Well, we are visitor number 52,004 to this site! Who knows how many more prayers for you were brought to the Throne of Grace? You and Lyn are much loved by many, and are both a true inspiration as you give glory to God for all He has done throughout the deep experience you've both had. We are very thankful to the Lord, and pray that He will continue to use you both to bring life to many others.
Fri, 4 Jun 2010 9:40 pm - Rodney and Miriam Deverell -
Thankyou to you all for the updates. It was so good to know how you were going while we are away. We join you in giving God the Glory and Praise for your recovery and for strength for your family, and we thank Him for all the gifted Doctors and hospital staff. Love to you and Lyn and the family. Rod and Miriam WA
Fri, 4 Jun 2010 4:24 pm - Kevin and Myra -
Thank you Overton family for the updates, it was a good idea. It was nice to catch up with you Lyn a day or two ago. I'll cut the semi-permanent link now. PTL that it wasn't permanent!
Sun, 23 May 2010 11:47 pm - Helen & Owen -
Thank you for letting us be part of your journey. Thank God for your wonderful family.
Mon, 17 May 2010 12:44 pm - Kevin and Myra Keep -
"Maybe up top not so good, but that has always been the case" Rubbish, Ken!
It's nice to hear that you are getting on top of things PTL
Kev and Myra
Mon, 17 May 2010 12:13 am - Jamie Hibbert -
Praise God for your amazing recovery! It has been truly delightful to read the updates and see His mighty hand at work in your lives. What a testimony, and such an encouragement to all of us. God bless you all as you grow ever stronger with each new day.
Lamentations 3:22-24 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."
Fri, 7 May 2010 11:44 pm - Phil and Norma -
A great journey and we're pleased to havebeen able to see your amazing progress Ken. We think of you and Lyn often and praise the Lord for what he has done in your lives. Blessings and thanks to your family for allowing us to share their difficult time with us. love xxx
Tue, 4 May 2010 10:58 am - Roger & Jeunesse Clist (Auckland) -
What a wonderful family you have, Ken. We're so glad the Lord has brought you through this long journey so that they can share your experience and wisdom for a further period of time. Greetings and love to you and Lyn.
Sun, 2 May 2010 7:07 pm - Paul and Ann-Maree Scott -
We are continuing to pray for you Ken as your recovery continues upward and onward - praise God.
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 6:58 pm - Rob -
Ken and Lyn, yes you both look great, but Ken when Marg says that you look terrific she means that you look terrific but second to me. I am, we are all looking forward to seeing you on our epic overseas trip to tassy. Look out!
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:48 am - Margie and Rob -
Lovely to see the recent photos, particularly the one of all the family. Ken and Lyn you both look terrific. Please don't keep putting on weight. You both look great just as you are. You're both radiating! I look forward to seeing you at Millie and Gwennie's 80th. Chao, Margie
GGG - RRR- EEE - AAA- TTT! How good is the God we adore, Our Faithful, Unchangeable, Friend, Whose love is as great as His power, Which knows neither measure nor end!! 'tis Jesus, the First and the Last, Whose Spirit will guide us safe home, We will thank Him for all that is past, And trust Him for all that's to come! We join you all in praising God, and thanking Him not only for your recovery Ken, but also for those wonderful Nurses, Doctors, Researchers, and the Hospital and all it's equipment, etc., etc. How fortunate we are, and what a wonderful Country Australia is! WHAT GREAT PHOTOS TOO! ... and you are still as good looking as ever you were Ken, and you Lyn - well, what can we say!? (If you had heard Norma' comment, you would get a swelled head!) However, I think you Andrew, and Justin, need to do a little of what I certainly need to do!! Cut out the Cokes, you Blokes - even only half cans!! ... and Nicholas, so good to see you (and Natalie), and thanks for all the updates - they were probably the key to praying appropriately ... and looking into the photo, we could see you, Stephanie, and you too Naomi ... and Vanessa - you are the best looking of them all!! ... and all those lovely kids! Praise God again!! God Bless you all - what an inspiration you all are! We thank God for you all, and that you count us amongst your friends.
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:47 pm - Bettye -
To meet you in the street Ken with such a radiant testimony of God's love and graciousness was truly a blessing. May you and your family continue to know His wonderful love and provision. Blessings and love Bettye
Sun, 11 Apr 2010 10:29 pm - Helen & Owen -
Great photo's of you & Lyn.....what a family you have! I always loved the canvas photo of you all on Hawley Beach.....Reid returns from Zambia tonight and I am hoping to get together for such a photo. God continues to bless the work of Eagles Wings in amazing ways so that cheers our hearts along. Stay well.........rich blessings.......Helen & Owen
Wed, 7 Apr 2010 3:23 pm - Kevin and Myra -
12 months, plus. Wow! We love you mate. God bless. K & M
Tue, 6 Apr 2010 3:14 pm - Cathy Wolter -
Ken great news on your recovery we have watched and prayed for you much love to you and Lyn and your lovely family God has you in His keeping have a great birthday Ken on sunday 11th frm Cathy, Graeme Wolter, Kerriane, and Jonathon Cooney, and families in Brisbane Qld Luv to u all .
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:10 pm - Helen & Owen -
Great to hear of your continued progress Ken. Re the 5% who survive.......just reminds me that according to the scriptures, we have no say over the day we die, Ecc. 'No man has power over the day of his death', it certainly IS in Gods hands. Did you ever get to see the photo's Vanessa took home with her? I'd be interested to know if you identified anyone in them. Greetings to you and yours, we pray you will keep improving.
Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:07 pm - Margie and Rob -
Hi there Ken and Lyn, Lovely to hear that the extra bits and pieces that assisted your body have finally gone. Was thinking of you guys on Saturday the 13th and remembering Lynette's phone call to say that Ken had gone to hospital in an ambulance. What an awfully long year it has been for you - one I'm sure you'll be happy to put behind you! I'm hoping that by Christmas time you'll be able to really 'strut your stuff' and show Bronte and Jack how water skiing is REALLY done! Couldn't help but think of you both last week when I saw two large birds cruising on the currents high in the sky. Keep renewing your strength! Isaiah 40. 27+/ Exodus 19.4
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 8:18 pm - Phil and Norma -
Great to be reminded of GODS' faithfulness Ken and Lyn.Interesting to read of you being the first to survive praise GOD, and I'm(N) in the 5% who have survived acute pancreatitis.HE certainly must have something special ahead for you Ken..enjoy !!! Will look forward to reading more of your progress. Blessings to you all.
Tue, 9 Mar 2010 1:36 am - mike townsend -
Hi Ken, Nick gave me the address to this site, thats great news that yourť one of the five percent that progress to this stage of recovery. Prayer always makes a diference. Blessings in anticipation of your continued recovery.
Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:46 pm - Bettye -
Dear Ken How great is the God is the God we adore. What a testimony for you and your family once again. Thank you Nick for your wonderful communication and updates for prayer. It's been wonderful to hear the story of a wonderfully gracious man and an ever gracious God. Bettye
Wed, 3 Mar 2010 10:06 am - Dennis and Joy Brown - Adelaide -
How wonderful it is to read of your great progress again Ken! We join so many others in praying for continued healing and strength for you. Praise the Lord for His love and care for you throughout the past 11 months, and into the future. Our love to you and Lyn and all the family.
Wed, 3 Mar 2010 8:55 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
Great news ref your report 1 March, Ken. We're so pleased to again see how great is our God
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 7:51 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family, continually praying for you. I'm so glad to hear that things are improving out of sight, God is amazing that's for sure.
Mon, 15 Feb 2010 8:47 am - Jan & Bryan Mansfield -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sun, 14 Feb 2010 11:47 pm - Ps Mike Townsend -
Hi Ken, so good to read that you are improving each month. Always thinking of you. Blessings Mike
Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:14 pm - Norma & phil -
You are doing such a great job Ken , it is such a joy to know that you are getting out and about. love to both you and Lyn
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 11:36 pm - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
Hi Ken Steph told me in an email today that you're pretty right without the sticks now - good on you! It's so good to hear of your progress, and each day seems to bring a new freedom for you. I can't believe it's almost a year since you went to hospital. I'll email you soon. love Janice xx
Tue, 9 Feb 2010 1:41 pm - Geoff and Pam Cameron -
Wonderfull news to hear you are up and about again Ken. We continue on and pray 2010 will be for you and your whole family a year of improving health and new spiritual horizons. As you look back at the way God has overruled and clearly still has tasks for his kingdom for you to do.
Tue, 9 Feb 2010 9:11 am - Paul Grubb -
Hi Ken Good to hear you are well on the way back. Look forward to speaking to you soon.
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:43 pm - Helen & Owen -
Slowly, slowly, day by day. That is the way we try and live these days too. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful Heavenly Father. It was great to catch up with Vanessa, she sure is a gem. Tell her I know I owe her a newsy email.... looking forward to hearing whether you recognised some of the people in the photo's I sent. Take care and happy driving. Do you go with him Lyn? Love from us here.
Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:27 pm - margie -
Hi Ken and Lyn, Lovely to hear that you are still moving forward Ken. It must be exhiliarating to be able to move around home on your own. Nice to know that you are getting out and about in the car. Love to you both, Marg
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 4:30 pm - Norma Mawer -
Congratulations Ken and Lyn on your new Grandies.Great to hear of your inprovement Ken and the fact that you're driving again is a huge step .Phil sends his regards. love Norma x
Fri, 15 Jan 2010 1:43 pm - Dennis $ Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Dear Ken & Lyn, We praise God for the improvement since we saw you in November. We are so pleased for you that you have been able to go back to church and to drive again. We will continue to uphold you trusting in Him for the changes to come. Blessings to you all
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:03 pm - Bettye -
Dear Ken, What a beautiful bundle of babies you are holding and what a wonderful grandfather they've got. What with wheels under you and wings above and so many people worldwide bearing you up in prayer we look forward to wonderful miracles every day. Love and encouragement especially in difficult times and prayers for your family at this time that you all will be blessed and that our wonderful God will be glorified. Bettye
Wed, 6 Jan 2010 7:03 pm - Rodney and Miriam Deverell -
Hello Ken and Lyn, We praise God for the continual improvement in your health Ken. Must be great to be driving again. We will continue to pray for healing and strength each day. Love to you all.
Wed, 6 Jan 2010 3:41 am - Helen & Owen -
Hi Ken & Lyn, great to talk to you the other night Lyn, looking forward to meeting up with Vanessa as well. Ken I finally found those photo's of the 'good old days' holidays at Ocean Grove at Johannsens. Will give them to Vanessa when I meet her. Hopefully you can refresh my memory with some names. I think maybe Anne is in one of them? There is only one I can't find, must have been lost along the way...the charade nights! lots of fun, well for some! Great to hear you are driving again, don't sneak out for too many ice creams aaaaaa, although at 79kg you could afford to sneak a few! Keep pressing on.
Fri, 25 Dec 2009 5:05 pm - Cathy Wolter -
dear Ken @ Lyn, been following your progress and praying 4 you thankful you are home and doing better, my family would like to say have a wonderful Christmas with your family, we allways have very fond memory's of you and family and we miss you all very much, love you all, much love from Cathy@Graeme wolter and Cathy's daughter and son in law Kerriane @Steve King and thier son Jay and Daughter Isabella, Cathy's son Jonathon and Maria cooney and daughter Charlotte, love to all the family , God bless you all from all of us here in QLD.
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 3:32 pm - Steve Reynolds Kalgoorlie Western Australia -
Ken and Family, I trust you all have a Merry Christmas and better 2010 , you deserve it and it must feel good to be home
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:10 am - David & Julie Brown Devonport Baptist -
We are so thrilled to hear of your first visit to church in 9 months - not a dry eye in the house we are sure. I guess you want for nothing at Christmas but simply to be with your loved ones. May the Lord continue to bless you in your recovery, we appreciate the fact that we can still keep tabs on your improvement thank the ones who keep us informed. Regards and blessing to you and Lyn
Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:56 am - Alan and Lorraine Bailey -
Hi Ken and Lyn. We have continued to remember you in prayer and rejoice in all steps of progress. Do have a happy family time over this season. It would be great to make a visit and we hope that may eventuate. Bless you both.
Sun, 13 Dec 2009 8:35 pm - Andrew and Virgie Cox. Gold Coast -
How great it was to visit Ken, Lyn and Vanessa when we had a short time in Tassie last week, thankyou for your hospitality. What an encouragement it was for us to see how our prayers have been answered thus far. We believe God has really blessed you because of your generosity and kindness to so many people over so many years. Ken and Lyn you are such an encouragement to us, we visited you to build you up but we felt built up ourselves by visiting you. We pray for your complete recovery.
Fri, 11 Dec 2009 3:19 pm - Kevin Keep -
I too have just returned from overseas (India orphanage) and am pleased that you can get back to church and move about a little more. Bless you mate, blessings on Lyn, too.
Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:20 pm - Klaas Laning -
Hi Ken, I have just returned from overseas to find that last month you returned home. That is good news. Be assured of our ongoing prayerful support for your continued improvement. It was a great idea to have this website that we could monitor your progress. Wish you, your wife and family every blessing for the future and a blessed christmas. Klaas laning
Wed, 9 Dec 2009 1:12 pm - Jedda & Kim Mainwaring -
Hi Ken Great to hear you are improving. Chas tells us you are nearly wonderful. Will you be staying in Devonport or are you moving out to Hawley for the Summer ( I suppose it would be easy alround in Devonport?).Hope you and Lynn and your family have a fab Christmas and New Year. Cheers Jedda & Kim
Mon, 7 Dec 2009 1:48 pm - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
Hi Kenny Boy! How wonderful for you to be able to go to church again. I bet that it was a very emotional time for you and your family, as well as for the many church friends who've prayed for you through this journey. So glad to hear that you've been getting out and about a bit. Seeing the sunshine and the wider world will pick your spirits up too. Love from us all here in Sydney,
Sun, 6 Dec 2009 1:33 pm - Terri Spottiswoode -
Hi Ken and Lyn, Have been following your progress and was thrilled to here that you are back home again. Our God certainly answers prayer. May you continue to lean on Him for your every need. God is the great provider. Blessings to you both. It will be wonderful to be home for Christmas amongst your loved ones. Blessings Terri.
Mon, 30 Nov 2009 1:15 pm - year 1 class, Palmerston Christian School, Darwin -
Dear Uncle Ken, Here we are in our class, looking at your website. We want to say, "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Welcome home again. We prayed for you and blew up balloons to celebrate your recovery from your operation. We hope you have a happy day today (and happy days always). Lots of love from Year 1 students. oooooooooxxxxxxxxxoxOX
Sun, 29 Nov 2009 9:11 pm - Margie and Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Thinking of you all and trusting that you are all making the adjustments now that you are all under the one roof again!
Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:00 pm - Greg, Lesley and Ella Marshall -
It is great to see you at home Ken it must be such a joyous occasion for your family and our thoughts are with you all. the strength of your Faith in God has helped you through this and it certainly reinforces what you said to me on many a time, "Where there is Life there is Hope"
Wed, 25 Nov 2009 9:40 pm - Mary Levett ( Port Sorell First Response) -
Its fantastic news to hear that you are at home again, how great that must feel. I too have been following your journey even though I do not personally know you, but you are my brother in christ and what a great God we have, my love and blessing to you and your family and I wish you a very Happy Christmas too!
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 8:13 pm - Mike & Trish Foster -
Dear Ken & Family, It has been quite a journey for you all and we are overjoyed to see that you are now home Ken. Nick thanks again for updating this website regularly for everyone to keep in touch. How true is this "We donít choose how or when we die but we can choose how we live!"
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 2:23 pm - Stephen Cornish -
Dear Ken and family, What wonderful news - as you say a long way to go yet but the power of prayer, the will of our Lord, and your internal strength and courage will get you there. Reminds me of the name of a well known Sydney Hobart yacht - 'Heaven can Wait' - I'm delighted that our Lord has decided on a longer wait for you! All the best - I wish a VERY Happy Christmas to you and all the Overton family and have a wonderful 2010. Steve
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:30 am - Jan & Bryan Mansfield -
Our thoughts and prayers are continuing with you, Lyn and all your wonderful families. We loved the photo of you with Phoebe on her 2nd birthday. God is good.
Sun, 22 Nov 2009 11:31 am - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Great to hear you are finally home full time. A simple but marvellous reward after such a long a difficult journey. Will call to catch up soon. Peter & Leonie
Sun, 22 Nov 2009 10:59 am - Ken Bornstein and family "The Roseman" -
All the best for Christmas and 2010 Ken. Praying for continued blessings for you and your family. Sincerely Ken Bornstein and family.
Tue, 17 Nov 2009 2:43 pm - beth Sypkes -
dear ken so thrilled you are home ....Listen to all your Drs advice and continue to get well Love from Beth and Dirk
Tue, 17 Nov 2009 1:58 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Hi Ken & Lyn Great news that you are home. Have been speaking with your brother Colin, he has updated us on your progress. Keep you chin up, keep positive, (which I am sure you are.) Will come to visit when you have settled in and you don't have as many visitors ( I wonder when that will happen) any way thinking of you and Lyn. Remember keep smiling and the world will smile back. All our love Jedda & Kim
Tue, 17 Nov 2009 9:54 am - Cliff &Olive -
Dear Ken & Lyn, Good news from you. We appreciate all you have been to us, as well as the challenge to continue both for you and ourselves! We miss seeing you & sharing together, as you are so often in our thoughts. When we come your direction it may be opportune to phone you first & if appropriate visit for a short time? ( continue! 1 John 2:28 )
Mon, 16 Nov 2009 4:26 pm - Bryan and Norma -
Ken ... we are overjoyed - and I must confess, I have shed a few very private tears of praise and gratitude when I read your message from home just now! What a God we have! How could we ever praise Him enough? And Lyn ... what can we say? Your strength and stability had to be seen to be believed. Ken, we are sorry that we feel you were unable to actually see Lyn when you were close to your worst, and she was at her shining best! She probably neither felt or saw it, but when we called on you at the hospital we saw it so clearly. Just ask the kids - they will have seen it. Praise God! Surely, the Lord has given you more time to spend together - what a priceless gift! We praise God for this, too. I look forward to the day when I shout you that half a can of coke or lemonade ... we will let Andrew choose! ... in fact, you have done so well, I may really test the friendship by offering to shout you a whole can - that is if your stomach can accommodate that much at one time! Andrew can be the Deciding Judge! Really ... we are overjoyed! At the moment we are back in Boort looking after a church here again until December, then I have a further operation on my foot and ankle. They are wonderful people here and we are having some wonderful and very busy times - even souls saved! The Lord has done a wonderful work in you, but we believe the best is yet to be! "He who has begun a good work in you will surely finish it" - and we continue to pray and look forward to that day. Our love to you both, and to each of the kids.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 3:15 pm - Tom and June Gray -
We are so thankfull to the Lord that you are now safely home with your loved ones. We continue to pray for complete healing Love from us both.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 3:00 pm - Karl Faase -
Wonderful to read your personal message Ken. So glad to hear you are at home and improving in health and spirit. All the best as you continue to improve, trust the celebrations as you lead up to Christmas this year have special significance for you and all the family.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 5:39 pm - pat and kevin Langmaid -
It is lovely to know you are home Ken we have been following your journey these past months and hope it wont be long before you and Lyun can see us at the end of Tarleton st
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 7:57 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
"We donít choose how or when we die but we can choose how we live!" - What a great expression Ken. Thanks for YOUR input to many. K & M
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:06 pm - Judy MacKenzie -
Hey Ken - wonderful to see a personal message from you! This is my first post here, but I've been following your progress from the beginning and praying for you and for Lyn and the family - what a journey it has all been and what a privilege for all of us to have been a small part of it. Praise the Lord for His grace and His strength - and He obviously still has work for you to do for Him , Ken, so I will keep praying till He brings you back to full health and strength again. God bless both you and Lyn, love, Judy
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 9:33 pm - Helen & Owen -
What a nice surprise to see you, Ken, have written your own update. We pray for continued progress and that the days ahead will be filled with joy as you continue to be that great witness for the Lord and continue encouraging your wonderful family. We are so happy they have their dad/husband home. Rich blessings Helen & Owen
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 8:22 pm - Julie and Michael Weeks -
Wonderful to check in tonight and find you are home Kenneth. We are so pleased to hear the good news and to read your personal greeting. We hope you have enjoyed some sunshine today - the warmth of the sun always reminds me of the warmth of God's love. Thinking of you often. Take care.
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 7:20 pm - Brent K. -
Praise the Lord for your recovery so far! Can't even imagine what you have been through but am sure God is still in control.
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 1:19 am - Bettye -
What wonderful news! How we praise God for His goodness and be sure Ken that you are in all our thoughts and prayers. May our wonderful God bless and keep you and make His face to shine upon you as you continue to know His love, grace and healing every moment of every day. Blessings and love Bettye
Mon, 9 Nov 2009 9:13 pm - Jake & Ria Weeda -
Ken, may the Lord continue to uphold you and grant you full health and strength, He obviously has more work for you to do for Him. Amazing Grace.
To our brother Ken, We rejoice in your news of staying home. Looking back, what a journey!, and seeing God's hand in so many ways. Trials and tribulations - God really does give the toughest trials to those who have the toughest faith. Rom 5:1-5. And to Lyn, what a wonderful wife you have Ken, and we are sure you don't need anyone to remind you of that. May your personal lives and your home continue to be a living testimony as to the saving grace and almighty provision of our blessed Saviour and Lord. Geoff Achilles, Bruce Finlayson, Ian Grey & Bruce Weedon.
Mon, 9 Nov 2009 7:22 pm - Steve, Nat and family -
Ken, what a road you've travelled and still are. So great to read an update by your own hand from home. Through all of this you still take the chance to encourage us as you always have. We thank God for your life! Praying for your continued recovery.
Sun, 8 Nov 2009 6:25 pm - Gordon and Eve Gray -
We praise and thank God that you are home for good, Ken and look forward to seeing the SURPRISE you have in store for us next week. May the Lord bless and continue to heal and protect you and Lyn. We send our love to you both and will keep on praying for you!
Sat, 7 Nov 2009 9:30 am - barrie & luise -
we follow your progress with great interest - great to see you are now home - we have prayed and praised with you all because we love you sincerely
Fri, 6 Nov 2009 9:33 pm - Peter & Avis Colgrave -
Fantastic talking to Lyn on Sunday & then hearing that you are home permanently Ken. Praise God for His perfect timing - hard for us to accept at times. Will continue to pray for you all as you make this adjustment, and for that miracle Ken! Love from us both.
Fri, 6 Nov 2009 9:31 pm - gary,ruth and matt overton -
great news that you are home praise god for answerd prayers will still keep praying must be an amazing feeling to be home again with family
Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:50 am - John & Heather Ferguson -
Welcome home Ken, we rejoice with you. Lynette & all the family & praise the Lord for His goodness & Mercy. Ps 41:1
Thrilled to hear home at last. May God continue to heal and bless and encourage you and your family.
Thu, 5 Nov 2009 6:19 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
Wow!! Amazing news to read, how awesome is our God! Will keep praying for God to keep doing what He does best. Love to you all xx
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 7:23 pm - Dennis & Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Great news - Praise God for His faithfulness. We feel so pleased for you all after such a long struggle. We look forward to seeing you about 23 Nov. May our wonderful Saviour and Lord continue to bless you.
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 11:51 am - David & Julie Brown Devonport Baptist -
Hallelujiah, fantastic news - what a joy for all to have Ken home to stay. May God continue to bless him in his recovery.
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 11:20 am - veronica harris -
fantastic news Ken. continuing to pray for you. blessings to you Lyn and family
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 9:53 am - David and Meryl Dawson, Melbourne -
This is great news Ken. We pray that you will consistantly gain more and more strength as you deal with "at home" things. Praise God for this gigantic step. We think constantly of you and Lyn
Wed, 4 Nov 2009 9:13 am - Roger & Jeunesse Clist (Auckland) -
Wonderful to read of recent progress. It's a long road that has no turning, and we trust that this is the turning point for you. With love and best wishes to you and all the family.
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 8:37 pm - Helen & Owen -
Super news. I know being home will be the best medicine you could take!! We will continue to pray and watch out for the 'surprise' next Monday!! Rich blessings. Helen & Owen
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 8:24 pm - John and Marilyn -
So pleased you are home, Ken; it was great to go visit the ward and find you had left. Praise God! Take it easy, and we will keep praying for your ongoing improvement.
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 7:14 pm - Dion and Judi Scott -
Wonderful news to hear that you are home. May your recovery be ongoing and praise God for He has done so far. Daniel 10:18
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:17 am - Graham,Lindy,Samuel,Calire and Lauren -
Ken it's great to have you back in Devonport! We will continue to pray for your improving health. Love and best wishes to you and all the family. Looking forward to the surprise next week.
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 9:46 am - Kevin and Myra -
~~~ Great to read, Nick. Great to know about, Ken and Lyn ~~~
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 9:31 am - Rodney and Miriam Deverell -
Wonderful news, we will continue to pray for you as you get stronger and get to do more.
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:13 pm - Phil and Norma -
This is the best Ken and Lyn,Praise God you are home Ken. Please keep the updates coming and we will be looking forward to more good news of your your recovery. God is great !!!!
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 9:30 pm - David and Sharon -
Great news. We are so pleased that Ken is home. And also pleased that Lyn and the family do not have to travel so much. It must be wonderful for you all.
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 9:17 pm - Graeme and Vanessa Day -
We have been reading your updates and praying since you (Ken), went into hopsital and are thankful you are finally able to be back home with family and friends! May God bless you and help you through the next stage of your recovery.
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 9:10 pm - Tim, Linda, Benjamin, Daniel and Melanie -
Great news - the focus of our prayers recently. We'll be able to tell the kids in the morning that Missa O'tin is home! You've all done so well working through the last 8 months and we know there's still more to come, but this must be a huge relief and a major step for you all - especially Ken. God's grace is more than enough...
Mon, 2 Nov 2009 7:26 pm - Dennis -
Hi Ken ,Welcome back.What a journey .
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 8:26 pm - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
A small delay may test the patience but Ken's in good hands...the best he could be. A wonderful and permanent home coming will no doubt come soon. Peter & Leonie
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:11 pm - Helen & Owen -
Mmmmm I just hit the submit key but it came up blank!! What I was saying was....that I have said it before and I will say it again 'the mystery of Gods will'. Owen & I are looking forward to seeing Gods BIG picture because right now in our 'human-ness!' it's easy to get down. I had one of those days the other day and this is what I was encouraged with. In Ruth 4 v 15 'He will renew your life and sustain you in her your old age, so my prayer for you Ken and your family is just that..that the Lord would renew your lives and sustain you in your old age! We are praying. Love Helen & Owen.
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:43 pm - Margie, Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Hi Ken, Lyn, Vanessa, Nic and Nat, Andrew and Steph, Justin and Naomi, Just checked in to read the update thinking that Ken would be all unpacked and settling into looking out at the night lights of Devonport again. Sorry to hear about the bleeding, but good to know that some extra blood has helped Ken feel a bit better in himself. We were praying for you all tonight before the children went to bed that God would help you all adjust to being a family living at home together again. We will continue to pray for peace and patience for all of you, as well as continued health and strength for you Ken. Love to you all, Margie and co.
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 9:49 pm - Lynne Van Leeuwen Qld -
Just a little (overdue) 'hello' again. Daily on my mind, and regularly following the progress with happy anticipation. 'Keep on, keeping on' slogan, springs to mind! regards to all.
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 7:05 pm - Veronica Harris -
Wow!! What a journey we praise God that you are coming home Ken. Keep up the good work. Blessings to you Lyn and all the family. Contnuing in prayer for you.
Sun, 25 Oct 2009 10:47 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Hi Ken & Lyn Chas said you had a bit of a set back. Chin up you will be home soon. Thinking of you both. All our love Jedda & Kim
Sun, 25 Oct 2009 4:41 pm - Phil and Norma -
Great news Ken and Lyn,God is so faithful. We will continue in our prayers for you. Thank you all for allowing us to share this amazing journey with you.We will be looking forward to seeing your personal up date Ken ..Wow :)
Sat, 24 Oct 2009 10:04 am - Steve and Levina Hext -
Amazing things happen when God's people pray! So glad to hear that you are finally coming home. May God continue to strengthen you and your family in your time of recovery. The prayers will continue.
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:33 pm - Jenny Madden for FRANK & ALMA SMITH (Gold Coast) -
I've been away for a couple of weeks and it is so good to catch up on news of your recovery Ken. I assume that you did leave hospital today.....great news! Mum and Dad will be so pleased. They have had occassional news from Tassie but mostly rely on this site. They will I know continue to pray for you throughout the rest of your recovery which should go in leaps and bounds now that you are home. God is good!
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:10 pm - Kurt, Mandy, Hollie and Tahj Jones -
Great to hear you are heading home our thoughts and prayers are with you as you settle into home life
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 2:28 pm - Margie and Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Good to hear that you had a few days at home last weekend Ken. How exciting that you'll be walking out of the LGH for good today. I bet you'll be doing a jig as you go. No doubt, there's grief for the old life that was and hasn't quite come back yet. I was thinking about you during the week and how social you are/ were. I can see you sitting down at the Bluff smelling the sea air and watching the people coming and going. I imagine regular outings like that as being key to your emotional well being, rubbing shoulders with humankind. I was thinking how important daily bursts of sunlight will be for your immune system and feeling positive. I look forward to following your next 'chapter' of recovery. It's lovely to know the hospital chapter has finally come to an end. Onya Kennie. P.S. Don't you think it's lovely that all those years ago God took your sister down the road of naturopathy? What a God-send to have your very own family naturopath. Now that's what you call God looking after you!
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:48 am - Stuart & Karen Bott -
Hi Ken Lyn and Family Have been having trouble with my internet so have been getting infrequent reports. Just logged on with a wireless connection at the WEC campcentre in Morisset. Great to hear your news and trust that went well for your arrival home today. We have had a great six months and will be home in Tassie on the 27th Nov. Will look forward to catching up with you when we arrive home. It is hard to believe that while we have been travelling around you have spent that time in hospital. God Bless and love to you all Karen & Stuart
Thu, 22 Oct 2009 6:30 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
Ken, I can only begin to imagine how you must be feeling about going home after such a long journey. There would be a myriad of things going on for you and Lyn as you anticipate the next stage in your life. How awesome is our God who has been so incredibly faithful to you and Lyn and the rest of the family. My prayer is that you will continue to heal in your body and trust Him who will be with you all the way. Please know you are continually in my thoughts and prayer, take care.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 9:49 pm - Jake & Ria Weeda and the CBMA group of Ulverstone -
Ken, what an answer to prayer. What a story you will be able to share about the amazing grace of the Lord. We will continue to pray or your full recovery.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 2:53 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
We are just so thrilled and encouraged ... as you must all be - especially you, Lyn! ... and we thank God with you. Ken, you have done so well - so have the doctors and nurses and other medical people, and your entire family - but you have done so well, Ken. Praise God! We are proud of you and will look forward to Friday with you. It has been a long and hard road with some hurdles still to get over we imagine, but you have done so well, and that surely is a forecast of how well you are going to do everything that is yet to come. How good is the God we adore ... praise His Wonderful Name! I am looking forward to shouting you a half a can of coke when we see you!!! God Bless.
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:53 pm - Tom, Gwenda, Joshua, Samuel & Thomas McKinney -
Hi Uncle Ken, What a rollercoaster journey the last seven months have been for you and all the family. Three little boys have faithfully prayed for you over the last 7 months that you will "get better soon". God's time is not always our time. So pleased you are heading home to recuperate. Praying that you will be given the strength and patience to face each new day. Wow - what an amazing story you have to share!
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 9:11 pm - Noel and Julie Sims -
We have continued to follow your progress and to hear more details from your sister Marjorie. May God show his ongoing grace to you and continue to heal you and bring you to strength again. May He also grant you patience as you struggle with everyday tasks that once were second nature. This comes with our love and prayers. Noel and Julie
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 6:57 pm - Eric&MayRussell Brisbane -
Great news that Ken will be coming home soon,it is a great feeling I know been there a few times God is so good keep looking to him. Yours ERIC&MAY
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 3:11 pm - Geoff & Annie Graham -
Hi! Ken & Lyn, Great news that things are finally looking better. Our thoughts & well wishes are with you & look forward to seeing you both when ken is up to it. Nothing like a bit of salt air in familiar territory to lift the spirits.
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 2:46 pm - john & margaret brown -
Excellent news to hear that Ken is coming home we both hope that his condition continues to improve.
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:46 am - Jane and JohnElmer -
What a lovely surprise to see the pictures of Ken at home with Lyn! Praise God for His goodness and healing power! Will be praying that all goes well with the procedure today and that all goes well for Ken's discharge on Friday With our love and continuing prayers, Jane and John Elmer
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 9:48 am - Dennis and Joy Brown Adelaide -
How wonderful to see those photos of Ken in his own home! We have been very thankful to know that Ken has been able to come home for visits and is now planning to return permanently next weekend. We will pray for all to go well with the procedure today, protection from any infections, and continued healing and recovery. God bless you Ken, and your family too. Looking forward to catching up with you when we are over in Tas next month.
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 9:21 am - Ken & Jean West - Bundaberg Qld. -
Have been following news of your slow but wonderful progress & sharing it with Col & Phil Carmichael of Hervey Bay as we continue to pray. I hope Stan can arrange a visit when I come to do the LES on 24/10/09 in Launceston. We continue to PTL for you & your family.
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 9:51 pm - Kevin and Myra Keep -
Great to hear, Nic. Ken, a prayer has gone up for the op tomorrow. Hi to Lyn. God bless KK and Myra
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 9:09 pm - David and Sharon -
So pleased for each of you that this time has come. Thank you for allowing us to maintain a continuing interest in your family. Love to you all.
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 7:56 pm - Helen & Owen -
Fantastic news Nic, we will keep remembering your Dad as well as the rest of the family in prayer. There is nothing like 'home' to bring about a speedier recovery. It's been a long emotional journey one I am sure you have all grown through as well as shed many tears. Praise the Lord for His wonderful faithfullness.
Mon, 19 Oct 2009 2:28 pm - Bettye -
Dear Ken. How wonderful you've had a taste of home after all this time - I can just imagine the balcony scene - sounds like royalty! Will continue to pray for you and your family whom we all love so much. Blessings and so much love for you and gratitude for a God Who is Able. Bettye
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:26 am - Bryan & Jan Mansfield -
Our thoughts and prayers wil be with Ken and with you all on this next step on the road.
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 5:58 am - Leigh Brown -
I thank the Lord for His grace and mercy to you Ken and your dear family. It is so encouraging to see your progress.
Looking forward to seeing you. Will is being invited back to Country NSW next May - will call you soon. Blessings Leigh
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 6:59 am - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Your first wonderful visit back to your life with your amazing family...soon another and then another and before long you'll be back where you belong all the time. The road has been long and the journey slow but a bright future is now clearly in sight. Hope to see you soon. Peter & Leonie
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 8:44 pm - Helen & Owen -
Hi Ken, I've been away with 'Break the Cycle' a 1,500klm bike ride from Brisbane to Canberra, raising money for the Eagles Wings High School in Zambia so it was really great news to get back click into the site and find you have been home for a visit. Vanessa did text me with the news and there is obviously a lot of excitement in your household right now!! May you continue to improve each day. We will continue to pray. Rich blessings to you and yours Helen & Owen
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 6:24 pm - Janette and Kevin Heazlewood -
Great to hear you are progressing well and will be home soon.
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 4:50 pm - Charles and Val Gray -
Thanks for the good news of the update and some wonderful improvements. May this blossom and grow! We've had updates from friends the Dawsons (Davo and Meryl), also the McNairs up here in Bris. Keep looking up. You'll be back home all in God's perfect time.
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 1:41 pm - Joy van Namen -
How wonderful!! Praise God..............what a looooooooooooooong journey it's been. Hallelujah, there's light at the end of the tunnel. I'm praying for continual and complete restoration with patience and faith to believe and know that God does all things well. Thanks to the family for your faithful updates. Good on you!!!
Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:51 pm - Ron and Janis Heinrich, Wynnum Qld -
Hi Ken and family - great to see you home Ken. We pray that God will supply you with His strength as you continue to manage your rehab. God bless, Ron and Janis.
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 4:06 pm - Bill Watson and members of CBMA East Burwood -
G'day Ken and Lyn, Your news is encouraging. We hope that you are soon able to take another step towards going home on a permanent basis. Please be assured of our ongoing prayers. May you both feel God's grace & peace. BW
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 1:51 pm - Rick and Wendy Steven -
What fantastic news!!! We have watched your progress with much interest and you have never been far from our thoughts! We are just soooo happy that you are making such a remarkable recovery! Certainly has put a smile on our faces! :)
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:38 am - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Hi Ken Thanks for the Phone call on Friday. It is wonderful that you were able to go home for the weekend, soon you will be home for good. It must have been hard to be away from the hospital for the first time overnight without all the bells & whistles, also the emotional feelings you would have been having. But way to go Ken you are on the home streach now. Keep working hard in the gym and it won't be long before you will be home among your family for good. All our love Kim & Jedda
Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:10 pm - Merton & Margaret How, Central Coast, NSW. -
Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and the family as we have traveled throughout the last 6 months. What a thrill tonight to see pics of you at home. May God continue to uphold and strengthen you in the days/weeks ahead. Praise God for all that is [past and all that is to come in His gracious will.
Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:34 pm - Margie and Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Hi Ken and Lyn, Lovely to hear news of you going home yesterday. That will be a tonic for you, I'm sure! It sounds as if you're making great progress. What a treat for the family to be able to visit you at home, instead of hospital! Love to you, all of us.
Sat, 10 Oct 2009 7:48 pm - Garry & Leanne McNab -
Dear Ken & Lyn, Great to hear the good news of you getting out and about.Hope things go well and you are home soon.
Sat, 10 Oct 2009 11:25 am - Dennis & Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Dear Ken, Lyn and family Praise Jesus for this great news. What a journey you have all travelled in this life struggle - what an amazing testimony. We are so glad for you all on this latest good news and we look forward to catching up when we come over in November.
Thu, 8 Oct 2009 9:31 am - Garry and Deborah Sims -
Hello Ken , I just learnt about your sickness on Tuesday 6th October, I like to wish you a speady recovery. knowing what hospital isolation is all about, your strengh will come through and you will be back your best real soon. All the best Ken.
Wed, 7 Oct 2009 9:27 pm - Dianne and Des Brown -
That is wonderful news, praying for continuing recovery.
Wed, 7 Oct 2009 6:51 pm - Eric&MayRussell -
Wonderful news we are so pleased,Iwas always happy to get home out of hospital we still continue to pray for you all,it has such a long time. We are presently in Melbourne attending my nieces wedding last Saturday.Preached my first sermon last Sunday since August 08 telling part of our story to the glory of God.
Wed, 7 Oct 2009 3:09 pm - Pat and Kevin Langmaid -
what wonderful news Ken will be good to see you walking the track again enjoy your home visit I am sure Lyn and all your family are counting the sleeps
Wed, 7 Oct 2009 1:07 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Well Ken you have come a long way, but probably still have a long way to go. but it all sounds very positive and bet you can not wait till Saturday to go home for the day. The week will drag and it will seem like a year but be patience it is only 3 more sleeps. Keep working hard in the gym and everything will come together for you. Give our love to Lyn, I bet she is excited. Cheers Jedda & Kim xx
Wed, 7 Oct 2009 9:39 am - John and Debbie knowles -
Great news keep up the good work.
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 9:30 pm - Bill & Joan Wilson -
Hi mate. Have been keeping abreast of your progress and am so glad your God has smiled upon you. Trust we may soon share some of the cuppa's and chats as we have so many times in the past. Wonderful that you will be coming home to share with Lyn in your own surroundings. Our very best wishes for your continued recovery.
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 7:08 pm - Jamie and Carla Payne -
Fantastic news, Ken. God is good!!!!!!
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 5:32 pm - Peter & Avis Colgrave -
What fantastic news Ken, and also for Lyn & the family too. We will continue to pray for you all, and give thanks and praise for the journey this far. Love to you all. P & A
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 5:32 pm - john & margaret brown -
we are very happy to hear of the recent good news and hope that kens progress keeps going forward and hopefully towards a full recovery.
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 2:29 pm - Karl Faase -
Wonderful news - praise God
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 8:18 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
"and we thank God that Dad has come this far and this day has come" Amen from K and M
Tue, 6 Oct 2009 7:25 am - Rob & Lyn and family -
What great news. We are so pleased to hear this and trust God for the time ahead. We will continue to pray for you as you travel home and for you Lyn and family. May you know Gods presence and peace as you undertake your journey home. Special love to you all How Great is our God He is Worthy of all Praise
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 9:55 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
Just wonderful news - you must be all so happy and grateful - especially you, Lyn. "How good is the God we adore, our Faithful, unchangeable Friend!" Seven months is a long time, but we are so thankful you and Ken have both hung in there for the distance. We wonder just what the Lord has in store for you when all is back to normal! I guess this will be when you need much patience, but we will keep praying for you. We will be thinking of you on Saturday when the car pulls up inside, you get out, and you are HOME!! Wonderful!! ... and thank God for all those great doctors, nurses, and chemists etc. who have developed great drugs and treatments. Oh, it is just so good to hear this. God bless, and sleep well.
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 9:48 pm - Dennis -
You Beauty Kenny boy,what a journey!
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 8:54 pm - Gavin Baldwin & Helen Lamb -
We are so happy to hear the news; Ken may be out in the next few weeks. Our preys are with you for a successful return home.
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 8:44 pm - Phil & Norma -
Praise God for this news. Miracles moment by moment.Wow! we're so pleased. Go Ken !
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 8:23 pm - Rodney and Miriam Deverell -
What encouraging news. We will continue to uphold you, Ken, Lyn and family in prayer as you prepare for time home. God is Good!!
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 7:56 pm - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
Fantastic news Kenny boy! Going home will be just the tonic you need. I hope it all goes well and that you get to go home on Saturday as planned. Praise God! Love Janice xxx
Mon, 5 Oct 2009 7:36 pm - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Just back from time in NZ and what great news to read. With the blessings of home surrounds, more regular access for family...sounds like a recipe for further rapid recovery. Peter & Leonie
Sun, 4 Oct 2009 9:10 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
Hi, it's great to read of the continued progress. I will keep praying for you, Ken, I'm sure you will be chafing at the bit to go home. Love to you all xx
Fri, 2 Oct 2009 10:42 am - David and Meryl Dawson, Melbourne -
Keep doing those press ups Ken. You will win out in the end!!! It is great news that rehab is progressing. May you know God's presence at all times. He will never leave your or forsake you. What a wonderful thought!
Thu, 1 Oct 2009 4:11 am - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
A trip to the gym, a day out and about and the swelling going down....the good news just keeps coming. We are so excited to hear of your continued progress. Peter & Leonie from New Zealand.
Fantastic news, keep up the rehab Ken. And some good news for us Ken & Lyn, we are going to be grandparents. Peter & Merlina, baby due end of March. Can't wait. All our love Jedda & Kim
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 2:44 pm - Veronica Harris -
Its great to see your progress Ken. Thinking of you wtih prayers.......
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:59 am - Alan & Lorraine Bailey -
Good to hear of your progress. Prayer is being answered and we look forward to hearing even better things. We pray for you all daily that God's grace will prove sufficient. Our love to you all.
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 9:04 am - Phil &Norma -
Praising God for His faithfulness. Go Ken...Love to you all x
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:17 am - Dennis -
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 4:17 pm - Brett & Shirley -
Continuing to think of you often Ken, and we are continuing to pray for your recovery - it has been a really long journey for you all. Trusting that you keep making great progress - and hope you are well enough soon to enjoy your two beautiful new grandchildren! Much love to all xx
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:14 pm - Drew & Leanne Smith -
Hi Ken we were shocked to hear only today how unwell you have been. Your journey over the past 6 months has been amazing, great to hear you are on the road to recovery and we look forward to seeing you back in Devonport soon with love and best wishes Drew & Leanne
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 10:46 pm - Jane and JohnElmer -
Great news! We will continue to pray for you Ken and all your Family. Praise God for His faithfulness!
Absolutely fantastic news, keep working hard. Jordy and Maddy pray for you every night at tea time. Maddy will be glad to hear that your body is 'shrinking' (her words). God bless.
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 7:41 pm - Dennis & Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Hi Ken Lyn and family We keep you in our prayers and continue to look forward to your improvement. We look forward to catching up in person in November when we are over there. We were blessed again this year with 775 people attending the South Australian Prayer Breakfast - Mark Scott, Managing Director of the Australain Broadcasting Corporation was guest speaker. Psalm 103 has some great words of comfort
Sat, 26 Sep 2009 11:49 pm - Julie & Greg -
Hello again Ken Lyn & Vanessa, and all the clan - It was good to talk with you today and to find Ken feeling much better. Keep up the hard work in rehab. Love Julie & Grog
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:17 pm - Dennis -
Hi Ken,thinking of you and looking forward to spending time with you .Miss your friendship and wisdom.It will be a great day when you finally leave Hospital and return back to the coast.The business community want their Business Pastor back on the job.
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 2:38 pm - Becky Phil and Lucy -
Great to hear the positive news Ken. We will continue to pray for ongoing progress. Congratulations both Lyn and Ken ...great news of another grandchild this week....Judah James.
Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:55 am - Geoff and Pam Cameron -
Great to see you finally on the mend Ken.Many i am sure continue to pray as you are living proof that prayer changes outcomes within the providence of his purpose for us.
Thu, 24 Sep 2009 7:11 pm - Gordon and Eve Gray -
Wonderful news that you're back in rehab, Ken. What an incredible journey it has been and, in fact, still is! How fantastic to have the great support of your loving family and so many friends and, above all, the good Lord working in you to bring about a complete recovery. We pray that you'll be improving every day and will soon be able to go home. Our love to you and our prayers are for you, every day!
Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:11 am - Karl Faase -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family. So pleased that the past few days have seen improvment and answer to prayer. Trust you experince again today God's grace and love in your lives - Karl
We are so thankful and glad for to-night' s news - even positive talk about going home! We will concentrate our praying on this now. You must be all just about worn out ... but as you get a bit better Ken, and spend a little bit more time doing things that are a bit more "normal", time will probably begin to move quicker for everybody, especially you! - we trust so. And Lyn ... we thank God for you - only He must really know your heart's private pain and praying ... and we feel deeply that you have enough difficulties of your own to cope with. How we long for this all to come to an end for you. We will keep praying. God Bless, and may He give you a good night's sleep and a really good rest. We want you to know that we love you ... all, and admire you deeply. Galatians 6:9
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 4:28 pm - Jia -
Dear Ken, it's good to hear that you are back to rehab to do some ' hard' works! :) Always remember that you are not alone, God is with you all along, inside you.. helping you, strengthening you. God knows how hard you have been through...May GOd continue to carry you and bless you throughout this journey. continue to have faith in Him.Amen.
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 2:23 pm - Bettye -
Dear Ken and Lyn and wonderful family, Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Bettye
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 12:31 pm - Andrew and Kathryn Peters -
We are back online after a 3 week wait to sort out our interenet usage and so on and i won't go into all the rest, even though we have been off line we have not forgotten you and you are all still in our prayers. TELL KEN THAT HE HAS OVERPASSED APRIL AND I BY THREE MONTHS ( THAT IS THE TIME WE WERE IN MELB). ALL OUR LOVE AND HUGS FROM US Kpeters
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:53 am - Graham,Lindy,Samuel,Claire and Lauren -
Great to hear of Ken's improving health. We continue to pray you will be well enough to come home soon. Best wishes to all the family.
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 5:31 pm - Denis and Helena Potts -
Very pleasing to read of your progress Ken Our best wishes go with you.
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 8:02 am - Louise E -
Hi Kem, pleased to hear you are doing so well!! I had another amazing and wonderful trip to Cambodia, will have to catch up soon and fill ou in. Louise
Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:13 pm - Phil and Norma -
Hello Ken and lyn, Great to read of your positive steps forward Ken. praying as always,that you will be home soon.love to you both and the family x
Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:16 am - David Holland & Ellen Watts -
Good morning Ken. Great news on your progress!. Our prayers are with you, your family and the wonderful staff at the LGH. Dave & Ellen
Well Ken it was great to visit you yesterday. Thanks very much Andrew for sharing your time with us so we could talk with your dad. I know we will be seeing you home when the time is right, and as we discussed only you will know when. Continue working on getting stronger and keep smiling. All our love Jedda & Kim
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 9:09 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
Six months! Wow! We keep remembering you dear Ken and Lyn. Even if we have been unable to visit, we do get some some feedback from Dennis A also. Look into the Son folks. All will be well.
Praise God for the steady and positive improvements - we are very encouraged ... and we continue to pray. It has been a long time, but we think the end may well be closer than the beginning ... much closer! We have been watching you all ... and we thank God for such a wonderful family - and all of you our friends! Oh Lyn ... how we thank God for your stability and support for Ken - probably as important psychologically (we think) as the medical help is physically - second only to all that the Lord is achieving - and it has not entered into any of our hearts or minds what He is accomplishing through all these experiences - increased fruitfulness we are anticipating! And thanks again Nicholas for your faithfulness - one day you will reap in your own children what you are now sowing for your Dad ... God richly bless you and Natalie, Brother We send our love.
Glad you are feeling a little bit better and congratulations on the "enlargement of the walls of your tent" with another addition to the clan. You are continually in our prayers and we are very glad that "underneath are the everlasting arms of God" because you can be in no better place than that!
Tue, 15 Sep 2009 1:48 am - Frank and Gina Wiluna WA -
Our continued love and prayers go out to you and the family and trust it will not be too long before you are home. We look forward to catching up in a couple of weeks when we are home. Congrats on becoming Pa again to little Annie Rose!
Mon, 14 Sep 2009 8:09 pm - Derek & Helene Morse -
We continue to pray for you daily Ken and know that we have a great God. We believe your service for Him is not completed yet and are trusting God for a complete healing. Looking forward to catching up with you all in November.
Sun, 13 Sep 2009 8:29 pm - maddie ling -
great to see you the other day uncle ken. you look so much better! you'll be out before you know it! oh, thanks for the money, love maddie XxOo
Sun, 13 Sep 2009 6:24 pm - Peter & Leonie -
A minor setback ("the bugs") maybe, but in the bigger picture more progress, which is fantastic. Wonderful to hear you could share fathers day with your whole family, how uplifting and how blessed to be able to share such a day. Our prayers continue. Peter & Leonie
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 9:48 pm - Helen & Owen -
For health reasons we could not fast. We pray for restoration to full health and strength. If this is not evident immediately then we pray that God's grace would be sufficient. Be encouraged Ken that our lives whether in good health or not are an aroma to those around us. I believe yours has been that by the very manner of your testimony both in the past and now. May the Lord truly bless your days. Christian greetings.
Tue, 8 Sep 2009 10:32 am - Dwayne Wescombe on behalf of Camp Clayton staff and Board -
Hi Ken and family, The Camp Clayton Board and staff continue to uphold you all in prayer.
Mon, 7 Sep 2009 10:36 pm - Phil and Norma -
We are still in prayer for you all.Congats on becoming Grandies again..another one to love :) They are so very precious and another boost to get you well Ken.
Mon, 7 Sep 2009 10:16 pm - Margie and Rob -
Hi there Ken, Lyn and extended family Well Ken - grandfather again. Another little Overton to dote over. Congratulations to you and Lynette (and Andrew and Stephanie of course!). I look forward to seeing you guys, the family and grandchildren when we all come down for Christmas next year. I try to picture you in hospital - it's a few years since I've been in the L. G. H. but I can imagine you all having that special Father's Day afternoon tea. It would have been a wonderful occasion to be part of, I'm sure. Over the next few months there will be plenty of family highlights to look forward to and to enjoy. Good to hear that you are still moving forward Ken, even if not as fast as you'd wish. I pray for your healing and increasing strength most days on my way to work (there are some advantages to a twenty minute drive to work!). See you, Margie.
Hi Ken & Lyn Sorry I have not written anything for the last couple of weeks. Kim has had a few issues and more test done, but he is wonderful as you are too! Good to hear you are on the mend again, chin up and keep smiling. Cheers Jedda & Kim
Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:03 am - Graham,Lindy,Samuel, Claire and Lauren -
We are thankful for your progress Ken. We will continue to pray for your healing.
Thu, 3 Sep 2009 7:59 am - Kevin and Myra -
That's good to hear, Nick. Bless you Ken and Lyn
Wed, 2 Sep 2009 7:53 pm - Jan and Bryan Mansfield -
Hi Ken and Family, We've been away for a month, sorry for not staying in touch. Great to hear of Ken's progress, no bugs, no masks, no antibiotics, an appetite slowly returning and strength as well...all so encouraging. We'll keep you allin our thoughts and prtayers. Peter & Leonie
Tue, 1 Sep 2009 7:33 pm - perc and Heather Ashdown -
What great news...we will continue to pray
Tue, 1 Sep 2009 7:01 pm - Mike & Trish Foster -
Hi Ken ,Lyn and Family. Fantastic news , we have been reading your progress regularly and we are delighted you are making progress.
Tue, 1 Sep 2009 5:28 pm - Cristina Fairley -
Praise the Lord!! I will continue to pray for your full recovery Ken. May God uphold and uplift you at this time.
Tue, 1 Sep 2009 5:21 pm - Eric&May Russell -
Wonderful news, we continue to pray God is faithful and may he continue to heal Ken.
We are feeling better after a bad chest infection,its a long road back so we need to patient.
Tue, 1 Sep 2009 8:31 am - Jake & Ria Weeda -
How great is our God? Almighty, beautiful Saviour. Ken may you continue to recover to once again take up your ministry to business people. Psalm 103.
Tue, 1 Sep 2009 2:50 am - Allan, Sam and Jordy Schmidt -
Lord bless you Ken just as you have been a blessing to us. We DO pray for your recovery to hasten and for GOD to get the Glory. Much love from all of us, as we serve our Risen Saviour - you in Oz and us in Thailand. www.baanjaidee.org
Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:59 pm - Helen & Owen -
Back from Norway where God showed His continued faithfullness to us. Your news tonight is FANTASTIC..... Wooopeeee. Hugs all round.
Mon, 31 Aug 2009 9:47 pm - Margie and Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Dear Ken, As Janice has just written, that is wonderful news about not needing to be on antibiotics and finally being free of infections! As I look back over Nic's last few entries there seem to be some great steps forward ie. eating 'normal' food, going for longer walks on the frame etc. This might sound really cornie but I'd encourage you just to keep taking one day at a time, one step (literal or figurative) at a time. This year has been (and still is) an incredibly hard year for me in my workplace. I keep thinking about marathon runners who run such a gruelling race - but they actually only do it one step at a time, one foot in front of the other, over and over again. One of my favourite verses over the last few weeks which has been helping me to walk day by day through this term is 1 Thessalonians 1.3 where Paul recalls the Thessalonians 'work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.' Let's continue to persevere with the help and hope that only Jesus brings. P.S. Can you pass on a birthday greeting for Nic for yesterday?
Mon, 31 Aug 2009 8:52 pm - Janice E-D, Pete & Sophie Didlick -
Wonderful news Ken, to hear that the bugs are gone! Sophie sends her love, and a hug and kiss, and thoughts to get better soon. Pete says he's thinking of you too. Janice hopes and prays for you mental energy and a positive mind frame, so that you don't go stir crazy behind those hospital walls! We look forward to seeing some new photos of you, maybe walking?
Mon, 31 Aug 2009 8:02 pm - Tim & Linda, Benjamin, Daniel & Melanie -
Great news - Praise the Lord!! We can pass on a praise point for the kids tomorrow for "missa O'tin" and remind them that God does good things...They rarely miss an opportunity to pray for you Ken, even as we say grace at the tea table, and were asking only tonight when we can come and visit you again - so watch out, we'll come knocking soon! Sending our love to both you and Lyn and all of your precious family, and our prayers for continued and ever increasing strength, peace and perserverence. xxxxx
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 8:10 pm - Grant and Jan Atkins -
Ken, we continue to regularly pray for your return to good health and trust that you will soon be back in Devonport with your family and friends. We miss your smiling face around town.
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 8:00 pm - Veronica Harris -
The sun that brings life brings healing to my people. Mal 4:2. thoughts and prayers remain with you all.
Mon, 24 Aug 2009 1:29 pm - Phil and Norma -
Good news Ken and Lyn, we're pleased you have been out to sit in the sun.Praying for you.
Mon, 24 Aug 2009 2:47 am - Graeme & Sherrin -
How nice to see you and Lyn the other day. Thank you for your typical consideration of others. Trust that your recovery will be swift and complete!
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 7:41 am - Matt Australia -
Blessings, can you keep alive in your prayers Matt,s 09 prayer Journals 3, In Jesus Christ Name Amen
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 1:22 pm - Rod & Cheryl Cope, Cambodia -
Ken, it was good to see you 7 weeks or so ago when in L'ton, but since then further complications, which saddens us to hear, but ptl , you're back on the improve again. Phil 4:6 is a strong verse..."don't worry about anything, pray about everything,tell God what you need and thank him for all He has done" NLT. Since being back, things here are in full swing and we are well. Say Hi to Lyn.
Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:24 pm - Catherine & Phillip -
Hi Ken We have been eagely following your progress, feeling all the ups and downs you are enduring and your family. As you know I caught up with Nic the other day which was really good to sit and chat, it seems all our lives have had ups and downs lately but we must all keep positve about each day no matter what is thrown as us. Phillip and I hope to visit soon but have had a dose of the colds but will soon visit to talk shares!! Thanks to you and your lovely family for everything, keep on the road to recovery and Nic thanks for the updates Love to all Catherine and Phillip
Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:47 pm - Jenni and Les Gainer -
Our Dear Ken, What a long haul this has been for you - five months must seem like forever!! But remember God holds all time in his hands, the same hands that are holding you through all of this time of suffering. Without doubt He is a faithful God and His mercies are new every morning! It must have been good for you to see and feel that the sun still shines!!! Keep holding on to His promise that He will never leave you nor forsake you. We love you and continue to pray for you! May you, Lyn and all your family know the abiding peace, power and presence of God each moment of every day as you continue to fight this battle to regain your health and strength. Love to you all from Jenni, Les amd all our family oooooooo
Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:35 am - Graham,Lindy,Samuel, Claire and Lauren, -
We will continue to pray for you Ken and that you will experience a complete healing in Gods time and way. Love to all the family. Thanks for the updates!
Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:08 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Hi Ken & Lyn, Hope everything is going ok. We are still thinking of you and your long road to recovery. Chin up and keep smiling. All our love Jedda & Kim
Sat, 15 Aug 2009 9:38 pm - Marjorie Weeks -
Hi there, best wishes Ken - hang in there. You are so special and loved and we and our church are praying for you. Just feel God's arms holding you and bringing back your strength. Keep smiling - you are great. Love to all your family too!
Sat, 15 Aug 2009 8:34 am - Peter and Libbie Bennett -
Ken and Lyn, Our prayers are always for you and all your family. Many the gracious Lord give you strenght and blessing for the day, with our love
Fri, 14 Aug 2009 9:56 pm - Steve and Nat -
Hi Ken and Lyn, just thinking of you both again, you are never far from our thoughts. Praying, as everyone is, for strength and patience and full health again. We love you both and your precious family.
Fri, 14 Aug 2009 8:38 am - Jake & Ria Weeda -
Be assured of our continuing prayers for Ken and the whole Overton family. "Where can we go but to the Lord?"
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 8:56 pm - Graham and Gloria. -
Hi again Ken and Lyn and family. Just leting you know that you are still much in our prayers for God to continue to watch over and bless you. We are with the MMM team at Ellendale, Teen challenge working these next 2 weeks. The Team send their regards and prayers as well praying that you will continue to feel stronger each day. Love and blessings as we commit you each day to our Awesome god for His healing.
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 3:05 am - David Waterhouse -
Hi Ken, I am praying for you Ken as God holds your hand thru this journey. Following your journey on the web and the Love and Faith you and your family are sharing with the world is bringing much Glory to God. Joyce sends her love. Hang in there mate.
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:04 pm - Phil and Norma -
Great news Ken and Lyn. We are still holding you in prayer and our hearts x
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 4:57 pm - Don and Vicki McNair -
Dear Ken, Lyn and family, was just typing out a poem for a few friends and thought of you as we do continually. This long time of illness and weakness must leave you feeling in need of the Lord's PROMISED STRENGTH - One day when my burden seemed greater than my body and spirit could bear, Weighed down by the load, I faltered beneath my sorrow and care; And I cried to the heedless silence as I walked where I could not see: "Where is the strength that is promised? Where is the strength for me?"
And suddenly out of the stillness, a voice came clear and true: "My child, you are striving to carry a burden not meant for you, And the thought of the years outstretching before you has darkened the way; While the only strength I have promised is the sure strength day by day.
I took one step - and I found it quite easy, indeed, to take, And the burden slid from my shoulders and my heart that was ready to break Gave thanks that my eyes were opened and my shoulders were eased of their load, As I saw, step by step I strengthened to walk on the roughest road. (Grace Noll Crowell) With much love and prayers.
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 2:01 pm - Andrew and Deborah Willis and family -
Hello to you all...so glad to see the report that Ken you are back in a regular ward, no doubt you all have been strengthened by all the prayers and we know that God will give strength and comfort in the days ahead. Thinking and praying for you all.xx
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 1:54 am - Jamie Hibbert -
Hi Ken, Lyn and the Overton Family. It is after all these years since Geneva that I learned last night of your journey since 2004, and especially, this year. Ken, your fighting spirit, your faith in God and your strength of character throughout this time in your life has been a huge inspiration and encouragement to me. You guys are an amazing family; your faithfulness to God is an example to us all and will not go unrewarded. I shall be praying for you, Ken, for complete healing, and for strength for all the family. God is sovereign, and His Word will not return to Him void. May God bless you all! My thoughts and prayers shall be with you.
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 9:25 pm - Joy and Dennis Brown, Adelaide -
After learning the news last week of Ken's big set-back, we are thankful to the Lord for much better news this week that he is now back in the regular ward. We continue to pray for further recovery. It has been a long haul, and we continue to pray for all the family for continued strength, peace and certain assurance of the Lord's closeness to you all.
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 9:25 pm - Joy and Dennis Brown, Adelaide -
After learning the news last week of Ken's big set-back, we are thankful to the Lord for much better news this week that he is now back in the regular ward. We continue to pray for further recovery. It has been a long haul, and we continue to pray for all the family for continued strength, peace and certain assurance of the Lord's closeness to you all.
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 6:49 pm - Steve Reynolds Kalgoorlie WA -
Ken and Family I am not at home to check on you in person Ken, but I do log on everyday to keep updated. Keep moving forward my friend
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 3:07 pm - Karl Faase -
Hi Ken and family. I trust you are able to get past this present hurdle and move on to greater strength. Praying for you and all the family.
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 1:18 pm - Eric&May Russell -
Still praying for you all at this difficult time everyday,glad to hear you are back in the ward I picked up an infection this week my self but better today,its a long journey back,so keep trusting him he will bring you thru the storm.
Tue, 11 Aug 2009 7:47 am - Cynthia Naismith -Sydney -
Dear Ken and Lyn, My message to you at the beginning of your illness was that God would fill you with His peace . Since then, all of us having known Ken of your suffering, great difficulties and set-backs have observed the peace of God shining forth as a witness to the fact that our Heavenly Father has everything in His control. I've been thinking a lot about the happy visit to us in Scotland all those years ago and how you were determined to get yourselves and the family to Inverness that Sat. evening to be in time for the Sunday worship service........that was a great testimony in giving God HIs first place. I pray He will still bless your faithful lives in every way and especially give you complete health again soon. love from Cynthia
Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:34 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
Good news ... we keep praying. God Bless.
Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:26 pm - Mary Larkum (Marcus' friend in Burundi) -
Dear Ken, Lyn & family,
Glad to hear more encouraging news again. We continue to pray for full recovery of health and strength, and that throughout this difficult time in your lives you will know the peace of God that passes all of our understanding. I hope one day we may meet - this side of glory! Mary, Claver and others from Burundi
Mon, 10 Aug 2009 1:05 pm - Alan & Lorraine Bailey -
Continuing to pray daily and our love and thoughts are with you all.
Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:35 am - Ellings' -
Hi Ken, thinking and praying for you daily! Louise, Shane and girls.
Sun, 9 Aug 2009 1:54 pm - Bettye -
We pray on Ken as you've set us such a wonderful example of prevailing in prayer - God knows, God cares and holds us all in His hands. Lyn and family you're a doing wonderful job and we travail in prayer with you. Thank you for all the beauty you've shown to Ken and thank you for sharing so faithfully with us your family in Christ. Bettye
Sun, 9 Aug 2009 1:28 am - Beau and Wendy -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family. Hang in there and keep your eyes fixed on Him who sustains us through times such as these. It may seem like this is going on forever, but from God's point of view, it's less than the time taken to blink. It's one of those mysterious ways of God that He allows circumstances to occur in our lives which we would like to handle in our own strength and timing, but then they continue until we have no strength left, and all we have left is Him. It is during these times that the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. And then we come to really know that in ALL things God works for the good of those that love Him (Romans 8). It's not easy. Wendy and I have walked this valley ourselves, and know the pain and frustration only too well, but you do come out again, and afterwards words such as grace, love, faith, and strength have a whole new meaning and sweet aroma. He loves you guys, each and everyone of you, and He has a divine purpose in all of this. Keep trusting Him, He will not abandon you. Our love and continued prayers are with you all.
Sat, 8 Aug 2009 12:31 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
We continue to follow things closely - and to keep praying. We are asking the Lord to whatever is needed to encourage you all and to heal your Dad. Our love to you all, especially your Mum. Thanks for the updates.
Fri, 7 Aug 2009 10:48 am - Ann Brown (nee Murray) -
Hi Mr Overton. I was an ex tenant of yours in Gunns Street some years ago. Sorry to hear you have been unwell and hope that when you receive this message that things have improved. I have been watching your progress via the web and my thoughts and prayers are with you (and the family).
We are praying for you. So sorry about this set back.
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:45 pm - Keith and Patricia Saward -
What a shame to have progress reverted but keep on and climb up again. We are praying and believing you can do it. Hang on family and thinking of you Lynn
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 9:46 pm - Peter and Ruth Atkins -
Please be assured of our continuing prayer support at this, another difficult time. On Romans 8;28, Benjamin Warfield wrote:- "The fundamental thought is the universal government of God. All that comes to you is under His controlling hand. The secondary thought is the favour of God to those who love Him. If He governs all, then nothing but good can befall those to whom He would do good. Though we are too weak to help ourselves and too blind to ask for what we might need, and can only groan in unformed longings, He is the author in us of these very longings....and He will so govern all things that we shall reap only good from all that befalls us." May thew Lord bless and keep you all.
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 8:57 pm - FRANK & ALMA SMITH (Via Jenny) Gold Coast -
Mum and Dad are so sorry to hear that your Dad has relapsed again. We will continue praying for him, for your Mum and all the family. We can't imagine what you have all been through since March but know that God will continue to be by your side - he will never leave you.
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 8:34 pm - Paul & Cynthia Arnold -
So sorry to hear the latest news. We are praying that the God of all peace and all comfort will be your strength at this time.
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 8:15 pm - Robert & Helen Graham -
Our hearts go out to you all in this roller coaster ride that doesn't seem to end. I wish there was more we could do. Shalom
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 7:41 pm - Ken and Beth Allen -
Ken, Lyn and family, you do not know us, but we heard about your serious illness through Gideon friends, Colin and Glenda. We have been reading all the updates for weeks, and keep you in our prayers daily. This is the first time we have left a message, but just wanted you to know that there are so many people upholding you in prayer, even people you don't know and people who live quite a distance away (we live in Geelong). "Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 6:52 pm - Brett & Sue Whiteley -
We are thinking of you all and you can be assured of our prayers and support.
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 3:16 pm - John & Julie Smith - Devonport -
Thank you for the updates to which we have only just had access. Our heart cry to God is that He will come in glory and power and perform a miracle of healing for you, Ken. We continue our loving prayer support for you, Ken and Lyn and all the family.
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:43 pm - Andrew and Virgie Cox, Gold Coast -
Dear Ken and Lyn, We have been watching your progress continually and bringing you before our Heavenly Father, He knows best but it is painful for all of us to especially family to see this step backwards which reminds us that God's ways are not always our ways but He is in control and He knows what is best. Our thoughts and prayers. Nic thanks for the updates.
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 11:53 am - David Holland & Ellen Watts -
We continue our prayers for you and for the staff at LGH who are providing medical care. Dave & Ellen
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 11:04 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
We continue to especially pray for you Ken and Lyn. We trust that this bleeding will cease soon. Thank you for the updates, Nic
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 9:28 am - Raelene Neander (nee. Walters) -
Hi Ken and Lyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Will be praying everytime I have a quiet with Jesus, that His healing touch will be upon your life. I love my cousins. (((HUGS))) xoxo
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 8:36 am - Claire & Alison Wherrett -
Our thoughts & prayers continue to be with Ken, Lyn & all the family. Shalom, Alison & Claire
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 8:35 am - Mark & Caroline Seaton -
Hello Ken, It was only by chance I heard of your illness. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Lyn & your extended family. I hope every day is a better one for you & your recovery is quicker than it has been. Stay positive Ken & focus on all the good things in your life, trust in your god, I am sure he will bring you through this. As we both know, life is a journey & this is going to be a hiccup. I think for you, the best is yet to come. You are one of the most decent people I know & look up to, a man who live what he believes, there are not many like you out there & we can ill affords to lose you to this world. Hang in there mate, Our Love & best wishes for you & your family.........Mark & Caroline
Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:11 am - Mike Jopson -
So sorry to hear that Ken is back in ICU. Feel for you all as a family, in particular Lyn with Ken having come so far & now this set back. Thoughts & prayers are with him & you all.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:41 pm - Warren and Kahtie Morse -
This is a real set back and we will continute to pray that you all will be given the Lord's peace and courage as this trial drags on. With our love and prayers for God's healing touch, Warren and Kathie
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:10 pm - Janice E-D, Pete & Sophie Didlick -
We have prayed for you regularly, and over the past week especially so, and are saddened to hear that things are still not right inside you. Staying positive in the midst of pain is a very big ask. If we were in your situation, what would be your advice to us? You would tell us that the Lord is in control and He holds our future in His hands. For you this week Ken we pray that in your mind and emotions you will have a mountain-top experience with God, regardless of what is happening in your body. Love to you, and to you too Lyn. J, P & S
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:08 pm - Rod & Freda Clark -
Ken you will be in our prayers & thoughts.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:53 pm - Narelle Williams -
Praying for you Ken and also for Lyn and all the family.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:44 pm - Lynne Van Leeuwen -
Goodness, how much more will you have to endure, Ken? You must be tired. However, I am SO grateful for your strength and witness despite your illness. I continue with my simple way of praying for you. Much love to you all.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:30 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
We are thinking of you Lyn and your family. He is in good hands. All our love Jedda & Kim
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:29 pm - Beth and Dirk -
We send our love and will commit the situation to prayer
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 9:57 pm - Gordon, Dianne and Family -
Thinking of you at this time, we know it feel likes a set back but our God is faithful, our love and prayers are with you all.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 9:44 pm - Allan, Kathy, Mark & Ben Dunkley -
Dad & Anne just phoned with the news - we are praying hard for you all and trust that all will turn out well in this latest setback. Keep strong and remember that God's everlasting arms are all around you and underneath you throughout all of this. We think of you often and remember you in our prayers. Special love to you Lyn - you are amazing in the way you have handled the last few months. We know God will give you the strength to endure this latest trial. Much love to you all, Allan, Kathy & boys.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 9:41 pm - Kim Loane -
Caught up with Colin and Glenda today in Sydney after many, many years and learnt much of what has been happening. He directed me to this site and I've read of your challenging journey and progress. My very best wishes to you and your family at this time. Will be thinking of you.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 9:39 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
We're still praying with you - we love you all too much not to. We don't know the future, but He does. Our special love to your Mum.
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 8:46 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
We arer and will be praying. Thank you for keeping us informed - we really do appreciate it. We will be praying especially for your Mum, too. God is able! God Bless
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 12:24 pm - Becky Phil and Lucy -
Lyn Ken and family members ....You continue to be all in our thoughts and prayers . Miss you Ken each Sunday at church. Hope to visit you this Friday .
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 10:26 am - dianne and Robert Atkinson -
so sorry to hear this news----- what a battle!
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 7:51 am - Annette Treloar -
thinking of you and your family ....love from annette ron nathan steven nicholas
Tue, 4 Aug 2009 3:10 pm - Ray & Margaret -
Hang in there Ken & Lyn and Family. We are still praying often and will continue to until we see you fully recovered.
Tue, 4 Aug 2009 12:16 pm - Vince & Heather -
We were saddened by the report of bleeding and are remembering you with renewed focus as tests are done. You must be so tired of all the ups and downs and wondering when it will end! May you know a special measure of God's love and grace at this time. We prayed especially for you at the pastors' gathering today and trust to see some positive steps towards recovery. Blessings from us all.
Mon, 3 Aug 2009 11:44 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Hi Ken It was great to visit with you yesterday, even thought it was short. Hope all goes well with your tests tomorrow. We are always thinking of you and Lyn. Chin up. All our love Kim & Jedda
Mon, 3 Aug 2009 9:43 pm - Joy van Namen -
Still with you in prayer, with you for the long haul. Aren't you glad Father God doesn't ever lack in stamina and patience nor does He ever give up, even when we are faithless, He remains faithful.
Mon, 3 Aug 2009 9:29 pm - Bill and Gwen Johnson -
Continually following your progress, Ken,and staying with you in prayer, Bill and Gwen
Mon, 3 Aug 2009 8:28 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
Hi guys, please know that I am continually praying for Ken's healing. I understand totally how sometimes we can look so well when the reality is very different. Love to you all.
Mon, 3 Aug 2009 7:20 pm - Rodney and Miriam Deverell -
We continue to pray for you Ken, Lyn and family, daily while we are still away. Thankyou for taking the time to do the updates, really appreciated.
Sat, 1 Aug 2009 8:21 pm - Kelvin & Priscilla Hamilton -
Hello Ken, what wonderful new photos.....great to see the old familiar smile back!!!!! Lots of love to you both xxxxxxx
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 9:51 am - michial and leanne spaulding -
will be praying for you all this sabbath at 11.45 am at church , well done good and faithful servants , keep smiling,, love mick and leanne
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 7:40 am - Darren, Catherine, Lisa and Isaac -
Dear Uncle Ken
It was lovely being able to visit you whilst we were in Tasmania. I wish we lived closer so that we could visit you more often.
The other night Isaac was tucked up in bed when we heard the word "amen" from his bedroom. Darren went in and asked what he was praying. Isaac's response was "I was praying for Uncle Ken and Lewis"
You and Aunty Lyn are still continually in our thoughts and in our prayers. We love you Uncle Ken and Aunty Lyn
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 7:01 am - Wallace & Marjory -
Thanks for the updated photos - we can thank and praise the Lord for bringing you thus far Ken and we are praying that in the coming week there will be a "big improvement" in your physical condition so you can do rehab - eat a little extra every day so you gain strength. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 9th August. Our love and prayers are always for you Ken, Lyn, Nick & Nat, Andrew & Stephanie, Justin & Naomi & Vanessa as you continue each day passing through this difficult journey.
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:22 pm - Kelli and Jeremy Hobbs -
The Lord brought your names into my heart this evening and I have to confess I haven't been checking on your Dad's progress as regularly as I had been earlier on. Please pass on our encouragement to your Dad and Mum, and let them know that again, the Lord is using them and their circumstances to impact people beyond what they could imagine. Our love to all of you guys.
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 6:40 pm - Bettye -
Dear KEN, Our love and prayers are continuing for you and yours as you face this incredible journey. Be sure God knows, God understands and God only wants the very best for you. We hold you close in His love and pray for a fresh outpouring of blessing in every aspect of your life. Bettye
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:04 am - Phil and Norma -
Dear Ken and Lyn, we continue to pray and thank God for you recovery.We understand that your progress is slow but encourage you to trust in our Lord.We look forward to seeing you in full health again. love to you and the family x
Hi Ken - continuing to pray for you - for recovery from this bug, progress with rehab, and the patience to wait on God's timing which must be very hard not only for you but your family also. Our love to you all.
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 9:56 pm - Helen & Owen -
Hi Ken, It's always good to check in on your progress! Owen and I are leaving for Norway next week to walk the mountains Steve climbed and to see the fiords etc., Steve always saw God in His creation and was always in awe of Him. We miss Steve so much and after all the debate surrounding his death, we, like you, are left to accept the mystery of God's will. We wonder like you, how your illness can bring glory to God, and yet it does. Please pray for us as we go. We are loaded up with Bibles and Steve's famous email. In all of this we want to glorify God. So we will keep praying and asking for healing for you and trust that it will come quickly. However, like us, you need strength to continue the journey don't you? May the Lord truly bless your days. Warm Christian greetings and love to your family. Helen & Owen
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 5:53 pm - Elizabeth Boultbee -
Dear Ken. It's great to see that you are out of ITU and have commenced some rehab - the hard bit! Please know that I will continue to pray for you, Lyn and the family as you continue to recover. xx
Hello Ken, well look at you, so wonderful to see your face again!! This website has been such a blessing to us to watch your healing from our wonderful Lord. We pray for a supernatural strength for you as you begin your phisio & that daily you will experience God's grace. We love you both. xxxxxxx
Sun, 26 Jul 2009 9:59 am - Peter and Libbie Bennett -
Our love and prayers to you Ken, Lynn and your family. Pray that you may be blessed and encourage each day. Wonderful to hear of your progress. God is Good
Sat, 25 Jul 2009 5:02 pm - Terri Spottiswoode -
Ken,I continue to pray for you and Lyn that you may indeed know God's comfort and strength as you face these trials in your life. God has promised never to give us more than we can bear. With David we can say "I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. y help cometh from the Lord" Where would we be without our Saviour. My prayers for you now are being lifted up from NZ but we of course know that our wonderful God hears us no matter where we are. With Love to you and Lyn. Terri.
Fri, 24 Jul 2009 8:27 pm - Dianne & Des Brown -
Continuing to pray for strength and patience for you all, good to follow the updates.
Dear Ken, Lyn & family, It was fantastic to see you Lyn and vanessa at the weekend all the best with your rehab just take one day at a time and you will get there i am so sure. You have an incredable family and i know they will be there every step of the way. We both wish you well. Sheryl and Mike
Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:58 pm - Jenni and Les Gainer -
Our Dear Ken How good to hear that you have now moved into Rehab. We know the road ahead is a tough one - uphill all the way - but we also know that our God who has sustained you and brought you through to this point, against all odds, will continue to surprise, strengthen and support you as you take each step. We are continuing to carry you in our thoughts and prayers, as well as all your precious family as they continue to journey with you. With all our love ffom us to you - Jenni and Les and family
Thu, 23 Jul 2009 8:36 am - PETER & MARILYN HOPKINS -
HI KEN,WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HEAR OF YOUR STEADY PROGRESS TO A RETURN OF GOOD HEALTH.I AM PLANNING TO COME OVER IN EARLY SEPTEMBER TO SEE YOU.IN THE MEANTIME KEEP YOUR CHIN UP.LOVE TO YOU AND ALL THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS. PETE & MARILYN
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:57 pm - Mary Larkum (Marcus' friend in Burundi) -
Hi Ken I haven't been in touch for a while, but we have been praying for you and will continue to do so however long it takes for you to fully recover. We are praying for the family too. God bless you all. With love in Jesus, Mary
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:42 am - Jedda & Kim Mainwaring -
Hi Krn Way to go, Rehab that's great. Work hard, we know the rewards will be small at first but we are sure you will start to make big leaps and your progress will be seen by others more so than your self at first. cheers, think of you and your family Jedda & Kim
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 5:18 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
Queensland Safari team pray regularly for Ken and the family.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:52 am - Paul Grubb -
Hi Ken By now your family will probably be passing these messages onto you regularly. Having kept up with your progress each week it is good to read that your are moving forward and are now in the rehap ward. From what is said you are hopefully pleased with your progress and I could understand if you were also somewhat frustrated at times. Keep moving forward and I look forward to seeing you soon. Remember when the hard work is going on, rest if you may but don't you quit. See you soon PG
We are delighted with your Dad's obvious progress, but we are still feeling very much for him and your Mum in the light of all that will lie ahead, and we will be praying as you suggest. We also feel that the Lord has certainly been good, and I guess the best word I can think of for right now is "Ebenezer" -""Hitherto hath the Lord helped us" (forgive the King James 1 Samuel 7:12, but I just love it!), and let me add my own word ... "Henceforth we KNOW He will!!". The God who lived in Samuel's day is just the same to-day, and I feel sure He must have some very special things in mind for you all, in spite of the hardness of the road ahead. When deep difficulty and perhaps even darkness comes in the coming days, I pray you will all be able to follow the injunction of Isaiah 50:10, "Who is among you that fears the Lord, that obeys the voice of His servant, that walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God". Please give our special love to your Dad and your Mum - they have been, and continue to be such a blessing and example to us, and we thank God for them and their friendship over so many years now ... and for you kids too - you are such an inspiration - God bless you!!
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 8:28 pm - Andrew,Kathryn, April & Meg Peters -
Dear Ken,Lyn, and family, We are still with you all on this one, praying for you daily, that our God will grant you sufficient grace, peace, strength, and encouragement for each day. He has,is, and will continue to hear your prayers, our prayers and the prayers of your great and extended family for your continual recovery.Be encouraged from Ps 68v13, "Though you have lien among the pots, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold. Love, Andrew & Kathryn, April & Meg
Thu, 16 Jul 2009 2:50 pm - David And Trisha Smith -
Ken - we continue to pray for you. Our Lord is still with you, trust Him.
I would really like to encourage you on this tough road that you are travelling. I don't know what its like to be in your shoes, but we as a family are continuing to uphold you in prayer Ken. I've been reading a book called The Shack, and it's an amazing book. When you are well enough to read, try it sometime. Your recovery so far has been a miracle Ken, and God can keep that miracle going. Believe that He can. Remember Isaiah 40:31, and keep soaring. Love to you and all the family, Janice xxx
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 8:01 pm - John and Jane Elmer -
Dear Ken and Families, We continue to pray daily for you for patience, healing, courage and a deepening faith in our loving Father God.We trust you all into His Hands, With our love and prayers, Jane and John
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 6:29 pm - Dennis and Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Hello Ken & Lyn & family. We continue to uphold you and praise Him for the samll steps towards recovery. It was great to know Ken had a cappuccino even if he didn't cope with it. We have enjoyed a few cappuccino's and cake together in the past and look forward to it again when we come over in November. We trust in our Lord and Saviour to continue to heal and strengthen you. Psalm 34
Hello Ken & Lyn & family. We have been following closely your journey Ken and Pray for you often & give God the praise for each step forward. As an encouragement to you all, this morning at Kuraby, Eric & May Russell were able to be out with us and he was strong enough to stand up & walk to the front of the Chapel & share some of his journey with us during the Breaking of Bread Meeting & encouraged us that no matter what we are going through, the Lord is there with you & especially with him in ICU & during treatment over the last 6 months. Praise God for His goodness, faithfulness & care of Eric over these many months. He also challenged all present to make sure they were ready to meet their Maker as we don't know what may befalls us & it good be too late. Love to you all & thank you Nic for the updates & your faithfulness in keeping us all posted.
We have been watching things closely, and are thrilled! We praise God, not only for what He is doing in your Dad, but obviously what He is doing in each of us (both you and us!) as a result of your Dad's sickness - and the timing of his complete recovery will be perfect ... just watch and see!! We thank God for you and continue to pray especially for your Mum ... bless you Lyn, you re an inspiration! We are praying for the special gift of the grace of patience, and continuing complete healing and spiritual growth. What an amazing God we have!! I would never do things the way He does, but though I don't understand His ways, I honestly do believe they ARE perfect. No wonder we love Him!!
Fri, 10 Jul 2009 8:05 pm - Cymone -
Great to see you last week it made me feel better seeing you and knowing you are on the mend.love Cymone and Family
Fri, 10 Jul 2009 12:18 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Sorry we've been absent for a little while. Great to hear of Ken's progress since our last visit....won't be long and the cappuccino's will sit comfortably once more....something to really look forward to! Thinking of you all. Peter & Leonie
Thu, 9 Jul 2009 10:51 pm - Jenni and Les Gainer -
Continuing to pray for you our dear friend. May God give you the strength you need for every moment throughout the days ahead in all the stages of your recovery. We know He will equip you and sustain you Love to you and Lyn and all the family from all of us here in Sydney
Thu, 9 Jul 2009 7:14 pm - Beris Konetschnik -
I'm so sorry for you Ken and the family, when recovery is so difficult and long and exhausting and frustrating and painful. It can only be done one day at a time. Don't expect more of your body than it's ready for; be gentle with it; and know that when the time is right, your body will respond with fresh life and optimism. May God walk with you during this difficult journey, and love you with all gentleness. My love to you and the family.
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:32 pm - Helen & Owen -
Just to say we still pray for your total recovery and for strength each day. Love...the Andertons
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 8:27 pm - malcom -
kenny boy I seen the pictures of you, I thought it was an old lady. hahahahhahaha. My sister said to say 'hello' she has been thinking of you. I need you to get home Kenny, how am I going to learn about God's Word, your the only cank that seems to be able to help me understand His Word. You take care my friend and we will catch up when you get out. If you are desperate for visitors call your old pal Mal ... CYA
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 5:28 pm - Abbey Kelly -
Hello Mr Overton, it's been a long time since I've seen you and I miss you. I hope you keep getting better - real quick!!!!!!!!
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:32 am - Jan Badcock -
Hi Ken, Imagine how great the glory yet to be revealed is if our present sufferings are not to be compared with it! Don't lose heart, this fiery trial will produce fruit - is already producing fruit- as those of us who pray for you are already thanking God for bringing you this far, and sustaining you with patience and peace.
Tue, 7 Jul 2009 2:55 pm - Phil and Norma -
Goes without saying Ken and Lyn. We lift you in our prayers and will continue. We are pleased you are progressing Ken and headed to that complete healing..a day at a time xxxx
Tue, 7 Jul 2009 10:36 am - Jedda & kim Mainwaring -
Hi Ken, Keep your chin up and keep working hard with your rehab. Give hour love to your family and Lyn. When we are next in Launceston we would love to vist if you are up to it. but we will ring first. Love Jedda & Kim
Tue, 7 Jul 2009 8:43 am - Karl Faase -
Thanks for the continued updates. Praise God for the steady recovery Ken is making. We continue to pray for and think of you all often
Tue, 7 Jul 2009 8:39 am - Esley and Gwynneth -
Dear Ken and Lyn. Thinking of you and continuing to pray for you. Encouraged by God's faithfulness and your patience in suffering.
Mon, 6 Jul 2009 8:00 pm - Her & Margaret Meinel -
It is so good to see Ken's progress; we will contiue to pray fervently for daily strength, perseverence and healing. Our special thoughts and prayers for you Lyn and all the family.
Mon, 6 Jul 2009 5:29 pm - Louise and Shane -
Hi Ken, so pleased everything is sounding so positive. Continue getting stronger each day and we'll soon see you out of there. Keep your chin up !! Louise and Shane
Sat, 4 Jul 2009 1:38 pm - Jean and Richard Hill -
We are so glad to know that you really are on the road to recovery and we will see you back along the Hawley foreshore in the not too distant future. Keep smiling and kindest regards to you and Lyn
Sat, 4 Jul 2009 1:32 pm - Steve and Levina Hext -
We continue to pray for you Ken and for your family, as your journey continues. We have a great God who can do marvellous things. Continue to trust in Him.
Sat, 4 Jul 2009 8:20 am - Don Hay -
Dear Ken, Your faith and courage in this trial and adversity is an inspiration and encouragement to us all. Love and blessings to you.
We continue to pray daily for your recovery, Uncle Ken, and that the Lord will give you the needed strength and patience as you go through your daily routines and trials. Thinking of and praying for you too, Auntie Lyn, and all the family. Glad to hear of the positive progress and reports. Love to you all.
Fri, 3 Jul 2009 5:27 pm - dianne and robert Atkinson -
Hope the results are positive Still thinking about you
Thu, 2 Jul 2009 6:46 am - JACK AND WIN CHRISTIE -
We, WITH YOU ALL,PRAISE THE lORD FOR YOUR PROGRESS . Hidden IN THE HOLLOW OF His HANDS,SURROUNDED BY hIS LOVE & THAT NONE CAN PLUCK US FROM Him, what re-assurance. Our continued remembrances and use of the ROYAL TELEPHONE often! OUR God is ablew and He will.
Thu, 2 Jul 2009 6:46 am - JACK AND WIN CHRISTIE -
We, WITH YOU ALL,PRAISE THE lORD FOR YOUR PROGRESS . Hidden IN THE HOLLOW OF His HANDS,SURROUNDED BY hIS LOVE & THAT NONE CAN PLUCK US FROM Him, what re-assurance. Our continued remembrances and use of the ROYAL TELEPHONE often! OUR God is ablew and He will.
Wed, 1 Jul 2009 6:35 pm - Mary Levett (Port Sorell First Response) -
Dear Ken.Lyn and Family, 15 weeks has gone by since seeing you on our First Response call out I have not been on your site for a couple of weeks. Praise the Lord what a Great and Mighty God we have. I am pleased to hear and SEE you up and about I will keep praying for you and your family.
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 1:43 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Wow Ken - we are thrilled about your progress so far. Keep woorking hard at rehab, we know the road is long and will be very hard at times, but you must look back at where you have come from. We are thinking about you Ken, Lyn and your family, Love Kim & Jedda
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:08 pm - Diane & John Kelly -
Do hope your return to good health continues to be positive. Our thoughts have been with you and your family. Our warmest wishes.
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 8:46 pm - Tom, Gwenda & boys -
Still thinking and praying for you continually. Little Thomas wants to see Uncle in hospital but doesn't understand it would require a plane trip! Reminds us every mealtime to thank the Lord for the food and to pray for Uncle Ken! Keep going Uncle Ken - what a long road it has been but we know the Lord is giving you the strength and patience to cope in these days of rehabilitation. Love to you all xxx
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 4:42 pm - David and Meryl Dawson, Melbourne -
What good news. Each day now we see some progression. Praise God. Keep fighting Ken. We are cheering for you!! Our love to all
Sun, 28 Jun 2009 9:06 pm - John and Kaye Eyles -
Dear Ken, we continue to pray for you and your family every day.You are a special brother.
Sun, 28 Jun 2009 5:49 pm - Alan and Lorraine Bailey -
We are so pleased to read good news and see that God has answered prayer. Now for some more!
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 8:05 pm - Robert and Leanne Murphy -
Praise the Lord for every blessing. It is so exciting to read the reports on your progress Ken. It sounds like you are moving along nicely. Be encouraged as you receive His strengthening each day. Our prayer are for you and all you family.
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 1:32 pm - Marg, Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Wow, Ken - you're going ahead in leaps and bounds! Great to hear that you've been able to do so much in the last week. It must really spur you on! Love to you, Lynnie and the clan.
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 12:44 pm - Brett & Sue and Family -
We are thrilled with your progress and delight in God's obvious embrace of you and your family. Hope to visit again soon.
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:48 am - Alan and Janine Moule from Adelaide -
Looks like God has some important work for you.He has'nt decided to retire you just yet! Stay strong and take one day at a time. He is our strength and our life. We all continue to keep you before the throne of God. God Bless, Alan and Janine Moule
Fri, 26 Jun 2009 9:14 pm - Dion and Judi Scott -
It was great catching up with you yesterday. Hope our chat encouraged you. One day at a time. Take care and all the best to Lyn and your family
Fri, 26 Jun 2009 9:10 am - John & Margaret Brown -
We are both very happy that Ken is progressing so well and we hope that Lyn keeps well during this traumatic time for her.
Thu, 25 Jun 2009 4:05 pm - Dallas Cowan in Best st Devonport -
Ken, Thanks to Farank & Gina Atkinson next door I have had the chance to keep in touch with your progress through this wonderful family site. Wonderful to hear your progress. Keep up the good work.We all give praise to the Good Lord for your progress. Peace be with you. Dallas & Nancy Cowan
Thu, 25 Jun 2009 9:30 am - Frank and Alma Smith - Gold Coast via Jenny -
Great news Ken that you are out of ICU and in a room of your own and doing so well - isn't God good. Mum and Dad are thrilled to hear of your continued progress. They send their love to you and Lyn and all the family.
Thu, 25 Jun 2009 7:25 am - Geoff and Pam Cameron -
A Truly remarkable recovery to this point Ken.To God be the Glory, great to see you slowly moving forward.Allways thought your silver hair could go a further shade of silver. We continue to pray with the many other friends for your complete recovery,and a sense of peace and expectation to you your wife and the Overton family.
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:37 pm - Les and Jenni Gainer - Sydney -
Our Dear Ken What a privilege it was for us to be able to visit with you in ICU last week - the timing was God's. It was a delight for us to witness several of your major milestones and to see God's healing power so evident. Leaving was hard, but we continue to carry you in our prayers day by day. This latest news is so encouraging!!!!! and we know that with your continued courage and God's strength the small steps forward will soon see you at the next stage of recovery in rehab. May God continue to watch over you all as you enjoy a special awareness of His great love for you, and a deep assurance of His supernatural power. All Glory to His name!! Lyn - it was so lovely spending time with you and also catching up with some of your precious family (we would love to have seen you all). Love from all our family. oooooooo
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 9:42 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Pleased to hear that you are out of intensive care what remarkable news Lots of love XXXXX
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 9:09 pm - Derek & Helene Morse -
Greetings from Alice Springs. It is so good to hear of your continued improvement and we will continue to pray for you Ken. Thanks to the family for your dedication and regular updates. Lyn, may you and your family continue to experience God's peace in your lives during this trying time. God bless you all. Love Derek & Helene
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 7:22 pm - Julie and Michael Weeks -
Wonderful news, so exciting to see such huge improvement. Praise God for the progress and continued healing. We continue to value the updates, and to cheer you on Ken - one day at a time, just focus on today.
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 6:46 pm - Cristina Fairley and family -
What fantastic news!!! God bless you Ken and all your family. We will keep praying!!!
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 10:02 am - john knowles -
Keep up the good work Ken great to see improvement you are making every day.
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:30 am - Sarina Jessup -
So great to read that you are progressing well. A move out of ICU is certainly a huge step forward in the right direction. Will look forward to seeing you back in Devonport next time I am home. Thoughts and prayers continue.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 9:12 pm - Gavin Baldwin and Helen Lamb -
We were so pleased to see Ken moving about. I know what an enormous mile stone that is. It feels great to be able to walk again. It will spurmhim on no end. We both send him our love, please anyone pass that on for us, thanks.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 3:02 pm - Sharon Moreton and Graeme Milburn -
Hi Ken, We keep checking from time to time to see how you are getting on and are very glad to hear that its all sounding very posative for you and that you are on the way to recovery. Dad is looking forward to taking you for a bike ride he said. Sharon Moreton and Graeme Milburn
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 1:51 pm - Andrew & Virgie Cox (Gold Coast) -
The photos and video are marvellous. Great news about leaving the ICU, trusting the Lord for your full recovery. Our love to Lyn and the whole family.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 10:34 am - Peter & Avis Colgrave -
What fantastic news!!! Praise be to God, and we continue to pray for you Ken, Lyn & all the family. Looking forward to your complete recovery.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 9:41 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
Great to hear and see your progress Ken. I inwardly felt a turning point for you some time ago. Now it's a reality. Interestingly we were reading about praying without doubting this morning. We pray on and thank the Lord. Thanks for the update pics Nic, they are good. God will continue to bless the Overton family! K & M
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 9:32 am - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
Lovely to see you on the weekend and share the healing and exciting milestones of your recovery with you. Lyn and Vanessa, thanks for spending time with me - it was good to catch up. Nice to see all the great nieces and nephew too - thanks guys! Keep flying Ken!
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 9:21 am - Joan Hammond -
Praise God for His grace and mercy. Ken doesn't know me but I know Nick and through him I( have been praying. it is wonderful to see the improvement in Ken and the faithfulness of his family and friends. Many blessings Love Joan
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 7:37 am - Gordon, Diannne and Family -
hey this is great news, Its funny how we all feel that sense of relief for the significance of this progress. Hang in there mate - you keep getting stronger day by day and the "Kelly's" along with so many others will continue to uphold you and your family in prayer. Praise the Lord for His mercies are new every morning!
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:50 pm - Helen & Owen -
Praise God from whom all blessings flow............ FANTASTIC NEWS, how lovely to see you smiling. Keep pushing on Ken, those grandies need you!! Hugs all round.......
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:00 pm - Dennis -
You legend Ken.I don't think i know of any one who has had so many people praying for them.Great outcome so far after a long, long journey.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 9:30 pm - Noel and Julie Sims (Brisbane) -
We are so thrilled to hear of Ken's progress, especially recently and give thanks to God who so graciously has answered our prayers.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 9:15 pm - Phil and Norma -
We are stoked Ken,Lyn and extended family.We also acknowledge that we have an amazingly faithful God and we praise and thank Him for this good news. We couldn't have asked for better. We will conntinue to lift you in our prayers and look forward to hearing that you will be home very soon :)
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 8:36 pm - Tony and Jenny Sutton -
We rejoice with thanksgiving and gladness in our hearts for all of you for the encouraging progress reported tonight
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 8:34 pm - Jan and Bryan -
God is good.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 8:34 pm - Alwyn & Sharon Suggate & family -
Praise the Lord for the great news of today!! We continue to pray for you all and look forward to hearing more progress over the coming weeks. With love & prayers...
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 8:09 pm - Mary Jones -
How encouraging to get the update tonight! Praise God from whom all blessings flow. We will continue to pray for Ken's complete recovery and for each family member to be strengthened as the days go by.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 6:17 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
The MMM team we are working with here at Dalby have been praying along with us and will be delighted to here the progress being made. we will keep praying that each day Ken will continue in that direction enjoying many more 'roast turkey' meals. special love to Lyn.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 1:34 pm - Eric&May Russell -
Good to hear that Ken is making progress,we continue to pray for you all I had a good report last week all is clear dont go back until Sept PTL.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 1:32 pm - David Holland & Ellen Watts (Canberra) -
Our prayers are with you and also for the Doctors and Nurses and all staff at LGH looking after you. (Dave & Ellen)
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:56 am - Gregg & Beth McNair - Thailand -
PTL for the recent progress!..love to all GnB
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 8:29 am - pat and kevin Langmaid -
Its so good to see you walking Ken God bless
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 9:39 pm - Tim & Linda, Benjamin, Daniel & Melanie -
It was so good to be able to drop in and see "Missa O'tin" in person today while we were in Launie - and to sense the very real atmosphere of peace and restfulness. Still hard to believe you've been in bed for 97 days, Ken (as you said, only God could give that kind of patience!), but we're sure you'll be aiming to give the walking frame a decent work-out over the next few weeks as you keep improving your strength. God's grace is all you need - He'll do everything you can't, and more.
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 7:40 pm - Margaret Westerbeek -
Dear Ken and Lynette, Thank you both for sending me and our girls your Helping Sympathy Words in yoyr card to us. Ken you have done us so much Good, coming up to our Home and listening and talking. Thank You. and Ken, ask God to make you stronger, so you can help again His people.Strenght to You Both.
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 5:51 pm - all alcea's family -
thinking and praying 4 all your improvments and that u keep moving forward... lots love
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 4:51 pm - Theo Gray -
Thanks for putting the pictures up, really appreciate that...
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 4:41 pm - Margie, Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Hi Ken, Really good to see the clip of you walking. I couldn't help but be taken back to the video of Lynette taking her first few steps. It's quite unusual that you have BOTH been taken on such a traumatic experience in terms of your health. It's wonderful to know that you are growing stronger and more able each day. I was particularly encouraged to hear that you're eating again. Love to you, Lynette and the family.
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 4:08 pm - Vince & Heather -
Thanks for putting the photos on the site. It means so much just to be able to see Ken, and we continue to uphold all of the family through this ordeal.
We are thinking of Ken and wish him a speedy recovery to full health. Our thoughts are with the whole Overton family.
Sun, 21 Jun 2009 1:58 pm - Tom and June -
Dear Ken. It was so good to see you the other day. We praise the Lord for your improvement, and are trusting Him for a full recovery. Love from us both.
Sat, 20 Jun 2009 3:58 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
Hi Ken "One day at a time sweet Jesus, that's all I'm asking of You, just give me the strength to do everyday what I have to do. Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine, Lord help me today, show me the way, one day at a time. Remember this one Ken?
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 9:56 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Hi Ken, Keep up the rehab, it sounds like it is going great. Just remember you have to crawl before you walk, so just be patience and take one day at a time. Love Jedda & Kim
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 9:02 pm - Stuart & Karen -
Great news guys. We are in hot Darwin at the moment and not envying you the colder weather. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 3:00 pm - Narelle -
Praying for you as you keep on improving and having the physio. Narelle, Micah and Malachi.
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 2:01 pm - Shane and Louise -
Hi Ken, sounds like you are moving in the right direction! Keep on going mate, you are doing a fantastic job.Best wishes to you and all your family, blessings Shane, Louise & girls x
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:02 am - Bettye -
Ken you have always been the most faith filled and encouraging person to expect the most amazing miracles from our God. Your life and your gifts have made so much difference to many lives and yet you have been so unassuming about it. May you rest in His love and know that the prayers of God's people worldwide are holding you up in faith every step (literally) of the way. All our love Bettye
Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:57 am - Peter & Leonie -
More progress in the right direction, what a blessing. Keep going Ken, take strength from your amazing support, family, friends and faith. Just one step at a time and one foot in front of the other....keep going. Peter & Leonie
Hi to all of you dear friends. GOOD NEWS and we thank our Heavenly Father for all the progress to date. With you all we trust Him to continue His love, care & blessings every day. Great to see you Nick today with your dear wife & children. It gave me a real thrill to see your happiness together. Our love in Jesus our Lord.
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 8:05 pm - Greg K & Julie S-K -
May we never doubt the power of prayer and our faithful God who hears us. We are continuing to pray for our dear friend Kenny and all the family and to read of his good progress. Thank you for all the updates. Love G & J xx
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 4:33 pm - Kong and Jia -
Thank God who has been faithful to us. . We are so happy for you all that Ken is moving forward, and We continue to remember you all in our prayers. Never give up, Ken, I am sure Lyn has been through all this, and you can too! (with GOd's help) :) take care and best wishes
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 1:15 pm - Dennis and Joy Brown Adelaide -
We continue to pray for Ken and all the family, and today we can give praise and thanks to the Lord for the news that things "continue to be positive", and we do pray for that progression to continue. Please pass on our love to Ken, and especially to Lyn.
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 7:58 am - Jan and Bryan -
Walking with you each day, in every sense.
........"Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 6:26 am - Darryl & Trish Bailey -
We have been monitoring Ken's progress since we first heard about his illness at the end of March and it is very pleasing that he is starting to move in the right direction. We have only met Ken a couple of times but something like this really hits home as he always looked so fit and healthy!
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 9:55 pm - Phil and Norma -
We are with you because you mean so much to us and we are here for the long haul. So very pleased that you are up and walking Ken, it must be a joy to Lyn and the "Kids" to see you on your feet.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 7:29 pm - Leigh and Marie Minehan -
Like many others we do follow your journey and pray for you all.May you find strength and encouragement for each day.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 1:58 pm - Lee & Jane Whiteley -
We remain quiet in the background but checking the updates regularly. We continue to think and pray about your situation and uphold you before God.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 1:17 pm - Ken Bornstein The Roseman -
Sorry to hear your having a rough trot Ken. You are in me and my families thoughts and prayers. Your a fighter and will make it.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:19 am - Theo Gray -
Its always good to here & read encouraging news. Keep up the good work you guys.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 7:11 am - David Grey -
Praise God for your continued healing Ken. In faith and through our struggle only God proves all things are possible. We continue to uphold you in prayer as we trust in our Lord. Be encouraged and affirmed.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 8:08 pm - Tim & Linda, Benjamin, Daniel & Melanie -
Letting you know that you are all still in our thoughts and prayers - you're a regular feature of night-time prayers with the kids, Ken; Melanie (nearly 2) pipes up every night with "O'tin!" meaning "Mr Overton" when we're sharing prayer points for the day. Great to hear of improvement again.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 5:53 pm - Michelle -
Hi Ken great to hear things are improving for you...we all miss you for coffees at dockside and hoping to see you back there very soon have the decaf waiting....take care
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 5:48 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
Hi there, again it's truly amazing what God is doing. Sometimes progress does seem small, but how wonderful to look back and see how far things really have progressed. I keep praying . . .
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 3:41 pm - Ivan & Lynette Gregory -
Greetings from Zambia, Ken we have been following your progress even with the challenges of internet in Zambia. We are praising God for His goodness and faithfulness to you and we continue to pray for your healing. May you know His continuing peace and presence as you walk this difficult journey. We uplift all your family as well. God bless
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 2:16 pm - Roger and Jeunesse Clist -
Ken, we are following your journey with interest, affection, and prayer. We have happy memories of close contact in the 60's and 70's - very precious memories, indeed! Best wishes from Auckland.
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:29 pm - Helen & Owen -
Great to hear of the few metres walk! each day will increase the distance. Hugs all round, NEVER give up and we will all keep praying.
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:05 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Good news ------ good to catch up at the weekend keep up the good work!!
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:05 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Good news ------ good to catch up at the weekend keep up the good work!!
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 9:59 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
Good news, and praise God. Do give our love to your Mum and Dad, and the rest of the family. We continue to pray.
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 9:52 pm - michial and leanne spaulding -
just thinking of you all ,, romans 12;12 be joyful in hope , patient in affliction , faithful in prayer,, will keep praying for you all to get thru all this ,, GOD BLESS
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 8:36 pm - David & Sharon -
We're glad for a good weekend. There are so many of us who check and appreciate your updates. With them 'I pray ... that God who gives you hope will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in Him'.
Mon, 15 Jun 2009 8:35 pm - Rodney and Miriam Deverell -
Thankyou for your faithfulness in the updates. It's great to hear of improvement today. We continue to pray daily for Ken, Lyn and all the family.
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:18 pm - Bruce & Michelle -
Ken we want to pass on our encouragement to you in the same way you continually encouraged us during Ted's illness. You were especially positive to us during the early physio stage affirming to us that 'all that will come back' and you were right, it did. When it seemed impossible, you encouraged us to see the possible. We are continuing to watch your progress and ask that God will give you the strength to manage day by day what is in front of you, in his timing.
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 5:20 pm - Annette Overton -
Hi Ken and Lyn thinking of you al often
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 4:08 pm - Sheryl and Mike Farley -
Dear Ken and Lyn, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family. Keep up your spirit and enjoy all the important things in life. Best wishes Sheryl and Mike.
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 2:12 am - Beau Jones -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family. Like many others, we continue to uphold you in our prayers. God is faithful and always good. We just don't know how or when the 'movie' of our life ends, or what twists and turns the storyline will take. I am still amazed at how God takes something we see as being a tragedy, like this illness, and turns it around for His purposes and glory by uniting many thousands of people in prayer, to achieve a desired outcome. Oh, if only we could see things clearly as He sees them, we would have no worry or fear, and we would make so much more of our lives. Still, He is ever patient and ever loving with us, and He is never rushed in fulfilling His plans. Take heart, and be in awe that He chooses to use you in this humbling way. As hard as it is, with having to cope with the daily frustrations and disappointments, don't focus on the situation, but always on Him. He will keep you and uphold you, because He can and because of His love for you all. Thinking of you daily. Beau PS You do realize Ken that its going to be hard to top this as a life experience, unless you decide to run a marathon, climb Mt Everest, swim to New Zealand, or maybe go into space on the Shuttle! It'll have to be a Lance Armstrong type comeback. Now there's a thought.
Sat, 13 Jun 2009 9:51 pm - Carl & Cherry Johnson -
Remembering you daily, and praying for continued good progress for Ken, and best wishes to family.
Sat, 13 Jun 2009 2:35 pm - Phil and Norma -
Dear Ken, Lyn and Family, you are continually in our prayers.
Sat, 13 Jun 2009 1:32 pm - Clem and Helen -
Dear Ken and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all daily and we praise God for your recovery so far and Know that He has lots more for you to do Ken. Helen and I leave on the boat tonight for a trip to Darwin with the caravan and all being well will be home on the 27th July for a short time and a check up. I received a good report from the oncologist on Friday and he gave us the all clear to go away. I have booked in for chemo in Alice Springs. Keep up the good work and remember "with every breath you breath in the life of God and give thanks and praise for a new body new strength and a new step inn yyour life each day" God bless you all, Clem and Helen
Sat, 13 Jun 2009 8:53 am - Mary Jones -
Prayed for you, Ken, at our MMM prayer fellowship last night. You are often in my thoughts and prayers. It is a long road, but God brings His comfort and love through the knowledge of his Word, and the prayers and love of family and friends. I get frustrated with the slow rehab of my archilles injury and the limitations I have. Continuing with love and support to all of you.
Fri, 12 Jun 2009 9:15 pm - Lynne Van Leeuwen -
Just a little 'hello' again to Ken & Lyn and all the family. You are travelling such a long, hard road, each of you, in your own way. A bit hard to understand why you all have to suffer so. Your faithfulness is amazing, and encouraging to many, even if you don't realise it. May God see fit, in His great mercy, power and love,to heal. Lots of love, Lynne.
Fri, 12 Jun 2009 3:17 pm - Shane and Rhonda -
Even though it seems to be a long haul our God is faithful and He knows. His strength sustains us in times of trials. We know that you know this Ken and along with you we continue to praise Him for His undergirding and unwavering love. We continue to pray that your journey of recovery will be hastened beyond natural expectation. Lyn and family, our Lord has said "In quietness and confidence will be your strength". Our love and prayers for patient endurance for you all continues.
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 9:54 pm - Kelvin & Priscilla Hamilton -
Just wanting to send our love to you all, again thankyou for continuing to update us xxxxxxx
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 8:00 pm - Brian and Nenita Scott,Burnie -
You are still on our daily+prayer list,also all the family,youall need our prayer support,God Bless.
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 3:30 pm - Peter & Leonie -
The CT scan "nothing untoward" is still more good news. We remain on the journey with you. Peter & Leonie
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 9:26 am - Jedda & Kim Mainwaring -
Keep Postive Ken you will back having family dinners before you know it. Thinking of you and our heart goes out to Lyn and your family while you are recovering. Keep working hard at rehab Ken. Love Jedda & Kim
Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:49 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Thinking about you all often
Tue, 9 Jun 2009 8:05 pm - Mike and Ann Conceicao and family -
Keep dreaming, keep believing, keep a rainbow in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Ken.
Tue, 9 Jun 2009 5:59 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
Hi Ken, it was good to see you last night and to see an improvement from a few weeks ago. We know there are still medical problems and that it still may be a length of time before you are fully recovered, but the Lord is good and makes no mistakes, and will do His healing work according to His plan. We will continue to pray for you & Lyn and all the family.
Mon, 8 Jun 2009 11:10 pm - Helen & Owen -
Hi Nic and to everyone in your beautiful family. Nic my heart just hears the breaking of yours. It hears your cry for healing but your acceptance in the reality that none of us know the day of our death. As you know we lost our beautiful son at just 28 years of age and after all of our prayers we had to acknowledge that....as for God his ways are perfect. I feel your pain in trying to understand the 'why'. I was only saying to my sister in law today... we have NOTHING here on this earth that gives us HOPE. Our ONLY HOPE is in eternal things but what a hope that is. Give our love to dad and remember there are so many crying out on your behalf for mercy and complete healing. Lots of hugs Helen & Owen
Sun, 7 Jun 2009 8:35 pm - Chris Dunham -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family. All the best in the next few days and our prayers that the time off the ventilator went as planned and was successful. You are in my prayers and this morning in the prayers of our church here in Trinity Beach, Cairns - an excellent spot for you to do some recuperating soon maybe.
Sun, 7 Jun 2009 7:43 am - Peter & Leonie -
Great to hear of the positive last few days and the gradual progress, every little step forward is a blessing.
Peter & Leonie
Sat, 6 Jun 2009 10:02 pm - Peter & Avis Colgrave -
Continuing to pray for an improvement in your breathing Ken, and your complete healing. Our special thoughts & prayers for you Lyn as you deal with all the ups & downs ( and of course all the family).You can rely on God to give you just the right amount of strength, courage & patience you need for each day.
Fri, 5 Jun 2009 8:57 pm - Tanya, Quentin, Toby and Charlotte Rataj -
Dear Ken and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day. xxx Thankyou for keeping us informed of Ken's progress with the updates. We are thinking of you too and are inspired by your strength. Each piece of positive news brings a smile to our faces. xox
Fri, 5 Jun 2009 4:53 pm - Enid Foster (Jeffrey) -
Hi Ken, Learnt of your illness and would just like to say there are many thinking of you. I wish you well in your recovery and pray for your breathing. Many thoughts also to your family.
Fri, 5 Jun 2009 2:17 pm - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
You must be getting weary of the ups and downs! I'm going to come and see you soon, so hope you'll be able to talk to me! It won't be quite the same without your words of wisdom. To Lyn and family, look forward to catching up with you in a couple of weeks.
love Janice xxx PS We're still praying for you all
Fri, 5 Jun 2009 8:29 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
The things they do to you Ken to keep you quiet! :-) But we still remember you and Lyn.
Thanks Nic once more for your updates.
Thu, 4 Jun 2009 9:48 pm - mark & judy denney -
hello ken, lyn and family,we continue to pray for you all.looks like a long journey ahead but light at the end of the tunnel. take care love - mark and judy
Wed, 3 Jun 2009 6:17 am - Peter & Leonie -
Press on Ken, the road may be long but the destination of a healthy life with your wonderful god given family is precious beyond words. Ken you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Peter & Leonie
Tue, 2 Jun 2009 4:49 pm - Phil and Norma -
We will continue to share this journey with you as long as it takes. You are all very much in our thoughts and prayers.Love to you all
Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:11 am - Frank & Alma Smith - Gold Coast via Jenny -
Dear Lyn and family, just to let you know that I and Mum & Dad are continually praying for you, the family and especially for Ken. By the update tonight the Drs believe he still has a long road ahead of him, but remember, God is the great Physician and most certainly has His own plans. Be encouraged and be assured of Mum & Dad's continued support and love for you. Lyn, this may be a strange request, but could you please give Ken a kiss and hug from Mum. I know if she was there that's exactly what she would like to do to. Thank you.
Mon, 1 Jun 2009 10:19 pm - Garth and Michele -
Hi All, just to remind you all of the following scripture, even though you have heard it before - rest in this: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." We know it isnt feeling too light right now but God will give you rest. God bless you all. Garth, Michele and Shae.
Mon, 1 Jun 2009 5:24 pm - Peter & Leonie -
We will continue to think of you all and you will be in our prayers. Every day is progress in some way. Peter & Leonie
Mon, 1 Jun 2009 4:11 pm - Bryan and Norma Grenwood -
As you must all be, we are very encouraged ... and thankful for the direction in which your Dad is obviously and steadily progressing, Nicholas. Praise God. The little "hicoughs" only go to emphasise the progress! We are still remembering your Mum, and will continue to. Thanks for your looking after the up-dates - not an easy task to keep comments "fresh" and yet detailed, Nicholas, but we do appreciate them and thank God for you too!!
Mon, 1 Jun 2009 2:20 pm - Eric&May Russell -
We continue to pray for you all each day,especially our dear friend Ken Eric continues to improve each day PTL he has 6 more radium treatments we will then be finished with all treatment it has been a long journey but God has been good.
Sun, 31 May 2009 9:29 pm - Jenni and Les Gainer -
Just want to assure you all of our continuing prayer support. The recovery rehab process is such a rollercoaster experience from one day to the next - so unpredictable and so strenuous. May God continue to strenghthen you Ken moment my moment in body, mind and spirit as you continue to wait upon Him and trust in His faithfulness and healing power. We love you so much and will pray specifically for improvement in Ken's breathing. Love and hugs Les, Jenni and all our family
Sun, 31 May 2009 3:37 pm - Dennis & Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Dear Ken, Lyn & family what a testimony of endurance and of the power of God working in your lives. We praise Him for the answer to our prayers and for His amazing grace. We will continue to uphold you all, trusting in Him to bless you all mightily.
Sun, 31 May 2009 2:02 pm - Graham Neasey -
Great to hear you are improeing altho only slowly We have been praying at Church for you every Sunday from Pulpet
Sun, 31 May 2009 6:08 am - Abundant Life Church Tasmania -
Still praying, still thinking of you all and rejoicing with you in each and every step forward. Best wishes to all - Matt & Karen and Abundant Life Church
Sun, 31 May 2009 12:22 am - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Watching your progress every day Ken, Keep up the good work in rehab, We know you have the courage , determination and faith to help you fully recover. Cheers Jedda & Kim
Sat, 30 May 2009 11:48 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Thanks so much for your continued updates. Just want you to know that we are thinking about you all constantly. all our love xx
Sat, 30 May 2009 7:36 pm - Peter and Libbie Bennett -
Our love and prayers for you Ken, and your family. May the Lord continue to strengthen you all
Sat, 30 May 2009 4:19 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
We start our first project with the MMM safari on Monday. Will continue to pray and will enlist the prayers of all the team to join us.
Sat, 30 May 2009 9:13 am - John & Rosie Fabics -
Ken we have been following you progress thought this site we are amazed at your strenght & courage & do hope & pray we will get to see & speak with you as before when you visited Nick & his family next door we do think of you all the time keep on fighting.Regards to you & your family
Sat, 30 May 2009 8:58 am - Col & Phil Carmichael Hervey Bay & Ken & Jean Bundaberg. -
Dear Ken & Lyn, We were just reading the update to Col & Phil over the phone & they said to let you know of their constant prayer & love ever since they heard of your illness. We will all continue to trust our Heavenly Father for His faithful healing. Love Ken & Jean West & Col & Phil.
Fri, 29 May 2009 10:36 pm - Helen & Owen -
Great idea Nic, take a break, be still and know God will continue to be there for you through this very difficult, long journey. Give our love to dad and mum as we continue to hold you up to our beautiful Lord and Saviour in our prayers and may the Lord continue to bless the days ahead in ways you can never imagine.
Fri, 29 May 2009 5:22 pm - Karl Faase -
Great to hear of answered prayer and postive steps of recovery. We continue to pray for Ken and trust God will restore him to full heath and sustain all the fmaily in such a tough time.
Fri, 29 May 2009 9:54 am - PETER AND MARILYN HOPKINS -
THIS IS THE BEST NEWS.WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW HAPPY WE ARE TO HEAR THAT THE RECOVERY CYCLE IS KICKING IN. PLEASE LET KEN KNOW WE NEVER STOP PRAYING FOR HIS RETURN TO GOOD HEALTH, ALSO WHEN IT WILL BE CONVENIENT FOR US TO COME OVER AND VISIT HIM.LOVE TO ALL THE FAMILY.
Fri, 29 May 2009 8:39 am - Geoff and Pam Cameron -
Wonderfull news of your continued recovery over many weeks ken. The power of prayer is obvious as the weeks have gone by, and a great encouragement to you your family and friends.We all continue to pray for a complete recovery within the providence of his will.
Fri, 29 May 2009 6:34 am - The "Kelly" family -
What wonderful news this is and just waht is needed at this stage. we continue like so many others to uphold you all in prayer and rejoice for the small but significant steps being made in your journey as a family and of course Ken's recovery . Our love to you all
Thu, 28 May 2009 10:08 pm - Tom and June -
Dear Ken, Lyn and Family.We continue to pray for healing. May you know the Lord's peace as you rest on His word.11 Cor. 2:14a "Now thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ"....
That is great news!!! A giant step, Ken! Lots of love, Julie & Shane
Thu, 28 May 2009 9:01 pm - Phil and Norma -
Wonderful news How great is our GOD :). HE is so faithful..we praise HIM for your improvement Ken.
Thu, 28 May 2009 9:04 am - David and Meryl Dawson, Melbourne -
We are continuing to pray for the family and please know our love and concern for you all. With God's strength, you will get through this trying time. We pray for extra care by all the medical staff who are caring for Ken. Our love to you all.
Wed, 27 May 2009 11:20 pm - Phil ,Becky & Lucy -
Hi Ken and all family members....we continue to uphold you all in our prayers.Phil and I are about to leave Tssie for 6 weeks but Lucy will keep us up to date when we can contact her. Love and God Bless to you all.
Wed, 27 May 2009 8:36 pm - Phil and Norma -
A step at a time.We will continue with our prayers for you Ken.You are very much on our minds. love to Lyn and all the family.
Tue, 26 May 2009 9:06 pm - Jake & Ria Weeda -
Ken, be assured of our prayers for you to walk. "You will walk and not be weary, run and not be faint. Teach us Lord to wait." Nick, is there any specific Christian music that Ken loves to help him whilst he recovers?
Tue, 26 May 2009 12:08 pm - Stuart & Karen Bott -
Hi Ken & family, we are in Alice Springs at the moment and will be here for the rest of the week. We have been following your progress when we can and continue to hold you and the family in our prayers. Ps 139 has become a special Psalm for us. Keep looking up and may God bless you in your recovery.
Tue, 26 May 2009 12:08 pm - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
Take heart Ken! The road ahead will be tough, but you have so much inner strength given to you by God that you can do what needs to be done. Love and prayers to you all, Janice
Tue, 26 May 2009 8:37 am - Peter and Libbie Bennett -
Our thoughts and prayers are for you today Ken specially for the drainage of the lungs.Love and prayerful support to Lynn and all the family
Mon, 25 May 2009 10:35 pm - Bettye -
Dear Nic, Lyn and family, your Dad/husband is a man of great faith as is his family - we continue to uphold you and to support the praying arms. God loves Ken and each one of you with an everlasting love and will give you the grace and strength to go on trusting and believing for yet another miracle in your family. Bettye
Mon, 25 May 2009 9:12 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Nick please pass on to dad, with all the prayers on his side and his Lord guiding the medical team, persistence on his part will see a full recovery. The journey may be long & tough but the reward will be amazing! Peter & Leonie
Mon, 25 May 2009 8:44 pm - Rachel Moore -
Hi Ken, just wanted to encourage you to keep up the good work. I continue to pray for you each day and I pray that God will give you a peace as you continue to preserver with your recovery. God bless, look forward to seeing you soon. Love always Rachel
Hi Ken, Lyn and family. I did a medication review today for a delightful elderly gentleman and when we were reviewing his medical conditions he mentioned that a couple of years ago he had pancreatitis. I asked him to tell me all about it and his story was amazingly like Ken's. Sudden onset, no history of alcohol, etc, etc. He was in hospital for several months, had two lots of surgery - both of which were "touch and go". He had to battle fluid buildup and high temps and wondered if he was going to make it many times. He told me he took it one day at a time and his recovery was slow but sure. He is a sprightly 78 year old, has no diabetes and enjoys eating a normal diet. He is very active, mows his own and several of his "elderly" neighbours lawns and enjoys life ( not sure if he is the Lord's so Ken definitely has a MAJOR advantage there!!). Thought I'd tell you about him to encourage you. Keep putting one foot in front of the other on this journey and we'll certainly keep praying! Love from Allan, Kathy and the boys.xx
Mon, 25 May 2009 3:18 pm - David Holland & Ellen Watts (Canberra) -
What a remarkable story of faith and healing. Our prayers are with you. Dave & Ellen
Mon, 25 May 2009 11:23 am - Alan & Lorraine Bailey -
We continue to uphold you all as are others here in South Australia. We love hearing the good news and hope for more.
Mon, 25 May 2009 5:48 am - Zwervers -
We miss you Ken, Not a day goes by that we not think or pray for you! How amazing that God continues to use and ďabuseĒ you and your family! His divine plan is at work right here right now! Never giving up, but always depended on Him who will have strength, courage and perseverance. We all stand with you and your family! In Him always connected, take care brother. Melle
Sun, 24 May 2009 8:13 pm - Helen & Owen -
Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers for Ken's full recovery, we are really glad that this was your will for him. Love to all the family down there!!
Sun, 24 May 2009 7:20 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Great to hear about Ken being upright, another step in the right direction....soon takng a step or two! Peter & Leonie
Sun, 24 May 2009 5:59 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Hi Ken, It will be a hard road to recovery, but we know you will have the determination and faith to get you there. Just keep thinking about playing with all your grandchildren when you have done the hard yards.There will be times when it will be too hard, but just take one day at a time Ken, and the next one will follow on. Love to you and Lyn and all your family.
Sun, 24 May 2009 9:32 am - Peter & Leonie -
Great to hear that there has been more progress for Ken over the past week, sorry we've been absent, little by little the journey to health continues. Peter & Leonie
Sat, 23 May 2009 9:51 pm - chris gregory -
Hi Ken its great to talk with the boys and hear that thing are moving forward but a very slow forward which you are not use to, we will still continue to pray each day for you and Lyn, missing been able to talk with you but i know we will soon, thanks for all you prays over the last few years and great words of wisdom. We are having a CBMA next Sat in cambelltown and will be setting a time for pray for you and Lyn and Family, we hade a great board meeting in Melbourne last Sat 16th will talk soon
Sat, 23 May 2009 7:54 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
This story is amazing ---- keep up the good work
Fri, 22 May 2009 11:55 am - Jan and Bryan -
Our prayers are with you each day, but especially this morning.
Fri, 22 May 2009 9:14 am - Beau Jones -
Hi Ken and family. The news keeps getting better, but why are we suprised at that - God is always good and ever faithful. He has a purpose for all of this, and will see it through to its completion (Philippians 1:6). It may be a long journey ahead, but it seems that God has all the time in the world! Keep leaning on Him. He will be your rock and He will be your song. We are His trophy and He paid a high price for us. That is our assurance and our peace in times of trouble.
Thu, 21 May 2009 9:54 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
We are really pleased to hear that things are on the improve Great news --- what a relief!! we are looking forward to catching up with Ken as soon as he is able
Thu, 21 May 2009 9:40 pm - Norma and Phil, -
We understand Ken.So very pleased that it wasn't "all over".Bless you xx
Thu, 21 May 2009 4:18 pm - Norma and Phil -
Wow!Praising our awesome GOD for your on going recovery Ken. So thrilled for Lyn and the family.Hope to hear that you will have Ken home in the very near future.
Thu, 21 May 2009 3:54 pm - John and Margaret Brown (neighbours) -
We are very happy that Ken has improved and appears to be on the way to recovery.All the good wishes and prayers that have been offered to Ken are taking effect.our regards also to Lyn.
Thu, 21 May 2009 12:07 am - Jenni and Les -
This is such encouraging news!! So pleased to hear of Ken's current progress and especially the removal of the ventilator from his room. It's a slow process of recovery that can only be taken a step at a time and we pray that God will continue to provide the strength for each new step and the peace to trust in His power. He is the great physician and and we praise Him for the work He is doing in bringing healing and restoration moment by moment. Ken, Lyn and all the family - we love you and continue to uphold you all in our prayers for your particular needs throughout this torrid time. God bless you each one with a strong awareness of His abiding presence. Love and hugs from Jenni, Les and all our family
Wed, 20 May 2009 8:49 pm - National Board CBMA -
We are indeed praising God & believing in His miraculous power, This was our prayer last Saturday for Ken, Lyn & the Overton families. May God bless you all Stan Strutt for the Board
Wed, 20 May 2009 8:47 pm - tony and jenny sutton -
We rejoice with you great news and encouragement for each one of you Our Lord is awesome in His faithfullness to His people
Wed, 20 May 2009 8:46 pm - tony and jenny sutton -
We rejoice with you great news and encouragement for each one of you Our Lord is awesome in His faithfullness to His people
Wed, 20 May 2009 8:28 pm - Rodney and Miriam Deverell -
We are praising God for more answers to prayers and will continue to pray for further healing for you Ken. We continue to pray for Lyn and all the family as they stay by your side.
Wed, 20 May 2009 8:08 pm - Derek & Helene Morse -
Hi Ken, Greetings from Shepparton. Great news Ken - we look forward to your updates and continue pray for you and the family. Look forward to catching up on the track when we return in November. Love Helene & Derek
Wed, 20 May 2009 7:06 pm - Paul and Ann-Maree Scott (Hobart) -
We are thankful to God for his mercy and goodness. We are keeping the family in prayer. Our prayer is that God would continue to heal Ken and that progress would be measurable. For Ken we are praying for constant communion with the Lord; that not a minute would go by without feeling God's presence and power. For Lyn and family we are praying for continued physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. May the Lord bring his people, his Word or a reminder in nature to you at the right time to assure you of his presence and sustain you in your time of need.
Wed, 20 May 2009 2:59 pm - Rick and Wendy Steven -
Every time we check this site we are amazed at your progress Ken.... keep up the good work! We look forward to more good news in the future... :)
Tue, 19 May 2009 10:08 pm - Herb & Margaret Meinel -
We continue to pray for you all;full recovery for Ken; daily sustaining strength for Lyn and the family and that God will be honoured through it all.
Tue, 19 May 2009 7:36 pm - Phil and Norma -
We are praying for you Lyn, It is hard to hang in there at times.We love and care for you all.
Tue, 19 May 2009 5:15 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Keep up the good work Very pleasing to read of the good progress
Tue, 19 May 2009 9:33 am - CBMA East Burwood -
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Ken and that we are simply amazed how God has been so faithful. We pray for continuing strength, courage and prayer for both Ken and family. You have been a great witness to us all.
Mon, 18 May 2009 11:28 pm - Norma and phil -
Awesome news. Praying that you will be out of ICU .We have a great GOD.
Mon, 18 May 2009 10:55 pm - Bruce and Michelle -
Hi guys, we continue to log on every night to check the day's progress, it's great to follow. Thanks so much for the updates. We know how big every little step is!
Mon, 18 May 2009 9:56 pm - Kong and Jia -
It's marvelous that Ken doesn't need to use ventilator and continue to be stable. Thank GOd! No matter what the result of the CT scan will be, we know that it's in GOd's hand, in God's control. We surrender to God and continue to put our trust and hope in GOd, who holds the future. No matter what, glories, honours, and praise belong to our saviour, our God. Amen.
Mon, 18 May 2009 8:37 pm - Paul Grubb -
Hi Ken Great to hear or should I say read that you are improving. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Mon, 18 May 2009 8:26 pm - David & Alison Ferguson, Hobart -
While our name doesn't appear very often, we are constantly monitoring your progress and praising God for your continued improvement. We'll keep praying for all the family. Many thanks Nick for your updates.
Mon, 18 May 2009 3:48 pm - Barry & Alison Charlton St Helens -
Be assured of our love and prayers during these very difficult days. As you blessed us many years ago in plastering our chapel in a labour of love (Genesis 12:3) may Jehovah Rophe bring healing to you, Joining in prayer with a multitude of believers. Our God is able to do abundantly more than we can ask or think according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20-21 With much love Barry & Alison Charlton
Mon, 18 May 2009 3:32 pm - col phelps and allan webb pennant hills cbmc -
so shocked to here of your illness ken praying for YOU right now and every day. foot prints in the sand? only one set at the moment GODS!
Mon, 18 May 2009 9:27 am - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
Just wanted to say HI and let you know that you are constantly in our thoughts. Sophie prayed for your healing the other night during family prayers. Great to hear that you're now off the ventilator and that you're enjoying some food. Love Janice xxx
Mon, 18 May 2009 8:57 am - Cliff & Olive Nightingale -
Positive news like this is great to hear. Another encouragement that our Lord continues to hear & answer prayer. Nick, good to have you, your wife & children with us yesterday. Our love, prayers & encouragement extend to Ken, Lyn & all of you. Psalm 23:3.
Sun, 17 May 2009 8:54 pm - Mike & Vonda Townsend -
We have certainly been thinking of you and praying for you since we heard of your illness through Nick and the Tas Bible Society. We wish you a speedy recovery as you trust in the Lord at all times. we met Barry and Louise Townsend at Cambridge today and they told us about this website. What a great idea.
Sun, 17 May 2009 7:58 pm - Graham and Dianne -
Good news Ken May be a while before that trowel comes out
Sun, 17 May 2009 7:50 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
How wonderful to keep reading of progress. Looking back on how things have progressed is such an encouragement, I pray it is the same for you. I keep being amazed on how God continues to do great things in Ken's life, and all yours too as this too is your journey. One day at a time is such a gift and all He asks to do. Keep trusting and holding on to God who is always holding on to you. As always, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and blessings to you all xx
Sun, 17 May 2009 7:32 pm - bruce williams -
Hi Ken, Lyn and Family, It is great to hear the continuing good news about Ken's improvement. Praise the Lord for his continuing improvement. Best wishes.
Hi ken, Lyn and family. Anne put me onto this website today. You have constantly been in our thoughts and prayers and thankfully now we are able to pray more specifically after reading all the updates. May God's amazing love continue to sustain you all during ken's recovery. With much love, Julie & Shane
Sat, 16 May 2009 10:18 am - Noel & Dalveena Quilliam -
Finally got onto the website to find out what you are up to. May the Lord be your strength and help thru out this ordeal.
Sat, 16 May 2009 10:14 am - Jake Weeda and the Ulverstone CBMA men's group -
This morning we spent some time in prayer for Ken and the family. Psalm 145 featured strongly in our devotions. ALL of God's creation praises Him as Ken and his family can testify. Our love and prayers continue.
Fri, 15 May 2009 10:31 pm - Helen & Owen -
What a journey!! Our prayers continue to cover you all. We pray with great HOPE for Kens complete recovery. Try and smell the roses this week-end and climb the highest mountain. I like it on top of the mountain the views are spectacular with no trees to hide your view, somehow there is perspective on top of the mountain where the eagles soar as your heart lifts to God our Saviour who understands the trials of this life. Some little quotes I enjoy - (1) FAITH steps out into a void and then finds a rock beneath your feet. (2) You know better than I, You know the reason why; I let go of the need to know why and take what answers you supply; 'Cos You know better than I. Hugs all round.........
Fri, 15 May 2009 9:49 pm - jedda & Kim Mainwaring -
Hi Ken,Lyn & family We wish you well Ken and are amazed at your progress, keep working hard with the physio's. All our love
Fri, 15 May 2009 9:14 pm - Peter & Avis Colgrave -
We continue to monitor your progress daily, and pray that God will heal you Ken - in particular the problem with fluid. We know He can perform miracles, and have faith that He will! Our prayers are also with Lyn & family as well for continued strength and patience. Love from us both.
Fri, 15 May 2009 8:20 pm - Leigh Brown -
Dear Brother Ken, Praise God for His care of you and the family. Will and I are looking forward to visiting you soon when Will preaching in Launceston.Blessings Leigh
Fri, 15 May 2009 5:43 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
Nicholas, it was simply great to be with you and your Dad the other day - I will long remember it ... and I am looking forward to being over there again in God's good time, and to shouting your Dad a lemonade icy pole - correction, (for Andrew's sake!) - 1/2 a lemonade icy pole!! Really, from what you have said this week's reports, the Lord is doing some great things in and for your Dad (as He did for your Mum 5 years ago now) and I believe he will be "on deck" again in God's good way and time, with increased spiritual effectiveness and Christlikeness. However, there are probably still hills to traverse - but praise God," underneath ARE the EVERLASTING ARMS - of this we can be absolutely certain, can't we? And praise God for your Mum ... she is such a wonderful person, and a real inspiration and challenge to us, although Norma and I could see the burden, strain, and deep concern that true love is simply unable to hide, in her eyes. Her testimony to us downstairs in LGH as to why she thought it may have been necessary for her to go through what she did back then (and is still going through really) went very deep into our hearts. The Lord has done a truly miraculous work in her. Learn from her, Nicholas. We are praying especially for her, because, we think her part in all this may well be the hardest part, but we also believe His resources for her will be increasingly available, as and when needed. We continue to pray for BOTH your MUM and DAD according to your suggestions - and are waiting on God' perfect answers ... and peace for each of you. We send our deep love to you all.
Fri, 15 May 2009 3:13 pm - Peter & Leonie -
More good news really, the doctors are being guided to take positive action for Ken, even though some risk may be involved, those caring for Ken are still working towards a complete recovery. May the wisdom they are given be all that is needed to deliver that recovery. We continue to think of and pray for Ken and all the family. Peter & Leonie
Fri, 15 May 2009 3:06 pm - Greg & Ann Beck -
We are so pleased to hear of your progress you are doing a great job Ken keep up the good work. To Lyn & the family we are thinking & praying for you all. We will specifically be praying that those pockets of fluid will not be found in the next ct scan we know he works miracles love to you all.
Fri, 15 May 2009 9:38 am - Norma and Phil -
We are continuing to pray for you Ken and Lyn.Our God is a miracle working God and we pray that He will continue to touch you Ken, and that thosse pockets of fluid will not be found.
Fri, 15 May 2009 7:59 am - Kerry & Stephen Dean - Cairns -
Still checking on your progress each day Ken & so pleased you are now communicating with family.We both wish you well.
Ken, on behalf of Gateway Church we are so pleased to hear of your progress. You are being prayed for by all on the prayer chain as well as others in our congregation who know and love you. Great to see that you are trusting God through it all. He has worked a miracle restoration in Lyn's life and is doing the same for you right now.
Wed, 13 May 2009 11:27 am - vince and heather -
We have become so accustomed to visiting the site daily that we now miss the report from last night - but we pray on regardless. God is good....all the time!
Wed, 13 May 2009 11:03 am - mark & judy denney -
hi ken, so pleased u r doing so well. bet u sick off hospital.praying u will have a speedy recovery.mark said hurry up and get better u owe him a cupa.love mark @ judy
Wed, 13 May 2009 9:42 am - Joy van Namen -
I just want to thank you guys for being so consistently faithful to your Dad and Mum. you're doing such a wonderful job of keeping us updated. I commend you for speaking positively, not fearfully. thanks for your openness and humility. it's become a morning habit: check out Ken's update. May Father continue to show you all His kindness, grace, faithfulness & His ways. God bless your whole family.
Tue, 12 May 2009 10:45 pm - Phil and Norma -
Will be praying those specific prayers.It would be great for Ken to have those tubes out! Love to all the family
Tue, 12 May 2009 8:42 pm - Louise E -
Hi Ken, so pleased to read that you are doing so well, keep up the good work!! God is so good!! Love to everyone.
Tue, 12 May 2009 8:26 pm - Dennis and Joy Brown -
How wonderful to read the news of Ken's progress over the last week, and to know that you are all now able to communicate with him. When you feel it is appropriate, please pass on our love to Ken and an assurance of our continued prayers for his recovery and for all the family through this most trying time.
Tue, 12 May 2009 8:13 pm - Becky ,Phil and Lucy -
Hi Ken...we follow each day with interest to hear about your amazing journey.So pleased to hear you are able to start conversing with your family and will soon be able to read some of the thoughts and prayers that have been sent.We continue to pray for your full recovery and strength for the future.God Bless
Tue, 12 May 2009 3:07 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
We are now travelling to join the Queensland Safari.We are so thankful to God to hear the progress youare making and will continue to pray for you as we go.
Tue, 12 May 2009 10:36 am - Phil and Norma -
Great news Ken,Lyn and Family.Love the words of that song. What a precious God we have.Why should we worry when He is in control. Love Phil and Norma
Tue, 12 May 2009 9:27 am - Peter and Libbie Bennett -
Have just found this great way of communication with all of Ken's family.It's good to hear of the progress. Thank you, Lord for answering the prayers of so many people. Ken, Lynn and all your families may the Lord continue to strengthen and uphold you each day.
Tue, 12 May 2009 5:59 am - Fran & Stewart -
What a great and mighty God we have Praise the Lord that Ken is doing so well. Love to all the family.
Mon, 11 May 2009 11:35 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Hi if it is appropriate please say "Hi" to Ken for us and give him our love and best wishes Ta!
Mon, 11 May 2009 11:24 pm - Claire Wherrett -
I'm so glad to read the latest good news! You will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. What a blessing to have such a great family Ken and Lyn! Continued peace and strength to all of you! With much love.
Mon, 11 May 2009 11:16 pm - Peter & Leonie -
More great news for Ken, it is so comforting to read his of progress, what a belssing for all the family and his many many friends. From Brisbane. Peter & Leonie
Mon, 11 May 2009 11:01 pm - Kong and Jia -
Wow, it's really amazing how God has done so much through these few days (we missed a few days' updates) , halellujah :) it's such a wonderful testimony. May GOd continue to heal Ken and protect Overturn family from evil and harm, in Jesus most precious name we pray. AMen
Mon, 11 May 2009 10:21 pm - Steve and Levina Hext -
Give thanks to God for good is He, His grace abideth ever.
Mon, 11 May 2009 9:09 pm - Lynne Van Leeuwen Brisbane -
So happy to read of the continual daily improvements in Ken's condition. Not as happy as you, the family, must be feeling!!! But you all must be very tired. Take a moment for yourselves too, won't you. Best regards.
Mon, 11 May 2009 7:37 pm - Rae & Brian Wallace -
I have just checked Ken's progress after afew days and "Praise the Lord" for his goodness and unending love to Ken, Brian and myself are thrilled to hear such good news. God bless you and your wonderful faithfull families
Mon, 11 May 2009 4:02 pm - Jack and Win Christie -
Is.40:331 Just as you all have waited much on the Lord,so His promise "THey that wait on the Lord will renew their strength" so we are finding His answer to many prayers and daily as your strength is renewed Ken, He will continue to give abundantly more than we can ask or think. Our fond greetings.
Mon, 11 May 2009 11:23 am - Allan, Kathy, Mark & Ben Dunkley. Brisbane -
Hi everyone! Fabulous to hear of Ken's terrific progress. That bit of pancreas must be working flat out to produce insulin!!! - excellent news. Will be praying for continued improvement and a complete recovery. Have been praying for you every night as a family and it is such an encouragement to see God's answer and His glory in your recovery. Keep smiling - We hope to catch up with you later next month when we visit Tassie for a couple of weeks. Love Allan, Kathy and boys xx
Mon, 11 May 2009 10:49 am - Pat Gartlan -
It is excellent to read of your father's improvement. We will continue to pray for him and all your family.
Mon, 11 May 2009 9:14 am - Cathy Vos -
Hello Lynn and the rest of the clan. I have to keep up to date via the internet now that you have moved out. It's so great to hear of all the positive progress. It's amazing. Praise God. Love to you all and I'll continue to pray for a continued speedy recovery.God bless you all. Love to Ken
Mon, 11 May 2009 8:17 am - Suart & Karen -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family. We are just north of Port Augusta and have caught up with your update. Great news. Keep looking up and God bless you all.
Mon, 11 May 2009 8:12 am - Rob Ward -
Nick, great to hear the ever improving news. As always, you and your Dad are in our prayers.
Sun, 10 May 2009 10:59 pm - Jenny Madden - elder daughter of FRANK & ALMA SMITH (Gold Coast) -
Nick,I have been following your Dad's progress for a few weeks now for my Mum and Dad and passing it onto them..(given website by your cousin Gwenda McKinney - attend same church). They were previously waiting for the odd phone call from Tassie with news. It was a great idea to set up the website. I check it every night for them. They eagerly await my phone calls are so happy now to hear how well Dad is going with his recovery. They have been praying for you all and praise God for His faithfulness. Please pass on their love especially to your Mum and Dad.
Sun, 10 May 2009 10:43 pm - Helen & Owen Brisbane -
What a super Mother's Day gift! We are also rejoicing with Eric & May at their good news. Well Ken it just wasn't your time. Our Steve was right, when God calls you home He does just that. We spent some time today at the cemetary, grieving our loss but not as the world grieves but with HOPE of the coming of the King. Praise God our citizenship is in Heaven as this old life certainly was as Jesus said - "You will have tribulation....... but be of good chear..........I HAVE OVERCOME. Continuing to pray each day for strength for you all, with love.......
Sun, 10 May 2009 10:16 pm - Ivan & Lynette Gregory -
Praise the Lord, He is answering our prayers. What good news to know that you are on the road to healing Ken.Our faith is strengthened and we are encouraged as we see your family totally relying on our wonderful God each day. We do not give up praying for you all. Love to you all the family.
Sun, 10 May 2009 9:14 pm - Sheryl & Mike Farley -
Ken & Lyn don't give up because every day is so very special. You are both incredible and life is so very rewarding. We are praying for you every day.
All our love to your wonderful family.
Sun, 10 May 2009 9:02 pm - Malcolm & Doorthy Arnold Brisbane -
We rejoice with you as you give Glory to God for His care of you all and His Healing touch on Ken. We also thank God for His Healing touch on Eric Russell who has had a tremeendous report that the cancer is not present in his body. Our God cares for us all and answers prayer. It challenges us all to lean more on Him and to involve Him in every aspect of our lives. Trust you had a great Mother's Day Lyn as did the other mothers in your family. Praise the Lord. Love Malcolm & Dorothy
Sun, 10 May 2009 8:30 pm - Jamie and Carla Payne -
Fantastic news, we are so pleased. How awesome is our God!!!! Jordan and Maddy continue to pray for you and that you get 'that yucky tube' out of your mouth.
Sun, 10 May 2009 8:17 pm - Gordon Kelly -
God is so good! we are all so thankful for the progress that has been made. keep improving Ken - we are all still with you on this amazing - life changing journey.
Sun, 10 May 2009 8:16 pm - Robert and Leanne Murphy -
Wonderful to be hearing the good reports. Hope Mother's Day has been a blessing to all the mothers in your family. We keep praying and looking toward to the One who gives us hope. Bless you all. Robert and Leanne
Sun, 10 May 2009 2:31 pm - Ray & Margaret Burr -
Great news. Isn't our God wonderful. Continuing to pray for full and speedy recovery. Happy Mother's Day to you all.
Sun, 10 May 2009 2:01 pm - Peter & Leonie -
More progress and more godd news, gerat to hear. Hope Lynn has the best mothers day possible, sharing time with Ken. Peter & Leonie
Sat, 9 May 2009 10:00 pm - Phil and Norma -
Great news.Praise God for Kens' healing and recovery.We will continue to pray for you all during Kens' rehab.
Sat, 9 May 2009 9:19 pm - Dion and Judi Scott -
Great to hear of your improvement. Praise God. Looking forward to the updates during the week.
Sat, 9 May 2009 6:14 pm - Graeme and Cathy Wolter [nee Cathy Martin ] QLD. -
Dear Ken and Lyn We are thankfull for your improvement Ken we are praying fr you each day,praise God,I thought Ken would like to know Eric Russel has had a good report last tests have found no trace of the cancer and now just have radium treatment on his hip where the cancer started he is in good spirits and is praising the Lord for anwser to all the prayer he has had our lord is good luv 2 you all and family from our family as well.
Sat, 9 May 2009 6:09 pm - Andrew & Virgie Cox, Gold Coast -
We are deeply challenged by the goodness of God as we see the way He has lifted Ken from the depths. Our prayers, love, encouragement for his family. MAY I SUGGEST THAT ALL OF US WHO ARE PRAYING FOR THE OVERTON FAMILY MEET TOGETHER, WHEREEVER WE MAY BE, IN PRAYER TOMORROW NIGHT (SUNDAY) BETWEEN 8PM AND 9PM
Sat, 9 May 2009 4:03 pm - Tom and June Gray -
Dear Ken and Lyn. We are so thankful to the Lord for your improvement. God is good. May you continue to experance the Lord's touch each day. Love from us both.
Fri, 8 May 2009 9:06 pm - Jake & Ria Weeda -
Ken, we thank the Lord with your family for your recovery to date. May the Lord continue to heal you.
Fri, 8 May 2009 8:57 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
How loevely to read this positive news tonight --- We miss you next door!!!
Fri, 8 May 2009 8:47 pm - Rob & Lyn Laycock -
Hi Ken,Lyn and Family.We give thanks to God for His goodness to you Ken and His faithfullness.We will continue to pray for you and the family along with wisdom for the specialists and others caring for you.Our love to you all.
Fri, 8 May 2009 8:43 pm - Peter & Lyn McCrostie -
God is good. Is great to hear you are improving every day. We continue praying for you each day. God bless
Fri, 8 May 2009 8:20 pm - Julie S-K & Greg K -
Praise be to our faithful God and for the wisdom of the treating specialists. We continue to pray for Ken's recovery and for all the family too through this time. Thank you Nick for the updates each day. Love from J & G
Fri, 8 May 2009 8:12 pm - Helen & Owen - Brisbane -
Still praying for the journey ahead and for continued strength and peace. Love to all.
Fri, 8 May 2009 4:42 pm - Jenny and Ray Youd -
It is so pleasing to hear some positive news - we really hope it continues - the updates are great Nick.......
Fri, 8 May 2009 11:57 am - Darren, Catherine, Lisa and Isaac -
Lisa's prayer the other night. . . "Dear Lord Jesus, I want Uncle Ken to get better, Amen". You are continually in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks so much for the updates. Our love to you all.
Thu, 7 May 2009 10:22 pm - Dennis -
Looking forward to a chat Ken in coming weeks.I've got some good leads which will make you smile, and as a matter of interest, my phone bill has gone down not needing to return your calls.That said i can't wait catch up with you.Still praying and hanging in for you.
Thu, 7 May 2009 10:02 pm - GARRY & LEANNE McNAB -
DEAR KEN,LYN AND FAMILY, WISHING YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE GOOD NEWS
Thu, 7 May 2009 8:39 pm - John & Hanna Bienefelt -
It is great to hear that you are improving. Keep up the good work. It is wonderful to see God's ever present with you all.
Thu, 7 May 2009 5:53 pm - madeline ling -
i'm glad he's getting better. lots of love, maddie
Thu, 7 May 2009 3:28 pm - David & Jenny Gray -
Hi Ken & Lyn, we trust that you will continue to improve. Our thoughts are with you both.
Wed, 6 May 2009 10:38 pm - Graham and Gloria Scott -
Hi Ken and everyone. So pleased to hear the news that you are improving. We truat and pray that you will continue to experience God's healing. We looked at your favourite psalm last week at home group. Will lookforward to your thoughts when you rejoing us. Our love and prayers for you all. Graham and Gloria
Wed, 6 May 2009 3:31 pm - John and Debbie Knowles -
Great news to see great improvement.
Wed, 6 May 2009 2:37 pm - Graeme Gillam -
And I thought I had it tough! Trust the improvement is rapid and recovery complete.
Wed, 6 May 2009 2:36 pm - Barrie & Luise T. Hobart -
We have been interstate for a few weeks, and it has been marvellous to keep up to date via the website - to share in praise and prayer as the highs and lows of your journey continue. Psalm 36 : 19 "The adversities/afflications of the righteous are many, but the Lord delivers him/them out of them all" Love to all
Wed, 6 May 2009 6:58 am - Jenni and Les Gainer -
So pleased to hear of Ken's wonderful progress and to know that he is becoming more aware and is now able to express, although with the difficulty of the speaking valve, that God has been holding him in his care, guarding his life and providing healing. We are continuing to pray for Ken's daily improvement and strengthening, for wisdom for the medical team as they make decisions about his condition and appropriate care. Lyn, and each one of the family, you are also on our hearts as you keep up the constant hospital visitation and work through the ongoing concern - may you feel the strength of God's loving arms enfolding you and and the sustaining peace that passes all of our human understanding. We love you and wish we were nearer to give you all a hug. There's a spexcial one there for Ken as well!!! Love and God bless you all Jenni, Les and all our family o o o o o o o o
Tue, 5 May 2009 10:15 pm - Jane and John Elmer -
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all as you continue this jouney in God's amazing care!
Tue, 5 May 2009 10:14 pm - Bettye -
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! What a joy to read your accounts Nic. Do hope your Mother is knowing God's peace(how lovely that Ken asked after her medication1)! Ken is such a man of integrity and faith I feel sure God is going to bring him through. Keep on trusting, keep on believing and know that we your close friends in Christ are praying. Cherish hug and love your little ones and know how much their Grandfather and their heavenly Father loves them.B
Tue, 5 May 2009 9:57 pm - Kim & Jedda Mainwaring -
Wow we have just read the last 5 days of information, as we are away. What great news and wonderful incouragement for all the family to see that Ken is improving every day. Love to you all.
Tue, 5 May 2009 8:57 pm - Mike & Trish Foster -
We are overjoyed that Ken is on the improve and thoughts are with you all.
Tue, 5 May 2009 5:48 pm - kathryn peters -
Andrew and i are just amazed at all the attention this site gets from various people and it is wonderful to know that the Lord could be working in peoples hearts through your fathers web site. bye for now
Tue, 5 May 2009 5:47 pm - Andrew,kathryn,april,meg Peters -
We continue to pray for you all as a family and give thanks to the LORD for his amazing work in your dad, husband, father , grandfather. Love to you all as you continue on your journey of icu life as we definitely know what it is like. bye for now , andrew is off with cows and should be home soon for tea.
Tue, 5 May 2009 12:36 pm - Barb & Tom Varney -
I am trying to read Ken's progress through tears of happiness as both T0m & I have been away for a few days & we praise God for his continueing healing in Ken's medical condition, & I am sure you would be the same seeing a miracle happen each day you visit & thank you for urging people to keep him in their thoughts & prayers, as each one of us are presious & we are all miracles of Grace. Love Tom & Barb xx
Tue, 5 May 2009 10:37 am - Peter & Leonie -
Another day going forward with new information and hope. We continue to think of and pray for you all. Peter & Leonie
Tue, 5 May 2009 3:31 am - Bruce Holder Gideon SE Camp Columbus, Ohio -
As past Chaplin (where my heart is) & now Treasure, I will be & on Sat mornings we will be lifting up Ken. The True is: Ken has some real Health problem but the Fact is: Jesus Died for all of our Infirmities. We're believing for Total Restoration. God Bless
Mon, 4 May 2009 10:09 pm - Helen & Owen -
Just to let you know we are still praying through the see-saw of this journey. What a wonderful experience for your dad to 'feel' what it is like to be under the shelter of His wings. Love to all.
Mon, 4 May 2009 7:42 pm - Tom, Gwenda & boys -
Been away at our Church Camp over the weekend and very excited to return home this afternoon and check the update. Praise God! Certainly encouraging steps for you all. A long road ahead but the Lord is with you all through every up and down and bend in that road to recovery. Boys are continuing to pray for the man who says "Hello Cobber" to them - be assured of our continued prayer for you all.
Mon, 4 May 2009 6:29 pm - Pat Gartlan -
We are continuing our pleas to God that your father and all your family are feeling comforted and that his recovery is proceeding well.
Mon, 4 May 2009 11:06 am - Graeme and Bette Pearson -
Praise God for the great progress. Ken is going to find the journey notes and people's comments very interesting reading, when he is able to do so. Blessings to all
Mon, 4 May 2009 8:58 am - Shane and Louise -
So pleased to read you are doing so well Ken. We look forward to being able to catch up with you as soon as you are upto it. Love and Blessings to you Ken and the whole family.
Mon, 4 May 2009 8:46 am - Garth and Michele -
How excited you all must be to have experienced yet again the life saving presence of God. We are rejoicing with you and thanking God that His word does not return to Him void but goes forth to do what it was sent for. Have a great day and enjoy His presence.
Mon, 4 May 2009 3:58 am - Alison Wherrett -
It's wonderful to hear that Ken's health continues to head in a positive direction. Our thoughts & prayers are with all the extended Overton family. SHALOM Love, Alison
Sun, 3 May 2009 6:56 pm - Noel and Julie Sims (Brisbane) -
Thankyou God. Thankyou God. Grant patience, mercy and grace to Ken and all the family in the long road ahead.
Sun, 3 May 2009 11:30 am - Phil and Norma Mawer -
Praise our gracious GOD. He is awesome and doing miraculous things in his childrens lives and we give thanks for the progress Ken is making. You must all be just so happy. It was so good to read this update. Our prayers contiue for Ken, Lyn and families. Awesome! love Phil and Norma
Sun, 3 May 2009 8:49 am - Peter & Leonie -
Again more progress and some wonderful news on the healing path. Look forward to hearing more in the days ahead. Peter & Leonie
Sun, 3 May 2009 8:18 am - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
Very good news everyone! It must be great to have something to laugh about and Ken wouldn't mind that it is at his expense. The Lord has heard the prayers of His people, blessed be the Name of the Lord.
Sat, 2 May 2009 8:07 pm - Howard and Julie Ashton -
Hi Ken and Lyn, We three have something in common for which we praise the Lord. We have all had a Miraculous Healing. Wow!! God certainly is alive and gracious. Thank You Lord. These daily updates have been so helpful in knowing how to pray for you all, Love to you all form us.
Sat, 2 May 2009 10:31 am - Vince & Heather -
Thanks for encouraging our faith by your daily reports, which all seem to heading in the right direction! They fuel our prayers and desire to see a full recovery for dear Ken.
Sat, 2 May 2009 8:32 am - Ken Speakman -
Dear Ken and Family: I am a friend of your brother Colin. I am also a member of the Gideons International. Colin and I spent two weeks together in Thailand in Nov. 2005. He has informed me of your illiness and I want you to know we are praying daily for your recovery. God Bless. We shall keep up with your progress on this site.
great news guys , thinking of you all tonight, will give our church an update tomorrow , just watched lyns miracle journey again tonight, God is amazing how he loves us !will keep praying, your adventist family in christ,,
Fri, 1 May 2009 8:41 pm - Cymone and family -
We are so happy to hear that progress is being made, one step at a time. Look forward to the day when we can see your smiling face in the office again. all our love to you all!
Fri, 1 May 2009 8:32 pm - Paul and Cynthia Arnold -
The news on Ken is very encouraging and we are grateful to God foe His mercies - new every morning!. Have a great weekend guys and love to all the family. Paul & Cynthia
Fri, 1 May 2009 8:31 pm - Ray & Margaret -
Praising God! Wonderful to hear of the progress - however small. We have an awesome and powerful God who loves us all dearly. Will continue to pray and believe for Ken's complete healing.
Fri, 1 May 2009 7:55 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Great to hear some positive news --- keep up the good work Ken! Love to all the family
Fri, 1 May 2009 6:33 pm - Dennis & Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Praise God that ken is showing so much improvement. We will continue to uphold you all.
Fri, 1 May 2009 3:57 pm - Mary LARKUM (Marcus' friend in Burundi) -
What a wonderful faithful Father we have! I continue to pray for your Dad and for you all and love to read of the good news of his progress. " Let patience have her perfect work that you may be perfect and complete wanting nothing" (James 1:4) God bless you all
Fri, 1 May 2009 2:48 pm - Jan Badcock -
Just a thought guys, what about asking for a speech pathologist to give you a communication board so that your Dad can point to or just look at the thing he is wanting to communicate? Call me if you want some ideas. Blessings Jan
Fri, 1 May 2009 12:28 pm - Jane Donaghy -
To Ken, Lyn, Nick, Andrew,Justin,Vanessa and families,so glad to hear of Ken's amazing improvement, thinking of you all, such positive news. Jane Tim and family.
Fri, 1 May 2009 8:38 am - Andrew and Virgie Cox, Gold Coast -
We have been watching Ken's progress with great anticipation and trusting our Lord to continue the healing process that is nothing short of a modern day miracle. We have all been blessed and encouraged to see our prayers answered even so slowly, but each step taken is one less to go, and we would like to encourage his family to continue on with patience, thankyou so much for the updates we eagerly look forward to them.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:04 pm - Dennis -
Hi Ken, I am missing your phone calls, that special enthusiasm, our shares discussion and the odd lunch. Thinking and praying for you every day mate.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:01 pm - Shane & Louise -
We are so pleased that Ken is continuing to improve, we continue to pray for a full recovery.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 8:46 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Another positive day which is great to hear. One small step at a time, and then another and then another. Soon the news will be just wonderful! Peter & Leonie
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 8:29 pm - Eve Gray (Gordon's wife - in Adelaide.) -
We are thrilled to hear of your positive progress, Ken. It is very similar to what the Lord did for Gordon and we're looking forward to hearing more good news very soon. May God continue to heal you and in time, give you full strength again, as he has done for Gordon. We thank God for his loving care of you.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 7:49 pm - Pat & Kevin langmaid -
such good news Ken just remember little steps become big ones god bless
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 5:58 pm - John Jeffries - Christian Blind Mission (CBM) -
Dear Ken and family, I was sad to hear the news of your poor health. Please know that we here at CBM Australia will be praying for you. May God continue to be close to you all. Blessings - John.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 5:51 pm - Paul and Ann-Maree Scott (Hobart) -
In prayer for the family and encouraged by the progress (as slow as it probably seems) May the Lord continue to give you the strength you need for each day and inspire hope.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 5:15 pm - Maurice and Heather Hasvey Warrnambool -
May the peace of our Lord be with you in this long journey. We pray with you in Hope Strength Assurence and Love in Our Lord Jesus.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:30 am - Alex & Tamara Grey -
Ken you are in our prayers and thoughts, we are encouraged so far but know you have a long road ahead, may God give you the strength to persevere. We know God can heal you, and may he guide all the doctors as they make their decisions. To Lynne and the rest of the family we are praying for you and with you too. Continue in faith, with God's assurance and travel safely. May his miracles continue!!!
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:19 pm - Kelli and the Hobbs' -
Our continued love and support to all of you guys- praise the Lord for any positive steps forward- even the little ones. Know that we are with you in spirit as your Dad becomes more physically strong with each day.
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 8:03 pm - Ruth and Wayne Jessup -
Hi Ken, Lyn, Nick, Nat, Andrew, Steph, Justin, Naomi and Vanessa,we continue to pray and praise with you. Sometimes when facing a long hard road it is good to turn around and remember how far He has already brought you - mind you that does not make the long days in hospital go any faster! Love Ruth and Wayne.
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 7:50 pm - Steve and Meags -
Praise God in the highest for His Son and His hope. You have encouraged us Ken throughout the journey so far because even without words (which would be very frustrating especially for chatterboxes like us) we know how much you trust and love the Lord. We continue to pray for healing and now particularly for wisdom for all the medical staff and for continued health and safety in travel of all of your family. Love lots, the Smiths
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 7:49 pm - Mike Foster -
Fantastic news Nick with Kens recovery and..Well done to you and thanks for keeping us informed. Kens is going to have a blast reading all the comments and messages of LOVE.
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 7:30 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Wonderful news Nick, sitting up today albeit with help is just great. As for the lip readers...just goes to show how we are all blessed with special talents and are able to help others. Will stay in touch and getting more optimistic by the day. Peter & Leonie
Gateway are praying for you all constantly. We are trusting God for another miracle in your family.
Jen's sister is Julie Waterhouse who lives in Ringwood North in Melbourne.
Julie is friends with Bruce Wood who lives down near Freycinet somewhere (Swansea?). Bruce is the recipient of Julie's husband's heart (he died over 5 years ago from a fall from a roof) and I know Bruce has met him before. So pass that on to him one day when he is well enough. He will be interested. My sister is a strong Christian and goes to Ringwood Church of Christ. She has certainly presented the gospel to Bruce many times.
Take care - all of you. Much love, prayers are with you all.
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:22 am - Arnold Austin Secretary Elizabeth Street Gospel Hall -
Dear Mrs Overton and family I would like you to know that for some weeks now our members have been praying for Ken, some of us are able to view your reports from the computer and yesterday the recent ones were read and prayer was made. PRAYER CHANGES THINGS Christian greetings from us all. Arnold
Ken and family you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers daily. It is so helpful having daily updates, they not only bring our hearts closer to this difficult journey you're travalling at the moment (and thereby direct our prayers), but also glorify His name by showing and reminding us each and every day what an awesome Father in heaven we have. We thank God for his healing in Ken thus far and pray that he is able to communicate with you all soon. Love Noo and Craig
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 9:05 pm - Ken & Helen How -
God is still on the Throne,& He will remember His Own, though trials may press us,& burdens distress us, He never will leave us alone,God is still on the Throne,& He will remember His Own, His Promise is True, He will Not forget You, God is still on The Throne. May You all be concious of His Presence.
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 8:29 pm - Leigh and Marie Minehan -
We continue to think of you all and look forward to more good news, may you all be encouraged.
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 8:11 pm - Peter & Leonie -
May Ken be given the patience & tolerance to cope with whatever speed of recovery is before him and may he be blessed with the fullest possible recovery. More good news, however modest, is always welcome. Great to hear. Peter & Leonie
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:11 pm - Rachel Moore -
Wow what an improvement since the beginning. My love to all the family. I pray that God will continue to give you strength and encouragement as you walk this journey. Love always Rachel
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 8:31 am - PETER AND MARILYN HOPKINS -
WE CONTINUE TO KEEP UP WITH KENS PROGRESS WHICH IS LOOKING MUCH BRIGHTER.ALL OUR LOVE TO LYN AND FAMILY.
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 7:45 am - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
We are all thankful to the Lord who is the "Great Healer". May Ken continue to gain strength and be able to talk and eat again soon.Our love to you all and we will keep on praying for the Lord to continue His work in Ken.
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 5:52 am - June & Bill Baker-Shoalhaven Heads -
Why should we wonder at this miracle of healing. We have such a great and powerful God who hears our every cry....But we do! May He continue this work.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:46 pm - Tony Levick -
Ah Yes ! It is fantastic to have Ken now starting the physio exercises. As I watched them with my Mum and Dad, I used to think 'That seems to be not much use. How is that going to make any difference.' But low and behlod, in a few days there was some improvement, and then a week or two later Dad was doing laps of the wards on his floor.
Yes we are on this journey, and it is not yet time to start the chorus "Are we there yet!" But I do praise the Lord for these growing glimmers of recovery.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:38 pm - Helen & Owen -
How good is the God we adore ............. it's just awesome progress. Love to all
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:32 pm - Stuart & Karen -
Great news today. PTL. We are in Melbourne at the beginning of a six month trip around part of Aus. It is great to be able to keep up with your progress Ken. Love to you and Lyn and the family. See you when we get home later in the year.
Praise the Lord for His Healing and the great progress Ken is making. We will continue to pray, but are giving thanks too!!!
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 9:54 pm - Narelle Williams -
Feet on the ground!!! What an awesome progress - soon the talking and steps will come. Praise the Lord
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 8:40 pm - Tom and Iemke Clifford - Brisbane -
Praise God for good news thus far! We continue to pray for Ken's healing and for strength for Lyn and the family. Deut 33:27 (a) The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. (Our Heavenly Father's arms never tire of holding His children). With our love, Tom and Iemke
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 8:25 pm - maddie ling -
thats awesome news. i hope you all have a great day. =) lots of love, maddie
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 5:58 pm - Greg Marshall -
The newa is great and our thoughts and prayers are still with you, one of Kens favourite calls "Where there is Life there is Hope"
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 4:53 pm - Karl Faase -
Great to hear of the improvement in Kens condition, trust you all contuine to experience Gods grace and strength.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 4:49 pm - David and Meryl Dawson, Melbourne -
Great to hear there is some improvement. We pray that Ken's strength will return gradually and that he will be able to communicate with you all soon. God only promises us one day at a time. God bless you and keep you all.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 4:08 pm - George & Rita Galieh -
What great news! One day at a time...that's what the Lord promises all of us. We do hope and pray that each day will bring a renewing Of Ken's strength. We're thinking of Lyn and the family too. God bless and keep you!
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:23 am - Brenton Best MP -
Hoping the good news of Kens improvement continues to recovery.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 9:18 am - Robert & Heather Webb -
Great to hear the positive news. Let's hope Ken continues to improve and is back with his loving family soon.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 8:57 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
"Have a great day tomorrow, and don't take it for granted!" I like it Nick - a good reminder. It's so good to see that Ken is getting there; so good that the Almighty is answering our prayers; so good that He sees our requests in the way we do at this time. KK
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 8:47 am - Sarina Jessup -
After not tuning in since mid last week it's fantastic to hear such positive news. The road will be long and challenging but achievable :-) You remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 7:07 am - Peter & Leonie -
More wonderful news, may Ken's progress just keep getting better and better. Peter & Leonie
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 3:20 am - Raoul and Diabra -
Thats fantastic news. We have been reading your updates every day and praying for you all each night. Thanks for keeping the updates going Nick, it helps us keep in touch even though we are so far away - it is fantastic to hear that Ken is progressing well. I hope you are all doing OK through this time.
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:44 pm - Phil and Norma Mawer -
Great news :) We have an awesome God, Praise Him for Kens' progress. Will be praying for wisdom for the doctors, physiotherapists and all concerned in Kens' trearment. Blessings x
What a great and wonderful God we have who hears and answers prayer. Great news about Ken's continued improvement and the start of phsyio tomorrow. We continue to pray for you all,that you will be given strength for each day and refreshing rest each night and for safety for those who are travelling back and forth. Our love to you all.
Praise God, good news So thankful to God for what He is doing in Ken's life.We should not be amazed because this is what we have been asking God to do.Our love and our continued prayers for Ken, Lyn and all the family. God Bless xx
Praise God! ... and like the folk just before us, we continue to bear you all up before the Throne ... especially your Mum and Dad. We look forward to to-morrow, and all the to-morrows to follow - as they say, "the longest journey begins with the first step", but it seems these first few really positive steps may be being taken. Thanks again Nicholas, for your constant efforts with these updates - without them I doubt there would have been such concentrated and intelligent praying for your Dad. Your role one day be shown to us to have been as significant as the doctors!! Keep it up, and God bless.
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 8:34 pm - david and janet kraus -
thank you for such encouraging news. we are so thankful to God for His hand on Ken, and on your family. thank you for all the updates you write. we think of you all the time.
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 8:32 pm - Don Hay -
Good news indeed, thank you for keeping us updated.
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 8:17 pm - Kevin & Sue Towns -
This is great news .... We continue to pray Love to Ken and Lynn
Great news about KJ. Once the physios start working with him, I'm sure there'll be a new energy in Ken that you haven't seen in the last 2 months. How wonderful to have some really good news, and something to look forward to. No doubt Ken really enjoyed the family time on the weekend, and hearing him talk again will be another 'small' miracle in the big miracle of his recovery. Love Janice xxx
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 7:54 pm - Dennis and Joy Brown - Adelaide -
We give thanks to the Lord for the more positive new of the last few days, and will continue to pray for Ken's recovery, as well as strength and a sense of inner peace for you all in knowing the Lord is always with you in a very real way during this most trying time.
"THou, which has shown me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up from the depths of the earth, and thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side".Psalm 71:20,21.Written by the psalmist David as he expressed his confidance in God, may it continue to be yours.
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 7:08 pm - matthew julie a james -
this is good to hear to you lyn and the family all love prayes and the hope that ken is geting there love to all the family
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 4:14 pm - Craig Townsend -
Its moving to see the obvious extent of Ken's impact across Australia and with connections around the globe responding with love, prayer and concern. I've been tracking your progress and forwarding prayer reequests into our Fusion prayer grid which is also global. May you and Lyn and the family and hope. Craig Townsend
A very special family facing a very unique challenge. Continuing to pray for you with much love Ken, Lyn, Vanessa, Nick & Nat ... and all your family, knowing that God will do His perfect work xxx
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 8:41 am - Patti Sirgoski -
Hi guys, It's very encouraging to hear of progress, no matter how small. God is faithful and you are all in prayers daily. Thank you so much for the updates that bring us news each day. Much love to you all.
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 10:57 pm - mark & judy denney -
great news' any small sign of improvement is good to hear.also we are pleased to hear kens kidneys are functioning better.sounds like a long road ahead but light at the end of the tunnel.we have just came home from melb today marks cancer is stable hasnt spread ' so we are very thank full. praise the lord.just take 1 day at a time much easier. be nice if we could see the big picture. well better get to bed its been a long day as you would all understand. love to you all.
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 10:00 pm - Theo & Heather Gray -
We are very encouraged to read this new information. Thankyou.
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 8:45 pm - Steve and Nat -
Hey guys, So great to read tonight's update. We rejoice with you and continue to uphold Ken and all of you. God Bless.
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 11:45 am - Beris Konetschnik -
It seems to me that sometimes, people speak more loudly of Jesus when they are in desperate straits and can't speak, than when they are hale and hearty. I think that maybe Ken's illnes is confronting more people about Jesus than he'd have been able to do if he hadn't become ill. God simply asks if we are willing to be used by him in whatever way he chooses. Though it has taken Ken to the very jaws of death, I know he's say "Yes, Lord, whatever you want!" Thank God for Ken's faithfulness. Please Lord, bring Ken through so that he may once again testify himself to your greatness. God bless Lyn and family as you also along with Ken are a part of God's message to the world at this time. Love, Beris
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 11:00 am - Peter & Leonie -
Hi Ken, I've been interstate the past few days and have just caught up with what seems the most positive of news of the past few weeks, we are so pleased to see Ken's healing progress. Will continue to hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. Peter & Leonie
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 12:10 am - Graeme Gillam & Family -
Dear Ken & Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers and your fine example is upliftimg.
Hi Ken, Good to hear that things are moving in the right direction. We had a meeting for the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast today and things are moving along well. Looking forward to being able to share it with you at some stage. We're trusting and praying that things will continue to improve. Blessings...
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 8:46 pm - Margie and Rob -
Dear Ken, I'm writing this one for you as I figure eventually you'll have the energy and desire to read through these messages. I must say (and your sister Anne will probably share my sentiments) I did miss sharing my birthday with you this year and look forward to being able to do so next year. I just wanted to tell you about a little group of school children in Darwin who have been asking God to 'heal Uncle Ken and make him better'. This week I told them that the doctors were helping you to wake up now, so we all blew up a balloon to celebrate and wrote a message on it. The children wrote things like, "Thank you for healing Uncle Ken", "Thank you for making Uncle Ken better", "I love you Uncle Ken" etc and we thanked God for healing you. I look forward to having a good old 'chin wag' with you when the time is right! Hang in there, Kenny boy. Love Margie.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 8:39 pm - Shane & Rhonda Welsh -
Good to hear the latest news. All glory to God for His keeping power and the skill and knowledge He has given to the medical staff. We continue to pray for Ken's recovery and abiding peace for Lyn and the Overton family.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 8:05 pm - Phil & Norma -
Praise God for Kens' progress. Good news for you all.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 7:41 pm - Pastor Roth of Prek Root, Cambodia, via Rod & Cheryl Cope -
Pastor Roth visited our home today and asked how Ken was progressing and we were able to give him the latest news from this site. He passes on his best wishes to Ken, hoping and praying that Ken experiences the miraculous , healing hand of God and that his health is fully restored.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 3:46 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
We are continually amazed at our Awesome God.We pray that you will know His strength as you travel together the road ahead knowing He holds you all in His Hands.
Fri, 24 Apr 2009 8:37 am - Gordon, Dianne, Joshua, Caleb & Abbey Kelly -
You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Love to you ALL, the Kellys xxxxx
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:28 pm - Bettye -
Dear Lyn, Nic and family, Your perseverence in prayer believing is wonderful, and so we pray on with you. I looked again at your family photo and the look on Ken's face reminded of a time recently when praying with someone else Ken said, "We just pray on." There are so many ways we can communicate without words - just a touch and a smile and a being there is so important. I trust too that you are all taking a break and being sure to eat properly. May God richly bless you and sustain you through this difficult time knowing that it is all in His hands. Blessings Bettye
Such good news to hear of improvement. God is good - all the time. Thanks for the updates, great when we are travelling Australia.We will continue to pray for Ken and Lyn and all the family.
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 5:10 pm - Janette Heazlewwod -
Appreciate the updates. Great to hear Ken is improving after his operation. Will continue to pray for him and all of you as I know it can sometimes be harder in some ways for the family looking on than the patient. God bless you and keep you.
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 4:16 pm - PETER MARTIN SWAN HILL -
GOD AS U BY HIS HAND KEN HE IS THERE RIGHT NOW WITH IS HAND IN YOUR HAND AND I KNOW U ARE TO GET BETTER MY DEAR BROTHER AS I SIT HERE AND WRITE THIS I KNOW GOD WILL PULL U THROW THIS AS THERE IS NO WAY BUT GOD WAY AND THAT WAY IS THE BEST WAY AS I NOW KNOW FORI PUT MY TRUST IN GOD ON THE 4_1_009 SO GOD BE TITH U KEN ASI KNOW HE IS THERE SITING ON YOUR BED AND HOLDING YOUR HANDS IN HIS HEANDS AND GOD BLESS YOUR FAMMLIY TO ASTHAY ARE IN MY HEART EVERY DAY...
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 4:07 pm - peter and joy martin -
it is good to hear my dear brother in god that u are geting better as i am parying for u every daY AND I KNOW GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE MATE SO GET WILL SOON OK A SI KNOW GAD WILL PULL U OUT OF THIS MATE LOVE FROM PETER AND JOY MARTIN..
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 2:56 pm - John and Margaret (next door neighbours) -
We only became aware of Kens illness 10 days ago. We both wish him a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with him.We also are thinking of Lyn and the trauma she must be going through in this difficult time.
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 8:20 am - Bryan and Jan Mansfield -
It is so good to read of Ken's gradual progress and we continue to pray for his complete healing. Thankyou Nick for the opportunity to read these up=dates. May God continue to strengthen both you and your family.
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 9:02 pm - Tom, Gwenda, Joshua, Samuel & Thomas McKinney -
What an encouragement to you all to see even a slight improvement. Was reminded today of that song that was such a blessing to Uncle Ken when Auntie Lyn was sooooo ill - "He knows my name, He knows my every thought. He sees each tear that falls, And hears me when I call". May the Lord continue to be your source of strength & comfort. "Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for YOU". Love to you all .... Thanks for the updates.
We have just read today's update on Ken and are so pleased to hear that Ken's recovery is heading in the right direction. We are continuing to pray for Lyn & the whole family and trust in the Lord for some more good news in the days to come. Thinking of you all . Thanks again for the daily updates from the family it is a fantastic tool for everyone to keep updated.
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 7:36 pm - Ray & Jenny Youd -
So pleased you are having little pieces of positive news Nick
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 4:27 pm - Brian and Rae Wallace -
I have just checked Ken's progress after a few days and it is wonderful to hear that the operation went well. Praise the Lord, I pray that God's grace will touch you all during these difficult hours and you are reassured of his never-ending peace and love.
We have been praying every day for Ken and the family since we first heard of Ken's illness. You continue in our prayers and we are trusting God for full recovery. Peace and patience to all. Blessings
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:33 pm - ANDREW KATHRYN, APRIL AND MEG -
IT IS GOOD TO HEAR SOME POSITIVE NEWS ABOUT YOUR HUBBIE AND DAD AND GRANDAD, I WILL GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD IN MY NEXT PRAYER AND WILL KEEP CONTINUING TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL . SAY HELLO TO YOUR MUM FOR ME PLEASE NICK. THANKS BYE FOR NOW.
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:14 am - Julie, Mark, Leon Reid and families -
We have been following updates and pleased hear the latest news. Thinking of you all.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 9:40 pm - Derek & Helene Morse -
We praise God for the progress you have made so far and believe Him for continued healing. We have missed meeting you on the walking track Ken but look forward to seeing you there again in the future. God bless you and your family.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 9:21 pm - Rob & Lyn Laycock -
Dear Lyn It was great to spend time with you last week and so great to hear about Ken being off Dialysis and now they are going to wake him up. We'll continue to pray for you all and pray that Ken will stay stable. Thanks for the updates and trust our Lord that you all have strength for tomorrow. Love Rob Lyn Nathan and Daniel.
Just a little 'hello' to you all, and to say how I marvel at the way your whole family is dealing with the situation: with patience,with understanding, with sensitivity, and steady,unwavering Faith. May God bless you all.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 6:34 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
Great to read the good news of Ken's improvement, may the Lord continue to be his Strength and Healer.It must be a relief to hear the consultant intensive's prognosis. We continue to pray for you Lyn and for you all.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 5:45 pm - Bruce and Fae Howard -
Hi (again) Ken, We are encouraged by Monday's report and hope that you will now continue to improve each day without any further set-backs. You may still have a long road in front of you, and some of it may be gravel, but just knowing that at the end of that road your loving family and friends are waiting to welcome you home again will inspire and strengthen your resolve and determination to beat any odds against you.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 4:44 pm - Sarina Jessup -
Great to hear Ken is off Dialysis that's a positive step forward.
We continue to pray for Ken, knowing that Gods hands are upon him.Being able to access the regular updates is great and for us , allows us to pray intelligently for Kens needs and his condition and praise Him for every small step forward.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 2:57 pm - Paul Grubb -
Thanks for the updates. It is good to see that things continue forward even if it seems very rocky at times. Ken's challenge puts my life in perspective. Hang in there Ken. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 1:04 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Great to hear of another small step forward for Ken wiht many more to follow we trust. Peter & Leonie
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:31 am - Len and Wilma Cripps -
Great to hear there is positive news.We certainly have a great God. May our Lord keep you all in His precious care.
Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:37 am - Grant & Fi Medwin -
Just a note to say that we are thinking of you and can't wait to catch up with you all when Mr Overton is back on his feet cracking silly jokes with Brian!! Love you all very much.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 10:04 pm - Steve and Levina Hext -
Thank you for allowing us to share this journey with you. You are all constantly in our prayers. We rejoice with you on the good days and entrust you into His care when things get tough. It is good to know that God is in control and may you all receive much peace, strength and comfort for whatever the future holds.
We praise and thank God for His care of you all and for the improvement and positive progress in Ken's condition today. We continue to keep you all in our prayers and thank you Nick for the updates, we check it every day. Our God is sovereign and nothing can take us from His love & care. We pray for you all and for the medical & nursing staff caring for you Ken, & for Divine wisdom to be given to them to implement the correct care. Love to you all.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 9:45 pm - Jenni and Les Gainer -
Great to hear today's positive news. Our God is good! Hadn't previously told you but Chaplains at RPA Hospital Sydney, as well as many from our church family, have all been praying for Ken and each one of you. We are mindful that the road ahead is long, not only for Ken but for all of you, and we will continue in our prayers that Ken's healing and progress will remain headed in the right direction and that your strength and hope will be sustained throughout the journey.Sending our love and blessings - Jenni and Les
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 9:05 pm - Marg and Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Hi everyone, Have just read today's update and feel so relieved I don't know whether to laugh or cry! I'll probably go yar-hooing around the lounge room after I finish writing this! What W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L news!!! Yesterday while we were singing in church I had a picture of Ken in ICU (which was glowing with yellow light). He was propped up with pillows in bed, smiling (no tubes). Maybe that day's not so far away now. Love to you all.
Praise God for the positive development! We will keep praying for healing for Ken, and strength for all the family. Christian love & blessings to all from us both.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 8:36 pm - Mike Jopson -
Great to read the updates Nick & to see improvements in Ken's health. The journey may be long but be assured that God is always with you & I guess you'd be blown away from the prayers & hits just from this website. I know from when I had my accident & was in Melbourne, I had people praying & visiting that I had never met. God sure works in mysterious & beautiful ways! Keeping all of you in my prayers & thanks for all the effort into the website with all that you have on your hands but it sure helps us to pray specifically.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 8:31 pm - Abbey Kelly -
Hay there Mr.O. I am very happy to know that you are getting a little better. Love you Lots and Lots Abbey xxx
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 7:53 pm - Janice E-D, Pete & Sophie Didlick -
How wonderful to hear the news that Ken is off dialysis and is heading in the right direction. Let's hope and pray that he keeps going in this direction. To Lyn and family, you are doing an amazing job being there for Ken as much as you are. You are all constantly in our thoughts as you undertake this journey that you've been thrust into. God has plans to give us a hope and a future, to prosper us and not to harm us. We pray that you continue to feel hope and promise. Love from us all, Janice, Pete and Sophie xxx
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 2:02 pm - Jan Badcock -
Dear Lyn and family, I just heard about this web site, and am really glad to know where to go for an update on Ken's progress. May God grant all of you the peace that passes all understanding.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 10:40 am - John Taekema -
I will keep prayng for you all. Thanks for keeping us all up to date.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 7:58 am - Joy Watson -
Continuing to pray for you all. Thank you for faithfully taking the time & effort to keep the information flowing via this website.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 7:49 am - Alan and Pam Pattison -
Continuing to support Ken and all family members in our prayers. God will continue to sustain you all.
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 2:02 am - Mary Larkum -
You don't know me. I am a friend of Marcus Wise. I live and work in Burundi. I just want you to know that I am praying for Ken and for all of you as you walk through these difficult days. For sure the Lord has a perfect and good plan for all of you. May you know His peace and His wonderful love surrounding you.
God bless you all
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 10:30 pm - Jenni and Les Gainer -
Good to hear that Ken's temperature is back to normal after so many weeks! We want you to know that we are continuing to pray for Ken's healing and wholeness, checking each day for updates which we so appreciate.We are assured that God is holding Ken's life in the safety and care of His loving arms at this uncertain time, the same strong arms that are holding each one of you throughout these difficult and tenuous days. May you all be sustained by the peace and power of our faithful God moment by moment as you keep trusting in Him. We love you so much and sre feeling for you all in your distress. Jenni, Les and all their family o o o o o o o o
We watch eagerly for your updates Nicholas so we can walk through the valley with you, we have a prayer team here on the Gold Coast supporting us in prayer for Ken, Lyn and the whole family. What a responsibility it is for all of us who know the Lord to uphold this family as they encourage each one of us in our walk and our dependance upon God as they truly are. Ken we love you and earnestly pray that God will sustain you and keep you in his care.
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 8:37 pm - Norma Mawer -
Dear Lyn and family, It s a privelege to walk with you on this journey and realize that God does hold everything in His hands, but who else better? Although the uncertanty of the situation is difficult, it is not uncertain in Gods' eyes.He is awesome and I am cetain He is doing amazing things with Ken, He understands how you feel.Just be still and know He is GOD..Love Norma x
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 5:41 pm - Andrew and Sue Fisher -
We in Circular Head who know and love Ken and Lyn have been praying for quite some time and will continue to uphold Ken and the family beofre the throne of the most Awesome God. I remember many youth events at their home in East Devonport and have seen Ken and Lyn serve wholeheartedly the Lord who now keeps you all so close to His heart. Many of us pray for divine healing - what God's answer will be, we trust Him for and know it will be so clearly from Him. Let go, and let God. May all the Overton family know God's very presence and comfort as you wait, and peace from the heavens in whatever lies ahead. Christ is sovereign over all. God bless and keep you all.
May God sustain you all as a family through this testing time. We continue to pray for Ken's recovery and we know that God will use this circumstance to His glory and His purposes.
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 3:03 pm - Stewart and Fran Cuddy -
Thanks for keeping all informed through this wonderful website. Great to hear Ken's temperature has returned to normal and we are continuing to pray for Ken, Lyn and the family. God bless.
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 2:10 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Great to hear about Ken's normal temperature, may it be a small step on the raod to recovery. In our thoughts and pryaers as always. Peter & Leonie
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 9:28 pm - Kong and Jia -
Dear Overton Family, we continue to pray for you all everyday. It's really good to hear that Ken's body temperature has returned to normal, and hopefully it will continue so. May GOd continue to protect Ken from infections and heal him from his illness. We pray that Ken will be comfortable and you all will be strengthened to be able to persevere all this in faith.Amen.
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 9:00 pm - Margie and Rob -
Very pleased to find Ken's temperature is back to normal. It's amazing the triggers that remind me of you Lynette, and Ken. Couldn't help but think of you both as we went hurtling down some waterslides today!
Our association with the Overton's is mainly from previous camping trips to Port Sorell (sometimes Pieman River) water skiing, fishing etc particularly during the 80's decade. They were great times!
One of my many memories is that "old faithful" blue tractor (with the crank) that he (Ken) used to tow their boat..... I wonder if he still has it.
Dear Ken, Lyn, Nicholas, Andrew, Justin & Vanessa and families, Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks for taking the time to do the updates Nicholas you're doing a great job with them and they are really appreciated.
Love to you all, Dorothy, Nigel, Suzie, Karen & Angela xxxxx
ps Dad is regularly checking your updates too and has posted several messages.
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 8:08 pm - Lynette & Ivan -
Dear Lyn and family, You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you Nic for the updates, please look after yourselves. We are thankful that Ken's temperature has come down and that his body is restful. God is our refuge and strength. Much love Lynette & Ivan xx
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 7:53 pm - Kelli Hobbs and Family -
You have all been in our minds especially the last few days- we continue to uphold you here in SA. Good news about your Dad's temperature. x
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 7:48 pm - Marjorie Weeks -
We're supporting you all in love and prayer as you go through this. XX
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 1:30 pm - James and Heather Lambert and family -
To all of the dear Overton families. May "the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:7) "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way..." (2 Thess 3:16) Much love and prayers.
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 1:00 pm - Norma Mawer -
Dear Lyn and family, I encourage you to hold fast and press into God.I pray for strength and endurance for you all during Kens' recovery. much love Norma xx
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 9:49 am - Val and Steve Warwick -
Our thoughts and prayers continue for you all. We know that you are walking in the Lord's words from Psalm 46:- "Be still, and know that I am God." May He be your total sufficiency through this long journey. Val
God bless your recovery, we have many fond memories of port sorrel. May you know the holy spirits peace, comfort and love. viv
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 5:26 pm - Gane Family -
Dear Lyn and family, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you as we pray for ongoing miracles. God is good and we just uphold you all to Him, and pray for total and perfect healing. "But for you who revere My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings and you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall." Mal 4.2 God bless you, always, our love, Chris, Stewart and family Penny, Heather, Matthew, Lyndal, Robert, Claire & Rob & Gabriel
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 3:34 pm - George & Rita Galieh Sydney -
Dear Lyn and family,we have been away ministering over the Easter period, and have just caught up with your updates and all the expressions of encouragement and prayers that are constantly being brought before the Lord. What a great testimonial to such a faithful man! We feel blessed to join in with everyone by upholding Ken - and yourselves - in this gruelling time. All our heartfelt love and prayers, George & Rita
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 3:29 pm - Neil Walker -
I am praying for you all. I remember with fondness many youth group times at Ken and Lynn's Ambleside house and their faithfulness which was a real witness to me. Even now may I encourage you that at this time God is faithful and will be with you all.
Praying for you Ken and also your amazing family. You are deeply loved by many! Father God knows you well Ken and your Father's Heart.
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:25 am - Bruce and Fae Howard -
Hi Ken, We continue to monitor your progress through the webb and trust that it will not be long before you will be fit and well enough to read all the messages your self.It is a tough time for all and we are conscious that your family are deeply worried and concerned about you at this critical time.
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 8:14 am - Clem & helen Adams -
nother day of prayer and of trusting in our God. We never know what each day will bring but we pray it will be extra strength to cope with all that we must face. May God be with you all today. Prov 3:5 & 6
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:35 pm - Kate Francis -
So pleased the operation went well. Continuing to pray for total healing and an abundance of peace to be upon Ken and the whole family every day. Love Kate
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:34 pm - Dennis & Marilyn -
We can only be amazed by Ken's fighting capacity over this long difficult journey and are awed and encouraged by the prayers of so many caring friends. To Lyn and family we can only try to imagine the load. We are with you and will continue to pray asking God for a good outcome.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:23 pm - Graham and Gloria Scott -
We continue to uphold you all in our prayers trusting the Lord to continue to strengthen you all.Our prayers are with the medical team too that the Lord will give them wisdom with the ongoing treatment of Ken.Love to you all.
Praise God Ken is through his operation. We will continue to remember him in prayer and also Lyn and the rest of the family. We pray you will be at peace through this stressful time for you all. Our love to you all.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 9:38 pm - Dawn Trefry -
praying for ken lyn and all the family for strenth and Gods comfort too you all at this time love the trefrys
It has been wonderful to hear how the surgery went, and to see the clear demonstration of your firm grip on the Lord ... all of you! Praise God! We continue to pray especially for for your precious Dad (and extra specially for you, Lyn). We thank God that you not only know, but that you accept that He is in the Lord's hands ... this is the faith that really enables God to work, and He IS still on the Throne. We know we can all trust Him, but it is sometimes very hard. We continue to pray for you each one - what a test! We praise God too for the great medical team, and pray for them constantly. I only wish we could do more. I didn't really appreciate just how much we love you, but we do. Thanks again, Nicholas, for your dedication to keeping the updates current ... we do appreciate them very much.
Our thoughts are with Ken & his family at this tough time. Hope every day shows some improvement.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 1:35 pm - Louise, Emma and James Leslie -
Our thoughts are with Ken, Lyn, their family and all those close to them.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:59 am - Glenn and Robyn Ferguson -
Our thoughts and prayers continue for Ken, Lyn and the extended family.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:39 am - Paul and Ann-Maree Scott (Hobart) -
Words are so deficient at a time like this. I thank God that the Holy Spirit will translate our inarticulate prayers - for strength and hope, for Him to meet Ken where he is now (in coma) and infuse him with power to combat infection, for stilling the fears of the family esp. the grandchildren, that Ken might be in daily, hourly, immediate communion with the Lord, that all the family might find comfort in each other and in the will of God and that we, the church, would be used to sustain and encourage the family. To God be the Glory.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 9:53 am - Cathy Vos -
The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything,but in prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And THE PEACE OF GOD WHICH TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING, WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS. Bless you all with love, Cathy
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 9:02 am - Terri Spottiswoode -
In all things may God's name be glorified. God understands our pain so daily I bring you Lyn and your family to His feet in prayer that you will know His will for your lives and have the strength to accept His plans. With love Terri.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 8:02 am - Stephen Cornish -
Positive small steps are welcome news - faith in the Lord is giving us all strength and comfort - we all pray that Ken's progress will continue and that that faith and courage gives comfort to Ken's family particularly and to those who pray for his recovery. Steve
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 1:10 am - Jim Wallace -
Enroute US , but still praying - God Bless Jim
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 9:28 pm - Peter Cross -
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 8:56 pm - Garth and Michele -
We are praising the Lord tonight for His hand of protection today with the surgeons over kens operation. We are praying for you all for strength and His peace, knowing that "underneath are the everlasting arms". Thanks for keeping us up to date so our prayers can be specific. Love to you all, Garth and Michele
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 8:49 pm - Steve and Meags -
Praise God Almighty for answers to everyone's prayers for your operation Ken. What a witness it is to our children to pray and have answers! We continue to pray for you and healing of your earthly body and we thank God for you Lyn and all of your children and children-in-law and grandchildren, our brothers and sisters in Christ. We continue to pray for safety in travel and health and peace for the children. Love the Smiths
Dear Ken Lyn and family You are all constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Our prayer is that God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 8:23 pm - Ann & Greg Beck -
Thankyou to Nick for keeping us updated on Ken's progress. We have had all the Overton family in our thoughts & have been daily praying for Ken's recovery. We send our love to Lyn we are thinking of you. Great to hear that Ken has made it through the operation & we thank the Lord that it was without complication.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 8:18 pm - Joyce Waterhouse -
Dear Lyn,Ken & Family,My Love and Prayers continue to be wih you all.Your sister in the Lord.Joyce.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 8:08 pm - David and Meryl Dawson, Melbourne -
Praise God Ken is through his operation. We will continue to remember him in prayer and also the rest of the family. We pray you will be at peace through this stressful time for you all. Our love to you all.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 7:39 pm - Brett, Bronwyn, Ryan and Laura Eastley and Margaret Keep -
Hi to Lyn and all the family. We have been checking this web site regularly and continue to pray for Ken. Thank you so much for providing the updates. Amidst the thunder storm this morning, we prayed for the surgical procedures that were about to take place. It is great to hear that they were reasonably happy about the outcome. All the best for the following hours and days to come. You are not far from our thoughts.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 7:26 pm - Noel Jordan Burnie -
Ken is a man I have a lot of respect for, as a christian, my prayers for him will continual
Love & Prayers from Graham & Mavis to Ken and the family and from all your friends at Wesley Vale Community Church
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 7:06 pm - Stuart & Karen -
Thinking of you and still praying for you. "Fear not for I am with you" "Our God is an awesome God" nothing is too difficult for him. The updates are great and gives us specifics to pray for. Love to you Lyn and all the family
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 6:47 pm - Marg and Rob -
Still thinking of you all lots. Praying for you all and for life and healing for Ken as he recovers. Thank you Lord that the operation was without complications.
We value your up-dates, thank you. throughout each day you all are in our thoughts & prayers. With you we can humbly say, "as for God His way is perfect".
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 5:56 pm - Malcolm, Sandra and Mal Jnr Farrell -
To Lyn and all of the family, We're so very glad to hear of Ken's positive outcome from surgery this morning. May God's strength continue to provide the healing touch (physical, mental and spiritual) to us all. xxx
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 5:53 pm - Elizabeth "Betty" Harrison -
Dear Ken, Lyn and family. Praying for your recovery Ken. Love Betty.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 5:14 pm - Michael and Julie Ferguson -
Lord God, protect and help this family we pray. We call on you in the name of Jesus to give Ken life and health; and Lyn and family confidence that you are, somehow, in control whatever happens. Lord we thank you for these difficult times, that we may all grow in character and to one day soon be able to share a message of hope for others in need in future. Help everyone to have courage. Lord we pray your great name will be the words on everyone's lips who look on with amazement through this difficult and testing time. Thank you.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 4:23 pm - Carol & David Bussau -
We are praying with you and your family, that you will feel a precious intimacy with God in these next days. May you draw strength from his unconditional and unfailing love and experience peace that comes from knowing that you are firmly placed in his loving embrace.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 3:44 pm - Ian Pav -
Hello to all the Overtons - Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers and that our Lord blesses you all with peace and comfort at this time -also know that there is a prayer chain of strong prayer warriors that have been activated in Sydney petitioning on your behalf for a result that can witness and be a testimony to His glory. God bless
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 3:28 pm - Jennifer Crossman -
Hi to all the overton family my prayers are with u i'm glad the operation went well i pray God will hold u up through it all God bless Jen crossman
Thanks be to God thus far, It's so hard to know what to say so we can only leave in the hands of the One Who created these wonderful bodies and trust him to repair Ken, that is our prayer. Our love to lyn and the family
GODS NOT DEAD HE IS ALIVE ,and is within you. GREATER is he within you than he that is in the world. We thank the Lord that he has walked through the valley of the shadow of death with you and your family Ken and that as you rest in him, we can be assured that underneath ARE HIS EVERLASTING ARMS.with love to you all,
Thankyou for taking the time to update.....Sending our love to you all xxx
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 1:14 pm - Peter & Leonie -
Again you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Peter & Leonie
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:56 pm - Robert and Leanne Murphy -
Praise God... He for he is good... we too continue to pray for you all....That is great news!!!
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:29 pm - Phil and Norma Mawer -
Praise God for Ken coming through the surgery. You can be assured of our continuing prayers for Ken Lyn and the extended family. Much love
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:06 pm - Scott Quilliam, kirsty bell and family -
our prayers, thoughts and love are with you all today.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:52 am - Herb & Margaret Meinel -
We are so greatful for your daily updates on Ken's condition which have allowed us to pray so specicically for all of your needs. Today we know that God is in charge and He will use the planned surgery for His glory. Lyn you are particularly in our thoughts and prayers for daily strengths and perseverance.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:42 am - athol, cymone, andrew, barb and all the team at the Corporate Centre -
Our prayers are with you Ken for a successful operation today. We know god has you in his hands so what more can we say. Just that we miss you at the office. Thinking of you Lyn and the whole family as you anxiously wait for the good news.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 11:22 am - Jaki Haylay and Emma Bakes -
Wishing you all great strenght today especially as ken having surgery may you all feel gods peace and love i pray that it all goes well thinking of you all.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 9:57 am - Keith and Patrricia Saward -
We have followed with heartfelt love and concern from your first report. Ken is a very special person, a special friend and you all are a wonderfully special family and no one will ever forget your journey Lyn and God carried you through. We are believing the same power to work today for Ken. God bless you all and our thoughts and prayers are for Ken's healing."Underneath are the everlasting arms" Love Keith and Tricia.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 8:39 am - Bill Hanna -
Praying for you just now Ken, htat God will give great wisdom to the surgeon and Anaesthest, and the whole team involved. May you also know God's peace and presence. Ps alm 34 say The angel of the Lord encamps around His people . We claim that promise for you today Bless you brother and all the Overton family
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 6:40 am - Andrew & Alison , Elise & Anna Hillier -
Ken, we're praying today that all of the surgeons and staff will have great wisdom, skill and discernment as they operate. For all of you as a family, praying that you will know Gods amazing peace at the very difficult time.
Wed, 15 Apr 2009 6:38 am - Sarina Jessup -
As the new day dawns I pray for guidance for the surgeons as they prepare for Kens surgery this morning. My continued thoughts and prays are with the whole family at this time.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:09 pm - Becky Phil and Lucinda -
We are continuing to pray for Ken and all who are involved in his surgery in the morning.You are all in our prayers as well .May you all sleep tonight knowing that God is in control and that Ken is in His care. Love to you all.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:43 pm - Paul & Cynthia Arnold -
SO sorry to hear the latest update. We will bring Ken and all of the family to the throne of grace tomorrow. Its only there that we can find strength and purpose. Love to all.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:22 pm - David & Meg Jarrett -
Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this critical time, we pray for wisdom & skill for the surgeons.He is a Mighty Loving God that can do far more than we ask or think.May God give peace & strength to you all especially Lyn. All our Love Dave & Meg.
We know that God is with you now Ken, and will be in that theatre with you tomorrow. We pray that He'll guide the surgeons tomorrow and equip them with wisdom and steadiness throughout the proceedure, and that they will be blessed with a sense of calmness and clarity to effectively deal with any complications should they arise. To Lyn and the family, what a wonderful reflection of God's love and care you are, and we pray that you'll find comfort in His amazing love for each of you tomorrow.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:03 pm - Don Hay -
I'm still lifting Ken up in my prayers and trusting in the Lord for you all.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 9:46 pm - Les and Jenni Gainer -
We really care about all of you at this critical and tenuous time as Ken confronts surgery tomorrow. May you all be very aware of God's abiding peace and presence every moment.We will be praying for the surgical team and attending staff that God would be in control of the detail of every procedure, protecting Ken from complication and infection and guarding his life. Lyn, our friend, you are particularly weighing on our hearts right now and we send a big hug your way. May the love of God sustain you all and keep you trusting in Him. Love to you all Les, Jenni and all our family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, we ask for our great God to guide and lead the surgical team tomorrow and to overshadow you all with his love, care and support during and following the surgery
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 9:12 pm - Mike and June Edwin -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now as Ken is prepared for surgery in the morning. We pray for God's Will for Ken and for wisdom and skill for the surgeons and surgical staff caring for Ken and for a complete recovery complication free. What an inspiration you and your family are to so many! We thank and praise our wonderful God for you and pray you will REST in HIS peace and love.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 9:08 pm - andrew and deborah willis and family -
we will be praying for you all tomorrow and also for wisdom for the medical team
Please know that we will be praying for you tomorrow. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 8:58 pm - Kevin, Debbie and Lucas Scott -
We will be praying tomorrow for the medical team that they will have wisdom and skill as they operate on Ken.We pray that God will be very near to you tomorrow as you wait on news for Ken, just know that we love you all and ask God to wrap His arms around you at this time. Love Kevin, Debbie, and Lucas
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 8:57 pm - janet kraus -
i am very sorry to hear about ken's illness. i have been thinking a lot about you all, and am praying for you, and for the operation tomorrow.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 8:55 pm - Helen & Owen -
Still praying fervantly for you all, even moreso tomorrow. God's rich blessings to you all. Christian love.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 8:25 pm - Andrew & Kathryn -
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble, and he knows those that trust in him ! Love and prayers always, especially for tomorrow.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 8:15 pm - Brian, Nerida and Andrew T. -
Continuing to pray for Ken, Lyn and all family tomorrow. Particularly praying for skill and wisdom for surgical team.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 8:08 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
I'm praying ...
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 7:48 pm - Graeme and Eileen Sherriff and Auntie Mildred. -
We are praying for you all amd placing Ken into God's care for the coming days and particularly tomorrow. Love to you all.
Our thoughts are with you all at this time of great need. We pray that the Lord's healing hand will be upon Ken during his operation, and for God to give the necessary wisdom and skill to all the medical team. We also pray for Lyn and all the family members for strength and courage to cope with the waiting tomorrow.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 7:42 pm - Graham and Dianne -
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through this trying time we have to remember God is in control Still Praying for Ken
TO all the Overton Family our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all for tomorrow as Ken under goes his surgery.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 7:11 pm - Nathan & Nat Bourke -
Praying for Ken as he undergoes surgery tomorrow. We know that the Lord is able to do far more than we can ever imagine! He is our Mighty God! All of you are in our prayers at this time that He will give you the peace and comfort that you need.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 7:03 pm - Narelle Williams -
Praying for Ken, the doctors and all the family.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 7:01 pm - Jaya & John Wigg -
We continue to pray for Ken's operation tomorrow. May God give wisdom to the doctors and guide their hands. Thank you, Nic for the updates. You are doing a wonderful job. Regards to Lyn and the rest of the family.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 7:01 pm - Matthew and Jullie Lane -
Thinking of all of you at this time in the journey your going through. All our love and thoughts always with you and prayers. As your family have been there over the years with all the love you have shared towards us, we do them same for you and your family. Love Matthew and Julie and James Lane xxx
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 6:58 pm - celia kiely -
praying always but especially tomorrow for ken and all the family please feel that underneath are Gods everlasting arms around and about all of you
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 6:35 pm - Ellings Family -
Praying fervently for Kens operation, for wisdom for the surgical team and comfort to all the family. All our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 6:31 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
We have just heard & read the latest update and we want to assure you all of our support and prayers for Ken's surgery, for heavenly wisdom for the surgeons and for the Lord's peace to be upon and in you all.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 3:43 pm - Lyle Shelton -
My connection with the Overton family is through Ken's son Nick who is a friend and colleague at Australian Christian Lobby. All of us in the ACL Canberra office are concerned and praying for Ken and the family at this time. We'll be praying again at our staff meeting here tomorrow.
You are all still in our thoughts. Nick, thanks for keeping us up to date, you are doing a fantastic job. Peter & Leonie
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:51 pm - Simon and Tania Jago -
Dear Ken,Lyn and Family, as a faithful man of God Ken has influenced many lives in very positive ways,his son Nick helped me come to the Faith just by givng me the 40 days of purpose book of which I am thankful for. May you all be conforted by our gracious and Loving father at this time, thoughts and prayers for Ken and Family.
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 9:35 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
Belated Happy Birthday Ken, you are still older than me!. We have been away over the Easter but you have all been in our prayers every day as we trust in our Father who holds not only Ken's breath in His hands but ours also. We continue to pray for His Healing for Ken, and His strength, encouragement and Peace for you all especially Lyn.
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. We trust you will experience another divine miracle of healing in God's perfect time.
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 8:41 pm - Ivan & Anne Atkinson -
Dear Ken, Lyn & Family, our love and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. May you all experience His healing presence and peace right now. Much love.
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 8:11 pm - JOAN PETERS MON 13TH -
I am friend of Louise Ellings and I know what a wonderful christian man Ken is and I want you to know that I will remember Ken and his family in my prayers.
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 5:51 pm - AUNTIE GWENDA -
I'm having dinner with Janice & Peter this evening and have just read your update on Ken. You are all so often in my thoughts and prayers, particularly you Lyn and of course dear Ken. Janice has just handed me a Bible and on opening it up it fell open to open to Psalm 55 and verse 22 is underlined so I am sending it as an encouragement to you all - Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall". May God's Word encourage you to keep trusting. Love you all. God bless. Auntie Gwenda
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:53 pm - Mike Foster -
We just found out about Kens illness today.Our hearts go out to you all. The number of hits on this site tell's a story of the love people have for you Ken,Lyn and family. I pray you all keep strong in this difficult and trying time and with God's help the doctors bring their A game.
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 8:50 am - Margaret aand Foks Westerbeek -
Dear Ken, you came to our home to comfort us and now we everey day we pray and think of you and your family.We are sure you as a Family, will find strenght in each other. Love from Margaret and Foks,
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 9:23 pm - Beau and Wendy -
We continue to think of you all, and lift you up before God in our prayers. I almost sent a message through last night - it will certainly be a birthday to look back on and remember God's faithfulness and love for you all. Be of good cheer. Do not be discouraged. God already knows what's going to happen, and He is in control of the situation. "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything" James 1:2-4. With love.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 9:11 pm - Stephen & Tina Atkins -
We're still praying for you every day Ken, Lyn and family. We will not give up. God Bless You.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 8:50 pm - Justin Hannah and Jonah Brown -
Thinking of you all at this time and praying for God's healing hand to be upon Ken. Love the Browns.
Just sending our love & prayers to all of you. May God comfort and lift you up during this very difficult time. We are thinking of you all daily as we follow your journey and remember how good you were to us during our time in Hobart with Olivia. Love to you all. Stuart, Melissa & Olivia Nicholls.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 5:17 pm - Alan and Marie Brill Sunday 12th -
" The Word of God says to us that there is no hopeless situation, no hopeless illness, no hopeless marriage " With love and prayers for Ken, Lyn and family."Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always. "1 chronicles 16: 11
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 4:14 pm - Graeme Pitt -
Am continuing to pray for you Ken and I expect a positive answer soon.m Praying for you and the family too Lynn.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 1:21 pm - Phil and Norma Mawer -
You are very much in our thoughts and prayers. Trust you are looking after your selves too.Keep trusting in our supernatural God who is greater and more powerful than any sickness and powers.He is awesome and understands all you are going through.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 9:16 am - Peter & Leonie -
Still thinking of the whole family and especially Ken on his 58th birthday.
Peter & Leonie
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 4:16 am - Rae and Brian Wallace -
Happy Birthday Ken. I praise our Heavenly Father for his strength and may he watch over his beloved Son and keep you all safe in his perfect love and give you his peace during these difficult times.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 1:16 am - Bettye -
Dear Ken Happy birthday. To Lyn, Nic and family - I believe the Lord is saying to you. "Be still and know that I am God.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 10:02 pm - Gordon, Dianne and Family -
Thinking of you all especially on your birthday, we continue like so many others to pray that God's will be done and that He is glorified in and through all of this. Take care Ken, Lyn, and family - you are much loved by so many and in His hands.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 7:37 pm - John and Marilyn Shekleton -
We only found out yesterday about Ken's illness- what a roller-coaster you've all been on! Our hearts go out to you all. Please know that we will be praying that as a family you will know the power and strength of our Risen Lord on a daily basis.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 7:35 pm - Chris Gregory -
Happy birthday Ken looking forward to doing lunch sometime soon as i miss the conversation we have over lunch or coffee, to the family thinking of you all each day, Meliss and i continue to pray for Gods healing over Ken each day. Thanks for the updates,
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 7:34 pm - Gorrdon and Eve Gray from Hope Valley, SA -
As you may know, Gordon was also seriously ill with pancreatitis in 2006 and, during that time meet the Lord who sent him back to be with us and tell his story. We hope and pray that our Lord will give Ken back to his loved ones too, so that both he and Lynne will have their wonderful stories of faith and love to share. We will continue to pray for Ken, Lynne and family.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 6:48 pm - Heather and Perc Ashdown -
We continue to pray that you will all be sustained by God's Strenght and might and that in His time Ken will be restored to you all.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 6:37 pm - Tim, Linda, Benjamin, Daniel and Melanie -
Thinking of you and praying for you all, especially today on Ken's birthday. As this journey continues for you we pray that each of you will be sustained, and feel especially close to our Father God and to each other and that this time of induced rest will bring added strength to Ken's body today. Sending a Happy Easter greeting to you as well. We miss you all and love you heaps - from the Wilsons
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 6:01 pm - Vince & Heather -
We have followed the updates daily, and while Ken is unable to celebrate his special day today, may each of the family be strengthened by the great love that God has for each one of you, which is so evident as we commemorate Easter. We continue to uphold you all. x x x x
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 5:16 pm - Barbara & Tom Varney -
Thinking of Ken for his 58th Birthday.May the Lord comfort you all icluding Ken through this trying ordeal as our prayers & love are for you all.God Bless Barbara & Tom
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 3:30 pm - John & Pat O'Donnell -
We are constantly thinking of Ken and these are very tough times for all of you we hope and pray that good news is not far away - Happy Birthday to Ken.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 3:16 pm - Ray Gillam and Ray and Jenny Youd -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nick and the rest of your family at this very difficult and sad time. Hope there is some more good news for you all soon..........
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 1:11 pm - Peter & Leonie -
We're still thinking and praying for you each day. To the family have the best Easter possible and let's hope Ken's brithday brings some good news. Peter & Leonie
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 12:51 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
A very happy easter to all your family as well. good to hear some posistive news We will say "Happy birthday " to Ken as well ---- when he is better he may appreciate it
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 11:26 am - Frank and Gina Wiluna WA -
With our continued love and prayers for you all and especially today for Ken on his birthday. Frank and Gina
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 10:47 am - Brian, Nerida and Andrew T. -
Our love and greetings to each and all of you, especially to Ken on this your Birthday day. We continue to pray for Ken's improved healh and recovery. May you all be given courage and strength for each new day. "Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait I say, on the Lord. Ps. 27 v14.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 9:20 am - David & Lisel & Family -
Dear Ken, just wanted to say that we're thinking of you & praying for you today on your birthday. with much love. David & Lisel
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 8:38 am - Athol and Dianne Quilliam -
Dear Ken, As we pray for you this morning we give praise and thanks that you are celebrating another birthday.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 8:37 am - Jake, Ria & family Weeda -
May the whole Overton family rejoice today in celebration of Ken's birthday. Have a blessed birthday Ken. Our daily prayers include petitions for your full recovery. Psalm 103.
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 7:54 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
When you pull through Ken and read this, we have too have wished you all the best for today, your birthday. KK and MK
Sat, 11 Apr 2009 6:40 am - Darren, Catherine, Lisa and Isaac -
Dear Uncle Ken You are very close to our hearts and in our prayers on this day especially, being your birthday. We continue to pray that our Lord Jesus Christ will be very near to you each and every day. He knows our needs and has felt all our emotions. You are very much loved by us Uncle Ken
Fri, 10 Apr 2009 10:49 pm - Helen & Owen -
Happy birthday Ken. We have a few years on you but we pray you will not only be well able to celebrate when you reach your 60th year but that you will be fully healed. God's rich blessings.
Happy Birthday Kenny.. she would be saying.. from us all. Good to catch up for a few minutes yesterday Andrew, we eagerly read each night and thank you for keeping the updates coming. We hope things start to turn the corner for you all espically Ken and remember all the encouragement when Lyn was sick, and the miracle that happened there. Wishing all the family a happy easter as best it can be, and cant wait to catch up with you Ken and Lyn back in Devonport.
Fri, 10 Apr 2009 9:34 pm - Janice E-D, Pete & Sophie Didlick -
Hi Ken Birthday greetings for the 11th. We're sure that this is not really where you want to be for your birthday, and take us back to 5 years ago where you sat in hospital by Lyn's bedside for your 53rd birthday. To all the family, may your Easter be very special this year, and may you have a deeper sense of God's presence with you this weekend. Love J, P & S
Fri, 10 Apr 2009 8:52 pm - Kevin and Debbie Scott -
To Ken and Lyn and all the family, continue to uphold you in prayer our love and thoughts are with you all Happy Easter to you all, love from Kevin, Debbie and Lucas
Fri, 10 Apr 2009 6:56 pm - Don and Vel Miller - Hobart -
"HIDE ME UNDER THE SHADOW OF THY WINGS" Psalms 17:8 Under His wings we have curing and securing. Under the shadow of the Almighty our wounds are healed and our alarms are stilled and a JOYFUL CONFIDENCE FILLS THE SOUL. We may be in the night but no terror will come near us. We may be in the broadening light but no arrow will wound us. (From an old Puritan writer)
"Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him and honour him" "He shall call upon me and I will answer him, I will be with him in trouble" (From Psalm 91)
We are praying for you all. Love from Don and Vel Miller and family.
great to hear good news keep up the good work, ken,happy easter to you all, love leanne and mick
Fri, 10 Apr 2009 9:53 am - Alan and Janine Moule from Adelaide -
Just heard about your condition. The things you do to get attention! Hope everything continues to improve for you Ken. May God's peace and love be with all the family at this time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless
Fri, 10 Apr 2009 7:53 am - Greg Collins & Staff at Diamond Detailing -
Hi Ken, Our thoughts and good wishes are with you at this time.Hoping to see you back with us soon.
Hi Lyn & Ken, You are in our thoughts every day. Lots of love and God Bless you all.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:23 pm - Ruth and Wayne Jessup -
Thinking of you all - and remember not to limit God to one miracle for your family! Love Ruth and Wayne
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:07 pm - mark & judy denney -
hello to you all, have a happy easter
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 9:46 pm - Graham and Gloria Scott -
We have an Awesome God who is able to do far more than we can ask or think. We are trusting Him for a complete recovery for Ken. We continue to pray for this. Our love and prayers for you all.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 8:16 pm - ANDREW AND KATHRYN PETERS, APRIL AND MEG -
I JUST HAD A THOUGHT THAT MIGHT HELP YOU I HEARD OF IT ELSWHERE, IT HELPED SOMEONE TO GET SOMEONE TO LIP READ FOR YOU AND THAT WAY YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR DAD, A FRIEND OF MINE ALSO HAD A FAMILY MEMBER IN THE ICU AND THEY GOT A LIP READER TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR FAMILY AND IT HELPED IMMENSELY I HOPE THAT IT WORKS FOR YOU ALL AND YOUR FAMILY . OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND WE THINK AND PRAY FOR YOU EVEN THOUGH WE DO NOT GET ON AND LEAVE MESSAGES FOR YOU. IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR ME TO GET ON AT TIMES BECASUE IT HAS BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES FOR ME WHEN MY TWINS WERE IN ICU. LOVE AND BEST WISHES YOU ARE ALL IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS DAILY HOURLY AND SO ON.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 8:15 pm - Helen & Owen Anderton -
Great to hear about the improvements. May it be in His will to bring a full recovery. Hey Nic I thought you'd be fasting (Easter eggs) like the rest of us?? I know you'll be so glad when you can have a conversation with your dad without the sign language! I bet he is bursting at the seams also! Keep looking up. Love from us here.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 8:11 pm - pat & Kevin lLangmaid -
what lovely encouragement for you all our prayers and continued good wishes for full recovery for ken
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 8:04 pm - celia kiely -
to ken and the overton family praying earnestly for you all and for your recovery ken. Nothing nothing absolutely nothing is impossible with GOD. amen
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 7:55 pm - Leigh and Nita Brown -
Praise God - we continue to pray. Blessings
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 7:47 pm - Steve, Nat and family -
Great to read the update today! We give God thanks for every day; praying and believing for a full and speedy recovery. Take care traveling this Easter weekend guys. Love to you all.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 7:40 pm - David, Lisel, Grace, Luke, Joseph & Emma -
A big hi to you all, we continue to think of you all and pray for you often, particularly for you Ken that God will continue to restore you to full health. Wishing you all a very blessed Easter. Love from all the Pearsons x x
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 5:03 pm - Ray & Margaret Burr -
We have just discovered the web site. We have been adding our prayers to the many others that are being offered for Ken's healing and we commit the whole family to our Lord during this time of anxiety. May God's peace and mercy be with you all.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 2:37 pm - David and Sharon Nightingale -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 1:55 pm - David & Jenny Gray -
our thoughts are never far from you all
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 1:49 pm - Austin and Joan Byard -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Love Austin and Joan
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:31 am - Chris and Kathryn Palmer -
Our thoughts and prayers are continually with you all. Stay strong as a family unit and be there for each other.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:17 am - Tom and June Gray -
Dear Ken,Lyn and all the Family.We are wishing you all a blessed and happy Easter. As we remember Christs death and resurrection we pray that the Lord will touch Ken in a special way and he will experience God's peace and healing. Love from us both.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 2:47 am - Kathryn Gray -
To all the family - thanks for the continual updates on Ken's progress. I join with the others here on this site in praying for you all as well as Ken. May He honor your faithfulness as you trust in Him through these difficult circumstances.
Thu, 9 Apr 2009 12:14 am - fred -
My thouhgts and prayers are with you ken I know the difficulties the surgeons are facing and glad to hear they are seeking outside opinions Please pray for them
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 10:54 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Thinking about you lots. All our love!xx
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 10:16 pm - John & Jaya Wigg -
Ken was mentioned and prayed for tonight at Burnie GH prayer meeting. He has been used by God to bless our immediate family in the past. We are praying for you all too. Our God goes with His people through their "fire" and "flood" experiences (Isa 43:1,2).
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 9:49 pm - Craig and Joy Spaulding -
Hi to Ken and all the family. May you know that we are praying for you. Especially as the reality of the length of recovery dawns. Our God is both mysterious and powerful. May the first part be finishing and may he show his amazing power in strength to you all but especially in Kenís healing. All our love Craig, Joy, Kara, Cameron
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 9:23 pm - Western Fringe Home group (Romaine Park Christian Centre) -
Hi from our group of 14 who have been praying for you tonight. Psalm 91 was brought to our attention by one of our members who is facing a difficult situation in their life. It has brought him a sense of peace,certainty and confidence in the provision of God in the battles we face - not alone - but with Him. We trust that this might be your experience afresh tonight - and you would know His healing.
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 8:50 pm - Bruce and Fae HOWARD -
Hi Ken, your sister Anne has told us that you are not traveling as well as you should be and like many, many, other folk, we are concerned that have this battle in front of you. However, we know that you will stay positive and trust that your determination, which has made you so successful and popular in Devonport, and elsewhere, will beat the odds and bring you safely back to good health and into the arms of the family that loves you.We will continue to monitor your progress and expect to see a gradual improvement in your condition until you obtain a full recovery.If medication fails, we suggest that you try Anne's "Golden Syrup Dumplings" which are guaranteed to kill any bugs that the doctors are unable to reach.(she may be able to explain?) much love from us both.
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 8:03 pm - Len L -
You all continue to be very much in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 7:57 pm - Barry Cook -
Hi Nick, Following more discussion with Athol Quilliam there are a number of us that will be fasting and praying over Easter for your family and for Ken.If any others would like to join us we will be praying and fasting either on Friday or Saturday, not that God wants us to twist HIS arm but it is a symbol of our seriousness and sincerity to God that we will be undertaking this biblical injunction.If there are any others that would like to be a part of this, please feel free to fast and pray privately over Easter. At a time when the commercial world can only think about Easter eggs we can take this opportunity to deny our selves hard food and use only juices, partitioning God on Kens behalf.See James Chapter 5 If you would like to talk to me further Nick then please give me a call Regards Barry Cook
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 3:16 pm - Margie -
Nicholas, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the time and emotional energy you put into updating the site each day. I'm sure there are many people who would back me up in saying how helpful it has been to know what is going on and to be able to pray more intelligently for Ken and all of you. I'm not sure if you acknowledge someone's birthday when they are in ICU but if you do, can you say a huge 'Happy Birthday' on Saturday from Rob, Bronte, Jack and myself. It's very strange this year, as over the past few years your mum and dad have rung and both had a chat with me on my birthday and then I've rung back a few days later to wish your dad the best on his special day. Maybe you could squeeze his hand, or stroke his hair, or something similar, from us. Love to you and Nat and the girls, Margie.
Ken, for a few weeks we have been praying for you - for healing, and to know God's peace, also for your family. We feel very much for you all.This morning (we meet on Wednesday a.m.) Jim told us about your website so we just want to leave this message for you. We can also keep up to date with the daily bulletins. We send our love and prayers for you all. Christine, Trish, Misty, Peter, Hillas --
You are a prime example Ken of someone who has moved from successs to significance!! We are thinking and praying for you and your family as you do battle with this illness. John Sikkema/David Clark
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 10:05 am - Rick and Wendy Steven -
We can not imagine what you are all going through but please know that we are thinking of you all daily.
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 9:58 am - David and Kathy Scrimgeour -
We continue to be very much in thought and prayer for your recovery Ken. Much love to the family also in this difficult time.
Wed, 8 Apr 2009 7:44 am - Steve and Meags -
Hi Mr Overton, Hope you get better soon, Love Zoe Dear Chloe, Chelsea, Emily, Jasmine, Sophie, Liam and Pheobe, thinking of you, Love Zoe Hello everyone, we are continually thinking of you and praying for strength for all and safety in travel. We are thankful that you all know the Lord and thankful for the wonderful way you all demonstrate His love to others. Trusting that today has better news for you. Love the Smiths
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 11:51 pm - Cameron and Kim Reid -
Would just like to say how shocked we are at hearing the news. Our thoughts go out to all the Overton family at this difficult time.Ken is a great source of wisdom and inspiration,someone we admire.Please accept our well wishes and hopes for a full recovery, get well Ken.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 10:52 pm - Louise E -
Thinking of you all with much love and continued prayers.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 8:58 pm - Alan and Judy Wilson -
Thank you for this website and your readiness to share so much information about Ken. May Gods peace be with you all and His healing hand upon Ken
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 8:51 pm - Andrew, Anne Marie, and kids -
Just want to let you know we are thinking of you all. The kids and I prayed for you all as a family and for Ken, for healing, for strength as a family, for a miracle! We feel for you and will continue on praying.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 8:27 pm - Bec Carey -
Praying for you all in this tuff situation, i know ken is a fighter,and i pray that god will give him the strength to get through this, its a tuff thing to go through and it hurts to see a loved one going through something like this,but i pray that god will be with u all , thinking and praying for you all, lots of love bec
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 8:06 pm - Tim, Linda, Benjamin, Daniel and Melanie -
Things sound tough, guys... it must be so hard to see Ken like he is and wonder what's around the corner next. We're thinking of you all and praying for you.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 7:42 pm - Graeme and Cathy Wolter from Brisbane (Leny Martins sister and brother in law) -
You are in our prayers each day and for all the family at this difficult time love and prayers to all. Graeme and Cathy.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 6:55 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
Please know you are all continually in my thoughts and prayers as you face the roller coaster ride each day together. Sending you all heaps of love.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 6:02 pm - Graham and Gloria. -
Sorry to hear that the news isn't so good. We continue to pray that you will know the presence and peace of God who understands how you are feeling and are sure that even tho it is difficult God has you all in His care. We will continue to pray for healing and trust all to Him. Love and prayers to all. Graham and gloria.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 5:35 pm - mike Davis -
Nick please pass on our continued prayer especially for your mum and dad, but also for the rest of the the family who are going through the roller coaster. God is faithful to His own
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 5:12 pm - Wendy W -
Dear Lyn thinking of you and praying for you every day love Wendy
You are in our thoughts and prayers. I went through a slightly similar time with my sister a few years back, it is a roller coaster and so many chest tubes! May you all feel God's arms holding you tight and lifting you up. Your emotions will fluctuate - please take it easy on yourselves. Love you.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 4:01 pm - Graham and Margaret Beasy Bendigo Vic -
Bryan Greenwood told us yesterday of this serious situation the family is going through at this time.Just to think, Ken and I (Graham)walked on the beach on the morning of the 10th with no hint of trouble after spending a lovely evening reminissing about the Holy Land trip we did together 20 years ago.How things change.Ken, Lyn and family we are in prayer to the Father as are so many people around the world for you.Our times are in God's hands and his hands have been full with all of the situations you have faced as a family over the past 5 years. We love you so much and are so sorry to have this news. God has blessed you all so much even in the face of tradegy and after hearing what marvelous things He has done in your lives of so many since your illness Lyn. We marvel at what a great God we serve. Heaven is still to come. Graham and Margaret
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 4:00 pm - Rob & Wendy Howard -
Thinking of you all often. We are continuing to pray for healing for Ken and trust that you will know God's presence during this tough time. With love Rob, Wendy, Alex and Lachie.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 3:10 pm - Tom and Barbara Varney -
Thinking of you all each day, the Lord is our strength in the time of trouble,love you all very much-x x x x
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 2:23 pm - Julie and Michael Weeks -
Continuing to keep you in our prayers. Our thoughts are with you all often throughout each day, so we find this site so valuable for keeping informed without needing to bother anyone.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 9:31 am - Melanie Watson -
"All of my life, in every season, You are still God, I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to Worship" (Words & song from Hillsong)
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 9:03 am - Joy van Namen -
this morning when I was praying - before I read last nights report - I saw a light coming direct from heaven, like a huge streaming river of light coming from God to Ken, into and onto him - in the light God was pouring out His faithfulness, His healing & restoration, His peace. Please read Psalm 46 over Ken today.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 8:55 am - Andrew & Anne Marie Ferguson -
We really feel for you as a family during this desperate time. We just want to unite with all these great people who are praying for you and Ken. We declare His Word over you. We stand on His promise that Jesus hears our prayers and acts on our faith. Along with all these who have written, we pray for Ken's complete healing, and for strength for you to get through each day.
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 7:16 am - Darren, Catherine, Lisa and Isaac -
Dear Uncle Ken, Aunty Lyn and family "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you His peace" Numbers 6:24-26. Praying you will know God's love and care in a special way as you are going through the "ups and downs" of Uncle Ken's illness and praying for a full recovery. Lots of love to you all.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:12 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Thank you Niock once again We are speechless --- and very sad. Please take care
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:34 pm - Les and Jenni Gainer -
Words can't express how we're feeling right now, and we can't imagine where you all must be on this emotional rollercoaster of uncertainty and anguish. We continue to carry you in our thoughts and prayers and we have just prayed specifically - for Ken that tomorrow would bring fresh hope in his prognosis and healing; for the medical staff to be given wisdom and clear insight into the treatment and and as they guide you in the options being considered at this critical stage; for Lyn and each one of your precious family to find comfort, peace and strength in the safe strong arms of our faithful and loving God, who is the Father of compassion. We love you and we appreciate the updates as difficult as they must be for you to write.Les and Jenni and family
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:15 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
As you make some difficult decisions over the next few days we would pray that our sovereign Lord will give you all, the wisdom which comes from Him, and that He will continue to give you His strength and His peace to cope with the situation.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 9:34 pm - Becky Phil and Lucy -
Hi Ken, Lyn ,Nick,Nat Andrew ,Stephanie ,Justin ,Naomi ,Vanessa and all your dear children...we continue to uphold you all ,especially Ken,in our prayers each day . We pray for Ken's healing ,for strength and comfort to you all during this difficult time.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 9:26 pm - Lynette & Ivan -
We will be especially praying for you as you look at different options and make decisions that will effect the outcome for your Dad and husband. Please know we are constantly upholding you all in prayer. Love to you Lyn.Vanessa, Nic, Andrew, Justin and your precious families. Ivan & Lynette xx
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 9:23 pm - Dion -
Thinking of you all frequently as I pray for Ken. A scripture that comes to mind is Luke 7:23. 'Happy are those who have no doubts about me.'
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 9:14 pm - Pat Gartlan -
Dear Nick Gerard and I are praying for Ken and your whole family every day.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 9:14 pm - j Jack Stewart -
My earnest prayers are for you Ken For Dotty and the whole family.May God give you peace as you wait upon the Lord. As we have often talked about Gods Grace , about His special care and His love for us in times of uncernity WE CAN LEAN ON HIM and HE is in control. BLESS YOU ALL AS YOU WAIT UPON HIM>> Jean although not well joins with me in sending our very best wishes to you Ken and all the family.
Hi guys, Just read your latest posting tonight and felt really sad for you - the confusion and worry must be overwhelming! Logged off and went upstairs to read Bible and say prayers with the boys like we do every night and the reading in Mark's little devotional book was Psalm 77: 10-14. He has the Kids'Adventure Bible and I wanted to encourage you with the wording of some of it - ".....Lord I will remember what You did....your miracles of long ago.....God, everything You do is Holy...You are the God who does miracles. You show Your power among the nations". We are praying that God's amazing power will be clearly shown to you (indeed to us all!) and that the comfort only He can give will surround each of you . Praying earnestly for you all. Love Allan, Kathy, Mark & Ben xx
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 7:46 pm - Ruth and Wayne -
May God bless and keep you, May His angels watch about you, May He guard you with His presence each day. Thinking of you all. Love Ruth and Wayne
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 6:14 pm - Kevin Towns -
dear Ken .... I have been reading your daily updates and progress report. I am praying regularly for you and believing for a miraculous recovery. Cheers Kev
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:44 pm - Steve and Levina Hext (Camp Clayton) -
As we pray for Ken's healing, our prayers are also for you, his family, that as God embraces you in His loving arms, know that His grace will be sufficient for you and may He give you all that you need for each new day.We have a loving Father who cares deeply for His children.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:18 am - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
Great to hear of his responding - and Chloe will have achieved just so much we are sure - Praise God! ... and to recall all the Lord did for you Lyn, must give you great encouragement. We are delighted, but will keep praying - the prayer group here at Boort were praying again last night, and they are waiting to hear the latest developments whenever (several times a week) we meet. Gd Bless.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 9:57 am - Brenton Best MP -
Dear Ken and family,Sending you my most deepest well wishes, always appreciate your kindly advice and interest in things, looking forward to your checking up on things soon, mate.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 9:34 am - The Forum ( David & Trisha Smith) -
Ken, Lyn and family - out heart goes out to you and your family. we are so sorry to hear about your illness ( only heard today). we will be thinking and praying for you and keeping up with your progress. Love and prayers, David, Trisha and all the "family" at The Forum
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:21 am - Warren and Kathie Morse -
Dear Ken,Lyn and families, We have enjoyed your friendship for so many years and our hearts and prayers are with you, believing for God's healing and special blessing on you all.
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 9:41 pm - John Clark -
Hey Ken, can't believe I was only saying how well you looked a week before you took ill. I know you'll pull through. Hope you take the time to get strong. We prayed for you in church this morning. Thinking of you constantly. Lots of love from the Clark family.
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 9:32 pm - Kate and Jonathan Cochrane - Albury -
Dear Ken, Lyn and family...thinking of you at this difficult time and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May you all continue to be blessed by the support of those around you. With much love xoxox
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 9:10 pm - Chris and Susan Johns- LCCF -
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time. Blessings. X
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 7:03 pm - Bruce Williams -
I am shocked to hear this news, Ken and Family. Best wishes and I hope you make a speedy and complete recovery. Best wishes - my payers are with you. Bruce
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 6:49 pm - Paul & Cytnthia Arnold -
Daer Lyn and family. We continue to uphold you guys in our prayers. We too are deeply distressed to hear of your journey and the long round ahrad for Ken and all of you. We are believing God for His miraculous intervention in Kens health. God is a very present help in time of need and distress.Ps 46.1. Blessings and new mercies for all you guys. Paul & Cynthia
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 5:36 pm - Tom and Barbara Varney -
We are certainly with you all, at this most trying time-may His Grace be your strength at all times, as it is for us. Love as always, Tom and Barbara x x x x x x
Dear Ken, Lyn and your wonderful family. We have only just heard of Ken's very serious illness and been given your website. We will keep reading it every day, and assure you of our prayers for you all as you go through this time of trial with your precious Dad, and for God's healing hand upon Ken.
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 12:05 pm - Dennis and Joy Brown - Adelaide -
Great to be kept informed so well - thank you. We continue to uphold you all knowing and trusting that our truly loving and compassionate Lord knows Ken and his situation and knows what is best in all circumstances. Ken must be encouraged as you relate to him all those who are interceding for him
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 3:25 am - Peter Horne -
Hi all. Just wanted to let you know that you're in my thoughts. I can't imagine what this whole experience is like for all you. I'm sure it's a blessing to have so many supportive family members around at this time. Praying that God may be particularly present in your lives at this time.
Sun, 5 Apr 2009 2:24 am - Bettye -
Dear Lyn Nic and family, What a wonderful testimony was your message of faith, hope and love last night in a God who does all things well and a wonderful gracious husband, father, grandfather and friend who exhibits those same qualities. We, your family and friends continue to hold you up in prayer to a God who doeth all things well and in His time. So glad you are including your children in all of this as their childlike perception of what is happening is so profound. We continue to support your praying hands as we all continue in prayer.
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 11:43 pm - Denis & Helena Potts -
Our Prayers and thoughts are with you all,& may Ken been well again soon. Best regards Denis and Helena
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:07 pm - Janice E-D, Pete & Sophie Didlick -
Sounds like it's going to be a long hard road for all of you whilst waiting for Ken to heal and recover. Please be encouraged by Isaiah 43:1b-4 which says "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour......Do not be afraid, for I am with you." Love, thoughts and prayers Janice xxx
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 9:40 pm - June Edwin (Sec Mersey CWCI Committee) - on behalf of the Committee Members -
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you Ken, Lyn and family. Isaiah 41:10
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 8:31 pm - Steven and Nat Davis -
Hey guys, sending our love. Steven, Nat and family x
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 8:17 pm - Norma & Phil Mawer -
Keep trusting God, Lyn and Family,You are contantly in our thoughts and prayers.
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 8:10 pm - Lucas Scott -
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time, it's been great to hear of the progress everyday. Ken is really in the Lord's hands and I know that He will bring Ken back to good health, I shall continue to pray for Ken always, love from Lucas
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 3:44 pm - Kate from Alabama -
Ken, Lyn, Vanessa, Naomi and the rest of the family--Helen Anderton gave me the news. Please know that I am thinking of you often and praying for you from the US. I will spread the word to others here to be praying as well. I will be praying for your strength and Ken's healing--and that you would all know and especially feel God's presence during this time. I will never forget the kindness your family showed to me while I was visiting Tasmania--if I can ever do anything for you please don't hesitate to ask. Sending love and hugs your way...
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 3:36 pm - Theo & Heather Gray -
Thanks Nick & Andrew for your regular updates. I can't begin to imagine what you must all be going through. But rest assured that God is in it all somewhere and that He will bring you through it.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all the family.
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:23 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
What a journey you are all going through. It was good to touch base with you the other day Nick. You are all constantly in our minds and we are really missing Ken's presence around our home We hope your weekend too is a reasonably restful one
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:11 pm - Beau -
To all the Overtons. Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. This is a time of testing and strengthening of your faith - a frustrating time when you know God is in control, and you know He has the power to heal instantly, and you strongly believe that He will heal. But yet for some reason it is turns out to be a slow journey. Be encouraged and know that you aren't the first, and won't be the last, to maybe have to go through such a passage. So many examples in the Bible as well as throughout history where people had to go through extended periods of pain, frustration and testing, in order for God to bring about His perfect will for the situation. I praise God that He trusts you enough to allow you to trust Him enough through this process. If it does draw out, hang in there and always keep your eyes on Him. He will never leave you or forsake you. He loves you, as you already know. Ken is in good hands! love Beau. PS How awesome is God that He can use an illness and technology to bind people together in prayer and love for a unified cause. The enemy shudders in fear. Hallelujah!
Sat, 4 Apr 2009 9:48 am - Rae, Brian,Brianna,Arun and Natarsha -
Our dearest Ken, our prayers are with you for a speedy recovery and may the lord bring you to complete health once again..
with prayers and support if ever needed..
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 9:15 pm - Malcolm, Sandra and Mal Jnr -
All our love. Draw on whatever and whoever's strength you need to during these trying times. We pray for continued good news. xxx
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 8:31 pm - Graham -
You are still in our prayers Ken Keep thinking of the good times when we worked together on on jobs you organized RE Punchbowl , RomainePark ,Elkanah , Whittlesee , MMM Perth ,God bless you Ken ,
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 8:19 pm - Barry Cook -
Have been keeping up to date through Athol and yesterday he finally sent me the web site. Iam as always thinking of you all, especially of you lyn may God keep you all in His love. Regards Barry Cook
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 8:11 pm - max & judy -
Ken,Lyn and family,you are all in our thoughts at this time and we are praying for you that god`s healing hand will be upon you Ken,and supply your family with the strengh to cope with this time of testing. God bless ,love Max & Judy.PS.Sorry for not emailing earlier but i had difficulty in loging on to the sight.
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 7:36 pm - Jim Wallace -
Finally managed to get onto this, but please be assured I have been keeping up to date and keepiing Ken and all of the family in my prayers, as have ACL prayer teams and our office team. We value all of you, salute you as a family and of course greatly repect Ken for who he is as a man and all he has done in the cause of Christ,
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 6:30 pm - julie and howard ashton -
we have been thinking of and praying for you all since we heard about Ken's condition. We are in Riverside should any of you need an ear, support or bed.Because Ken is in ICU and so ill we have not yet attempted to visit. Love to you all esp Lyn From Howard and Julie ps the spelling is abscess.
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 6:09 pm - john and Hanna Bienefelt -
What a testing time this is for Ken and his beautiful family. We hope that another Job like miracle may occur. Our prayers continue to be with you all. May God bless you and keep you
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 5:07 pm - Rose French -
So sorry to hear of your illness Ken. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time of waiting and uncertainty. We pray for peace for you all.
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 4:33 pm - New Directions Christian Church-Prayer Team -
Please be encouraged we as a prayer team are steadfastly praying for you all, throughout this difficult time of suffering, be strong and patient,and above all may Gods' gracious peace flood your souls.. be blessed...
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 3:53 pm - Peter & Yvonne Sypkes -
Dear Nic, Andrew & family, Yvonne and I have just returned from overseas and just learned of Ken's illness. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God give you all strength and grace through this difficult time and know that all things are possible with our mighty God and heavenly Father. Ken is much loved by so many and I know our God hears and answers prayers.
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 2:37 pm - andrew kathryn april and meg peters -
Hi to all the family ( overton ), i know what is like to have a loved one in i.c.u. and it can be tiring especially answering everyones questions , that is waht Andrew found the hardest when iwas in R.C.H. in Melbourne with April and Jonty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nic Andrew saw you walking down charles st yesterday and he did so want to stop and talk to you but the traffic was really bad and he couldn't just pull over. He recognised you, anyway say hello to Lyn for us . Bye for now.
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 2:02 pm - Robert and Leanne Murphy -
Dear Ken, Lyn and Family, Be of good courage... Just a word of encouragement... You are all truly loved and we pray that you are all being strengthened as you walk through this time of enormous challenge. We are praying for total healing and an amazing testimony to the glory and greatness of our Lord Jesus.We're praying also that all the family are getting enough rest and are surrounded by the peace of GOD.
Fri, 3 Apr 2009 9:20 am - Garry King -
Our thoughts are with you Ken, Lyn & Family and hope for a speedy recovery.
Faith and trust, faith and trust and pray without ceasing. That's not to say that our human hearts don't break as we grieve for you all. We will continue to pray for a miracle. Our love and hugs to you all.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:32 pm - Stan Strutt -
Hi Ken Lyn & family CBMA Scottsdale & I spent time in prayer tonight for the wholeness of your healing, and for the peace of mind for you family
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 9:46 pm - Colin, Myla, Alex and Moesha Martin -
To Ken,Lyn and families, We are deeply saddend to hear of Ken's illness. We pray for healing and speedy recovery. Psalm 62;7 In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength; and my refuge is in God.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 9:27 pm - Peter & Avis Colgrave -
We praise God for each little bit of improvement, and continue to pray for healing for Ken. Also praying for strength & and courage for Lyn & all family members as we rely on Him each day.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 7:51 pm - Elizabeth Boultbee -
Hi Nick As discussed http://www.kch.nhs.uk/services/liver/hepatopancreatobiliary-surgery/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 5:31 pm - Bryan and Norma -
We are encouraged - and so must you be too (Thurs 2 April 8;5am Update). So glad Ken was asking for you, and to go home, Lyn - Praise God. It just shows who and where his heart and mind are really settled upon! You are an inspiration, and as the anniversary of the beginnings of your difficulties approaches, it MUST be an encouragement for you to review what the Lord did for you, and can now do for Ken. "That doesn't mean Ken is not still very sick, though" Norma just said. So ... we and the folk here at Boort continue to pray - especially as the third week with its potential of new issues (abscess) arrives. We look forward to continuing progress AT THE LORD'S SPEED. Your last line of this morning's update was particularly challenging Nicholas. Thank you for it ... and God Bless you all - again.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 4:59 pm - Fran and Stewart -
We've only just found out about the website but we have received updated via Stan Strutt and are pleased to note that our daily prayers have been answered for Ken Lyn and other members of the family. We will continue to pray. All our love, F&S
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 4:09 pm - Frank and Gina Atkinson Wiluna WA -
Be assured of our love and continued prayers for Ken, Lyn and all the family. Frank and Gina
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 2:06 pm - Mert & Marg How, Central Coast. NSW. -
Our thoughts are with you at this time of testing, testimony and grace. May you know the peace of His love and the strength of His everlasting arms. Love and prayers.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 1:43 pm - mark & judy denney -
we can understand your dad wanting to go home it is very depressing being in hospital away from your loved ones & strange suroundings.no matter how much we love the lord it is heart wrenching seeing our loved ones suffer.praying for you all. take care. love judy & mark
Hi Lyn & Ken, I was only thinking back to christmas day when Ken rang me to see how Kim was, I was really struggling with what Kim had being told the week before Christmas, but after talking with you ken it made me look at it in a different light. I thank you for taking the time to ring, especially on Christmas. Also Kim and I were discussing the time we had dinner with you ,Lyn and Vanessa and we had the discussion about you faith, it was very interesting to discuss and listen to you and Lyn, and also to see just how passionate you both are about your faith. So I know that your love of God and your faith will see you through. With God nothing shall be impossible_ Luke1:37 Cheers Jedda & Kim
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 1:09 pm - Pat & kevin Langmaid -
We are thinking of you all keep taking small steps Ken prayers do get answered
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 1:05 pm - Julie, Cherie & Total Communications Team (Telstra Shop) -
Our thoughts are with you Ken and the whole family for a speedy recovery :)
Wonderful news to hear that Ken is now awake more often and interested in what's going on around him. Love to all the family and still thinking of you every day and praying for you all. xxx
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:35 am - Fiona, John & Joshua Kluyt -
Praying for you all as you face this challenge. May the Lord's peace reign.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 9:47 am - Bob and Pat Beattie -
Best wishes for Ken's speedy recovery. We hope to see him up and about soon. Thinking of him and his family.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 8:49 am - Jean Vasic from the Launceston Birth Centre -
I am so very grateful that,through Jenny and the Lord's prompting,that we are able to help and be part of your Families journey.Praise God for Ken's gradual steps in recovery and I pray that the Peace that only comes from the Father, will continue to flow over all of you. Jean
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 8:36 am - Helen & Owen Anderton -
It was sooooo good to hear of some positive change. We'll keep praying, you keep trusting. Trust and faith are all we are left with until we see Him face to face.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 8:35 am - Noo, Craig, Benji and Becky Bowker -
What wonderful news to wake up to. What a great God we have and we thank him for the glimmer of progress you witnessed yesterday. Keep strong and know you are foremost in our thoughts and prayers.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 7:51 am - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Wonderful to hear of your progress yesterday Ken. We pray a good first step down the road to recovery. We continue to think of all of you. Peter & Leonie
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 7:50 am - Lyn Laycock -
Dear Lyn It's great news Ken is awake and you can communicate with him. Stay strong Lyn as I know our Lord supplys all our NEED I keep praying for Ken and you all today. Its day by day and it is a new day today we so we'll trust him for it. I send you a big hug and hope to see you next week Love Lyn
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 6:53 am - Terr Spottiswoode -
Wonderful news. May God's name be glorified. I am continuing to pray for you all as a family that the Lord will give you strength. Love Terri.
Thu, 2 Apr 2009 6:27 am - Gordon, Dianne Kelly and Family -
Thats great news!! every milestone no matter how small is celebrated. thank you for the updates, continue to stay strong in our Lord - He is you strength, your hope and your peace at this time.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:43 pm - Norma Mawer -
Great news! Praise and glory to GOD
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:30 pm - fred -
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:55 pm - Chris and Ruth McCausland -
The latest update is great news and must be very encouraging for you all.We are continuing to pray as everyone else is both for Kens recovery and that you will have strength and peace throughout this time.
Great News - our God is Faithful and answers prayer. We prayed for you Ken,Lyn & family at our Homegroup this evening. We also prayed for Eric & May Russell - we miss their presence from our group but know that God is the great Physcian. We pray that you all will experience His peace, His Strength as He carries you in His arms through this time of trial - refer to the poem Footprints. Our love to you all.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:23 pm - Les and Jenni Gainer -
So pleased to hear of today's news and progress - our faithful God is indeed good and we are continuing to pray that the Great Physician's healing power will be at work moment by moment in keeping Ken calm and pain free, protecting him from any further complications and restoring his health and strength!! Lyn, our precious friend, may you be very conscious of God's abiding peace and presence as you continue to trust in Him throughout this distressing and uncertain time. We are holding you and each one of your family in our prayers as the days go by. Our home group members are also praying for you. May you all be encouraged by the words from Psalm 30:2-5 at this time - they appeared to be higlighted to share with you. With love and care from all our family - Jenni and Les
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 9:56 pm - Ruth and Wayne Jessup -
We continue to think of you and pray for you all. Although your world has narrowed its focus to the hospital and how to cope with each hour and day, your friends continue to surround you with prayer.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 9:52 pm - Mary and Richard Levett -
To Ken,Lyn and family,since attending to you on our call out for Port Sorell First Response Unit I was shocked to hear of your news. May God uplift you and your family and give you the strength that you need. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 8:22 pm - Gloria & Graham Scott. Wayne & Roslyn Bufton & family... -
To all the family - our thoughts are with you, praying that you will know the peace, healing and comfort of God through this difficult time
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 7:04 pm - Robyn & Graeme Hay Port Sorell First Response Unit (Tas Ambulance) -
Ken, Lyn & family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wishing you a speedy recovery to enjoy happier & enjoyable times again with your friends and family.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 6:12 pm - Ladies Bible study group -
We miss you Lyn, and are praying for you to be given strength and peace during this stressful and worrying time, and recovery for Ken and his acceptance of you telling him he is not to eat that...... after all you have had years of practise. Hoping you will be back soon.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 5:22 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
We pray on that God will heal in His time, remembering that He is Sovereign.
ken and family,our thoughts are with you all during this troubling time.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 4:56 pm - Grant & Judy Munday -
Ken, Lyn& family, As like everone else, Ken we are thinking of you and hope you will now begin to make a quick recovery to good health
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 4:47 pm - Len & .Wilma Cripps -
Our prayers and thoughts are with all the Overton family.Especially that Ken will make a complete recovery.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:27 pm - Bettye -
Dear Lyn, Nic and family,I know your husband/father would be so proud of you and would be urging you to "pray on" A word from scripture to encourage you and all the faithfully praying people whom Ken would so much appreciate - Trust in the Lord with allyour heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your waysa acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:23 am - Jan and bryan Mansfield -
Our thoughts and our prayers continue with you all........"May God keep holding you all in the palm of his hand." . "
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:19 am - Stephen Baxter -
Hi Ken, we're praying daily for you and the family. Good to hear that you are stable and look forward to hearing of ongoing improvemet.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 10:06 am - Elizabeth (Betty) Harrison -
All of my prayers and love to Ken, Lyn and the family during this challenge of strength time. xxx God is forever with you.
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 8:14 am - Jake & Ria Weeda -
May the Lord of all guard over you Lyn and all the family members. May He surround you with strength and wisdom at this time. Our daily prayer is for Ken's full recovery. Numbers 6:20-24
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 8:04 am - Steve Cornish from Canberra -
To Ken and the Overton family - my prayers are with you. 'Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD'Psalm 31:24
Wed, 1 Apr 2009 7:58 am - Terri Spottiswoode -
Dear Lyn, Today I pray that you will experience the closeness and comfort that only God can bring to your soul. Love Terri.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:22 pm - Julie and Michael Weeks and family -
We appreciate the regular updates of Ken's progress and condition. It is truly valuable for knowing what to pray for, and we will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Trusting God for His strength and presence to be very real for you all.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 8:23 pm - Robyn and Martin Crocker -
Nick, you and the family are doing a wonderful job with this web site and all the news. You kids are amazing, first sitting thru your mums illness and now your dad. We dont know how you do it, but want you to know how much we admire your resilience and trust in the Lord. our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Give our love to your mum as well, thanks.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 5:17 pm - Helen & Owen Anderton -
Nic we have really appreciated your devotion with these updates. I sense though it has become an 'in His time' senario, so can we say,'rest a while yourself'. We understand that only God's strength can get you through the days ahead. We will continue to pray for all the family, for wisdom for decisions, while at the same time not forgetting your dear Mum and Dad. The mystery of God's will - aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. Special hugs for Vanessa. x x x x etc.,
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 4:40 pm - Margaret and Colin Preece[ first response ambulance..Port Sorell] -
We are continuing to uphold you in prayer. Hoping for full recovery soon.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 4:14 pm - Norma & Phil Mawer -
Dear Ones, To let you know you are all in my thoughts as you pass through this storm. Phil and I pray that no abscess will form, that you will trust God for Kens' healing and restored health.God is our strength.Exodus 14:14 The LORD will fight for you, you need only to be still.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 2:10 pm - Brett & Sue Whiteley -
Lyn & family we continue to ask God for his divine healing of Ken. Please be assured of our support and prayers through this very challenging time. We love and appreciate you all.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 1:48 pm - Graham and Gloria Scott -
We continue to pray for you all and have our home group tonight at our place where Ken and Lyn attend so will have a time of prayer for you all. We will pray concerning your request that no abcess will occur on the pancreas. Love and blessings to you all. The Scotts.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:40 am - The Hornes -
In these very emotional & difficult weeks Anna is especially mindful and prayerful for you, Vaness. Likewise Andrew for Justin. Pete, Rach & Nomes were 'home' recently and were sorry not to be able to catch up with Nick, Andrew & your families and along with Warwick, Sar & Dave, are part of your huge army of pray'ers. When you are 'still' we pray Psalm 46 will comfort & strengthen you all. Special love to Lyn. We can only imagine how long & tough the days & nights are. God hears & understands His faithful children. Thanks for updates - even tho' not always easy. Alan & Joy Horne.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:13 am - Graham,Lindy,Samuel,Claire and Lauren -
We think of you all and pray constantly that Ken will be healed and all the family will be comforted by our great God in this difficult time. Thanks for the regular updates.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:08 am - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
We are continuing to hang in there with you all in prayer ... and will continue to. We will be praying especially as the three week mark comes up - for the medical people and their approach as well as for your Dad, and especially you, Lyn. Thanks Nicholas for the continuing up-dates - we do appreciate them and are guided most helpfully as to how to pray specifically. The church here at Boort are also praying for your Dad, and indeed, for all of you! - it was great this morning in our early morning Prayer meetings to hear folk spontaneously and in total agreement praying ... as if you were one of the church family here who they all know! Such is the Family of God! Praise Him!
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:06 am - Rod and Jenny Dawson - Melbourne -
Dear Overton family, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you focus on helping ken get through this time. We are praying for Ken's full recovery and we know that it is all in our loving father's hands. may he give you peace and comfort. love to Andy and Steph and family.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 8:37 am - Paul & Jenny Overton -
Thanks Nick for the updates, we really appreciate it. Just hope it won't be too long until Kens reading all this himself. In His time.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 8:25 am - David Waterhouse -
Dear Lyn, You are very much in our prayers, as we all keep our eyes on the Lord Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. We continue to pray for peace and strength for you and all your dear family and healing for Ken.
Tue, 31 Mar 2009 6:20 am - Claire Wherrett -
Dear Lyn and family, we were all so shocked to hear from Libby of Ken's very serious illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very worrying time. May you know God's peace in the midst of your anxiety. Alison and Jonathan join me in sending love and prayers to you all. Claire
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:36 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Hi Nick Thanks Nick for the continued updates -- but please make sure that you all get your rest. You all need to maintain your strength as well thru this very difficult and trying time We are constantly thinking aboaut you all
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:07 pm - Alan and Pam Pattison -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Praying for Ken's full recovery and another testamony of healing.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:55 pm - james Roberts-Thomson -
Just a Verse to Encourage You. Psalm 50 v15,"Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver You and You shall glorify Me "
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:19 pm - John and Jane Elmer -
Dear Lyn and Family, We will continue to hold you all in our thoughts and prayers as you continue this journey. May God give you strength and courage to keep going at this very testing time.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 9:32 pm - Malcolm -
May you all be at peace with these occurrences,God is watching
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 8:22 pm - Narelle Williams -
Continuing prayers for Wisdom and Peace in your situation - for the entire family. Love your sister in Christ, Narelle
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 7:32 pm - Zeb & Elissa Overton -
We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We will be praying. God Bless, with love Zeb and Elissa.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 6:23 pm - Herb Meinel -
Just to let you know that Margaret and I have been praying for you ever since we heard of Ken's hospitalisation. We are praying for recovery and healing and restoration to his family, church and community. God is faithful and His purposes are right and good. Love Herb & Margaret
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 6:01 pm - Steve Reynolds Kalgoorlie Western Australia -
Ken and Family, I might be along way from home but I get dailey updates on your condition .All you can rely on is your faith and most of all your family and you are in one of the best IVUs in the land. Never give up . The best wishes from Jaan and myself
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 5:27 pm - Symen Van Leeuwen -
To Overton family,
you are all in our prayers at this time. Praying for a word of knowledge for your father. we love you all very much and we will stand in the gap for your family. We will keep in touch.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 5:23 pm - Karen Ellings -
Hi Ken, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Am looking forward to seeing you up and about again soon, love Karen
Your up-dates are appreciated. Our love & prayers are with you all. John 14:27.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 3:39 pm - Una Peter Rockliff & family -
I called your mobile today to speak with you and was deeply shocked when I heard the message. Our thoughts are with you,Lyn and families. We hope and pray for a full recovery.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:38 pm - Varley and Ella Morse 30/77 Morris Road ROTHWELL Q'land 4022 email@example.com -
Just to let you know thaqt you are all so very much in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.
Just to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you and that all the Tassie folk in the Village join us in praying for a full recovery. Love to you all, Ella and Varley
all you Tassie friends in the Village join in prayer for you all, Love, Varley and Ella
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:22 pm - Grant and Jan Atkins -
Dear Ken, We only heard this morning of your unfortunate illnes, our prayers for full recovery and healing are with you. We also give thanks for the wonderful support you have from family and friends.Warmest and best regards.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:03 pm - Heather(nee Dover), and Norm Grace (old friends from Adelaide) -
We are thinking of you all with love, sending healing thoughts and blessings to Ken.x x
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:03 pm - seelan nair -
hope you get well soon our prayers are with you
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:00 pm - Leigh Shaw -
My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time ken. I am sure that someone with your strength & energy will make a strong recovery.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:52 am - Kevin and Myra Keep -
Thanks again Vanessa and Nick (and maybe others) for your updates. We continue to pray for Ken. This URL is on www.romainechurch.org.au for others to check in.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:23 am - Annette Ives -
Just a note to say you are in my prayers and to give you a verse from the bible Thou art my servant: I have chosen thee and not cast thee away. Fear thou not. For I am with thee: be not dismayed for I am thy God. Isaiah 41:
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:12 am - Lee & Jane Whiteley -
Thanks Nic (and family) for the continued update on Ken. We have watched carefully each day for the past week or so as you share this difficult journey. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 9:45 am - Roger Martin -
Ken, "I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers" 3 John v2
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 9:08 am - Nigel Brown -
Hi Ken, my prayers and thoughts are for a strong and healthy recovery.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 8:56 am - Vince & Heather -
Thanks, Guys, for the daily updates, as it fuels our prayer in such specific ways. It also enables us to remember Ken right through each day. May God bring glory to His Name through all of this!!
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 8:47 am - Kerrison's - Adelaide -
Praying for you all & of you often. much love Matt,Sal & Haider
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 8:40 am - Katie Kromkamp (nee Robinson) -
My Prayers are with you Ken and your Family. You are a rock and you are salt and light to this world. Thank you for your faith and for your commitment to sharing your faith and trust in God. My prayer is that God will comfort you all, keep you strong and bless you immensly.
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 3:49 am - Tim, Linda, Benjamin, Daniel and Melanie -
To our dear friends Lyn, Nick, Nat, Andrew, Steph,Justin, Naomi and Vanessa, For some reason I (Linda) have woken in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, so I am praying for your Dad and all of you. I have such a sense that you are being faithful ambassadors for Christ where he has you at the moment and just wanted to encourage you. Your faith is in a huge God who knows, sees and is orchestrating a bigger picture through this situation than you can ever imagine or will probably ever know, one that stretches for all eternity. May His name be glorified by your faith in action, as He meets each of your needs and by your love for each other. I am praying for the children too, that in their limited understanding of what is happening to their Pa that they would also know God's peace and feel secure as they watch you all and witness your trust and hope in a "God who is able". Praying for each fo you as you enter another week of decisions with regard to travel, work, and children that you would have peace, unity, strength and safety and lifting Ken up too, asking that God would continue to strenthen and heal him. With love xx
Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:24 am - Linda Kline (Cincinnati, Ohio) -
I continue to pray for Ken and the entire family from the other side of the world. Your unshakable faith in the Unshakable One is a witness to us all. Praying for peace and healing.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:26 pm - Marnie Struthers -
My thoughts are with you all at this time- with love, Marnie
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:24 pm - Rob & Dianne -
Thanks again for keeping us all informed on Ken's progress - our thoughts and concerns for you are constantly front of mind. It is undoubtedly at these times that the marvelous gift of life is appreciated and treasured so much - we share your excitement at the glimpses of improvement in Ken's health - may your faith be rewarded with an enabling strength to cope in these difficult and challenging times.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:56 pm - 29.3.09 John and Debbie Knowles -
Thinking of you all. We hope and pray Ken makes a full recovery.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:46 pm - Kate Haberle -
Thinking of you all and praying that you will all be sustained and strengthened by God's love, peace and grace through the days ahead. love Kate and Mike Haberle
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:38 pm - Lisa and Colin McInnes-Smith -
Hi Lyn and Family, We have just learned of Ken's situation and send our love to you all. Please know that as of tonight there are extra prayers, and we know our prayers are powerful!! We pray for restoration for Ken, and that you all will be drawn closer to the Lord at this time, and that you will know His peace and comfort like never before. Much love, Lisa and Colin.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:27 pm - Andrew and Deborah Willis and family -
We have just read your update...so good to hear Ken is responding to you all. We are continuing to pray for you all and it has been wonderful to be able to pray for specific requests. Thankyou for taking the time to let us know how Ken is, we think you are doing an exceptional job and we have been encouraged by your faith.
Pleased to read about Ken's improvements over the weekend, thank you for taking the time to share your journey through this website. We are continuing to pray for Ken's recovery and for God's support for you all. PS Sorry Nick & Natalie to miss you on Saturday in town - hope you enjoyed a bit of downtime
so many praying for you all, we are so pleased to hear of any small change in your dad. praying god will give the doctors the wisdom they need to help heal ken.may god bless you all and give you peace.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 9:15 pm - Elizabeth Boultbee -
My thoughts and prayers are with you you all. Thank you for taking the time to update us via this site, it is appreciated especially when you must all be so pre-occupied.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 9:12 pm - Louise E and family -
Hi Ken, I am pleased you are doing well, please mate, hang on!!! and continue to get better, we all love and miss you!!
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 9:01 pm - ken & helen how -
You are on our minds & in our prayers daily,asking God to sustain & encourage each of you & may it please the Lord to bring rapid healing to Ken,& the assurance of His presence to you all.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 8:14 pm - Lionel Gregory -
We are all remembering you before the thrown of grace.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 8:11 pm - Sue & Tony Piitchford & family -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Good to see a very positive update today and we know that God has everything in his hands.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 6:46 pm - David and Kathy Scrimgeour -
So pleased to hear of your progress over the last few days Ken. You have a wonderful family who know how to support and encourage you. We are praying for your continued improvement in health each day and are trusting God for complete healing for you.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 5:26 pm - Milton & Carolyn Smith -
We only heard a few days ago of Ken's illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. As I type this message the words to an old chorus come to mind : "He is able, He is able, I know He is able, I know my Lord is able to carry you through. He heals the broken hearted and sets the captive free, He makes the lame to walk again and causes the blind to see ....". You have certainly experienced the truth of those words through the miracle of Lyn's recovery and we are praying it will be so for Ken too. God bless you all.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 5:22 pm - Priscilla Hamilton -
I was soo excited reading your update today...so can emagine, how you are all feeling...we serve a God who knows our name, we serve a God who stays the same....Sending our love to you all xxxxxxx
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 4:03 pm - Helen & Owen Anderton -
We are still weeping, praying, and rejoicing as we follow your journey, asking God for daily strength and peace for you all in every situation.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 3:24 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
Its wonderful to learn of progress no matter how small.We pray it will continue.God be with you all.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 2:49 pm - Andrew Townsend -
Dear Ken, I continue to pray for God's healing hands upon you. To Lyn, Nick,Nat, Andrew, Steph, Justin, Naomi, Vanessa and Grandchildren my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ephesians 3 v 20.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 2:29 pm - 29/3/09 Stuart McDonald -
God's grace is just as effective in I.C.U. as anywhere else, Ken. He showed that to me and He'll show it to you. Keep looking up and we'll keep praying.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 1:48 pm - Ivan & Lynette -
Thanks again for the updates, we will continue to pray for God's healing touch on your life Ken. Also for strength and courage for you Lyn and your family.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 1:21 pm - Steve & Val Warwick -
It was good to read the above and to catch up with news from Anne this morning. Our prayers, and those of the Presbyterian Church, are with you all at this moment.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 12:31 pm - Ian & Judy Wild -
Dear Lyn and all the Overton family. We both have you in our prayers as do so many other people and today sems like those prayers have been answered. So pleased to receive the encouraging news this morning and we will continue to pray for Ken's continuing recovery.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:51 am - Margie Malin -
Hi Guys, I've just read your Saturday night update and I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes, very excited to hear that Ken is able to cope with the reduced medication. I was thinking and praying about him a lot yesterday and thinking about the verses in Ephesians where people who honour their father and mother are blessed: 'that it may be WELL with you and you may LIVE LONG in the land'. I was thinking that Ken hasn't even got to his 'three score and ten' yet, so continue to pray that God will regrow those areas of the pancreas that have died and continue to reduce the inflammation. Enjoy being able to relate to Ken today and pass on greetings from Rob, Bronte, Jack and I. Love Margie.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 9:58 am - Patti Sirgoski -
This is fantastic news! I rejoice with you and continue to pray for Ken's healing. God is indeed a great God. My thoughts and prayers are also with you all as a family, for strength in the daily things, for patience in God's timing and His arms holding you all tight.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 8:59 am - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
Great news, thanks be to our God, may He continue His work of healing in Ken's body.
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 8:02 am - Sue and Eddy Utberg, Devonport -
We pray for you each day and ask God for complete recovery, and strength for each day ahead for all the family.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:56 pm - Steven and Nat -
Praise the Lord! to use a well used phrase, but it is so great for you all to see Ken and have him know and see you. You are all constantly in our thoughts and prayers, and we know and trust that you are certainly all in God's hands and care. Thankyou Lord!!! all our love to you all and hugs all round!!
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:36 pm - Phil, Bron, Joshua, Matthew & Sarah Clayton -
Dear Ken, thinking of and praying for you and all your family at this time. Great to hear the encouraging news from tonight - we're all waiting with baited breath for more news. As someone once said to us at a difficult time in our family, 'the Lord must think very highly of you, to entrust you with such challenges.' The posts on this site are a great testimony to your life and witness and to the family you lead. With love and best wishes from the Claytons.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:03 pm - Tony & Yvonne Levick -
How great to share your excitement of Ken's progress today. We call back to God our thanks and praise, daring to ask afresh for Ken's healing, and give thanks for the team supportig him..
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:55 pm - Noo, Craig, Benji and Becky Bowker -
You all continue to be in our prayers, and we're so grateful for the frequent updates. Praise God for the progress you witnessed today. We pray tomorrow brings more positive progress, and particularly that Ken awakens calm and peaceful. Lots of love from us 4.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:51 pm - Kim and Bruce Robinson and family -
Great to hear some positive news and thanks so much for allowing us to share your journey. We pray for his continued recovery and our prayers and thoughts are also with the family through what must be a tough time. We are confident that God is hearing the prayers of all those that care deeply for Ken. Our love to everyone and special thoughts to Lyn. We wish that we could do more but know that our thoughts are with you all.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:06 pm - Malcolm, Sandra and Mal Jnr Farrell -
Hi there everyone. We've been keeping a close eye on the updates and are so happy to hear this positive change of events. You's are all so strong and we hold a great respect for your family. Please keep up the good fight together with God. All our love xxx.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:02 pm - Bruce and Michelle Jubb -
Thanks again so much for allowing us to share and follow the journey. It is brilliant to hear the progress tonight, I can relate to your experience a bit from our own a couple of years ago, and I know how much the smallest responses are the Biggest Encouragements. Its an amazing journey you are all on and we watch the updates regularly; Keeping you all in our thoughts.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 9:48 pm - Brian & Lorraine Sims Stephen St East Devonport -
How wonderful to read the latest update and how excited you all must be to see that improvement in Ken.Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you all and wishing Ken all the best with his progress in the days ahead. Also all the staff at Dadydaycare would like Justin and Naomi to know our love and thoughts are with them at this very stressful time.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 8:39 pm - caleb kelly -
hey Mr Overton, hope you get better soon. hope to see you back at church as soon as possible!!!
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 8:38 pm - Warren and Peggy Simpson. -
Nick - we all so appreciate your keeping us all up to date with such regular progress reports so that we can all keep praying for each day's needs. Fond love to you all - specially Lynette.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 8:13 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
Ken,Lyn,Nick & Nat,Andrew & Steph,Justin & Naomi, Vanessa and all the children.Please be assured of our support and prayers as we wait for news about Ken. It is hard to believe that 2 weeks have past since Ken's illness started, it must seem longer to you all. We are praying that the Lord will strengthen you all with His strength, that He will give you all, patience and His Peace and that in His time He will heal Ken.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 6:14 pm - Dawn Trefry and David -
Dear Ken and Lyn may God Bless you and your family my prayers are with you. May He comfort you all with His love as you trust Him.For He is awsome and nothing is beyond what He can do.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 5:53 pm - Rob and Lyn Laycock -
Dear Ken,Lyn and Family,You are constantly in our prayers day and night.Lyn we trust God to give you the strength for each day and pray for Kens healing and wisdom for each one ministering to his care.God Bless We love you all.Rob and Lyn
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 5:30 pm - Jeff & Michelle Green -
Dear Ken & Family, We are praying for you all, for God's strength, peace & healing during this time. Love Jeff, Michelle, Alisha & Emma
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 2:15 pm - Bryan and Norma -
Thanks for the really comprehensive updates Nicholas. I guess it means a lot of careful thinking and considered work to give the specific details you do. But we do appreciate it, and it does help us to pray. Obviously "he is not out of the woods yet" Norma just said. But OUR GOD IS ABLE ... and it is clear that the doctors and medical help are doing their absolute best. We did so much appreciate your comments regarding the encouragement of that song, Nicholas - you have a firm grip on the Lord, and obviously, He has a firm grip on you! Praise God! I wonder just why this is all happening??? The Lord MUST have something very special that He is doing - probably in your Mum and the rest of the family ... but what a hard road! We just pray that in the darker times of real concern you will be able to continue to trust Him - though that will continue to be hard, I'm sure. The heavier the price that is accepted with continuing trust, the greater the ultimate blessing, I believe. God continue with you all, and help you to persevere - especially you, Lyn. You are especially in our prayers. God Bless.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 1:41 pm - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Every day the fight goes on is a day closer to recovery. Again we are thinking and praying for Ken and all the family. Peter & Leonie
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:57 pm - Les and Jenni Gainer -
Dear Ken , Lyn and family, It is hard to believe it has been two weeks - a long two weeks for you all no doubt. Thank you for the updates on progress. We continue to pray for you all every day, especially for Ken's continuing healing and Lyn's comfort and strength. May God strenghten you all as you all as a family support each other. Much love Les and Jenni x x x x
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:27 pm - David & Alison Ferguson, Hobart -
We send our love and assurance of our prayers to all the family. There are so many hundreds of people visiting this website daily - how wonderful to be a part of the family of God worldwide that is surrounding you all with love and prayers at all times of the day and night.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:06 am - Becky ,Phil and Lucy -
Hello to you all.We are following the updates and continuing to pray for you all.Special prayers for Ken's recovery and for courage and strength to you Lyn as well. Vanessa I think back to the wonderful experiences we had together in Cambodia and the blessing you were to others ,little did we know what lay ahead of you. You are in our prayers as you continue to be a pillar of strength to your dear Mum.Love also to Nick ,Nat ,Andrew Stephanie ,Justin and Naomi and all your dear children.May this website be a blessing not only to you but others who read it.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:51 am - John and Kaye Eyles -
Continuing to pray for you all, God is still in control, and loves us with an everlasting love, love to all the family,
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:45 am - Tom & Barbara Varney -
DEAR Lyn and all the family, our love and prayers are with you,at this most difficult time in life.May the Grace of God be your strength, and comfort as you look towards Him.Much love Tom & Barb. x x x x x
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:20 am - Lynne Van Leeuwen Queensland -
Just 'hello' again. What a wonderful idea this website is! I hurry to see the progress every day, after work. My best to you all. With love, Lynne
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 9:48 am - Terri Spottiswoode -
Lyn,you are very much in my thoughts and prayers. The Lord said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you". May you take comfort in that in this very difficult time. With Love and Prayers. Terri Spottiswoode.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 8:35 am - david, Lisel, Grace, Luke, Joseph & Emma -
A big hi to you all. so glad to read this morning's report and hear some encouraging news. we continue to pray for you all and especially for you Ken that God will continue to heal you. we really hope today is a special family day for you all and that Ken will be able to enjoy some of it as well. With love and prayers, all of the Pearsons xx
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 8:19 am - Robert J Murphy -
I was reading Philippians this morning. Phi 2:27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. Phi 2:28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. Phi 2:29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, Phi 2:30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me."
I couldn't help thinking of Ken when reading this. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love Robert and Leanne.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:38 am - Janice Emmerton-Didlick -
Wonderful to hear that the sedation has been stopped and that Ken is starting to slowly respond to people. Lyn, Nick & Nat, Andy & Steph, Justin & Naomi and Vanessa, our love, prayers and support continue to be with you as you spend time with Ken in Launceston. Love & hugs xxx Janice
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:24 pm - Leonard and Caroline Mutono -
Ken, Lyn and family. since we received the news we as a family and MMM zambia Staff are praying with you. we believe and trust the Lord of wonders we amaze us again.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 5:52 pm - Gary Ruth Matthew Ron & Bev Overton -
Ken,Lyn& family just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers
We are sad & shocked to hear about Ken's Illness.To Lyn & family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 4:49 pm - june rogers -
Dear Lyn and family.My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 3:07 pm - Peter Willis -
Ken, Lyn and family. Lots of prayers coming your way from those of us up North. May God's name continue to be honoured by your family's witness to His grace. Blessings
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 2:33 pm - Alec -
We say "Amen"to all the thoughts,prayers and love that has gone before to all those in the photo,and we know Our Lord will keep you strong and comforted in the days that are ahead.Alec and Sheila,Ron and Bev Overton.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 2:08 pm - Terry Miller Hobart -
Have been praying for Ken and all of you. We know our God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above ..... Keep looking up to him. Regards Terry
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 1:59 pm - Mark & Di Greeney -
Praying for you that God gives you faith and strength in who He is and His heart towards you A Gaelic Blessing Deep peace of the running way to you, Deep peace of the flowing air to you, Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, Deep peace of the shining stars to you, Deep peace of the gentle night to, Holy Spirit pour His healing balm upon you, Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 1:22 pm - Phil, Kayle and Kiran Overton -
Dear Ken Lyn and family, thinking of you all at this time.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 1:01 pm - Maurice & Roz Hill -
Our very best wishes to Ken for a swift & complete recovery. Our thoughts are with Lyn and family during this time of uncertainty.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:34 pm - Robert and Leanne -
Dear Ken, Lyn and family, We are praying for you all; for God's healing , strength and encouragement.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:30 pm - Phil and Di Priest -
Dear Lyn and family, Anne recently let me know what was happening and we have begun praying for the situation. May God strengthen and encourage you all in this difficult time. Sincerely, Phil and Di
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:40 am - Tom and June Gray. -
Dear Lyn and family. Only today were we able to obtain your updates. We are praying for the Lords healing. Tonight the African prayer group are praying for the nation at D O H from 9pm till 3am. we will include Ken. Any friends are welcome.Love and blessings. Tom and June.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:33 am - Mayor Lynn Laycock -
Everyone at Devonport City Council sends their love and best wishes to you and your family Lyn. We are thinking of you all and pray that Ken is back with his loving family where he belongs.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:30 am - Gaylene Turner -
Dear Ken, Lyn and families. I was reminded last night by a thought which I hope will encourage you all during this time. "EVERY season, every circumstance we go through, The Lord wants to meet with us in an ever deeper way. He wants to be 'more' to us in that time, whether it's the easy times or the hard times. Even though He is always with us, sometimes we cannot experience Him as He would want us to, except through the circumstances and seasons we go through. I believe that The Lord is lovingly taking you all deeper into His comfort, love and care. He is The Great Shepherd to you all during this time, He is Strength. Bless you all, Love Gaye Turner. (thinking of the verses that talk about The Lord being there with us when we go through the fire, when we go through the water).
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:18 am - Alan and Lorraine Bailey -
We join in praying about this distressing problem. May His peace be yours, Lyn and family. (What a great family picture on this site!)
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 9:29 am - michial & leanne spaulding -
WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANTS OF THE LORD GOD KNOWS HIS PEOPLE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK , PRAYING FOR YOU ALL MICK AND LEANNE,
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:52 am - Kathy, Phillip & Alex Nesham -
Only learnt of Ken's condition yesterday we were truly sorry to hear this news, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. If there is anything we can do at home (Sunbeam Cres) please let us know, take care.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:41 am - Clem & Helen Adams -
We certainly will keep praying and seek God's healing touch. Our thoughs are with Lyn and all the family.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:18 am - Denise and Dennis Waterman -
Dear Lyn and family, we having following Ken/Dad's progress. We are so thankful that he is now starting to respond. It must have been wonderful for Mum when Ken/Dad recognised Mum's voice at the hospital on Thursday. It all goes to show that life is so precious and we should continue to live life to the full, give as we can and love the Lord. We know that everyone is praying for a speedy recovery and that the power of pray can do wonders, as you well know when Lyn was so unwell. Love to you all. Tell Ken/Dad Dennis is waiting for his next lunch with him.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:14 am - Ken & Maxine Jones -
To Ken,Lyn & family & to the extended Overton family. Please be assured of our ongoing prayers for you all at this difficult time. May each of you experience God in a special way & may His peace & comfort be yours today.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 2:00 am - Bettye -
Your message tonight was so touching. I am sure your Dad would have been fully aware of your presence and would have recognised your Mother's voice (how beautiful) He would also have been so thrilled to know that even in the pain and challenges you are facing just now that you can truly experience the peace, strength and presence of the God whom we worship. Be sure of our love and prayer for Ken and each member of your family.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:10 am - Peter and Gaye -
Dear Ken and Lyn and family. We were really touched by your hearts for us and for God when you opened up your home for us recently. As we spent time together as family and you extended your hand out to Rochelle your new niece and shared Lyn's journey in detail we were struck by just how much the hand of God was upon you together. We were shocked when we first heard the news of kens condition as I could not keep up with ken when we went for a walk even though I'm a few years younger. My class prayed for you Ken on Tuesday and I was able to teach them about praying in Faith. These scriptures are Gaye and my hearts cry for you. "out of the depths I cry to you. Oh LORD; O Lord hear my voice.".."I wait for the LORD my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the LORD more than watchmen wait for the morning." From Psalm 130
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:29 pm - Julie SK & Greg K -
Dear Lyn, Nick & Nat, Andrew & Steph, Justin & Naomi & families & Vanessa - We are praying for you all. We are especially praying for a speedy recovery for our dear friend Ken. Love J & G
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:57 pm - Jane Donaghy -
To Ken,Lyn and families, thinking of you all, and to Ken who has been a great mentor to me in the many talks we have had and I look forward to many more.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:39 pm - Ron and Merle Clark -
for He(God)Himself has said I wil not in any way fail you nor let you down nor leave you without support.[I wil] not,[I will] not,[I will]not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake [you] nor let you down, [relax My hold on you].- Assuredly not! So we can take comfort and are encouraged and confidently say, The Lord is my Helper, Iwill not be seized with alarm - I will not fear or dread or be terrified. What can man (or anyone else, Merle) do to me? Hebrews 13 5&6 Amplified You are in our prayers to our great and marvelous God and Father
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:22 pm - Michael and Julie Ferguson -
To Ken, Lyn and your grand family. We're praying for you and, like you, know that God is in control. There will be a ripping yarn out of this storm to bring glory to God. Hang in there! Anything we can do would be a pleasure.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:18 pm - Rob Marg -
This is a truely amazing sequence of events that has left family and friends amazed at Kens sudden illnes and time spent sedated. Thankyou for allowing us to share your journey through this website and thankyou Nick for speaking from your heart. You all are very dear to us
To Ken, Lyn and Family, You are all in our thoughts at the moment, espically Ken, our friend.. keep on fighting.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 7:51 pm - Andrew Morse -
To Ken and the beautiful Overton family, Thinking about you all lots. Praying for your situation with much more understanding of how you are feeling. Thank you for the recognition and care you have shown to me.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 7:32 pm - sue lawrence -
my good wishes to all the family stay srong
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 7:27 pm - Ted Jopson -
Ive been praying for you Ken and the family, hop you have a speedy recovery.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 7:25 pm - Dave Jopson -
Dear Ken & Lyn and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, hope you have a full recovery.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 5:56 pm - Rae and Brian Wallace -
Dear Ken,Lyn&Families We are so sorry to hear about Ken's condition and I pray that our Lord will put his healing into Ken's body and comfort all of his loved ones's who are enduring this. Our thoughts and my prayers are with you all
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 5:40 pm - Clifton & Juanita Smith and all at Eastside -
Dear Ken, Lyn & family Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time, may you truly experience God's comfort, strength and healing, God be with you all.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 5:39 pm - f.ammerlaan frans and jan 26/3/2009. -
Dear Ken Lyn and Family, our prayers are with you,knowing our heavenly Father is a Miracle Working God and that he holds our very breath in his hands. Underneath are his everlasting arms.The very strngth of our lives,you are such an example to us all.Thanks for keeping us posted.Love you all.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 5:32 pm - Bill Watson CBMA East Burwood -
Dear Ken, Lyn & family, Be assured of the prayers of the fellows at East Burwood for you at this time.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 4:41 pm - fred konetschnik -
Ken my thoughts and prayers fred
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 4:35 pm - Phil and Ann Gregory -
Dear Ken, Lyn and Family. We were shocked and saddened when we heard the news. I was looking forward to catching up with Ken for a chat and a coffee at the next cbma breakfast on the 3rd April. However our thoughts and prayers are with you all and for Ken to make a full recovery. Thank you for the up dates.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 3:15 pm - Garth and Michele Colledge -
Hi Ken and family, you are all constantly in our prayers - don't forget that our God is an awesome God and He is in fact the God of the impossible. Love us.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 2:32 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
There are so many contacting you, you must find it hard to concentrate on them all ... and we do not want to add to your burden! But Praise God that so many are praying - as we are, and will continue to do, especially for you, Lyn. God is still on The Throne!
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 1:54 pm - David Fry -
To the Overton family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face yet another challenge. We know we have an amazing God and that He is sovereign over every situation. We will continue to pray for Ken's full recovery. David & Kathy Fry & family
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 1:36 pm - Meags and Steve, Zoe, Amy, Mia and Jobe -
Ken, Have been keeping up with the updates and have been praying particularly for the pain to be less than expected as you come out of sedation and for you to be able to see your family and hear their voices. Lyn, Nick, Nat, Andy, Steph, Justin, Naomi and Vanessa, Chelsea, Chloe, Emily, Jasmine, Sophie, Liam and Pheobe, we are continually praying for strength as you make decisions and lean on each other. We are also praying for full health for all of you as you travel and juggle other parts of life too. Love The Smith family
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 1:32 pm - Allison Hodges (on behalf of Eric and May Russell), Brisbane -
Dear Ken, Lyn and Overton Family We are so shocked to hear of Ken so unwell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We know that our God is the great healer and we trust in Him for Ken's recovery. We are so thankful to Ken for all of his love, support and prayer cover during the tough times of Dad's (Eric's) battle against his cancer. We continue to uphold you all. Love Eric and May and family Overton Family - please know that when I am awake during the night with our new baby boy born on the 14th March I am praying for your Dad. Allison
Thoughts and prayers for Ken,Lyn and the family at the time
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:28 am - les&Marj Batchelor -
You are in our prayers every blessing,C B M A -Hobart.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:02 am - Lisa Sculthorpe Devonport Times -
Dear KEn and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:17 am - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Indeed with God all things are possible including wonderful recoveries as we know occured for Lynn.
Continually in our thoughts.
Peter & Leonie
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:13 am - Anthony and Robyn Ling - Victor Harbor - SA -
Really saddened by your distressing ordeal. The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:11 am - Les & Jenni Gainer -
Thank you for the updates on Ken's progress. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. Particularly praying for Ken today for God's healing power to be at work - that Ken will cope with the pain and be aware of your presence with him; as well as for safe insertion and toleration of feeding tube. Also holding Lyn in our prayers that Jesus, our Good Shepherd, will be carrying her in His arms - providing strength, peace and reassurance in the midst of her immense concern. We love you all - Jenni, Les and family
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:57 am - Anthony and Natalia Switzer sydney -
Our constant prayers are with you and your family. Ken has been such a blessing to our family this month as my father passed away. We have been so grateful for your love and support and hope that we in turn can be there for you. If there is anything we can do or help with the medical side of things, I used to work at LGH so feel free to call us. Dr Switzer
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:34 am - Brendan Moore -
Dear Ken, Lyn and Overton Family - Special friends you continue to be in my daily prayers may our almighty God continue to proide you with strength. Brendan
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:33 am - Brendan Moore -
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:25 am - Matt & Karen Sharples and Abundant Life Church -
Hey guys, along with the countless others listed below - Abundant Life Church is holding you all up in prayer. We have a miracle working God - who never changes and we know He is working and is moving. Peace, strength and Joy in Him today, God is not finished with Ken yet - he still has work to do :-) . With love - Abundant Life Church
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:23 am - Paul and Ann-Maree Scott (Hobart) -
We are keeping your mum and dad in prayer. We have prayed that your mum receives a definite indication of God's love and concern for her; that she feels "topped up" emotionally and spiritually - enough to cope with this day and assurance that God will sustain her daily. We pray for Ken's recovery - that there is gradual but measurable improvement each day and that our God would enable him to cope with any pain associated with it. For the family we pray for increased faith, a feeling of being supported in prayer and a growing discernment of God being at work in the midst of a tragic circumstance. Our hearts are with you, love Paul and Ann-Maree x x
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:16 am - David Grey - Camp Clayton -
Dear Ken and Lyn and family, Just to let you know that the Camp Clayton Board upheld you in prayer at our Board meeting this week. We thak God for the way Ken lives out his faith and we pray and trust in God in all matters.Please be assured we will continue in prayer over this matter.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 9:12 am - Kerriane, Steve, Jay & Isabella King. Graeme & Cathy Wolter (QLD) -
Praying for God's healing for Ken and strength for the rest of the family. God bless you all.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 8:43 am - Directors of Samaritan's Purse and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association -
Dear Ken and Family, At our Directors Meeting today we prayed for Ken's recovery knowing that The Lord is fully capable of achieving all things. May we see His Glory as the days progress. Love in The Lord Jesus Christ.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 8:32 am - Terri Spottiswoode -
Ken and Lyn,you are both in my daily prayers that our Almighty God and Heavenly Father will touch you both with His love and healing. Lyn, I pray that you will remain strong and that you will know the Lord's peace in your soul.With Love Terri.
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 7:04 am - Rob & Carol ferguson Dayton, Ohio USA -
Ken, Lynn and family, You are in our prayers during this difficult time. We pray Ken will soon receive the miraculous touch of the Great Healer. He is Good! Thanks for the daily updates. Please give Ken our love. Rob and Carol
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:05 pm - Noel and Julie Sims (Brisbane) -
We enjoyed our trip to Tasmania this time last year with Marjorie and Wally, especially catching up with all the Overton family. We remember Ken showing us his little sports car and Ken's and the family's generosity and hospitality. May God sustain you all, surround you with His love and peace and if it be His will, He can and will heal Ken. "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:23 pm - Dave & Deb Brady -
You are all very much in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Our home group has been praying for you all as well. Our amazing God is in control. Love to you all. xx
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:13 pm - Kong and Jia -
Dear Ken, we haven't stop praying and thinking about you. May our merciful God comforts and strengthens all your family members during this difficult time. We have hope in GOd, who cares and loves Ken deeply. And we continue to pray for your endurance and the miraculous healing from God. Cast our burden to Him and surrender to Him. GOd will make a way when there seems to be no way.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 9:53 pm - Dianne & Des Brown -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 9:07 pm - Kerry & Stephen Dean Cairns QLD -
Recieved this sad news from friends in Devonport. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 8:52 pm - Greg, Lesley and Ella Marshall -
Ken,Our thoughts are with you and your family and we will say a prayer for you every night
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 8:48 pm - Alwyn & Sharon Suggate & family -
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. It's great to know that we can leave Ken in God's Hands and HE will do what is best. Thanks for posting the updates. Love, Alwyn & Sharon
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 8:20 pm - Denis, Gaye, Adam and Carmen Smith -
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time. Wishing Ken all the best!
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 7:52 pm - Abbey Kelly -
To dear Mr Overton. I hope you get better really soon. All the kids from school are praying for you. Love you lots and lots and lots, Abbey xx
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 7:31 pm - Kurt, Mandy and Hollie Jones -
Our thoughts and our prayers are with Ken and the Family at this challenging time, progress updates are much appreciated, trusting that Ken will have a speedy recovery. Kurt, Mandy and Hollie
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 7:26 pm - Anthea Carins, -
Thinking of you all at this time. Warm regards Anthea
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 7:03 pm - mark judy denney -
our prayers are with you, very stress full time for you all.if there is any thing at all we can please dont hesetait to ring. love mark judy
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 7:03 pm - Jamie and Carla Payne -
We monitor the site each day and continue to pray for your healing. We pray for strength for your devoted family to stand in the gap in your time of need. It is God who arms us with strenght and makes our way perfect.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 6:58 pm - Jordan and Maddy Payne -
Hi Mr Overton. We pray for you every night at tea time and hope that you get well soon.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 6:44 pm - Richard and Gaylene -
We have monitored the ebb and flow of Ken's condition with hope and apprehension. We trust that the strenght,support and faith that Ken has extended to so many can be reciprocated whith an enrgy that lifts him to a strong recoveery. Our thoughts are with you and your family Ken.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 6:43 pm - Graham and Gloria. -
Hi Ken and Lyn, Just a little reminder that we are praying for you that all will go well. Trust that our Awesome God will heal and that you will soon be back with us. Great that we have faith in our God who knows all things and has each of us in His hands. Love and our prayers are with you both and the family.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 6:26 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
God gave you Isaiah 41:10 - please hold on to it. ... and be encouraged by Isaiah 43:12(d) :... I am God." and Isaiah 43 13 (c) "... I act and who can reverse it?" and Is. 46:3-4,8(a)- "Listen to Me ... you who have been borne by me from birth, and have been carried from the womb; Even to your old age, I shall be the same, and even to your graying years I shall bear you! I have done it, and I shall carry you; And I shall bear you, and I shall deliver you.", and 10(c) and (d) - "Remember this, and be assured; ... My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure." God IS working - even in the darkness. We will be praying to-night at 8.30. God Bless
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 5:54 pm - Matthew and Nadine Scrimgeour -
We are so sorry to have heard the news of Ken's condition. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all - for Ken's full recovery and for Lyn and the family as you endure what must be a time of incredible difficulty.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 4:15 pm - Alec Campbell -
sorry to hear the devastating news. our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. love and best wishes Alec and Shelia Campbell
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 3:16 pm - Glenn,Mary, Jarred and Tyrone Thomas -
Much love and prayers are being sent to you Ken,Lyn and your family. We pray God will place his healing hand on you and give you and your family strength during this very difficult time.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 2:41 pm - Bran and Norma Greenwood -
Things are sounding a bit better to-day - Praise God!... We trust we are right. People here at the church (Baptist) in Boort (where Bryan is acting as pastor for two months) are praying in various prayer meetings each day and evening for Ken and all of you - though they don't know him or you! Praise God! God's family are great when they feel the hurts, needs and joys of others who they love, even though they have not seen them, aren't they? ... and it is all because of Him! No wonder we love Him ... and can trust Him, even with your Dad and his situation ... and we love you all, too. Thanks for the regular and specific updates - we do appreciate them.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 2:02 pm - Bettye Cox -
Ken, On behalf of Chaplaincy at the Mersey, I want to thank you for prayer, example and life giving actions to staff, relatives and patients connected with the hospital. No one will ever know the example, practical monetary support and absolute care for all that you have shown. Your testimony and videoed account of Lyn's miraculous recovery have touched people high and low far and wide and we pray that you and your precious family will know the amazing presence of a loving God who holds you in his hand.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 1:50 pm - Kelli & Jeremy Hobbs and extended family -
Ken- we are praying for your health and for wisdom for the medical staff. Lyn- you and the rest of your family are very much in our thoughts as you watch your husband, father and grandfather endure at this time. We know that you are comforted by the knowledge that Ken is "held in hands of healing, day by day and hour by hour." With our love.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 1:28 pm - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Good to hear last evening went well and the morning report is favourable. Our thoughts remain with you all. Peter & Leonie
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:25 pm - Esley and Gwynneth -
Wednesday 25th. Dear Ken,Lyn and the family. We are holidaying in Newcastle, visiting Gwynneth's brotherwho has lost his sight.We are praying for you and encouraging others to do likewise. We are praying the Lord will use this affliction as a testimony to the many souls you evangelise, we recall how God has used Lyn's experience for his glory. In all these things we can only bow to His sovereignty and say "His ways are past finding out"
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:09 pm - Michael Burr -
To All the Overton family, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Kens Illness,but also hopeful that he will soon recover, and with his strength of character and belief, and with the prayers of all of us, he does so quickly. Thinking of you
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:55 am - Rene Hidding -
To Ken, a dear family friend to the Hidding family for 30 years,I pass on encouragement to fight this latest fight in your life knowing that the outcome is in the hands of your beloved God and Saviour...
To Lynn and the family,I pray that the Lord will give you hope and patience and also that your lovely man be allowed much more time to be in the loving embrace of you all... Dear Lord and loving Father,I commend to you your faithful servant Ken,recognised by the community as a "man of God'and the leader of a large and loving family.Lord we know that these matters are your Will but we also know that You encourage us to pray.....so we pray for healing and a restoration to health in due course....so that Ken can continue his warm and caring roles in this life Lord be very near to Ken right now...and bless the work of the doctors and others ministering to Ken...Amen
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:26 am - Auntie MIldred -
To Kenneth, Lynette and all the Family - Just wanting you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers all the time - sending you special love. Auntie Mildred.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:22 am - Kevin and Myra -
Hi Ken and Lyn, Ken, that we are praying for you. First Lyn, then you. I question, but know that God knows best, even if we can't see it --- yet! "In April 2004 - Ken and Lyn Overton's life suddenly changed". March 2009 "Ken and Lyn Overton's life suddenly changed" again!
Our very kind regards
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 9:43 am - Sarina Jessup -
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. I pray especially for the healing of Ken, that the staff in ICU will make the journey for the family as easy as possible, & that the family will find peace in Gods strength. Ken may be able to speak through the trache with the aid of a whisper valve at a later stage.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 9:03 am - Derek & Helene Morse -
It was a great privelidge to spend time with some of the family yesterday & also pray with Ken. Our prayers for a complete healing will continue daily
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 8:45 am - Rob & Gillian McDowell -
Ken, we are thinking of you at this difficult time. I pray, that Godís hand will touch and bless you immensely and that you make a speedy recovery. God Bless you and your family.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 8:31 am - Tim and Marcia Wilson -
Ken, You and your family are a great inspiration to us. You are in the forefront of our thoughts and prayers. We hope that you have a speedy recovery. God Bless you all at this difficult time, Tim.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 7:51 am - Marcelle Wright -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family, I have just watched the DVD of Lyns miricle recovery so Im sure God can do another miricle and restore you to good health. Thinking of you all.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 7:20 am - OSCC Church Family -
Your church family is gathering for prayer tonight, Ken. We've cancelled small groups so that as many of us as are able can be down at the church praying for you and the family.
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 6:26 am - Karl Faase -
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken and all the family. We trust you experience Gods strength and grace in this challenging time.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:57 pm - Karen Boultbee -
Ken,I will always remember how you listened with compassion and understanding after my sister's death, so as you face this battle, you, Lyn and family are in my thoughts and prayers! Karen
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:16 pm - Les and Jenni -
Continuing to hold you all in our prayers at this very critical time. You are very dear friends and our hearts go out to you as you face the seriousness of Ken's condition. We are entrusting all of you to the loving arms of God - may you find comfort, strength and peace in His embrace. Love from all our family.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:06 pm - Michelle and Bruce Jubb -
Ken, Lyn, Nick, Andrew, Justin and Vanessa and all your families - our thoughts are with you through such a difficult time of uncertainty. Want to convey our care for you all and our upmost empathy with the apprehensive time of wondering and hoping. Trusting that the next couple of days goes smoothly as the sedation is brought back and that you will have a special time as a family to share and speak with Ken. He has been a great encourager and affirmer and we are trusting God will provide a full recovery for him to continue. The updates are great, thank you for allowing others to share your journey.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:01 pm - Sheryl and Mike Farley -
Dear Ken, Lyn and family, Ken I treasured the talks i had with you when we were going through our cancer treatment now we dearly wish all the good health and hope for a beautiful future. always an inspiration to us all. Sheryl and Mike
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:12 pm - Brendan, Julia and Olivia Weeks -
Dear Ken and family. We are very sad to hear of the suffering going on at the moment, for both Ken and the family. We want you guys to know that we love you and continue to pray for you during this time. May God heal, comfort and be glorified in this situation.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:00 pm - Alan & Rosie Kennedy -
Hey Ken- By His Stripes You are Healed. We will hold you and family up in prayer and believe for complete recovery!Thanks for letting us know so we can join with the family of God in prayer. Blessings to all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 8:59 pm - Nigel and Bronwyn Anderson -
Ken, Lyn and Family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 8:48 pm - Dawn and Tony Wilson -
Dear Lyn and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of Ken's sudden illness. We are praying for a complete recovery and for a real sense of God's hand on Ken as he deals with the pain at this particular time. Thanks for the timely updates. Love to you all
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 8:28 pm - Jane and John Elmer -
Our love and prayers for you all at this difficult time Dear Lyn and all of your lovely Family. We will contiue to pray for Ken that he will know God's comfort, peace and healing Hand upon him at this time. Thanks for the updates.They are so helpful in knowing what the immediate prayer need are.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 8:19 pm - Leigh and Marie Minehan -
Dear Ken,Lyn and Family, Thinking of you all, and praying for you at this difficult time.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 7:50 pm - Jaki, Hayley and Emma Bakes -
To Lyn and the Overton family Sorry to hear about Ken I do pray that he makes a full recovery and comes home to you all soon.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 7:32 pm - Ian and Marion Hubble -
Ken , Lyn and family Rang up to say hello and book in son-in-law and myself for CBMA breakfast and learned of your news. Strengthening thoughts and prayers from us for you at this time.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 7:28 pm - Lynddell and Rebecca Pascoe -
Hi Vanessa, sorry to hear your dad is so unwell, we pray that he will recover soon. thinking of you darling girl x x x
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 7:15 pm - iVY lAYCOCK -
TO lYN AND FAMILY i am thinking of you all and praying for you Love to you all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 7:06 pm - david and kathry scrimgeour -
Received a message from our family today re your dad's critical condition just now. We are away at present but want your to know that our thoughts and prayers will be very much with your dad and your family. We will continue to monitor his condition on line as often as possible as we travel. Please be aware that our deep feelings of concern are with you at this time. With Christian love.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 6:53 pm - Jonathan Arnold (son of Malcolm and Dorothy) -
I was shocked to here of your latest trial. Praying God will continue to strengthen you with hope and peace. Our prayers are with you all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 6:21 pm - wendy viv chris and kate woodward -
to all the overton family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 6:18 pm - malcolm -
hi kenny i fill sad that you are knot well but i pray that the gate kepper will fix you up and it wont be long we will be back at hawley and you will be telling me what i can take out as long as lyn is knot watching ha ha ha you get better my friend kenny
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 6:18 pm - Graeme & Suzanne Jarrett & Family -
Hi dear Ken & Lyn Thinking of you at this time & laying hold of God for you Ken in prayer This vers is presious to me Psalm 116 vers 5-9 Gracious is th Lord and righeous YES our God is full of compassion .The lord preserveth the simplehearted, when I was in great need , he saved me. Be at rest O my soul for the Lord has dealt bountifully with me. for you O Lord have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears , my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. What a wonderful Saviour !! may these vers be your experince Ken & lyn
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 4:56 pm - Tues. 24th March 4.30pm Jean and Richard Hill -
We are both deeply shocked and saddened by your sudden illness Ken. Our very best wishes go to Lyn and all of your family.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 4:51 pm - Phillip, Fiona, Nathaniel, Annettte & Jonathan -
Dear Uncle Ken, Auntie Lyn & family, May you be encouraged and strengthened in your faith as you face each day. Cssting all your care upon Him;for He careth for you. I Peter 5:7 We are constantly praying for you all.
I paused for a few moments today and Nathaniel asked me what I was doing. I replied, "I'm praying for Uncle Ken." He said, "I'd better too." Much love to you all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 4:05 pm - Michael + Leilani Ling and Family -
Terribly saddened to here you're not well Ken, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May God hold you in His hands as He always does, and that His light that shines from you radiate as always. Love Michael and Leilani
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 3:44 pm - Peter & Anthea Keep -
Praying for you all. Love, Peter & Anthea
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 3:37 pm - pete o -
hello ken its sad hearing you are in the hospital :( i hope you get well soon i am sure you will :) jus hold on there you'll be ok i know its so boring in there and its horrible but its the best place for you to be i found listening to music helped anyway it will be all over before you know it praying for you to
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 2:46 pm - Raoul and Diabra -
We just heard about Kens condition. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 2:24 pm - Gilbert and Cynthia -
"Behold, I am the the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there ANYTHING too hard for Me? (Jer. 32:27) Love to you all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 2:24 pm - Ian Worby and the team at United Christian Broadcasters and The Vision Radio Network and The Word for today -
Dear Family and Friends in Christ, We just learned of Kens situation, and wanted you all to know we will be praying for Ken and the family tomorrow during our Staff meeting and have placed him on our National prayer Ministry Prayforme.com.au
Like the rest of you; we don't understand fully why theses things are allowed to happen or what the future holds. But we do know the One who holds our future in His hands.
Ken shares with us in the Blessed Hope we have in our lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and healing shall spring up quickly. Isaiah 58:8
Blessings Ian Worby
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 2:07 pm - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
What can we say??? We are shocked and very sad. Ken is a great friend and neighbour. You are constantly in our thoughts Love to all of you
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 1:56 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
Ihings are not looking good, but Psalm 62:5 is very precious ... "My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him". We love you and Ken, Lyn, and will continue looking to Him for you both.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 1:25 pm - Noo and Craig Bowker -
To the Overton family - it was with great sadness we received the news of Ken's illness last week, you are all in our prayers and thoughts. I know that at this uncertain time, your amazing love and faith in Jesus will shine. We will continue to pray for your full recovery Ken. Love to you all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 1:14 pm - Ray Walker- CBMA East Burwood Victoria -
Ken, Hang in there buddy. Such an inspiration to so many. Your support of Lyn was unpararelled. From all the team here our thoughts and prayers are with you, for a speedy recovery.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:50 pm - Genevieve and the Kinder/Prep students at Geneva Christian College -
We are praying for you all and especially Mr. Overton every day during our morning prayer time. "Now the God of peace be with you all." Romans 15:33 Much much love to Uncle Ken and Auntie Lyn, Nick and Nat, Andrew and Steph, Justin and Naomi, Vanessa and all your gorgeous children. I am always here for you to help in any way you need. Praying that the Lord will give you strength and peace as you take one day at a time. love Genevieve xxxx
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:24 pm - David & Jenny Gray -
Hi Ken our thoughts and prayers are with you. We trust that God will touch you with his healing hands and restore you to health and strength. We also trust that you will be able to share of your time out with many people for their eternal benefit. We appreciate you Ken and thank you for all you have done in friendship for Jenny & me over the years. Hi Lyn, we really feel for you and your lovely family and trust that God will strengthen you during these dark days and we hope that Ken will be able to return to you at home soon. Psalm 23.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:15 pm - Gavin Bull -
Ken and family, my prayers are with you all.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:08 pm - Richard and Carol Boultbee -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time...Love Richard and Carol Boultbee..."Our Lord is all knowing"....
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:11 am - Andrew and Kathryn Peters/ April and Meg -
Love the family photo , can someone put names to it . Just a thought i had that if someone in the family wants to do something for their dad or gradndad, i did it when april was is I.C.U. for 2 and a half months , i used to read to her and also sing to her, we are thinking of you all daily and we hope and pray that there is a positive outcome out of all of this heartache. Love and Cudlles andrew (cbma s'dale) kathryn april and meg.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:11 am - tayla chugg -
dear ken, my name is tayla and i am 10 years of age and each day i pray for you.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:07 am - Darryl, Mary and Family -
You are on our hearts and in our prayers. May you know the healing of the Lord in full measure. In His love. Your family in Chrirt.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:06 am - tayla chugg -
we are the students of mr munros class and we are praying for you
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:37 am - Garvin & Florence McKinney -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Psalm 57 v 1 "I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed"
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:37 am - Andrew and Meri lynne Carins, Brisbane -
Dear Ken and Lyn - and all your precious Family, We have just heard about Ken's illness through Gwenda and Tom. Naturally we are wanting to send you our love and assurance that we will be lifting you all up to our Heavenly Father. Lots of love and prayers. Andrew and Meri
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:29 am - John Phillips & Staff at Tassie Home Loans -
All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of need.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:15 am - David and Meryl Dawson, Melbourne -
Dear Brother Ken and all your tribe[what a great picture of you all]. We are saddened to hear you are suffering so but we are praying for a full and speedy recovery for you mate. Rest in the promise that He will keep us in perfect peace if our minds are kept on Him. We will continue to remember you in the days ahead.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:11 am - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Ken, you and your family remain in our thoughts. Glad to hear you had a comfortable night.
Peter & Leonie
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:52 am - John & Marion Hays -
Thinking deeply and daily of our special ol' friend and his family.Would appreciate knowing if/when a visit might be possible.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:37 am - David Holland and Ellen Watts -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please pass on our wishes for a speedy recovery when you next visit Ken in hospital. David & Ellen
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:36 am - Janet Overton -
Thinking of you all and sending my love.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:31 am - Peter and Avis Colgrave -
Dear Lyn and Family. We are praying for you all at this time and praying that the Lord will soon restore Ken to good health.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:14 am - Brent Kennedy -
Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 9:01 am - Darren, Catherine, Lisa & Isaac -
Dear Uncle Ken, Aunty Lyn and family, you are continually in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. A verse that Uncle Ken recently shared with me . . . "I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in Him. May you overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit Romans 15v13"
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 8:45 am - The Phillips Family -
To the Overton Family,it is difficult to find the right words, sometimes, so I am including this quote (curiously enough, from 'an Overton'). "When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." ó Patrick Overton Educator, Poet, Playwright, Author, and Speaker
Sincere best wishes for your recovery, Ken - Luke, Bonnie, Zane and Kai Phillips
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 8:32 am - Leigh and Nita Brown -
We continue to pray for Ken and all the family. There is no doubt God is able to restore Ken and this is our prayer. The one thing Ken would want is to see God glorified through this situation - and He will be. Love to you all, Leigh & Nita
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 8:31 am - ruth and wayne jessup -
Thinking of you, praying for you...love Ruth and Wayne
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 7:56 am - Lance and Bev Currie -
Our heartfelt thoughts are sent to you. Keep strong in your faith and secure in the love and support of your family and friends.
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 7:45 am - PETER AND MARILYN HOPKINS -
KEN IS A VERY DEAR FRIEND. WE ARE SHOCKED TO HEAR THE NEWS.PLEASE LET HIM KNOW HE IS IN OUR PRAYERS. I WAS ARRANGING TO SEE HIM SHORTLY. PLEASE LET US KNOW WHEN WE CAN SEE HIM. OUR THOUGHTS ARE ALSO WITH YOU ANDREW AND THE FAMILY.KEEP YOUR CHIN UP.ALL OUR LOVE, PETER & MARILYN
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:52 pm - Sharon Moreton and Graeme Milburn -
Ken , We just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and we are praying for your recovery.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:45 pm - Tom, Gwenda, Joshua, Samuel & Thomas -
Dear Uncle Ken, You are constantly in our prayers. Not a day goes by when the boys miss praying for Auntie Lyn's recovery and now they asking the Lord to watch over and heal Uncle Ken (or the man who calls them "cobber"!!) Praying you will experience the peace that only God can give at this very difficult time. Love to all the family. xxx the McKinney crew
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:36 pm - Malcolm & Dorothy Arnold -
Dear Ken, Lyn and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have been away & have just heard on Saturday of Ken's illness. We are praying for you all and especially for God's will to be done and God's name glorified, for wisdom for the medical & nursing staff, and for you all to experience "the everlasting arms underneath you" at this time. We love you all and will continue to pray for Ken's healing.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:34 pm - Les and Jenni -
This news comes as a shock to us. Will be praying for God's intervention and healing power to be at work. Also praying for safe tracheostomy procedure. Love to you all L&J and family
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:20 pm - Helen & Owen Anderton Brisbane -
Shocked by the news. We are praying for Gods will, for strength for you ALL, and above all that Gods peace will enable you to carry on. Bless you all. Love in Jesus Name Helen & Owen
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:59 pm - Jack Stewart. -
Ken words from me are so hard to express. All my words are spoken to the God you love and who you love and trust totally. I look forward to our next chat on the mobile whilst you are having your morning walk.Jean and I love you very much. Until we talk again Jack R. S
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:58 pm - Craig Townsend -
Gotyour needs onto our Fusion Prayer Grid Ken and so a small army of our people have been added to the other armies carrying you and the family in prayer. I will see Stephen and Edwina tomorrow morning who I know have also been sharing the journey. Pray each member of the fa,ily will know grace and rest in the midst of this challenging time.Love and regards Craig
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:20 pm - Lyn and Robert Laycock -
Dear Ken,Lyn and Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.We pray that you each may have peace and know and experience God's love and presence in a a very real way.We pray for Ken that he may be healed.We know and trust in a God who can do far and exceedingly abundent above all we can even ask or think.Much love to you all.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:18 pm - James RT, Jacqueline and Family -
Thanks for Your updates. I spoke briefly with Brian Kirkby the surgeon in charge of Ken today and I think we all know as much as is available at this stage.I hope to go and see Ken on Wednesday morning briefly in Launceston. Will keep on Praying and will keep in touch.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:16 pm - Beau and Wendy Jones -
Hi Ken, Lyn and family. Without taking away from the seriousness of the situation, this seems almost like dejavou doesn't it. The great news is that our Amazing, Loving, and Sovereign God is the same God that watched over Lyn and her recovery. We are believing for another miracle, so that God can receive all the glory. Our prayers are for you at this time, and may God's peace fill you to overflowing in the days ahead. "Let nothing trouble you. Let nothing frighten you. For everything passes, but God will never change" - from 'God Alone is Enough' by John Michael Talbot. Love Beau and Wendy
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:09 pm - Mike Jopson -
I was shocked to hear about you having been struck down with illness Ken! For so long as I've known you & through other peoples tough times & your own families, you've been a tower of strength & faith. Thoughts & prayers are with you re: recovery & comport & peace for Lyn, Nick, Andrew & Vanessa & spouses & grandchildren.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:05 pm - Bill and Gwen Johnson -
Our prayers and our thoughts for you are sincerely on our minds at this time as we trust in God's wisdom, power and love,
Bill and Gwen
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:02 pm - Andrew and Deborah , Joshua, Rachel and Benjamin WIllis -
Dear Overton Family, We have just heard....our love and prayers are with you all.....praying especially for Kens recovery. xxxxx
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 9:32 pm - mark baker -
You have been an inspiration to us all and many of our private talks have given me the strength to continue on My and Sue' thoughts, prayers and love go to you you and your family at this time.
As you know I spent 5 months in launceston ICU with a serious illness and I know they will do all they can for you, hang in there buddy
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 9:21 pm - Janette Heazlewood -
Praying for you. Psalm 139 speaks of our God who knows you intimately and even in the depths His hand is leading you and His right hand holds you.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 9:09 pm - Ron and Ruth Thrush -
You are all so much in our thoughts and prayers and we send much love
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 9:07 pm - Julie and Michael Weeks and family -
Thinking of and praying for you all, that God's presence will be such that you have a very real experience of His enabling and comfort at this time. We continue to keep updated, and are thankful for the opportunity to join others in support of you all at this time.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:40 pm - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Yet again we are thinking of you all and praying for Ken's healing
Peter & Leonie
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:22 pm - Steve and Meags -
You all continue to direct our eyes and hearts to Christ through your faith in Jesus and humble trust in His plans. We pray for wisdom for all of the medical staff invloved in Ken's care and for a real knowledge of Our Father's love for each of you. Love to you all from The Smiths.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:12 pm - Kelvin & Priscilla Hamilton & family -
Dear Lyn & all your wonderful family & extended family, sending our love from our family to yours, may you know God's peace that passeth all understanding...we are thinking of you constantly & praying with you xxxxxxx
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:06 pm - Jedda & Kim Mainwaring -
Our thoughts are with you and your family in this trying time. I know your faith will see you through Kens illness. Before us is a future all unknown, A path untrod; Beside us is a friend well loved and known - that friend is God. Love Jedda & KIm Mainwaring.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:00 pm - Brett, Bronwyn,(Keep) Ryan and Laura Eastley and Margaret Keep -
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this time and for God to sustain you with his unfailing love! If you need an ear to bend, don't forget that Brett works in pathology at the LGH (2nd floor). Trusting that the procedure goes well tomorrow and you are able to communicate with Ken.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 7:51 pm - andrew,kathryn,april and meg -
We are still thinking of you and your family , it is lovely to see all the people that are praying for you and your family , it is a WONDERFUL TO BE A PART OF GODS FAMILY, LOVE FROM ANDREW AND KATHRYN My daughter 12yrs old even prayed for you tonight.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 7:38 pm - Rob and Heather Purdue Christchurch NEW ZEALAND -
Rear Ken and family.David Pearson has just informed us that you are unwell.Please be aaware of our love and prayer at this anxious time.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 6:57 pm - Joy Horne (also Alan and our family - all away at present) -
Would love to give you, Lyn & Vanessa, a big hug right now and assure you and your beaut boys & their families of our love and prayers for God's will for your dear one. Only He knows what is best for Ken. May each of you be comforted by God's many promises in your hour of need. We all love you, each one, but God loves you so much more.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 6:56 pm - Stephen Baxter and members of the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Committee -
We are continuing to pray for Ken and the family. May you know God's peace, comfort, power and presence at this time.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 6:35 pm - Gaye and Peter, Rochelle, Jonathan and katherine Munro -
Ken, Lynette and Family we are praying for you and thinking of you all at this time. These verses reminded us of you Ken with all the things God has called you to do.For you are: "like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love forever and ever" and "in your name will I hope for your name is good." Psalm 52:8,9
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 6:27 pm - Patti Sirgoski -
I just wanted to let you know you ALL in my thoughts and prayers. I will continue to pray for you each day. Sending you all my love and praying that you know God's strength and peace as He carries you through this time.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 6:25 pm - Phil, Janne, Lauren and Tessa McCorkell -
Dear Ken, we will be praying for you each day that God will move with His Great compassion and healing virtue to bring a miracle and restore you to perfect health. Our thoughts are also with you Lyn, Nick, Andrew, Justin, Vanessa, and families as you walk this journey with your great and wonderful Dad.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 6:06 pm - Don and Vicki McNair -
Dear Ken, Lyn and family, You are much in our thoughts and prayers. Is 41:10 "Fear thou not for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God, I will strengthen thee, yea I will help thee, yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Much love.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 5:41 pm - Geoff and Vanessa -
Just want yu to know we will keep praying.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 5:04 pm - Cynthia -
"My (our own dear Lord Jesus Christ's ) peace, I leave with you. My peace I give unto you". John 14-27. Shall be praying continually.. Sending my love ......Cynthia
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 4:58 pm - Graham Neasey -
You are with us in our prayers
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 4:54 pm - Jake & Ria Weeda -
Ken you are in God's almighty care. Fear not for He is with you. Psalm 1 will comfort you.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 4:24 pm - Bryan and Norma Greenwood -
We are with you in praying and believing for God's perfect will re Ken - we don't think his work is done yet, and trust you will all (especially you, Lyn) experience those "Everlasting Arms" upholding you and all your expectations at this time - remember when you Lyn, were needing what Ken is now? - recall this and it will encourage you all no end! The Great Physician has never yet taken a break (not even for as long as it takes to have a cup of tea!), and He has never yet failed in achieving His perfect will with any case entrusted to His care, has He? ... and He is not about to start now, is He! Get a photo of those lovely grandkids ready for when he is well enough to clearly focus on them - they will probably do as much for him as any doctor can!! God Bless ... and our love. Bryan & Norma
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 3:33 pm - Clem & Helen Adams -
Ken, Lyn and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. It is never easy when one of our family is seriously ill but we have a great and awesome God who will never let us down. "The life of God flows within me bringing healing to every fiber of my being" Matt 8:17, John 6:63 These are powerful words and we must believe them for our healing and I am sure Ken is aware of them too. We will be with you in prayer each day.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 3:18 pm - Derik Joubert and the rest of the CBMA members of Ulverstone -
Dear Ken and Lyn. We think of you often and pray for you regularly. We submit you into the care of the Master Healer.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:36 pm - Colin Richardson, Pauline & Michael Goodsell -
You are all in our prayers. Our Lord is watching over you. This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice & be glad in it. Ps 118:24
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:28 pm - Jacinta Hayes -
My thoughts are with you and your family and wishing you a speedy recovery. xxx
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:20 pm - John & Heather Ferguson, -
Standing with you in our prayers Ken, Lyn & families
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:18 pm - Tiff Lovell -
May God be with you ken and all of the family throughout this trying time. May he give u healing beyond what we can comprehend. If God is for us, who can be against us! Praying for u. Luv Tiff
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 2:10 pm - Tom & Lynne Englund -
Thinking of you all at this time & wishing Ken all the best.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 1:55 pm - Vince & Heather -
May God's mercy and grace abound, and may all the family know that peace which passes all understanding!
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 1:38 pm - Paul Grubb -
Hi Ken, Praying for a speedy recovery, hope to see you soon.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:50 pm - Lynne Van Leeuwen (Nat's Mum Queensland) -
Dear Ken, thinking of you at this difficult time, and pray God's help in the situation. Just wanted to thank you for your listening ear, gentle support and faithful witness. Hang in there.
Guys you are uppermost in our prayers and thoughts..Gregg& Beth
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:37 pm - mathew julie james -
allb the best all our love to you all and the family our thoughts are all with you
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:31 am - Lynn Mccrindle -
Sorry to hear of Ken`s illness.I will be praying for you all, especially for peace for Ken.All the medical intervention can be so distressing.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:09 am - Stephen & Tina Atkins -
Hi Ken, Lyn & Family, We have been praying for you a lot Ken! My prayer beyond your healing is that God will use this to further magnify your already amazing testimony and speak again of his power and love. Psalm 103:2-4 (New International Version) 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,and forget not all his benefits- 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, God bless you all!
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:21 am - Cymone & Evert de Schipper and family -
all our prayers for a speedy recovery xxxx
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:17 am - 23/03/09 10.10 Doug & Glenda Townsend -
Our love, thoughts, & prayers are with you all.-Love to Lynn,Nic & Nat,Andrew & Steph,Justin,&Naomi,&Vanessa
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:15 am - Melanie & Bernard Watson, Jakob, Tyler, Briana & Shianna -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". Praying for a speedy recovery and our love to all the family. We are here for you, please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do for you. We love you all heaps. xx
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 7:45 am - Bruce & Alison Finlayson & family, on behalf of CBMA Oakey (Qld) -
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill; He treasures up His bright designs, and works His sovereign will. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take, the clouds ye so much dread, are big with mercy, and shall break in blessings on your head. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust Him for His grace; Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face. His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. Blind unbelief is sure to err, and scan His work in vain; God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain. (William Cowper 1731-1800) Is.55:8-9
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:13 pm - Theo Heather Gray -
Words just don't describe the way our hearts feel for you all. We can just pray that the Lord of all healing can heal your hubby Lyn & your Dad & your Grandad.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:25 pm - Steve Fitzallen (Door of Hope) -
Our prayers for you all haven't stopped & they won't. Let us know if we can do anything - I mean anything. "If God is for us - who can be against us" Steve Fitzallen (On behalf - Door of Hope Family)
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:23 pm - Marg, Rob, Bronte and Jack -
Thinking of you, Ken, and praying for your recovery. Love to you Lynette, Nic and Nat, Andrew and Steph, Justin and Naomi and Vanessa.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 8:27 pm - Tim, Linda, Benjamin, Daniel and Melanie -
"Blessed be the name of the Lord" - we know that the faith you all have in God will bring you through this time, but we're supporting you in prayer and in our thoughts as well. Your church family stood and prayed together for you all this morning - you are loved! We had the website up on the big screen at the end of the service (which all went really well; Rob spoke a great message from James 1). Our love to you all...
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 7:46 pm - Peter & Leonie Mancell -
Great to hear to medical team are working towards the plan for your recovery. We'll be thinking of and praying for you all. Peter & Leonie
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 7:46 pm - Gavin Baldwin -
I love Ken and consider him a friend, I prey that I will see him again, well and happy. My thaughts are with Lyn and family.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 7:40 pm - Abbey Kelly -
I love you Mr Overton. I hope you get better soon! xx
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 7:38 pm - Gordon, Dianne, Joshua, Caleb & Abbey Kelly -
To our dear friends, the Overtons... We want you to know that we are fervently praying for healing for Ken, and for comfort & strength for each one of you. We love you all dearly!
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 7:18 pm - Ivan & Lynette Gregory -
Our thoughts are with you all at this time. May you know the peace of God which passes all understanding. We continue to uphold Ken, Lyn and all the family in prayer.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 6:38 pm - Rick and Wendy Steven -
Our thoughts are with you all, and especially with Ken!
Thinking of you all at this stressful time. Be assured of our prayers and may God be evident to you all.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 5:52 pm - Peter & Kerry Jopson -
All our love to Lyn, Nick,Nat & children, Andrew, Steph & children, Justin, Naomi & Liam, Vanessa.We are praying that Ken, Lyn and you all will know the peace and strength that only the Lord can give and that Ken will know the Lord's healing.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 5:46 pm - Kong and Jia -
Dear Overton Family, we pray that God comes quickly to your aid. This times of trial has been difficult for you but we all trust God controls and is there to strengthen you all. We pray that God through His Spirit will grants wisdom to the doctors to help Ken.
Lord, we call upon Your Name, by your surpassing greatness and mercy, we pray that You answer our prayers and to lay down Your healing hands to restore Ken's, our brother in Christ. God's peace and joy be with you all. Emmanuel.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 5:44 pm - Andrew and Kathryn Peters/april and meg -
Dear Lyn and Ken and family, We know what it is like to have someone in icu and we as a family feel for you .( having had april at 24weeks and being in icu for 2and a half months,although alot smaller than ken) Our prayers are with you all as a family and you can read all these messages to ken when he is awake, and wont he feel blessed for having so many friends. Love from andy and kathryn. xxx000
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 4:54 pm - Judy and Alan Wilson -
Dear Lyn and family, So sorry to hear of Kens illness. We are upholding you all in prayer and ask God to give you all strength and courage to see you all through this time and the weeks to come. Judy and Alan
Praying for the Lord's healing hand to be upon you and we are remembering Lyn and all the family in prayer each day too. Lots of love to you all
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 4:24 pm - Loren and Aaron Costello -
We're praying for a speedy recovery for you. Our thoughts are with all your family during this time. We trust God will provide strength to you all.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 4:11 pm - Mike Davis -
Ken both Sarah and I are praying for your complete recovery. Our hearts and thoughts are with all the family at this time. Mike and Sarah Davis
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 4:01 pm - Trevor & Jan Banfield. -
We are thinking and praying that Gods healing hands will be upon you Ken ,and his comforting hand be upon Lyn and the family.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 3:28 pm - Dennis & Joy Brown -
We are upholding you as a family in prayer and so are other Adelaide members. Lyn, we know that this must be a difficult time for you all and we know that you trust our Lord - He loves us each more than we can know. We ask for mercy and a miricale of healing and comfort for you all.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 3:04 pm - Jan and Bryan Mansfield -
We send our love and best wishes and will hold all of you in our prayers.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 2:58 pm - David Lisel Grace Luke Joe Emma -
Dear Ken. We're praying for you and thinkng of you often each day. We contine to trust that you will be back to full health and strength as soon as possible. We're praying for Lyn and all your family too. - With much love from all of us.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 2:54 pm - Perc and Heather Ashdown -
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.Our GOD is able.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 2:50 pm - Brian, Nerida and Andrew T. -
Our loving thoughts and continuing to uphold Ken, Lyn and all your precious family in prayer.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 1:55 pm - Dennis @ Marilyn -
Ken has been of immense support to us recently and we are praying and asking the Lord to bring healing to him and we are praying long life over him.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 1:53 pm - Barb -
Dear Ken, the office just isn't the same at the moment without your cheery good mornings and caring words of support during the day. I'm praying that it won't be long and you'll be back with us all at the Corporate Centre, fit and well again very soon. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery from Barb and Roger
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 1:45 pm - Rod and Cheryl Cope - Cambodia -
You are all in our thoughts and prayers, we are praying for Gods healing hand on Ken. God Bless
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 1:22 pm - Jenny Townsend -
Praying for Kens healing. Praying for and thinking of you the family as you wait there in that little ICU lounge. A very special hug for Lyn Love to you all, Jenny
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 1:07 pm - Stan Strutt -
CBMA guys thinking & praying
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:46 pm - Kate, Brent and Eli Hollis -
Thinking of you all, and praying for God's peace to be enveloping each one of you. Am sure the Lord will have an impact through Ken and his wonderful family... even in ICU!
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:43 pm - Janene and Margaret -
This certainly is a great idea. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .x
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:34 pm - Janice, Pete & Sophie -
May you know God's peace and strength as a family during this stressful and tiring time whilst Ken is in hospital. We're praying for a full recovery to health for Ken. Great to be able to log in and read how Ken is doing - great idea!
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:33 pm - Andrew & Alison , Elise & Anna Hillier -
Dear Ken, we pray for you each day. That you will be given peace and comfort and that our Mighty Awesome God will bring healing to your body at this time. Our prayers are also with you Lyn, Nick, Andrew, Justin, Vanessa, and Families as you walk this journey with your Dad. Love to you all! Andrew, Alison, Elise & Anna.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:57 am - Dean & Anne Chamley & family -
We are all thinking of you & wish you our best wishes for a swift & full recovery.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:53 am - Tony and Jenny Sutton -
We are daily praying for Ken and your families keep on trusting "Trust and obey for theres no other way"
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:49 am - Mary Jones -
In Mexico at present. We will hold Ken and the family in our prayers. We stayed with a gastroenterologist in LA when we had news that Ken was ill. Our friend told us it could be very serious. Is Ken in Latrobe or Launceston? Our God is an awesome God, and is in control.Love and prayers. Mary & Graeme
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:03 am - Dianne and Robert Atkinson -
Thanks for letting us know about the website Andew. What a good idea! Our thoughts are with Ken,Lyn and all the family. All our love and best wishes
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:41 am - Peter Kentley -
Dear Father, thanks for your great love for Ken and his family. Thanks for all the blessings he has been to us over the years. May your healing love be infused into his life at this time and bring forth a full recovery. We pray in Jesus name, Peter and friends.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:20 am - Peter & Sharon Polley -
Ps. 116:1&2. I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I well call on him as long as I live.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:13 am - Kylie D -
Thanks for the updates - will be praying with you. K
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:11 am - Louise and Shane -
To Ken,Lyn and family,Through faith, GOD WANTS YOU TO FALL BACK INTO HIS ARMS OF LOVE.HE WANTS YOU TO LEAN UPON HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND ALL YOUR TRUST. HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU, FORSAKE YOU OR LET YOU DOWN, HE IS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER, AND HE IS YOUR GOD OF ALL COMFORT. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 8:57 am - Philip, Andrea, Jonathan & Christopher Haines -
Dearest Lyn, We have been praying for you all week for sustained strength to endure this difficult time. Our love to all the children. Love & hugs Andrea xx
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 8:47 am - barrie t -
Hobart CBMA members prayed for you Sat am - we all send love to you Ken and all family
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 8:45 am - Chris and Melissa Gregory -
our prays and thoughts are with you Ken and family thats ken for all your support over the last few years, looking forward to talking further with you Ken and I will continue thank the Lord for all you have done and will do with CBMA,
Sun, 22 Mar 2009 7:32 am - Abe Udy -
Really appreciate your wise words Ken, and your insight. Praying you make a full and quick recovery so we can see that cheeky smile again soon!
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 11:57 pm - Jon and Gail Middleton (New Tribes Mission Burnie) -
Our prayers are with Ken for healing . for all of the family for peace and comfort; for the assurance that God is in control of the circumstances.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 11:13 pm - Frank and Gina Atkinson -
Our love,thoughts and prayers are with you all as we look to the healing power of our awesome God, who has the whole world in his hands. Frank and Gina Wiluna WA
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:34 pm - Michael & Cathy Vos -
What a wonderful idea - to keep us updated like this! Thankfully you precious people have experienced God's faithfulness many times over the years, and particularly with Lyn's miracle, so, our prayer is that you will experience it again... and again... and again... and especially now in this situation with your dear husband, father and grandfather and our special friend. Love and blessings, Michael
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:22 pm - Phil,Becky and Lucy Murfet -
Our prayers and thoughts are with Ken and each family member.Love Phil,Becky and Lucy
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 9:44 pm - brian scott -
will keep Ken on my prayer list for sure.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 9:42 pm - Ken & Jean West. Bundaberg Qld. -
Please be assured of our constant prayer. Love Ken & Jean.....
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 9:41 pm - Chris & Ruth McCausland -
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken and the family at this time
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 9:07 pm - Shane & Rhonda -
We praise our Lord that He is the source of abiding comfort, One who is well acquainted with pain and sorrow. It is with that knowledge we are confident He will ease the burden of uncertainty at this time. As a faithful family, you have witnessed the miraculous power of Jesus and we know you will experience it again - to His glory. Our continued prayers and love are with you at this time. I look forward to many more interesting conversations with Ken! Grace and Peace in His name.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 8:59 pm - Rel -
Praying for you all.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 8:57 pm - Bec Carey -
U are all in our prayers, thinking of u Vanessa and family.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 8:47 pm - Kevin Debbie and Lucas Scott -
Our thoughts and prayers be with you, all our love.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 8:43 pm - Margaret and Trevor Ling -
We are asking the Lord to be your comfort and are thinking of you at this difficult time. Love to Lyn and all of the family.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 8:43 pm - Kate Francis -
Praying he will be restored to full health very quickly, and God will give you all peace and strength as you wait. Love to you all
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 8:33 pm - Stuart & Karen Bott -
Our thoughts are with and prayers for a speedy recovery. Love to Lyn and family
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 7:05 pm - Shane & Louise -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day asking for a speedy recovery.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 6:33 pm - Allan, Kathy, Mark & Ben Dunkley -
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We know God holds you all in His hand and He knows what lies ahead and He has a perfect plan for you. Keep strong! You have proven His goodness before and you will do it again! We are praying for you all.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 6:04 pm - Dion and Judi Scott -
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Ken, Lyn and family. Believing God will do another miracle
Love and prayers to you Lyn and all the family - praying for peace and strength at this time - the journey ahead is in His loving hands xx
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 4:42 pm - Peter, Leonie, Lori and Brogan Mancell -
Dear Ken, You are in our throughts and prayers, we look forward to your complete recovery as soon as possible. To Lynn and Family, we'll be thinking of you also. All our Love, Peter, Leonie Lori and Brogan Mancell