Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind. Or forgotten.

You are not forgotten my brother.

John 3:
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

UPDATE: The petitions just keep coming in for POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...even after our Memorial Day deadline. As of 6/11/2012 we now have 162,107 signatures; which is 6,596 more signatures than last week. These petitions represent people from literally every state in our country. The decision to keep the petition effort going was made jointly by the Bergdahl family in Hailey, Idaho and the Weber family Wausau, Wisconsin. Please consider printing out the petition, sign it and help circulate the Petition.
NOTE: There is a new email address for Do Salute. It is weber@dosalute.net

We will be offering weekly updates until we make the ultiamte decision when we deliver them to Washington DC.

Please visit our family's website Do Salute www.dosalute.net for all updates. God bless each and everyone of you for your support for POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

In response to my weary hope!

Yours by Steven Curtis Chapman
I walk the streets of London
And notice in the faces passing by
Something that makes me stop and listen
My heart grows heavy with the cry

Where is the hope for London?
You whisper and my heart begins to soar
As I'm reminded
Every street in London in Yours, oh yes, it is

I walk the dirt roads of Uganda
I see the scars that war has left behind
Hope like the sun is fading
They're waiting for a cure no one can find

And I hear children's voices singing
Of a God who heals and rescues and restores
And I'm reminded
That every child in Africa is Yours

And it's all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor

And it's all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You're the Maker and Keeper
Father and Ruler of everything, it's all Yours

And I walk the sidewalks of Nashville
Like Singapore, Manila and Shanghai
I brush by the beggar's hand and the wealthy man
And everywhere I look I realize

That just like the streets of London
For every man and woman, boy and girl
All of creation
This is our Father's world

And it's all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor

And it's all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You're the Maker and Keeper
Father and Ruler of everything

It's all Yours, God
It's all Yours, God
It's all Yours, God
It's all Yours, God

The glory is Yours, God
All the honor is Yours, God
The power is Yours, God
The glory is Yours, God
You're the King of kings
And Lord of Lords

And it's all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor

And it's all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
All the greatness and power
The glory and splendor and majesty
Everything is Yours, yeah, it's all Yours

It's all Yours
It's all Yours
It's all Yours

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hebrews 10:35-39
 "Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For,
“Yet a little while,
    and the coming One will come and will not delay; 
 but my righteous one shall live by faith,
    and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls."

Dear LORD, I praise you for the inheritance that through Christ, You have bestowed upon Your children, I thank You for the hope You give and the faith You grow in our hearts.  I pray that You will sustain Bowe's faith in You, that his heart will be filled with the hope of Your ultimate promise of everlasting life in You. Please heal him and keep him safe. I pray that You would walk with him through his darkness, that he would know without a doubt that You are there.
Please let him know that we love him, that we wait for him and pray for him.
In Jesus name,
Amen

Dear Bowe,
May was quite a month for the media. Your name has been on so many peoples minds, we hope that you hear of all this somehow, where you are at. We have never been silent on your behalf. We have always asked people to pray for you, to pass the word on your situation, to advocate to people in power for you. Now we're just a little more public! Dad did a good job in his speech. He loves you so much! And people look at Mom and just melt, her loves for you exudes out of her eyes and surrounds people around her. Truly, you are loved, you are missed. Don't give up! 
I love you. It sure would be nice to have you around. I miss your laugh.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

“In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
 Psalm 56:4

My Father, I praise You for Your mercy, for Your loving-kindness! You are my God and like no other, You alone work all things together for the good of those who obey Your commands!
I pray You would continue to hold my family in Your hands, that we would always seek the shelter of Your wings.
Please be with Bowe, grant him an awareness of You that heals his heart and fills him with hope! May he seek Your face and mercy and never give up.
In Jesus I pray,
Amen

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dear Bowe,
There was a lot of love sent your way on your birthday. I hope that you could feel it. So many hundreds of people prayed for your safety and your return home.

I am proud of how strong you are, of how patient; you haven't given up yet. Don't give up! Keep strong. God has a plan for you and it is beautiful! He prepares a table for you in the presence of your enemies, He walks you through the valley of death! God will keep you.
Focus on your walk with Jesus, He has never forsaken you. His love can fill up all the dark holes we make in our minds. The Holy Spirit is with you, keeping you company, right there where you are.
Keep the faith Bowe, do not waiver. God will bring you home.

Dear LORD, I pray that Bowe will feel Your presence in this moment, that he will know and understand Your love, that Jesus will be his heart's focus. Fill him up with Your Spirit, that his face shines with Your peace.
Please bring him home soon, we need him here too.
In Jesus Name,
Amen

Thursday, February 16, 2012

From a prayer partner!

My prayer for Bowe:
Father God, it's me again ~ Lord, thank you that you provided a way of escape for Bowe ~ but Lord he wasnt supposed to be recaptured. I know You are Sovereign and Your word tells us that You have a plan for us (Jer 19:11) and it is apparent Lord that we cannot know, or even begin to understand, that this is part of Your plan. Only the plan hurts Father God and it is hard and exceedingly disappointing. Lord God, Your word tells us to come into the throne room of Grace ~ to come boldly and to present our requests before You that You may hear ~ that You may answer. I come as commanded ~ boldly oh Sovereign Lord and I beseech You yet again to bring about the rescue, freedom and return of Bowe to the United States of America and into the arms of his loving family that we Lord may give praise and honor and glory unto YOU! I pray you grant Bowe untold strength everyday and divine peace. Let him KNOW and FEEL YOUR LOVE and PROTECTION. Speak to his spirit Lord and teach him to be one with you. Be thou an enemy Oh God unto his enemies and an adversary unto his adversaries! Go thou Almighty God before and behind him - hedge him in; hold him safely in the hollow of YOUR MIGHTY HANDS safe from all fear and harm. Remove him from Harm's Way oh Lord and place thine impenetrable hedge of protection round about him. Be thou as a SUN and a SHIELD unto him oh Lord - yes a blinding sun and a mighty sheild - grant him unmerited grace and favor before his captors. Let them WANT TO DO GOOD TO HIM and not harm. Let his example be a shining example to them. And Mighty God, I thank you that these things I ask are not too hard for You; Your word says nothing is too difficult for thee. Therefore Lord, I trust, and wait, standing in the gap praying in all faith that we will rejoice and give all glory, honor and praise to You for answering the prayers of all who have prayed Bowe home. And oh what a hallelujah homecoming day that will be! And Lord, I thank You for the words of Exodus 15:3 : The Lord God is a man of war! The Lord God is His name! Therefore, I thank You Lord and I know that I know that I know - we shall not be disappointed. And all God's children said Amen ~ Glory to the King.