Brady and Savannah Carlson

Twins Testimony

Mircale Birth
Hi everyone! This week on Calvary Temple Miracles I wanted to share about Brady and Savannah Carlson. To always remember “TO TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.” Please visit Calvary Temple Ministries with Pastor Star R. Scott.

Brady and Savannah Carlson are my precious boy/girl twins that were
born 9 weeks early on June 16, 2013. They weighed 3 lb 10 oz and 3 lb
7 oz at birth. The first miracle about Brady and Savannah is that they were this BIG
when they were born! On May 28, 2013, I went into premature labor with
them. I was 28 weeks pregnant, at the time, and was told that I would
need an emergency c-section that night. The twins were estimated to be
a little bit over 2 lbs each. My husband, Landon, and I were visited
by a number of specialists and were shown pictures of what
our babies would look like when they were born. The doctors also shared the number of health problems that the twins would most likely have from being born this early — lung problems, heart defects, and brain hematomas. These issues would warrant several surgeries for each baby. Upon birth, the twins would also require ventilators in order to be kept alive until they learned to breathe on their own. They would spend a couple of months in the NICU before they could come home.

LANDON AND I BELIVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER, AND INSTEAD OF BELIEVING THESE EVIL REPORTS, ASKED THAT PASTOR SCOTT AND OUR PASTORS AND THE CHURCH FAMILY TO LIFT US UP IN PRAYER AND BELIVE GOD FOR THIS MIRACLE. I truly believed in my heart that it was not time for the twins to be born yet, and that God was going to intervene.
When I shared this with my doctors and nurses, they probably thought I
was crazy! They were looking at a pregnant woman who was 4 cm dilated,
100% effaced, and having 30-second long contractions every 2 minutes,
and she’s telling them that these babies are not coming yet because they
were praying!

And God answered our prayers! I did not deliver the twins that night. Or the night after that. In fact, it would be almost three more weeks before I would deliver them. I would spend those next weeks in the hospital on bed rest.
The high-risk doctor who admitted me to the hospital on May 28th
because I was in labor, called my nurse multiple times in the following days to ask how my babies were doing. And when he was told that I had not delivered them, he was in disbelief.
Each time he called, I would tell my nurse
to tell him that I told him I was not having these babies yet! With the
physical manifestations of labor being present at the time he admitted
me, he couldn’t understand how it was possible that I hadn’t delivered
them. So finally he came to see for himself! I was able to share
with him about the power of prayer, and about how God answered our
prayers when our church family joined with us in believing God. He was
speechless! It was such a great opportunity to boast in the
miracle-working power of God!

Once the twins were born, they spent 4 weeks in the NICU before they were discharged home. They never required a ventilator for breathing, and they gained weight every day.They are now active, healthy 17-month olds that fill our lives with
joy and laughter. They have not had a single surgery since they were
born!

We are so blessed that God has preserved the lives of our little
miracles! The road has not always been easy. I experienced my fair
share of doubts, worries, and fears. But I was always reminded by
family and friends of the goodness and faithfulness of God. God *always*
does what is best for us, and He *always* answers our cries for help. I vividly remember a phone call I received from the neonatologist a few days after Brady was born. He was very sick, and they believed that he had Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), which is a very serious and life-threatening gastrointestinal
infection that preemies are susceptible to. They had him on a number
of strong antibiotics, and if he did not improve by the next day, he
would be transferred to Fairfax for surgery. I went up to the
sanctuary that night with my mom to pray for Brady. I remember sobbing
before the Lord, not knowing the fate of my baby. I put him in Jesus’
hands, knowing that Jesus loved him more than I did. My church family
was also interceding on Brady’s behalf. Brady slowly started improving
each time that I visited him, and eventually fully recovered from his
sickness. The doctors were surprised, but we weren’t! We had yet
another opportunity to boast in the healing power of God in our lives!

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