I had not checked all of my email over the weekend, so I missed this prayer request, and hope that the delay is not too long to ask for you to join in prayer for this young man. I have left off the copied news story, and have found the link to it here. There is a more detailed update here. From the second link, it appears that he is still alive, but still in need for prayer, having shrapnel and burns, among other injuries.
This just came in from our dear friend, Chris Mitchell CBN Journalist in Jerusalem.
When Chris asks us to pray, we ask you to join us.
The Lord promises HE WILL HEAR AND ANSWER!
Shalom in the mighty name of Jesus,
Brock and Bodie Thoene
From Chris Mitchell in Jerusalem:
David and Leah Ortiz are two of the bravest and best people I know, who have served the Lord faithfully for years here in Israel. They have unashamedly and fearlessly shared the Good News with both Jew and Arab.
Earlier today, their 15 year old son Ami was critically injured in a terror attack. A package delivered to the Ortiz home blew up when Ami tried to open it. Undoubtedly, the package was designed for David and Leah, not their son. (Below is a Jerusalem Post article on the bombing. Despite the ambiguity of the article, it is almost certain a terror attack.)
Ami has just gotten out of a five hour surgery with severe injuries all over his body. Doctors say his condition is "uncertain."
Please pray for Ami's life and physical restoration. Please pray too for David and Leah for the Lord's Hand to be upon them in a dramatic way at this time. They need His peace and grace right now! Please pray too that the church will rally around the Ortiz family at this time with prayer and support.
Thank you so much and Blessings!