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I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Emergency Prayer Request

Good Evening fellow bloggers and followers.

I have an Emergency Prayer request.

I received a text from Jacob at 1203 hours this afternoon. He knows I get out of church around 1200 hours. When I saw the time I knew it was important. I called immediately. As best as has been determined at this point one of his fellow soldiers that he has kept in contact with since Basic Training and AIT was seriously injured yesterday. It seems he was involved in a secondary IED attack while going out on a rapid response to a primary IED attack. He received numerous shrapnel wounds on the left side of his body and face. He was talking and we are hoping no brain damage occurred. It appears the IED was packed with ball bearings which cause severe damage when traveling at explosive speeds.

Please put in your prayers and pass it on to your friends the complete and full recovery of Specialist
Monte "Ike" Lesh.

Thank you so very, very much and Jacob thanks you also.



Unknown said...

My prayers are lifted.

MightyMom said...

good Lord. ball bearings. shit.

will repost and pray.

Anonymous said...

My prayers ascend for all concerned.

Anne Rettenberg LCSW said...

That's sad.
What does a response to an IED consist of? I thought the tactic of a secondary IED was typical. Why isn't the Army better prepared for these type of attacks?

Subvet said...

Pops, will do.

christian soldier said...

He and his family are in my prayers...
Noticed that you posted on the Cap an Trade (Tax) ...
one of the Republican 'turn-coats' has been nominated for ARMY Secretary..
Posted profiles of each of the 8 and noticed that info:

ABNPOPPA said...


They were directed to go out and assist the crew that had previously hit by an IED. Care for the wounded, set up perimeter security, assist and assess civilian injuries, and get things back to normal as quickly as possible. As I understand, and remember this is about 3 or 4 hand information, several minutes after they arrived a second IED was detonated.

The Army is well prepared and trained. Having said that I am sure you will agree you cannot stop every nut from trying, aka John Hinkley, Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVey. We have to be prefect. They only have to get the job done once.

I hope that answered your question.

I am certain I can count on your prayers for him. Bless you.

And, Bless all of you that have responded. I will do my best to keep you informed of his progress.



Most Rev. Gregori said...

No need to ask me twice, Specialist Monte "Ike" Lesh, certainly has my prayers for a full recovery.

ABNPOPPA said...

Update on Specialist Lesh


Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

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