On November 25, 1997, a very special little girl was born. This little girl was born with many handicaps and her parents Mike and Robbie Frank were told that she would not live. Her birthday is in 14 days, and she would have been 14 years old this year. Alexis Louise Frank was born with a condition known as Trisomy 13 and she lived a very difficult life for 3 1/2 years. During those years, Lexie taught her family about love and about how much God loves us, even when we don’t do anything. He loves us just because we are born.
We loved Lexie with all our hearts and she went to be with God in heaven on April 2, 2001. She forever changed our lives and I know that because of her life, many other people have been touched by God that never knew her. The night she went to heaven, my husband Mike and my sister Patty were baptized in our bathtub at home. My sister Patty gave her life to Jesus that night and on what should have been the most painful night of our lives, became a beautiful supernatural moment in time.
At Lexie’s funeral, many more gave their lives to Christ and many were baptized, including our daughter-in-law Britt and my sister, Mimi. Five years later, we carried on this tradition with a few people that asked Jesus into their hearts in our home in Santa Barbara, which followed with about 15 baptisms!
I am so grateful for her life, to have know this brave little girl, and I’m believing that because of her life, there will be a difference in the marketplace . I’m believing that some of the beautiful fruit of having Lexie in our lives is happening this week.
This is a very special week for me and for some new friends of ours Michael and Melody Hickerson. On July 1, 2011 Michael and Melody joined us for dinner at our home, and suddenly a giant rainbow became visible from our back patio We all ran out and took many pictures. That night, Michael and Melody Hickerson gave their hearts to Jesus and became new creations. We all celebrated and were thrilled for their new beginnings in Christ. I believe they are the first fruits of what is to come in the marketplace as God shows us new miracles here that we’ve never seen before.
Now, on 11/11/11 Michael and Melody will get baptized in our swimming pool! We couldn’t be more excited and they have given us permission to invite all of you to join them in this celebration. So, those of you that can drive out to our home on Friday at noon, please come, and those of you that can’t be here, join us in your prayers.
I think it’s only fitting that we also open the door for anyone who has not yet been baptized. Maybe you always meant to, but it never worked out or you just weren’t ready. The pool is heated:), our arms are open, and now is the time for some of you. Michael and Melody and Lexie are leading the way.
Jesus, I pray that you give our Lexie a kiss today and tell her that we love her so much and are so thankful we had her in our lives.