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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!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Little Samuel is back in the hospital

Last night we had to take Samuel back to the hospital. He just wasn't eating much at all and often vomiting the little he did eat. He was running a fever and just not breathing right. We were very concerned about him getting dehydrated, but you could tell he just felt too sick to eat.
Daniel took him to the ER and they admitted him. The doctor just came by this morning and said the blood work indicated that Samuel has an infection which is most likely pneumonia. He'll probably be in the hospital for several days.
We will keep you updated and appreciate your prayers so much. Besides the concern of having a little one so sick, both Daniel and I are weary. Again, we take turns staying at the hospital with Samuel or caring for the other children and ministry here. Isaiah 40:31 says, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength..." Most of the verses the Lord has given me during this trial have been on "waiting on the Lord."
My heart is comforted knowing that I can fully trust our Lord; He is so loving and good. Before he left for the hospital last night, Daniel prayed with me and read me James 1:2-4..."My brethern, count it ALL joy when ye fall into divers temptations, knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing."
My brother in law preached a message while we were up north on this very passage. He pointed out that the Bible calls trials "temptations" because they tempt us to respond in the wrong way. And how strong that temptation can be at times! How thankful we are for God's Word as we meditate on His truth. So we keep clinging to the Lord and His Word for He is our strength and our shelter in the time of storm. May His wonderful name be glorified.

54 comments:

  1. AGH! Praying that the Lord heals little Samuel completely and he can come home soon and NOT go back!

    Your family is really so encouraging~ Thank you for sharing your prayer needs, and also the Lord's Word~ which has really spoken to me this morning!

    Bless you!

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  2. hi Jaynee, I'm so sorry to read that little Samuel is back in hospital. Praying for you all, having little ones in hospital is exhuasting, my dh and I have been there many times, but know that it is just for a season. Praying for you all to have the rest you need to cope with life at this time.

    hugs and prayer to you all
    shelley p
    from over the pond

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  3. Your family is in my prayers.

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  4. Thinking of you all - especially little Samuel - as you go through this difficult time. Hoping you are all back home together very soon. With love XXX

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  5. praying for everyone here in MD. Please keep us updated with any prayer needs.

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  6. I will pray! Bless you in this trying time and the Lord be your strength and deliverance.
    Jessica

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  7. I hope everything is okay and little samuel has a quick recovery. Praying for you. Stephanie

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  8. Thank you for the udates, I know with everything going on right now it can't be easy to take the time to write, but I really appreciate your updates. They let me know how to pray for you and you are so inspiring and encouraging to me as I raise our little ones and go through various "trials". I love to hear how you never stop praising Him, despite your circumstances. You all and especially little Samuel will be in our prayers right now.
    Love,
    The Brown Family

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  9. Praying! My son Samuel (age 4) and I prayed this morning. I like the illustration about trials being like temptations. That is so true.

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  10. Poor little Samuel..he will be in my prayers. I hope he gets better soon poor baby and Momma!! Will be praying for all of you!!!

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  11. Praying for you!!!
    Marie

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  12. Karin O'ConnorJun 22, 2009, 1:10:00 PM

    We will continue to pray for you, Daniel, and little Samuel. The Lord protect you and keep you in His loving arms. I couldn't sleep last night, so I was praying for you about 1am. Now maybe I know why. :)

    Karin

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  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as you continue this journey.

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  14. So sorry that little Samuel is having so many problems right now. Hope this is his last hospital stay! Praying for a quick recovery and also for you and Daniel as you are trying to stay strong in the face of adversary.

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  15. I'll be praying for Little Samuel and for you and Daniel. Sickness is hard on the whole family. As scary as these times are, isn't it nice to know that the Lord is in complete control and that nothing surprises Him?!?
    Lynne

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  16. I am praying for full healing for Samuel, and you and Daniel, I know God is in the miracle business still!
    Father please touch Samuel so he may be healed. Father touch Jayne, Daniel and the children who love you so much, give them the strenght they need to keep up the vigil and all they do for you Father because they do love you so much and put all their trust and hope in you.

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  17. Sweet sister in Christ, we will be praying for little Samuel Thomas, that the Lord will heal his little body thoroughly and quickly. For you, I'll be praying for vigor and peace.

    What an absolute blessing and gift that your husband is covering you with the Word. Many now come alongside you in petitioning the Lord on your behalf - and as always, it's an honor.

    Grace, comfort, peace, healing, and JOY to you!
    Love,
    The Wilsons in VA

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  18. Oh I'm soo sorry Jaynee! We think of little Samuel often and all the rest of the kiddies. I wish we could scoot down there and help you! You are on our hearts daily!

    Hugs~ Cinnamon
    p.s Gladys says Hi to Rebekah~

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  19. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

    ~ John 16:33, NLT

    Praying for all and sweet Samuel to heal fast.

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  20. Dear Jaynee and Daniel and family,
    We have been out of town and away from our computers for the past 10 days....How surprised I am to catch up with your blog and find that little Samuel is having such a hard time! We will include special prayer for him in our prayer time. And for the whole family because I know it is weary-ing on you 2 as you care for Samuel and the other children.
    Homer sends his love.
    Remember..."God has heard!"

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  21. Dear Lockwoods,
    Please know that I will be praying for Samuel and for special strength for the two of you. I will have my church pray too. I'm sure that it is a great comfort to you that you are covered by so many prayers.
    Your dedication to God's work--in the mission field and in your own home--is inspiring to me! May God continue to bless you and give you the strength that you need for His service.
    Teresa
    2 Corinthians 3:4-5
    2 Corinthians 7:5-6 (it seems that your 'flesh has had no rest' lately--it is awesome to know that you serve the God of comfort!)

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  22. we are praying for your family.. lifting you up.

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  23. so sorry to hear he is sick again, you all remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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  24. Dear Lockwoods,
    I am so sorry that Samuel is in the hospital again. We will continue to pray for him and for strength for your family.

    Your faith and ministry has been so wonderful to read. I love your pictures and stories about your children. You and your husband are doing such a wonderful job with your children.

    Prayers from Texas,
    Jennifer

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  25. Dear Jaynee,
    You were heavy on my heart today. I've prayed often for you and Daniel, along with wee Samuel and the rest of your children this afternoon and evening.
    God is faithful as promised...
    Love, Amy

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  26. Sorry for what is going on.
    I believe small premature babies are more fragile. I had three at the same time, sick all year long, so much stress day and night!! Quite normal with so many siblings, to Samuel... so more germs!

    We did survive it all and and the great thing: once they were over 6 years old they were never sick again! (they are 23 years old now)
    The sickest child doesn't even have asthma any longer!
    God is good!!
    We were exhausted with 5 children born in 5 years. I don't want to think of dealing with 12! Too tiring even in thought!
    Bon courage!
    Nicole

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  27. I am so sorry to hear Samuel is back in the hospital. I do remember those days. My son was a preemie and stayed in the hospital 15 times before he was 8 months old. The breathing and infections were always the culprits. My prayers will be with little Samuel as well as you and daddy and the other children. I'm reminded of a song I've sang in church.... (God will make this trial a blessing) He can always, always, make something good out of anything. Try to get as much rest as you can, when you can. By the way, my preemie son is now 18 years old and just graduated High School this month. He's quite healthy now. Praise Be To God

    Prayer's coming your way.

    Sonja - Fl

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  28. We are praying for your whole family! May the Lord be your constant strength and encouragement. Love, the Anderson's

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  29. Dear Lord,

    Lifting up the entire Lockwood family to you today. Please, Lord, give them strength that will sustain them through this time. Grant them peace that passes all of our understanding...but not yours.

    Lord, take care of little Samuel. Touch his body and heal him. Make him strong and whole.

    In your precious name we pray.

    Amen

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  30. We are praying for your family, and especially little Samuel; that the Lord may heal him, strengthen his and grow him to His glory.

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  31. ((HUGS)) and prayers!
    We're so sorry to hear that little Samuel is back in the hospital. :(
    We pray for his complete healing and also that the Lord would sustain you during this difficult time.

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  32. I almost didn't check your blog this a.m., knowing that you are taking a blog break to concentrate on your family and ministry. I am so glad that you found the time to let us know about Samuel and that I checked. Even when you are not able to blog, we will be praying for your family. And we will especially pray for little Samuel's health and for strength for you and Daniel. You have so much to do, but God is unfailing and his strength is endless. May He supply ALL your needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus!

    In Christ,
    Belynda

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  33. OH...I'm so sorry that Samuel had to go back to the hospital...but also thankful that you have a facility close by where you and Daniel can both spend time with him. Asking God to work to heal him quickly, and for all that the rest of you need during this stressful time!

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  34. Jaynee,
    My Bible reading for today was the end of Mark 10 where blind Bartimaeus calls out "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

    As you cry out for God's mercy, may He heal Samuel and give you and Daniel eyes to see the unseen.

    Grace and Peace dear sister,
    Jenny

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  35. Hi Jaynee- I know I posted on this one but I wanted to tell you a verse that is dear to my heart and pass it along to you.....

    Is. 43:1-2:
    "But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters I will be with thee; and through the rivers they shall not overflow thee, when thou walkest through the fire thou shalt not be burned neither shall the flame kindle upon thee"

    Hope that blesses you. Hope you all are doing better.

    Jessica

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  36. We're praying for you all in Minnesota. Thank you for the updates and admonitions to keep focused on God. I am going through a little trial right now and I treasure your focus on God and comfort that you find in the Bible. You have really instructed me, and I thank the Lord for it!

    Sincerely,
    Amy in MN

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  37. Praying for little Samuel!!

    May you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow and "see" all the blessings that we have in Christ!!

    Cindy

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  38. Our family regularly lifts your family up in prayer. We will pray once again for Samuel. Please know that God is a great God and you are in the palm of his hand.

    In His Grip,
    Donald
    Suzie
    Jeshuah
    Josiah
    Jeremiah
    Kyrah
    Audrah
    Jedidiah

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  39. Jaynee, Happy Birthday from Jamie and Jessee. Wow, you're getting old. :oP

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  40. Dear Jaynee, I will keep little Samuel in my prayers, too! And may the Lord guide you all through this difficult trial, and comfort you! How I wish I could just go over to your house and help relieve some of the burden... (((hugs)))

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  41. Thinking of you all once again. I only know the feeling of having a child in hospital overnight (as in one night) and how hard I found that to see my child so ill - for you to continually have to take your tiny baby into hospital most be so hard. Hugs and prayers for you all.
    Merran

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  42. Praying for you and baby Samuel!

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  43. Precious Lockwood family,
    Just "happened" to check your blog and saw I was a couple of days behind!
    I am sorry about Samuel. I have a verse that I hold on to as well, Psalm 37:7 "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him..." Resting adn waiting are not my two best strengths, so I really love this verse! I am sure there are many of us who wish we could be there to help you right now. We can not, but don't forget how many of us are praying for you during this time! :)
    Much love and prayers!!
    The Monnin's in WA

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  44. Feliz Cumpleanos! Tiene un bueno dia mi hermana. Te Quiero. Te extrano tambien! Cuiate mucho.

    Julee

    I have no idea if I spelled everything correctly, but hopefully you understand my special spanish. :)

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  45. Samuel is in my prayers daily. It makes me so sad to hear that he is in the hospital down there, selfishly because I would love to be caring for him here in Redding. I miss you all. You are all in my prayers also. At least you know you can count on the Lord to heal everyone. In HIS time! Love, Carol

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  46. I'm so sorry for all your trials of this year. Ours has been very rough in Bolivia, too. Personally, 2009 could be done now if it was up to me. :-)

    May God continue giving you His strength and grace to live each day - and may Samuel be released SOON!

    (I know you are very, very busy, but just wanted to let you know that I've passed on an award to you on my blog.)

    Love in Him,
    Jennifer

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  47. I john 3:8b I pray that every work of the devil be destroyed. The authority of hell will not prevail over Samuel for Jesus hung on that cross and this sickness hung there too so Samuel need not bear it. Please do not be moved by the words of the doctors or the symptons, speak the word of life over him and plead the blood of JEsus. It is well with you all. Blessings and much love.

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  48. I am so sorry to read that little Samuel is back in the hospital. Prayers continue...

    Rowena

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  49. Hoping to hear good news about Samuel soon!

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  50. I hope that the new picture means that things are going better for Samuel.

    I am continuing to pray.

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