Posts Tagged ‘CO Theater Shooting’

Petra performing the violin

Yesterday I ran into Petra’s uncle while my son, Jonathan was getting his tires changed. I was encouraged to talk to him, and let him know that many people are praying for Petra and family. He mentioned not only the importance of prayer, but also of thanks. Thanks for God’s healing work.

He cleared up a few things for me as well. One of them is that Petra was not born with a brain defect that formed a path for the bullet to follow. Nonetheless, it is still a miracle that the bullet missed the parts of the brain that would cause long-lasting, permanent damage, and possibly death. Had the bullet gone one millimeter different in any direction, Petra’s story would be much different. Anderson Cooper 36o explains more about the miracle of the pellet not hitting any areas of the brain that would have caused death or permanent damage.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Video, aired another good piece on Petra and her family last night. See it here…

No matter how God protected Petra, it’s just amazing. Let us praise our awesome and wonderful God.

Petra is already out of the hospital and in a rehab center. She is doing well as she’s on her way to recovery. They are still hoping she will be able to go to grad school for music composition in the future. We can continue praying for that. If God leads her on another course through this, that He would give her His peace and make that very clear to Petra and family.

Kim, Petra’s mom just went to Houston for some alternative treatments for her cancer. They are hoping that the care Kim gets in Houston will bring about healing. Please join the family in prayer for that.

Here’s a note from Renee Davis, Kim’s sister,

“The most critical things to pray at this point are that the pain will go away (they recommend radiation for local pain then drugs for the systemic issues), and sleep (Kim cant get more than about two hours of sleep at a time due to pain). last night massage and pressure hose helped but even that couldn’t make a difference for long. it is crucial that we are here right now because Kim is rapidly deteriorating…that’s not the right word but I must run.”

The Anderson family has faced tremendous trials in the last couple of years. The recent difficulties are like a crescendo highlighted by the tragic shootings. Yet God is definitely walking with them through the valley and leading them to the green pastures and quiet waters.

In this sometimes dark world it’s wonderful to find hope. God is still ruling and reigning over all. He gives us plenty of reason for hope. Plenty of reason for thanks and praise!

In His Grip, Dave

Kim & Petra Anderson

Kim & Petra Anderson

Last night NBC News, Rock Center with Brian Williams aired a piece interviewing Chloe and Kim Anderson. As the story is unfolding it is truly amazing what God has done already in Petra’s life. It’s nothing short of a miracle that Petra had this rare genetic defect in her brain, that may have saved her life, and at a minimum saved her from more serious a debilitating injuries.

With so much bad news in the world. Even this shooting, the injuries, the people who lost their lives, it’s heart warming to see God at work even in the midst of a very painful and difficult situation.

After I watched the interviews on NBC’s Rock Center (You can watch it at MSNBC – Rock Center – Chloe and Kim Anderson) last night. I woke up this morning thinking about Kim, Petra’s mom.

Kim has been diagnosed with cancer. The doctors have said that she may only have 6 – 18 months to live. Kim first discovered, she had breast cancer around 2009. They thought they had gotten all the cancer, but it’s come back.

I can’t say that I know all of God’s greater purposes, but I believe that one of them may be that through this tragedy that many would become aware of Kim’s cancer, and lift her up before the throne of grace in prayer. Many thousands maybe even millions are praying for all the shooting victims. This is a huge need.

Petra and her family still need to brought before the Lord daily and often. I would like to use my blog here to highlight the need to pray for Kim’s healing. I don’t know what God will do, but I know that He will be glorified if we unite together and pray for the Anderson family, and lift up the need for both Petra and Kim’s complete healing.

Let’s join together and believe the Lord for what He might do. Jesus said, With man this impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26, ESV). God can do the impossible! He created a rare genetic defect in Petra’s brain to save her. He can bring her to full healing, and He can bring full and complete healing to Kim as well.

I don’t know what God will do, but I know what he can do. Join me in lifting Petra and Kim up before the Lord, and asking Him to continue to work miraculously in their lives!

“Dear Jesus, we look to you from your healing touch for Petra and Kim. Touch their bodies, and bring health, healing and wholeness. Thank you for hearing our prayer.”

In His Grip, Dave


As more news is coming out about Petra Anderson we are learning that it’s a story of God’s grace. A rare genetic defect, which caused there to be fluid in an area of her brain that normally isn’t there may have saved Petra’s life. Or at least it prevented her from having a more permanent and devastating injury. Read the rest of the story here…

God is so good!

Petra’s family shared the story of God’s grace with channel 9 News:

Chloe Anderson, Petra’s sister shares more about Petra’s story with practical ways you can help. Here are some links where you can go to support Petra and her family:

Check out this video featuring Chloe to learn more about the Petra Anderson Story, and ways you can help her and her family.

The Anderson family has some huge needs right now. We need to lift them up in prayer, and if you are able I would urge you to give towards the medical bills they are facing.

God is bigger than this tragedy, and I trust He will carry the Anderson family as well as the other families affected by the shooting through this. Thanks for caring, and believing God. For we know what is impossible with man, is more than possible with God.

In His Grip, Dave