Last month, Newcastle friends Caleb( 16) and Clayton Freeman( 14) were on their room to a University of Oklahoma basketball game when their automobile gate-crashed while consolidating onto I-3 5.
Thankfully, Clayton preserved only minor injuries and was exhausted shortly after being hospitalized. His older brother, Caleb, however, tolerated major intelligence pain and is still in improvement, fighting for his life.
Their father, Jeremy Freeman, is a clergyman at Newcastle First Baptist Church, and he’s regularly posted updates on the Pray for Caleb Facebook page along with various specific prayer is asking for his son.
“We imagine the Lord shielded his organization but, for whatever ground, has allowed him to be in this plaza and we’re examining the Lord do huge supernaturals through him, ” said Pastor Freeman, afterwards said they’re “believing that the Lord is going to heal Caleb and he’ll walk out of this region, and we want the world to know that it’s God that’s done this.”
The part Newcastle community has rallied around the Freemans in prayerful and financial support since the misfortune, and now Caleb’s story is gaining nationwide attention.
Jeremy announced his latest update on Caleb’s advancement yesterday, together with a few pieces of gumption about the real intend of biblical Hope and how “weve been” called to wait upon the Lord amidst troubles TAGEND
Hope that is examined is not hope!
Update from Caleb’s dad- 1/21/ 18
Romans 8: 24 -2 five days, “…Now hope that is heard is not hope. For who hopes for what he checks? But if we hope for what we is not see, we wait for it with patience.”
Caleb’s best friend’s mother prompted me of this section last light. It is such a potent reality. God has given us a hope( actually several promises) that has replenished our hearts with hope…but while we wait to see it fulfilled, we wait for it with patience.
We have talked about waiting and patience from the opening up of this travel, which is quickly approaching 5 weeks. But something about those poems hopped into my center last-place light. I foresee I’ve been talking about awaiting and calmnes, but not really receiving it in my soul. It’s been more like, “Yes, we need to wait on the Lord, but the wait is surely virtually over.” The reality is, we don’t know how long we will have to wait…BUT GOD! We don’t know how long we will be here…BUT GOD! We don’t know anything…BUT GOD! So, with hope in our nerves because of the promise of God, we wait!
How should we wait though? This is the question TAGEND
1. We await prayerfully! God demands His parties to passionately strive Him in petition and in His Word. We must keep doing that! So countless are praying, and many around the clock, and we are so most grateful. Please don’t stop. Ed Litton invited everyone in our faith to stop and pray daily for Caleb at 12 pm! Perhaps you can add that time to your prayer meter for Caleb. Let’s all stop at Noon each day and pray for Caleb ;P TAGEND
2. We wait expectantly! Hope draws forth a sense of prospect, and we know God’s hope never baffles. As we are looking forward, we must wait in faith…believing and expecting God to do what He said He would do. Our hope is secured in Christ, who we conclude will heal and perfectly rehabilitate Caleb ;P TAGEND
3. We wait obediently! While we are waiting, God is working, but while we are waiting, we need to join God in His drudgery. We need to daily be go looking for opportunities to be the entrusts and feet of Jesus. Pray for us to be faithful in Colorado. Pray we ambassador and cause God use us how He wants. Pray we are subservient to the Lord ;P TAGEND
4. We wait joyfully! I desire these verses, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trouble when it comes upon you to research you, as though something strange were happening to you. But REJOICE insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his blessing is discovered( 1 Peter 4:12 -1 3 ). ” Pray for us to be pleasurable in our affliction. Pray the glee of Jesus glows through our lives and circumstances. As I wrote in Caleb’s Bible…we share in Christ’s suffering and we share in His exaltation! A epoch of huge revelling is coming, but we can still revel right now. Pray we do!
Caleb had a good Sunday. It was another coldness epoch. We garmented him in his favorite Spurs shirt, got him out of bottom a little, and expended good time with him. Brittany got some good sister occasion with him as well. She has been such a favor to have here with us. Caleb continues to open his eyes and make noises and sounds with his cheek. We know there is a lot going on inside of him and it’s merely a matter of time before it’s all figured out.
Keep praying for his tone to soften…we need arms, chest, and legs to relax.
Pray he gains some load. He’s misplaced close to 30 pounds and we would like to see him start gaining some back. He too sweats a great deal. Satisfy pray that slows down as well!
Caleb has an MRI tomorrow. Join us in fervently querying God to start research results so staggering that medical doctors cannot explain the healing that is taking place.
Keep praying for his speech and mouth. We’d love to see him swallow( we think he is some previously) and begin to use some words.
Pray he is responsive in rehabilitation tomorrow. Pray he follows dominates, moves his arms and legs, and tracks well with his eyes.
Thank you for crying for Caleb and us. We are counting on you to continue. Please spread the word and rally as countless devotion soldiers as they are able to. Thank you so much.
Please join us in crying for Caleb’s regained persuasivenes and immediate recovery.
If “youre willing to” financially supporting the Freeman family, a YouCaring fund has been set up to help with medical expenditures.