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Prayer request for abused 3 year old
WSTM channel 3 Syracuse NY ^ | leenie312

Posted on 02/29/2008 6:28:25 AM PST by leenie312

With God all things are possible. On February 6 little Aadon Olmstead suffered traumatic head injuries by the hands of his mother's boyfriend. Today little Aadon is still fighting for his life. The doctors have taken him off all life support and have not fed him or given him water for 9 days now. (Another Terri Schiavo?) But God is greater than this situation...I am believing for a miracle to happen in this case...that the little boy will regain consciousness and enjoy a good and fulfilling life. Please pray for his restoration to his family and that by this miracle, many will be brought to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.


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1 posted on 02/29/2008 6:28:30 AM PST by leenie312
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To: leenie312; .30Carbine; 1lawlady; barker; B Knotts; Basselope; BlessedBeGod; Brad's Gramma; ...

Stories such as this break my heart. May God hold this precious child in his loving arms. May He who knows all things, can do all things, bring peace and health to this child.


2 posted on 02/29/2008 6:33:08 AM PST by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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To: 80 Square Miles

I hate to hear stuff like this. It breaks my heart. Prayers for a miracle for Aadon.


3 posted on 02/29/2008 6:34:27 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (I see debt people. Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: leenie312

Tear-filled prayers sent.


4 posted on 02/29/2008 6:46:49 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: 80 Square Miles

BTT


5 posted on 02/29/2008 7:01:41 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: leenie312

Hi, Leenie. I’ll be in prayer for a miracle for this precious child. How people can do these things is beyond me (both the person who did it and the hospital!). Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the beautiful days we’re having. COLD, but lovely. Mxxx


6 posted on 02/29/2008 7:03:58 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: leenie312

Prayers up.


7 posted on 02/29/2008 7:05:25 AM PST by tioga (Beware: conservative with back to the wall. Proceed with extreme caution.)
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To: leenie312

Prayers up


8 posted on 02/29/2008 7:07:35 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: tioga

Prayers big time.


9 posted on 02/29/2008 7:07:41 AM PST by bonfire
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To: WV Mountain Mama

“I hate to hear stuff like this. It breaks my heart. Prayers for a miracle for Aadon.”

Same here.


10 posted on 02/29/2008 7:10:40 AM PST by nmh (Mike Huckabee the "religious" humanist that pushes socialism! (Clinton/Carter combo))
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To: leenie312

May the hands of Jesus Christ reach down and heal this little one. Amen


11 posted on 02/29/2008 7:13:08 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: leenie312; nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; ...
 
Pinging the Catholic Prayer list!!!
 
Please post all prayers to leenie312;
 
Please send me a FReepmail
to be added or taken off the Catholic Prayer List.

12 posted on 02/29/2008 7:15:16 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: floriduh voter; 8mmMauser

Ping for the Terri list.


13 posted on 02/29/2008 7:15:48 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Prayers for healing for Aaden...


14 posted on 02/29/2008 7:16:54 AM PST by Judith Anne (I have no idea what to put here. Not a clue.)
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To: 80 Square Miles

Prayers up!


15 posted on 02/29/2008 7:18:45 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: leenie312
But God is greater than this situation...I am believing for a miracle to happen in this case...that the little boy will regain consciousness and enjoy a good and fulfilling life.

It sure would have been nice if God would have done something to help the boy before he was beaten by this animal. I understand the desire to believe in God. It's the same feeling as believing you're in love and loved by that special someone. Or believing you're getting that bike for Christmas you wanted so badly. There's just no way I can believe in God and let him off the hook for not protecting kids like this boy, because clearly he has the ability to do so-- just like with not having a good Christian girl in Jessica Lunsford's last days be so miserable. I hope this boy makes some great recovery, though. I really do. And I apologize for perhaps raining on your thread, but stories like these really get to me.

17 posted on 02/29/2008 7:29:05 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: leenie312

Prayers sent


18 posted on 02/29/2008 7:52:48 AM PST by fml
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To: leenie312
Heartbreaking.

Prayers are on the way.

19 posted on 02/29/2008 7:56:27 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
No apology necessary as far as I am concerned. The question of why God allows this kind of thing to happen is one that I would guess many, if not all of us wonder about when we hear of tragic stories such as this.
20 posted on 02/29/2008 8:00:17 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: leenie312

Prayers Up!


21 posted on 02/29/2008 8:12:06 AM PST by frogjerk
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To: All

Prayers out. Please Merciful Lord, let this child know he is loved.

It appears he will be in a much greater place than here, shortly - Lord embrace him quickly and let him know how special he is to you.


22 posted on 02/29/2008 8:20:02 AM PST by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: leenie312; All

PRAYERS FOR LITTLE AADON.

FROM SYRACUSE FORUM:

“Posted by incouragable on 02/20/08 at 8:36PM
First off I would like to say that I am Aadon’s maternal grandfather. All this bickering back and forth and blaming each other is pathetic and makes me sick. There is one person to blame Jesse Snow he is the one that did this to my grandson. Are others to blame? Maybe. Are there people that could have prevented this? Yes. We could sit here and point fingers at each other all day but that does not change the outcome of what happened, my grandson still lays there in that hospital bed with little to no hope of recovering.

I’ll be the first to say my daughter Holly that I love very much is the main one that could have prevented this from happening along with anyone else who had any knowledge of Aadon being bruised or mistreatment from Jesse. There is such a thing as immediate full custody of a child. He could have been brought to the doctors and evaluated and then if you go to the court house with the medical evidence there is not a court around that would not take action in a situation like that. See I can point fingers and it does not change the outcome my grandson still lays there in that bed fighting for his life with no change, as far as I know because on the 11th the news contacted me about keeping Aadon’s story going so that people would not forget what happened in hopes to prevent this from happening to any other unfortunate children. I thought it was a good idea to keep it going so that no one would forget what happened and to open other people’s eyes about the abuse that happens to children everywhere. As upset and disgusted that I am with this whole situation I was not prepared to speak on television so reluctantly my significant other who I have been with for sixteen years, that Aadon also knows as grandma, spoke on our behalf. The worse that was said was that we believe that this could have been prevented. We also gave them a five minute slide show we made of Aadon, which they showed very little of. As soon as a preview for the 11 O’clock news was over we had a phone call from Holly telling that we are not welcome at the hospital and not to show up ever again. The next day when I went to go see Aadon I was informed by Aadon’s father Jim that I am not welcome at the hospital to see Aadon and that if I did not leave he would call security on me. Nobody is more disgusted with them as I am. It takes a complete monster to keep someone who Aadon loves from visiting when he is fighting for his life. So if anybody has a right to complain and be upset it is me. I have not only lost a grandson that I love dearly I also wash my hands of my oldest daughter.

We will continue to fight to keep Aadon’s name alive so that no one forgets the most polite, adorable, and loving child known. We will continue to fight to get something changed so that no other innocent child or their families have to go through the pain and suffering that everyone surrounding Aadon is going through now.

Aadon we love with all our hearts and we are here for you no matter what, don’t let anyone tell you any different.”

GODSPEED!


23 posted on 02/29/2008 8:21:20 AM PST by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: leenie312

May God put His healing hands upon this precious, innocent child.


24 posted on 02/29/2008 8:23:44 AM PST by Allegra (Posting without being logged on since 2001)
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To: leenie312

Prayers


25 posted on 02/29/2008 8:29:43 AM PST by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

God gave us free will and allows us to make good and evil choices. Your thoughts are no different than the thousands that perished in Nazi concentration camps or Russian gulags. To be honest, it is one of the greatest mysteries of God and countless philosophers and theologians have written on it.

There is a reason why we believe in an earth and a Heaven. Earth is not Heaven; and awful, faith-killing things happen here every day. The challenge is to not let other’s evil choices kill your faith.


26 posted on 02/29/2008 8:30:55 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: GraniteStateConservative
God gives everyone free will. Sometimes, unfortunately, that means that someone with a will to hurt or kill someone, acts on it. It also means that we can mete out punishment on this person.

Personally, I think a trip down a couple of flights of stairs, tumbling, would be a good start. Kind of give him the feeling of what he did to that precious boy. Then he can spend the rest of his life behind bars, with folks who don't take kindly to people hurting innocent children.

27 posted on 02/29/2008 8:31:13 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I am sorry you feel this way. We are all given free will ...a gift from God. Some people use their gift for good and others use it for evil. In this case, a little boy is suffering because another of God’s creatures used his free will to vent his rage. There are stories in the Bible about people born with crippling diseases which God used to bring glory to himself...by having Jesus heal them in a miraculous way. Many who saw the healing came to believe in Jesus. My nephew almost died from a mysterious ailment..the dr’s never knew what caused it...when we heard he was sick, our church prayed for complete healing...we prayed till the spirit left us...the next morning his mother called to say that his blood count was normal and that the doctor’s couldn’t explain it. My sister in law came to know Jesus because of this. I was healed of a torn retina...didn’t lose my sight or need surgery...but it did reinforce my belief in God’s healing power. One day torn retina...went to a healing service and next day...restored eyesight. God can.

What satan means for evil, God can turn around to the good. Who knows what will happen because of this. My hope is that Aadon is healed and restored to normalcy, but another concern is also for his family who do not know the Lord. I am hoping that they will see a miracle and come to know God in a personal way. Why didn’t God protect him?...only He knows...but I also know that God’s plans are a lot bigger than my puny brain can imagine...I just have to trust that He has everything under control.

I wonder if this would have happened had the little boy’s parents or grandparents aunts or uncles..if only one of them knew God and knew the power of prayer to protect him. If they had fallen on their knees to ask God to cover him...would we be here today? But from what I have heard many people in the family knew abuse was going on and they did nothing...as did social services. The odds were stacked against him.

I know God can and does miracles...and I am believing for one in this case...that His name would be glorified and that many would come to salvation because of it.

You didn’t rain on my thread...you gave me an opportunity to testify about how great God is. Thanks


28 posted on 02/29/2008 8:40:37 AM PST by leenie312
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To: Aggie Mama; SuziQ
There is a reason why we believe in an earth and a Heaven. Earth is not Heaven; and awful, faith-killing things happen here every day. The challenge is to not let other’s evil choices kill your faith.

My issue is that if God would intercede at this point to help him recover from his traumatic physical injuries (he won't ever recover from the mental trauma of that event), he should have interceded earlier. It's like a doctor knowing you have a small manageable lump or bump and waiting until the lump has now spread to your brain and lungs before trying to fix you. We'd all sue that doctor for malpractice for waiting too long.

29 posted on 02/29/2008 8:40:40 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: leenie312

I would have cc’ed you to this reply if I’d waited a few more minutes to post...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1978227/posts?page=29#29


30 posted on 02/29/2008 8:41:59 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: leenie312
I wonder if this would have happened had the little boy’s parents or grandparents aunts or uncles..if only one of them knew God and knew the power of prayer to protect him. If they had fallen on their knees to ask God to cover him...would we be here today? But from what I have heard many people in the family knew abuse was going on and they did nothing...as did social services. The odds were stacked against him.

Jessica Lunsford fit your suggested profile perfectly, but it didn't do her any good. A whole army of prayer warriors in her family and her church didn't make any difference.

31 posted on 02/29/2008 8:43:58 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: leenie312
There are times when the heartache is so great that only the Holy Spirit can make utterance for us before the Throne of Grace ... this is one of those tearful times.
32 posted on 02/29/2008 8:44:15 AM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: leenie312

Prayers up.


33 posted on 02/29/2008 8:46:06 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: leenie312

Prayers up from an area of TX where two similar incidents in the past few months have taken the lives of two precious children. Please, Lord, don’t let Aadon join that roll call - spare him to stay here and teach us all. Thank you!


34 posted on 02/29/2008 9:01:40 AM PST by Rte66
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To: GraniteStateConservative

As I said..God’s plan is bigger than we can imagine...The Bible tells us we cannot add even one day to our lives...we are all given a certain amount of time here..and nothing can change that. He called Jessica home, I am wondering how many lives were changed because of her tragic circumstances.

Just as my life was changed through Terri Schiavo’s life. And how my family’s life has been changed since the murder of my brother just before Christmas 2007. He was stabbed in the back by his girlfriend...who let him bleed for 20 minutes before calling the EMT’s. He died 3 hours later at the hospital. Why did this happen? Evil happens...it is part of the fallen state of this world. My brother is gone now...but God has been doing a work of restoration in my family...(riddled with alcohol/drug abuse and all that goes with it)...that would not have happened if not for the death of Tommy. My father just recently died from flesh eating disease...it ate his entire face...why did this happen? Only God knows..he beat a stroke and cancer, yet fell to a scratch on his forehead. But because of this I got reconnected to a cousin...who has since come to the Lord. I have stopped looking at the situations, but I focus on the bigger picture. God is still in control.


35 posted on 02/29/2008 9:05:44 AM PST by leenie312
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To: leenie312

Prayers up for this little boy.


36 posted on 02/29/2008 9:16:22 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: leenie312

Through the intercession of Teri, herself, to our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.


37 posted on 02/29/2008 9:36:26 AM PST by incredulous joe
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To: leenie312

I pray that Jesus will help the poor little boy.


38 posted on 02/29/2008 9:38:52 AM PST by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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To: leenie312

Prayers for this child to heal, and eternal punishment for the scumbag perpetrator.


39 posted on 02/29/2008 9:57:00 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: sandyeggo

OMG, how hideous. I’ll just pray for a miracle and that God will somehow bring good out of this horrible situation. Words just fail me what non-biological fathers do to these kids. It seems to be a syndrome that comes from baser instincts concerning the young.


40 posted on 02/29/2008 10:12:16 AM PST by Aliska
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To: leenie312

Prayers lifted for Aadon.


41 posted on 02/29/2008 10:20:55 AM PST by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and cookingwithpam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: leenie312

May His peace overwhlem and comfort this little boy, whose only true parents are his Heavenly parents.


42 posted on 02/29/2008 10:21:03 AM PST by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Yours is a very old and unanswerable cry. Why did God allow terrorists to fly airplanes into the Twin Towers? Why did God allow an ignorant father to toss his toddler off the Viaduct and then jump after her? (Father was killed; toddler survived.) Why does God send babies by the hundreds to people who toss them in dumpsters, leave them in snowbanks, drown them in Wal-Mart toilets and so on, and send my good friends a long-awaited baby who died at 9 weeks of massive pediatric cancer throughout his entire body? Why? Because.

Nevertheless we must play the cards we are dealt. Prayers for not only this child, but for the mother who put her desire for regular sex over the life of her child. God created the rules and expects us to live by them. Actions have Consequences. May God comfort this baby and allow his mother to live in torment for eternity.


43 posted on 02/29/2008 10:27:59 AM PST by Appleby
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To: leenie312

Joining in the prayers on this thread for Aadon. Dear Lord, please heal him.


44 posted on 02/29/2008 10:31:33 AM PST by syriacus (Democrats who prefer to fight wars from a position of weakness can't be trusted with our military.)
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To: leenie312

prayers sent


45 posted on 02/29/2008 10:36:55 AM PST by groanup (A solid rock in a storm of BS. A Freeper actually called himself that. LOL.)
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To: leenie312

Prayers offered for a miracle. Truly sad situation.


46 posted on 02/29/2008 10:45:56 AM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Salvation; leenie312; WV Mountain Mama; trussell

Lord, spare our children from suffering and surround Aadon with Your love and healing. Amen.


47 posted on 02/29/2008 10:53:18 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Appleby
It all makes perfect sense if deism is right, that God the clock-maker sets the universe in motion but then lets it run on its own. Once it's wound up, the clock-maker never has to mess with it again. It runs down on its own. It is not personal. It’s just an orderly mechanical type of thing.

Christians think God does intervene. There's a lot of irrationality in that because we can all clearly see big and small things every day that are worth intervention by God, things we ourselves would intervene in if granted the power to do so. Maybe Jessica Lunsford had to die for the greater good, but we as God could intervene and make it so she is shot in the head from behind before being buried in 3 trash bags, instead of letting her realize for probably hours that she was going to die by suffocation. We would have had her not be raped, even if she had to be buried alive. But, there was no intervention. No answered prayer. Probably because God took the phone off the hook, because that at least makes sense.

48 posted on 02/29/2008 11:32:57 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I know plenty of people who feel the way you do — people whose lives have been hit hard by the unanswerable evil that humanity pours out upon itself. Since I’m not God, I have no answer to give you. Why don’t you ask God? And read C.S. Lewis’ book “A Grief Observed.” He kept a journal as his beloved wife died of cancer and of the feelings he had after her death, raw and unedited, until he became reconciled with the inevitable fact that everybody who is born has to die. (If you aren’t into religious books, I recommend the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever” by Harlan Ellison.

I’ll pray for you too.


49 posted on 02/29/2008 11:57:52 AM PST by Appleby
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To: Appleby

Actually, my life has been fine for the most part. My nephews were sexually abused by the boyfriend of an aunt and my Dad died at age 63 from cancer, but that’s pretty mild compared to most folks. No need to pray for me. I’m just empathic, I guess.


50 posted on 02/29/2008 12:01:47 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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