6:00pm Update on Karl

I keep starting to cry knowing people are praying in Ecuador, Ukraine, Canada, others have mentioned the states you are in….
Really, humbled beyond words.
Your comments mean the world. 
I read them and cry – knowing so many have never met us, let alone Karl, and yet you are praying. 
Here’s what we know now:
Karl is out of neurosurgery.   
They put a shunt in to drain the mass bleeding.  
I know you don’t know him, but he is a treasure.  
We have met lots of young men over the years.  
He rises above all by the rest by the heights of theHimalayans.
{do you know what I’m saying?}
He had just told Autumn a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to be baptized. 
Here’s what we need anyone to pray specifically:
1.  Brain NOT to swell.
2.  Pneumonia not to set in.
3. Complete healing.
I honestly can’t think.  
I may update again when I can remember more.  
Thank you to all who have hit their knees on Karl’s behalf.   
We are all in shock. 
Just yesterday Karl sat at our kitchen counter, 
turning red and laughing gently. 
I was teasing him about something.
We love this young man.
Please pray hard.
And if you know any intercessors at all, 
please ask them to plead on Karl’s behalf.
“The LORD your God is with you,
   he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
   he will quiet you with his love,
   he will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17

75 thoughts on “6:00pm Update on Karl

  1. Hi Linny
    I am praying for this young man.

    My Dad had a bleed a few years ago – he had a shunt – it was a long process, but praise God he is back to normal – praying for a full & quick recovery for your dear friend.
    God bless

  2. Just got on, Gave me goosebumps praying for Karl . I know first hand what ya mean about a good guy! I have my good guy (finally) Don't know what i'd do without him. Praying Praying Praying for not only Karl but for Autumn to have strength during this time!

  3. Isn't Facebook wonderful at a time like this? I also told all my friends there about this and asked for prayer. Who knows how many are praying? We are joining to ask for his complete healing and recovery. The Luna Family in AZ

  4. Still praying for Karl and for all of you as you walk through this with him.

    For healing and peace, I pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, because He alone is Mighty to Save.

  5. Praying for healing Karl and for a sense of peace of Autumn and those who are close to Karl. May you all feel the warm embrace of our amazing God in this difficult time!

  6. Linny,
    I have been praying for Karl and will keep on keeping on here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Thank you for the updates so we know specifically how to pray…
    Much Love….

  7. I am just logging on for the day.

    We are members of Christian Motorcyclists Association and have been supporting a local Biker Sunday service at a sister church. I will try and contact the local chapter there to pass along this prayer chain and see if they may be able to support the family in any need.
    Praying in West Virginia for his full healing by the hands of the Almighty God….

  8. Tears and praying- can't stop thinking of him! Yes I know what you mean and there is definitely something special about him!!

    Praying for Karl and for his recovery!

    God can do this! He can move this mountain!

  9. Praying for this amazing young man! I have the song "Our God" from Chris Tomlin circulating in my head as I pray.

    Our God is greater,
    Our God is stronger,
    Our God is higher than any other.
    Our God is healer, awesome in power.
    Our God!

  10. “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
    Matt. 18:19-20
    Lord, I pray for complete healing for Karl and for peace for his family and friends. In Jesus' name! Praying in SC.

  11. linny–i'm just now seeing all your posts and updates, but i saw abi's initial prayer request earlier and have been praying. i am believing for a miracle with you all. sending prayers!!!

  12. I am continuing to pray. We experienced this with my brother:( Another specific I think to pray for is that the pressure in his brain (tied to swelling) remains low.

  13. Oh Linny – my heart is so broken to hear this news about Karl. I'm just now learning of this. You know I'm praying, and praying, and praying…..without ceasing. Praying for miracles, strength, and hope. My prayers will continue for Karl, your daughter, all of you, and Karl's family. God bless and be with each one of you.

  14. Will continue to keep praying Linny for Karl, for his family, Autumn and all of you. May Jesus have mercy on this young man and bring complete healing to his brain and body.

  15. On Linny- I just got on my computer. I am praying and will continue throughout the night. Please keep us updated and God will use this for His glory!!!

  16. Just read this and in prayer for Karl and his complete healing that only our God can do!! Head injuries are serious and scary, but our God is bigger than it all!!! Besides God would NEVER want Karl to miss out on his baptism professing his faith loudly and clearly to all!! What a testimony he will be able to give at his own baptism!!!

  17. Oh Linny,

    Just this evening on the way home from church we passed the scene of an accident involving a motorcycle – unfortunately a fatal accident. And then to see your post … I can only praise the Lord that Kyle lived to be transported to the hospital and through surgery! Surely the Lord still has plans for him!

    I will definitely keep him, his family, Autumn, and your family in my prayers.

  18. This young man and your family have been on my mind ALL.DAY.LONG! I cant read your post without tearing up, and I cant imagine the shock and sadness your daughter must be feeling. My heart is literally breaking for her. I will continue to pray here in Az. until he is home.

  19. Linny,

    I am sorry yours and Karls family are having to deal with this! I will be praying for all of you especially Autumn. This will be an extremely tough time for her. Its a long tedious healing process with a brain injury. But like someone else said above, what a testimony it will be when Karl gets baptized after all of this!

  20. Lifting this young man (and your family) up to the Ultimate HEALER! I have watched the Lord heal my husband, my daughter, and my grandmother. He can do this and He is faithful!!

    On my knees in Nebraska!

  21. Praying!!! We have been going through similar experience with my brother for the last 3 weeks to the day. We know exactly what it feels like. We hold to the truth that God is in control of all situations…even the ones we don't understand.

  22. One day, we will have a Miracle Sunday – and Karl will be baptized and you will be shouting and Autumn will be dancing and Ashley will be running…and people will see how Great! how Marvelous! how Amazing is our God!

  23. We are continuing to pray for Karl.
    Our God is mighty to save. He is the Great Physician.
    Praying for complete healing down here in NW Florida.
    Love you all,
    Alycia and family

  24. Will be praying…

    Malachi 4:2
    But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.

  25. Just saw your FB post. Praying for Karl! I love the picture of he and Autumn. Praying for her and his family as well. May the Lord hold him in His palm and heal him completely. Keep us posted.

  26. Praying for Karl… so sorry this has happened but I know our God is able to bless this young man with a miracle and praying He receives all the glory!
    Praying for peace and comfort for all who love him as well….
    God's healing,

  27. Oh Linny…I just checked in and read all of this. I am praying! Praying that God will be glorified and that He will use this in Karl's life to tell millions of how God carried him through. Praying for Autumn as she walks beside him and through everything she must be feeling, that the Lord will tenderly carry her. Praying for you as you hold them both close, that you will find deep strength from our mighty Savior.
    Hugs & Prayers from Oregon,

  28. Hi, Just wanted to let you know we are all praying for Karl. My God works miracles! May he be restored to health. Having faith that he will provide him with strength to heal.

    May God wrap his arms around you all and give you some peace and comfort during this difficult time….
    Blessings and love,

  29. This is such tragic news Linny. I'm so sorry for Karl and for your whole family. I'm thankful he didn't have to wait for surgery and I'm praying for complete healing!! praying also for a peace that passes understanding for everyone that's suffering along with him. Trusting that tomorrow will bring brighter news…….love, Feona

  30. Dear Linny – I've put him on our prayer chain at Hope Chapel. Also praying for you/D as you love and care for your daughter and Karl's family. Much love – Stephanie Moore, Apex, NC

  31. Psalm 27:1-3, 13-14.
    1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
    The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?
    3 I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the LORD
    in the land of the living.
    14 Wait for the LORD;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the LORD.

    Praying for Karl, for Autumn and for you all as you wait and uphold them in prayer and love. Praying you see His goodness firsthand in power, strength and miraculous might this night.

  32. Many prayers have been and will be said on behalf of Karl and all of his family and friends. Thank You for keeping us updated on his condition. We are all concerned for him now.

    Prayers from Utah are headed your way in full force!!

  33. Dear Linny, I am just now reading this news and your updates. Oh I am PRAYING in TX for complete healing for Karl, for strength,hope, peace and comfort for sweet Autumn and Karl's family and yours, for wisdom and skill for Karl's physicians and great tenderness among all who are caring for him and ministering to his loved ones during this difficult time…and I am PRAISING because God is holding this very special young man close to His heart.and He will never let go!
    Much Love, Linny, to All of You,

  34. I will be praying for complete healing! Just last year, a friend of mine was in a serious motorcycle accident that sounds similar to Karl's (body mostly okay but severe brain swelling). He had numerous skull fractures around his entire head, brain swelling and was in a coma by the time he arrived at the hospital. Things did not look good. However, people were praying and God does heal! Within two days, he was awake and out of the ICU. Within a week, out of the hospital. And, amazingly, suffered no neurological deficits at all! The doctors were shocked! I am praying for complete healing just like that for Karl! And prayers for all of you too..I know how exhausting it is to sit in the waiting room not knowing.

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