Wednesday, April 9, 2008

update for pastor's wife

The past 2 weeks have felt more like 2 months. It just seems like we get one punch after another. Mrs. Joanna came through her surgery well. She is recovering very well. She really is just like Mrs. Joanna always is. We still have a lot of hurdles to clear though. The sort of lesion the doctors suspected it was, it isn't. From the MRI and other tests, the doctors had thought that it was only on top of her brain. Unfortunately, part of it did go down and was not able to be removed. The doctor also believes that it is cancer. The biopsy results won't be in for a few more days. From there, they will know if the next step is chemo. Please continue to pray for this family and for our church.

One thing that truly was a blessing to my heart though this was to see our church family pull together. We are really a pretty close knit bunch, but still this has brought us closer. Almost all of our church family was there. I could probably count on 1 hand the families who didn't come that day. There were people from other area churches there. If I had to guess, I'd say that there were close to 100 people between the waiting rooms for Mrs. Joanna.

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
25That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. --1 Corinthians 12:13-14,25-26

Please continue to pray for the Barrow family, especially our pastor, Robert Barrow and their three boys. We, as a church, were praying for complete healing through this surgery. Praises to God that He knows better than we do. We ask the Lord for strength and encouragement as we travel through this valley together.

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