Monday, April 21, 2008

Hello all...this is Maisha again writing for my dad. he calls me his scribe :)

My dad wants you all to know that he is making progress on the infection and THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS!!!! He (we all) feel(s) them.

Please keep praying for the white blood cells (neutrophils to be specific) to increase so he can keep up the good fight. There has been been 36 hours of no fever so that is a very good thing.

He should be starting the 2nd chemotherapy soon.

What Cancer Cannot Do (it's on a bracelet given to my dad by my aunt):

1. Steal eternal life
2. Conquer the spirit
3. cripple love
4. kill friendship
5. suppress memories
6. corrode faith
7. shatter hope
8. destroy peace
9. silence courage
10. invade the soul

My dad says that he truly loves his family, friends and church body. He focuses on wonderful memories and joyous occasions...times when our hearts came close...and especially close to Him. My dad said that he's actually thankful for the battle he is going through with leukemia because in that battle, he has become closer to the Lord than he has even been and closer to his loved ones than he has ever been. An experience like this totally and completely changes you.

Ephesians 2:10
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

and that's exactly what my dad wants to do.

much love!



Ron & Barbara said...

Thanks Maisha,

We're praying for you and all of the caregivers. May God give you comfort, peace and many special blessings.

It's fun to see you on the laptop...

Nicole Aboudaher (Barrera) said...

OK I'm on the new blog. Good idea to consolidate. I am so happy Kit you are having good days. It always makes me smile when we get good news. I love you guys so much! I wish I could be there to cook and clean for you ( Maisha, Shelly and fam ). I would love to! I will continue to pray for you every day Kit! You are so amazing! I Love You! Nicole Aboudaher (Barrera)

Phil said...

We are praying for you and your caregivers. May God bless the caregivers with strength for the journey they are traveling with Kit. Kit may God continue to improve your health.


Heather said...

You have such an amazing heart. Thank you for ALL that you are doing for your dad. It is hard, I know. But you are doing great! I am praying for your strength just as I am praying for your dad's strength.
Miss you girl!
Heather Overholt

Dio said...

I always start my day looking at the blog to find out the good news (like yesterday) and what to pray for through the day. Today you made me cry again (as many times before). It's funny how we can be so close to someone when they're are so far. I've never felt so close to you guys like I'm now. Maybe is because you're on my thoughts (and my dreams) 24/7. I'm constantly praying for all of you. And you always give us beautiful words of encouragement and hope. And that's why WE ALL NEED YOU so much. Pleeeeease GET WELL SOON!
We love you and miss you!
Dionei, Ubi, Hafa, Leo and Ana Banana.

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of some of your Hope Chapel family and have never met you. I have been so touched by the powerful reactions your illness has had on your friends, so I am glad that someone sent me this link that I could learn more about you and your family. I am thanking God for the bracelet that was given you. Praise God that in your greatest time of struggle you are falling back in the arms of our Father who PROMISES to never leave us, nor forsake us. I will be praying for a continued deepening of your intimacy with our Lord Jesus and for that of your family as well. I also wanted to let you know that I am praying for all those people that are being so deeply touched in your church that they would see the Lord's hand and His big big love that He demonstrated on the cross for us. That this would draw them closer to Him and they would go out praising!
Your Maui friend in Christ.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord Jesus! Praise to Your Holy Name! We trust You, we believe You and know that You will forgive us any unbelief that we can have in anxious moments. May Your presence be tangible to Kit and each one of his family. May your love continue to blossom around them more & more each day.
We love You Lord and we love you Kit and your beautiful family.

Charlie and Doreen Barnhart said...

Kit and Family,
We are so very pleased to hear the news of your increased white cell count and we will continue to pray for the 1000 so that you are strong enough for the next round of chemo. Our love and prayers go out to your family as well. I truly know what they are going through. It is so great to see how God's love is are so very deserving.
Doreen and Charlie Barnhart

Mele said...

Amen Kit!

You keep on walking. We are walking with you and thank you Maisha for your strength.

Keep on scribing! We love you guys.

In constant prayer, your warrior,


Gary said...

Hi Kit, It's amazing the things the Lord puts you through to cause you to draw closer to Him and your family. I know there's so much more going on than a better Friday night teaching to look forward to but I have to admit I can't wait to hear you put into words some of your experiences. I know it's from those experiences that you cause all of us to draw closer to Jesus and that's why we love you so much.... besides just being Kit.
Never ceasing to lift you up and believe.
Love Gary & Karen

Lyle & Gaylene go to Maui said...

Pastor Kit, we are only winter members of this wonderful body of believers and it blessed me so much and each time you have shared has touched my heart and I pray that God will heal you back into the ministry
In prayer for you.
Lyle and Gaylene Knutson,
Saskatchewan Canada.