Jason is a big Man. He is a Samoan who played College and Professional Football. If he was in your Security Detail, you would feel very safe. He knows how to do Hard things. He knows how to do painful things. He knows how to stay at his post, go the distance and protect the people he loves.
Jason is as tender as he is tough. He gives, serves and leads with a gentleness that makes the most vulnerable feel safe in his presence. He is generous in spirit, humble in heart and warm and welcoming in his demeanor. He is a good man, a good friend, a good husband and a good father.
Jason’s four-year-old son, Justus is currently in the ICU at a Children’s Hospital in Portland. He has been diagnosed with viral encephalitis that has caused a swelling of his brain along with seizure activities. In spite of the excellent care Justus is receiving from his Medical Team, the battle for his life and recovery continue.
Jason has been on On Duty and at his Post every day since this battle began. If you were on site at the Children’s Hospital you would see a mountain of a man who begins and ends his day at the foot of his son’s bed, neither one able to speak, both fighting a battle that they cannot lose but they have not yet won.
You would see a strong and courageous man on his knees, with a bowed head and a desperate heart pleading as an Earthly Father to his Heavenly Father. Some struggles are so personal, so deep and so important that they call us into dark places where we wrestle alone with God.
Justus is small and young and he is facing a powerful foe,
but he comes from a long line of mighty Samoan’s and like his father he is a warrior.
When Justus learned the Alphabet he memorized a Bible verse for each letter.
Twenty-Six Verses of Truth, Grace, Hope and Love are layered into his mind, his heart and his spirit.
This little boy is fighting a big battle, but he is not fighting alone.
You are invited to prayer and to ask others to pray.
More information is available on
Facebook at “praying for Justus”, #Team Justus,
caringbridge.org/ Justus Nikolao.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. don worcester.