Dear Team Members,
Our love to you as we approach the Celebration of our Savior’s Death, Burial, and Resurrection.
Soooo much has happened this past month which is why we are late getting this Update out. Some of you may have seen on Face Book of all that has gone on!!!!! We had been feeling pretty good so we left here on March 26th and stopped part way to visit friends so as not to have to drive all the way in one go to our daughter’s apartment in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
On the 28th, Charlie was vomiting, and at 9:30PM I fainted and hit my head. Both of us were taken by ambulance to a hospital. Scans were done and I did not have any brain bleed which was good but had stitches. Being on Eliquis for Atrial Fibrillation meant I was a bleeder. I had quite the black eye, but that is better, and stitches are now out. Charlie’s stomach has settled down. We are both still quite tired but improving. We enjoyed our time with Esther and her family, though the time with them was cut short. Yesterday at 1PM, I had a nuclear heart test done. It was a bit rough with side effects, but they have now gone. I had a four-week heart monitor on, which had shown AFIB. On the 29th I see my cardiologist to look at the whole picture. I have been feeling pretty washed out. We sure appreciate your continued PRAYERS!
My friend Teresa Holmgren, who has stage four cancer, has been accepted into a trial program over in Sarasota, Florida. Please be PRAYING that this medical cancer treatment program, which starts tomorrow, will be a help to her! We know she appreciates your PRAYERS!
Our retirees, who have been reaching out to young folk at a detention center, have been encouraged in recent weeks with the increase of interest in Bible Study. Please PRAY for these kids as the seed is planted.
We have asked PRAYER for our friends Mark and Joyce Cain, with Mark having cancer that is extremely difficult to cure. God has done wonderful things in Mark’s body, astonishing his oncologist. God has removed 85% of the cancer in just three chemo treatments. He has two more treatments in April to complete his six chemo treatments. Outside of the first chemo time, he has not had complications. PRAY the cancer will go into remission and STAY in remission. In the light of God’s healing, the Cains are planning to go back to Colombia August 15th, where they have worked since 1973, and stay up to six weeks finishing off the translation project so that is can then be formatted and printed. Sometime from February 2020 on, they hope to have the Bible ready for printing. Know they would appreciate your continued PRAYERS!
We thank the Lord for your LOVE and PRAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May He Encourage you day by day!
ALL BECAUSE OF CALVARY,
Charlie & Cherrie
Cherrie’s Musing April 2019:
Easter is a time I reflect on all our Savior, Jesus Christ, has done for me, for all of us! A few years ago, I took the attached photo which reminded me of the tangled- up life I had. A life that changed when I saw that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, had taken the punishment for my sin on Himself and I put my faith in Him as my Savior. He took the tangled-up mess of my life, straightened that life. He forgave me and gave me a reason to live. He gave me His Word, to guide me through life. His Word is filled and overflowing with promises, some of which are to “never leave me or forsake me – Hebrews 13:5” , “to meet my needs – Philippians 4:19” , “that now I was born into His family – John 3:3 & Ephesians 3:15”. “Now I have hope of eternal life with Him. – 1 John 5:13.”
May these truths be your encouragement also as we reflect on the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Savior.