Thursday, March 15, 2007

Please pray!

We got an email from our pastor today. His daughter has been battling cancer for the last 6 months or so. She's maybe five or ten years older than me with a husband and three kids. The youngest little girl is only two. Dawn Marie has had chemotherapy, radiation, and has been in the hospital multiple times. The doctors have repeatedly given her little chance of living. The fact that she is alive today is nothing short of a miracle. Both the chemotherapy and the radiation failed. The chemotherapy was the wrong kind, and while they were doing radiation on one cancer, another larger one grew elsewhere. Their last ditch effort was to try a new drug. The doctors did a scan yesterday to see how the cancer was reacting to this new drug, and it has had no effect. The doctor pretty much said there was nothing else he could do, and to go home and pray for a miracle. I just thought I'd ask you guys to pray. Other than God's miraculous and merciful intervention, there is no hope. I don't know Dawn Marie at all - or most of her family. I just feel such a burden for them. She has such little kids who need their mommy. Watching her family deal with crisis upon crisis has been such a lesson in trusting God even in extemely difficult times. Anyway - I just know several prayer warriors who will read this. Please pray for Dawn Marie and her family. This is what her dad (our pastor) wrote: "We are committed to filling that ‘prescription’[asking for a miracle from God], knowing that we are safely protected in the shadow of His wing, that we have a refuge in His strong name, and that His arm is not too short or His hand too weak so as to heal. We have known from the first that only God could spare her life to fulfill her calling as a wife and mother. We simply have medical affirmation today that we are completely dependent upon His mercy and His grace. Please ask boldly for a miracle of physically healing for His own name’s fame and for Dawn-Marie’s joy in dreams fulfilled . And ask for Divine peace, the unexplainable kind that defies circumstances, in the process of waiting on Him."

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