Please be in prayer today for Landon and Allyson Powell, who lost one of their 4-month-old twins, Izzy. I was moved to tears by Landon’s Facebook page posting. It so embodies the message I hope to convey through this blog, that I took the liberty to copy it below. Please pray for this family as they continue to hold on to their Faith in the midst of such a terrible storm.
Ally and I would like to invite all of you to Izzy’s memorial service which will be held Wednesday, January 30th, at Grace Church. 101 W. McBee Avenue, downtown Greenville, SC. We will be receiving friends and family at 5pm, and the ceremony will start at 6pm. We look forward to celebrating the remarkable life of our little “warrior princess.” Ally and I are so grateful to have been her parents, and we are so proud of how she fought, but more importantly, how many lives she touched in her short life. God used Izzy in a way that I can only pray he uses me one day. And he used each and everyone of you in a way that you may not even know. Your love, your prayers, and your concern for our daughter, has been such a blessing on our life. God shined through all of you. My prayer tonight is, that it doesn’t always take a story like Izzy’s to remind us how important our Faith is. That we can all live our lives daily, according to God’s will. That we can turn our hearts over to Christ, and let him use us in a way that will glorify Him! Just like he did with Izzy. He took her broken body, and used it to Glorify Him in a way none could have expected. And as hard as it is for a dad to say, “God, I am thankful!” Thank you all for your love. Ally and I will never forget! P.S. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that any gifts made in Izzy’s honor, be made in the form of a donation to Donate Life South Carolina. Ally and I have worked closely with this charity for several years, and Izzy herself was in fact an organ donor. She gave a heart valve and cartilage. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 27263 Greenville, SC 29616.