Dear Friends and Family,
I am thankful to report that Mark is doing well and feeling good! He went in Thursday to get his pump off and as predicted came home feeling nauseated. He did not feel well most of Thursday or Friday but by Saturday was feeling much better and by Sunday was feeling back to normal!
I really encouraged him to eat whatever he felt like and not worry about the nutrition at this point. I feel like he needs to keep up his weight and his strength and so whatever type food is appealing to him he should eat. I came home from the Beth Moore conference on Saturday and when he told me where he wanted to go eat dinner I about fell off the couch...Steve B's pizza buffet! He never wants to go eat greasy pizza but he sure did Saturday night and he got his fill of it - we had a good time laughing and just enjoying the fact that he had such a good appetite!
We won't have anything else to report until next Tuesday, May 4th when he goes in for round 2 of chemo.
Please continue to pray for healing and strength for Mark. We are praying that after the 4th round of chemo he will go in for a scan prior to surgery and they will be dumbfounded because the cancer is gone! We know our God can heal him and we pray that He will! We have faith that God is not finished with Mark and we are just waiting on His timing to see when He chooses for the healing to take place. In the meantime we will continue to wait and see what He has for us.
We love you all and thank you for lifting us up!
Mark and Lee
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My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
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The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
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Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
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the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
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The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
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he protects all his bones,not one of them will be broken.
Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
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