Happy New Year From Israel and Cori Hale! January 3rd, 2013

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There have been many praises as we reflect back on the year 2012!

The 3 greatest ones are: life, our marriage, & our loving Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, who has so carefully orchestrated our steps , & given us the strength to face our daily challenges, disappointments, & inabilities.

Israel:   My healing progress is slow but sure.  I have been able to get off some of the pain medications, which has been a well worth it though it has been a challenging and painful process.

The pain has subsided a little since my last update, but it does persist on the end of my right leg.

The prosthetic work on my new legs & feet is moving forward. I have been fitted for the new legs and now it’s the slow process of ” fine tuning ” the details of the legs to fit just right! I got to attempt walking on them for the first time while standing between hand rails.It’s a whole new learning process that is especially hard without my natural knees. They have gotten me special computerized knees that are able to read my stride to a very minute detail.

These legs stands me back to my 6′ height & size 13 foot!!!!

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Cori: Israel’s weeks have been very busy with doctor’s appointments, chiropractic appointments,prosthetic photo 2apts., & physical therapy starting up also!

There are things he is trying to fix, enjoy,& do, during this healing time Here are a few pictures. -cleaning up construction mess at our house, fixing the luggage rack on our car, bowling, etc.

We are both very excited about the progress being made on our house!

We are VERY overwhelmed & SO thankful for the MANY kindhearted, generous, individuals & companies who have donated there time, labors, skills, money & materials to make this home a reality for us!  We want to thank Joe from Image Drywall who got his whole crew to drywall the entire house in two days! This week is the start for the drywall finishing, which will be followed shortly with painting!

Israel’s brother David & his wife Heidi ( my sister), continue to be very hospitable to us as they let us make their home ours also ( temporarily ) while our home gets built!!!

We are concerned that our inability to say a personal “Thank You” to each & every one of you who has “carried our burden” with us, be it ever so small, will be interpreted as a lack of thankfulness, or a taking for granted of the many kindnesses done for us. Please know each one means SO very much to us, & often God brings it at just the time we are shedding some tears over the change that has taken place in our lives. So, though it seems general, we say “Thank You”, & may our Lord Jesus richly bless you!!!

May each of you have a wonderful new year( remember, life is short, eternity forever- be ready to meet God)!

Love,

Israel & Cori

Please continue to pray:

1. That this persisting pain will go away completely for Israel

2. That Israel will be able to learn to walk well again despite the

obstacle of it being both legs & no knees.

Note: Our next posting will be January 3oth!

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8 thoughts on “Happy New Year From Israel and Cori Hale! January 3rd, 2013

  1. It was so good to receive this post as it has been a while since our email showed one appearing. We are still out of Alaska, but wanted you to know this: every year, often with a church crowd of close to 200, we “pray in” the New Year. This year, on the beach in New Smyrna, Florida, we did the same and just as the fireworks burst above us, we were lifting you, Cori and Israel, in prayer! We pray together each day, aloud, for you and will continue! God continues to use you to inspire, encourage and correct in so many ways. Thank you for loving our Father and receiving His assignment for you with such a blessed sense of responsibility. You are so loved!
    Collette

  2. Israel and Cori, you both are such exceptional people, please know that the love, support and assistance people offer and share is as much a blessing and gift to us as it is to you! God Bless you both!!

  3. Thank you for sharing you lives with us you don’t know us but we are praying for you both. And have grown to love you.

  4. Dear Cori, Thanks for the good report! We really care about you guys. I don’t know if you’ve ever received any emails, but we tried to send a few. We love you, mary (for all the Osbornes)

  5. Praying for you! We serve a God who can do the impossible! Thank you for pressing on and being an encouragement to me!

  6. I agree with Michelle. Your persistence and courage shines a light for others. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been able to share God’s love to someone thru your steadfastness who might not have listened otherwise. Your witness for Christ is strong and may it never waver. He equipts us for whatever trial or blessing comes our way. I continue to keep you both in prayer. Thank you for sharing your lives to all of us. Cathy

  7. It is quite wonderful to see the growth Father God has brought about in your life together since September, dear Israel and Cori. He wastes nothing and has already shown that He intends a wide blessing beyond your imagination as you live out this unexpected and difficult calling to His glory. Look up! “For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Isa 41:13. Let Him direct your Journey in 2013 and be blessed! I love you and pray for you.

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