Ok, there’s a tie for most exciting news:
#1- Our story airs on KWTX Waco Channel 10 at 10:00 pm tonight!! (Check it out at www.kwtx.com at 10:30pm if you are not in Waco.)
#2- We will be having a “Zumba for Naz” fundraiser on May 6th at 7pm. (location TBA, lead by the H.O.T. Z-Team instructors!)
Exciting, right??? 😀
Well, here’s some more news- Naz will have his first “master hearing” this Monday. (He will have 3-5 master hearings leading up to an individual hearing.) Why, you ask? Who knows! If you wanna research it and get back to me, that would be way cool!
So far, I’ve faxed in a ton of preliminary info to the attorney for Naz’s bond hearing, where they will request humanitarian parole. Be praying for favor, and for the judge to have a soft heart!
Our basis for applying for humanitarian parole is that it will cause extreme hardship to me if he is detained (financially, especially). Also, with his blood pressure being as astronomically high as it is, it could cause stroke or heart attack for him to be under a lot of emotional pressure. As long as I’ve known him, he’s had high blood pressure (high is not even a strong enough word. It’s higher than hypertension!) He quit smoking, which didn’t seem to help much. And I’ve been trying to get him to steer away from the Ramen noodles and fried pork skins! Maybe now he’ll listen Anyhow, with it being dangerously high on “normal” days, it could be fatal for him to be sitting in a dorm thinking about whether or not I’m safe at night, if the bills will be paid, if he will be deported, if I’m crumbling emotionally/psychologically, etc. I want him to always think everything is okay on my end, because I do not want him to worry. But then again, I want to be honest with my husband :-/
Anyhow, let’s just keep him in prayer that he will be permitted to come home soon!!
May he be like Joseph in Genesis 39:21 (NLT)– “But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden.”
Oh, also- Naz LOVES all of the mail he is getting. You all are so wonderful!! You truly are living out the Word.
Hebrews 13:3 (NLT)– “Remember those in prison as if you were there yourself.”
Acts 12:5 (NLT) “But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.”
We feel your prayers carrying us along.
And I want to encourage all of you, that the Lord sees all your efforts. Ever wondered, when we stand before God, what the final judgment will be based on? Be encouraged!
Here’s your answer:
The Final Judgment, Matthew 25:31-46 (NLT)
“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me… I was in prison, and you visited me.’
Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
And the King will say,
‘I tell you the truth, ’ when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons. For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’ And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’