And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
The above passage from my daily Bible reading assures me that where Connor is now; he is in a place that is free from all the sufferings of this world. He has fought the good fight, he has finished the race … he has kept the faith.
Connor’s life was lived well. Even though there were a lot of times when people hurt him … he never once sought revenge but always chose to forgive. His life was a demonstration of forgiveness and care for others. He was a good disciple of Christ … I nodded in agreement at Alvin’s words last night during the wake; Connor was not made for this earth and he is now finally home where he belongs; in Heaven.
I will spend the next few days reflecting on Connor. There so much to tell about him … about his life and how he lived it; about the testimony that he was to everyone around him.
Good bye Connor.
At 10.55pm last night Connor passed on.
I was blessed to have been able to see him at 8pm … I couldn’t speak to him at all because he was unconscious but at least I saw him one last time. I am saddened by his passing but am thankful that I saw him one last time yesterday.
Thank you everyone for praying. Connor truly experienced so much love in this past month. He returns to our Father in Heaven and is in a place far better than this. No more suffering. No more pain. No more tears. Connor, we will miss you but we are comforted that we will see you again in eternity. Welcome us at the gates whence we shall meet.
Wake details are as follows:
PJ Modern Casket & Funeral Parlour
Jalan 229, Section 51A, Petaling Jaya
8.00pm – Arrival of Guests
8.30pm – Wake Service
He will be flown back to East Malaysia for burial after the wake.
Prayer makes a difference!
What a difference 24 hours of prayer makes! He’s looking great. Even though the tube’s still up through his nose he looks so much more comfortable. And he’s so much stronger! Seeing him this evening really made my day & week. I am so happy & thankful for how much God is doing.
And you know what? I prayed for him today and after I said amen … I looked up and I saw his breathing rate was at 20-something! Wow … Prayer is really awesome. But then when I stopped praying it went up again to about 30-something 40. Man! I should have claimed with more faith!
His breathing readings are different. I looked at the squiggly line reading on the screen of the apparatus that monitors Connor’s vitals and it’s different. The readings for his respiratory rate are more consistent & squarish instead of being squiggly & wavy. I think that means that his breathing is stable now and more consistent. I dunno how to explain la … I’m not doctor.
But suffice to say I am so happy that Connor is doing so much better!
Keep on prayin'.
Please keep on praying everyone …
Connor was just re-admitted into ICU again today. I just saw him at 7-something and he looked down and discouraged. His respiratory rate was not too good and he was breathing more heavily compared to when I last saw him.
He was really going through such a tough time as he had a tube stuck into him for nutrients and it was really making him uncomfortable. Let’s not cease in praying and if any of us go to hospital next please prepare yourselves to be an encouragement ya? As much as he needs to be strong, we need to be strong for him too I believe.
His dad looked very tired too and had red eyes. All the weeks at hospital is taking a toll on him. Please pray for uncle too. Auntie looked pretty alright but physically but I know she must feel the pain of a mother for her son. Do keep the both of them in prayer and if you can speak Cantonese or Hakka, it’d be awesome to have a chat with them should you meet them at the hospital.
Thanks! Sign up to the prayer chain if you haven’t already done so. It’s available here.
Blind Bartimaeus' healing.
Thank you everyone for praying. Connor is seeing a huge improvement and has just been discharged today from the ICU in Pantai Medical Centre after being admitted in there last Thursday. The treatment he’s getting there is top-notch and God has been using the doctors and nurses there to really take good care of him. Connor has even been blessed with 2 Christian trainee nurses; one of whom has been taking time to do Quiet Time with him in the mornings. Really awesome stuff.
For those of you who were praying for Connor last Thursday night; your prayers really made a difference as he had an acute breathing attack that night and his family was rushed to the hospital to decide whether or not he had to be put on a ventilator. God really worked a miracle because just as his family arrived; Connor’s breathing stabilised.
It was a HUGE scare and that night when I received the SMS I prayed so much. I had just seen him that evening and it was pretty disheartening to see him so discouraged that day after Calvin Yong broke the news to him that it could possibly be cancer in the lungs. Plus I had just learnt that patients who are put on ventilators generally don’t recover fully … it was a very emotional night … but God really showed up in such a big way and I am so thankful that we are seeing Connor improve day by day. The scans of his lungs show an improvement and that’s really awesome! Yay!
So much has been happening this week and it’d be really great if we were all to keep on praying for Connor. Sign up and be part of the prayer chain right here if you haven’t done so already.
God bless …
Am putting this up for those of you who want to be part of the prayer chain that’s interceding for Connor.
Pray for Connor.
The Prayer Chain
Last Updated: 9 Sept (1:47pm)
12:00 – 01.00am – Sophy
01:00 – 02:00am – Sophy
02:00 – 03:00am – Sophy
03:00 – 04:00am – Jesus
04:00 – 05:00am – Jesus
05:00 – 06:00am – Chris M & Team
06:00 – 07:00am – Sharon Ng, Kam Fai, Angie Ng
07:00 – 08.00am – Chris
08:00 – 09:00am – Dot, Soo Jen
09:00 – 10:00am – Kimmy Teo, Amanda, Julie Goh
10:00 – 11:00am – J-son
11:00 – 12:00pm – Anson, Su Be, Evie
12:00 – 01:00pm – Annie Ng
01:00 – 02:00pm – Kah Mun, Chriselle
02:00 – 03:00pm – Roland
03:00 – 04:00pm – Tau Fei
04:00 – 05:00pm – Affryll
05:00 – 06:00pm – Juliet
06:00 – 07:00pm – Esther
07:00 – 08:00pm – Ashvin, Abby Loh
08:00 – 09:00pm – Choon Ai & Team, Georgia & Cell, Michelle Chong, Kelvin Tse, Emmanuel
09:00 – 10:00pm – Daphne, Kian Leong, Su Foong, Po Lin
10:00 – 11:00pm – Lynda, Alan Too
11:00 – 12:00am – Benny, Debbie
Drop me a line here on this blog if you are able to join us in prayer for Connor. He’s been moved to Pantai Medical Centre now and has been admitted into ICU so they can monitor him closely. I’ll post an update later today over lunch about what’s been happening so far.
I’ll be updating the chain as and when new additions come in. If you can commit to hours in the wee hours of the morning please do so …
Thank you so so much everyone. Your prayers matter.
Pray Until Something Happens (P.U.S.H. for short).
Connor’s improving! He’s eating better now and his breathing has improved! Plus we’re seeing a lot of colour return to his skin. What’s really awesome is that there is a 2nd opinion from an oncologist in Tung Shin that suggests it could be a lung infection. We don’t know for certain really until they can do another CT scan next week. In the mean time keep on praying!!! Your prayers matter ya?
Click here for my previous post about Connor to get an idea about what he’s going through.