FBC Update @ 8:00AM CST

April 22nd, 2008

Katherine Wolf suffered from a rupture/bleed in her brain (Arterio-venous Malformation or AVM). Surgery is currently being done by Dr. Gonzalez.

Jay said that “words cannot express how much we treasure the body of Christ. We have sensed God’s peace, presence, and provision. We are standing on His promise, holding onto Romans 8:28-39–that God is in control. He is for us. His love is unbreakable. We will see a wonderful conclusion to this catastrophic situation. But please continue to urge people to pray and express our appreciation.”

Jay describes the scene in the hospital as Jason’s church family and SS family surrounding him. He was encouraged. Jason says there are pizzas and
diaper bags everywhere!

Jay is currently on a flight to California. Katherine’s mother arrived in California this morning.

Continue to pray for a complete healing and have confidence that God is going to shine through!

She’s Alive!

April 22nd, 2008

Katherine is out of surgery and is currently in coma. The doctors have said this is expected. They will now perform a brain scan. Please pray that she wakes from the coma and that the brain scan is positive.

FBC Update @ 3:00PM CST

April 22nd, 2008

Katherine’s condition is very grave, but the family is remaining hopeful and prayerful. She will be in a medically-induced coma for 48 hours. Jay and Mary Ruth have ask that while Katherine is resting in that 48 hours we pray that God will restore and raise her up. Please keep Jason and baby James, along with the Wolf and Arnold families in your prayers. They have felt your prayer support and thank you for being diligent.

Facebook Update @ 7:59PM CST

April 22nd, 2008

There has been a bit of good news. The doctors did an arterial angiogram (a type of dye test) a few hours ago that showed that the AVM has been entirely removed and that there is no further bleeding — in other words, the surgery was a complete success as far as that goes. We still do not know (and still won’t know for a few days) whether and to the extent Katherine has suffered any permanent damage. The risks that she has are still very high. Obviously, it is still a very long road ahead and we need everyone to absolutely start a bonfire of prayer. But at the hospital, we all feel the Lord at work and are encouraged by this news.

Right now, Jay and the Arnolds have everything they need, so there is no need to bring anything to the hospital. I’ll be in touch in the next few days with plans for meal delivery for the family, but for now, I think Jay would appreciate just your prayers more than anything – no need to send/bring anything to the hospital at this point.

FBC Update @ 8:00PM CST

April 22nd, 2008

The doctors have told Jason and the family that there are some encouraging signs at this point. PRAYER IS NEEDED! Jay is asking that everyone please keep praying diligently for Katherine.

Facebook Update @ 8:30PM CST

April 22nd, 2008

A nurse just informed Jay that Katherine raised her hand and made a “V” sign. According to this same nurse, that means that she is NOT completely paralyzed as the doctors thought might happen. At this point Dr. Gonzales is saying that the important thing is for Katherine’s body to remove the blood from affected tissue areas, such as her brain stem.

It’s been encouraging to see how many people have shown up at the hospital, and encouraging to see everyone here on Facebook. Prayer is flooding in from around the world and is making a difference. Thank you, and keep it coming!

The words of Jesus that Jay’s father has been praying with all of us can be found in Mark 5: “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”

Facebook Update @ 9:15PM CST

April 22nd, 2008

Katherine has not only raised her hand but has wiggled all ten toes on command!!!! This is a huge advancement, especially for it to happen so soon after surgery. They are still keeping her in a drug-induced coma for the next 36 – 48 hours to let her body rest and heal, but we are all very encouraged by this latest development. The Lord is at work…keep raising our dear Kat up in prayer!!!!

FBC Update @ 7:30AM CST

April 23rd, 2008

Katherine, in response to instructions from the nurse last night, moved two fingers on her left hand and then two fingers on her right hand! Then she wiggled her toes. While cautioning that this will be a roller coaster, this is a tremendous progress!!! The family has expressed that this is like witnessing a miracle. PRAISE THE LORD! Please continue your fervent prayers for Katherine and this precious family. Jay has asked that we begin to pray Mark 5:41 — to believe that Jesus is speaking to Katherine.

FBC Update @ 9:30AM CST

April 23rd, 2008

Mary Ruth was so excited sharing this information this morning. The entire Wolf Family wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers. Truly the body of Christ is at work around the world. Jay has asked that we continue to pray Mark 5:41. Sarah should arrive in Atlanta today and later join her sisters in Montgomery. Pray for Mary Ruth as plans are being made for her to fly to LA.

Facebook Update @ 10:30AM CST

April 23rd, 2008

Praise God, Katherine is continuing to improve. In fact, this morning she OPENED HER EYES and looked at Jay. She is doing so well that they are taking her off the drugs that are keeping her in a coma. Obviously, this is amazing and exciting! Keep those prayers coming. I will continue to update this page as I get more information!!!

Jay has asked that we begin to pray Mark 5:41 — to believe that Jesus is speaking to Katherine.

“He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”) — Mark 5:41