The first creation of blogging with my furry friends. We want you to know how much GOD loves you and how very special you are to HIM! We look foward to many days of blogging with you.
Andrea and "The Perdue Zoo"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Human Prayer Request

"Dog Therapy" starts in the heart of those who love the Lord. My parents and I pray for many people and often I am able to visit with them, but sometimes the distance is too great or other circumstances prohibit visitation.

For some time, my parents have prayed for a High School friend of my human Aunt Courtney (my Mom's sister). Her name is Michelle and she was diagnosed in her early 20's with Multiple Sclerosis. The disease progressed rapidly and now at age 40 her body is frail and weak.

About 10 years ago, Michelle's mother died and her husband divorced her, because he could no longer cope with her illness. Michelle is an only child and her disabled father lived some distance away. After her mom's death her father moved her to a nursing home close to his home in N.C.

As the years passed, my parents have sent cards, pictures of our family, and other goodies. A few years ago, my Mom started sending Michelle books on tape and Cd. At the time, Michelle had become quite depressed and lonely.

God used the books on tape and Cd's to make a difference in Michelle's life. She began a book club in the nursing home and each week meets with other residents to listen and discuss the books. Despite her failing body and slurred speech this ministry gave Michelle purpose. Michelle told my Mom, "I'm hooked now!"

Our family is in the process of obtaining a computer and having voice activation software loaded in hopes Michelle can reconnect with old friends and live out the rest of her days happy and fulfilled. We are confident GOD has a perfect plan to use Michelle's lonely life and frail body for HIS good will and purpose.

It is our hope to surprise Michelle with the new computer and a visit filled with furry friends. Michelle loves animals and will be thrilled when my parents arrive with myself or one of my furry brothers. Please pray for GOD's divine guidance and direction for completion of HIS will for Michelle.

We eagerly await our four hour journey to visit Michelle. May GOD bless each of you as you pray for Michelle. After our visit, I will update you!! My parents are not sure of the time frame at this point; they are waiting for GOD to continue pulling it all together and excited about what HE is doing for Michelle!!

Praying with you...

Woofs and Wags,



RCUBEs said...

Praying for you and your parents now and also for Michelle...May God bless you all.

Attic Clutter said...

HI Andrea(:)
oh Poor Michelle.. so nice you and your family are helping her..prayers from me too..
And thanks on my bunnies (:)

makeyourhomesing said...

I will pray for her and your trip. What a blessing it will be to her. My friend has MS but was diagnosed in her 40s, so she doesn't have it as bad as your friend.

Sharlyn Guthrie said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm sure it will be so encouraging and heartwarming for Michelle to visit with you!

Heart2Heart said...

I am lifting both Michelle and your entire family up that God will use His amazing power to show compassion and love for everything you are working on doing. May God heal Michelle and make her days as comfortable as possible and may He bless you and your family with the strength as you handle this difficult time. Amen! Love Kat

Mary Moss said...

I will continue to pray for Michelle and for all who are feeling called to help her because of your efforts.

Laurie said...

Again, you are a great friend to Michelle! God bless you.
Check out my blog if you can for two surprises on my last two posts!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

What a fantastic blog you have going here....I love it!!
I hope you don't mind, I followed you over from that talented Patty at Attic Clutter and I'm so very glad that I did!!
Prince and I have a house full of rescue animal's and we volunteer for the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society. It is the most rewarding thing that I've ever done as far as volunteering. Your baby's are georgeous!!
If you have a moment or two of your life that you'd care to waste, please visit me at my blog and say hello.
Take good care and......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Attic Clutter said...

HI Andrea(:) OH you are so sweet & alway make me feel special~
Blessings to you and your family..
hugs, Patty