I have been wanting to update you all in regards to Edwin's sister, April Markley. I apologize for not getting an update out sooner. I do want to say THANK YOU all for the amazing support of prayer on the Markley's behalf and for our family as well. You have all been so kind and thoughtful in your emails and comments about the situation our family is going through. We have recieved an email from April, praising the Lord that she is doing very well and that things seem to be healing! We serve a POWERFUL God! The doctors there in Australia have told her that she does need to stay near a large hospital that is equipped for an early delivery, since she is still as risk of that happening. For her to go back to Papua New Guinea before she has the baby, is out of the question. The main question that needed to be answered was whether or not she would be able to travel back to the states for the remaining time of her pregnancy. She has been cleared by the doctors to travel home to the states, but due to the extra financial need, they have chosen, through much prayer, that they are to stay in Cairns Australia for the remaining months of April's pregnancy. To tell you the truth, both Edwin and I were bummed to hear that they are not coming home, but THRILLED that both mommy and baby are healthy and doing well!!! All praise to God! We THANK you for your prayers for our family. It was an opportunity for us to commit our beloved family into God's mighty hand of protection. We would ask that you do continue to lift the Markley family up before the Lord; for the months ahead of being away from their fellow co-workers, for their two boys, Jordan and Judah, as life has quickly changed for them, for Jeremiah as he desires to continue to work on as much tribal translation work as possible, and of course, for dear April as she continues to homeschool the boys, her pregnancy as she grows their precious little one, and making their new living arrangements as homey as possible, especially with Christmas around the corner. Thank you and God bless you!
Well, as many know, our little town has been hit by what we from the east would call, a good "north-east-a". It started a few days ago, the temp. dropping quite low and then the snow came. Needless to say, the girls have been absolutely thrilled with their answered prayers for snow! To tell you the truth, mommy, did NOT want any snow, basically I was looking forward to a normal midwest kind of winter...which is very little snow, if any at all. But once I awoke to the shrills of my girls excitment because of everything in sight being covered in snow, all I could do was smile and help them get dressed for some good 'ol snow playing!
Seeing the snow did remind me of my growing up years, being from New England, childhood memories flooded my mind of playing endless hours outside with my brother and sister. We used to go zipping down a HUGE pile of snow into our backyard (it was accumulated for us by dad who when snowblowing the driveway would blow the snow into a giant mountian for us to slide down). Then there were the tunnels we would make with mom, you see snow storms would bring amounts of snow that would pile up to be taller than me, as a kid, that was super fun!
Now, as a mommy, I have the joy of helping my kiddos into their snow gear, wiping up puddles of melted snow, and my favorite part, kissing rosy red cheeks! :) It has been fun as a family to have some time together enjoying God's beautiful creation of sparkly white snow. I wanted to share some pictures with you all of our "winter wonderland".
We have so much to be thankful for. God is good and we THANK Him for a wonderful day of enjoying friends and family. We send LOVE and PRAYERS to the family and friends who are miles away. Know we LOVE you all and THANK God for each and every one of you!!!
Thank you to all who have been praying for our precious family. We have recieved an update email from them thanking everyone for praying and letting us know that April has been released from the hospital there in Cairns and they are all together as a family. They are enjoying being together after such a quick rush to Australia.
They will wait a week there near the hospital and then meet with the doctors to discuss whether or not they should fly home to the states to deliver the baby. Our hearts LONG for them to come home, but we KNOW that God is in control and has a perfect plan, even though we do not know it yet. So, for now, we wait a bit longer before we know the next step for them. Please continue to pray for them. For rest and peace in what lies ahead for them. Please keep Jordan and Judah in your prayers, it can be hard to be so young and all of a sudden have so much change. We personally KNOW the power of prayer and the peace that comes directly from God during a stressful and scary time as a family, because of fellow believers praying...brother and sisters in Christ praying when you are too weary to pray yourselves. Love to you all.
We ask you to pray for our family, Edwin's older sister, April and her husband Jeremiah and two sons, Jordan and Judah. April and Jeremiah are missionaries with New Tribes Mission and are working among the Dinagant tribal people of Papua New Guinea. April is 29 weeks pregnant and within the last 24 hours has had to pack up the family and leave their tribal location by emergency medical transportation, a small plane, by orders of the Mission doctor there in PNG.
After viewing an ultrasound along with other signs of complications, April along with her family are now in Cains, Australia at a hospital awaiting instructions from the doctor as to what she should do. The baby IS FINE and healthy and April is doing OK. She called us last night from Australia and sounded very peaceful knowing that God is in control of her health and the baby's. They need to make a descision as to whether or not she will be able to travel back to PNG and continue in her pregnancy there, stay in Australia, (which is equipped with all the medical equipment needed for mom and baby) or fly home to America and be near a large hospital ready and equipped to care for the baby if born early. The reason for April's sudden trip to Australia is due to the lack of emergency medical equipment in PNG. She is for now settled in at the hospital there in Cains. April's placenta is detaching and with that comes decisions, as I wrote, in regards to what they should do for both Mom and Baby's safety and for the family as a whole.
We LOVE them all so very much and our hearts long for them to come home, to be near us so that we can help with the boys and help in any other ways possible. We want them near to support and love on them. But, God has them miles away from us during this time, to grow us in our faith, to entrust their family to His precious HAND in complete control of the situation.
Please PRAY for wisdom in decision making and for guidance in the doctor's advice to them. They are great examples of TRUST in God and we praise Him that they cling to God for strength. Join us in uplifting them before the Lord during this time. As soon as we know any more in regards to their plans, we will let you all know.
Thank you for your prayers for the Markley family.
My heart is so blessed and happy with the sight of my "men" all together. I praise God for His many blessings and for His grace towards us in the privilege of raising our two sons. We have greatly enjoyed our first week with little Owen and pray for many more together as a family. We do thank God for every precious moment we have together. God is good and GREATLY to be PRAISED. So take time to PRAISE HIM today for ALL He has done...the blessing of family and the blessing of HIS SON, Jesus, who paid our price for sin and made a way for salvation.
I thank you Father for my sons, but also for the precious life of your son, Jesus.
The girls will often end their prayers with..."but most of all, thank you for Jesus..." they have learned this precious truth by the example of their daddy praying that way.
May we never loose sight of thankfulness towards our Father God for the blessing of HIS SON...
Enjoy your families today and give lots of hugs...
What a blessing to bring our little guy HOME!!! He is doing great! We wanted to show you a picture of him with his eyes wide open...and YES, we think he looks like his big sister Ellie :) (Many have asked and commented on him looking Ellie, we agree!) Time will tell if he will have blond hair too. He looks a lot like Ellie when she was born!! God is GOOD, we are enjoying our sweet
"Perfect as can be" Everything went like clock-work. Thank you all for your prayers!
"But thou, O Lord art a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept;I awoke, for the Lord sustains me." Psalm 3:3-5
We recently celebrated Papa's birthday. The kiddos showed Papa they love him by helping to bake Papa's favorite cake. Even Ezzy helped by holding the spacula until mommy needed it to scrap the bowl. We had fun together and of course the funnest part was licking the batter :) Ezzy thought it was yummy, the girls were sure to share!
Last week Ezzy had new casts put on his little legs. Nana and the big sisters came for the trip and after being in the car for hours and then in the hospital for hours, we thought it would be a good idea to have a picnic lunch outside. So I looked up some fun parks to picnic at in St. Louis and found Turtle Playground. You got it, the girls are sitting inside a giant turtle's mouth! The whole park had huge turtles for the girls to climb all over. It was a hot day of 96 degrees, so we stayed for as long as we could stand :) It was a fun way to end our "casting day" with Ezzy man!
Liz's sister Melissa and her family (the Jacksons) will be leaving tomorrow for Papua New Guinea as missionaries with New Tribes Mission. We LOVE you and TREASURE you all.....HUGS and KISSES to you all!! Love, the Borbe Bunch :)
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