Fasting and Prayer While Rudy Feeds

Our good friend, Bob Drummond, approached me this week with a proposal that we highly welcome.  As the doctors are finding it difficult to explain Rudy’s lack of progress and are trying new things, this would be a great time for some focused prayer.  So, please read below and join as you feel led–

Rolf and Trish have allowed me to be a “guest poster” on Rudy’s Beat to encourage the multitude of friends who have so faithfully supported the Geyling family during this season of challenge and uncertainty for a time of prayer and fasting for Baby Rudy.  Acknowledging the wonderful grace God has administered through the dedicated and talented doctors and nurses who have so expertly cared for Rudy, we also recognize the need to rely on the power of our personal and powerful God to bring healing or change when we get to the limits of our human abilities and wisdom.   As you are aware, there are two areas that are crucial to Rudy’s healing and development right now: the stoppage of the unexplained fluid leaking into his chest cavity and his ability to take and maintain nourishment so he can develop the strength he needs to progress.  As you know, the progress in these important milestones has been inconsistent, even confounding, yet essential for his growth and health.  So, as Rudy is slowly beginning to take nourishment through a feeding tube and Rolf and Trish have to make some important decisions regarding the next treatment options, I think it is appropriate that we join together (as we can) for a time of prayer and possibly. fasting, on Thursday or Friday this week, as is best for you.  This exhortation is given with the full respect of the different faith traditions of Rudy’s supporters and that prayer and fasting can take many forms, from full fasts to fasting to and praying for one meal a day.  In our freedom in Christ this is not about doing “it right” or like others do.  God does not need our formulas or prescriptions, just our humble faith and acknowledgment of His Lordship and sovereignty over all things, including Rudy’s little body.  So, as you are led, I invite you to join the literally hundreds of people from all around the world who are following Rudy through this blog in a dedicated time of fasting and prayer for Rudy on Thursday or Friday this week. Let’s ask our gracious Lord to bring an end to the fluid leakage as He sees fit and that Rudy be able to take and tolerate the nutrition he so desperately needs.  Over the years I have observed that one of redemptive miracles in times of great challenge and crisis is how the invisible Body of Christ can become so visible to others through acts of love and sacrifice. The outpouring of love and support for the Geylings and Baby Rudy is evidence of this, as people all over the world, many of whom have never met the Geylings, have been united in their love, support and prayers.  This is a powerful witness to a watching world of the reality of the living God we love.  On behalf of the family and friends, we express our thanks and great appreciation for you faithful prayers and support! It has been literally miraculous.  Again, I ask you to join us for this time of dedicated prayer and fasting.

Standing with you for Rudy and the Geylings.

 Pastor Bob

16 thoughts on “Fasting and Prayer While Rudy Feeds

  1. I am very excited to pray and fast for Rudy this week, not sure which day yet. This is very needed and the right exhortation for the right time.

  2. Thank you, Bob and Kathy, for the unending love and support you have shown to Rolf, Trish, Wilson, Max and Livy during the years you served together at World Impact in Los Angeles and continuing to now. Your faith and friendship are special to their family and so appreciated by us. We expect great power from the prayer that will be generated by this message you send out today. God Bless you and yours.

  3. Thanks, Bob, for encouraging us to help Rudy in this way. God loves to hear our prayers! Count the Kansas Wilsons in!

  4. I am with you. Thank you for coming forward on behalf of the Geylings to organize this prayer and fasting time. I look forward to seeing God at work.

  5. I too look forward to seeing how God’s hands touch Rudy during this special time of fasting. Happy Birthday, our big boy!!

  6. My dear Trish and Family, I don’t know if you remember me, but, I was a fan of your family when I was a first grade teacher at Glenoaks. I think of you every time I wear your beautiful jewlery and my happy times in Glendale. Silvia Yi told me of sweet Rudy. I am very sorry and he and your wonderful family will be in my prayers and I will be proud to fast for Rudy.

  7. Of course!! What more is there to say. I can’t wait to see what transpires and how those who care for Rudy will be amazed at the power of God. Yay!

  8. Count me in for a partial fast today. Rolf and Trish, Christy and I have kept up with Rudy’s progress thru this blog and with the help of Bob and Kathy. Please know you remain in our prayers and the prayers of many at Emmanuel Church.

  9. “God does not need our formulas or prescriptions, just our humble faith and acknowledgment of His Lordship and sovereignty over all things, including Rudy’s little body.”


    “Let’s ask our gracious Lord to bring an end to the fluid leakage as He sees fit and that Rudy be able to take and tolerate the nutrition he so desperately needs.”


  10. It was my privilege to fast and pray for Rudy on Thursday. My husband and I also had the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Schoenstatt in our home to say the Rosary together for Rudy’s complete recovery. We ask that our compassionate, loving and giving Savior will wrap His arms around Rudy every day to facilitate his healing.
    Mark 11:24 What things so ever you desire, when you pray,
    Believe that you have received them,
    And ye shall have them.

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