E. Aurora Road (which is Rt. 82).  Tomorrow is a special, combined service that will be at 10 a.m. (there are usually two services, one at 9:30a.m. and the other at 11:00a.m.) but tomorrow is a little different.  There have been some really awesome things going on in peoples lives lately and you will hear stories of changed lives and also there are some people getting baptized, which is always a really neat thing to experience.  We talked yesterday with our pastor (Jason Haymaker) and he also told us that they purchased 500 orange leukemia bracelets that say 'Praying For Abbey' and there will be a time at the end of the service where they will show the video of the head shaving night and also give bracelets to people who will commit to pray for Abbey.  We are so thankful that they are doing this for us and look forward to hearing about the awesome service tomorrow.  Click HERE if you want to see the church website.  We continue to be blessed by so many of  you keeping up with our story.  There were almost 400 hits again on our blog yesterday and your comments have been an encouragement to us.        

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi guys I hope you hear soon - I know the waiting is so hard. We have our own church service tomorrow but I hope tomorrow goes well at Grace. I would really like to buy a few bracelets though!

Sarah

Kelly Hunt said...

Hi Shell,
Like the new look of the blog. I've been checking your blog constantly all day- waiting to hear and praying.

cathi said...

hey shelly...carin sent your site via e/m...we'll be following and praying and can't wait to hear about the service tomorrow! That's beautiful!

The Svendsen Family said...

Hey Colberts. I am in awe at what the doctor saw in the microscope. God is truely great!! We pray for Abbey all the time and the kids are a part of it. Paige sends her love and hugs to Abbey.

Anonymous said...

We're praying. We would love to be at your church tomorrow. However, I (Shaun) have to be at our church for worship team. Please, please, please save us a couple bracelets! We love you!
"I can do A.L.L. things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil 4:13)

-the Ortega's

Elmer & Tes Decipeda said...

Hi. We have never met but we are friends of Shaun and Lindsay Ortega and we have been following precious Abbeys progress and want to let you know how excited we are about the wonderful news. Abbey has been in our prayers and how awesome to see our great God do His work in her little body. What a testimony her life is to God's love.
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Elmer and Tes