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Medical Update
I do have a couple of things that are issues for prayer right now. I seem to be losing my hair. It was a hope of mine that we would not have to go through that, but today it is coming out in small clumps and I expect to have to deal with it (Read: shave my head!) within the week. We will see.

On the more serious side, my immune system is really down and was the subject of my last email. This precludes people visiting and even forces my family to take extra steps to cleanse themselves when they’ve been out in public. This is a serious situation and needs your prayers to prevent me from getting sick. At this point, a simple illness can be quite devastating, even deadly.

Finally, my back is dealing with significant pain again, from time to time. I would really appreciate your prayers for my ability to rest and my back pain is the primary inhibitor to that.

God has been answering your prayers for our provision. In the many medical bills and unexpected expenses for medicines, supplies, etc., people have been generously giving to us in order to meet our needs. We are so grateful for their gifts and for your prayers.

In addition, some local businessmen have generously offered to supply the difference between what the disability insurance will be paying and our total paycheck. In other words, we will not have to take a “cut in pay” during the time that I’m fighting cancer. What a blessing!

With all of the things that are going on in my life, it is a blessing beyond my ability to count to know that all of the bills and financial obligations that are coming my way are also being met with gifts of support by friends and family. Ultimately, we give glory to God for the graciousness that we are encountering and attribute to Him the kindness we receive.

To those who have participated in supporting us, we thank you for your generosity, and we thank you for participating in God’s plan for our care.

How you can pray:

  • Please pray for my immune system. It is in need of your fervent prayers.
  • Please pray for wisdom and health in dealing with my depressed immune system. Not everyone understands the seriousness of the situation and unknowingly can put me in jeopardy.
  • Please continue to pray for maximum effect of chemo on the cancer and minimal side effects on the rest of me.
  • Please pray for my ability to rest and for my back to be pain free. We have a therapy session scheduled for next week. I do need some relief and ability to rest.
  • Please continue to pray for God to supply our needs. We are grateful for the mercy he has shown and ask for wisdom and provision for the challenges ahead.

Thank you in advance for your prayers. I am praying for you as I write this.

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