Wednesday, May 30, 2007

we're thankful for...

  1. medical care

  2. a well-stocked motor home to rest and eat in

  3. the doctors were concerned that Isaiah's back pain was due to fractures in his lower spine which sometimes happen when chemotherapy begins to kill cancer cells. He was x-rayed yesterday; the results showed no problems

  4. our church community staff who are working so hard and brought us holy communion on Sunday after church

  5. isaiah had his best day yet yesterday (tuesday). Though it ended pretty roughly, he was able to leave his room for the first time in a week. Overall, his tests reveal that his body is responding to the chemo. Thank God.

  6. amazing family support

  7. praying friends...thank you so much


Josh Unfried said...

Hi Isaiah!!!!

We are praying for you lots of times every day Isaiah and know that God will be with you helping you be STRONG and COURAGEOUS. Let God be your Superman!

Your Emmaus family will be here to support you all the way! Aaron says 'hi' to his buddy, he has prayed and continues to pray for you everynight before he goes to bed.

Josh, Rebecca, Aaron & Jonah Unfried

Megan Webb said...

It is good to rejoice in the Lord :o) I am praying for you all.

-Megan Webb

1 Cor 16 -
...Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name...Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles...

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place...

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise." Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."

Jacob Henning said...

Hi Isaiah,
We are all praying for you. I heard you are being very strong. I know you will be better soon. I love you! You are my best friend and a great godbrother. I miss you and cannot wait until we get to see each other again. I hope you are getting good at my gameboy.

Shaw said...

Hey Isaiah,
I am praying for you every night and at every chance I get. I hope you get well soon.

Your Friend
Shaw Campbell

Unknown said...

Thanks for the blog to help keep us all updated! You are constantly in our prayers.

brit-tah-nee said...

Hi Isaiah buddy!

I am praying for you, and all my friends and family are praying for you too! I missed seeing you on Sunday, but I know you will be back!! You are the toughest boy I know, (especially with a sword!) Remember Jesus is taking care of you. He loves you and I love you too dude!


Niamh McCreary said...

Hi Isaiah,

We're all praying for you throughout everyday. We miss you playing in the back yard but KNOW you'll be out there again soon having fun!

God bless you all and know he will prevail.

Angela_Kump said...


This is Angela Kump from Arden and I just wanted to say that if you need people to donate blood for Isaiah I would volunteer to go! All I would need would be a ID number if it was with blood source.

I will be continuing to be praying for you!

Ken and Nancie said...

Hi Isaiah -

All the Goodnoughs and Byers are praying for you! Praise God for the good news. We are here for you, call on us if you have any needs.

Daily, hourly, prayers are being lifted for you, and will continue until you are well again!

You are loved!

Lori Blake said...

Hi Isaiah and the Oates family,
Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you here in Washington State. You still have lots to accomplish and we know GOD HEALS! You will be up and running in no time. We will think of you often.
Jeff, Lori, Ryan and Hayden Blake said...

Hey Sweet Boy,
This is your godmother. I just want to tell you that I love you like crazy and am really proud of the brave boy you are. You are an amazing boy with the most beautiful heart. I am praying for you all day long.

Sopie Sopes says to tell Sayah that she loves you and you are so cute.


Anonymous said...

Hi Isaiah, Sienna, Nathan and Carmen!

We're so glad that you posted this site. It's GREAT to see Isaiah's smiling face! We are all praying hourly at our house. They are very specific prayers, but the sweetest of all has been Caleb's very simple prayer that he says over and over throughout each day... "Jesus, heal Isaiah".
As I was opening my bible yesterday during my morning prayer time, I came upon this verse...
"But if it were I, I would appeal to God;
I would lay my cause before Him.
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted." Job 5:8,9
We are so thankful that it appears that God IS working wonders in Isaiah's life each day as his body responds to the treatments. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer each day. You are all so loved!


Jason, Tami, Lucas, Colby and Caleb

Amber said...


My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that you are holding on as strong as superman. Remember that God loves you and is there for you.

You have a wonderful family and I know they are loving on you as much as they can.

God bless you buddy!

Amber Bobst

Anonymous said...


Joshua 1:9 says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

I know you don't really know us, but we are a part of your family of God and we're praying for you too. Sometimes it's just good to know that you're surrounded by prayers, even if they come from Loma Linda, CA.

In Christ,
Josh and Megan Fitzpatrick

Fechner said...

Hi Isaiah and Family,

This is the Fechner family from Arden chruch. We just want you to know that we are praying for you every day. Hope you get to go hope soon. Kalie says Hi and she is praying for you. Hang in there!!
God Bless you!
Carl, Diane & Kalie Fechner

Patty said...

We are praying for all of you as is our church (First Church of God, Tulare, CA). The Lord knows the way through the wilderness - He will lead you through.

Randy & Patty DeGraw and family

Unknown said...

Hey Nate,

Thanks for putting this up and for the updates. Your family in Milpitas/Fremont is praying for you.

As for everyone's favorite worm-catcher, I'm hoping he has more good days than bad, and that the first round goes as we hope.

We love you all very much.


Mike and Merlynn Fitzpatrick said...


We're praying for you and your parents. Our God is BIG and He will take care of you. He knows all about your body (Psalm 139) and is watching over you. YOU ARE LOVED!

Mike and Merlynn Fitzpatrick

Victoria said...

Hi Nate--Vicki again. I re-read your note and just had to share something with you. I know how nervous blood transfusions can make a person--I received them by the truckload (really!) but I came to view them in a way that really made things easier. I imagined someone getting up and ready for a busy day, then taking time to drive to a blood center somewhere, dealing with traffic, rolling up their sleeves and donating a gift that no one else can give in their place. Donating a gift that is unique, rare, and unable to be manufactured or imitated. Donating a piece of themselves so that a stranger may live another day or battle an illness like leukemia. I view blood donation in a very spiritual way--all tied up with Jesus and body and blood - and as a type of agape love. Every transfusion I received was filled with a stranger's caring and generosity and HOPE for me, for my family, for my life. Sometimes, even now,thinking of this I feel like I'm walking on air because such precious gifts sustained me through very hard times. Even with that knowledge, though, I understand your nervousness and will pray for your peace and the safety of each infusion. Isaiah is being held up in so many amazing ways and blood donors are just a piece of the tapestry of love. (Each blood donation is tested - more than a dozen tests - to make each unit as safe as possible) Our BloodSource patient of the month is a young six year old boy, named Hunter, who had ALL at 3. He is now healthy, plays hard with his big brother and is a superhero just like Isaiah. Hold fast, choose hope and we will do the same.

Cody Marie Bolton said...

And we are all thankful for you,
Carmen and

We love you!

The Bolton Family

wweckter said...

SupperDupper Isaiah Man!

We are parying for you every day! We love the pictures of you there, but will love see your smiling face back at home.

Trevor got himself a couple new Lightsabers and he is anxious to share with you some new moves so hury up and get better! BE STRONG and COURAGEOUS!

Psa 27:14 "Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."

Isaiah . . commit that verse to memory, share it with you mom and dad because they will often need to hear it!

Wendell, Susan, Torie & Trevor
(The Weckters)

Mark & Joy Ballew said...

Dear Nathan and Carmen:
How thankful we are that Isaiah has you as his dear Parents, along with his wonderful extended family, and family friends both near and far.
Count us among that group whose hearts and prayers are with you at each and every hour.
Trusting Him,
Mark & Joy Ballew