78- Answered Prayers, Unanswered Prayers
Because my Aunt Ida was in critical condition in the hospital, Mark and I flew to Oxnard to visit her. Although she was a serious Catholic I was not sure if she had made her peace with God through Jesus.
August 1, 1982
I feel the need to be purposeful and specific in prayer during this visit home….great spiritual battle for Ida’s soul.
*get to the hospital in time YES [meaning: before she died. I did!]
*see Aunt Ida, be able to talk to her alone YES
*Mark sleep well YES
*Mark and I stay healthy MOSTLY
*encourage Connie regarding her faith in Christ YES
*have special time with Connie YES
*pray specifically daily YES
*memorize John 5:24 NO
*do discipleship book daily or twice daily NO
*have time with Marsha, love her YES
*be glorified through me to my parents ?hope so!
*talk to Nancy NO
*talk to Jane YES
*talk to nurses NO
*talk to fellow travelers YES YES YES!
*receive specific knowledge, verses about Dan, our family, raising the boys NO
*ample opportunity to talk to Uncle Larry NO
*boldness from the Spirit –moving in evangelism and mercy for Larry NO
*a decision for Christ from Larry NO
*clear ‘word’ for Ida from You NO –I had to wear a surgical mask because of my sore throat and she had trouble understanding me
*Dan strengthened at home, consistent with boys, able to get them to our friends easily for babysitting each day YES, it seems to have gone very well.