Wednesday, February 4, 2009

~Another Update on Dr. Pierce~

The latest update as of the 10 o'clock news tonight is that he is stable. The family spokesperson said tonight that the news has gotten better with each report throughout the day. He is expected to survive, which is much better than anyone expected this morning.

He suffered severe burns to his face and the sight in his left eye is in jeopardy. His right eye sight is in tact and appears to be okay at this time. As a loved and amazing physician, his eyesight is very important and vital to continue doing what he loved, which is taking care of others. Most reports also state that he received severe burns to his hands and feet, as well as, shrapnel to the abdomen that had to be surgically removed.

The reports tonight state that there was a spare tire laying under the front driver's side bumper and the bomb was underneath it. When he bent over to lift it to move it, the bomb exploded. It is clear that this man was targeted but the motive is not clear. He is the chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board and it is assumed that it has something to do with decision that Dr. Pierce made as chairman of the Medical Board that licenses and disciplines physicians in Arkansas.

Everyone who knows Dr. Pierce...loves him. He is a very kind, gentle and devoted physician, husband, father and friend. It is beyond any one's comprehension as to who or why someone would want to harm or kill Dr. Pierce.

As you can only imagine the long road head for him and his will be painful and grueling to say the least. I personally think about the feeling of being threatened, your world turned upside down, your peace of mind destroyed and life as you knew it will never be the same.

However, as bad as this didn't catch God by surprise and His hand has been on Dr. Pierce and his family throughout this entire day. God is in control. We serve an awesome, mighty, peace restoring, strength renewing and healing God!

Please continue to pray for healing for Dr. Pierce, his sight to be fully restored, pray against infection and that he will feel God's presence with his bringing him peace. Please pray for his wife for strength, peace and comfort during the days, weeks and months ahead.

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Thank you to each and everyone of you who are praying for this precious family who is loved by so many in our community.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Blessings Jennifer...just wanted to let you know that we{re holding him in prayer since you had the urgent prayer request this morning over at the LIGHTHOUSE of PRAYER! I posted it when I saw your link at Denise's. Come & join us!
    The Lighthouse of Prayer

  2. I will continue to pray for him. I saw on CNN a little earlier that he had lost his right eye. This was on our local news last night here in VA.

  3. I am lifting him, and his wife way up in my prayers.

  4. Jennifer,

    My son saw this last night on the news here in PA. Just a senseless tragedy!! But, you are so right--God had His hand resting upon Dr. Pierce even before this occurred. Now, we pray for his healing and his family.

    Prayers for this family and for you, too--for your peace of mind and comfort. It' so hard to believe that this happened practically in your backyard!!


    We're joining in prayer at "The Lighthouse". Please come and join as we ALL uplift our prayers for Dr. Pierce and his family.

  5. Jennifer,
    Thank you for the updates and for being such a prayer warrior. I am praying for Dr. Pierce. My heart goes out to him and his family. How horrible to be a target. You are so right, it was no surprise to God. Praying for his recovery.

  6. Thanks for the continued updates, i am still praying.

  7. I just saw this on the news this morning and realized that I had read this via your blog. What a terrible thing, but it sounds like he has wonderful family and friends that are lifting him up in prayer, like you.

    Praying for him and that they find who did this.


  8. Praying for Dr. Pierce and praying for the one(s) who did this to him. They probably do not know Christ as their Savior.

  9. Thanks for this update. I prayed for him several times last night. Praying his vision is intact and that he heals quickly. I just cannot get over this. I'm so glad in Heaven there will be no more violence or ill will, that we will all live together in unity and kindness with so much love toward each other and our Savior. Praising Him that this current world is not my home.

  10. Wow,that is insane!!! I pray they find out who did it and I pray he recovers fully!!! We are very excited about the new baby!!


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

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