Our Lives, His Story

Meet Eli and Laura

This is my friend Laura (see picture below). She is pregnant with her son Eli and from the pictures I have seen he is one cute baby boy. We first got introduced in February when Laura came to India. Jordan and I had just found out we were pregnant with Micaiah. Laura and I really didn’t get to know each other on her trip. We started talking more over facebook after Jordan and I returned to the States. I found out that she was pregnant and that she was in a similar situation I was in. Little Eli has been diagnosed with a condition called Body Wall Complex. Doctors are not expecting little Eli to live after he is born, but we all know that our God is more than able to give him what he needs to live.

Laura has been a blessing to me. It’s like I don’t even need to tell her how I have felt or how hard its been because she knows exactly how I feel. God is so good to bless me with someone who I can relate with in this time. I wouldn’t wish that anyone would have to go through what we have been through. But I am so thankful that others have gone through this. You are blessed by those relationships and comforted in knowing that you are not alone. There is a special bond in shared suffering and I definitely have a special place in my heart for Laura.

Laura is about 34 weeks now. Eli could come any day. I am asking that you would join in praying for her, her husband Joe and little Eli. Please pray that God would do a miracle and heal Eli. Please pray for peace and joy as they wait for him to come. Pray that her labor would be peaceful and have no complications. Pray that God’s presence would be so evident in the delivery room to everyone there. Pray that God would comfort their families and protect them from the enemy and his lies. Pray that the doctors and hospital staff would know exactly what to do when Eli comes and know how to love and serve this family. Pray that God would continue to be glorified in this family and that they would continue to walk in faith during this difficult time.

Thanks for praying. May He do so much more than we could ever ask or imagine.


  1. Laura, Joe, and precious Eli are on the top of my prayer list. May God envelop them in His everlovingkindness and grace.