Monday, November 12, 2007

2nd Update on Baby Promise from Emma

12/8/07 UPDATE
Thank you for your prayers from the Dunne Family

The photo is of Mount Ruapehu (Between Taumarunui and Raetihi)

Hello everyone

Just a quick update.

Promise had heart surgery on Wednesday. Steve was with her in Auckland as she endured this.

For all medical types out there:
Promise had an open PDA which has been closed now through the surgery. She was on morphine until yesterday and an epidural and all sorts of other 'wires'. She continues to require Oxygen for her 'sats' to remain at 100%. she has continuing problems with collapsed lungs (partial),
She came after 3 hours with more wires in her than either of us have ever seen. She was distressed but is now recovering well.
During the op they also did a liver biopsy. Results for this will come soon.
She remains on a vast collection of vitamins and medicine.

In spite of everything, she remains a 'fighter'.

Thankfully the operation for her heart was a success and we are gradually removing her Oxygen dependence.

She remains in Auckland Starship Hospital. Steve has now travelled home and Emma is presently being super - mum/nurse/carer with her as Steve learns to be super-dad with the remaining five children in Taumarunui.

Somehow neither of us remember this course at missionary training college!!!!!!

Thankfully Jesus is still with us in the valley. Father continues to love folks and bless people as we engage with countless other mums and dads who have sick children at Starship

A huge thank you for your prayers and support at this time. A special thank you for the food and care supplied locally by the 'secret saints'.

in the Fathers love

steve and emma dunne

Monday, November 05, 2007

Update on Baby Promise

Dear Friends
Sorry again to do a circular letter but I have so little time to write.

The photos attached were taken today in Auckland.

We cannot thank you all enough for continuing to pray for our family.

Promise (our newly adopted daughter - yipeeee) is stable in Auckland Hospital. She has been on Oxygen since thursday to help clear her lungs of 'patches'.
This is to prepare her for open heart surgery this week.
Please continue to pray for her health.
We are believing God for a good operation for hole(s) in her heart.
We are believing God for healing for her many other complaints (Liver, lungs etc.....)
Thank you again for standing with us.

Promise has brought great joy and blessing to our family. Our children love her. Our church community in Taumarunui, Raetihi and around New Zealand totally love her. Along with so very many around the world who are emailing and writing your support. THANK YOU Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

It is amazing how the Lord has led us into this right as we are expanding the ministry in Central plateau region in Turangi (Prison) and Raetihi and continuing in Taumarunui.

What is equally curious is all the constant theme on our hearts at the moment of the Father heart of God. He has placed such a burden for unwanted (so called unlovely) babies and children both born and pre-born; such a desire to see children housed, loved and placed in a family (our family!). All the while we are seeing God touch and infuse people with a fresh touch of the Father's love. Come on Jesus it is time for your people to swim in the ocean of your love. For this is His heart and why He came to earth to die and rise again:

" that he could adopt us as His very own children" (Gal 4:5b)NLT


“So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family--calling him “Father, dear Father.”” Romans 8:15, NLT.

remember Father speaking through Jeremiah the prophet:

“I thought to myself, ‘I would love to treat you as my own children!’ I wanted nothing more than to give you this beautiful land--the finest inheritance in the world. I looked forward to your calling me ‘Father,’ and I thought you would never turn away from me again.” Jeremiah 3:19, NLT.

Isn't Father just wonderful?

Please pray for Jesus to receive maximum glory through our constant contact with health professionals, social workers, students, Child protection agencies etc......and a whole host of other folks too numerous to mention.

Thank you again for your support

your friends

steve and emma dunne

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Baby Promise & Lindsey

This morning, this email came from Steve Dunne:

Dear Praying friends

Once again sorry for filling your email boxes but we really are facing a battle for the life of our daughter PROMISE. She travelled with Emma and Isaac to Auckland (4 hours) today for a routine Cardiology appointment. The hole(s) in her heart are bigger than we thought. Doctors want to do open heart surgery tomorrow. They are unable as Promise still has 'patches' on her lungs making her too sick for surgery.

Let us begin to pray for healing. For the presence and power of the healing touch of God to be on her make her well.

She is presently in A&E with breathing complications in Auckland. We are asking for a surge of prayer to touch the throne of grace today on her behalf.

Thank you for standing with us

your friends

steve and emma dunne

But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her.
Matthew 8:15

Just received from Doug and Carol Patterson this prayer request for a 3 yr old:

It was discovered last night that Neil Adam's daughter, Lindsey (3 yrs old) lost sight in one of her eyes. After testing today at the Andrews Institute - Baptist Hospital Gulf Breeze, doctors have suggested that it may be cancer in the eye. They have asked to send her to specialist in Miami. The news has hit their family like a bomb. They are asking for prayer as they decide what to do.

God is in Control and we can totally trust Him in all things by His grace and for His glory through His Son and our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!

We lift these precious children up to You and ask for a divine touch - they both need a miracle! Thank You Lord that by your stripes we are healed and you sent your word and healed our diseases. May nothing stop your perfect will in each of our lives. Amen!

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