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Obadiah’s Story

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On June 12, I went to the doctor to find out why I had been having pain in my hip. The doctor felt something in my abdomen and I had to have a CT scan. They found a tumor. Two days later I had surgery but they couldn't take out the tumor. They told me I have neuroblastoma cancer. I had other tests and they said the cancer was only in the tumor. I have to have a lot of chemotherapy and surgery and radiation and other stuff too. Thanks for praying for me.

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Advent Awe

During the season of Advent, we not only look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus at Christmas but even more so, we prepare our hearts and lives for the advent, or return of Jesus. We are very much looking forward to Jesus' return to take us home to heaven. This is a picture of young Obi showing his awe of Advent and Christmas. Obi loved going to church, he loved memorizing his Bible passages and singing the hymns. This picture reminds us of his awe in Advent and his child-like faith that knew and loved the real meaning of Christmas.
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Tara King
By Tara King
Thinking of your family everyday. We would really like to stop by for a visit, but only if it's ok. I know we wanted to be their for obis funeral, but I could not get alysta to come.
we pray for your family everyday. I know alysta struggles with this everyday. She really enjoyed seeing obi. She treasures obis kleenex box, as it sits on her nightstand.
We actually would really like to come visit your church. I know alysta would love it.
Hugs and prayers to all of you. Praying for a blessed holiday. And may all your memories of Obi b ed treasured.
God Bless
tara and alysta
Christopher Hoppe
The Lord be with you during this time. The Lord give you peace as you look forward to his glorious return, and reunion in heaven..
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Sam Christenson
By Sam Christenson
May God fill us all in a child like faith at this blessed time. God bless you and sweet memories Love from Uncle Sam and Aunt Marie
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Christy Helke
By Christy Helke
what an adorable picture and even then he had his green and gold on. God Bless you and your family. We missed you and can't wait to have you back.
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Leathia Siewert
By Leathia R. Siewert
I love this picture of Obi. Prayers for your family.
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Sheila Helleson
By Sheila from Tracy, Minnesota* — last edited
What a precious picture and memory! Every time I say "I don't know," I hear Obi's voice singing those words. I'm sure you have lots and lots of moments like that. I hope that remembering little things like that bring you comfort during this Advent and Christmas.
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Elisabeth Grams
By Elisabeth Grams
What a beautiful reminder and picture! Little Obi's faith and your family are never far from my thoughts or prayers.
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Cindy Dretske
By — last edited
A very precious reminder to all of us of the awe of God's love that He sent Jesus for us. Thank you for sharing these moments in Obi's life. Our prayers for comfort to your family during this Advent and Christmas season.
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Thomas Christenson
By Pastor Tom, Janet, Paul, Mark & Sarah
May the God of Advent fill us all with such wonder and joy as we see in Obi's face.
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Jody Pamperin
By Jody Pamperin
Thinking of you during this holiday season. May the Lord draw you even closer to Him during this difficult time.
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