I was eager to meet this family soon and so surprised when Jill the mom invited us over this week. Ian there oldest had just had his heart transplant 3 weeks prior. I was nervous of germs so only Noah and I went. They were having a special guest " Dean Johnson" who is apart of Victory4Youth. Dean Johnson had heard about Ian's story and wanted to come meet him. If you remember Power House teams back in the day thats similar to what Dean is apart of. He ripped phone books in half for us and bent frying pans, and shared his testimony. It was an encouraging afternoon. Ian is an incredible 14 year old who is allowing the Lord to use him how he sees fit. One of the most encouraging moments for me was when Ian told us all that he told Jesus no matter what he throws at him he made up his mind to smile at it. He also told us that when he was in heart failure the Lord met him in the comfort of a warm blanket and other ways. Incredible perspective at only 14. I really loved this family and I'm so eager to get to know them more and hear more about their journey. If you would like to learn more about their story their blog is https://iansheartbeat.wordpress.com and Ian writes his thoughts as well. Would you please pray for them as Ian is recovering and has many apts. ahead and medications for his body to adjust to.
God is so good and he continues to amaze me by the way he meets us in such beautiful unexpected ways.