Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday we went to see the doctor again, for Becky's hip bone and cartilage inflammation issues. After meeting with him, we could tell he was stumped. He admitted that this is the worse case he's ever seen with her condition (he thinks it's Osteitis Pubis). He basically said, "Well, keep not doing what you're not doing (meaning, stay on bedrest as much as possible), and come back and see me in three months."
As you can imagine, that's not a good enough answer for us. Becky's therapist even said we should begin looking outside of Columbia, and maybe outside of the State of South Carolina for more help. So, we're asking you to pray with us that we'll find someone who has specific knowledge and experience with this condition, and that we'll be able to see him/her soon.
Through all of this, it has been discouraging for both of us, yes. It flat out is discouraging, and we struggle with depression sometimes. But, this is nothing new to us...God has been faithful in the past, and I've got a feeling he's not about ready to "let go" of us anytime soon. :-) We keep praying, crying, and trusting God to do His work in us and through us. We hope you'll pray alongside us too as we wait on Him.
This disease has changed life for us, quite a bit. It's changed how I think (Ben), and it's changed my priorities in a good way. I have learned many lessons and continue to learn much about serving, about humility, about trust, and ultimately, about Heaven. Once we get to Heaven, we'll be made whole...and I can't wait! We'll see Jesus face to face, and we'll also get to be reunited with Noah.
So, in summary, would you please pray for healing for Becky's hips? Would you pray that God would lead us and direct us, and that He'll continue to give us peace, patience, and the ability to continue to trust in Him? We would appreciate it.
You know that line that goes: "God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good." Well, it's still true. It just makes you rethink your own theology of pain and suffering.
In His Unfailing Love,
Ben (for Becky & Caleb).
Friday, November 21, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
We always keep a picture of Noah on our kitchen table. We have
been amazed how much Caleb is starting to look like Noah. We are so
thankful for our boys.
Caleb is so funny in his highchair. He loves to make funny faces and he
keeps us laughing during meals.
Last weekend Ben and three of his friends from church ran the 4.2 mile Marine Corp Mud Run. Caleb got so tired watching Daddy race that he fell fast asleep. No, Ben didn't ride on the stretcher because he was tired, no one else volunteered so he got to enjoy the ride :-)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Update on Becky - As we mentioned in our last prayer letter, Becky is still having hip problems related to Caleb's delivery 11 and 1/2 months ago. She went back to the doctor this past week and the X-ray showed that the bones are still inflamed and there has been little to no healing. She has to get more steroid injections and not walk around or lift anything heavy (including Caleb). Please continue to pray for her healing and that God would encourage us all during this time. Please also pray for Caleb to walk soon and to adjust well with the changes.
Two weeks ago we went with our church on a camping trip to the mountains of NC. We shared a camp site with our good friends Jeff & Laura Hopkins and Brock & Nicole Mathison with their little guy Nathan. Caleb and Nathan had lots of fun getting dirty and swimming in the icy cold water. It was a wonderful time to fellowship and relax.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Keep in touch!
Ben, Becky & Caleb.
Monday, July 14, 2008
We got in! We got in for the orientation/training this week with TEAM! Praise God! It has already been a busy past week, and this week will be also. Please pray for us to have the energy, strength, and focus to get much out of this week here in Wheaton, Illinois.
As of this week, we can officially start raising our prayer and financial supporters for the work in Brazil (we know many of you already pray for us! Thank you!) Our goal is to return to Brazil by December 2009. Would you pray with us that God would make this happen? We'll share more about this later...in the meantime, keep praying, and please do share any prayer concerns with us too.
Excited for what God is doing!
Ben, Becky & Caleb Bacheller.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Dear praying friends,
As of today, we have been accepted as Candidates with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)! We are elated! Thank you for your prayers!
Now, we ask you to continue to pray with us. We are currently in Wheaton, IL, at the mission's headquarters, doing some preliminary interviews. There are a number of week-long orientations we need to do during this process of becoming missionaries with TEAM, the first of which will be July 14th through the 18th. However, we were told we would not likely make it in time for that specific orientation. As of today, it looks much more plausible that we will INDEED make it, as long as the preliminary interviews fall into place and go smoothly. So, would you please pray with us that it will indeed work out? It would save us from having to do the extra travelling in October later this year.
We also ask you to pray for our little (big) guy, Caleb, now 8 1/2 months old. He has developed croup again (he had it a few months ago), and we had to take him to the doctor today. We believe this recurrence of croup is due to his bad reflux. We ask that you pray for healing for both these illnesses.
We'll keep in touch as we know more details in the next week or so. Thanks again for your prayers!
In His Unfailing Love,
Ben, Becky, & Caleb Bacheller.
P.S.: If you did not receive our June prayer letter, it is on the next page of this blog...just scroll down on the right side of this window and click on previous posts.