Monday, July 26, 2010

Recovering from Surgery - Preparing for Chemo

Dear Friends and Family,

It will be 3 weeks tomorrow since Mark's surgery and if you saw him you would never even know he had surgery! We praise the Lord for the strength that He has given Mark! We knew it could have been a very hard recovery with this being his 3rd major surgery in 15 months (4 minor ones) but God has been good and has made this as easy as possible.

We were able to go to WV for a class reunion of a class that Mark taught years ago and it was wonderful to be able to visit with so many old friends! We had a wonderful time with my parents and was just a great time to relax!

Mark got his staples out this past Wednesday and then drove down to Callaway Gardens to speak at an FCA golf camp. Again we praise the Lord for the strength and ability He has given Mark to be able to do this - there were 3 decisions made that night and we thank God for the opportunity to proclaim the power of God and His mighty works!

Now that the surgery is past we have 8 more rounds of chemo to get through. They have scheduled his first round to take place August 3. He will then go every other Tuesday for his chemo treatment, come home with his pump and go back on Thursdays to have it taken off.

We covet your prayers through this time of chemo - it will take its toll on Mark's body and will be a difficult time going through this but we know that God will guide our steps and will be there for us as He has been every minute of every day!

We praise Him for His healing in Mark's body and praise His name for all He has done! We firmly believe that He has honored the prayers of His people on behalf of Mark and that we are able to stand because the body of Christ has rallied around and lifted us up in prayer!

We love you and thank the Lord for you!

Mark and Lee

Matthew 7:7-8
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Psalm 25:1
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

Psalm 37:7
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.

Psalm 5:3
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct my prayer to You, and I will look up.

John 14:13-14
I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it

Phillipians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

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