She’s also the granddaughter of Grace College coach Jim Kessler.
People at her church, the Warsaw (IN) Community Grace Brethren Church, held a day of prayer and fasting for her this past Monday, the day before she was to have a crucial MRI.
Here is a brief excerpt from the family’s journal. You can keep up with Claudia’s progress by logging onto http://www.mccrays.blogspot.com/
Monday – The very powerful day of prayer and fasting. It was from 8 to 5 at our church sanctuary (and in people’s homes!). Have you ever felt God’s presence so intense that the air almost felt thick? Maybe that sounds weird, but I’ve never felt God’s presence more that that day.
A group of amazing, godly men and woman prayed with me, pleading God’s promises over our family/this situation and of course, for God to heal my precious baby…HIS baby.
It was so much bigger than just a day of prayer for Claudia. People poured in…many I’ve never even met…most not even attending our church — all down on their knees, praying. Our phone rang off the hook, the e-mails poured in, all people telling us they were praying. I later learned that word of this day had spread and churches of people across the country were also on their knees praying…from New York City to St. Louis, Missouri (my aunt’s church) all the way to Kenya and the CAR, Africa.
It was absolutely the most beautiful picture I have ever witnessed of the Body of Christ picking up “wounded” family members and literally carrying them to the cross. There’s just no words to describe the gratitude that overflows from my heart. I am so humbled. To all who joined us in prayer that day, thank you.