Category Archives: Prayer Request and Testimony

The ‘Sweet Warrior’


DiAnna Brannan doesn’t take a salary. But she is one of the most effective pro-family lobbyists in Washington state


In 2008, DiAnna Brannan was hit by a drunk driver and suffered severe brain trauma. Doctors told the homeschooling mother and volunteer family-issues lobbyist she would have to take three years off just to heal.

“I cried for three days,” Brannan says. But she and her husband, Scott, had no peace about putting their work at the Washington state Capitol on hold for even a month, let alone three years. “We felt like God said He’d called us to this and He had not told me to take three years off.”

Within a few days of the accident, she got a call from the chairwoman of the state Senate Education Committee saying she had a bill that, among other things, would gut Washington’s homeschooling law. Brannan’s tireless but gentle efforts over the years had built relationships with many liberals in the Capitol, and the chairwoman was one.


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A Personal Letter of Encouragement from Neil Craig

December, 2013

Dear Christian Heritage Family,

On October 8th at 2:19 in the morning, the Lord blessed Mary and I with our ninth grandchild, Caleb Valor Beroth. I had gone to bed the night before, the phone within arm’s reach, praying and eagerly awaiting the all-important call from Texas. Finally, at 2:34 AM the phone rang and across the airwaves, I heard the most joyous sound a grandfather can ever hope to hear – the soft cry of a brand new baby boy. I’ve been through this process nine times now, but once again, I was spontaneously moved to tears of great joy and amazement at the power and wisdom of God at work in bringing another new life into this world.letter

Eighteen days later, as I held this "little" 10.6 pound baby in my arms for the first time, I couldn’t help but smile at the thought that this is my grandson – my future – my legacy. Since those first moments with Caleb, I’ve taken time to consider afresh my duties and responsibilities to my grandchildren. Even though my own children are grown, I’m realizing how much there is yet to be done with the opportunity God has given me to impact both the lives of my children, and now the lives of their children too. (more…)

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January 23, 2013
Prayer Request and Testimony

No Accident: God’s Gift to Mark and Claudia Hall

Mark and Claudia Hall are a couple from Canada not much different from any of you reading this.  They have a large family, have attended the Christian Heritage conference and Father Son Retreat, and have said that Christian Heritage has “played a huge role" in their lives.  
On Sunday, January 6, 2013, God changed their lives when He gave them a gift, precious in more ways than they could fathom at the time.  On that day, their daughter Abigail Solana Hall was born, weighing 9 lbs 4 oz.  You are about to read their story, shared in a heartfelt letter that Mark recently wrote.  Mark's honesty and faith leap from the words, and it is our hope that this not only reminds you to go to God in prayer for them, but also inspires you to new realms of faith in your own journey. 


Claudia and Abigail were transferred from BC Children's Hospital on Thursday and are now on the Pediatric In-Patient unit at a regional hospital.  Abigail's condition continues to improve daily, though effective breastfeeding remains a challenge (she still has to be topped-up by tube feed).  As you remember Abigail in your times of prayer, please petition our gracious Heavenly Father to give her the strength and coordination she needs to be able to nurse and to gain weight.  These are the only remaining hurdles that prevent Claudia and Abigail from coming home immediately.  We would love to have a grand "home-coming celebration" at the beginning of next week!

Abigail had a newborn hearing test today, and appears to have no auditory problems.  So far, the doctors have found nothing "missing" from Abigail's little body.  However, they have discovered something "added":  a third copy of chromosome 21, instead of the usual two.  So we have a new diagnosis:  trisomy 21 (more commonly known as Down syndrome).


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