With Cheryl’s cancer surgery approaching this Monday morning, we thank you for your loving support and give praise to God for meeting our many needs according to His matchless grace and glorious riches found in Christ Jesus.
Good News: After 5 weeks of chemotherapy and 29 rounds of radiation (external and internal), Cheryl’s surgeon found no signs of her tumor at her pre-op exam last week. Her drainage tube, which was putting out 2,000cc’s of lymph fluid a day, has finally stopped draining. Physical therapy on her leg, which was damaged by radiation, is also improving as we work together on it twice a day. The company that produces Lovenox, a blood thinner Cheryl injects into her abdomen every evening to protect against blood clots, has generously donated a two months supply to us, because Cheryl is a cancer patient and we have no prescription coverage. At $30 a shot, that’s a savings of $1,800.
Thank you: We also want to thank you for the thousands of dollars you have contributed to help with our co-insurance payments and medical costs ($22,500 out-of-pocket expenses so far), the dozens of get-well cards you’ve sent us, the scores of meals you have made for us, the transportation you have provided, the housework and handyman projects you have helped us with, and the countless prayers you have offered up on our behalf. No one has ever been blessed with more genuine friends than we have been given, and we love you for it!
Prayer Request: Pray for Cheryl’s surgery this Monday as they remove the organs and tissues damaged by the cancer, the chemotherapy, and the radiation. Pray too for the swelling and pain in her abdomen and right leg to be relieved by the operation and therapy to follow. We are confident of God’s healing, but we do not take it for granted. We believe it’s through your prayers and ours that the Spirit of Grace is pleased to dos His work. If you’re available, Cheryl will join us this Sunday afternoon for a special prayer meeting focused on her healing. It will start at 6:00 pm at the PUD 3 Auditorium following the Gathering. Join us if you can! You don’t have to regularly attend the Gathering to do so. And if you can’t join us in person, please take a few minutes to pray for her at that time.
Our love and thanks in Jesus,
Pastor Gary & Cheryl