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Monday, March 06, 2006

Pray for Chad Cole

John's Nephew, Chad, really needs help from God. He has been in and out of trouble since he was a pre-teen. In the last few years, he has been into some serious drugs (the kind that addict you after one go at it).

Chad was badly beaten by 7 people (from my understanding) last weekend and has been in the hospital, in intensive care ever since. These people beat him with guns (I'm glad they did not shoot him). They were trying to make him an example as he owed them $40 and his brother owed them $60. So ... basically, you have a person beaten, almost to death, over $100 for stupid drugs! It makes me sick.

He has not awakened completely yet in the whole week and 2 days since this happened. However, today, John and I went to visit him and he was moving around and squeezed the hand of his father. He may be OK, but there is no way to be sure until he wakes up completely.

The entire time I looked at him today, I thought of how hard this must be for his father. I can't imagine knowing that my son had been so careless with his life and now he lay there almost dead ... and very possibly brain damaged ... over stupid drugs. I am very sad for all of them.

I pray that the Lord will use this event in his life to show him of his need for a relationship with Christ. I hope that all of his family will see the foolishness and vanity of life without the Lord. Chad once made a profession of faith when in jail, but did not move forward any with the Lord. Who knows? Please pray for this young man and his family, as they are all in great spiritual need.

You can read a few short articles about it from the local news if you want by clicking the links below. Thank you.

Here and here.

21 Comments:

  • Rose,
    I am so sorry to hear about this.

    He will definitely be in my prayers.

    God Bless

    Matthew

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 3/06/2006 4:23 AM  

  • I do like the new look. I like the soft peach colour.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 3/06/2006 4:27 AM  

  • Hi Rose~
    Thanks for posting this, I have known this young man all of his life. Bright straight "A" students + wrong choices = trouble.

    Thanks for praying Matthew, and all others who lift a prayer.

    brother John

    PS Rose I like it.

    By Anonymous J. Wendell, at 3/06/2006 5:23 AM  

  • Rose count on our prayers. I'm so sorry for everyone involved.

    By Blogger Kc, at 3/06/2006 6:04 AM  

  • Rose,

    I will pray. I am sorry that you and the rest of his loved ones must go through this. Oh, that he might awake out of this and seek the face of Jesus!

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 3/06/2006 7:28 AM  

  • Love the new look!

    We will pray for Chad...his recovery and his salvation.

    Thank you for letting us know.

    By Blogger Joe, at 3/06/2006 7:36 AM  

  • Hey, DF,
    Thank you for praying.

    John,
    What eklse would I be doing at 4 a.m.?

    kc,
    I believe you will pray. Thank you. And thanks for everything else, too. ;~) tigger.

    bluecollar,
    My heart goes out to all of them.
    They are like sheep without a shepherd.

    Hi Joe,
    Thank you for saying that.
    We appreciate your prayers.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/06/2006 10:01 AM  

  • Rose I will be praying for him! Is he a teenager or in his twenties? Drugs are so difficult to get out of. I can relate! When you want to get off drugs it isn't just about stopping them. It's a whole lifestle change. It's very hard!

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 3/06/2006 11:50 AM  

  • Thank you, Dorothy. Chad is twenty.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/06/2006 12:01 PM  

  • How tragic Rose. Thanks to Christ for being there for you. And thanks to you for being so firm in Christ. What a hard one. Best to you and John and the rest. Todd

    By Blogger Todd, at 3/06/2006 12:23 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    I'll be praying for Chad, and his immediate family--are they believers (his parents sibblings)?

    BTW, your new template is very cool, nice work!

    In Christ,
    Bobby

    By Anonymous bobby grow, at 3/06/2006 12:44 PM  

  • Hi Todd,
    It is tragic. John and I very much want to be there (more than we have) to shine the light of the Lord.

    Hi Bobby!
    Thank you. I would say that if anyone in that immediate family is born-again, I have not heard about it. It has been a lot of drugs, promiscuous and irresponsible living.
    Divorce. Remarriage.
    On and on ...
    There but by the grace of God ...

    Thanks for the compliment! I worked really hard on the template. One of my goals when starting blogging was to learn web graphics. Slowly, I am picking some things up.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/06/2006 1:35 PM  

  • Hi Rose

    Chad is like alot of poeple that Satan ripes off. Its just so hard when it hits home. My cry goes out to Jesus that He will save him and heal him.

    John,
    I'm praying that the Lord gives you the word God to the Family and The love of Jesus.. that Chad would see your heart and know that Jesus is real.

    May God lift you up in time of need.

    Your Brother
    Doug

    By Blogger forgiven, at 3/06/2006 1:57 PM  

  • Hey Rose, I really like what you've done with the place.

    Sorry to hear about Chad, I will certainly say a prayer for him.

    By Blogger Gordon Cloud, at 3/06/2006 5:44 PM  

  • Hi Rose :)

    So sorry about this painful situation.

    I will pray for Chad.

    By Blogger H K Flynn, at 3/06/2006 8:51 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    I have prayed for Chad and will keep him in prayer. It may be hard for us to see it just now, but I believe this is one of those times when God will work all things together for good, and amaze us all. Hopefully this understanding will not be long in coming.

    Loren

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 3/06/2006 10:24 PM  

  • Rose,

    This causes my heart to ache. We will keep him in prayer.

    Doug

    By Blogger Doug E., at 3/07/2006 12:17 AM  

  • Hi Doug,
    Drugs and substance abuse are a rip-off. No peace.

    Gordon,
    Thank you and bless you.

    Jodie,
    It is painful to see someone who is destroying themselves and then to see that others have decided to help him along. Crack cocaine is awful.

    Cleopas,
    Thank you. It is important to remember that noth9ing surprises God. I am interested to see what He does. Thanks for the encouragement.

    Doug,
    Thanks for stopping by. You must be a very empathetic person. God bless you.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/07/2006 8:40 AM  

  • EVERYONE,
    I want you all to know that John really appreciated this thread. He read it last night and had tears. (shhh)
    All of your kind remarks and promises of prayer mean a lot to him. Thank you.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 3/07/2006 8:42 AM  

  • I'll promptly change my blogger name! Matt commented on my livejournal, so I found his blog and commented on it, but then I realized he already has an internet friend named Rose! So sorry! Beautiful name though. ;-)

    By Blogger Rosalie, at 3/07/2006 10:51 AM  

  • sorry to hear about Chad, will be praying for him, and family!

    By Blogger jel, at 3/07/2006 3:20 PM  

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