Tuesday, 4 December 2012

a time for prayer

Hello friends.  This post is made with heavy hearts.  We've been watching and waiting the last few weeks as both sets of our parents have gone through some alarming heath trials.  Kristin's dad is now doing well after being taken by ambulance to the hospital and having his gall bladder removed.  The scare at first was that it might be his heart.  We are thanking God for sparing him any more trauma in that area. 

But the much heavier concern right now is for Keith's mom, Jackie.  Please pray for her today if you are reading this.  After many, many issues with HER gall bladder over the last 18 months or so (which they've been unable to remove due to it's extremely inflamed and unhealthy state), she underwent surgery yesterday to have a stent put into one of the connecting tubes from gall bladder to ....?  that was leaking toxins into her body.  But when the surgeon went in, he found a tumor and could not put the stent in.  Today they will try again to insert the much-needed stent.  Jackie is in an incredible amount of pain right now, and this is in the midst of  enduring 7 years of ovarian cancer, innumerable surgeries and procedures, several rounds of chemo and the resulting effects it takes on her body: hair loss, weight loss, extreme fatigue, nausea, the list goes on.  Pray today that Jackie will know the peace of God, the love of God in the midst of yet another major setback.  Pray for the surgeons to "find a way where there seems to be no way."  We serve a God who does the impossible.
Pray for Keith's dad, Paul, as he watches his life-long sweetheart undergo further pain and trial.  Pray that God will encourage his heart, and fill him with peace.

Thank you, dear readers and friends.  We thank God for the benefits of things like the internet, where we can share a prayer request from as far as another country and know many will see it and pray. We will post here again when we know more results.  To God be the glory.

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