We are the Champions

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Here we go again

Today Chris began his treatments again. He had a 4 week break which helped him get strong again. It is always a sad day, he begins the day feeling good and ends it feeling lousy. But the good news is that John had an met with his doctor (who is Chris's doctor also) and all the scans John had a couple of weeks ago look good. We were concerned about something they had seen on the thyroid, which did not show up this time. Everything else looked great. We praise God, He is truly blessing us with evidence of His hand of grace on our family.

Chris will start a new treatment regime, not sure what that will look like yet. We have an meeting with his doctor tomorrow.

Other good news, Chris has been accepted into USC, UCIrvine and UCLA, still waiting on Stanford and CalPoly. We keep asking him how he will chose which one to attend. USC and UCIrvine have offered him merit scholarships which was totally unexpected.

Mihaela had her last day of work last night. She was glad as it was taking a lot of her time, but I know she will miss some of the people she worked with, especially a certain young man.

Blessing Dawn

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Minus One Car

Well what can we say, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Poor Mihaela was driving to get her brother a birthday card, and another driver ran a red light and hit her car. We are just so grateful for the Lord's protection over her, other than being sore she was unharmed. The car unfortunately did not fair as well, it is probably totaled as it is not worth what I am sure it would cost to repair it.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Dan's New Addition

Dan has a new addition to his life. He got a new dog from the "Cruelty Prevention Center ". Sure hope he is housebroke! He reminds me of the dog on MASK.

God's All Surpassing Power

Where to begin? It is hard to even put into words how God has performed the miraculous. Yesterday we went down to the doctors in LA to see what was going on with the scan that showed lesions in Chris's lungs. After visiting with the doctor he sent us to get another scan, when we returned he invited us into his office to see the scan on his computer. THE SCAN SHOWED NO LESIONS!!! It was the most amazing moment. We were just floored, I was literally, at the news. He went through the scan with us on the computer, which is really cool if you have never seen one, and the lungs were clear of anything abnormal.

We are of course praising God, telling anyone and everyone of how awesome our God is and that He has done the miraculous. We have no doubt that those lesions did exist and that God with his divine healing touch caused them to disappear. How cool is that.

We do not know if Chris will start his chemotherapy again on Tuesday, Monday is a holiday or not. But we are fully confident in God's awesome love for us, your prayers have been what has moved the hand of God.

Praising and Praising again. Love Dawn, John, Chris, Mihaela, and Dan

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. 12So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 2 Corinthians 4:7-12

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Never Underestimate My Jesus

I wanted to give you an update on Chris, I know that you are praying for him and our family. It has been a very interesting time for us the last couple of weeks. We got the report back about the cancer that was removed from Chris's leg. It was not as positive as we had hoped, the necrosis (death of the cancer cells) was 60%. We had hoped for 90% or better. Also a spot lower on the femur bone was confirmed to be a metastasis of the cancer, but the bone marrow was removed to put in the titanium bone.

Last week we received further news that was disturbing. It seems that a CT scan taken in December had showed nodules on Chris's lungs. For some reason this had not been shared until last week. It could mean that the cancer had also spread to Chris's lungs along with an abnormal liver scan. We do not know yet what these various things mean. But I do know that God is in control and we are claiming that God will perform miraculous healing on Chris that can only be attributed to Him and for His Glory. We are asking for prayer for the following:

1. That through all of this our faith would remain strong and strengthened. That we would not waiver on believing God for His divine hand on Chris and our family.
2. That God perform the miraculous in Chris's body, that the doctors would see God's miraculous work and Chris would be a living testimony to our Awesome God. That this time of testing would prepare Chris for a long life of harvest for the Lord.
3. Chris would grow in faith and character as He perseveres through the unknown and trusts God.
4. That the upcoming scans would show Chris's body already healed. They would compare the Dec scan and see that Chris's body is restored.

We want to thank everyone who has stood with us through this. It has been very difficult at times, but God has always given us His hope and we are standing firm in His promises.

Blessings, Standing in Faith for the Miraculous.


"And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us." Romans 5:2-5