NBA PLAYER ALLAN HOUSTON’S DAUGHTER UNDERGOES SURGERY
Retired NBA player Allan Houston,who is rumored to be playing for Phoenix Suns in the upcoming season, released a letter thanking his supporters for their prayers as his 10-month-old daughter Jade underwent heart surgery on August 13th:
My wife and I cannot express how much we appreciated your prayers for our daughter, Jade, as she underwent heart surgery on August 13, 2008.
The Tuesday night before the surgery, I received an overflow of emails of supporters, brothers and sisters in Christ, commanding the Word of God over Jade’s heart condition. Psalm 107:20 ‘He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions’.
Wow! You all have no idea how powerful it was to see hundreds of people with the hearts of God, pulling on His promises, praying and pleading the blood of Jesus over my daughter. No one knew Jade, or me or my wife personally, but the outpouring of support and the love of God displayed was overwhelming to me.
Naturally, right before the surgery, there were moments of anxiety. I then looked down at my blackberry and was reminded hundreds of times that ‘THE EFFECTIVE, FERVENT PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN AVAILS MUCH!!’ Your prayers did not allow those anxious thoughts to last long at all. I was reminded she was in not only good hands, but she was in THE hands of God. Jade’s surgery was quick and the doctors said she will be fine. She recovered wonderfully and she is now home. My mind and writing skills cannot truly articulate how thankful we are for your time and love. This is the love that Christ gives us, when we have a burden for His children, even when we may not personally know them.
In all,Allan Houston has four children.