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Kim & Petra Anderson

Kim & Petra Anderson

Last night NBC News, Rock Center with Brian Williams aired a piece interviewing Chloe and Kim Anderson. As the story is unfolding it is truly amazing what God has done already in Petra’s life. It’s nothing short of a miracle that Petra had this rare genetic defect in her brain, that may have saved her life, and at a minimum saved her from more serious a debilitating injuries.

With so much bad news in the world. Even this shooting, the injuries, the people who lost their lives, it’s heart warming to see God at work even in the midst of a very painful and difficult situation.

After I watched the interviews on NBC’s Rock Center (You can watch it at MSNBC – Rock Center – Chloe and Kim Anderson) last night. I woke up this morning thinking about Kim, Petra’s mom.

Kim has been diagnosed with cancer. The doctors have said that she may only have 6 – 18 months to live. Kim first discovered, she had breast cancer around 2009. They thought they had gotten all the cancer, but it’s come back.

I can’t say that I know all of God’s greater purposes, but I believe that one of them may be that through this tragedy that many would become aware of Kim’s cancer, and lift her up before the throne of grace in prayer. Many thousands maybe even millions are praying for all the shooting victims. This is a huge need.

Petra and her family still need to brought before the Lord daily and often. I would like to use my blog here to highlight the need to pray for Kim’s healing. I don’t know what God will do, but I know that He will be glorified if we unite together and pray for the Anderson family, and lift up the need for both Petra and Kim’s complete healing.

Let’s join together and believe the Lord for what He might do. Jesus said, With man this impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26, ESV). God can do the impossible! He created a rare genetic defect in Petra’s brain to save her. He can bring her to full healing, and He can bring full and complete healing to Kim as well.

I don’t know what God will do, but I know what he can do. Join me in lifting Petra and Kim up before the Lord, and asking Him to continue to work miraculously in their lives!

“Dear Jesus, we look to you from your healing touch for Petra and Kim. Touch their bodies, and bring health, healing and wholeness. Thank you for hearing our prayer.”

In His Grip, Dave

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As more news is coming out about Petra Anderson we are learning that it’s a story of God’s grace. A rare genetic defect, which caused there to be fluid in an area of her brain that normally isn’t there may have saved Petra’s life. Or at least it prevented her from having a more permanent and devastating injury. Read the rest of the story here…

God is so good!

Petra’s family shared the story of God’s grace with channel 9 News:

Chloe Anderson, Petra’s sister shares more about Petra’s story with practical ways you can help. Here are some links where you can go to support Petra and her family:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/andersonfamilyprayers/

https://twitter.com/supportPetra

Check out this video featuring Chloe to learn more about the Petra Anderson Story, and ways you can help her and her family.

The Anderson family has some huge needs right now. We need to lift them up in prayer, and if you are able I would urge you to give towards the medical bills they are facing.

God is bigger than this tragedy, and I trust He will carry the Anderson family as well as the other families affected by the shooting through this. Thanks for caring, and believing God. For we know what is impossible with man, is more than possible with God.

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeOnTheBorder.org

Petra Anderson

Petra Anderson

After a stressful day for family and friends, Petra made it successfully through surgery to remove bullet fragments that were lodged in the back of her brain. Petra’s sister, Chloe said that the doctor was very encouraged about the prognosis coming out of surgery.

Here is Chloe’s report yesterday, when Petra came out of surgery, “She could still talk and move when she went in for surgery which is nothing short of a miracle given that the bullet traveled through her entire head. They were able to get the pellet out of her head and they cleaned the entry place – putting a patch in place so that the “dirty” nasal passages wouldn’t be infecting her brain area. Also so that there wouldn’t be drainage of fluid from her brain into the nasal passages. She is sleeping now – but can still talk!”

Other friends who were with Petra this morning gave very positive and hopeful reports about her progress. The physical therapist encouraged her to get out of the bed, and sit in a chair. She was able to do it. Sounds like they have a great staff at the hospital that are already working with her to get Petra on her way towards recovery.

Wow! It’s so encouraging to see how the Lord is caring for Petra and her family. I’ve had a number of people inquire about Petra. Some have asked how they can help.

Obviously, a huge need to is hold Petra and her family up in prayer. I will list some prayer requests that Chloe shared.

That the antibiotics would keep any infection away so that her brain can heal.

That the pellets in her arm would be naturally discharged by her body without any complications.

For a speedy recovery so that she can attend grad-school as planned this fall for music composition and that this tragedy would be turned into a grand victory as she emerges.

That My mother can get some rest.

That the other families involved would have comfort. Many of them are waiting now to hear if their loved ones are among the fatalities. The Police expect to release names tonight. Pray for the families who will be getting the news tonight (last night).

One of my son’s, David’s favorite verses is Joshua 1:9. It offers a great word of encouragement for us. “…Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (ESV). Why does the Lord encourage Joshua and us to be strong and courageous? We are prone to fear. When the battle, difficulty or trial heats up we often imagine the worst instead of trusting God for the best.

Petra performing the violin

If you would like to follow the Petra’s progress as well as learn more about how you can help the Anderson’s have started a Facebook group called, Anderson Family Prayers, Well-Wishes and Relief. I think this group is an open group.

For those living in Colorado, you may go into any US Bank and write a check or give cash to the “The Kim Anderson Healing Fund”. For those living out of the area you may mail a check or money order to:

The Kim Anderson Healing Fund
c/o
US Bank – Thornton Office US Bank – Thornton Office/ 4301 East 120th Avenue/ Thornton, CO 80233

Here’s a great report on Petra from CBS Sacramento.

Thanks so much for the outpouring of love and prayers for Petra and the Anderson family.

In His Grip, Dave

DiasoLifeontheBorder.org