Monday, June 11, 2012

The Heroes Left Behind!

All the attention for the mission trips often goes to those on the field in Africa, China or where ever the mission is targeted.

But there are many heroes we leave behind!

Left behind to cope with the ordinary details of life that are not so ordinary when your dad, mom, husband or wife is in the field!

The heroes are our children & spouses.   

Without Linny ----  I simply would not be here doing what I'm doing.  Last year we were gone from each other over 3 months of the year.  Two missions trips and a trip to rescue Ruby and get her the medical attention she needed.

She gladly supports me, cheers me on and is excited for me to GO to all the world!  No, it's not that she is trying to get rid of me (shame on you),  she is filled with faith and excited for what God is going to do!

Linny and I are a team!  She is my hero and so are my kids who put up without a Dad so that other children can feel the warm touch, hug and care of a Dad.

It's not easy to stay home.  In fact it is extremely difficult.  So many attacks happen when I am gone to the field.  Satan does not like it when we go to share the love of Christ with orphans and vulnerable children.

But Linny does it with a smile on her face and as part of the team.

I always know that she is praying for me.  
There is never a moment I think I'm uncovered without prayer!

Now it's my turn and your turn!

 I ask you to stop what you are doing and please pray!  Intercede with intensity and earnestness!

I just got off the phone with Linny a little bit ago.  She is tired beyond description.

Ruby has not slept well for 4 nights.  Consequently Linny has not had over 4 hours of sleep at night. Then tonight Ruby began to cry and has been crying for hours.   Ruby is struggling.

Ruby really never cries.  A small whimper here or there but nothing sustained like is going on now. 

When you have a little girl who has had 5 brain surgeries this causes great concern.    The question becomes do we take her to the hospital or not.  (Last time I was on a missions trip she had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.)

We are convinced that this is spiritual warfare and would ask you to join us in interceding for Ruby.  

NO WEAPON shall stand against my little girl.  But I need prayer warriors to pray.  

Please pray for healing over her body.  

Please pray for a great night of sleep for both Ruby and Linny. 

If you are one of those heroes left behind, simply know that you are as important to the work of God as those you have allowed to go.  Thank you is simply not enough --- you are heroes as well!

May the Lord bless you mightily and we will be praying for you as well!  dwight


  1. Praying for your team, for Ruby, Linny and the rest of the family.

  2. I will pray. Thank you for sharing, Dwight.

  3. Praying for you and your family!

  4. Praying for you and your family!

  5. Praying and sending everyone love

  6. Praying right now and in agreement that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. ~Rory

  7. Praying right now, friend. So thankful for all of you - home and abroad!

  8. Thanks for the update, Dwight! Praying right now.


  9. Praying for Linny and Ruby!

  10. I am praying and will continue to pray for litlle Ruby and for Linny and all who support this family. May God bring insight, comfort and rest into the hearts that so desperatley need them. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, I submit my prayer with the faith that God's will shall be done!

  11. I am praying D.W. and posted a note on Linnys blog! Blessings for the Go Team! Praying! Janet

  12. Praying...oh, I wish with all my heart I was already there, so I could go over and spell Linny, so she could rest! Lord, I pray for healing and comfort for sweet Ruby. I pray for restorative sleep for her and her exhausted mama. Be with them and the rest of the treasures. Be with all the other spouses and families left behind by the GO team members. Thank you, gracious God, for caring about even the littlest of things, all the way up to the mighty miracles that only You can perform! We ask in your Son's most precious name...AMEN!!!

  13. Praying for the home front..Healing touch from the LORD! PS 4:8 In Peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.