Prayer Request

Please pray for our family as we received some devastating news from our adoption agency yesterday.  Luke became ill on Christmas day and continued to not feel well into the 26th.  On the 26th he  was rushed to a hospital.  His condition did not improve and he died at the hospital of unknown causes.  We are grieving our loss, but we know that he is with Him as I type this, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" Psalm 116:15.

We know God is sovereign and He has a plan and a purpose for all things.  It is during times like these that we must rely solely on the promises of God's word and not human reasoning.  We will hurt for a time but as I read Psalm 3 this morning I was reminded, "You, O Lord, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head".

Please pray for me as I lead my family during this difficult time.   

Please pray for Luke's foster parents and his foster brothers, they are all grieving his death as well.

God Bless,


  1. I am so sorry Mandy. You and your family our in my prayers <3
    May the Lord lead you through this time of difficulty.

  2. I feel so inadequate to even post a comment but please know our family is praying for your family. Blessings and love from the Ankerich family. In His Name we are praying!!!

  3. Dear Mandy and Kevin and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of your son. God's peace be with you...pc

  4. Kevin and Mandy,
    I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart grieves with you but also prays that the Lord will comfort you and all those that love Luke. You have my prayers.
    Christina Price

  5. Oh Mandy,
    I am so so sorry. Know that the Steele family is lifting you up in prayer.

  6. So sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family. Heidi Landes

  7. To all those who loved Luke,
    I am so sorry that your little angel was taken so close to the day we celebrated The birth of the Greatest Gift sent to man. As humans we will never understand why the sad things happen in our lives, however Heavenly Father has a plan for us to follow. There are many things we suffer in this life that only Faith helps us to bear. Sadly, those who do not have Christ in their lives will mourn without hope. With Christ all things are bearable within our heart, even the loss of a child, because we know it is only for a little while before we are reunited with that child. It will be wonderful to know that Luke's body has been made whole, and he will walk to your loving opened arms and your tears will be from Joy. Mandy, and all those who loved Luke are in my prayers.

  8. As I spent time with Luke this last Spring, he was a light that shined in a dark place. His sweet spirit and zest for living was refreshing. Being an adoptive parent myself, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know God will give you the peace that passes all understanding and guard your heart and minds. May God comfort you during this time.
    Karen Freeman

  9. What a shock! I am so sorry for your loss. Sorry you never got to meet your son in person. Sorry he didn't get to know you and realize how very much you loved him. I imagine him sitting on Jesus's knee and Jesus telling him all about you and how much he was loved and how he inspired people who never met him. Perhaps his story even inspired someone else out there to adopt.

    I don't understand why these things happen. I do know that God is in control and for some reason he wanted you to be apart of Luke's story. I encourage you to use his story somehow.

    Amy H

  10. Oh Mandy....I am so sorry. We love our children WAY before we meet them face to face. Praying for you and your family as you grieve for your son.
    Tracy Wilson

  11. We've followed Lukes story on LWB and were shocked to see this notice on FB today. So very sorry for your loss. Our family is praying for your comfort and that of the foster family that were caring for your precious son. May God bless and keep you.