Saturday, August 29, 2015

URGENT Prayers Needed for Shyla Brown's Nephew & Update on Max Brown

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, 
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:16

Attention, Prayer Warriors!

Shyla Brown's one year old nephew, Ryker Telecky, 
needs fervent prayer, at this time.
He is now being flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital, due to seizures
that they suspect may be due to a condition in his brain.

Please, dear friends, will you stop what you are doing right now,
and take the time to lift this little fellow in prayer?

The family would sincerely appreciate your prayers.
And, please pass along this prayer request to other prayer warriors, if you will.

I also wanted to share some wonderful news with you concerning 

Shyla emailed me tonight with this report...

"I just wanted to let you know some very exciting news. 
We took Max for a pulmonary check-up today,
 and the same doctors who, at first, told us that Max would be on his vent for the rest of his life, 
told us today that they think he is ready to come off now!!!!
 He is already off during the day now,
 and has been for over a week now!!
 But they are going to schedule 2 sleep studies with him,
 and if he passes both we can finally say good-bye to that vent for good!!
 In the past, when they have checked his o2 with the vent on,
 it was never above 97. 
Today with the vent off his o2 was 100!!!"

Did you catch that, my friends?
With the ventilator OFF, Max's oxygen level was 100%!!!!!!!!


This is the baby that God has literally brought back from death's door,
time after time after time.

Remember Max THEN???

And, just look at the little fellow NOW...

And, did you notice anything else?
Max is sitting up all by himself!!
The picture you are looking at presents a Divinely-orchestrated miracle!
There is no other explanation.
The doctors said this was impossible.
They saw no future for Max, outside of living the rest of his life connected to a ventilator 24/7.

Praise God, the doctors do not have the final word!

This dear family is in touch with the Great Physician, 
and He is healing this sweet boy....
right in front of their eyes and the eyes of the world.
Through Max's situation and the healing that is unfolding,
all who observe are seeing that there is a Higher Power...
a loving Savior Who suffered a horrible scourging on His way to Calvary, 
specifically for the healing of our physical bodies.

Who says the days of miracles is past?
Who says miracles were only meant for the time Jesus was living upon the earth?

Hebrews 13:8 in my Bible reads like this,
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever."

That includes today.
Praise God, that includes Max Brown.

Once Max is completely off the vent,
the next miracle we must bombard Heaven for is that one day he will no longer need the trachea.

We look at these situations as insurmountable impossibilities in Max's path.
God sees them as small and easy to fix.
All it takes is faith the size of a mustard seed.

"And Jesus said unto them, 
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, 
ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; 
and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
Matthew 17:20 

God hasn't lost a bit of His power,
and He is still on His throne, listening for and answering the prayers of His children.

"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers..."
1 Peter 3:12

I can only imagine the wonderful plan God has for little Max's life.
I hope God allows me to live to see it and watch it unfold,
because I know it is going to be amazing!

To read the previous posts on the Brown family, click these links.

If video doesn't load, click here.

Please join me in praising God for all He has done for Max and the Brown Family,
and please pray hard for Ryker.

The same God Who has brought this family this far,
is still able to do "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think."
Ephesians 3:20


  1. Lifting little Ryker up in prayers. And way to go Max!!!! Continued prayers for and your sister. I will also keep praying for all of the other sick kids (adults as well) mentioned on your website as well, Cheryl. God bless you.

    1. Thank you so much, Carol! You have been so faithful for this dear family since the beginning of their troubles. Bless you for being so kind! Always grateful to see that you have stopped by here, dear friend. Sending you much love and encouragement today!

  2. Dear Cheryl,
    Yes, I will pray for Ryker. This family has had so many trials ~ I pray God will continue to work in all of their lives. The video was so great. Thank you for sharing it.
    I hope you will have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend. Much love♥

    1. Oh, dear friend! They surely have endured much heartache. It was so sweet to see that you had stopped by and left encouragement behind. I pray for you and your family often and hope all is well with all of you. May the blessings of the dear Lord overshadow you daily. Love and appreciate you and your sweet friendship so much!

  3. Wow. This is the first I knew of this precious family's struggle with the car accident, and although I don't have time to read all the updates, just reading your post, and watching the video just makes me tear up! What an incredibly horrific situation for them go to through, but at the same time, the power of prayer has made such a tremendous difference too! Thank you dear Cheryl for sharing this story with the updates and prayer requests, and I most certainly will be in prayer for the Brown family, and for little Ryker too! Much love to you today, dear friend!

    1. My precious friend...yes, it has been a horrible journey the dear Brown family has had to take. It is such a comfort to know that you are adding them to your prayers, as I know you are such a faithful servant of God and prayer warrior. You are such a dear blessing and encouragement in my life, and I praise the dear Lord for allowing us to meet. God bless you and your family abundantly as you continue to get settled in your new home. Praying often for you and sending you much love and many hugs! :)

  4. praying for Ryker, and the Brown family. Praising God for the wonderful praise report.

    1. Oh, thank you, sweet Denise!! I am praying for you and Eddie and believing God to bless you both abundantly! Much love to you, dear friend. :)

  5. Saying prayers. You have a lovely blog, and your header is beautiful.

    1. Oh, thank you so very much, Linda! It was such a blessing to "meet" you! God be with you always and give you His peace. :)

  6. I just prayed for Ryker. Max's update is AMAZING! I am so proud to hear how well he has been doing without the vent! The Brown family has been through so much, and God keeps bringing them through with one miracle after another. I will continue to pray for both families.
    God bless you, Cheryl. Love you!

    1. I know what you is AMAZING to see what God has done, is still doing, and what I know He is still going to do for the Brown family. Such an awesome God we serve! I know you have prayed and carried their burdens, and I can not thank you enough. You are such a dear, precious friend, encourager, and prayer warrior....SO thankful to God to have you in my life. Love you so much!

  7. Hi Cheryl! I also prayed right away for Ryker, as Chris did. Oh my goodness, what a trial this family has had! But joy too, what a wonderful success story Max is. Prayer is heard, is powerful, is necessary. Thank you God for your healing grace, bringing joy and praise from all who hear it!

    1. Oh, thank you, sweet friend! And thank you for my wonderful, wonderful book!!!! I am so excited and can't wait to read it!!! You are a consistent blessing to me, and I can't thank you enough. Sending you much love and many hugs!!

  8. Sorry I've been MIA for a couple of weeks. A hectic time, and then vacation, and before I knew it, two weeks had passed! But, now that I'm catching up, I will be praying for these new requests. And celebrating the answers to prayer for the Brown children. God has done some amazing things in that situation!


    1. Oh, my, and when you are MIA, you are MISSED!!!!! Big time!!! So grateful that you are back and bringing such encouragement to me and to all of us here in blogland! What a dear blessing you are to us all. :) Praying for you and believing God to return those blessings to you, my dear friend. :)

  9. God's Word is stronger and more powerful than any report from Doctors, x-rays, MRI, etc. May these families continue to be amazed as God performs His will in their lives. I prayer for Ryker that any tumors, blood clods, or hindrances to his brain, blood and body be removed in Jesus Name. May Jesus comfort these families and grant them HOPE for we must never lose our hope. Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

    1. Amen, dear sister!!! Amen, and Amen!!! God bless you!

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    1. And, I am SO grateful to have you join in and share these requests and burdens, CS. God bless you abundantly for your faithfulness. :)