Checked In

We are all settled in here at a very nice hospice facility in Dayton.  We had a good time with family.  Lori is not in much pain but she is sometimes uncomfortable because of the constant fluid buildup, but we have a good drainage schedule now so it’s better.  She’s mostly unresponsive.  We feel really lucky and blessed when she replies to a question or says I love you back.  Her liver numbers are all off the chart so it’s not functioning at all anymore.  We don’t have a timeline, but we’re ready for days or potentially weeks because she is young and otherwise strong.  Thank you everyone for the prayers.  Lori would remind us that things happen when we pray.


  1. Amanda Erickson

    February 5, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Praying for you all!

  2. Prayers and love to you all!!

  3. we love you guys so much.

  4. I know you know how much I adore you JN…I just wanna kiss those sweet cheeks one more time. But even then it would never be enough. That’s just who you are. Oh I imagine so much love flowing around you tonight and I know around the world your name is lifted to the Most High! Jesus will be honored to have you at His feet, sweet pea. I love you so very much.

  5. Prayers will never stop Mark and thank you for the update. Praying hard for more moments of clarity for Lori to have with you all. We love you all so much

  6. I am so very sorry. I will continue to pray for you all

  7. This afternoon Billy prayed Lori’s complete healing will confound the medical world. May that be what “happens when we pray.” Our love.

  8. We are praying in Abilene .

  9. Praying for you Lori and Mark and your sweet family.

  10. Jill and Scott Dillman

    February 5, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Mark, we are praying for Lori and we also lift up you and your family in prayer. We praise God for your amazing faith and for your grace and strength. Thank you Mark for the way you care for the gift that is Lori.

  11. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. That’s a good reminder from Lori. My heart is with you and earnest prayer. Love you!

  13. I am praying for LORI that GODS will be done and for you and the kids for peace and confoet as GOD is the god OF ALL CONFERT .

  14. Wow, the testimony you live. I am in awe of the spirit you are, God is using you and your story to walk through so many lives. We are praying that He continue to walk through you, each breath, each sweet smile. Much love.

  15. Nancy Mcdougall

    February 5, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Praying in Sacramento for Lori and her family.
    There are no words except that we know God is good all the time. I am in awe of your faithfulness in affliction.
    Nancy (friends with Sara and Ashley)

  16. Praying for all of you constantly along with all your friends in Washington. Mark, thank you for all updates.

  17. Mark, I am praying for you all. Thank you for updating us.

  18. Ryan and Kelli Brewer

    February 5, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    We love you so much and are in awe of your testimony. We will continue to pray without ceasing.

  19. Michele Macdonald

    February 5, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    You both have a love and strength this is unmeasurable …

    You truly show others what love is really all about

  20. John & Paulette Colson

    February 5, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    All of you are in our constant thoughts and prayers. As Carol’s birthday approaches tomorrow we are thankful that God will allow her more time with her baby girl, Lori. May the wings of the angels brush your hearts and souls with peace and rest. May God continue to bless Lori with the wisdom and strength that we all know she is surviving each day from. We trust for all in God’s perfect timing. With our hugs, love and kisses. Uncle John and Aunt Paulette

  21. Still praying for her healing! <3 Ariele

  22. Continued prayers for you all. I am humbled by your faith. Bless you all…
    Hugs to you, Sweet Lori…

  23. We love you guys & are praying for you all.

  24. Continued prayers!! Sending all of our love.

  25. Praying for you guys. Much love to you all.
    Laurie & Chris

  26. Anna & Ben Grusin

    February 5, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Sending prayers ftom Kazakhstan.

  27. It’s not over till God says so. I’m believing and expecting miracles. I and my friends from church are sending prayer to you all.

  28. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  29. Marnie Albertson

    February 5, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Prayers from San Antonio:)

  30. Praying. still praying God will heal her. Lord, please don’t take Lori from us. Amen.

  31. Polly Hornitschek

    February 6, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    Praying for you all

  32. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family??.

  33. Just found this blog, Mark. Flip let me know about it. Y’all are in my prayers for sure. What a blessing that your faith and your testimony has been throughout this journey. God has truly used your family to reach the world. I believe that tour story and faith will continue to reach the world. I am blessed to know y’all. I love y’all and I am praying!

    Jeremy and Nikki

  34. You’re in our constant thoughts and prayers. We send our love!

  35. Praying for peace and comfort. Thank you for continuing to share your journey with us.

  36. I am praying for His peace for you and the children. I am so sorry Mark. Lori, may you feel His peace and Love abundantly

  37. I want to kiss her beautiful face. Cover her with kisses from all of us who love you all.

  38. Continued prayers for all of you.

  39. Kristin Radcliffe

    February 6, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    Our thoughts are with you….

  40. Standing with you in prayer and loving you guys from NC.

  41. I pray for you all everyday. For peace, for strength, for healing.

  42. Always, always, always praying!

  43. Your story is being told around the world. We are the lucky ones to be able to pray for each step along the way. Thank you for sharing your faith. We are praying without ceasing.

  44. Praying praying praying – not an hour goes by that you all aren’t in thoughts. We are faithful no matter what and trust His ways in all things. We love you guys so much – so very much.

  45. We are praying for you and your family.

  46. Praying ♡♡♡

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