Friday, July 8, 2011

Please pray for Joey!

So there's this kid in our church. I say "kid", but he's actually a 19 year old young man. Gah, I'm getting old. I actually remember Joey from when he was about 13. I worked with the youth at the church where we attend & i remember lots of youth adventures with him & his sister Tina. I left that church in 06, but my husband & I just started going there again around December. So it's kind of crazy to me that suddenly all those 13-14 year olds i used to watch are now in COLLEGE! Crazy. 

So anyway... Joey is on our praise & worship team. He plays the bass. He is a GREAT guy. He loves the Lord with all his heart. He comes from a great family. And he's a really nice guy, too. 

 Joey with his 2 younger sisters... that's Tina in the background & little one is Lydia.

Joey & his older sister, Ally.

Joey was on his way to play bass for praise & worship for a Vacation Bible School at another church in town (my sister-in-law's church, actually) when he was hit by an 18-wheeler. This was last Wednesday, I believe. He's been in ICU ever since. At first they didn't know if he'd make it or if he'd come out of it brain damaged. Or he could be fine. They discovered a broken bone in his back. His wrist was broken and a couple of ribs. But they were mainly concerned about the bleeding in his brain.

the kids from the VBS where Joey was playing wrote him the cutest Get Well Cards.

As you can imagine, this is very hard on his sweet family. They asked if we could do a worship/prayer service at the church & it was held on Tuesday. I went & it was so awesome to see believers get together to worship God & to pray for one specific need. I know we can all pray on our own, but there is really something to "where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them". :)

As of yesterday, things are looking a bit better. Here is the latest update from the Pray for Joey Stuckey facebook page:  "An MRI was done on Joey's head and neck. His neck looked fine, so he is no longer wearing the neck brace. He is mostly breathing on his own, but he does still need some assistance at times. Before they take him off of the ventilator totally, they would like to see him responding to commands (Can you squeeze my hand, open your eyes, etc).We are praying for him to get to that point today. Thanks again for your prayers!"

This is just a request to join us in prayer for this young man of God & his sweet family. 


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