God's healing in a time of despair.

 

The ambulance got there and took him to the trauma unit in Beaumont and found that he had two fractures on his skull - his brain was swelling and bleeding. He was vomiting everywhere. The situation seemed like it was getting out of control.

We’ve been going to Church Project for a little over three years. On April 9th of 2016, we were in Beaumont, TX at a baseball game like we’ve done a hundred time before. Connor was pitching, and the first batter of that inning hit a line drive back that struck Connor in the right side of his head. It immediately knocked him down. I originally thought it had killed him. It was a violent deal for myself and his mom watching. I ran out on the field as fast as I could - as fast I could possibly get there. The ambulance got there and took him to the trauma unit in Beaumont and found that he had two fractures on his skull - his brain was swelling and bleeding. He was vomiting everywhere. The situation seemed like it was getting out of control.

 

They called life light to come in, and upon arrival they had doctors waiting for him - ready for him to get there. They did a phenomenal job of orchestrating, getting him prepped, and getting him into ICU.

 

Connor was real lethargic before that. He hadn’t said a lot or done a lot. This was 10 to 12 maybe 15 hours of him being there. He sat up as they were coming in and asked to eat. He was as normal as he could be in that situation. Maybe within 30 minutes we had sent a message to our House Church pastor, “Connor has been hurt. Can you please pray?” J.r’s phone just started blowing up with phone calls from Pastor Jason, and Calvin, and all these different people from church. We had people showing up at the hospital and seeing Connor, and everyone was praying for our little boy. We didn’t know if he was going to be normal or how it was going to go. We’re thankful for Him, and we’re thankful for what God did in his body and in his life. He’s okays, and we just give God all the glory. Throughout the whole thing, we wanted to point people to Jesus no matter what the outcome. 

We had people showing up at the hospital and seeing Connor, and everyone was praying for our little boy. We didn’t know if he was going to be normal or how it was going to go.

It was really refreshing seeing people actually respond and help family no matter who they were. They saw a family was hurting and wanted to help. It’s easy to come and go and not really know that people have your back in church. But when you come here, you get a really good sense of community and how God intended church to be. That’s why we love it. That’s why we’re here. 

But when you come here, you get a really good sense of community and how God intended church to be. That’s why we love it. That’s why we’re here. 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

WES ARVIN

PRODUCER/EDITOR
 

Taylor Torres

photography
 

Kindra & J.R. Benge

WRITER