Sunday, August 05, 2007

Time for Prayer...


The past few weeks have been full & sweet, spending every possible moment & many sleepless nights with our sweet boy. Thank you all for your prayers for Isaac & our family as a whole. We've known God's peace in deeper ways than ever before.

Over the past 48 hrs, Isaac's health has rapidly declined (much like a snowballing effect). We've consulted every physician involved in his care & are doing all we can to support him. In spite of all this, he continues to decline. Our greatest concern is making Isaac as comfortable as possible. Join us as we pray for God's will to be manifest in his life, for total healing - one way or another - & above all, for peace & comfort for our boy. While we don't know how much time he has left, we are confident in the One who holds him firmly in His ever-loving hands.

We love you, sweet boy. We are so very proud of you.

47 comments:

Carlyn said...

Father ... I lift up Isaac to you. God, hold his little body in your hands. I lift up Jordan and Patience. Hold them in your arms as they make decisions that will affect his life, and their lives. Hold them closely and give them wisdom beyond measure. Give them peace through every decision and every step. Allow them to feel the love that surrounds them in prayer each day. And most of all, help them to have the strength to praise you in all things. In Christ, Amen

Patty Honeycutt said...

We're praying. Much love,
Patty

Melissa said...

Crying and praying. These past few months of "journeying with you" has touched me deeply and there are no words. I pray for the strength to release Isaac into the Savior's hands if that is what He is choosing for him. I also pray that God work a miracle and heal him fully and completely. Not sure which way to pray...other than total healing the way GOD desires to give it.
Much love,
Melissa

The Figs said...

we have no words right now, just awe for the courage & strength you have demonstrated to all of us. we've learned so much by just watching u from afar. our hearts cry out to God for you. may His peace abound in you as He holds you in the palm of His hands & embraces you in His loving arms.

the figs

Anonymous said...

We are all still with you in prayer.

Much Love.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Patience and Jordan,
I don't really know what to say. All I can do is assure you that all three of you, and your respective families, are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that you are given peace and strength, and that your beautiful boy Isaac, is comfortable and serene as you enjoy your precious time with him. We are holding you all in our hearts, with our love,
Alison, Pete and Charlie xxx

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all of you.

Love & Prayers,

Bryant & Hilary

anita said...

Oh the lives you have touched, sweet, baby Isaac... and how your parents have been beacons of God's love and faithfulness since your mom found out she was pregnant...

Fight hard or fly to Jesus, precious one - either way, you will ALWAYS be in our hearts...

Love you all...
Anita

Anonymous said...

Standing in prayer with you over the life of your son Isaac and for your strength in the Lord.

Blessings,
Valerie Samuels
Matthews, NC

Anonymous said...

You guys have been through so much. Do realize what an amazing witness for the Lord you have been and continue to be. No matter what happens, little Isaac has had a tremendous impact on the world. More so in his short time here so far than many do in a long lifetime. I am still praying for a miraculous healing, but also for the peace of Christ to surround all three of you.

Eric and Vicky Smith

Felicia said...

I am praying for your family. Your strength is amazing. I know that God is with you. Felicia Davis

Anonymous said...

We are praying for little Isaac. Right now and continuously. The father's healing hand is great and HIS healing is perfect. We love you all and are praying the Lord also gives you strength and wisdom for whichever healing HE may grant.
inHIM
c&v

*marissa* said...

i am praying for you both and isaac. praying for healing and a miracle. may god be glorified! thank you for your strength and example. your family has touched my life forever.

Allison Tomasek said...

I'm a friend of Melissa's who has commented here today. I've been praying for your boy and your family. I'm so sorry you have to endure this but the courage, faith, and love for your Father you continue to show during this time is such a testiment to how great our God really is. As a Jewish person, your faith has taught me more about the Christian faith and Jesus then I ever knew. You demonstrate such grace, acceptance, peace and understanding. I pray that God's Will be done and for peace and comfort surrounding you in whatever His Will becomes.

In Godly love,
Allison Tomasek

Anonymous said...

Isaac, you have never looked more beautiful than you do in this photo. The peace on your face is more than words, your courage too.

You are amazing, little one. Thank you for being you...your sweet life has changed mine.

I will continue to lift you up. May you feel the strong, safe arms of your Father and may you find rest in the rhythm of His heart.

Andree Freeman said...

I'm praying for you and your little man!! Children are such ablessing, no matter the duration on this earth. Isaac's life and his story will change many people. He is obviously special in God's eyes, as are the two of you!! God Bless Ya'll!
A new friend

Anonymous said...

Patience, Jordan, and Isaac,

I lift you three up daily in prayer. Thank you for the update on how little Isaac is doing. I will continue to be praying for stength, comfort, peace and God's will.

Love in Christ,
Taneha

Sonia said...

I've been praying for little Isaac. Praying for God's will to be done for him and to give you both peace and comfort.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing to me that one so small and young has had such a large ministry. Much larger than most of us who have been on this earth so much longer. We will continue to pray....and God will continue to be God.
Blessings and Love,
Kateri<><

Anonymous said...

Thank you again for taking time away from your precious Isaac to blog and update us.
No words are adequate to express what I am feeling. My heart cries out to Our Father on your behalf. You have demonstrated first hand to all of us courage and strength and have allowed us the privilege and blessing to walk this journey with you. May the peace of God which transcends all our understanding, be yours today and always. May you be assured that God is watching over your baby Isaac as well. We are fasting and praying for total and complete healing.... God's way in God's time.
Loving you all,
BB

Anonymous said...

Praying for the peace of God and comfort for the entire family that the will of God be revealed.

Praying!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for sweet Isaac's miracle, whether it be earthly or heavenly. Praying you are surrounded by peace, comfort, and love of our Heavenly Father

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

My heart aches for you.
I am in tears.

I am praying for you now and your sweet baby boy.

Amber Engebretson said...

I am a mother of a son who at 2 days old recently went home to be with the Lord, and I can tell you that the Lord DOES provide that amazing strength, comfort, and peace. If the time comes when Jesus comes to take Isaac home, know that the peace that comes with knowing where he will be going, is awesome! There is no greater joy than a parent-child relationship, and that includes the one with our Lord. He knows how it feels to lose a son, and has so much compassion for us! I just praise Him that you feel him near by through all of this!
I pray that these moments with Isaac continue to be blessed with happiness and joy. With the Lord, the joy overshadows the pain!

Blessings my dear brother and sister!
Amber

Anonymous said...

We continue in prayer for all of you. Our hearts are breaking for you but we know little Isaac is in God's hands.
Aunt Berta

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers. Many many times a day. Thinking of you always. God is with you.

Tonette said...

God you know this need, hold Isaac in your hands dear Lord he has been a blessing for so many people around the world his parents are so faithful they have uplifted so our faith there is good in all things I pray what is best even if it breaks our hearts. This couple deserves so much for their steadfastness. The never ending prayer love ya so much

Anonymous said...

Jordan, Patience, Issac:

You are GREATLY loved and favored by God. You are greatly loved by c3. Peace to your hearts and minds and souls.

c3 student

Anonymous said...

God hear our cries.

Steven & Kristina

Anonymous said...

Paitence and Jordan you are in our hearts and prayers.

carolyn said...

As we lift you all up in prayer, I hope He gives you the comfort that is needed to get you to a place of acceptance and support. And that you have happy memories of the short time you have together. God Bless!!!!

Anonymous said...

As I write this I am in tears, praying for the strength and courage for the two of you and for comfort and peace for your sweet wonderful little boy. May God's will be done. Our hearts go out to you. We love you all.

Jane-Jane said...

still praying!

YoQuieroJesus said...

aww he's so sweet, praying for you Jordand, Patience, Isaac and family!!!

The Atkinson 6 said...

we are praying!

Anonymous said...

We pray that Isaac is blessed with a miraculous healing, and that he is able to rest and find peace. Isaac is blessed with great faithful parents. Our prayers are with you all.

Al and Holly

Anonymous said...

We can honestly say we have never prayed for one person as much as we have for Isaac. We feel like he is a part of our family also. We will continue to keep Isaac in our prayers for healing of his heart, as well as keeping the rest of your family in our prayers for the comfort and understanding that can only come from God.
- Traci & Mike in MD

Lindsay Arnold said...

You guys are loved...

Adam and Nat said...

Baby Issac's life has touched our famiy through this time. You guys have been such an example to Adam and I. We just got back from the beach spent with Adam's family and many of them are asking about you. They all think so highly of how you are handling it all and are so proud of Issac also. We love you and are praying.

Anonymous said...

Isaac,
What a precious, brave boy you are! I love your recent picture, just looking content with peace in your eyes. Only God can grant that kind of peace and serenity in this situation! We have so much to learn from you and your faithful parents!
Lord, we lift up the entire Leino family and keep praying for your miracle of healing. Lord, may your will be done and may Isaac's story of faith, hope and perseverance continue to bless thousands around the world and bring us closer to You! Amen
Claire Adams and family <><

Amanda Boyle said...

I will pray that God get's you through this time. And that the peace of God will overcome you and Jordan. You are such a great example & you will be able to witness to millions through this.

What seems like the end of something will be the beginning of another.

I will pray for comfort & that through this pain God will conform you two even more to Himself.

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for your loss. Although we all know Isaac is in a better place and you will see him again one day, I can't imagine the pain you are going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. My you feel the peace of God now like you have never felt before.

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers for all.
Matthew 5:4

Anonymous said...

there simply are no words to adeqately say how sorry I am for your loss...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Isaac could not ask for more wonderful, loving, giving, caring, and considerate parents. My hope and prayer is that you all will be abundantly blessed for your courage, boldness, and strength to do the task that God set before you... you are incredible parents Patience and Jordan, and I will be praying for peace and comfort that passes ALL understanding. May you continue to feel the Lord's love all around you.

Anonymous said...

you guys are great follower's of Christ. Your faith has enspired countless others to step out in faith a little more. The angles came and showed him the way home. It must have been a beautiful journey And you're right no more feeding lines No more trach,No more beepers going off Total freedom and healing.And yet the grieving process is real ,with all your faith and love of God don't deny yourself the normal grieving process,you have suffered a great loss,we all have.Even though I am so greatful at the way the Lord has manifested in your lives and those around you.I still grieve.My griveance I shall take to the Lord to be healed.......Til The Whole World Hears...Debra Wyatt @c3