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Jennie Sharda Update

July 23 at 8:30pm
An update from Jennie:

We are home – all 6 of us – together! Even our homecoming has been humbling. Our home was very clean due to the many hands that pitched in and made it sparkle. Our pool was ready for the girls because a few people saw to it to keep it clean. We had dinner and food for the next day waiting in the fridge; and flowers with a balloon on the table!

Friday was an emotional day – first saying good-bye to my parents in Cleveland, who literally saved my life through God’s mercy, and took care of me as I recovered from cardiac arrest. Our relationship is forever changed. Then, coming home all together, knowing that this could have been a much different homecoming for Tom and the girls. We choose not to focus on the “What-ifs” knowing that the enemy could use that for his advantage and we don’t want to give him any strongholds in our lives. When I find my mind slipping into the “What-ifs”, I remember Phil 4:8 – whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things”. This has helped me to focus on the miracle God performed for our family and to be so thankful He chose to let me live and continue to be Tom’s wife and a mama to my four precious girls.

On Sunday we leave on a vacation to Colorado to join in celebrating my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. I am so thankful that we are still able to go. Our girls are looking forward to spending time with their cousins at the Trail West Young Life camp. And I will continue to recuperate – no horseback riding, white water rafting, or ropes course for me!!

We look forward to returning in early August and getting back into the routines of life.  Yet, we will forever be changed by the miracle that God provided to me and my family. God is sooo  good!

July 12 at 10:00pm
A special greeting from Jennie:

Hello Scottsdale Bible Church and all of our friends throughout AZ , OH and around the US.

Monday was an amazing day and today, Tuesday, has been even more amazing because I was able to leave the hospital and go home to my parents and be with my family!

On Monday, a team of Doctors and Nurses implanted a Medtronic defibrillator into my chest. This device will “shock” my heart back into rhythm if I ever suffer another cardiac arrest. I was awake for most of the procedure and am in awe of the medical staff who worked on me before, during, and after the implant. As I had the procedure done, the verses that kept running through my mind were Isaiah 40:28-31 – Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has not might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. And Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

If you have followed this blog, you know that even getting to this point is a miracle – orchestrated by God. My mom was able to administer CPR to me immediately after I told her I was dizzy and fell to the ground. She is obviously my hero, giving me life twice. She will quickly tell you all the glory goes to God, and it was the Holy Spirit enabling her to have the physical and emotional strength to save me.

We have many friends from SBC and other churches that have been following this blog, as well as friends who have a different belief system than mine. No matter what you feel about God and who He is, I know that He has had me in the palm of His hand this whole time.  There are too many details about this event that point directly to His grace and power. I hope you can see that, too!

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from so many of you.  We have had meals delivered, our home cleaned after the dust storm, flowers, balloons, cards, childcare – the list goes on and on. These are the times that the body of Christ moves like no other – I can’t even begin to thank all of you for your prayers and support for our whole family. We love you all!!!!!

Jennie Sharda

July 12 at 9:00am
Jennie Sharda’s surgery went well! We will have a full update today.

July 10 at 6:00am
FROM Tom Sharda:
Incredible progress! Jennie is up on her feet, excited to see family & friends, engaging in meaningful dialogue with each of the nurses, and laughing with her girls. Her mind is sharp in asking about our upcoming calendar of family commitments. She is scheduled for her implantable defibrillator on Monday afternoon, and released from the hospital on Tuesday.

This past week I personally have been shaken, broken down many times to tears, and humbled only to witness a miracle in the sustaining of my wife’s life. There have been some very tender moments for me where all I had was Christ – it was in these precious moments I was assured that Christ is all I really need.
I am convinced that God is not done with Jennie and her time here on earth. In reading each of the comments on the blog, Facebook, & emails; and fielding the many texts & voicemails – Jennie has been used in a profound way to touch so many lives. We have been overwhelmed and at the same time humbled; there have been so many people praying for us – absolutely amazing.
Perhaps through this situation you also might have had a glimpse of God’s presence and provision, encouraged in your spiritual journey, or even may be considering Christ for the first time. When the time is appropriate, we both would love to talk with you.
II Cor 7-11,16-18 ESV But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

July 9 at 2:15pm
FROM PASTOR JAMIE:
What a week it has been for Jennie and Tom Sharda.  Just 7 days ago Tom got that ominous phone call from his in-laws informing him that Jennie had collapsed, was unresponsive, in obvious cardiac distress and was on her way to the emergency room just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. As Tom and I talked on the phone just before the AM worship services that day we prayed the first of many prayers together.  We affirmed God’s absolute sovereignty.  We affirmed His care and love for Jennie.  We asked that His hand of healing be on Jennie, His hand of skill and wisdom be on the physicians and caretakers, and that His PRESENCE would be known and sensed by all involved.  One week later we rejoice and thank God for His gracious provision.  Jennie is “out of the woods” now and growing stronger each day.  She is recovering well from something that could have sent her “home” way too early (at least from our perspective).  The doctors have been given skill and wisdom and have come up with a good and workable plan to help prevent something like this from happening again (see the blog below).  And most important:  GOD’S PRESENCE has been sensed and felt by Tom, Jennie, Jack and Betty (Jennie’s parents) and a host of others who have journeyed this with them.  Once again we look back on a week like this and say, “Only God.”  And for this we thank Him.

Thank you as well to all of you who prayed and cared.  Thank you for the many notes, calls and remarks below that you showered upon Tom, Jennie and the girls.  Thank you to those who cleaned the Sharda’s house after the dust storm so they wouldn’t have to come home to a mess.  Outside of seeing somebody come to the Lord for eternal salvation, nothing gives me greater joy as a pastor than to see the body of Christ care for and support each other.  And so please continue to pray.  Jennie still has a lot of recovery to go through.  They will hopefully put in a defibrillator this week.  Pray that this goes smoothly.  And we are still asking God to give the doctors skill and wisdom as they try to understand the full extent of Jennie’s cardiac issues.  And pray for a persevering spirit for Jennie and Tom (as well as Jack and Betty) as they are miles away from home and certainly feel the fatigue.  Hopefully Tom, Jennie and the girls will be back with us soon — and we can rejoice together with them.

July 8 at 10:35am
It was yet another day of progress for Jennie.  All tubes were removed and the only connected device is a battery powered heart monitor. She continues to gain strength and is now just waiting until Monday when they will implant the ICD. Doctors have continued to be in awe of Jennie’s recovery and admit that the survival percentages for what she experienced are extremely low. To that we attribute God’s sovereignty and mercy, knowing He had His hand upon her.

Tom brought all four girls to see her yesterday for about 30 minutes. They were very excited to see their mom for the first time and are anxious to get her home. There is no estimation yet of when Jennie might be released from the hospital nor the additional step of being cleared for air travel.

“Because he loves me,” says the lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  Psalm 91:14-15

July 7 at 8:25am
Yesterday was another good day of progress. Jennie was able to get out of bed and walked briefly in her room.  She is still very weak and sleeps often, but is able to have some longer conversations. The doctors have concluded that there was no heart attack; the heart muscle and valves are all undamaged.  They have determined that Jennie most likely experienced cardiac arrest caused by an electrical synchronization issue.  The next step will include scheduling a time to implant an ICD (defibrillator) during this hospitalization. She was moved this morning from the Intensive Care Unit and into the Coronary Care Unit. Tom plans to take the girls to see Jennie today.

Many people have asked how they can help. Thank you for your support and willingness to actively be the Body of Christ. Currently, prayer is the best way to show that support. We will update you when there may be more tangible expressions of need.

Pray that Jennie continues to gain strength and clarity of mind and that the girls have a tremendous reunion with their mom.

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry.” Psalm 34:15

July 5 at 10:30pm
After about 12 hours of being removed from the sedation, Jennie is doing well. There have been many tests, and here are some of the medical updates. It appears as though the initial results of the cardiogram came back without abnormalities, which is great news. It was determined that she suffered Ventricular Fibrillation http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ventricular-fibrillation/DS01158. By reading about this condition, you will see how life saving it was that Jennie’s mom, Betty, began CPR immediately. They are running a series of EKG’s to explore the cardiac electrophysiological next steps. At the same time, they are beginning to diagnose neurological conditions. With the recent removal of heavy medication, it will take time to determine the level of neurological activity. This truly is a “one day at a time” scenario.

Several family members have traveled to Cleveland where the Sharda girls are surrounded by the support of their cousins. In fact, 8 girls (and 1 boy) under the age of 11…so there is lots of activity! :-)

If you would like to show your support to the Sharda family via a card, you can send them to Jennie’s parents address…

Jack & Betty Wolfe
31718 Leeward Court
Avon Lake, OH 44012

Tom is firmly believing in God’s sovereignty and will and trusting that He uses this very difficult and trying circumstance to further His plans and purposes in and through others.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

July 5 at 2:30pm
There is great news to report this afternoon! Around noon they brought her out of sedation and later removed the breathing tube. Jennie became conscious within an hour and began responding to commands and moving toes and fingers. She recognized Tom and later asked a few questions. They are currently running tests on her heart to determine its condition. It will be several days of testing and small progress points, but it was an overwhelming joy to know that she could respond. The doctors have cautioned against having too high of expectations, but certainly Tom and the family are very grateful for this progress. In a later update we will be giving Jennie’s parents address so that cards can be sent to her. Please continue to pray.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15

July 4 at 11:57pm
Jennie is the wife of Tom Sharda, Executive Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church. On Sunday morning, Jennie collapsed while at her parents home in Cleveland. She was immediately given CPR and transported to the hospital where they determined that she suffered a heart attack. They inserted a stint into an artery that was 70% blocked. She has remained unconscious. Tom, and the 3 youngest daughters flew to Cleveland Monday evening to be with her (the oldest daughter was with her). The recovery process will likely be long with intentionally slow steps of progress along the way. She has been sedated to help the healing process and on Tuesday they will begin to remove the sedation medication to begin investigating the next steps.

Please pray for Jennie, Tom and their four daughters (Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica & Sarah Grace – ages 5 to 11). Pray for peace, healing and God’s unmistakable presence.

We will endeavor to keep you informed via this blog and social media. Tom has expressed his sincere gratitude for everyone’s prayers and for all who have contacted him via phone, text or Facebook, but is unable to respond to everyone at this point.

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7

123 Responses to “Jennie Sharda Update”

  1. July 5th, 2011 at 12:12 am Lauren T. wrote:

    Praying for you and your family! May Jennie have a quick recovery and may the power of God be with the entire family! We all know that God holds close to the broken hearted and our entire community is feeling this wave! May the power of many overcome this and God’s will be done. My prayers are with Jennie and the entire family!

  2. July 5th, 2011 at 1:35 am Ota & Renata Vozeh wrote:

    Have prayed already and will keep praying.
    Philippians 4,7

  3. July 5th, 2011 at 3:59 am Laura Justham wrote:

    Oh my goodness! Our family’s prayers will certainly be with the Sharda family and her doctors.

  4. July 5th, 2011 at 5:17 am Rev. Don Mook wrote:

    I was Jennie’s Young Life leader when she was in high school. She comes from an amazing family led by her dad and mom, Jack and Betty Wolfe. Even back in high school, Jennie had the wonderful open and fun spirit that we all know her to have. I am praying for Jennie, Tom, the girls, Jack and Betty, and Tricia and Barb (Jennie’s sisters).

  5. July 5th, 2011 at 7:30 am Marcie Edgell wrote:

    Dear Tom, Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica and Sarah Grace,

    I am praying for your wife and mother. Needless to say, when I opened facebook this morning and found your message, I was shocked and just went weak. Yet, we know our Lord is with Jennie and I pray His Healing Hand will touch her and make her whole.

    I shall continue to follow your comments on facebook. Please know you all are being uplifted in prayers.

    Love,
    Marcie

  6. July 5th, 2011 at 7:30 am Niko Pagni wrote:

    Tom,

    We are praying for you and the family!!

    Niko Pagni (Scottsdale Bible Worship and Arts)

  7. July 5th, 2011 at 8:36 am Mary J wrote:

    We love you and are praying for you, Jennie, Tom, Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica and Sarah Grace! May God’s love and grace protect and heal you, Jennie, and may his mercy shine down upon you.

    Jennie, you are a dear friend to me and I am blessed to have you in my life :)

    Jake and Connor are very concerned about you and think of you/ask about you often. You have had a wonderful effect on them and they’ve come to care for you deeply.

    Get well soon and hurry home … Scottsdale is not the same without you!

    Love always,

    Mary, J, Connor and Jake Jennison

  8. July 5th, 2011 at 8:55 am Paul and Alison Schreiner wrote:

    We will continue to pray without ceasing for you and your family, Jennie!
    With much love and warm wishes for a great recovery! Paul and Alison

  9. July 5th, 2011 at 9:12 am Vicki Beetham wrote:

    Jennie was my teammate for years at Liberty Elementary. She is one of the strongest people I know in her beliefs, faith, and will. My prayers are with her and her family.

  10. July 5th, 2011 at 9:18 am Renee Bickers wrote:

    Just wanted to let you guys know that we are praying for you guys. Audrey wanted me to tell you that she is praying for the girls too!! Lots of love,
    Renee

  11. July 5th, 2011 at 9:19 am Don & Mary Jane wrote:

    Tom, Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica & Sarah Grace,

    Mary Jane and I have been praying throughout the weekend for you and for Jennie. What I read here is heart wrenching to us all, and we’ll carry on here while you give all the support and care to your wife and mother.

    May God’s mercy, grace, comfort and joy surpass the situation, and guide you all back to us healthy.

    Blessings,
    don & Mary Jane

  12. July 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am Paul & Marian wrote:

    We are praying for you, Jennie. May God heal and protect you.
    Tom, we pray that God will wrap his loving arms around your family at this dificult time.

  13. July 5th, 2011 at 9:28 am Dave Hall wrote:

    Kathleen and I are so sorry. You all will be in our prayers until we are assured that God’s healing presence has restored Jennie completely. May God bless you all during this time. We, too, pray for his unmistakable presence.

  14. July 5th, 2011 at 10:04 am Ed and Gayle Robertson wrote:

    Jennie, we’ve been on our knees praying for you and your whole family since Saturday. Come back to us healthy and strong! You are so loved.

  15. July 5th, 2011 at 10:38 am Nancy Nixon wrote:

    Tom, Jennie and girls,

    Our hearts have been so heavy since we learned of your heart attack on Sunday. We prayed you and the girls to Cleveland and continue to pray that not only will Jennie experience the healing power of God but that you will all feel His presence in the midst of this great storm in your lives. Tom I know you waited for Jennie, you told me the love of your life. Your heart must just be breaking. As I have stood on the other side of the hospital bed with Doug on many occasions now, I share some of the pain you are going through watching your precious wife suffer.
    Keep trusting Him. We only have 2 choices really. If we don’t trust (we can’t understand) we are miserable, so I have found that just trusting Him no matter the circumstances brings healing.

    We love you, are praying, and hurt with you,
    Doug & Nancy Nixon

  16. July 5th, 2011 at 11:12 am Joel & Nonie Maupin wrote:

    Tom, Jennie and girls,

    I can’t imagine what you are going through. But I want to encourage you that many are praying for Jennie’s healing and that God would nourish your souls through this process. I just left main campus where the staff gathered in the administration area and there were groups of people circled up, holding hands, and praying fervently for your family.

    With His Love and Care, Joel and Nonie Maupin

  17. July 5th, 2011 at 11:13 am Amy Daniels wrote:

    Dustin and I have been praying! May Almighty God comfort you in His grace!

  18. July 5th, 2011 at 11:18 am Sally Forster wrote:

    During this past school year, the Good Lord blessed us with Jennie’s participation in Scottsdale Bible’s Awana program. That is how I know Jennie and her family, is through our mutual Awana service. I just love Jennie and her positive attitude and trust that Jesus is going to heal her and I will continue to pray for Jennie and her family.

    Love from Sally, Karl and Kristine Forster

  19. July 5th, 2011 at 11:38 am Bob Cain wrote:

    Tom,

    I join our fellow staff members in lifting Jennie and all her family to the Lord. May the Lord heal her and comfort you and the extended family and give you peace.

    Bob Cain

  20. July 5th, 2011 at 11:39 am David and Cindy wrote:

    Cindy and I are so sorry to hear the news. We are praying for all of you and are confident that God will bless you and be with you through this process. We are here for you and hope you know how much we love you.

  21. July 5th, 2011 at 11:42 am Terri (Wheeler) Root wrote:

    I am an old friend of Jennie (from her Liberty Elementary days) I am in the Cleveland area. Is there anyone who can tell me which hospital she is in. I would like to send a care package to her family

  22. July 5th, 2011 at 11:43 am Anita Schultz wrote:

    Tom and girls,
    My family is praying for Jennie and all of you. She is such a sweet lady and committed to the young moms in our Moms class at SBC. I am trusting God will heal her and restore her to you quickly.
    Love,
    Anita Schultz

  23. July 5th, 2011 at 11:47 am Gail wrote:

    Prayers for Jennie’s recovery, Tom and family’s comfort and peace.
    With Love, Gail

  24. July 5th, 2011 at 12:05 pm Lorraine Ray wrote:

    Praying continually for Jennie and for all of you…believing our God is able, believing He will heal her and restore her completely…in the Name of Jesus! Love, Lorraine

  25. July 5th, 2011 at 12:15 pm Ed and Gayle Robertson wrote:

    We are praising Jesus for bringing Jennie back to us!!! Praying now for a complete and speedy recovery!!!

  26. July 5th, 2011 at 1:05 pm Don and Nancy wrote:

    Our prayers are for complete healing and strength for each day.

  27. July 5th, 2011 at 2:11 pm Steve and Ramona Smith wrote:

    Tom, Jennie, and the girls,

    Sorry to hear you are all going through a difficult time. Jennie praying God will give you strength and heal you quickly.

    Tom, Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica & Sarah Grace, praying God will comfort you and give you peace.

    Keeping you close in our heart, thoughts and prayers!!

    With all our love,

    Steve and Ramona

  28. July 5th, 2011 at 2:33 pm Debby Fuller wrote:

    Dear Sharda Family -Received a text today about Jennie as we were traveling back home in the car from a weekend trip. So thankful for the privilege of prayer and being able to talk to our Heavenly Father anywhere- anytime. And we know without the shadow of any doubt that He is with you all. We want you to know that our whole family and extended family is praying for each one -Jennie, Tom, Rachel,Rebecca, Jessica and Sarah Grace. Love in Christ – Debby Fuller

  29. July 5th, 2011 at 2:36 pm Tracey Medrano wrote:

    Praise God! Amazing what the power of prayer can do!

  30. July 5th, 2011 at 2:57 pm Bruce and Kim wrote:

    Tom,
    We continue to pray for Jennie and the whole family. We love you!
    Bruce and Kim Thompson

  31. July 5th, 2011 at 3:04 pm Steve and Cher Anderson wrote:

    Jennie, we praise God in advance for your complete healing and restoration. We look forward to hearing more reports of your progress and total recovery.
    Blessings to you and your family,
    Steve, Cher, and Jasmine Anderson

  32. July 5th, 2011 at 3:46 pm Vicki S. wrote:

    Since hearing the news about Jennie at church on Sunday, I have been praying for her recovery and for peace & comfort for your whole family. Today’s good news is a testimony to God’s answer to many prayers! I will continue to hold you up in prayer.
    Vicki Shearer

  33. July 5th, 2011 at 3:48 pm Al Leong wrote:

    Dear Pastor Tom,

    We are saddened by the news of your wife Jennie suffering from a severe heart attack.

    Please know that our prayers are with you and your family. I shall pray that God’s peace will lift you up as you lead your family in these trying times.

    ” Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 is one of Mike’s, my son, favorite verses, when he was in Europe serving the Air Force in Italy, during the Kosovo War and the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia in 1999. It is still his favorite verse during life trials in the last few years.

    May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

    May the merciful God grant Jennie a complete recovery, and your beautiful family staying intact with her healthy return in due time.

    In Christ,

    Al Leong
    AISI

  34. July 5th, 2011 at 3:55 pm Renee Ziegler wrote:

    Thinking of you Jennie, Tom, Girls, Mom, Dad and Sisters!!! Lots of people lifting you up in prayer and holding all of you close. Each of you are strong on your own so imagine the strength with all of you together. Jennie…we WILL be having that dinner together so get yourself better soon! Love you friend!

    Renee

  35. July 5th, 2011 at 4:09 pm Dave and Connie Bentley wrote:

    We just came in off the lake in Montana and got the news! We are just in shock and have immediately started a prayer group here for you Jennie. I am so sorry my friend. We are grateful to God to hear you are making progress today and so thankful you have Tom and the girls and your parents there with you. I look forward to seeing your joyful smile back in Phoenix very soon. Tom please know you can count on us to help you on this end with anything you and your family need. Please know you need just ask. All our love, The Bentley’s

  36. July 5th, 2011 at 4:47 pm Chris Adamcik Schultz wrote:

    My prayers and thoughts have been with you and your family, Jennie, so often this past year as they are now. I am so glad to come to this website to see this beautiful church family surrounding you, Tom, and your girls with love and prayers. While life and children and distance has kept us physically in different parts of the country, I still hold you and your family close in my heart.

  37. July 5th, 2011 at 6:02 pm Audre Olive wrote:

    My prayers continue for Jennie and her family. I first met Jennie in the registration line for AWANAS this past fall. Upon telling her I was new to AZ and Scottsdale Bible, she encouraged me to get involved in the Newcomers Class at SBC. Because of Jennie, I am now involved with that ministry and helping Jennie with the AWANA Store. She is a true light in this world!! We love you Jennie, and will continue to pray!!

  38. July 5th, 2011 at 6:12 pm Debbie Isbell wrote:

    God is so faithful. I will continue praying for strength and wisdom for you, your family and the doctors. And for an extra dose of peace for your precious little girls… I am sure this a very scarey time for them. I hope you feel God’s arms around all of you… holding you tight through this time.

  39. July 5th, 2011 at 7:30 pm Bo & Charlie Whittenton wrote:

    We have been praying for Jennie and your entire family from the moment we learned about this. We are trusting our Heavenly Father to hold you all in the palm of His mighty hands and minister complete healing to Jennie and peace to Tom and the girls.

  40. July 5th, 2011 at 7:39 pm Bo & Charlie Whittenton wrote:

    We have been praying for you and your family since learning of this, and will continue to bathe you in prayer. We are trusting our Heavenly Father to hold you in his Mighty Hands and minister complete healing to Jennie and peace to Tom and the girls.

  41. July 5th, 2011 at 8:11 pm Sarah (Schuster) Kuhnell wrote:

    Jennie, my prayers are with you and all of your family. Please know that people all over are praying for your recovery. Prayer is a powerful thing. Blessings, Sarah

  42. July 5th, 2011 at 8:39 pm Amy Daniels wrote:

    So grateful God has opened your eyes!!!!

  43. July 6th, 2011 at 4:23 am Flo Kimmel McClure wrote:

    So thrilled with the latest update. All Jennie’s family here in NY have been praying for her. I know God has been with the family this whole time & I am sure Jennie’s Aunt, my Mom, was right next to her Sister, Jennie’s Mom as she did CPR. Can you imagine, giving life to your child twice. Knowing my Aunt Betty, having most of her Grandchildren with her is a joy. All our Love & Prayers.

  44. July 6th, 2011 at 6:38 am Budge and Elsie wrote:

    Praise God! That is such great news! We continue to pray for you all each day!

  45. July 6th, 2011 at 8:46 am Mary J wrote:

    Jennie, keep it up girl! You are a strong and faithful woman and I know you’ ll continue making great strides towards complete recovery.

    Tom & girls, as we drive through New Mexico today we will continue our steadfast prayers for Jennie, all of you and for the medical staff.

    We love you all!

    The Jennisons

  46. July 6th, 2011 at 9:06 am Joan Sharda wrote:

    JENNIE & TOM my treasured sis & bro, and RRJS my sweet nieces –
    As your sister/sister-in-law/auntie, I love you all so very much! I know our Lord will keep you and strengthen you and work His will in your journey these days. The doctors’ minds and hands are gifted, and we know that the Lord’s healing hand and everlasting arms are wondrous and beyond words. So many Scripture promises to claim every moment!
    The Sharda family surrounds you with our love and prayers and hope in our Lord Jesus.
    We too, your Maranatha family at Maranatha Bible Conference in Norton Shores, MI, are keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. The bonds of Christian brothers and sisters are strong from many places and hearts.
    Keep radiating His love and promises.
    In constant prayer for you and sending big hugs all around,
    Joan/Aunt Joan xoxoxoxoxoxo

  47. July 6th, 2011 at 9:28 am Carol Hubner wrote:

    It’s amazing to see the wonderful hand of God healing you Jennie and give you and the girls strength Tom! Wow, God must have something amazing in store and I’m so grateful to be a small part of it through prayers and anything else we can do to help you! The Hubner’s remain praying for you faithfully and look forward to your return home for a big hug! We love you and thank God for you and His love for your family!
    Love, Tony & Carol

  48. July 6th, 2011 at 12:42 pm Mike & Gina (Weeks) Hughes wrote:

    Although we were not able to make the reunion, we’ve been following the news, and have been praying for you Jennie!

  49. July 6th, 2011 at 2:16 pm Shannon McDowell wrote:

    Jennie: praying for God’s fast healing and His protection over you & your family. Hurry home, we miss you so much!! Tell the girls Marlee & I helped clean their rooms today & their bathrooms sparkle now! We love you!

  50. July 6th, 2011 at 2:19 pm Bob and Mary Malouf wrote:

    Dear Tom,
    I think only God loves us enough to take us to such dangerous and unchartered places, as He has you. We know He is meeting you, Jennie and the girls daily. It is such a privilege to be a part of ‘Team Sharda’ and pray God’s truths over you all. You are dear people and we are grateful we can call you friends. Our love, Bob and Mary Malouf

  51. July 6th, 2011 at 5:38 pm Sharon Sevonty wrote:

    Tom,
    The sermon tonight at Maranatha was on Lamentations 3:23. Tomorrow morning the women of Maranatha meet for prayer. We will be remembering you, Jennie and your family.

  52. July 6th, 2011 at 5:41 pm Irene and Mark Crockett wrote:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family for a full and speedy recovery. Mark and Irene Crockett

  53. July 6th, 2011 at 8:37 pm Dan and Kerrie DeVries wrote:

    Praying for you and Jennie and your beautiful girls!
    With Love, The DeVries’

  54. July 7th, 2011 at 6:40 am Sam and Marcy Tawney wrote:

    Just received an email about your journey over the past couple of days. These are the times when your heart aches and you cry “Maranatha” – this is not the way that God designed it to be and the chasm between what God designed and what we experience because of the curse causes deep pain in our soul. We are praying for you with prayers that cannot be uttered!

  55. July 7th, 2011 at 6:59 am Andrianne Nethero wrote:

    Glory be to God–Blessings and love to you, Jennie and all of your lovely family, that you are on the mend…Prayers are being fulfilled and continue for your progress, healing; and comfort for all. I have loved you (and your sister, Tricia) since meeting you at New Hope! Miss you and look forward to seeing you in full health soon :)

  56. July 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am Rudy Jackson wrote:

    Hi Tom & Jenny,

    Thank you for keeping us updated and for welcoming our prayers. We are praying for your daily.

    May the Lord give you and your precious daughters courage, closeness, and comfort as you move towards recovery.

    God bless you.

    With Love and Empathy,

    Rudy Jackson

  57. July 7th, 2011 at 10:24 am Budge and Elsie wrote:

    The Lord is so good! We will continue to pray every day!

  58. July 7th, 2011 at 10:33 am Sandy and Tom wrote:

    Thank you for posting updates. Fabulous news that the heart muscle and valves are not damaged! We will keep Jenny and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  59. July 7th, 2011 at 10:51 am Ruth H. Runge wrote:

    Hi Sharda Family,

    How great it was to see the latest update. to think that Jennie is up on her feet already is miraculous. Please give her a bigh HUG for me. Will watch for all the updates and know that each day will be a better day for all of you.

  60. July 7th, 2011 at 12:34 pm Rochelle Gartland wrote:

    Praying for healing and a swift recovery. Miss seeing and talking with you everyday from VBX. God Bless and keep His loving arms around you. Love, Rochelle

  61. July 7th, 2011 at 12:50 pm Joan Margard wrote:

    Dearest Jennie,
    Please know that you and your precious family are in my prayers, and I will be following your progress every day. Though it has been many years since our Liberty School days, I am very close to you right now at my cottage in Vermilion.
    May rhe Lord bless you and keep you.
    Lovingly, Joan Margard

  62. July 7th, 2011 at 1:53 pm Sally Lincoln wrote:

    Prays are being answered and we will continue to pray for all of you, the doctors and Jennie. Thanks for the updates we really appreciate them.

  63. July 7th, 2011 at 5:02 pm Kathy and Jack Moss wrote:

    Thinking of you, Jennie. So glad to return home and find all the positive messages, information and news. Jack and I pray for you and your family. Sounds like you are on the road to a speedy recovery. With all our love, Kathy and Jack Moss

  64. July 7th, 2011 at 5:07 pm Kathy and Jack Moss wrote:

    We were so relieved to read the update when we returned home. Both Marcie and son Mark had saw the news on Facebook. We pray you continue to improve at such a rapid rate. Having all your family right there around you is balm. We wish you a speedy recovery. The messages posted touched our hearts. Love, Kathy and Jack Moss

  65. July 7th, 2011 at 5:37 pm kelly and tami lister, emily and matthew wrote:

    Praying daily for you and the girls and your family.

  66. July 7th, 2011 at 7:37 pm Paul and Nina Wislocky (Wendy Peterson's parents) wrote:

    We went to prayer as soon as Wendy called us — thank God there is no distance in prayer. We are asking and believing for a Miracle from above — sounds like it’s on it’s way, and we’ll continue to hold the entire family up to the Lord.Our hearts go out to all of you.
    Paul and Nina Wislocky in Pennsylvania

  67. July 7th, 2011 at 7:59 pm John and Iris Myaard wrote:

    Dear Tom and Jenny, We are thinking of you and praying for a full and speedy recovery. Sending love, John and Iris

  68. July 7th, 2011 at 10:56 pm Bo & Charlie Whittenton wrote:

    We are thanking and praising God for answered prayer. We will continue to pray and trust our Heavenly Father to heal His precious child and to give peace to those who love her. We serve a powerful God!

  69. July 8th, 2011 at 5:11 am Bob and Mary Malouf wrote:

    If prayers could be seen and they came in colors,it seems to me the Sharda family would be sitting in the middle of a wildly colored canvas. How kind of the Father to let us boldly color all around you.
    In brightly colored love,
    The whole Malouf Family

  70. July 8th, 2011 at 10:52 am Sally Creamer wrote:

    Dear Tom, Jennie, and girls,
    I was totally shocked yesterday when I heard the news about Jennie. I have been lifting your whole family up in prayer. God is our great physician and He loves us so much. Thank God that Jennie is responding so well to treatment. I will continue to pray for a fast recovery for Jennie.
    Sally Creamer

  71. July 8th, 2011 at 11:26 am Darrin and Vicki Best wrote:

    Tom and Jennie,

    We have been consistently praying for Jennie and your whole family since we heard the news on Sunday. Praising God for Jennie’s incredible progress! We will continue to pray and sending lots of love from AZ!

    Darrin, Vicki, Will, Josh, and Abby Best

  72. July 8th, 2011 at 11:28 am Budge and Elsie wrote:

    God is soooooo gooooood! Praise the Lord for such improvement–glad the girls saw their mother.

    Praying for you all!!

  73. July 8th, 2011 at 12:12 pm Kathy & Archie Wright wrote:

    Praising our Father for His amazing healing in Jennie body! What an amazing testimony of His miraculous power!! We’ll continue to pray for strength for your family…..watching with you as we observe the mighty Hand of God at work providing for your precious family.

  74. July 8th, 2011 at 1:39 pm Dave and Connie Bentley wrote:

    Yahoo! We are so joyful to know you are getting stronger. You are an amazing woman Jennie Sharda and we are so grateful to God that he continues to strengthen you. Much love to you my friend. Connie and Dave

  75. July 8th, 2011 at 1:40 pm Nancy Nixon wrote:

    What great news today! Checking daily and continuing to hold you up to the Great Healer! We know you are giving God the glory and we are praying for the lives you are effecting during this trial. All the staff are watching and there are those who’s lives will be changed for eternity by your strong faith and His abiding love and grace throughout these days.
    Sending our love and many prayers, Doug and Nancy Nixon

  76. July 8th, 2011 at 3:20 pm R. Sharda family wrote:

    Jenny and Tom–the prayers of our family are with you! We are so thankful to hear your daily good news. Lam.3:25-27 is a very familiar and well-loved passage to this branch of the Sharda family. It became a habit of ours to count those plentiful “new mercies” each day! Remember when you came to see me in Cleveland Clinic when I had A-Fib? A or V, the Fib business is no fun! Love to you all–Aunt Carolyn

  77. July 8th, 2011 at 3:25 pm Randy Forror wrote:

    Jenny and family.
    It was bitter-sweet to see your name in the e-mail from Buddha. Praise God for all the little miracles that culminated in your healing. It’s one thing to know God, it’s another to see His work in your life. I thank Him for all the family and friends that were there to lift your name up to Him and pray for His will in this event. What a blessing to have Him touch you in this way. I’ll continue to pray for strength and healing for you.
    “If you remain in me and my word remains in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you.” My wish is that His will be done in and through you. What could be better than that?

  78. July 8th, 2011 at 3:26 pm R. Sharda family wrote:

    Dear Jenny and Tom, The prayers of this branch of the Sharda Family are with you. Lam.3:25-27 is a very familiar passage to us and it became our habit to count those daily mercies. We’re so thankful to read of your daily progress, Jennie. Remember when you visited me at Cleveland Clinic when I had A-fib? A or V, the Fib business is no fun! God bless you all–Love, Aunt Carolyn

  79. July 8th, 2011 at 4:50 pm Bo & Charlie Whittenton wrote:

    We are thrilled and grateful to God for answered prayer. I hope it will encourage you to know that many people who you will never meet are praying for you — our friends in Alabama, Arkansas,Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Montana, Illinois, Texas,California and even Guam! Our God is a Big God! We will continue to go to the throne of grace on your behalf. Bo & Charlie Whittenton

  80. July 8th, 2011 at 6:42 pm Char Click wrote:

    We are inspired by Jennie’s stories and have been praying for her since Sunday. We will continue to keep her and the family in our prayers and thoughts.

    Brian & Charlotte Click

  81. July 8th, 2011 at 7:35 pm Ed and Susan Bartolini wrote:

    When it comes to prayer it is great to follow Bob and Mary. The heavenly spectrum of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation accurately portrays the intensity of ardent prayer offered up for Jennie, Tom and the kids. Our family is here with you seeking recovery and health where disease and injury are now seen. May our God of miraculous kindness fully bless for complete restoration and health. Ed and Susan

  82. July 8th, 2011 at 9:12 pm Sarah and Jon Gieser wrote:

    Jennie is in the hands of the Great Physician! We pray that He will heal her quickly and completely. With thoughts and prayers for all of you! Sarah and Jon Gieser

  83. July 8th, 2011 at 9:15 pm Holly Busch wrote:

    Jennie, we are so glad to hear that you are on your way to a speedy recovery. We have been praying for you and hope you will return home soon. Anything we can do for you, just say the word. Love and prayers, the Busch Bunch

  84. July 9th, 2011 at 2:35 pm Julie Fedor wrote:

    Jennie and family…so happy to hear the wonderful news of your recovery. Not only is the family of Scottsdale Bible Church praying and anxious to have you return, but I know the family of Bay Presbyterian has been praying and following your progress. What a wonderful testimony to you and your parents and all the people you have touched with your lives. God Bless and prayers for your recovery!

  85. July 9th, 2011 at 4:27 pm Tricia (Wolfe) Koehler wrote:

    I can hardly read the posts & comments, reliving the week I just lived – I love you & I am so glad we get to spend time together on earth a little longer until the day we do cross over to the new earth and live forever with our Savior. Please rest and remember the word “no” to new commitments and “yes” to help, and it is okay if you just stay home and do nothing once in awhile.

  86. July 9th, 2011 at 9:05 pm Amy Daniels wrote:

    Yay! We are amazed (and shouldn’t be) at what God has done for you! You are loved by many especially by our Father and we hope to continue this unity of prayer for you today and for many days to keep this family of friends lifting you up! So many days I have prayed for my own heart to be changed, however, not sure it would be much fun to this extent – Jennie, you already have a beautiful heart can’t imagine how much greater it is now.

  87. July 10th, 2011 at 6:13 am Chris Adamcik Schultz wrote:

    Thank you, Tom, for your words today for Jennie…I was awestruck to read the passage you chose from II Corinthians, one that has been a comfort in my life this past year. You are all so close in my prayers always, and I thank God for His wonderful provision not only for Jennie, but in the sustaining church that surrounds you.

  88. July 10th, 2011 at 7:49 am Steve and Sandy Richards wrote:

    As we read this update this morning it was so wonderful seeing you Jennie in this photo with all the kids on your bed and a big smile on your face! It brings tears of joy, and praises to our Lord Jesus just thanking Him for your life!! And Tom, thank you for sharing your heart of what you have walked through with Jesus as you have been so broken for the one you love. We will continue to pray for your continued recovery Jennie and praising our Lord for you! Our love to you! Steve and Sandy Richards

  89. July 10th, 2011 at 7:52 am Betty Wolfe wrote:

    It has been one week since
    I rode to the hospital with Jennie and I am on my knees thanking God for each breath she takes and her beautiful smile. God has been walking with us each moment of each day. Thank you Jesus!

  90. July 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am Barb Wiley wrote:

    Jennie, I was thrilled to check the blog this morning and see the wonderful picture of you and all the children. So glad to hear that you are on your way to a speedy recovery. We will continue to say many prayers until you are home in AZ. The Wiley Family

  91. July 10th, 2011 at 11:28 am Jack Wolfe wrote:

    Dear friends, Betty and I yhave been overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayer and love for our Jennie. Her progress has been amazing and she is very close to being her normal outgoing cheerful self. God is GOOD. Thanks to SBC for providing the opportunity for so many to be a part of her recovery.

  92. July 10th, 2011 at 12:27 pm Audre Olive wrote:

    What a JOY it was to read Tom’s most recent update. Seeing the picture of Jennie and all the kids brought me to tears. The best part was seeing Jennie’s great smile. Though I have only known Jennie a short time, I think so highly of her and her love of serving our Lord and the SBC community. I cant wait to see you Jennie, and give you a BIG hug!!!

  93. July 10th, 2011 at 2:58 pm Bob and Mary Malouf wrote:

    Dear Tom adn Jennie, Does it get any better, than when the Father agrees with our request, that indeed health and more earthly life are in order for Us? Your miraculous health journey has taken us both to deeper places of trust and appreciation of God’s sovereign plan. Walking in mystery with Jesus has a rock hard foundation to it even when the view is only the next stepping stone. Oh we are so glad Father wants to leave you hear with us all!! His call but our joy. In love and awe, Bob and Mary Malouf

  94. July 10th, 2011 at 3:24 pm Richard Hornack wrote:

    Tom and Jennie, once you have experienced an event such as yours knowing that the Holy Spirit was right there by your side, you will never be the same. It is so special and humblimg because most people will not have an experience like it. Rich

  95. July 10th, 2011 at 3:47 pm Brenda Nolan wrote:

    I was so thankful and thrilled to hear that Jennie is doing so well and is well on her way to recovery. When Todd was updating us this morning and said she was going to get an implantable defibralator, I thought I would let you know that caring for people with implantable defibs and pacemakers is what I have done for the last well almost thirty years. Our new physician came here from Cleveland clinic. There are three others in our practice that are wonderful as well. I don’t know if you are connected here for follow up or not. We are connected with wonderful Cardiologists as well. If I can help please let me know. Praising the Lord for this miracle for all of you.

  96. July 10th, 2011 at 7:24 pm Ruth H. Runge wrote:

    Thank you for letting us know how Jennie is doing each day. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. You are all so strong.
    Special prayers for Jennie tomorrow as she goes thru the implant of the Defib.
    Love to each of you.

  97. July 10th, 2011 at 8:07 pm Michael and Chris Tooker wrote:

    What a joyous moment to see the photo of you surrounded by all those children! We are so happy to hear all the good news the last few days and will continue our prayers for your healing and a successful surgery this week. I keep hearing the song in my head “Our God is an Awesome God”!

  98. July 11th, 2011 at 8:01 am Joe DuPay wrote:

    Praise God! – That is all I can think of to say at this moment. I had no idea until someone forwarded this link to me today that Jennie had gone through this event. Tom I wish you and Jennie and the girls the continued comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit as Jennie continues her your recovery. Our God is truly an awesome God!

  99. July 11th, 2011 at 8:06 am James and Chernetta Byl wrote:

    Jennie, Chernetta and I are praying for your continued quick and miraculous recovery. Upon hearing the news last week, we felt a deep sense of shock and sorrow, but also amazement and gratitude at how God is bringing you through. We thank God that He watches over all of us in such an incredible way.
    James and Chernetta

  100. July 11th, 2011 at 12:42 pm Joan Sharda wrote:

    Dear Jennie and Tom, Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica, and Sarah Grace,
    Our Lord God is beyond words in His love for you and all of us, and His ways are beyond our understanding. It is truly a privilege to be called His children. We pray daily, sometimes hourly these days, that He will be your constant Shepherd in His guidance, comfort, strength, and love for you as His tender lambs.
    The Sharda family continues to pray for your recovery, Jennie, for both your short- and long-term improvements after such a sudden and profound event. The human body is such a beautiful yet delicate work of science and art, and the Great Physician and Artist knows every inner working of it (For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb — Psalm 139:13). The scientists who form a defibrillator for you are gifted; our God who created YOU is all-knowing!
    We rest in His promises especially when we cannot see beyond the initial steps that He illuminates for each of us to take. Be assured of our love and prayers for all of you every day.
    On behalf of the Sharda family,
    Your sister (and sister in Christ), Joan

  101. July 11th, 2011 at 4:29 pm Tim Bernstein wrote:

    Tom–Every day Bruce, Patti, and I are lifting your family up in prayer.

  102. July 11th, 2011 at 6:19 pm Jill Archambeau wrote:

    Dear Jennie,
    So glad to hear your are on your way to wonderful recovery. Take care of that beatiful family and treat everyday like it is the best day you will have. My sister Holly said you looked great, sorry I wasn’t able to visit.
    Warm Regards,
    Jill Archambeau

  103. July 12th, 2011 at 4:41 am Barb Glashouwer wrote:

    Our prayers are with you Jennie, Tom and all the girls. We were up north when we heard the news and were shocked, deeply saddened and concerned yet we also realized the many miracles…Jennie, for you to be home with your mother versus at home in Scottsdale, the quick response of your mother, the doctors, etc. I’m sure you all realize and are aware of the many miracles. May God be with you and continue to heal you. We will continue to pray for you all.
    Much Love
    Paul, Barb and Lydia Glashouwer

  104. July 12th, 2011 at 7:44 am scott nardi wrote:

    Jen…so glad you are feeling better..my thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery…Scott

  105. July 12th, 2011 at 8:50 am Jim & Christy Osborn wrote:

    Praise God for His mercy! We continue to pray for a full recovery… Our God is an awesome God!

  106. July 12th, 2011 at 9:00 am Ray & Judy Barton wrote:

    God proves His love to us in so many ways & certainly at times like you’re facing. We praise with you for the progress & pray for all of your precious family. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge & strength, a very present help in trouble.” This verse says so much to us.
    Love to You

  107. July 12th, 2011 at 9:12 am Margaret and Warren wrote:

    We continue to lift you in prayer and join you in praises to God for his wonderful healing and protection. We praise God for your progress and pray for continued healing and strength. Thank you for keeping us updated so we can continue to pray with you and for you. Much love to all of you from the Sobergs

  108. July 12th, 2011 at 10:01 am Budge and Elsie wrote:

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” “The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear?” “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling’he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.”

    We continue to pray for you each morning!!

  109. July 12th, 2011 at 1:28 pm Nancy Nixon wrote:

    Thrilled to know that the surgery went well and the pictures of the girls and their cousins with Jennie is priceless…something God only provided and the doctors He is using! Can’t get that with Master Card! We continue to hold you up daily to the Great Physician. In His love, Doug & Nancy

  110. July 12th, 2011 at 1:53 pm Lenka wrote:

    So glad to hear the update. I have been praying for you, Jennie, and your family. I will keep praying as your strength returns! Love, Lenka

  111. July 13th, 2011 at 8:02 am Wayne and Nancy Reinauer wrote:

    He is our Rock, our Refuge, our Strength! We have an awesome God and so thankful for how the Lord has cared for you during this difficult time. We continue to pray for you and your family. Jer. 29:11-13

  112. July 13th, 2011 at 10:22 am Bob and Mary Malouf wrote:

    Seems to me today would be a great day to send up rockets, have fire works and balloons. But first we fall on our knees in deep gratitude for the Father’s kindness and power in bringing you, dear Jennie, to this day of health and life.
    “The earth is filled with His glory!”
    Rejoicing, Bob and Mary Malouf

  113. July 13th, 2011 at 11:45 am Margaret and Warren wrote:

    God is good! We know that but it is so awesome to get to witness his provision in your life! How wonderful to know that you can now “run and not grow weary”! Every time you go thru airport security you will be reminded of what an awesome God we serve! We look forward to your return home and continue to pray for your healing.

  114. July 13th, 2011 at 5:02 pm Barb Glashouwer wrote:

    We’re thrilled with the update Jennie! My whole family is praying for you all! Hallelujah! God is GREAT!

    Paul, Barb and Lydia

  115. July 13th, 2011 at 6:27 pm Chris and Elaine Matthews wrote:

    Dear Jennie and Tom and your girls.
    Elaine and I just learned of your heart condition fram Barb and Paul. What a shock to all of you. Jennie, in the midst of it all the Lord was with you. How providential that your were home with your Mom and that she was empowered by God to revive you. God is at work in your life in a powerful way.
    Our pray is that you will have full recovery. May you claim the promise that Christ who has begun a good work in you, will continue. Elaine and I will be praying for you and the girls and your entire family. Give your Mom a big hug from us. The Lord bless you and guide you by His Spirit. All our love,

  116. July 13th, 2011 at 7:02 pm julie b wrote:

    oh sweet jennie. loved reading your words here and the scriptures God has used!!! i am thrilled to know you are home at your parents.
    sending lots of love!!!

  117. July 14th, 2011 at 3:19 pm Kristina Bubar wrote:

    Dear Jennie,
    Tears of joy over here while reading the update! Our whole family prayed fervently for you and we rejoice in your recovery!! Your family is so dear to our family. We hope to share many happy memories together in the days to come!!!

  118. July 15th, 2011 at 11:28 am Tim Bernstein wrote:

    Hi Tom and Jennie–I am praying each day for God’s best for you.

  119. July 17th, 2011 at 12:25 pm Dave and Connie Bentley wrote:

    What a wonderful blessing to log on today and hear from you yourself Jennie! Yahoo! I am so joyful! Thank you Lord!

  120. July 19th, 2011 at 11:14 am Bill & Karla Bynum wrote:

    Dearest Jennie and Tom,
    We are rejoicing with you today that the Medtronic defibrillator is now securely in place and that God has so lovingly been healing Jennie. Bill and I have so enjoyed getting to know Tom at church, often on Monday morning money counting days. We had three daughters and now have 8 granddaughters (the two with children each have four) and one great grand daughter. So we feel like we’re looking at family when we look at your photos! And indeed, as co-heirs, we are!
    Thank you Jesus for taking care of “the family”! He made us. He still has the blue prints and He can fix us!
    Yours in Him,
    Karla & Bill Bynum

  121. July 20th, 2011 at 12:43 pm Steve, Kirstie & Elsa Eriksson wrote:

    Tom, Jennie and Girls-

    Hello to you all from hot AZ! :) We wanted to let you know that we continue to pray for a fast recovery for Jennie and are so thankful for the defibrillator. We think about you all often and continue to pray for healing, rest and comfort for Jennie and the entire family. We would love to bring you all a meal when you return to AZ, so please call us or let us know how we can sign up. Also, please let us know if there is anything that you need when you return to AZ. We are here for you. :)

    Love and blessings to you all,
    Steve, Kirstie and Elsa Eriksson

  122. July 20th, 2011 at 4:36 pm Tim Bernstein wrote:

    My family and I continue to pray for you!

  123. July 22nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm Bo & Charlie Whittenton wrote:

    So thrilled to read the update. Have been out-of-town since July 10 (still not home), but had an opportunity to check the blog tonight. What wonderful and amazing news! We are thankful to our Heavenly Father for answered prayer! God is good!

    Bo & Charlie Whittenton

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