Praise God -- we have a possible release day of Thursday April 28th. Please, pray for the logistics to work to God's Glory as we are looking for all the pieces that need to be in place. We have a long road ahead to get from Houston to home with Oxygen, wheel chairs and such.
Ps 27:6 Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy: I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
Molly is fighting to save Jim's life. Jim and Molly are #fostered 33 children during their 29 years of marriage. Many of these children are with #specialneeds or children with a history of #abuse. Their marriage has always been focused on God's love, service to others, and fighting for the helpless.
Now, Molly is fighting to save Jim's life. Jim has #Covid pneumonia and desperately needs specialized care. Critical Care Covid specialist Dr. Varon has accepted Jim to his #ICU, but the family can't afford the cost to transfer Jim from their home in #SouthDakota to #Houston, #Texas. For the past 30 years, all of the family's resources have gone to caring for abused and neglected #children. They have lived on Jim's salary with the South Dakota Highway Department, where he supervises a team of 5 men in his county that plow the snow every winter no matter what, so people, supplies, food, and medicine can get where they need to go. Jim and his team go out into blizzards where no one else would go because they know Jim always leads them home. Jim and Molly accept abused and neglected children because they want them to have a home, even for a little while.
Jim and Molly met a #Christain camp where Molly was the bookkeeper, and Jim was the maintenance man. Jim and Molly were friends for a year, then Jim popped the question; 6 months later, they were married. For work in the past, Jim has built log houses, drove big rigs 18-wheelers, and for family time still makes dry rub for barbecue and, of course, for their family. Jim loved Molly so much that he stopped driving 18 wheelers and accepted his position with SD Highway Department so they could foster a child that needed a more significant amount of attention. This was nothing new to Jim as public service had always been in his family - remembering back to when his grandfather was a local Chief of Police. Service to others and fighting for those you love is what they do. Jim and Molly often foster siblings so the children can stay together if possible. Jim and Molly sometimes would have to advocate to keep the siblings together or find a safe and healthy situation.
Now, Jim and Molly are fighting for a different life. They are fighting for Jim's.
Jim and Molly are down to their last two weeks of paid leave. After that, they are leaving this at the feet of Jesus with their faith, love, and family!
One of Jim's favorite films is Facing the Giants, and his favorite actor is John Wayne. Molly understands Jim's favorite quote even more now. "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."
Molly is scared and does not know what will happen or how she can make this happen. She says that if #God wants it to happen, then it will. She hopes that maybe someone will read this and pray for their family. If they are hurt or angry about the world, then maybe they can turn that into a positive. They are not sure as to the medical bills that will be piling up as he has been in the hospital and so critical since February 2022. Jim is very sick in the ICU and is needing to be moved to a hospital that can provide treatment that is effective for COVID with a physician who has been helping people survive this deadly virus. This option to save his life is over 15 hours from their home in South Dakota, but this is the miracle they are wanting as Molly, and the kids need him home alive! The financial is scary, but again they lean on God's faithfulness.
If you can, please #pray for Jim and Molly Loup and their kids. I know they can use all the prayers they can get.
If you can contribute to their #GiveSendGo without causing hardship on you or your family, then please consider doing so. I know they would be forever grateful.
Thank you, and God bless.