February 10, 2011

Supporting the Janes Family

I am reposting an email that was graciously sent out from our church. Thank you Southbrook for supporting us in this way. Thank you to all of you for your continued prayer and support.

Hey Southbrook,

We all continue to hope and pray with the Janes family as Garren continues to be treated at Levine Children's Hosptial in Charlotte. Not only the Southbrook family, but also the communities of Piedmont Middle, CATA, and Porter Ridge Elementary have rallied around the family. They are so appreciative of all the prayers and support that have been offered up. As Geoffrey has written on his blog, this situation is a marathon, not a sprint. As we look ahead to the coming days and weeks, there are a few additional ways you can support Garren, Geoffrey, Nancy, Kara, and Kelsey:
  • Fasting- The Southbrook pastors and staff are planning to fast from food starting 8 pm Thursday through 8 pm Friday. Some folks are fasting today, and many will be tomorrow. If you choose to, this is a time to seek God's will, listen to His voice, meditate on His Word, and to pray with fervency. (Isaiah 58)
  • Prayer- Saturday morning at 10 am at both campuses (Weddington Children's bldg. and Monroe Main Auditorium), we will be gathering together to continue to pray for Garren's healing and for the Janeses.
  • Financial Gifts- Southbrook has set up a special account for people to give monetary gifts to the family. These gifts are non-tax deductible and will be used to pay for medical expenses, food, and fuel. You can submit gifts several ways: online HERE, at Southbrook giving kiosks located in the lobby of both campuses, or during church services on Sunday mornings.
You may be thinking "I want to do more, there's got to be something we can do now." Right now they are waiting- waiting for Garren to respond, for him to wake up. I encourage everyone to start thinking ahead- a visit at the hospital next Monday, an encouraging email on Wednesday, praying with your family 2 weeks from now etc. Mark it on your calendar if you need to, but we are going to keep praying together, keep sending encouraging messages, and keep visiting at the hospital.

Geoffrey will keep us updated on Garren through his blog and Southbrook will keep you updated on how we can continue to lift up and love this family. Please pass this on to anyone who is interested in supporting the Janes family.

Thank you for continuing to pray-


Dory said...

Thought you might enjoy listening to the song "Be Still" by Kari Jobe. Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndaAjkJU2DY. Praying the Lord will give you all peace and patience as He continues the healing within Garren. Love, Dory

Anonymous said...

Great family photo
Just made it my background and screensaver for my laptop and iPhone

Love you guys

Anonymous said...

We Continue to Pray for the LORD's Peace for you and your family. We Continue Praying for our LORD's healing Hands to be on Garren.
We Love You,
Mark, Cindy, Nyan, Dominic & Sophie Cianciosa

Anonymous said...

Still praying...will continue until you tell us not to...we love you...Sandy & Russ

Janet said...

All of you remain in my thoughts and prayers daily. I look for post several times a day. Thanks for the updates.

Janet Barbee

Maddie Love said...

I don't really know garren well but we are in the same grade at piedmont middle school and he seems pretty cool. All the 8th graders signed a thing for him and 2 other 8th grade guys named brad and josh today. Brad recently got shot in one of his eyes and lost the sight out of that eye and Josh had open heart surgery not to long ago garren will be in my prayers! :) :)

-Maddie Love-

Anonymous said...

Writing from Brazil - I am a friends with your neighbor and am joining you and your church family in prayer and fasting.

In Christ,

Anonymous said...

"Those who hope in the Lord, will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not grow faint" Is 40;31

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthened you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Is 41;10

We are praying faithfully for Garren and the whole Janes family. We love you!

Cianciosa family

Judith Bareham said...

Just read a few minutes ago : "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit".
We pray that over you right now as you sit in Garren's room, and believe this for your entire family today.
Love Jonathan and Judith.

Anonymous said...

Get better soon Garren. We miss you here at Piedmont. Your Friend,