Monthly Archives: March 2011

Dad is out of surgery!

We are so excited to report that Dad is out of surgery and doing great! We haven’t seen him yet but feel confident of the Lord’s healing. They did not have to syop his heart for th surgery. Please pray that he senses the Lord’s presence as he begins to wake up all hooked up! We will update as he progresses! God is good!

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It’s me again, Lord.

Dear Father,

Well it’s me again.  I know You already know what’s going on.  I don’t like it Lord.  I don’t want to lose my Larry.  I love him so much.  I can’t imagine life without him.  I also know that You want the best for us.  That nothing happens that doesn’t go through Your hands first.  You said You write our names in the palm of Your hand.  So I expect Larry to be written on the palm of Your hands right now. You said we would never be alone and so I know You will be with Larry in the operating room and also with us who sit in the waiting room.  Lord we need You so bad.  Sometimes I think I am at the place were I just need the Holy Spirit to intercede for me because I can’t get the words out to tell You how my heart is feeling right now.  So I trust You with every fiber of my being.  I know You have given Larry and I so many blessings and You have answered so many prayers for us.  Lord I thank You in advance of how we will be able to use this sickness to help others in the future.  You know Lord we just want to shine all over Haiti!  As Larry told You in the field walking to the river, he loves what he is doing.  Thank You for allowing us to serve You in such a special way.
In Jesus’ Name.  Amen
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Update on Dad

Dad has at least a dozen blocks. He will need at least a triple bypass. Please pray for him and Momma. I will update as soon as we have specific times.

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Our Latest Newsletter

Larry wrote the following article for our newsletter:

Written by Larry Owen March 19, 2011

On April 26 I will be (66) sixty-six. Over these 66 years I have come to believe there are no Supermen, only the Super Christ who took on human form to show us the way through the earthly maze called “Living for Him”.  As I live in this fast lane for Jesus, I am now finding that I am struggling physically and am daily looking for Christ to give me strength.  I have gone from serious back pain to a little pain over the heart.  Before going back to Haiti at Christmas I had an epidural to relieve my back pain. Now a week from today I am having a heart cath.

How do I feel about that?  I think of it like my little old four cylinder mission truck in Haiti.  It is a good truck, but it’s looking old and very much banged up; yet I get in it most everyday and it still purrs like a kitten. One day I was sitting beside the road with a broken ball joint.  The other day I went down to get in it and there she sat with a flat tire.  I said to myself, “Thank you Jesus it didn’t happen out on the muddy road to St. Louis-du-nord”.

So now this heart problem, well thank God it didn’t happen on the muddy road to St. Louis-du-nord!  My next journey seems to be a trip by St. Joseph Hospital to get a stint or two before I can be on my way.  Now when you pass me in my very much banged up little truck in Haiti you will know there is a very much banged up little fellow inside. But don’t be fooled, we both are pushing through the darkness and into the Light.  We are bouncing down victory road at 66, doing about 5 miles an hour! Now look at the pictures and see what I mean by victory road.

This past year, completed February 20, the biggest building I ever built in my life.  It is four stories high with connecting walk ways on 3rd and 4th floors to surgery units and a dorm area.

I baptized four more individuals before I left Haiti last week.  One of them had to be the oldest person I had every baptized.

I left my little truck at the river and crossed over on foot, then walked three miles to a youth retreat we sponsored during Mardi Gras.  Fifty-one teenagers from Twa Rivye camped out for three days.  What an awesome time!  These kids have grown so much in the last three years.  You would be so proud of them.  It was on this journey I realized I needed to get the tires on the truck checked and my heart too.

I could go on and on but you see the pictures.  So until I give you another shout, know in your heart that everyday me and my old truck will be going about five miles an hour down victory road, pretty much banged up but your prayers and support keep the gas in our tanks on full!

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Jesus loves us all…

Jesus loves Bobby Baker
This I know
Cause the Bible Tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong
Yes, Jesus loves Bobby Baker
Yes, Jesus loves Bobby Baker
Yes, Jesus loves Bobby Baker
The Bible tells me so
This is the song I sang to my nephew in the Intensive Care Room at the Tampa Hospital.  He still is on the breathing machine, his lungs continue to fill up, and his kidneys are not working as well as they could be–but I believe with all my heart that God will heal him.  I so enjoyed my stay at my brother’s house.  We cried together alot but we also shared some laughter.  We talked about the good old days with my Momma and Granny.  My brother had slipped away from the Lord for a few years but let me tell you he is back serving the Lord and even teaching a Bible Study.  I went with him to church and he has the most loving congregation.  They were so friendly. They have been so good to my brother Bobby and his wife, Carol.  When I got on the plane to go home, we all cried.  Now I am in Kentucky with Larry. We have a few speaking engagements before we go back for Easter in Haiti.  The Lord has really blessed the church in Haiti.  Larry baptized Mr. Nussiance who must be the oldest man in our area.  He also baptized Patrick. The people in the used to tell us that he was crazy and leave him alone.  Well the Lord gave me a special love for Patrick.  He was not crazy but just needed someone to care!  Don’t we all?
Please continue to pray for my nephew and of course my precious family at Twa Rivya.  I am convinced that God is all about family.  Relationships are so important.  They were important to Jesus and of course God wants to have a personal relationship with us.  I heard a great sermon the other day on prayer and one of the things this preacher shared was the closeness you feel when you are on your knees praying to the Father and taking time to listen to Him.
Praise God for family!  Thank Him for Family!  And if you need to get peace with your  family, do it now!!!
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