Monday, July 26, 2010

-I'm going to a better place.

-Is that okay with you, Baby?

-Yeah; it's what Jesus wants.

I want this to be a revival. And not just for the people in this room. For everyone.
-Jordan, 7.24.10

Revival Service.

In memory of Jordan Schroeder.

In honor of Jesus Christ.

Northwoods Community Church
Peoria, IL
Officiating: Jeff Thames and Jesse Schroeder
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010,
10:00 a.m.

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall
Roanoke, IL
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010,
2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

Graveside service at Roanoke A.C. Church Cemetary

To God be the glory!


Nicole said...

praying for your family

Anonymous said...

Jordan's request shows his heart, praise God for your example through everything. Praying for you, Katelyn.

Kenj said...

I don't know what to say except that I'm praying, we're all praying. I just have such mixed emotions, Katelyn, but I know that God knows what he is doing. We love you and are lifting you and your dear little girls up!

smw said...

i just want you to know the prayers haven't stopped.

Anonymous said...

still praying

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family and completely amazed at the testimony of all of you through this valley. Jordan is leaving an incredible witness to his precious girls. One day, you will be together again. To God be the GLORY! He is good, yes, He is good, all the time. May He strengthen you and continue to hold you near. ~ S. Carolina

Anonymous said...

Praying for you as you walk through this "new" and painful journey of life. He is glorified in and through the both of you. Jordan is now dancing on streets of gold with his Savior!!!

llandtmom said...

My heart breaks for you today. I am so sorry for your loss. Ultimately God has a plan and I am praying that you will be faithful to see it through. However for today I pray that God will hold your heart in his hands.

El said...

I am so proud of your husband. What an amazing way to go, what great words to leave for you. I am praying for you guys, Katelyn.

todd helmkamp said...

Words fail. We're praying for you.

Linda Seppa Salisbury said...

We are still praying for your Family in Spokane, Washington. God Bless and may His presence comfort you. Thank you for sharing this journey and testimony of God's love.

MAK said...

I stand with you in your celebration of Jordan's life and his relentless pursuit of the things that will glorify our God.

I stand in awe of the wisdom you possess and freely share with others.

Love from Baltimore.

Anonymous said...

I have only known about your amazing story for the past week, yet was deeply touched by your faith, perseverance and joy amidst the most difficult circumstances. My heart goes out to your dear family and I pray that they days will pass quickly until you are all together in heaven for eternity. Rachelle, Spokane, WA

JC said...

Oh, Mrs. Schroeder my heart is broken. I'm so sorry. I'm still on my knees praying for peace for your family. My God carry you through. I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

my heart is breaking for you and your sweet babies.....may god put his arms around you to give you peace and strength for the hard days ahead patti in canada

LISA said...

oh katelyn, my heart is broken. i am SO sorry that jordan has passed. i know nothing i can say could take away the pain. i feel blessed to have met him and you and precious arawen. my heart and thoughts are with you and the tears keep coming. i'll never know why god takes such wonderful people so early.
Lisa Pirkl

Taking Heart said...


Prayers lifted for you and your girls... and as you continue your own journeys to that "Better Place" that we all hope for.

Beth H said...

Praying for you and your family!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Such precious words he left you with! Such power in the Truth and promises of better things to come!

My heart breaks for you and your daughters. I am praying for God's comfort to be your strength in the coming days and weeks!

May you feel the depth of His love like never before!

Blessings and grace,

Anonymous said...

Katelyn, Jordan, and family: your grace is amazing. Your faith is inspiring, to everyone, across, between, and without their own religions. Peace to you in the days, weeks, and years to come.

Tammy said...

Praying for your precious family! Thank you for sharing with the world your testimony! Your husband didn't just finish his race well - He was sprinting and finished strong! Praise God that his faith has now become sight!

Becky said...

I only found you a week or so ago through Ellyn's blog...I'm so thankful I was able to "get to know" Jordan before he passed...what an honorable, brave and loving man...still praying for you and your family...Love, hugs and prayers from Kansas-Becky

Debbie said...

I am so sorry to read this. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Just started following your blog a week or so ago, and are SO very sorry for you. What a heart for the Lord Jordan had:)! He and you are such an inspiration to all. We pray God continues to comfort you and your cute little girls.

Believers from KS

Brooke said...

Praying for you now.

Q and H said...

Even though we don't know you personally, you have have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers..especially in the coming months.
Quinton and Heather Snyder

Anonymous said...

Jordan is surrounded by God's Glory ...

we will all bathe you and your girls in prayer and surround you with His Love and Comfort and

pray for Revival in our own lives as we Stand with you and your little girls as you face this mountain

Patty said...

Praying for all of you in TX! May you feel God's presence!

Patty from TX

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

"No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for that last good-bye." from the writer Tennille. I lost my pastor husband at age 48. Jesus' robes will enfold you and your children!

Kylee said...

Praying for you and your family. I'm sorry for your loss. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I recently came across your story and just wanted you to know that I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family! May the Lord hold in His arms throughout these difficult days ahead.

The Dickson Family said...

I am praying for you and your family. I am lifting you and your little ones up to the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Now in patience the fight of faith I fight;My cross by Thy Spirit I bear.O Jesus, I in Thy footsteps follow on, and Thine eyes watch over me with care.
O my God, my Jesus,
My heart doth long for Thee
And that home so fair
Which Thou dost for me preparae;
I'll be satisfied Thy face to
Thanks, dear Lord, for the hope which Thou dost give;
My soul thus is anchored in Thee.
The storms may rage, but my spirit rests secure, For by faih from earthly bonds I'm free.

Soon I know that my conflict will end;
My heart to Thy praise, Lord, doth sing.
My thankful voice in the victors chior shall blend,
And my grateful praise to Thee I'll bring.
Thou art worthy, Jesus,
For Thou canst break the seals.
Thou with blood hast bought
Us from sin and folk and land-
Made us kings and priests, with Thee to riegn.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. -The Dixons, Salem OR.

Anonymous said...

I'm in awe of your faith. My first thought when I saw that Jordan had passed was one of unbelief and wondering if your faith would be forever gone, but reading that it is still strong is an inspiration and example to me. Thank you for sharing this painful journey with so many, and may you continue to find peace.

conmalcam said...

Dear Katelyn and family, I am so very sorry to read tonight of Jordan's passing. What a blessing to know he is with Jesus and whole and healthy once again. I will be praying for His peace to just blanket you and your sweet baby girls in the days ahead. I pray for His healing of your heart in the coming days as you move forward through this life to once again be reunited with Jordan. God's strength and grace to you. Love from Michelle in NY

Lyndsay said...

Tears and prayers for you.

Jayfeather said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. :( I'll be praying for you.

Mama Bonn said...

I am new to your blog and have only been reading for a few days. I am in awe of your and your husband's faith and strength through all of this. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, and I wish your family peace and comfort.

Tami said...

I have only recently become aware of your blog through a mutual friend's Facebook page. May the love of Christ sustain you during this difficult time. Your faith is nothing short of Amazing. Yes. Our God is an AWESOME God!!

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I'm tired, I am weak I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear
precious Lord linger near
When my life is almost gone
Hear my cry, Hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, Hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Margo said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I cannot imagine what you're going through. We will definitely be praying for you!!

Peggy said...

Praying for you Katelyn! We know that both of your families are grieving too, but I am sure that no one feels the loss as keenly as you do. I admire your faith and courage and your ability to walk this journey in such a public way. May God be your strength and ever present help.

Anonymous said...

Revival has happened! My heart has changed and a closer walk with Jesus has been sparked through your brave and honest words. I am truly sorry for your loss and I know no human words will ease your pain...only the love of Our Savior. One of my favorite songs to listen to during my prayer time is Tenth Avenue North's prayer "Times."

I hope this brings you a glimpse of peace.

I hear You say,
"My love is over. It's underneath.
It's inside. It's in between.
The times you doubt Me, when you can't feel.
The times that you question, 'Is this for real? '
The times you're broken.
The times that you mend.
The times that you hate Me, and the times that you bend.
Well, My love is over, it's underneath.
It's inside, it's in between.
These times you're healing, and when your heart breaks.
The times that you feel like you're falling from grace.
The times you're hurting.
The times that you heal.
The times you go hungry, and are tempted to steal.
The times of confusion, in chaos and pain.
I'm there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame.
I'm there through your heartache.
I'm there in the storm.
My love I will keep you, by My pow'r alone.
I don't care where you fall, where you have been.
I'll never forsake you, My love never ends.
It never ends."

My love and prayers for you and your beautiful girls.

Machaela in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Katelyn, all the Schroeders and Thames families, thank you for the message yesterday at Jordan's revival service of "if we exhalt the name of Jesus, then all men might be drawn to Him." We were all drawn closer to the Cross yesterday in Jordan's service. Thanks for your hearts, your faith, your focus, your passion, your example. To God be the glory, both now and forever, amen.

Katie said...

My prayers are with you.

Momof2bz said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My best friend lost her husband this year too. She has little ones (3) and they are the only thing that keep her going. Lean into your family and friends and trust that God sent them here to you. It is not an easy road but you will never be alone. Jordan's heart and smile will always remain in your girls. Praying for you all. Tara in NJ

Kris said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God brings healing and comfort during this terribly difficult time. Having walked a horribly difficult road myself after my son died, I can promise you that God is faithful. He has been faithful to us after Ian's passing and He will be faithful to you.

Isaiah 61:3 KJV "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified."

Anonymous said...

Katelyn, I have been praying for you.

Marie (Hersey) McConkey

emily said...

praying for you night and day, katelyn. i am in awe of how our father has already used you and your husband, and cannot wait to see how he will continue to do so.

Patty said...

Jesus Takes Away Fatality

The great mystery of the incarnation is that God became human in Jesus so that all human flesh could be clothed with divine life. Our lives are fragile and destined to death. But since God, through Jesus, shared in our fragile and mortal lives, death no longer has the final word. Life has become victorious. Paul writes: "And after this perishable nature has put on imperishability and this mortal nature has put on immortality, then will the words of scripture come true: "Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?" (1 Corinthians 15:54). Jesus has taken away the fatality of our existence and given our lives eternal value.

Praying for your family in TX!

~*~Jeny~*~ said...

Praying for you and your family...

Anonymous said...

So sorry for the void you must be feeling. May God bless and comfort you like only He can!

Jill said...

My heart breaks for you. My prayer for you is that God will sustain you now and in future years as you raise your daughters. You have always been a special person to me.

Anonymous said...

Psalm 34:22

The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

hi, i didnt know jordan or y'alls, but i had this vision of him and he helped me.

Tammy said...

Praying for your family. I also wanted to pass along a blog that might bring you comfort. It's my friend, Shana Anderson. Her husband went home to be with Lord 7 years ago. He died from cancer when their daughter was 13months old. I hope and pray you are encouraged.