Friday, February 4, 2011

A Heavy Heart

My heart is so heavy this week for some friends of ours that are suffering. Two families that we are very close to are going through most likely the toughest time in each of their lives this week. Us and a few other couples met last night to pray specifically for each family.

God's word tells us in Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them." I believe in this passage of scripture and love to pray for people as a group. God hears our prayers and I pray He heard our cries for these sweet, precious families last night.

Pat and Sarah Fries are one of the first couples that we met when we began to attend our church in Springdale. They took us right into their already large small group and made us feel welcome and loved. They love Jesus and love people. They have two sweet children, Lynlee and Owen.  This past Monday, Jan 31, Sarah was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her frontal lobe. She will be traveling to MD Anderson in the coming days for an operation. Sarah and Pat have been updating about her situation here.

Some of our favorite people, Rich and Renee also experienced tragedy this week. They found out that their precious baby boy that was due in March has gone to be with Jesus. You have never met a sweeter, more genuine couple than these folks. They both work with Adam and have become dear friends of ours. They have a sweet little princess named Sallie that is 2. My heart is so broken for this family. I have no idea what they are going through but I hope they know that many are mourning with them and praying for them.

Only God can comfort in times like these. Sure, I believe he puts people around to love on those going through trials, but only his love and mercy can take away the pain. I have no idea how people who do not have a relationship with Him make it through tragic circumstances like these. I am so blessed to know that both of these families are believers and will no doubt turn tragedy into triumph for our Savior.

Please pray for these families today.


  1. Praying for your friends Heather! Please tell your friend Sarah that MD Anderson is the place to be. My grandmother has been working with them for a year and she has been very pleased with the patient care she has received from the physicians and staff. Love you Heather!

  2. I have been praying for your friends ever since Kelly told me about them. Here is Kim's email address. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you! It is If you don't hear from her, leave me a comment. I may have berely spelled wrong. I told her you might be emailing her soon.