Please pray for Peter Helms

Most of us have heard or read these Scriptures:

“yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”
~James 4:14

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
~Psalm 90:12

But how often do we meditate on them and seriously consider them? Too often we hear “that will never happen to me.” Until one day, “it” does.

We can either go along in this life as if we are invincible or we can go about our lives as if we have a divine purpose established for us by the only divine being, the LORD God Almighty. If we live with the idea that we are our own god and can do whatever pleases us, our lives are lived in vanity and self-exaltation.

Peter Helms is a young man, who, by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, was saved at a young age during his elementary school years. He has trusted His Savior for everything...even now.

On July 29, 2010, around 9 a.m., Peter was t-boned by a pickup truck that was traveling at approximately 60-70 mph just months prior to his 18th birthday. Peter suffered serious injuries; especially to his brain.The doctors were able to drill a hole into Peter’s head to relieve some pressure from all the internal bleeding.

Two weeks later, Peter had still not “woken up” yet, but praise be to God is still with us!

Pete’s recovering has been it seems to us, but not to God.

Pictured above is Pete (in the middle) with his parents (Selah & Doug, brothers Andrew and Caleb and sisters Hope (Caleb’s wife) and Beth. This was taken on Christmas 2010, only 5 months after Peter’s accident.

As I look and compare the first picture to this most recent one, my heart soars with joy and praise to our awesome God who has faithfully brought Peter this far in his recovery process; so much so, Pete looks incredibly beautiful! Don’t you think?

Currently, Peter is in what the doctors call “near- coma”, which means while he may be able to open his eyes and appear “awake”, he’s not entirely alert and aware of his surroundings, is not able to respond and is not capable of controlling most bodily functions and requires 24-hr care (by his entire family, including his precious grandparents whom I lovingly call Mrs. Elva and Grampaw Helms). Peter still has a trach and will continue to have one until his brain has recovered enough so he can swallow better on his own. After being fully trained by the staff at Baylor, his family still feeds him through a feeding tube attached to his abdomen, clears his trach regularly, works on him with physical therapy, and other response exercises to help Peter fully “wake up” from his coma.

Peter’s family has not heard his voice in nearly half a year. I can’t imagine that.

The Lord provided me the immense blessing of meeting this precious family. My visit was incredible as I witnessed God’s hand, favor and protection upon these faithful brothers and sisters in the Lord. Selah, Peter’s mom writes the most beautiful updates and shares wonderful stories of Peter. You can read all the inspirational past and future updates by clicking the link below:

I spoke with Selah a couple of weeks ago and asked what one of her greatest desires were. After some thought, she said, “I want to hear Peter praise the Lord again, with his mouth -- with his own voice, both in word and in song.” What a beautiful request. Would you please join me in praying for Peter Helms and his entire family? I know you will. And I thank all of you in advance, my faithful readers and friends.

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Please make checks payable to:
“Peter Helms Health Care Account"

mail to:
Texas Exchange Bank
One Crowley Plaza
P.O. Box 605
Crowley, TX 76036-0605

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