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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Friday, May 23, 2008

This is the day that the Lord has made...

We will rejoice and be glad in it. Daniel just left a while ago...it's around 5:30 am here. Keep him in your prayers today. Pray especially that the surgery will bring him relief and that the doctor will be able to find the problem.
He was feeling really queasy this morning...I think because his body is still trying to rid itself and process all that juice solution from his test yesterday; that coupled with being overtired, not able to eat for several days and a bit nervous as you can imagine. I am praying he will be able to sleep while they travel.
I am getting things in order here at home. Getting some more laundry put away, cleaning up a bit while the children sleep ect... I am looking forward to having the morning with them. I may try if there is time to take them to the park this morning to play before we pick up Josefina.
I am looking forward to being with Daniel this afternoon. I am bringing the laptop with me; while he's waiting for surgery, I want to read him each and every email/comment we have received these past few days. I've read every one of them, but he hasn't been able to yet and I know they will so encourage and strengthen his heart knowing so many love and care so much. He's looking forward to hearing them all. He has said over and over through many tears how much he appreciates all those who are standing with us through this through prayer. Oh, God is so good.


  1. Hey Jaynee and Daniel,

    I just wanted to be the first one to comment this morning. It was nice to talk to you this morning...calmed my nerves a little bit. Tell Daniel that I prayed for him all night...Jamie and I will be praying for you guys throughout the day. I tried to tell Grandpa H, but he was sleeping yesterday so Mom is going to visit him this morning and tell him because he loves to pray for you guys. I told you that Grandpa believes one of the reasons he's still here is to pray for your family. Hang in there--


    p.s. Nehemiah is a bull frog ;o)

  2. My prayers are with you today!

  3. Jaynee and Daniel

    You may not remember me from good old North Valley days but I sure remember the two of you. Boy was my heart saddened to read what is happening to your body Daniel. My husband and I will pray for you today as you have surgery, we will be praying for the wisdom the doctors will need during your surgery, Jaynee we will pray for you as you wait for the outcome, and we will certainly be praying for your children as they wait anxiously at home for both of your return. May the Lord's will be done and with an understanding that only he can give whatever the outcome.

    God Bless!

    Kimberly (Harrington) Fahey

  4. Hey Jaynee and Daniel,

    We love you up here and are praying for you. We just have to clinge to Romans 8:28.

    Your Bro. Joshua

  5. Praying for you all today. May God's grace and mercy be with you and Daniel and may His wisdom be with the surgeons.

    Shelley P
    from over the pond

  6. Praying for you and your family today...

    for wisdom for the doctors
    for healing for Daniel
    for safety as you travel
    for grace to keep your eyes on the Lord
    for your beautiful children
    for all those whose lives you touch every day

    God Bless you.

    In Christ,
    Katie Gillio

  7. Dear Lockwoods,

    We are praying for you here in Indiana. The Lord woke me up this morning around 4 a.m....through our little two year old who was up and playing (!) - but Daniel and his health was placed upon my heart and mind and I spent a good long time asking the Lord to move on your behalf.

    Holly Johnson

  8. Karin O'ConnorMay 23, 2008, 7:04:00 AM

    Hello Jaynee and Daniel,
    My heart was burdened for you both last night, and I prayed for you as I drifted off to sleep, knowing this day is a big one for you both. I'm up early which is not the norm for me, and just want you to know that many, many prayer warriors are in the fight with you today! What a blessing to be able to join you in that way. Our God is so much bigger than we can imagine, and though sometimes our circumstance seem SO impossible, you both know as well as I do, that HE can overcome!! What greater hope is there, than in HIM? Praying for you, and sending love from here in Sacramento!!

    Love, Karin

  9. I found your blog through cfhusband a couple of months ago. Our computer went down and I lost the link. You commented recently on Nathan's blog and so I wanted to come back and see if you'd had your baby. (Congratulations!) My husband is the youngest of 12 children, so that was one reason I was interested in your blog. I'm also a Christian and have several friends who are missionaries all over the world. I'm also a homeschooler. Anyway, I just wanted you (and Daniel) to know that I'm praying for him and you and all of your children and family. I'll keep checking in and praying for all of you. God is in control. I'm so encouraged by your faith and commitment to Christ and the Mexican people.

    Praying in Illinois

  10. Daniel and Jaynee,
    I'll be praying for you both today. I'm praying that the surgery will go well and that there will be complete healing for you Daniel.
    God Bless!

  11. Found you thru cfhusband. I check in daily on your amazing family and wanted you to know that I'm praying for Daniel and your family today. Your faith will get you thru this time and all that you've taught your children thus far will help life at home stay 'normal'.

    May God hear your cries on this blessed day.

    refreshing in ohio

  12. Praying and thinking of you ALL today.....

  13. Praying for you all.

    Praying that God guides your every step today.

    You both are amazing people. Whatever road God has you travel, you are in good Hands.

    Still In Him - From Iowa

  14. Hi Jaynee & Daniel, you and your family will be in our prayers throughout the day.

    Laurie in PA

  15. Hi Jaynee,
    Praying, praying for you all today. We are here with you as you were so faithful to us with our little Joel. Your words are so strong. Remember, God makes "perfect storms" and he is in charge of the waves, and the waves bring us closer to the Rock!!!!

  16. Hi Daniel and Jaynee, Thank you for sharing your family and all you do on your website. I prayed all day yesterday and will all day today too. I agree, God is wonderful!!! Much Love from Tom and Leta Scarry and our 4 children.

  17. Lord, this is the day we pray that Daniel will finally feel relief from the pain he has been induring over the past weeks. Keep him in your loving arms today so that he may feel the comfort and peace he will need to make it through the day. We also pray that Jaynee and the children find comfort and peace in You while they anxiously await the news from Daniel's surgery. Lord, you know what is best for this family, but we pray that he makes a full recovery, but THY WILL BE DONE!

    Jaynee, we don't know your family, although it feels like it lately :), I wish there was more we could do for you! I realize, prayer is the MOST important thing we can do and to make the sacrifice to remember to pray for you continually throughout the day, makes our Lord happy!

  18. prayers continue in Texas

  19. Praying in New Orleans!

  20. Praying, going to the very throne of God for you Daniel and Jaynee. I know it has to be so difficult, but I pray for the peace of God to surround you through this entire process. May God carry you through to completion.
    Love you guys,
    Chasity Brannon

  21. My family, and extended family are continuing to pray for everyone.

    Cassie & will

  22. Praying for all of you.


  23. I also thought of you last night...although I don't know you! I was directed to your blog by Holly several months ago and again this week. I have been praying for your family. I am so thankful for the peace that you both have felt and the trust you are placing in our Lord. Surgery is not good. Sickness is not good. But God is very good. I'm praying!

  24. Chuck, Jacquee, and SamanthaMay 23, 2008, 8:28:00 AM

    We are praying for Uncle Daniel all day! We love you both so much. Daniel, you're one of the strongest men I know besides Dad and Chuck. I know you can make it. I'm so glad we have the Lord on our side. With Him all things are possible. If you need anything, let us know. We're here for you.
    Love, Chuck, Jacquee, and Samantha

  25. Dear Daniel and Jaynee,
    We are praying for you and your precious family. Thank you for your wonderful testimony of faith. Your family has been such an example to us. I was awakened in the middle of the night and was discouraged for a moment and then realized the Lord awoke me to pray for Daniel and your family. We thank you for your updates and will continue to pray for your family-what a privelage to bring your family before the throne of a living,loving, and active God. Jaynee, you are such a blessing and example. God will sustain and comfort you all!

  26. Hi,

    I have been reading your blog for a while now - I am not even sure how I stumbled across it!! We live in England, Uk and I just want you to know that we are praying for you too. Our Church has a prayer e mail system and I will put a prayer request out later for you all. May God be with you as you go through this very difficult time - He holds you all in his hands

    Much love xx

  27. my prayers are with you and your dear family today!

  28. Continuing to pray for Daniel,you, your children and the doctors.
    Marcia from OH

  29. I've been reading your blog for a while and I just love your family. The love of God is clearly seen in your family! My heart goes out to you all in this time, and I am praying for you.

  30. Daniel and Jaynee,

    You don't know me at all, but I feel that I am great friends with your family. I have kept up with you via your blog for some time now, and have prayed for you while you are in the mission field. It saddens me to see the trials that you are going through, and yet gives me hope that this will be yet another way to glorify our Wonderful Saviour when this too has passed. My husband and I have been and will continue to pray for your family.

    May the Lord Bless you and Keep you
    Tyler and Amanda in Arkansas

    Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
    And to take him at his word
    Just to rest upon His Promise
    And to know thus sayeth the Lord

    Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him
    How I've proved him ore and ore
    Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus
    Oh for grace to trust Him more.

    I'm so glad I've learned to trust Thee
    Precious Jesus Saviour Friend
    And to know that Thou art with me
    Will be with me to the end.

  31. Praying for you in Michigan.

  32. Hi Jaynee and Daniel-

    My heart breaks for what you are going through. I pray God's peace and strenth for you. And it's ok to cry I find myself crying as I send you this note.

    with love,


    p.s.I love the photos of the family. I'm into photography and love to take photos of my family too.

  33. The Wilson Family in VirginiaMay 23, 2008, 9:38:00 AM

    I found your site after the Maxwells asked for prayer for your family. Please know that our family will be praying and lifting you all before the throne. May His face shine upon you, and may He give you His grace, comfort, and strength. He is the Great Physician.

  34. I have been reading your blog for a few months now, following how God is working for his kingdom through your lives. My prayers have been with you the last couple of days and I will continue as you go through the days ahead.

    From Canada

  35. Jaynee and Daniel, I have been saying prayers for both of you since hearing about Daniel's illness yesterday. Each time I awoke through the night my first thoughts were prayers for you and your children. I pray for our Lord to encompass you with peace. The kind of peace that only our Lord can provide.

    Louisville, KY.

  36. Daniel and Jaynee,
    I've been following your story for a couple of months now. God has used you to bless me and encourage me, and now it is my turn to bless you through prayer. I'm praying for peace, wisdom, discernment, wise doctors, and a continued joy in all situations.

    God is using you to share an amazing story. I've been praying all day and will contintue to lift you up.
    Dios les bendiga...

  37. Dan & Pamela HawkinsMay 23, 2008, 10:06:00 AM

    Dear Lockwood family,
    We were praying for you last night during our family prayer time and the Lord had me pray the exact words from your morning post...
    He is the Author and Perfector of your faith!! I was very encouraged to hear that your faith is being strengthened because that is what we have been praying for!!
    God is so very good. We will keep you in our prayers today, especially. Thank you for your witness for Jesus in Mexico. Our family is getting ready to relocate to Florida and begin a ministry of building orphanages and churches. We are excited about God's leading in this. Your courage and faith in God has been a great encouragement to me this week, as I have just found your blog this past week. Going into all the world is such an honor and a blessing. We are so blessed to be His hands and feet.
    Many blessings to you and healing for Daniel!! Love, The Hawkins family (from Oregon, soon to be Florida)

  38. Praying today for peace, knowledge for the doctors, and miraculous things around every corner.

    In Him,
    ~Leah in Alaska~

  39. We are lifting you up in prayer today!! We pray for strength, healing, wisdom and a miracle!! Because NOTHING is too big for God!

    We love you & are praying here in Phoenix Arizona! XOXOXOX

    Scott, Jennifer & Children

  40. I wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you every time the Lord brings you to mind--quite often, I may add. Thank you for the many updates--it helps to know how to pray more specifically.


  41. Jaynee and Daniel,
    I'm praying and wishing I could be there in person to pray with you and support you through this. I know God is with you.

  42. whitney and i are praying for your family and have been since we heard from rich on wednesday afternoon. psalm 50:15

  43. Just wanted to let you know we'll be praying for your family and especially Daniel. Trusting God with you for God's complete healing...

    ~~ Renee Hansel

  44. Jaynee and Daniel, It amazes me after I read your entry last night, the faith you both have, I know that the faith you have comes from the many trials you have had, but,it still amazes me. We have been praying for you all!! Our hearts are heavy in prayer for you all, today, also. Your entry last night was also an encouragement to us to see how God is giving you the GRACE to go through this trial. It's amazing how God's grace is always right there in His most perfect time, right when we need it. God is such a wonderful comforter in times of trials. He will see you through this one and your faith will even be stronger. We love ya all!! Dana & Deb & Family.

  45. Hello, I found your precious family thorough the prayer request you posted on the the CF husband's website. I am praying that whatever is ailing Daniel is something that is easily fixed, and praying for peace and comfort for you all!

  46. Dear Daniel and Jaynee,

    Please know that you are in our prayers. May the Lord's ministering work of grace continue to strengthen and carry you through this time.

    Tom and Cindy Lucatorta

  47. I have felt a huge burden for you the past couple of days. I have been praying without ceasing. Our family will keep you in our prayers. God be with you all! I am sure the Lord is being FULLY glorified in your attitudes of total love and submission to Him!


  48. We are praying so hard for you Daniel and Jaynee!

  49. Jaynee and Daniel,

    I have been praying continually for Daniels healing. My heart is heavy for you both and your family. I pray God will produce a miracle and completly heal Daniel so you may continue the ministry God has blessed you with. Lord steady the doctor's hands as he works on Daniel and bring peace to Daniel and Jaynee as they wait on you.

    God bless you all,

    Jason and Sonya Crockett

  50. I just checked in with you this morning and thought Id send you another message letting you know we are still praying for you all. Praying the sense of peace and comfort stays and increases during the tense moments. Just wanted to let you know we are praying hard for Daniel and you!! Hang in there...

    Heidi C.

  51. We are praying for you here in Oregon. Found you through Smockity Frocks. Will pray for wisdom for the doctors, healing and recovery for Daniel, strength for Jaynee and peace and comfort for the children as well as for you both.

  52. Jaynee & Daniel,
    We love you all so much..just know that we have everyone here in Idaho praying without ceasing..God is in control....always. Strength, comfort & peace to you all. We see God's glory in your lives. Praying fervently!!!
    Rich & Jeanne & family

  53. Still praying and checking in...

    "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16

  54. We are praying for you all!
    You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Thank you for keeping us updated on the situation each day.
    Love, The Goshorns

  55. Daniel and Jaynee,
    Melanie and I are praying for you guys. Hang in there. So glad you have a doctor and hospital you are comfortable with.
    Nathan and Melanie

  56. Jaynee,
    I have been asked to tell you that Jeff Diehl has bought an airplane ticket and will arrive in LaPaz tomorrow. He will need the name of the hospital. He feels God would have him be with you and Daniel. May you be comforted with this knowledge.

  57. We're praying for you all. May Jesus continue to give you the strength and grace you need. We're also praying for your little ones at home today.


  58. Hello Brother,
    it is truly a blessing to see the family of Christ coming together from the four corners of the globe. As Daniels brother, I thank all of you who are praying. You all are a blessing to us his family.
    We love you Daniel and Jaynee (my true love always). We're having a fam. prayer meet. tonight for you before Samuels graduation.
    Love you, Joseph and Jeana and baby to be.

  59. HI, I think I found your blog thru CFhusband. I just wanted your family to know that I am praying for both of you during this trial. It is thru these trials that we grow. Blesssings to you and your sweet family from Ohio.

  60. Hi Daniel, Jaynee, & family:
    Pastor Henry here to let you know your family here at Grace is praying for each of you.
    In the context of suffering and trials, Peter said: "For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."I Peter 3:12 Two verses later he said: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear:" v. 15
    May our precious Savior give you the peace and strength to give those answers at this time, and for His glory. Our Love and Prayers are with you.
    Pastor Henry, Penny and the Grace Family.

  61. Dear Daniel and Jaynee,

    We are praying that God will give
    you peace and comfort during this
    time. There are many people back
    here in TN praying for you and
    the children. May God guide the
    surgeons and nurses hands during
    the surgery. We love you both and
    the kids so much!

    Your cousins,
    Susie Nathan & Mark Lucatorta

  62. I recently found your blog through our youth pastor. Your family has an amazing testimony and are doing such wonderful things for Him.

    I have been praying all day and I have passed the need on to others through my blog.

  63. lindahancock@charter.netMay 23, 2008, 5:22:00 PM

    Dear Jaynee,
    I've tried so hard to get my messages through to you to let you know that we are praying for both you and Daniel and for the little ones. God is sovereign! I know you know that. He loves each one of you more than you can imagine. May he give you strength and safety as you travel, Jaynee, and comfort the little ones at home. May he give you rest and peace, Daniel.
    Bud and Gramp & Gram H send their love and prayers.

  64. John and CinnamonMay 23, 2008, 6:07:00 PM

    Praying for every step of the way....for the children and for you both.
    "And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."
    Isaiah 58:11
    John and Cinnamon

  65. Hi Daniel and Jaynee,

    Pastor Tom just called about the news of Daniel's health. Our church is praying, we are praying and I'm on my way down. Should be in La Paz Saturday about 2:30pm.

  66. Hi Daniel and Jaynee,

    Pastor Tom just called about the news of Daniel's health. Our church is praying, we are praying and I'm on my way down. Should be in La Paz Saturday about 2:30pm.

    Jeff Diehl

  67. I am staying with Nathan and Melanie while Abigail is still in the NICU. Melanie's mom was with them earlier in the week, and when Melanie was discharged on Thursday, I came up to take a turn. We are now staying at a nearby hotel, but spend most of the hours at the hospital.

    I was just able to spend some time on my computer since I wanted to give Nathan and Melanie some time alone. I have read the updates and will give the report to them as well. We are all praying.

    I know it will bring a smile to each Lockwood to know that Abigail is doing very well.

    Trusting in Jesus,

  68. Jaynee,

    Mom just told us the news! We are sooooooooooooo glad it's not cancer!!! Praise the Lord.


  69. Chuck, Jacquee, and Samantha!May 23, 2008, 7:37:00 PM

    Yeah, Uncle Daniel is all better! We love you!

  70. Praise the Lord for answering prayer!!!!!!!!!

    <3 Scott, Jennifer & Family

  71. We love you all! We are so happy that you are going to be ok. We will continue to pray for you. We love you!
    Josh, Hope, & Brianna

  72. Oh, Jaynee! From the most recent comments you obviously have received some awesome news! PRAISE BE TO GOD! The power of prayer is the best healer! Looking forward to your great news update and hope and pray for a healthy speedy recovery for Daniel!

    God Bless!

  73. Your sweet family is in my prayers. May the Lord be glorified by this trial you are suffering. I thank God for the faith he has blessed you with. In Christ, Amy

  74. We continue to wait for good news! We are all anxoiously awaiting...God is good and He will see you though this!

    James and Erica Stark
    Redding, CA

  75. Hi Daniel and Jaynee: Thursday is generally my day for prayer and fasting. You ALL were at the top of my list and I extended the time to include Friday also. We know that our Lord will always use for good that which Satan means for evil. We love you and continue in prayer for all of you! Dave and Jamie in Millville.

  76. Karen from MassachusettsMay 24, 2008, 10:18:00 PM

    I am very touched by your ministry. You have a beautiful family. A friend sent me a forwarded email asking for prayers concerning Daniel and your family. Thank you for your testimony. I will make it a habit to pray for you everyday.

    "Be anxious over nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." -Phillipans 4:6-7

    Love in Christ,


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