Living Proof Live – Tampa

There’s a story in the Moore family lore that involves my mother teaching her Sunday school class while she was in labor. As soon as she was done, my parents snuck out of church and headed to the hospital to have me.

We have a new story to add to the family lore that involves Curtis teaching Sunday school and sneaking away to the ER as soon as it was over. A few hours later, he was having an emergency appendectomy. The appendix had already ruptured (it was a “contained rupture”), so we are probably going to be here in the hospital for 2-4 days. My mom is helping with the kids right now and Curtis’ mom and dad will come toward the end of the week. I’m so thankful for their help.

Rich sent me the Living Proof Live – Tampa recap video, but my computer isn’t liking the Internet connection here and I can’t embed it. Here’s a link until I can make that happen:

LPL Tampa Recap

We would greatly appreciate your prayers both for Curtis and for my mom, who is preparing for the So Long Insecurity Simulcast that will take place next weekend. If you’re interested in finding a host site near you, justΒ click here. Thank you, sweet friends!


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  1. 101
    campbell6 says:

    Praying for you all Amanda! Lots of love your way.

  2. 102
    Nesha says:

    Prayers from here too for you all!

  3. 103
    Fran says:

    Hey sweet Amanda…
    Praying for your whole family, for Curtis’ healing, and for the weekend. I know how full your plate is….one day at a time. You are loved and being prayed for so often by me.


  4. 104
    Shelly Elston says:

    Praying for a speedy and uncomplicated recovery. Blessings to your whole family!

  5. 105
    Judi says:

    Amanda, so sorry to hear about Curtis’ emergency. I’m praying for you and your family.
    I noticed that Rich also now has a video on Vimeo for the LPL event in Toronto. When you or one of the staff gets a chance, could you post the link for it on the Blog? I know that there are lots of Canadian women waiting for it to appear!
    Thanks so much,

  6. 106
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Dear Amanda
    I am praying prayers of thanksgiving that Curtis’ rupture was contained and prayers for healing and a quick recovery. How blessed you are to have family so close by for prayer and support.
    I’ve just returned from LPL in Tampa, where we were reminded in a powerful way how important family is. We were so blessed by Beth’s message; blessed beyond words.
    I will pray for strength and stamina for you and your Mom and all of those who will come along side of you in this trying time.
    Love and blessings

  7. 107
    Sheryl says:

    So sorry to hear about Curtis. Though the timing seems terrible, no time is a good time for surgery, and God’s timing is always right. We will pray that Curtis recovers quickly, and that you have the strength to be there for him. Bless you dear mother as she cares for her sweet grandchildren. I know that there is nothing else she would rather be doing. God will take care of the SLI event. His power is made perfect in our weakness. Many are praying for the event, and God can do what He says He can do!!!

  8. 108
    Quirky Girl says:

    Praying for you all. Praising God that it was an enclosed rupture.

  9. 109
    Jennifer says:

    I will be praying for you and your family.

    I was at the event in Tampa this weekend and I am still digesting all that was spoken. It was an amazing time and God showed up BIG TIME.

  10. 110
    Kristi Walker says:

    Bless your heart! We’re praying healing and blessings over Curtis, Beth, Amanda, Jackson, Annabeth and extended family!

    Two years ago we went through that with our (then) 8 year old. It ruptured and she never so much as broke a fever! The surgeon said it beat all he’d ever seen. It’s odd to say this, but when my daughter was in the hospital, we sat around holding hands, eating ice cream, walking up and down the hall and she and I grew closer than ever. She still comments on it from time to time. God’s good like that, and I’m believing He’s gonna provide your family with some crazy extraordinary time just like that!

    South Carolina πŸ™‚

  11. 111
    Sandy says:

    I am praying for all of you!

  12. 112
    WildroseChick says:

    That’s no fun, Amanada. Wishing a quick recovery and happy children. Maybe this can make you laugh while you wait:

    While in unexpected (2 weeks early!) labor with my first, I insisted my husband take me to the salon (where I had an app’t for the next day). I begged the person in the chair to get up for a “hair emergency”… I told the stylist, “please, just give me a bang trim and 6 highlights on the top as I’m about to be photographed heavily, and totally unable to get out for a do!” Luckily it was her brother in the chair and he stepped aside. All the other ladies in the salon had fun timing my contractions. My poor husband!! πŸ˜‰

    Right now I’m 36.5 weeks along with #2 – hopefully I’ll get my hair and toes done before the big day!

  13. 113
    Kim says:

    Sorry to here that Curtis is sick.. Glad to know that he is doing ok. I know it could have been way more serious. I am praying for you all.

    That story about your mom is to funny.

    Love Kim B. in AZ

  14. 114
    Shelly says:

    Praying for Curtis and your whole family. May God bless you with swift healing and peace.

    I was at the LP Live Tampa (and I am still recovering!). Believe me it was a needed weekend for God to do surgery on my heart. I came with a desperate need for a Word from God and I left with a powerful one. I usually leave those conferences with a “high” so to speak but not this time. It was serious and so necessary. Beth’s testimony spoke volumes to my family situation. Believing for healing and restoration…

    I especially loved that there were no sales pitches, no extras and you all did not even want applause. Leaving us singing to the LORD at the end of the conference was completely appropriate. Thank you so much for your ministry. You have no idea how you have impacted my life in so many ways.

    Much love to you guys.

  15. 115
    Fran McCurry says:

    Oh my- your family is in my prayers! I am so glad Curtis is OK, Amanda. God bless you all.

  16. 116
    Susan Murphy says:

    I will be Praying for Curtis to get well. God Bless!

  17. 117
    Andrea says:

    This weekend at Living Proof Live in Tampa, my best friend of 11 years and I healed our relationship…she is truly my family. I have Beth and the amazing team that accompanies her to thank for that. The way God uses you is beautiful…and though I’ve never met you and probably never will, I love you like a mother. It’s true, Beth. You’ve mothered me without even knowing it. I am forever grateful. God is glorious!

  18. 118
    Debby Cooley says:

    Will be praying for y’all!

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    Jennifer Wolf says:

    We will definitely be praying for your Curtis and the rest of the family! How in the world did he make it through class with that sort of pain??? We pray for a speedy and healthy recovery! Keep us posted.

  20. 120
    Karen says:

    Sorry to hear about Curtis! Praying he feels better and is out of the hospital soon.

    Looking forward to seeing your mom’s simulcast this weekend!

  21. 121
    Dana McMichael says:

    Prayers for you & your family !

  22. 122
    Sarah from Wyoming says:

    Praying for you all!

  23. 123
    Emily Jordan says:

    My thoughts are prayers are with you Curtis and your family.
    Praying for Beth and her busy week. Looking forward to the simulcast.

  24. 124
    Susan says:

    OH MY, AMANDA!!! I’m so sorry to hear of it. I have already prayed, but will continue to do so.

    Please know that Beth and the team have been covered in prayer for this upcoming simulcast for months. This is our big outreach event for the women’s ministry this year (nearly 600 will be in attendance). We have a large prayer gathering with the prayer team and the leadership team for the simulcast tomorrow night…I will ask the team to also pray for Curtis.)

    We are praying the heavens down for a mighty work of God for all the simulcast sites.

    Until ALL Have Heard,
    Susan “Evangelism Chick”

  25. 125
    Brandy says:

    Praying for you all and looking forward to a great conference on Saturday!!

  26. 126
    Valerie says:

    I will so be praying for Curtis, you, and everyone else in the helping loop. I had an emergency appendectomy in 1989 right before my appendix was about to burst. Curtis has one strong constitution to have made it until after class. I was huddled on the floor in a ball because it was the only position I could stand to be in. My husband was to leave that morning for church youth camp, and unbeknownst (sp?) to us, the street crew that was working on our street had cut out the entrance to our driveway to pour a new one, so our car was stuck in the driveway.

    Needless to say, the pastor put it in high gear and went to youth camp, the street crew took one look at me, dropped what they were doing, and lifted our car onto the street
    (didn’t know that could be done), we deposited our children at my sister-in-law’s, and I made it to the emergency room. I have never been so sick in my entire life, and I have had 4 babies.

    My dad had been telling my mother for years that having a baby could not be nearly as bad has having an appendicitis attack. He was so funny. After my surgery, before he even said hi, he said, “Now, Valerie; tell your mother which was worse – having a baby or having an appendicitis attack.” My mother still doesn’t believe us, but I said the appendicitis attack.

    Glad Curtis didn’t wait too long for that surgery. God is good to have kept that infection contained. Isn’t He amazing!!!! I wonder how many things He does for us each day about which we do not even have a clue. Thank you, Jesus!!

    Lifting you up in prayer,
    Valerie Eades

  27. 127
    Kristen says:

    Amanda… prayers going up for Curtis from Indianapolis!

  28. 128

    Praying right now for all of you!


  29. 129
    texatheart says:

    Will certainly be lifting all you guys up in prayer. I know Bibbi is enjoying the time with your babies. I went today to get 19 more tickets for Saturdays simulcast. Can’t wait.

  30. 130
    Sarah M says:

    My, oh my! What a busy family you are! Praying that God heals completely and in His timing! Also praying that Siesta Momma gets plenty of good “focused” study time before the Simulcast amidst all the joys of her grandbabies!
    I’m grateful that you all shared her with Tampa this past weekend! You guys are definitely a great example of family and this week you’re living out her 2nd point from Friday night – We NEED family! Thanks for sharing your Momma with all of us!

  31. 131
    Sandra says:

    I’m lifting all up the Lord. May Curtis recoop quickly. Looking forward to Saturday.

  32. 132
    Julie says:

    Prayers going up…

  33. 133
    Bethany says:

    Hi Amanda,
    I am sorry to hear that Curtis is in the hospital but very happy to hear that it was taken care of and that he is on the mend. You are awesome to be there with him through it all.
    I hope that you were able to run home and pick up your new Francine Rivers book. I finished it last week and LOVED it! Just FYI: My hometown is interspersed throughout the parts where she describes the families move to the Central Valley of California. So cool to read it and see my hometown mentioned in print! That was a first, as we are relatively unknown! Hope that you enjoy the book!
    Praying for your dear husband, you, your mom and dad and the kiddos!

    • 133.1
      Amanda says:

      I did! I started it last night with a little flashlight. I’m already sucked in!

      • Bethany says:

        Yeah! I know that you will enjoy it. I loved that it was based off much of Francine’s family stories. Made it even more “real”.
        Enjoy it and let us know what you think of it πŸ™‚

  34. 134
    Marissa says:

    We’ll be praying for courage, peace, and a speedy operation and recovery. Take good care of your man!

  35. 135
    texatheart says:

    We had a teacher at our school have this happen. Tell Curtis not to start back too soon. Because it ruptured recovery may take a littl longer. Over doing it will only prolong recovery.

  36. 136
    LSOFang says:

    I have been praying like crazy for just everything! And you know what, God is calling us to pray BIG TIME lately, we had a ” twitter prayer party” the other day, because there were SO many needs of prayer. It’s about the little things…He sees us being obidient and praying, then HE does big things in the lives around us. Eph 3:20-21 style:)

    I am looking forward to SLI so much, and one of the huge reasons is that it is
    going to life changing for so many…I KNOW IT!

    Blessings and Love to all of you!
    He is going to “show-off” big time, we just all have to BELIEVE it!


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    Praises in the Valley says:

    Oh, my goodness, Amanda! I’m so glad that Curtis is ok and that it was a contained rupture! I hope his healing and recovery are fast and thorough! I know how stressful hospital stays can be as the spouse of the patient. Hang in there – ask lots of questions, and keep smiling! Try to sleep when you can and eat… I forgot to eat when my husband was in the hospital last year… praying for healing for Curtis, strength for you, peace for your kids while mom and dad are away, and energy for those carrying for all of you!

  38. 138
    Happy Heart says:

    Praying for all of you!! May the Lord provide everything you need.


    PS Curtis is one tough man! I think he deserves the SS teacher of the year award πŸ™‚

  39. 139
    Tina says:

    WHOA! I’m so sorry to hear about Curtis! We will be praying for him, you, your mom and entire family! How scary! I’m so GLAD that everything worked out o.k. I can’t believe he finished teaching Sunday School. Wish I could help in some other way. Just know we are praying and thinking about all of y’all!

  40. 140
    Amanda says:

    Living Proof Live Tampa was awesome and just what I needed. The Lord really gave me a word. Beth, I wish I could just sit with you for a week and soak you up. You were so close to me on Saturday! LOL! anyways, thank you so much for sharing your heart with us- I am going to the simulcast this weekend and looking forward to learning about insecurities- I know I have a ton, and knowing what the Lord is calling me to (one of two major things – and seeking for discernment in the time being!) yet I don’t fear like I am enough- or maybe I am TOO much – I don’t know. Probably shouldn’t be rambling on here either. I know you, and Amanda and Melissa read this…lol. Anyways, Beth, thanks for being a vessel -and girls, your momma is amazing! Your lucky to have her in both families!

  41. 141
    Katie says:

    Oh my! I will be praying for your family!! I just have to tell you I’m SO bummed. I can’t make it to the Simulcast πŸ™ Praying it is a sweet time for those of you who can make it!!!

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    Marie says:

    Oh, no! Had a friend recently deal with the whole appendectomy thing. I’ll be praying!

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m praying for all of you!

    Jennifer – Texarkana, AR

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    Cindy Moses says:

    Oh, Amanda, I’m so sorry! I will certainly be praying for ya’ll. Sounds like he was cutting it a little close!

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    WendyB says:

    Never a dull moment for y’all! We’re praying in Seattle.

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    Charlene says:

    Prayers going up for the Moore/Jones families. Praise God Curtis is OK.

    ps: I finished up “Breaking Free” tonight at church. It was totally awesome. I’m so excited about Jesus I may not sleep tonight πŸ™‚ I did the original Breaking Free exactly ten years ago. May God bless you, Beth!

  47. 147
    Rockin' My Freedom says:

    Amanda, Thank you so very much for sharing this with us. We all care so dearly for you and yours. You are loved and prayed for. Curtis, we pray that you rest well! Don’t be hopping around to soon now.

    Chris in California

  48. 148

    YES PRAYING! Bless your sweet hearts. LOL though about that sweet mom of yours!

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    Maryellen says:

    Oh prayers for Curtis! That is so painful. My son did the same thing. He waited until the end of Sunday school class, came home and would not eat. That was when we knew he must be very sick. He gave me an appendix for Mother’s Day that year! Stay well and heal quickly Curtis!

  50. 150
    Village Sister says:

    Great story to add to the family lore – way to go Curtis! Seriously, I’m so glad all is well now. Will keep all of you in my prayers.
    I’m really looking forward to Saturday’s simulcast – will be there with 3 great friends.
    **Prayer Request** – Another friend was supposed to go w/ us too, but isn’t now. Siestas please pray for her. Satan is doing such a number on her….she is saved but is so “lost” right now.
    Thanks ya’ll. β™₯

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