Missionaries' Grandbaby Struggles for Life

Hannah Ardis Ord made her entrance into world on October 31 at 1:10 p.m. while her grandparents, Doug and Naomi, were in flight, on their way back to Colombia where they serve as Alliance missionaries. About five hours after her birth, Ardis began experiencing difficult breathing and seizures. Along with her parents, Tim and Mandi, the newborn was transferred to Emory Hospital in Atlanta for further evaluation. Doctors discovered that one lobe of the brain is swollen and one of the ventricles is malformed. There is no surgical procedure for this birth defect, and the child may never walk, talk, or swallow. Her breathing is still unstable, and she remains in intensive care.  
     In a statement from the Ord family, an appeal for prayer is made, “Although humanly speaking there isn’t much to be done, we have an awesome God, and nothing is too difficult for Him. Please pray with us for a miraculous healing for this little one whose name means fervent grace. None of this took God by surprise, and He is in control.”  
     Please pray for God’s peace to enfold the Ord family at this time.


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