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Kay Odle's Medical and Bereavement Fund

$48,305 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 460 people in 18 days
Created January 2, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Bonnie Odle
Kay Odle,  a dear widow of Reverend Larry Odle,  mother, grandmother, sister,  friend, and  sister in Christ, was severely assaulted on New Year’s Day.  The attacker was high on several drugs when he assaulted her. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital where it was determined she has a brain bleed, a broken nose,  an orbital fracture and severe bruising of her face; Not to mention the emotional and mental trauma she has endured. This happened just over one month after her husband, Reverend Larry Odle, went to be with the Lord.  

As you can imagine, all of this, compiled with the financial stress is overwhelming.  She has no husband to comfort her, nor to help provide for these medical expenses. Her family is here to provide all that they can,  and will.  However, may it be that we,  as a community, rally around Kay to not only show her emotional,  mental and spiritual support,  but also in a very tangible way, relieve the financial burden of medical expenses now and for future recovery. Kay qualifies as a true widow, in a Biblical sense,  and it is our responsibility to help care for her. 

1 Timothy 5:9-10 says, “A widow should be put on the widow’s list if she is at least sixty years old, the wife of one man, and well known for good deeds such as bringing up children, entertaining strangers, washing the feet of the saints, imparting relief to the afflicted, and devoting herself to every good work.” 

Who of us, who knows Kay,  has not been blessed in some way by her giving spirit whether by her prayers for us, or some good work?  
It is for this reason we are setting up this Go Fund Me account. Please give what you can,  and know that your giving is a holy act of obedience, to bless Kay, who needs our help during this time of need.
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Update 5
Posted by Kari Capaldo
2 days ago
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Last Sunday, my son Cole and I went to visit Kay. After playing with Lacey, Kay’s dog for several minutes, Cole was standing in the kitchen while Kay finished the scrambled eggs she proudly made for herself. She looked at him and said, “Cole, if I wasn’t already strong in the Lord before this happened, I wouldn’t be here. Things happen in life that you just need to be ready for. Keep your walk with Jesus strong. Trust Him. Walk with Him. Be ready for whatever He allows into your life.” I could tell the words sunk in. Being exhorted by a woman whose joy radiates through black eyes, whose words come from a mouth filled with a hematoma on the left side, and still manages speak words of encouragement and praise will not be forgotten.
Kay’s inward person, like scripture says is, “being renewed day by day.” Her body is healing, but it is a painful process. Monday, she will have a procedure to drain the hematoma, and she still has severe pain in her left eye. Please pray that the procedure will help relieve the pain, making talking and eating less cumbersome. Please pray that she will get relief from the eye pain and that her headaches will subside.

The family will be having a small private funeral for Jesse this weekend. Knowing that they will be burying his body, but celebrating that his soul is with Jesus brings them great comfort. Only a merciful powerful God can do such things. I am attaching a link to the church service from Kay’s church where Greg, who spoke with Jesse the day before he died, shares the story of Jesse’s salvation. The story starts at about minute 34, but I encourage you watch the whole sermon. I believe you will be blessed.

http://www.faithsf.com/sermons/the-carpenter-and-his-crew/
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Update 3
Posted by Kari Capaldo
11 days ago
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Today was a bittersweet day for the Odle family. Kay went home! The Lord has answered our prayers for healing, as she continues the road of recovery. She does ask for prayers for the swelling on the left side of her face to go down and for relief from the pain of it. The Lord has also answered Larry’sand Kay’s, and hundreds of others prayers for Jesse’s salvation in a very unexpected way.

Yesterday afternoon, a family friend who is also a chaplain for the jail, went to visit Jesse. While there, he testifies that Jesse was broken and repentant and was seeking the Lord for help, and ultimately accepted Christ as his Savior. At 6:45 am, Jesse was unresponsive in his cell and shortly after pronounced dead. According to authorities, there is no suspicion of foul play or suicide. They will release the autopsy soon, however, they are suspecting it was a medical condition that caused his death. The Lord’s mercy has been deep and wide on all fronts for this beloved family. The Savior took Jesse home, and I can’t help but hear Larry’s, heartfelt belly ache laugh to see his son and welcome him into glory with his long and loving arms, rejoicing and worshipping Jesus for this great salvation.

Today was also Beth’s, Kay’s daughter’s birthday. She shared with me, “Jesse is with Jesus, free from the addictions that he fought most of his life. He lives in freedom, I don’t have to worry about him, and get to see him again. Pretty good birthday present. Mourning the loss in peace.”

I would like to take a moment and reflect on the thief on the cross that hung next to Jesus on that crucifixion day (Luke 23:39-43). There was nothing required of him for Jesus to accept him into His Kingdom, other than an understanding of His desperate need for a Savior that lead to repentance, and the belief that the man hanging on the cross next to Him was indeed the One he needed to save him.

God’s Grace is sufficient for all. God’s mercy is available to all who will come to Him recognizing their need and call on His name. Jesse, in his final hours, was given that gift. The Odle family was given the gift of knowing that the next time they see Jesse, he will be a new man.

Kay was interviewed today by two local news stations. Please watch and be encouraged by The Lord’s care for her and her deep trust in Him. Be encouraged that no matter how dark the dark, God’s light is always brighter and He hears and answers prayers.

If you are struggling with drug addiction, please know there is a way out, and God’s mercy is deep. If you have a loved one who is in bondage to addiction, keep praying. God sees and He hears.

https://www.kdlt.com/2019/01/09/i-forgive-you-man-accused-of-trying-to-kill-mother-dies-in-custody/

https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/mother-forgives-son-after-brutal-beating/1694562002
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Update 2
Posted by Kari Capaldo
13 days ago
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Here is the latest update from Beth, Kay’s daughter. Also, for those of you who don’t know, to give you context for the update, Kay has been the caregiver for her granddaughter, Elloh, and Jesse is name of Kay’s son, who is Elloh’s father.

Mom made it through nose surgery amazingly quickly and well. She sounds like a robot.

They were able to check out her broken cheek bones and don’t think she will require surgery.

We are praying her eye sockets fuse together perfectly so she won’t have to have emergency surgery.

The left side swelling is going down (Praise Jesus), but she is experiencing double vision. The doctors will be watching the double vision and she will hopefully go home mid-week.

She got to stay in her same room until she goes home so she is very happy about that and her same nursing staff.

Mom’s sister, Virginia, stays with her at the hospital.

My cousin, Paige, is an excellent caretaker and Elloh is in good hands.

Before I left we prayed over Elloh and the house and feel the house is 100% safe.

We would not be where we are without my mom’s faith and how she is considering it all joy as the Bible says.

I am extremely exhausted and have ulcers but enough about me.

Jesse is on suicide watch, that’s an update-we would appreciate prayer rather than negative comments.

Love to you all. Beth
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