Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our Special Janiya!

Do you recognize her?

Yes this is our Footprints baby Janiya! She came by for a visit. Another miracle from up above! She was born at 23 weeks weighing only 1lb 4oz! She stayed in the NICU at Baptist South for
6 1/2 months and then she was transferred to Children's Hospital in Birmingham for another month and a half. Janiya stayed in the NICU for 8 months! It was a very long journey for her. We are praising the Lord that she is now home!

She has one more surgery coming up on her intestines. Please pray for this surgery. Because of each of your amazing prayers Janiya is doing great! The Lord has definitely been at work in the life of this precious child!

Her mother has become a very close friend! I told her mom I would have withdrawals not talking to her every week. Well, I haven't had any withdrawals yet because we still talk once a week! Can I just say how special this family is to Footprints! It absolutely amazing to see where Janiya was and where she is now.

Her mom would agree that Janiya would not be where she is without the Lord and all the many prayers for her! So from Janiya and her mommy Thank you to every Footprints supporter who prayed, encouraged, and supported this family during this difficult time! You have each touched them in a way that I could never express! Thank you!

Thank you Lord for this precious family touched by the Footprints Ministry! Thank you Lord for the opportunity we have to share Your love with these NICU families!

Our prayer is that many more families are touched each and every day!

"So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart."
Philippians 1:7

Mommy and Janiya in the NICU

Bro. David, Pastor @ Heritage with Janiya

Smile Janiya!

Footprints to the Finishline 2009-Register NOW!!!

We will have our 1st Footprints to the Finishline 5k and 1 mile fun run on March 21, 2009 at GracePointe Church. Registration will begin at 7am. The 5k run will begin at 8am and the 1 mile fun run at 9am. The cost per runner is $20. This includes your t-shirt, refreshments and goody bag. Please click HERE for the registration form. If you would like a t-shirt and do not want to run/walk you can also sign up as a phantom runner for $20.

We are in need of sponsors. If you or your company would like to sponsor the "Footprints to the Finishline" please click HERE. Your company logo will be featured on the back of our "Footprints to the Finishline" t-shirts as well as on our website. The deadline for pre-registration and sponsorships is March 7, 2009.

We are extremely excited about this event! You won't want to miss it! Adults and children of all ages are welcome! It will be an amazing opportunity to provide Footprints bags to many more NICU families! See you there!

You can also visit our Facebook page here

"So I run with purpose in every step" 1 Corinthians 9:26