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To the Praying Children

Dearest Children who are Praying for Kiara

Look at you, brave soldiers of God! We sing songs about being the army of God, but did you know how strong you were? If you were to arm wrestle your dad or your mom, I bet they could still beat you! But when it comes to fighting strong by praying, your prayers are as powerful as the strongest grownups!

Many of you know Kiara, and she has held your hand or sat with you when you were scared to go to kids’ church on your own. Many of you have never met her, but one day you will, and you will tell her you prayed.

Kiara is doing well and being brave. She is feeling a bit sick and needs to cough. Put your hands on your ribs and breathe deeply. Can you feel your chest go up and down? Whenever you do that, pray for Kiara’s right lung - the one under your right hand. She has a bit of pneumonia there. Pray that the bugs will die quickly and her lung will be all clear. She can’t afford to get sick now. She still needs to sleep and rest.

Pray for Kiara’s head. Her brain has been terribly hurt. We don’t know if it will ever work again. But we do know that God made it the first time, and we know he can make it again. Pray that the parts of her brain would start healing, that she would wake up and be the same kind, beautiful girl she always was. Pray that God would fix all the parts that were broken so that she remembers everything she knew before.

Children, I am proud of you for remembering to pray and for thinking of others. Sometimes you will forget about Kiara and play and have fun. That’s okay, too. We don’t need you to fight all the time - everyone is taking turns. But when you remember to pray, then it’s your turn, so pray like a warrior again!

Lots of love from

Kiara‘s mom and dad

Kiara’s brothers and their friends taking a break at ‘Bounce’.

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