11 November 2013


We would first like to pass on our thanks and also from Wendy our gratitude for the prayers of so many of you for little Offy and her mom Wendy.
It is a tough deal, but our God is bigger than any of it, so we trust in Him for His will to be done.
We don't understand so much, but know in all things that He is faithful and will not allow more than anyone can handle.We spent the entire day with Wendy and Offy yesterday and it was needed for them to relax a little.
It was a long week for them with tests and treatments everyday, which always involves a lot of waiting as much as anything else.
The chemo has been hard on Offy and they will be cutting it back I believe to try and maintain more than anything.
Offy has been having a lot of pain in her eyes, and it appears that is a progression of the cancer.
She is going today for exams for her eyes to see if they can help some with that, but it is a progression of this type of cancer in her brain, and will most likely lead to her losing her sight.

Offy & me watching a movie after church!

The problems she had with her heart seem to be better, her pressure has stabilized and the doctors are pleased with that.
However, the 'mancha' on her brain as Wendy calls it, actually it is the tumor, is growing and there will not be a lot more the doctors can do, so we pray for a miracle if God so chooses.
Please continue praying for them. It is very hard to watch, Wendy has watched so many other children over the past few years, and been with their moms, comforting them etc. But, now that it is her turn, she almost seems to be in a bit of denial and talks like it is just continuing treatment.
Please pray for us also as we try to minister to Wendy through this.
They may get a 10 day break from treatments after this week.
We have been trying to help with some of the costs, most of the treatments in the public hospital are covered, but some medicines and many of the tests they need at other clinics and labs are not covered.
I imagine as the cancer progresses there may be some more costs involved, but we don't know at this point.
If there is anyone that feels led to possibly help later on if needed, just let me know and I will keep you informed if it is needed.

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! 
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, 
with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
                                                                                                   Philippians 4:4-7

We are so thankful for the privilege to love Wendy & Offy, and we are extremely thankful for all of you reading this and standing alongside us in prayer for them. 
May God bless you in return for the way you bless us here.

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