Saturday, August 30, 2014

Odie Praising God

Hello my dear friends! This Odie writing today. I hope you have had a grand week. Tent revival this week in London, Kentucky was great. God moved every night! We are sad to leave the Liberty Pentecostal Tabernacle. We took the tent down last night after service and packed everything away in the trailer. Our next stop is Bristol, Virginia.

I want to bring everyone up to date on the situation with my vision. God is helping every step of the way. 19 weeks ago today I woke up with blurry vision. I thought it was due to allergies. The next morning I woke up blind in my left eye. I was blind for for 9 days in that left eye. It has been a long journey. Doctor have said it was Optic Nueritis, inflamed Optic nerve. 

We were in revival at Faith Church in Salem, Kentucky for Pastor Phillip Sanders on the day I woke up blind in that eye. This pictures of me with Carston Sanders was taken on that Sunday.

Odie with Sarah Jo Sanders on April 15th. 

Dad told you last week about my good report from my Opthamologist. In case you missed it my left eye, which was blind 19 weeks ago tomorrow, is now 20/30. I am still rejoicing!! God had been so good to me. I am still believing I could walk out of this in the end. No matter what happens I am praising God for being with me the through it all!

Last week I asked the doctor to fill out paperwork for a handicap placard for the car. The first order from the doctor had a question mark by the expiration date. How true the question mark is. My handicap status could be over before this day is complete. I can not wait for the day of my complete healing!

No I do not understand why this blindness happened. Yet it has built my faith that God can and will do the "hard things."

Jacqueline Coffman and Odie 1 week into the fight. I was still blind at this point. 

I have been reflecting this 19 weeks. As I told you before "Be Still and Know that I Am God" has been my theme. When I went for my second MRI the song "Through It All" played in my headphones. Wow what truth of the words in that song. 

Through It All
Written  by Andre Crouch

I've had many tears and sorrows
I've had questions for tomorrow
There've been times I didn't know right from wrong
But in every situation
God gave blessed consolation
That my trials only come to make me strong

I've been a lot of places
And I've seen so many faces
But there've been times I've felt so all alone
But in that lonely hour
In that precious, lonely hour
Jesus let me know I was His own

Through it all
Through it all
I've learned to trust in Jesus
I've learned to trust in God
Through it all
Through it all
I've learned to depend upon His Word

So I thank God for the mountains
And I thank Him for the valleys
I thank Him for the storms He's brought me through
Cause if I never had a problem
I wouldn't know that He could solve them
I wouldn't know what faith in His Word could do

Day of second MRI 

Another thing that always come to mind when I think of the last 19 weeks is the amazing family of God. You all went to war on my behalf. I can never thank you all enough for the prayers and concern!! I could not have survived without you.  

I do have a follow up appointment in December with my Neuro-Opthamologist. My Neurologist wants a third MRI in December to check on things.  So I am still making my way through all the doctor stuff. It is just a miracle that today I can see!!

Again I want to encourage you to believe God can move in your life. He is no respecter of persons. What He has done for me He will do for you. 

Have an excellent weekend!


Odie and Jacqueline Coffman taken nearly 18 weeks into this journey. 

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