York Update: Josiah is continuing to improve! I would say he is about 90% well now! Praise the Lord!!! We have been able to go out hiking a bit as a family. I was also able to take Josiah out to a movie recently. And Janelle and I have (for the first time in 3 years) been able to get away for a few hours do things like hiking, hanging out with friends, and grocery shopping (woohoo!). Thank you so much for praying for Josiah and for us Yorks!
York Family Update
As you all know, we have had a rough few years as we have been dealing with Josiah’s PANDAS diagnosis. If you are wondering what PANDAS is, a movie is being made about PANDAS and the trailer is available here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1407649958/my-kid-is-not-crazy
At first we thought that strep was the root cause of Josiah’s illness. We’ve since discovered that the root goes deeper; Josiah’s autoimmune response to strep is due to Lyme disease (which wreaks havoc on the immune system). We discovered this two years ago, but medical costs and long waiting lists have prevented us from fully treating the disease until now.
Josiah is still under the care of his Stanford doctors. We are so grateful for how God has used them to carry him this far in his recovery. Next week we will be seeing a Lyme specialist.
Janelle and Olivia are also going to be treated for Lyme. It has become apparent to us that all three of them suffer from the disease, though their symptoms are entirely physical.
We covet your prayers! Please be praying for us that:
May the Lord bless you!
Thank you for your love and care for the Yorks.
The Yorks are passionate about bringing the Gospel to the nations - especially the unreached of the world (those who have no access to the Gospel). They are convinced that the greatest impact they can have in reaching the unreached is by multiplying disciples on college campuses and equipping churches to be missional disciple-makers.