Lee Akin, PBR Cowboy needs a miracle.

March 28, 2007 at 6:25 pm 2 comments


For most recent info on Lee and family go here.

Some of you know that Linda and I have had a growing relationship with the Professional Bull Riders, largely because of our friendship with Todd Pierce who serves as pastor to the bull riders and others associated with the PBR.  This friendship has allowed us to get to know several others close to the bull riding family like Cody Custer and Pastor Andy Taylor, who we will be visiting next week in Sayre, OK. 

Because we know these men and their families and others, we have gotten to know in a lesser way some of the Christian bull riders, such as Lee Akin.  Lee was seriously injured almost 3 weeks ago in a bull riding.

Todd spent several days with Lee and his wife Mary in the hospital in Alabama and others from the Family have gone to be with her since Todd’s return to Idaho and on to other PBR events. 

This is what Todd wrote about the situation just a couple of days ago.  I felt it was such a strong message, not only about the need the Akin family has but a stong exhortation to the Family to be serious about walking in relationship with the Father. I trust after reading it you will pray for a miracle for Lee and for Mary. They have a very young child as well. 

Thanks for reading and praying:

 As most of you know, I spent about ten days with Lee and Mary Akin in Montgomery , AL following his devastating accident.  I won’t even attempt to explain all that happened during that time because it is all still such a blur.  I will say this.  Mary Akin is operating in the supernatural as she is walking in a miracles amount of Joy and Peace.  Despite the overwhelming reality of Lee’s massive head injury and the many setbacks they have already endured.  Mary has to hear the doctors’ daily reports that are typically presenting her with worst case scenarios. 



This storm has revealed the character and depth of relationship she lives in with her Heavenly Father.  I would hate to see what her life would be like during this time if she had attended a church because she wanted the social interaction or if she believed reading the Bible and going to meetings was her religious duty to appease an angry God.  What if she studied the word in attempts to store up enough knowledge that she would be considered wise in her peer’s eyes?  Worse yet, what if she had never been introduced to the Lord Jesus, the evidence of God’s love for people.  She would have been devastated in every way. 



Yet, because she had been walking in a living, breathing, loving relationship with her loving Father, she is able to remain unmoved by her circumstances.  Has she experienced times of fear and frustration?  You bet.  But always coming back to her foundational belief that her Father is a good Daddy and if she could see the whole picture he was painting, she would fall on her face in worship and praise for his love.


As you continue to pray for her and Lee, don’t forget to thank him for the hardship that has brought hundreds of thousands of people together as they are unified in their prayers of love and desperation.  We can’t loose.  We know what it is like to be abased and to abound and we have found that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  Make sure and squeeze those close to you a little tighter and longer tonight.  Thank you Father for giving us the capacity to love in such extravagant ways. 



In Jesus name, Todd and Leslie


Entry filed under: Christianity, Church, Culture, Faith, Friendship, Jesus, News, PBR.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. HUGO RUSTRIAN  |  September 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    fui jinete de toros y se el peligro que se corre, muchas veces me lesione pero gracias a la fe que nunca perdi me recupere, tengo amigos que pasan por la misma situacion que Lee, rezo por ellos y le digo a Lee que nunca pierda la fe, estemos en el pais que estemos todos somos compañeros y me dolio mucho esta noticia. fe en Jesus.

  • 2. Angie Walters Daulton  |  April 16, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Thanks so much for the encouraging words! I find solace in reading such as you have written here. I know personally what a Great Physician our loving Father is!

    I have been trying to find out the latest on Lee and the most recent is dated March 28th. Is there any way you can let me know? I deeply admire Lee for his stand in loving our Lord and not being ashamed to state that fact in front of the world! May God keep His hand on you for you work and bring quick and complete recovery to Lee!

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