Friday, April 18, 2008

Day 24




Dear All,


Kit didn't have a fever today, praise God! He was up this morning walking in the hallway, feeling better. The doctor says they will perform a CT scan at the beginning of the week and if it shows his lungs are clear, he will be able to start Round 2 of chemo around mid-week. He really appreciates all the encouragement he is receiving from you and he feels the strength of your prayers. Please pray that his temperature remains normal, that the extra fluid he has in his legs and arms will go down, and the scan will show clear lungs so he can go forward with his chemotherapy.
Psalm 103 1:5
Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me. Bless His Holy name. Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all His benefits. Who forgives all our inequities; who heals all our diseases. Who redeems our life from destruction; who crowns us with loving kindness and tender mercies. Who satisfies our mouth with good things; so that our youth is renewed like the eagles."

Love,
Aunt Dawn

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

praise God the fever is gone! We will keep lifting you up in prayer that the infections will not return.

Much Love,
Taylor & Clint Smith

Anonymous said...

I love you daddy!!! :) I have never seen you so strong...you really are my hero. I will be back there on Oahu as soon as I can.
Maisha (thank you Buddy and Dawn...I love you guys too!)

Anonymous said...

Dear Kit, the Lord gave me Psalm 41:1-3 last week & I've been praying this ever since!

"How blessed is he who considers the helpless; the Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him, and keep him alive, and he shall be called blessed upon the earth; and do not give him over to the desire of his enemies. The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; in his illness, Thou dost restore him to health."

We love you Kit, we're praying hard, Ivy (and Steve!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kit and Buddy
Just saw you guys picture on the blog. Way to go Kit, just know that He is in control and we are asking for the Lord to speak the Healing Word over you.
Blessings
Lulu

Anonymous said...

We are rejoicing with you! You look great!!! We have been standing on Psalm 41:1-3 along with Steve and Ivy. Kit you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good fight of faith. Love to you Shelley....
Aloha
Kelly and Jan

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! You made my day by putting a picture of you and Buddy up!! We're keeping those prayers going up,up,up!!! Kit,you are definitely a "10" when it comes to inspiring all of us!! Joyce

Anonymous said...

Saw your picture bro made my soar!
Love you, Lee

Hey Kit,
We come to see your blog like a hundreds times every day! You are a constant thought on our minds and prayer on our lips. You look great! So does Buddy! Much love to you all,
Renee

Dr. James Merrett said...

KIT:
YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION FOR ALL OF US. YOU BEEN IN MY PRAYERS AND MY THOUGHTS. I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE LORD NEXT TO YOUR BED AND HE IS YOUR FATHER. THANK YOU FOR MAKING ALL OF US A BETTER . LOVE AND PRAYERS, LUCIANA

Kathy Englert said...

Hi Kit, It is so good to see you standing there with your bro. You look great. Thanks for posting the photo. It makes us feel so much closer to you.

Shelly we are praying that your strentgh will be renewed daily.

Craig says he wishes you could have seen all the people filing past his classroom to pray for Kit on Tuesday night. They kept coming into his class trying to find out where to go to pray for Kit.

They used his room to seek God together for Kits healing and Gods power to sustain you and the family.

Do you remember this song?

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, thy mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness.

Shelly when you get up each morning, please know that you have a whole new batch of mercies that are waiting for you. We love you.

Anonymous said...

Kit and all
Danny and I are keeping up with what is going on and are ready to do or help in anyway we can here in Honolulu. We are fighting in prayer with you and for you and are honored to be among those that call you friend.
The battle is fierce, but our God is strong!
Much grace to all of you
we love you
Linda Lehmann

Anonymous said...

Kit just a short note to let you know the Benny Makoto and myself Debbie have been keeping you in our thoughts and prayer's. I can see the Lord sustaining you and pray that He continues to give you everything you and your family need at tis time. When we are weak He is strong. In you our Dear friend this shows thur and thur. God bless you and yours.

Alway's Debbie and Benny Uyetake

Anonymous said...

it's butch cassidy and the sundance kit- that seriously was a typo, i think i've been typing kit so much it just rolled off the fingers... :) that's a good thing!!
so thankful for you kit and that your fever is better. Praising God with you :)
love to you and buddy and dawn from us nichols,
carrie
sweet sleep Lord please for all the lauer crew on maui and oahu. thank You.

Robert said...

Hi Kit,
My wife Julie and I have been attending your apologetics class when you were diagnosed. You know, you didn't finish your class. You need to come back and finish your class. There are a bunch of us that were getting so, so much out of your class. Your class was so meaningful for me. You were able to take some real difficult issues and make them understandable. My faith is so strengthened from your class. You see, you've got to come back and continue your ministry. I hope God feels the same. You still have so much work to do here! That class, Hope Chapel, you... are so dynamic. You've touched so many lives. Actually, you've impacted so many lives. Mine included.
Julie and I pray for you many times every day. We simply pray for healing. Kit, we really want you back at the church, where you belong. Thanks for what you've done for me, my faith, and my walk with Christ. I know I speak for many.

In Christ,
Rob & Julie Harcus

Toni Spence said...

The picture is great. Love seeing you two. Just one question. Which one has been taking the chemo?

Shelly, your "Daddy" is a good looking guy.

Praying for God's sustaining and healing power. We love you.

Toni Spence

Lisa said...

I am SO HAPPY to see you up and about!!!! To be able to stand and walk around a bit is such a blessing!

I talked to my best friend last night (an osteopathic physician) and she said she will add you to her prayer group---so now you have prayers coming from Pueblo, CO.

Always praying, anxiously awaiting a clear CT scan so chemo can begin again,

--Lisa E.

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!TRUST IN HIM FOREVER!!! GOD BLESS JAMES

Anonymous said...

Great to see a picture of you. You've always been such an encouragement to me and I pray that God continuously gives you the strength and encouragement you need to keep the good fight.

You're always in our thoughts and prayers.

With much love to all the Lauer family,

Cliff & Jeri

Anonymous said...

Hi Kit & Buddy
You two guys look like your ready to rob a bank.
Your pal,
Ger

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

What a great picture! Not only brothers but best of friends.

I spoke to Dustin today and he asked me for your email address...I hope your checking email too, cuz he wrote to his "other family".

Nothing new we can say...we are praying, for all your families needs...and for the Lord to sustain you all.

We want you to again feel this huge cyber HUG!!!!

With Lots of Love,

Kim

David said...

Praise God! Love you Kit!

Dave and Sally

Mele said...

Dear Kit,

Thinking of you and praying for a good nights rest.

We miss you and Shelly.

Love,

Mele

bob said...

You three look unstoppable. In case anyone is wondering who the third one is it is JESUS standing with one arm around Kit & the other around Buddy. I love you guys!!!

Evangilist Anthony Smeltzer said...

Jeremiah 29:11...You dont know me... The Lord lead me to you to let you know...He loves you and you will come out of this in my Son's name...You have many years let in you my Work...In the name of Jesus you are whole nothing missing nothing lacking. All has been restored to you..No that I am the ord your God and have made all thing as new...Believe in my profit and you will prosper...Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart and you will have a good report this week..Let nothing stand in your way from this healing...YOU ARE HEALED THIS DAY...

Robyn Iaea said...

Hi Kit,
Praying for you and hoping you feel encouraged and loved...
Malachi 4:2
2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.

For some reason, I thought the last part of this scripture would make you smile:0)
Love,
Robyn & Halii
(the Iaea ohana)

Anonymous said...

Kit,
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers daily! "The prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well"! James 5:15...and we all have faith! Can't wait til you get back so we can take your apologetics class this fall! :) Our love and our prayers go out to you and the family! Love, Lori (and Wes) Ignacio

Anonymous said...

Kit thank-you again for praying for me and my family when you are the one who I wanted to pray for... you amaze me from my first friday night service to baptizing me @ Kam 3.. I need yu to come back to friday nights.hurry up and come home soon love ya karen joy

Anonymous said...

we love you kit you look great!!! love kj