Sunday, November 29, 2009

Prayer For a Young Girl: PRAISE!!!

Okay, for those who have been praying, God has answered! I'm a little foggy on the details, but Marissa had gone to the doctors and he was the one who advised her to return to the hospital. But she only stayed there for a couple of days and went home on Thanksgiving. And she was able to come to church this morning! So that is a HUGE praise.

As for Jo- I saw her this morning and she updated us herself. She did have her nose cauterized and was given some iron pills to take. She looked bright and beautiful as usual.

Hopefully things will return to normal for this family.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Prayer For a Young Girl: Update

Marissa had improved a great deal and even went home before the doctors had predicted. Unfortunately on Tuesday she had some kind of relapse and is back in the hospital. Please, please, please keep her and her family in your prayers! Yesterday was her birthday and today is Thanksgiving, and her younger sister is having her birthday in a few days. They're being bombarded.

Also, remember her grandmother Jo. Jo is in her mid-eighties and was having awful nosebleeds that sent her to the ER. She was supposed to have her nose cauterized (sp?) but I haven't heard anything more about her.

Thanks and God Bless.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

“Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” by Anita Dittman and Jan Markell

A young Jewish girl discovers the Messiah’s faithfulness in the midst of the Holocaust.
Anita Dittman was just a little girl when the winds of Hitler and Nazism began to blow through Germany. By the time she was twelve, the war had begun.
Shocking and disturbing, yet hopeful and inspiring- An incredible story you’ll never forget!

Author Bios:
Anita Dittman, a Jewish believer since the age of seven, speaks to many churches and groups about her experiences during World War II in Germany. She resides in Minnesota. Jan Markell has authored nine other books. She is the director of Olive Tree Ministries, an informative, cutting edge news ministry that includes her relevant radio talk show, Understanding the Times, on KKMS (AM 980) out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and heard in multiple cities.

Book Description:
Abandoned by her father when he realized the price of being associated with a Jewish wife and family, Anita and her mother were ultimately left to fend for themselves. Anita’s teenage years spent desperately fighting for survival yet learning to trust in the One she discovered who would not leave her…

My Thoughts:
“Trapped in Hitler’s Hell” (originally titled as, “Camp Angels,” and revamped for children as “Shadow of His Hand” by Wendy Lawton) is a little known story about Anita Dittman’s survival and spiritual journey during the holocaust. Upon coming to Jesus personally, she trusts her life and fate to the only One who can truly save her. It is one of the few accounts of a Jewish person who became a Christian in that dark point of history. With the POV being from young Anita, it is somewhat reminiscent of Anne Frank’s tale, with the spiritual fulfillment of Corrie ten Boom’s “The Hiding Place.” It leaves its impression on your heart. I can easily envision this book being transformed successfully into a TV movie for Hallmark. In this new 2005 edition, actual photographs of Anita and her family are included.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Prayer Request for a Young Girl

Hi, there is this girl at my church named Marissa who is ill with double-pneumonia. She's only 11 or 12 and she'll be in the hospital the next few weeks, over her birthday and Thanksgiving. If you could keep her in your thoughts and prayers, I know she and her family would appreciate it.

This is the time of the year when God performs the most amazing miracles (He has in my life) and I know He will do it again in this young girl.