We invite you to pray with us for Landon and Allyson Powell, whose five month old daughter Izzy went to be with her Creator this weekend. The family has organized a memorial service for Wednesday, January 30 at Grace Church, 101 W. McBee Avenue in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The family will be receiving friends and family at 5pm, and the ceremony will start at 6pm.
Izzy struggled with several serious health issues from birth. Her parents nicknamed her their “warrior princess” because of the fight that she put up. The Powell’s have shown tremendous faith through this experience. On the Prayers for Izzy Facebook page Landon writes, “My prayer tonight is, that it doesn’t always take a story like Izzy’s to remind us how important our Faith is. That we can all live our lives daily, according to God’s will. That we can turn our hearts over to Christ, and let him use us in a way that will glorify Him! Just like he did with Izzy. He took her broken body, and used it to Glorify Him in a way none could have expected. And as hard as it is for a dad to say, ‘God, I am thankful!'”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any gifts made in Izzy’s honor be made in the form of a donation to Donate Life South Carolina. It’s a charity the family has worked closely with and even little Izzy herself was an organ donor, giving a heart valve and cartilage. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 27263, Greenville, SC 29616. If you’d like to learn more about Landon Powell’s testimony you can read about it in God’s Lineup: Testimonies of Major League Baseball Players by Liz and Kevin Morrisey.