Over Spring Break, I had the opportunity to lead a team of students to the neighboring city of Richmond. Our team prayed for the city, picked up trash in the community, served in the church food pantry, prayed with individuals as they left the pantry, helped organize the church’s thrift store, volunteered at an elementary school, handed out sack lunches/prayed with several homeless who were on the street and finally (my favorite) was getting to talk with individuals who are in the year long rehab program. One guy I met was 3 months in and ready to give up, but through conversation and prayer I was able to encourage him. This guy’s day was turned around and we both left encouraged. God is so GOOD!! I can’t express how much fun it is to journey with college students on a spring break trip. We stayed up late, had deep conversations and I had the opportunity to answer some of the typical questions college students have about God, the bible and their walk with Christ.
This week we had an anatomy scan for our new baby boy. The ultrasound was mostly very positive, but the doctor did find that one concerning complication with the baby’s umbilical cord. Normally, the cord should have 3 blood vessels bringing blood to and from the baby. His cord, however, only has 2 blood vessels. This happens in about 1% of pregnancies and can be a sign of serious problems in the heart or kidneys. He is measuring right on size and they were able to see the chambers of the heart clearly. The doctor did not think it was necessary to go to specialist and recommends that we wait and have ultrasounds often to monitor baby’s size. They predict that I will need to deliver early as this happens in many cases of Single Umbilical Artery.
Please be in prayer for our baby boy! We believe that God can heal the cord and provide all of the nourishment that he needs! Also, be in prayer for our insurance as we move states and there might be a lapse in coverage while we get things transferred.