Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2 AM Homburg, Germany

2 AM Homburg, Germany

The doctor just came to tell me that despite a downward trend throughout the afternoon, Coleman's oxygen levels have improved slightly based on blood readings just taken. Furthermore, they have been able to get some fluid out of his body - which helps the entire situation with his lungs. He was crystal clear that Coleman is still in very critical condition - but that he had slightly improved.

We thank God for this small victory and I beseech you once again to continue in prayer.

88 comments:

  1. Thank you Lord for this small improvement, we know that this is only because of Your intervention. We continue to pray that Coleman's oxygen levels will increase and that the fluid in his lungs will decrease.

    You are worthy of all of our praise regardless of how You intervene in this situation. We humbly ask for You to grace us again.

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  2. Come on Coleman good job! Keep fighting!! Your doing so good!
    Please lord watch over him keep helping him get through this. Please Lord let his oxygen improve even more! Let his lungs & body function properly, please Lord!

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  3. Oh Praise God Almighty!!!!! I am going to get up now. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ!!!! Praise be your glorius name and thy great physicians hands!!!

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  4. Thank you God for this small victory! Continuing to pray for Colemans oxygen levels to improve and for fluid to be removed from Colemans body. Love you so much Belinda Eric, and Coleman!

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  5. Thank you Lord for listening to our prayers. Please keep him in your arms and help him to get better.

    Coleman ~ Keep on fighting, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. We're all still here and holding you up in prayer. God is faithful.

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  7. God sure is great. Every little improvement counts! Stay strong Belinda, and Eric! Coleman keep up the fight little brother you are going to win this battle!!

    Lord I pray that you decrease the fluid from Colemans body and increase his oxygen levels! You make the old, new and you make the weak, strong. Were are all here to witness the miracle we've been longing for.
    Love you!
    Heather

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  8. Stay in the race Coleman. Stay in the race.
    stacy pleasant, tulsa, OK

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  9. I wanted to add, I may have got off of my knees, but I am still praying. I know the tip of the ice burg has not been reached for Colemans maricle. Many more wonders are comeing. I do not know you and you do not know me, but we share the Lord and that make you my brother and family. I will not stop praying for you and your family even after you are home, married and well. Your story has touched my heart. God is with you. All of our prayers are with you. Glory to God in Highest, Glory to his name and Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Tish
    Whiteman AFB

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  10. Sending Golden Kisses your way....may you feel the awesome prayers that surround you!!

    Love, hugs and miracle kisses from South Texas, Sheila

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  11. thats right buddy!!! stick it to em!

    liz

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  12. Heavenly Father we come before you now and thank you that you have listened to our prayers and are with Coleman. I pray Father that Coleman has suffecient oxygen in his body. You are his maker and know his needs. I pray for stability and wisdom and another miracle for this young man. We as children of God are standing on your word, our rock, it never faulters. We thank you that it doesn't return to us void. You are an all knowing God, and know his needs. We pray in the spirit and pray for your angels to run a path for him. We thank you for your outstretched arms and taking him under your care as only you can give. We know this young man is a testimony to what you are capable of and even more. We thank you for the gifts that you have given us as believers and what we have if we just ask it of you. If 2 or more shall ask it shall be done. We are alll in agreement that this young man be healed in the mighty name of Jesus. We promise to give you all the glory. Amen.

    tmc

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  13. We continue to pray, thanking God for every miracle. We love you!

    Galen

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  14. Coleman, Eric, Belinda, my heart goes out to you! What a roller coaster ride of emotions! Coleman, I will say it again, you amaze me! You hang on as long as you can and let God figure out the rest. Eric and Belinda, how are you doing (it)?! God grant you all rest and refreshment, peace and comfort. You all are so, so loved!

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  15. Keep fighting buddy! All the Calverts love you and we're praying non-stop for you and your family!!!

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  16. The Hinkefent family,
    We coninue to pray for your family. The small victory was very good news to hear. He wont be given up on by anyone. Coleman hang in here buddy, you got it in ya.


    Jacob

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  17. From Bryan Elmore: As it says in Matthew 17:20-21, "For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

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  18. Coleman is like the mustard seed.
    Though is is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree. The tree has roots that keep it sturdy and planted. Branches that reach in every direction for all to perch on.

    Coleman has proven in his short life that his roots have been planted in Christ. His branches have reached all over the world for us to all perch on.

    Coleman still has more branches to grow and alot more people need to perch. He is not done.

    We praise you God for this victory!

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  19. Lord, we all are praying for Coleman's healing, and I know you are going to do just that! I am confident that you hear the prayers of each one who has prayed, and we are so thankful for this slight improvment in his condition! Now we wait on his complete healing. You taught me to never tell You that need to hurry or that time is now, so I am prepared to wait for Your timing. Please guide each person as they care for Coleman, and be especially with those who know and love him. Lord, I don't know what else to ask, but that Your Will be Done, but do we need to tear a hole in the roof and lay Coleman at you feet so he can receive the healing touch of Your hands? We beseach you lord to bring him to his full and complete health. May we all follow you Word in I Thes. 5:17 and "pray without ceasing" until Coleman is healed by the touch of your hand.
    Bob in NC

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  20. see what u gotta do is take that disease, slap it in the face and tell it to get in the kitchen and make u a sandwich! :) love u buddy

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  21. Coleman The Strength In Your Soul Is Touching People All Over The World You Are True Hero

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  22. Coleman! You continue to prove to the doctors what we already know. You're stubborn, you're a hero, you're a fighter, and you WILL NOT GIVE UP! Keep proving it, dear. This has been a roller coaster. I get nervous every time I check this site, and you never cease to amaze us. We know you have this in you. You have so many family, friends, parents of your friends, and even strangers across the country by your side in spirit. Feel us holding you. Keep up the fight, you will win this.

    Christine, Amanda, Brittany, & Pete Kucharski

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  23. Coleman,
    think of this as another race. Are you one to give up? Heck no. You fight until you win. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are the strongest person I know. I'm not giving up on you; none of us are. Keep proving them wrong kid. You got this!

    <3Amanda

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  24. DEBBIE DON AND MATTDecember 17, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Debbie Don and Matt says,
    As the tears flow from my eyes, I know without a shadow of doubt that God has begun the work in Coleman and he will complete it for his GLORY!!!
    My father whom I love and serve will see Coleman through the next steps- I shout unto God because he's the one who gives us the victory through our LORD JESUS CHRIST- YES COLEMAN YOU ARE AN OVER COMER AND YOU WILL LIVE AND NOT DIE!!!! I KNOW THE ENEMY IS DEFEATED AND DEATH WILL LOOSE OUT ON YOUR BEHALF!!!gOD TRUELY IS A GOOD-GOOD-GOD AND HE DOES GOOD-GOOD-THINGS FOR HIS KIDS-
    YEAH GOD, YEAH GOD, YEAH GOD,
    HUGS AND LOVE
    dEBBIE dON AND MATT

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  25. Praise God for this improvement; continuing to pray and wait for the Almighty's miracle! Peace be with you all.

    Katie in Norman, OK

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  26. Four of us meet in my office at work for Prayer & Bible. We prayed for you today and will continue to pray for you even though we may never meet you this side of heaven. Thank you for your service. May God heal you for His service. Amen. Roc B.

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  27. God has gripped the hearts of your brothers and sisters in Christ around the world as they intercede before the throne of God, pleading for you, praising Him in this storm, and turning their hearts and minds toward eternal things. Even from your hospital bed you are a missionary through this blog- you are reminding believers that the earth is not our home and the gospel is being shared with unbelievers. Carry on, Coleman. Keep your eyes fixed on the author and finisher of our faith. We are standing with you in prayer-we are still praying for a miracle! Keep looking to Jesus! The Clark family, Tulsa

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  28. Great is Thy Faithfullness!

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  29. "Cool"man, I am praying for you constantly. You've changed the World from a bed. I couldn't be more proud of you. You are already a miracle. I love you and I will never stop "Rooting for Coleman". Keep fightin' cuz!

    Eric and Belinda, We ALL love you guys so much for the happiness you have brought into our lives. We are praying without ceasing for you both. Thank You so much for keeping us all up-to-date via the blog. Love you both.

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  30. Thank you God for this small improvement! continue to give Coleman strength, along with his family and friends. Let us keep pressing in and trusting you through everything.

    We love you Coleman! Hang in there buddy!!

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  31. Thank you lord for the miracle that you are doing on Coleman. We are still praying for the improvement on him to get better. Coleman please continue to fight, you are strong. I dont know you but I do know your brother Emil and he wants & needs to come home. I spoke with Emil today and he talked about some of the good times yall shared together and wants to share more. We have stop prayer for you to get well and the strength on your mom and dad.

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  32. We are so thankful for the miracle on Coleman. Our thoughts and prayers continue for Coleman and his family.

    The Akins Girls

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  33. We are praying and praying some more.
    Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter."
    with unstoppable hope Sinjin's mama
    www.caringbridge.org/visit/sinjinandrutes

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  34. We have rallied my daughter's prayer army around the same time you had your 8pm update. We believe in MIRACLES!!!! My daughter is only 12 years old and is now a CANCER SURVIVOR after 14 months of fighting osteosarcoma (bone cancer)... we are sending Golden K.i.s.s.es to you and your family/friends.
    www.caringbridge.org/visit/kennedy1

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  35. Coleman, i pray for healing and peace for you, your family, Jordan and your many freinds

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  36. Thank you this family. Thank you for your gift to us. Thank you for the love of fellow Christians as they bolster not only Coleman's family, but each prayer warrior visiting this site. Thank you for Win's faithfulness and her precise language in keeping us posted on such a timely basis.

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  37. Still praying here in Durango.

    Dan and Becky

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  38. WE found your site through Kennedys, Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you, My daughter has fought Acute Myelomoncytic Luekemia(AML). WE are praying for you and your family.
    Sherry and Robynn

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  39. I am praying for you. My name is Sinjin and I am 14 years old. I had cancer and i had to have a bone marrow transplant. The doctors said I had a less than a 5% chance to survive. I fought a year and half and now I am in remission for te last 7 months.
    Livestrong Coleman Livestrong
    with Courage Sinjin
    www.caringbridge.org/visit/sinjinadrukates

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  40. Coleman,
    After getting a call early this afternoon about your poor oxygen levels The Woodward family prayed so hard for you, your amazingly strong family, and jordan.
    So many people have been praying for you and this post has given us more hope! We have not and never will give up on you.

    You have made jordan smile more then I can ever remember. She is my little sister and that means more to me then you could ever imagine!!

    Nobody is giving up on you so please keep fighting!

    As Jordan told me the other night, "Coleman can rest whenever he gets home!" haha

    Stay strong, because EVERYONE is wanting to see you come home!

    -Lauren Woodward

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  41. Eric and Belinda,

    As I drove down the highway this morning and this afternoon, through the tears and heartache, I was refreshed by the words of the song I was listening to. I hope you find the same comfort and encouragement in the lyrics as I did.

    Life is easy when you’re up on the mountain,
    And you’ve got peace of mind like you’ve never known.

    But when things change and you’re down in the valley
    Don’t lose faith for you’re never alone.

    For the God on the Mountain is still God in the Valley,
    when things go wrong, he’ll make them right.

    And the God of the good times is still God in the bad times,
    The God of the day, is still God in the night.

    We talk of faith when we’re up on the mountain
    but talk comes easy when life’s at its’ best.

    But in the valley of trials and temptations
    that’s when faith is really put to the test.

    For the God on the mountain is still God in the Valley,
    When things go wrong, he’ll make them right.

    And the God of the good times is still God in the bad times.
    The God of the day is still God in the night.

    The God of the day is still God in the night.

    You're friend,

    Brett

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  42. this old hymn keeps running in my head as I am thanking our dear Saviour for this gift of an improvement. still praying for more gifts of improvement for Coleman and strength and health for Eric and Belinda and the entire family and loved ones, and wisdom and guidance for the doctors. with lots of love!

    Praise the Savior, ye who know Him!
    Who can tell how much we owe Him?
    Gladly let us render to Him
    All we are and have.

    Jesus is the Name that charms us,
    He for conflict fits and arms us;
    Nothing moves and nothing harms us
    While we trust in Him.

    Trust in Him, ye saints, forever,
    He is faithful, changing never;
    Neither force nor guile can sever
    Those He loves from Him.

    Keep us, Lord, O keep us cleaving
    To Thyself, and still believing,
    Till the hour of our receiving
    Promised joys with Thee.

    Then we shall be where we would be,
    Then we shall be what we should be,
    Things that are not now, nor could be,
    Soon shall be our own.

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  43. Thank you Lord for this small victory. Please continue to heal Coleman as only you can. Make him strong and the miracle that you want him to be.

    Coleman - Keep fighting bud. You have it in you!

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  44. I dont know you (coleman) all that well, but I have met you a few times through mutual friends. We are praying for you and your family! You are strong and can handle anything life throws at you with God's love!

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  45. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Rom.8:26--And the peace of God,
    which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:7 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;Who comforteth us
    in all our tribulation that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.II Corithians1:3,4.
    Eric and Belinda our hearts are breaking for
    each of you but we thank God for His great
    love for you and His mercies. Our desire is
    that God's plan for Coleman's life is that he
    be healed and live a long healthy life. We recognize that there are no limits to God's
    abilites and we also believe that He never makes mistakes.Should God decide to heal Coleman we will praise Him with thanksgiving
    and if he chooses to promote Him we will praise
    him and give Him thanks because we know God
    loves Coleman better than any one of us and
    He has a great purpose for him.
    Be still and know that I am God.PS.46:10
    The verses I have shared have given me great
    comfort in the last 3years. I am sure they will
    minister to you as well.
    I love you, Nina

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  46. coleman keep fighting. i wont give up on you and i know you can pull through. your so strong and you keep proving those doctors wrong. keep it up. everyone needs a miracle and even the littlest bit is something.. nobody is giving up hope on you buddy.


    God thank you for what your doing. stay with coleman and keep him strong.. hes not stopping and the little that your giving everyone is something.. there are so many people that need him. please God pull him through this!!


    .kayti

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  47. Coleman...

    We're encouraged by this slight improvement, and will continue to pray and pray for even more good news.

    You know, Coleman...you've brought so many people joy during your life time. I used to look forward to going to church because I knew you'd be lurking around some corner, waiting to pop out at me and yell "You're an URCHIN!" at me. :)

    I still laugh when I think about that...you with your 2 adult teeth sticking out of that little head...yelling silly things at me and chasing me through the halls of the church.

    You were all boy..and now I have one of my own, much like you. :)

    We thank God for you, Coleman..and for your family.

    We love you guys!

    This is the 1st verse I ever remember learning...it's brought me much comfort throughout my lifetime, and I pray it brings you comfort now.

    Isa 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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  48. Kim (Karol Maries mom)December 17, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    We are constantly in prayer for you Coleman.
    At church tonight when we held prayer, it was like none other I can remember. Your name was lifted up and we could feel the power of God. Our pastor said though he doesn't know you, he feels as though he does.
    We all feel a deep love for you and your family.
    Eric and Belinda, May God continue to provide you with the strength both physically and emotionally to see you through all of trials you are facing.
    Emil,Heather,Erica,Haley and Jordan, God be with each one of you and keep you strong as you go through this.
    God is with you all. KIM M

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  49. Thank you, God for the breath in Coleman's lungs. I ask that you allow his lungs to create necessary oxygen that his body needs. Please make his liver function again. Please give the doctors wisdom. Please allow Eric and Belinda to know that You are sovereign, omnipotent, perfect love, and that You knew about this circumstance in eternity past.

    Thank You for this blog that we can all come together on Coleman's behalf to pray for him. I pray that this glorifies You and that many people come to a saving knowledge of Christ.

    Thank you for Coleman's willing heart to serve this Country. I pray for the other soldiers and sailors that don't know Christ and that Coleman would have an opportunity to lead them to Christ through this circumstance.

    O Father, Please reach down with your Almighty Hand and touch Your adopted son, Coleman.

    In Christ alone,
    Steve Whitehurst

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  50. Come on Colman Stay Strong and Keep on Fighting.. We are all Standing By you all over the world.. Sending you Golding Prayers...

    Jeanine from New Jersey

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  51. another answer to prayer.coleman you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time.KEEP FIGHTING!Gods plans will work for the best i promise.
    still praying kaitlyn pulay

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  52. Lord I thank you for this small victory!We all know he is going to make this!He's not letting anything stand in his way. Lord please keep answering our prayers!

    Coleman your amazing, and you have all shown us that!Keep fighting babyyyyy!!
    Don't give up now, I know im not. NEVER.

    I love you more than words can say.
    <3.Twitch

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  53. Storming the Heavens with Prayers. God has a plan for everyone so stay strong and keep fighting.
    Walk in faith, not in fear,
    Pam

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  54. Hang on Coleman! Yee

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  55. I'm with our bff on this one.
    Coleman... Twitch & I had a great conversation on the phone today about how you've touched our lives and made such a great impact. We are better for having known you.

    Thank you lord for this little step you have helped Coleman in. He has a ways to go but I know he can do it. Keep helping him Lord.

    I was driving down the road tonight when I realized it's the little things you do that make you such a great person.

    I love you Coleman. Hear that.
    Christa

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  56. With this small victory, have we reached the end of the valley and now started that walk to the mountain top, oh how I pray that we have. What a glorious God we serve!! All the praise and glory be to God the Almighty.
    Coleman, you are with us constantly in prayer and thought, God does have a plan for you and he will bring you home so that you can share that plan with the world. Christmas is the time for miracles and we will see a miracle in you.
    Keep up the fight. We love you.
    Belinda & Eric - We have not given up on "that boy" and never will, we pray for your health, the wisdom you need and the endurance to carry Coleman's torch. We love you both.

    Debbie W.

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  57. Belinda you know this Bible story but I'm sharing it for Eric. Its the one about Moses, where they were in a battle and as long as Moses held his hands up they would win and when he dropped them they would start to lose. Moses became weary so Arron and Hur put a rock under him to sit on and then each took one of his hands and helped him keep them raised, then Joshua had victory over the Amalek. I know you are weary so take this story and know that I place the rock of Jesus Christ under you to rest upon and your brothers and sisters in Christ lift up your arms together until victory is yours! And then Moses built an alter and called it the Lord is my Banner! Isaiah 35:3 Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with palpitating heart, "Take courage, fear not. Behold your God will come with vengenance: The recompense of God will come, But He will save you." Eric you remind me of the centurion. You have this faith. The Lord hears you!

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  58. Dear Coleman & family,

    I pray that God would grant each of you the strength, peace & comfort that only He can provide. We serve such an awesome God & I know that He is with each of you right now. We continue to cover you with prayer & lift you high - straight to the Lord for healing!! What a powerful bunch of prayer warriors you have praying for you!!

    Praying for you,
    Tiffany

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  59. Coleman and Family,
    I just wanted to say that you are in our prayers. Me and my mom have told everyone that we know about you and what you are going through and to PRAY PRAY PRAY for you! You have a lot of people here for you and although you are far away we have your back and we are fighting for you kid! Hang in there! You can do this!

    Bryon and Staci Sowers

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  60. Dear Lord,
    We beseige You in the Almighty Name of Jesus Christ to spare Your child's life. Lord, we humbly thank You and praise You for the improvements in Your son's physical conditions. Lord, this child is not finished with the work that You have given him to do. You are the Almighty High God. We believe and have faith that You can and will perform a Miracle in Your Son, Coleman's body. We are praying for a complete and total healing of Coleman's body from the crown of his head to soles of his feet. You are a True God who cannot lie. You plainly say in Your Holy Word, that if we ask and believe that we shalt receive. We are asking and believing for a miracle healing this night for Coleman. Lord, we believe and have faith in You alone and know that You can do what we ask of You. Lord, may You be glorify in this situation. May the doctors, nurses, attendants, and everyone else who have become aware of this situation see first hand what a Mighty God that You are. What modern medicine cannot do, You can. Lord, we beg You move right now. Jesus, we ask that Coleman may awake in the morning on this earth, fully awake and alert to his surroundings. Please Lord fight the battle for Coleman against this sick and disease. When You walked on this earth, You healed countless people with all kinds of illnesses and sickness; You made the blind to see and the cripple to walk; You casted out devils and demons; You arised the dead, even one that had been in the tomb for 3 days. When You ascended back to heaven, You sent the Holy Spirit and told us that we would do even Mightier Works that these. Lord, the world has stopped believing in Miracles. Lord, too many are quick to tell us that the Days of Miracles are passed and that healings and miracles are not possible. Holy Spirit, prove these naysayers wrong. We beserge You, Holy Spirit, in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord and Master, to heal Coleman from the crown of head to the soles of his feet. You are a Mighty God. We believe that right this minute that Coleman's heart, and lungs are becoming stronger and healthy again. We believe that right this minute that the fluids have stopped rising and that his body is now able to throw off the fluids. We believe right now that his kidneys are beginning to work normally and without distress. We believe right now that the internal bleeding is stopping and will come to a complete stop before the sun rises or sets on another day. We believe for a complete healing of his liver and that it will be completely healed and strong again. We believe the blood cells, plasma, and every atom of the circulatory system and lymph system are being restored and healed to complete and total health. We believe that every cell, every tissue, every organ, every system of his body is being healed by the Divine Holy Spirit. Lord, please send Your Angels to encircle and encamp around Coleman until the complete and total healing of his body has occurred. We ask all of this in Jesus Christ's name. May You be Praised and Glorified. Amen

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  61. Coleman, Miracles do happen and you have so much fight left. Be strong and look towards the hill. You can make it. Eric and Belinda, know we all care and are thinking of what this might be like as a parent. Tears, just tears.
    jb

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  62. Psalm 5:1-3
    LORD, listen to my words.
    Understand my sadness.
    Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
    because I pray to you.
    LORD, every morning you hear my voice.
    Every morning, I tell you what I need,
    and I wait for your answer.

    This expresses how I feel. Every day brings a new challenge, yet every day also brings a small improvement. This can only be from God and we will continue to trust Him.
    Lord, we continue to pray for renewed strength in Coleman, for better breathing and improvement each day. We will not give up on him. He is in Your hands.

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  63. Every time the doctors have given a timetable for Coleman, God has shown them that He is in control and He alone determines our days on this earth. Praise His Holy name!

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  64. Thank you Lord for giving Coleman another day. We praise you for every breath. Thank you for the improvement and please restore his health. We give you all the glory and praise.

    Steve and Joy

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  65. I don't know why we all keep encouraging you to fight on Coleman, there hasn't been an ounce of quit in your soul since the day you were born and I suspect that God sees in you much of what He saw in David as he faced Goliath.

    We have witnessed God work miracles through you over this past week and each little victory has won hearts and strengthened faith in a growing circle of people that now stretches around the world.

    I pray for more ... because I love you ... and because I love watching how your courageous spirit is bringing out the highest and best love in all of us.

    Grandpa Bob

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  66. Father We praise You for the improved oxygen levels and being able to get some of the fluid levels down...I ask that this be a part of Your healing plan, and that things keep improving for the better from here on out. You are the Creator of the Universe, the Maker of Everything that exists, The One and Only...You created our bodies to do tremendous things and You are the Great Physician...Father we ask that Coleman, who You "fearfully and wonderfully made", would be touched by Your healing hand. Father, also that You would continue to touch all involved with Your love, grace, and mercy...In Christ's Precious and Holy Name...

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  67. Michael and Kelly RidgwayDecember 17, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    I read today about Daniel and how God was able to deliver him, and about Mary who discovered that Nothing is Impossible with God, and I know this same God stands guard over you and gives you life.

    Coleman we are praying that you will continue to improve, and that our Great God will be glorified through your fight. We pray for your healing.

    Eric and Belinda we are lifting you up as well, and we ask God to give you strength and courage and hope. We pray that your needs will be met before they are discovered.

    We love you all.

    Mike and Kelly Ridgway

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  68. dear brother,
    i love you more than you will ever know. you have been so strong through this and you have made so many people strong because of this. i cant help but hurt inside nonstop for you and i continue to wish i was by your bedside holding you hand tight. Coleman i need you to breath and to get better and come back to me come back to all of us and give me the one thing i want for christmas.. to hold my brother in my arms. i am so proud of you lil bro grandpa k is absolutely right you never have had an ounce of quit in you. Grandpa knows from watching you grow up i know because ive taken a few hooks to the face from you. Coleman you are my hero and i pray for you to be healed and made whole again. i am excited to get you home so you and jordan and heather and i can all have some fun together and go on double dates as married men!! im excited because im gonna be the best older brother ever and im not gonna let you down. im excited because we are going to grow old together and share stories with our kids about when we used to get our 4wheelers stuck and how you had to pry me out of a barbedwire fence when i wrecked my dirtbike , and how dad smashed our xbox because we wouldnt do our chores and kept playing it haha . bottom line brother i miss you and i want you to be back with us here. i love you so much and can't wait to see God's next miracle in your life. Thank you for being my brother.

    -Emil

    Dear Jesus,
    We cry out to you once again, this time with not only a plea for healing in lil bro's body, but also a cry of praise for a sign of improvement in coleman's health. Jesus give us more miracles and continue to pour out you mercy and kindness on Coleman and each one of us who hurt for him and yearn for his wellbeing. Jesus i pray with all my heart that you allow me to continue to "praise you through this storm" and to stay strong for my brother and for my entire family through this ordeal. Thank you so much Jesus for allowing Coleman to touch so many with his illness and thank you for giving us yet another precious day with Coleman. I pray Jesus for you to continue you healing power on Coleman's frail body, give him your peace and hold his hand for me. i thank you for sending your son to die on a cross and secure us a home in heaven where we will not see anymore suffering or pain when we must leave this earth. Jesus i pray that your will be done and i hope your will is to bring lil bro back to us and completely restore his body. it is in the holy name of Jesus Christ that we pray, Amen

    LOVE YOU COLEMAN, YOU THE MAN LIL BRO!!

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  69. I don't know you, I don't know anyone that knows you but I got this notice through email. I read every word in your blog and my heart goes out to you and your family. I stopped immediately and began to pray. My father is a WWII veteran and my brother is a Vietnam Vet. I will continue to pray for you precious son....I can't imagine. The strength of the Lord will give you peace and comfort. Ps. 57:1 was a comfort to me when I got cancer and thank the Lord I am cancer free now. Bless you. Jeanne from Memphis

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  70. Jesus said that he came to give us life and life abundantly. The word abundant is perissos in greek means... super in quality, abundant in quantity, by implication excessive, in the sense of going beyond. This is the life that Jesus gave coleman. I stand in the gap for him He is healed. In the bible there is the story of the roman soldier that had a faith that Jesus marveled at. He understood that as a commander he would say a word or a command and that command would be accomplished without doubt because he spoke it. That is the faith that i have when i speak that Coleman is healed.

    With the roman soldier when he spoke it was good as done it just took a while for the command to travel the chain of command. And sometimes there was an enemy to fight through. In this case the enemy isn't his body but the thoughts that say that God's word isn't true.

    The bible says that by his strips and affliction we were healed. Not are being healed but were healed. The word of God never comes back void. Coleman is healed. And that's the final answer. God gave us dominion over the earth in Genisis 1:26. And as a son of God I have the authority to speak God's word and have it happen. Jesus said in John 14:12 that to him that believes, even greater works will he do than I. That is truth. That is what we stand on. So we speak it and believe it. He's already out of that bed. It's just traveling through the chain of command.

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  71. Thank You Lord! This is a small victory but it is still good news, your not giving on Coleman and he is not giving up either. Praise you God! Keep fighting Coleman you can do it...Love you friend!

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  72. Prayers continue for Coleman. It is great to hear that there has been some improvement.
    Kathy Patterson

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  73. Praise God for continuing his good work in Coleman. Our god is awsome and worthy of all the praise and glory!! The battle is ragging keep up the fight prayer warriors. Stay strong in body and spirit Coleman... you have so much more Joy and Hope to share with a world in need of Jesus.

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  74. Father God we continue to thank you for this flicker of good news and ask that you will fan this into a blaze of light that will rise up so that all of the world may see.

    I am in awe with what this site has become. The ticker shows that visitors from more than 1000 cities, in at least 11 countries (US, UK, Australia, Lebanon, Venezuela, Germany, Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, The Netherlands, and Estonia) and 41 states have come hear. I read the comments and come away encouraged -- by the way TRISH of Whiteman AFB I would love to connect with you so post a comment on my other blog via the link on my name above.

    Lord we live in a broken world, a world marred by sin, but we are not alone. You are with us and the body of believers unites to support Coleman, Eric, Belinda, Emil, Heather, Erica, Haley, Jordan, the aunts, the uncles, the grandparents, the cousins.

    Father we ask that You continue to touch Coleman and heal him. Increase the oxygen levels in his blood, decrease the fluid in his lungs, heal the liver, heal the lungs, heal the kidneys, control the bleeding. We know that this is all within Your power and we humbly make known that this is the desire of our hearts.

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  75. Praise God!
    Heavenly Father, we continue to lift Coleman and his family up to you. We ask for continued healing for Coleman. For strength and courage for all - Coleman and his family, his friends. We have hope. Better than that, we have faith. Faith that You are in control Lord God and we love and trust You. We seek a miracle Father. A Christmas miracle. We ask all this in the powerful name of Jesus, Amen. - a Mom

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  76. Still praying for a miracle! Father your are the Great Physician, please touch Coleman failing body and restore him in body and soul. Father, comfort Belinda and Eric in this battle. Father we thank you for all that you have done and thank you for what you will do in the future. We thank you that this present like affliction may not even be a memory in heaven, even so come quickly Lord!

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  77. Coleman,
    I Thank God for you everyday and havent stopped praying for you since you left for Germany. I couldnt have asked for a better best friend..I know your gonna beat this with the Power of God! I miss you.

    Love u buddy,
    Drew

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  78. Praise God!! Y'all stay strong... we'll never stop praying!

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  79. we're still here and we aren't leaving, we're still cheering Coleman on as he fights this fight. As Daniel's three friends were in the firey furnace, the guards noticed that there was a 4th person in the midst of them. I know there is a 4th person there with you, watching over you, keeping the flames from overcoming you...the best fire protection there could ever be.
    Roger and Sally

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  80. Coleman you're an AMAZING fighter and your Lord is your faithful shelid! just remember that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! don't give up because with him you can definitely win this battle!

    i will not stop praying for you and your family and have passed this blog on to many family members and friends. we are praying and not ceasing until the Lord gives us his final answer. we will continue to give him the praise that he deserves! thank you Jesus!

    to eric and belinda, be strong and courageous! and continue to seek God first....he is such a good God and he will bring you all the peace and understanding you will ever need.

    God speed to everyone of you! and God bless you!

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  81. Dear God,
    Please be with the doctors as they treat coleman. Guide their hands and their mind. Be with Coleman and his family. They need you more than ever now! You can do miracles! Please continue to do so.
    In Jesus name we pray.
    Amen

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  82. "Feet" you're doing great man. Just keep the fires on point man, you'll make it through this. I got faith man. Im praying for you buddy. Keep it up. To Mr and Mrs Hinkefent. I don't know how you have kept sane through all this but know that my prayers are with you and your family. Your son is one hell of a fighter and I would'nt expect anything less from the kid. My families love goes out to you in this dire time of need. Coleman, hang in there Brother. I love you man.

    Spc Hall

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  83. We are all here, praying again this day for all needs. Eric, Belinda, and Coleman, we send our love as our prayers go before you this day.

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  84. How wonderful is our Heavenly Father!

    Please know that we continue to pray around the clock for your healing. We know that HE hears our pleas and see our tears. This small step is just the beginning of a wonderful miracle!

    We also pray for strength and comfort for Jordan, your parents and the rest of your family & friends.

    We will not give up!

    The Murphy Family

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  85. Coleman- for those reading your blog who don't know your Lord and Savior, we offer these verses in your stead:

    The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven

    Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6)

    Good works cannot save you.

    "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

    Trust Jesus Christ today! Here's what you must do:
    Admit you are a sinner.
    "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"(Romans 3:23)

    "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5:12)

    "If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." (1 John 1:10)

    Be willing to turn from sin (repent).
    Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:5)

    "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" (Acts 17:30)

    Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.
    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

    "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)

    Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.
    "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."(Romans 10:10)

    "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)

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  86. Debbie Don and Matt says,
    We know that our bodies long to go and be with Christ but it is more needful for us that Coleman stay on this earth- We know that we don't fight against flesh and blood but against principalaties and rulers of this earth-- we fight by the name of JESUS THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME- THE NAME OF JESUS TAHT HEALS AND DELIVERS- SO WE RAISE OUR WEAPON AND SAY SATIN YOU ARE DEFEATED OVER COLEMAN'S LIFE!!! HE WILL STAY ON THIS EARTH- AND PROCLAIM GOD TO ALL OF HIS BUDDIES AND UNSAVED PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH- THAT'S WHY IT'S BEEN SUCH A FIGHT WE KNOW WHO WE ARE FIGHTING AND WE WILL WIN!!! SO COLEMAN IS HEALED BY JESUS STRIPES!!! WE'LL SEE YOUR FACE AND REALLY SOON BACK IN OKLAHOMA!!
    DEBBIE DON AND MATT

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