Sunday, November 7, 2010

Let's meet a need!

Hello everyone! You are probably at this site because Melissa, Scott, Madi, Caden...or one of the other many Scott family members has touched your life through their stories, their missional living...or simply, first hand experience being around them.

The reason this blog is being started right now is specifically to keep updates on Madi and to bring together people to join in prayer, lifting up that sweet little girl. For those who don't know, on Friday Madi was put in the hospital with a ruptured appendix and because the swelling and infection were too bad they have not been able to operate. It's been a very sensitive, critical case and Melissa and Scott have been praying for and seeking out guidance and wisdom as they work with the doctors there in Guatemala as well as communicate with doctors stateside to confirm that the actions being taken are the best for their sweet girl. The best option has been to keep her on heavy antibiotics to hopefully fight the infection and continue to take X-Rays. I cannot even imagine how Scott and Melissa have been feeling through all this. It also means that their sweet baby Caden cannot be with them (although I assure you he is in wonderful hands and has the best Uncles and Aunt watching out for him).

Let me share with you just a brief back story on Madi's life........
A few years ago Melissa traveled to Guatemala to help a very sweet, spunky baby this day they continue to wait on some finalizations, living in Guatemala, gripping tight to the knowledge that God has perfect timing even when it seems like there is no hope left....Not only are they waiting, they daily serve the people there being a light in Madi's home country.Madi has faced many hardships in her short little life and it is very obvious that God hand picked Melissa to raise her and nurture her little spirit and to take care of her needs. Later Scott came into the picture and you know how that goes...boy meets girl (well...years ago they were actually sweet hearts ;) ) then some gap time goes on..Melissa begins to help take care of a little girl and is living in Guatemala..boy gets back in contact with girl..comes to Guatemala...they are head over heels in love...girl goes back to states to visit, boy proposes...boy and girl get married two years ago and he moves to Guatemala with her to continue waiting.
Next...they welcome a beautiful baby boy into the family one year ago...Madi is GREAT at helping take care of little Caden. So that is their story in a very tiny, itty bitty nutshell.
I have personally been so touched by this family...each member...Madi is a spunky, passionate, loving, social little girl who touches the lives of everyone who comes in contact with her...and everyone who hears her story. Scott and Melissa are the most amazing people I have ever met...they hate being recognized but I just have to brag. They are the most selfless, giving, servant hearted, missional living couple.

As their "extended" family we are called to help meet needs that arise and here is a need. Madi's medical bills are going to be huge and that is just one last thing they need to be worrying about. If we can pull together and each give what we can, we can not only bless this family, but show them that we may not be able to physically be there to support them but we can reach across miles and borders and help meet needs.

All the money given will go directly into Scott's paypal account because they are out of the country it's obviously too hard to do checks, bank deposits or anything else...this way they have direct access to the money and can take care of the medical costs that are piling up.

I just recieved word from Alison Weibert from The Shepherd's Crook Ministries (Melissa works with them), and she said they also have a sponsor fund set up for Madi and we can give directly to that if you would like to receive a tax deductible receipt.
Here are your options-
You can mail a check to:
The Shepherd's Crook Ministries
PO Box 773
West Chester, OH 45071
***Just make sure that you put "Madi Davis" in the memo***

Or you can go to their web site at the following link to access the PayPal donations page. You would just need to put "Madi Davis" in the "designate" field to be sure it gets to her account.
If you would like to hear more about The Shepherd's Crook Ministries here is the website...they are an amazing organization
You can also still do the following if you would like to just directly put money into the paypal account. Sorry for the changes I have been trying to get a hold of people to figure out the best way to do this, so now you have several options. If you have already given money, first of all...THANK YOU! and no worries, it still has gone directly to Scott and Melissa :)
If you feel led to give simply click on the "donate" button in the right column and it will take you to paypal. You can either sign into your paypal account or, if you don't have an account, you can click "continue" in the bottom left where it says to use credit, debit, or bank account. When you go to make the payment I think there is an option to add "specific instructions" and you can specify that you are donating for medical bills or that you are donating from this blog. If you would like to leave an anonymous comment or shoot me an email with the amount so I can somewhat keep track of what has been donated, so we can stop donations once things are covered (I like to think big). I'm not personally looking into their account so if we can keep an approximate tally that would be great. No sense in bugging Scott to try to find internet and keep track of it himself during this time.

If you have any other questions about Madi you can email me at and I will answer them as best I can.
Thank you for being willing to reach out and bless a family that so desperately needs to know that people are gathered around them.


  1. Praying for you sweet Madi are precious to so many!! We love you...

  2. I am seeing her as perfect, whole and complete. Just like she is in God's eyes.

  3. Praying, praying, praying. I'll spread the word, too.

  4. Kels, this looks great! I'll get the word out!

  5. Beautiful blog, beautiful family......
    Beautiful Lord..... coming before the throne of grace for Madi.