Friday, December 12, 2008

Shayla Helsel...

Hey friends,
I wanted to put a post up about K2 most favorite honorary kamper, Shayla Helsel. I'm not sure if you all have all heard Trish share her testimony (amazing, by the way) but Shayla was born as quite the little miracle (okay, I know all babies are miracles but seriously she was like for real!). She has had quite the road since then of surgeries and face reconstruction. Trish has walked through all this with such amazing character as a mom. Shayla and Trish are in Colorado for 2 weeks where Shayla will be recovering and then back home for great Helsel family time! Please be praying for this precious girl! She is such an inspirational girl to so many! She teaches me so much with her unbelievable, child-like faith! Shayla will be back for Christmas so if you want to leave a comment on here I will print it out for her for her to see. WE LOVE YOU SHAYLA!

p.s. The surgery went great and she is doing well!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are awesome Shayla!!
I'm praying that you will have a speedy recovery and will be good as new in no time! :) Love you!

Anonymous said...

Shayla-
I'm praying for you! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Grace said...

SHAYLA!! I am so glad you are doing well...but I hope and pray you get completely well soon!! Merry Christmas!! :)

Anonymous said...

Shayla! Girl, I'm so proud of you for going through all this. You're a true blessing to all of us. Have an awesome christmas!

Love,
Claire

Courtney Pennington said...

Hey Shayla! I don't know for sure if you would remember me, but a few summers ago your mom let my kabin borrow some of your beads so we could make necklaces and we decided to make one for you so that you could be our "honorary cabin sister" Well, I just wanted to let you know that I think you are an amazing, beautiful and sweet princess of the Most High King. I am praying for you and hoping you have a WONDERFUL Christmas.

Love and Prayers, Courtney Pennington

P.S. the verse we wrote on the necklace was phillipians 2:18..."Shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life." You are the perfect example of a woman who is doing this...holding out the truth for her peers, classmates and all who encounter her! Proud of you!

Ashley Robertson said...

Shayla!! Girl you are so awesome!! you have such a lively spirit and your SO much fun to talk to!! you are in my prayers right now and i now God has everything planned out for you!! (i bet youve probably heard that SO much but its So true girl!) Shayla, your so amazing and i love you!! and Merry Christmas Girly!

<3 Ashley Robertson
(the girl who got the blue stitches 2nd term this summer:]])