Cretzman Update Part – 2

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God is at work! Late this evening, Lana had the privilege of speaking with her nurse at the hospital about the Lord. We are thrilled to see how God is using this event to bring people to the saving knowledge of Christ. Thus far, we have seen/heard of three souls that have trusted Him through this event. To God be the glory!

What a joy to see the response of God’s people and to see answers to prayers right before our very eyes. On behalf of the Cretzmans, they want to express their continued deepest gratitude for the love and prayers that have been shown. There have literally been thousands of emails, phone calls, personal visits, Facebook messages, Tweets, and website comments expressing your deep love and prayers for them. To this end, we are humbled and we say thank you.

Lana’s surgery went well. She is recovering nicely in a private room. The initial acknowledgement from the hospital was that she would probably be released late Saturday, especially considering that the funeral needed to take place by Monday/Tuesday. However, because of your faithful prayers, Lana is healing quite well and she may be released by Friday. Praise the Lord! Of course, there will be extensive rehabilitation to follow for several weeks and maybe months, but Lana is a strong we pray that her recovery would be speedy.

Today has been quiet a hectic and busy day. You cannot imagine the thought of having to prepare for the funeral arrangements for your precious little daughter. Today was a hard and challenging day, however, with God’s grace and strength, funeral arrangements are being made. God showed great favor! Your prayers are being heard. Pastor Bobby Roberson has offered Gospel Light Baptist Church facilities for visitation as well as the funeral itself. Also, there have been some burial land at a local cemetery that has been graciously donated to allow for the burial of precious Azlynn.

The family would like to make known the times for the funeral services of Azlynn Cretzman. The services will be on Monday, February 27th at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, North Carolina.

Visitation from 10 am to 12 pm
Visitation from 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Funeral Service at 6 pm

Gospel Light Baptist Church
890 Walkertown Guthrie Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
tel. (336) 722-9700

For all those who are still looking to donate to the Cretzman family you may still do so through the donate link on this page, or through one of the churches listed below. Also, please note that within the next 24 hours we will make known a banking account where people may make a deposit directly to the Cretzman family.

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89 Comments on “Cretzman Update Part – 2”

  1. Ernie & Geniece

    So touching to hear of the nurse’s salvation. Our hearts are with you all.

  2. Mbrose38

    Oh thank you Lord for the strength, wisdom, and comfort you are giving this precious family.  I know they are honoring and glorifying Him. Souls will be in Heaven because of their trust and faith in Jesus Christ. To God Be The Glory.

  3. april

    Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!  Praying for this dear family and thankful that they are surrounded by wonderful people.

  4. William Harper

    I asked our church to pray for you during our mid-week prayer service.  It was such a blessing to hear them praying for you in Lithuanian and Russian.  

    William Harper, Siauliai, Lithuania

  5. Diddleskh

    Praying that God will continue to give you grace and comfort and suppy your every need.


    I am ashamed that my faith is not as strong as yours. Although saved for the last 3 years, I feel as if I am still a “babe in the faith”. However, in light of the events, I am proud and humbled by the grace, love, and faith our Lord has provided you. I could not imagine what you are going through – but your love and humility for our Savior has encouraged me far beyond. We may never meet on this earth, but I’m sure we will all say hi in heaven.  My wife, son (2 1/2) my daughter (4 mons) will all continue to pray for a fast and peaceful recovery- both physcial and spiritual.In Christ -I thank you.

  7. Todd and Jodi Holland

    Our prayers and hearts are going out to you all in this loss of your dear little girl. We will continue to pray and keep up with you all as God uses what we see as loss for His gain. Keep on keepin’ on for Him.
    His for Sahtu souls,
    Todd ,Jodi Holland and family
    missionaries to the Sahtu region
    Northwest Territory, Canada 

  8. tammy amero

    even in such a hard time God has is great he always shows his grace and mercys he may have taken an angle but through this precious angle God has shown others a new life thank you Lord and Lord be with this family they are truly a blessing to me and my family in christian love the ameros

  9. Emma Morrow

    Praying for your recovery, it is so wonder that you have witnessed to people in your time of need, isn’t God great? He always has a plan. 
    God bless you for the work you do bringing lost souls to him.

  10. Deborahemails

    praying still for this family in their time of loss and thankful to see Gods hand.Ps.18:2

  11. Charitymath45

    I don’t know you, Lana, but as your sister in Christ, I feel like I do. As a mommy of four, I can’t imagine your pain.but I do know that the Lord never leaves us or forsakes us. Praise God that you are drawing nigh and for His comfort. I’m thankful that though trials and sorrow come, you are still telling others about our Savior!! Our family will continue to pray for you!!

  12. Peggy

       What a wonderful, wonderful testimony you all are showing and expressing through this very difficult time & trial of your lives — God is comforting & giving much peace & contentment through this time; may HE continue to Bless and give much needed comfort/care during the next few days and beyond. 
    Thanks for sharing and keeping updates as U finish this stepping stone in life! 

    God Bless Ya-All  🙂

  13. Murphy

    May God’s grace comfort you during this tragedy. Our family and church family is praying for you!

    Dr. and Mrs. Darrell Murphy~First Baptist Church of Rosemount

  14. Patty May

    Lana shines Jesus Christ all over her.  It brought me to tears to see her countenance & smile.      A grieving Momma and look at the blessing she is!!!  God is able to carry us through any stormy trial.   Our family is praying diligently for them.    Medford, OR

  15. M Hill

    Beautiful smile.  I’d have a hard time smiling if I was in Lana’s place.

  16. Amanda Pitts

    Well said Josie W.  What an amazing testimony you are. To see your smile and your ability to rejoice in the Lord, we may never meet, but as a fellow believer, know that your being loved and prayed for, All the way from Iowa.

  17. Cwinslow

    Praying for you and your family….God’s amazing grace will get you thru this valley.So much good has already been accomplished.  No one can explain GOd’s Grace, it just embraces you..

  18. Brianne Errett

    My heart has been so heavy for your family. I am reminded to pray for you several times throughout the day and i pray for an army of angels to fill you all with strength. i am overwhelmed at how the Lord has answered that already.

  19. Shell Rush

    Many in Florida are praying for you, Lana.  You are an amazing testimony! Well done, thy good and faithful servant for thinking of your nurse above yourself! Beautiful smiles on earth…can’t wait to see the smiles in Heaven!
    Love, Michelle (Riverland Baptist Church, Dunnellon, FL)

  20. Mrpx3lp1

    GLORY TO GOD!!!!!!What a beautiful testimony… Our prayers are with you  and all of your loved ones. Prayers from First Baptist of Ocoee

  21. Allison Castner

    Praying so much for you all.  Thank you for the update.  Thank the Lord for His comfort!  – Allison Castner – Faith Baptist Church, Canoga Park, CA

  22. Rebekah

    It brings tears to my eyes to see someone who is dealing with such a loss and there own healing, but yet still able to give glory to God and praise his name and share him with others. This is truely a touching story. And I just want to say thank you for being such a good testamony to me and for being someone to look up to and hope that if I ever have to face such a trial that I may look back and see how well God used your family to help others, and how well your family leaned closer to God then farther away .

  23. Rkchildress

    Praise the Lord that people have been able to see Christ through this trial in their lives.  We understand the life of a missionary as we serve the Lord on the field in the Philippines.  Praise the Lord also for letting our home church suppy the place and arrangements for the funeral.  May God bless this family and wrap His loving arms around them as they grieve. 

  24. Shondawilliford

    Sad news to hear of the loss of your daughter! Yet I’m thankful for the souls saved! Praying for y’all here in Georgia! May God continue to show up and show out as ONLY HE CAN! I have prayed that my own faith increase, as I read about how strong yours is! If faced with such tragedy, I would hope that my faith sustain me as well! Y’all are indeed an inspiration! Love y’all and will continue to pray! Isn’t it amazing how “broad” the BODY OF CHRIST truly is? Praise the Lord!

  25. Dggoins

    What a wonderful testimony of your love of and faith in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers for strength, peace and healing in this trial. God bless you.

  26. Kukarolapa

    My heart goes out to the Daddy of this precious little girl. May God be with him at this very difficult time. God Be With You.

  27. Dede Dunn

    I am touched by your infirmities. Praise the Lord as others will now experience what your beautiful daughter is due to your willingness to share your faith and trust in the Lord. I am praying for you and so are my children for a speedy recovery and for your faith to be strengthened. We know this Rom 8:28.

  28. Marybertrobinson

    So so amazing to see the work that God is doing. My heart is breaking for this family, but knowing that their little girl is now walking and talking with God gives me peace. I am truly humbled by their faith and love for God. We all should be so faithful to God.

  29. Sandra Hedrick

    I went to your website and read your testimony there about your call to the ministry, Lana.  When I read that you want be spent for Him, my heart filled, and I could feel tears coming.  God gave you little Azlynn for three years, and now your testimony has even more impact as to serving Jesus who gave His all for us.  Many of us will not have to be spent like that.  May God get more and more glory through His use of the Cretzman family.

  30. Johnniejuan

    God bless you guys,  Mt 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
    Isa 61:2-3; Lu 6:21; Joh 16:20; 2Co 1:7; Re 21:4..        2Co 1:7 ¶ And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

  31. Slabiamonte

    If you truely love the Lord and have him in your heart he will get you through anything you are going through.. It us that has to be opened to Allowing God to get us through these trials.. I cryed and cried for this family and Thank God for their Faith.. I have been a christian for for 27 years and felt like could I get through this as strong as they are? I don’t know but I do know when we are going through any thing God is right their by our side just waiting for us to seek him.. God can hold us through any storm.. Thank you lord for Loving us so much that you Gave your son for me even though i deserve nothing.. I praise you lord for all you have done for us all!! I Love you Lord.

  32. Ellie North

    It amazes me that Lana is still smiling even though her daughter had died just days early & they were preparing for her funeral! That’s great that she was able to speak to that nurse about the Lord & that people have been getting saved, but it shouldn’t take a tragedy like this for the country to realize how badly we need God. Please update on how the funeral goes! I live in Texas, so sadly, there was no way I could go:(

  33. Ejohns0407

    Matt, thank you so much for sharing your testimony at the Man Up conference last night. Your words of peace touched my husband so deeply. He hugged his 3 girls extra hard this morning before leaving for the conference again. Thank you.
    Emily Curtis

  34. Lfevens

    The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God,my strength, in whom I will trust, my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

    Ps 18: 2

    WE WILL NRVER CEASE FROM PRAYING FOR YOU… The Chegoggin Baptist Church.

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