Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Over a year ago I started asking God for a solution to the problem of the Melanie, Austan and Witt being able to go to church. I just didn't expect Him to create a new church! Wow, He is Able and Practical!!! For several years Mel and Austan have been members of a very large church. It just didn't seem right to take Witt to the service of several thousand people. I kept thinking I could stay with Witt every other Sunday so at least Mel and Austan could attend worship. God had a much greater plan...more than I could imagine. He created a whole new church. Obviously, there are many, many God glorifying reason why Bayou City Fellowship has been started but one of those was so that the entire Lupher family could worship together!! Curtis, the pastor was very welcoming along with the founding team of about 50 people. This Sunday was the very first official service of BCF and Witt. If that wasn't mind boggling enough for me, God put the "icing on the cake". The first worship song was "Mighty to Save"...Witt's theme song from birth!!

Witt has had several checkups. The first was with Dr. Ruiz, the pulmonologist. There is no plan right now to make major adjustments to the ventilator but he wants Mel to try weaning Witt off the oxygen! Witt's latest checkup was with Dr. Chumitazi, the gastroenterologist. He wants to try to wean Witt off two of his medicines and feels like there is no more need to see Witt!! Definitely all steps in the right direction. Truly, He is Mighty to Save!

This Monday, the 19th, Witt is having a couple of procedures down. He is having tubes put in both ears and his tear duct unclogged. They are suppose to be at Texas Children's at 6am. Hopefully this is a simple day procedure. Witt will have a cardiac anesthesiologist. The plan is for Witt to go home that day. I am praying that that is God's plan. Dr. Ruiz did tell Mel to speak up if she did not think Witt was 100%...then we all laughed!! God has blessed Melanie with a bold spirit that is never afraid to speak up where Witt is concerned. Just the type of mom Witt needs. What an Able, Practical God!!!


Kiki said...

Loved reading this, Karen! BCF is blessed to have the Luphers!

Amanda said...

We are honored to have your precious family and the mighty Mr. Witt with us! I hope to meet everyone very soon.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is awesome! I love to see
how God works! He does more than
we can even begin to imagine ~

trash talk said...

What a blessing to be a witness to the power of God. He truly is mighty.
Can't believe Witt is almost three..time flies.
P.S. See y'all soon.

annalee said...

i continue to be in awe of the way God knows every detail. love BCF together!