Prayer Requests 3-21-17

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
    It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
    and makes its circuit to the other;
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
    than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
    than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
    may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
    innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 3-21-17

  1. Good morning. It’s Ann. Lindsey fell off a horse at a horse show Sunday. Yesterday, we learned she has another concussion–it’s her third….Please pray for a speedy recovery and that she has no lasting effects. Thanks

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about Lindsey’s fall, Ann. Prayers for her.

    Kare and Kim, continuing in prayer for Kaitlyn and BG.

    I wish I could be more eloquent than that, and say something that is comforting, but right now I’m fighting tears and overwhelm and am having a hard time thinking much beyond myself. 😦 Pray if you feel led. Thanks.

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  3. Me too.

    Kaitlyn’s doctor was very blunt with her today, asking her why she thought she was getting chemo. Kaitlyn answered “to get better” Doctor said “no, just to give you more time” Kaitlyn then said she was going to look into going to another country for a cure, like Mexico or the Mayo Clinic. The doctor told her that the answers would all be the same.
    The lesions on her liver have grown, her lungs are full of lesions and her O2 sats are only 79 on almost full oxygen. This thing is so ugly and so quick.

    Please continue to pray for Kaitlyn as well as her parents and please add Chandra into the mix as she has been organizing visits and food and now she’s also staying overnight at the hospital with Kaitlyn. Chan is the youth pastor at a church in Saskatoon and is the Leadership and Discipleship coordinator for summer camp staff at Kadesh. She is married and has two teenage foster sons as well as her full time job so her plate is very full right now.

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  4. Kare, so many of those things in Mexico and other places are outright scams. My sister-in-law was enrolled in one that told her that America chased them over the border because American doctors were jealous that they had such high success rates with cancer. They told her that she was so diligent at following their plan that she “would” survive it. (She went in with stage-four cancer.) They had her doing videos on their site (which they conveniently recorded very early in her “treatment” while she was still enthusiastic and she thought it was working), and she was generous in making quilts for them and putting together a big Thanksgiving meal and so forth. I remember when she realized that she was one of only two who started the program together who were still alive and that the other one would die soon, and I think she began to realize that this team of charlatans was just sitting in Mexico raking in vast amounts of money from desperate, gullible Americans. My sister-in-law’s testimonial of their wonderful program was still on their site a couple of months after she died; I checked.

    At the end, when it was clear the program hadn’t helped, her husband and she had some hard conversations about a very practical consideration: how to get both her and her car back home since she could no longer safely fly in an airplane and he had to drive some medical equipment her way to go get her, but she already had a car there. That was minor in one way, but maddening that a family should have to figure out how to transport a woman within months of death from a “guaranteed cure” in another country back home, hours and hours of driving, while keeping her pain at a minimum.

    If I recall correctly, she finally elected to drive back across the country herself, against the wishes of her whole family. She was a fighter, but I don’t know that I would have recommended that long drive as a safe course of action for someone in her condition. It wasn’t long after that that she was in a wheelchair, on oxygen, and receiving multiple other treatments to keep her as comfortable as possible. But she left as she went, a woman with a cancer she had no human way to survive. Only she returned poorer, since she had undergone expensive treatment that insurance wouldn’t pay for. I never met those “doctors” who treated her, but they made me quite angry. They gave her a false hope, and with it took much of her money and took her away from her family for a few of her last months on earth.

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  5. Cheryl, yes, we all know that, but Kaitlyn is looking for any thread to hang onto. It won’t amount to anything as she has absolutely no money.

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  6. Kare, if it is only something she can dream of and talk about, then I guess there is no harm letting her imagine it. Yet . . . even better . . . she will soon be with Jesus! I think too often we avoid such conversation, even with the dying, lest it turn someone’s heart away from us when they could still be “fighting.” And for most of us, we must wait and we are supposed to be engaged here. But her next move is to glory. It may be through more pain and suffering, and it cuts short hopes and dreams here, but she gets to take the early exit ramp before all the delays ahead. Mexico is a false hope; heaven is a real one.

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  7. Of course, I’m making an assumption there, that she is a believer. But if she isn’t, all the more reason to engage her thoughts not in false hopes but in eternity!

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