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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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21 September 2011

Bathed in Love

Today was the big drive to Cape Town. As I woke up and switched my phone on, my phone started beeping with message after message. This continued throughout the whole drive and even now as I get ready to go to bed ... an absolute outpouring of love and encouragement. Brett and I have never experienced so much love and support from the body of Christ like we are right now in our lives! People around the world, many we know and even more that we have never had the privilege of meeting are carrying us in prayer and standing with us in faith as we await in faith the miracle of Zac's birth. To all of you who have written to us, phoned us, messaged us and walked alongside of us ... thank you! Through your love we see Jesus so clearly. He has raised up a mighty army to walk with us and celebrate with us as we get ready to receive our miracle boy. 
We have seen God go before us every step of this faith walk. Today was just another example of that. Where fear would have loved to have crept in, God ushered His perfect love in to keep us encouraged every minute of this day as we drove to Cape Town. (Adeye ... thank you for being an instrument in His hands to rally the troops to pray us through today. We were so touched by your blog post! How I love you my friend. The amount of messages have taken our breath away). Last night a precious couple came and washed my feet and prayed over us as a family in preparation for all that lies ahead. That same precious woman has prayed, fasted and constantly cheered us on in God. Friends and family have called and popped over all of this week to pray over us, drop off food, lavish precious gifts and offer all kinds of practical help. Even our accommodation while we stay here in Cape Town has been Divinely set up and we are so blessed with His mighty peace and provision as we come away to rest as we await Zac's birth. Our daughters are seeing what "love in action" looks like as they watch all the goings on. Jesus is truly carrying us!  
We await more doctors appointments this week. In it all I hear His gentle whisper tonight ... "Be still and know that I am God". What a lovely Jesus He is ... so gentle, gracious, lavish in love and oh so Mighty to save to the uttermost. We go to sleep with hearts bolstered in encouragement and expectation. 
Thank you to all who have shown us "love in action" in ways we will never forget! 
All our love,
Brett, Janine, Tianna, Angelee and Zac


OkieMama said...

Heard about your sweet family on Adeye's site. Praying for Zac throughout the day, in humility and confidence for God's limitless power.

Hugs from Oklahoma!

Amy said...

Sending prayers of healing for your sweet baby boy.

News from the Kennel said...

Sending you and your family a big, warm hug for the coming days.

belehcar said...

Stopping by from Nogreaterjoymom to say I am praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for trusting your God in a mighty way. Thank you for bringing beauty and life to your family. Thank you for encouraging me to love every second of being a mommy.


Spencer Girls said...

Praying for your baby boy. God IS going to heal him!

Lani said...

I will be praying for you and your family. May the Lord's peace surround you and bless your beautiful son with health.

Anne B. said...

Praying for you all as you await your little boy's entrance into the world. Praying that you will find the joy in the morning that God promises for each new day. Praying that you will continue to be lifted up by the never ceasing love that Jesus gives. And praying that you will continue to feel the peace that only the Father can give. Following your journey with great anticipation and excitement and sending (((BIG HUGS))) from RI, USA!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Sending love your way!


Beth said...

praying for Zac. He is fearfully and wonderfully made! Love from Florida....

Ronnie said...

We are lifting you up in prayer. May His Hands do their work in all areas of your lives. His Will and Plans are perfect and we rest in that trust. Love from CT.

Lynn said...

God bless you.

Laura said...

I LOVE this verse and thought I would share it with you. It was a huge help to us as we went through our daughter's heart issues during her first 6 months of life and then through the open heart surgery. And how true it was!
Psalm 94:19 "In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Thy comforts delight my soul." Isn't His Word a precious thing?!

Melanie said...

Praying Malachi 4:2 over your baby Zach "that the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings and beams over Zach" that he will be healed. I will cont to pray for him. I am believing for a miracle.


Megan Goosen said...

Hi Janine

This is the scripture God gave me when I was pregnant with my son who was diagnosed in utero with a heart defect and a genetic disease. "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord. His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid while he waits to see his desire established upon his adversaries. (Psalm 112:7, 8 AMP) My version said he will have no fear of bad news, his hear is steadfast.

To make a long story very short, my sons heart is perfect today. He was diagnosed with "achondroplasia" a frm of dwarfism at 4 months. We received words and a complete stranger came up to me in a parking lot to say G od wanted to heal Angus. We prayed and prayed and spoke words of healing and wholeness over him and I "spoke" to his bones as Elijah did and he is 3 today and a normal height. He was tested for achondroplasia and many other things after the diagnosis and the test was negative. He has some developmental issues but everyday the gap the gap between him and his peers grows smaller. God is faithful and will honor your faith. As parents we are required to "stand in the gap" for our children and you guys are doing this with great courage. God will honour that. I'm believing for complete and perfect healing for Zac. I'll be praying with you and for your strength. Lots of love Megan

Sylvia said...

Praying for little Zac and your family.

Aus said...

Guys - we'll be waiting to hear more, and holding all of you in our hearts and prayers. We've had a miracle of the sort you seek through one of our adopted kids - simply put her heart issue was expected to require surgery the day after we got her home, and God healed that for us before ever we saw her...prayers that God's will be done in your lives!

hugs from Ohio -

aus and co.

Adeye said...

Good morning, my sweetest friend. Sending you all my loves across the miles this morning. KNOW that you are in my thought and prayers. How I love you and am SO thankful to have you in my life.

Oh, how I wish I could give you a HUGE hug in person!

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

Praying for complete healing for sweet baby Zac!

Amy P

Margy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am praying for a miracle for Zac's heart.



Wendy said...

I heard about your wonderful family from Adeye's blogsite. I pray for you as you continue this journey God has set our for you. He knows and your love and trust in Him will carry you through the days ahead. Prayers for healing, prayers for love enveloping you, prayers for confidence and faith to continue. Much love and support.

Wendy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this uncertain time for Zac. Know that He is in control and his timing is just. Many prayers that Zac's heart is healed.
warm regards,
Wisconsin, USA

Anonymous said...

ik bid voor jullie en jullie baby

Anonymous said...

I heard about your beautiful family from Adeye's site. Please know I'm praying for you, your precious baby boy - and your family. Sending prayers, love, and happy positive thoughts to you across the many miles. Our God is able. xoxoxo

M. Muenich said...

Sending you momma prayers from Texas. God is strong and loving!

Denise Malafaia Cerqueira said...

"The prayer of the righteous man is powerful and effective."

We are together with you on this day there in Cape Town.
Together we are better and stronger in Christ.
We are one in love!