December 18, 2014
KK was able to start physical therapy yesterday at a special facility near our home. On the way there we talked about the blessing of having such a specialized facility near us.
Her oncology appointment is Dec 29th. That’s when we learn the next steps in her treatment plan. We will probably have no other updates until then.
Thanks again for your encouragement and prayers. And thanks for your prayers and interest in Katy’s ministry (see below).
Celebrating God’s indescribable gift! (2 Cor. 9:15)
December 16, 2014
Since yesterday’s prayer reqeust, some of you have asked how to give money to support Katy. In reponse to your request, here is her story:
She has been living in the Middle East for over 7 years and has worked with Syrian refugees for the last 3 years. God has blessed her with the ability to learn the language and her team is experiencing a harvest among a formerly unengaged unreached people group.
She has a “matching gift” of $10,000 that she is praying to match before the end of the year. In other words, every dollar given is worth two. If you would like to support her you can give through her Operation Mobilization account by clicking here.
If you would like to be put on her monthly prayer updates, write to email@example.com
Thanks for your interest in her ministry and thanks for being our prayer partner.
December 15, 2014
It’s been two weeks since KK’s surgery. We’ve been back to the surgeon’s office a couple of times and her recovery is on track.
Her pain and discomfort have been up and down over the last two weeks.
She has an appointment with the oncologist after Christmas (12.29.14) and that is when we find out if she will need chemotherapy.
Prayer Request: Our daughter Katy changed her schedule and is here until the first of the year. She had to take over our remodeling efforts to keep things simple for KK during this time of recovery. This detour has impacted her ability to raise support for her mission work. She still needs a few thousand dollars to support her ministry in the Middle East for the coming year.
Your prayers and encouragement continue to give us strength. God has blessed us with a tremendous Prayer Team.
December 4, 2014
First, thanks for your prayers and encouragement.
We checked in with the surgeon’s office this afternoon and the Final Pathology report confirms:
- Cancer removed
- Margins Clear
- Lymph Nodes Clear
After this season of recovery, KK will follow up with the Oncologist to see what course of action she will need for further treatment.
We can’t say it enough. God has used you to encourage us and give us strength. The evidence of your intercession has been evident at every turn.
December 4, 2014
All things considered — KK is doing very well.
She is experiencing some pain and discomfort but her attitude is great.
She is resting well and thankful for all of your prayers.
We do not expect the report from pathology until Friday (at the earliest).
I am reading her all of your comments on this site and Facebook– as well as the emails and direct messages. Your prayers and encouragement are giving her great comfort, joy and strength.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
December 2, 2014
We brought KK home about noon today (unbelievable- I know).
Surgeon said everything went extremely well (we told him hundreds of people prayed for him).
Final pathology will direct further treatment but surgeon was extremely encouraged to find the lymph nodes clear.
Our NAMB family will be bringing meals and our FBC Woodstock family is next in line to help.
December is set aside for her recovery. Thanks again for your prayers and encouragement.
We will update you again soon.
December 2, 2014
As the sun appears for a new day, we are thankful for rest and the hope that He brings.
We will talk with the doctor about the pathology report and next steps. We expect she will go home soon.
Our souls sing the old song:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.”
Thanks for your prayers.