Tomorrow (4/4) is the big day! Our transplant coordinator, Patricia, refers to it as Dave’s new birthday. This is exciting and scary. It’s a very big step in the process for Dave to be back with us, healthy and strong.
We encourage you to not only pray, but to also fast. Maybe you’ve never done that before. It’s simply taking the time and effort you would put towards eating a meal or two or three and replacing it with prayer. It’s allowing the hunger you feel that day to remind you to be in constant prayer. It’s a tool found throughout the Bible that helps us to be more focused, diligent, and effective in our prayer. Fasting demonstrates our profound need for God in this circumstance.
“So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in fasting and prayer.” Daniel 9:3a
Here are some specific things to pray for:
- Wisdom for Dr. Lopez and her team.
- Dave’s brother, Paul, will be donating the stem cells in the morning. Pray the process goes smoothly and that Paul’s blood has a high stem cell count.
- In the afternoon, they will be putting the stem cells into Dave’s body. Pray that his body receives the stem cells with little side effects or rejection.