Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday Update

Here is a picture of Kit as "chemo man" fighting the leukemia :-)

My dad is 2/3 done with the chemotherapy treatment (tonight will be his last dose) and, so far, the only side effects are night sweats.

My dad keeps reiterating that we need to pray that the LORD continue to guard him and that as the chemo kills off all of cells (good cells included) he will be protected against infections.

Also, we pray that the bone marrow test (scheduled for may 12) will show that the cancer cells have been killed off by the chemo. We pray that this 2nd round will work!

My dad wants you to know that he continues to fight the good fight...and he will continue to do so.

I leave you with a scripture that my friend Lisa gave me:

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" Hebrews 4:16

Love, Maisha and the Lauers


Anonymous said...

KIT, you are a champion keep fighting. we love you and are praying for you here in cali.JEFF

Anonymous said...

You go Chemo Man!!!

Fightin with you

thanks for the pics you all

nancy b

Anonymous said... are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sending our love from Maui and are there with you in our hearts. "Be strong, be bold for the Lord God is with you"! We are so blessed we met you, Shelly and your family when you had the bible study at your house. Thank you for your friendship and being who you are.

Love and friendship always,

Tom, Alisa and Noa Castleton

Bill and Lu Kepler said...

From Bubble-man to Chemo-man, you just can't look mean. . . It ain't in ya'! You're gonna smother that cancer with love, Chemo-man.
Bill and Lu Kepler

michael, ciara & mikaela said...

That's our Uncle Kit!

~ciara, michael and mikaela.

Paula said...

Keep on chippin' away at it Kit - you can do this! My heart is with you, Love Paula

smithohana said...

We are praying for you still. Especially tonight. Also, praying for the rest of the family. Love you,
Clint and Taylor

Nicole and Naseem Aboudaher said...

Looking great Kit! Great job fighting those bad cells. Still praying for you. Love you all so much! Nicole

Lisa said...

I LOVE the picture! I'm glad you are up and about--building up more and more strength to fight the side effects of the intense chemo.

That verse got me through lots of tough times duirng my struggle with depression. It is just as relevant now.

May God be with you tonight so you can rest before the chemo side effects kick in.

Always praying,

Lisa E

Mele said...

Alright Chemo Man,

You put a smile on my face. Fight the good fight as we are fighting with you.
Now that you mentioned night sweats I will tell you that I have been going through the change of life and having hot flashes/night sweats so every time I experience one I have been praying for you. Praise God they are good for something.

Love you,


gary_workman said...

You're awesome Kit!
Our love to you.
Gary & Karen Workman

lorensaved77 said...

Way to go Kit! Not only do you continue to shine for the lord, you battle with gusto! Loved the picture, you brought a smile to my face!
So the saints are calling on the Commander-in-Chief to battle against this war(Cancer)We will continue from the home front to Plead with our Cheif as you continue on the front line...Keep the faith,powered by HIM,For the Glory all goes to the Lord!
We Love You...Hang in there Shelly and Maisha...
Love,The Loren Family
John, Nancy, Jonathon & Michelle

Liza's Eyeview said...

Chemo-man - you go kill those bad cells!


Ron & Barbara said...

Praise God!

Anonymous said...

We're praying... It's a great photo - ;) Thanks so much for keeping us all close to you.
Love you
Lee & Renee

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you knew this but one Friday night a broken girl sat in the back row of Hope Chapel. She sat in the church and was convinced that there was nothing that could be said here that would be different. She thought she'd heard it all. She was wrong. That night in the back row that broken girl gave her life to the Lord. God's words came from your lips to her heart and that life will never be the same. That girl was me. I want you to know that your obedience and continued faithfulness to the Lord has touched my life and so many others. It is such a blessing to be an observer of your life. I get to watch God's patience, perseverance, joy, humility, kindness, and heart personified in you. Your example as a husband, father, friend, and teacher is something incredible and worthy of pride. As the situation is everything but easy it amazes me where you can find God's beauty. As each doctor and nurse come into contact with you they get to see Jesus and what a purpose that is. Through this difficult trial God's strength will carry you and that is my prayer for you and your family each day. Keep fighting and thank you for your example. Hope to see you soon.

With love and inexpressible gratitude,

Sally Hessemer

Anonymous said...

Kit, that picture is precious. Lynn, Ryan and I are all visiting on Maui. We really miss not seeing you here (on our walk) and want you to know that we are praying for you as a family. These people here at Hope are so touched by your circumstances, your name is on their lips constantly. I have never seen such an outpouring of love for one family. You are truly blessed. Keep fighting, we are all in your corner.
Paul, Lynn & Ryan Zarubin

Joe and Karen said...

Kit, you look like Rocky getting ready for the big fight in that picture. We are counting on a knock-out punch against the bad cells and strength and victory for you as you fight with all your might. We love you Kit. You are indeed our champion.
Joe and Karen

Valeria said...

Dear Chemo look so young and cute in that picture that I thought you were Mike!!!

I read this scripture today and I thought about you Kit.

"We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you(KIT), because we have heard of your FAITH in Christ Jesus and of the LOVE you have(KIT)
for all the saints(US)".

We love you and we're praying for you!
Valeria Strand

Frank Johnson said...


We love you, we love you, we love you, and we are praying non-stop.


Frank, Tammy, and the Johnson Boys.

Kristin Nave said...

That has got to be one of my favorite pictures of you Kit...always a fighter, in life, love, and for the gospel. We are praying for you here in So Cal alongside some people who don't know you but are already touched by you just in hearing your story.
Love ya,
Brant and Kristin Nave (Kit's old intern)

Charlie and Doreen Barnhart said...

What a pleasure to see you in your fight. There are no words to describe how much you have touched my life and my faith in Jesus Christ. You and your entire family are a shining example of what it means to do God's work. Each of you inspire me to do better every single day. God Bless. Charlie and I will keep praying.
Doreen and Charlie

Anonymous said...

You Rock Chemo Man... it's the last round to Victory Kit!! Go fight the good fight "Victorious Man". Prayer Warriors continue on in the battle with you.
Love you, Freckles

solange said...

You look great!! Rocky has nothing on you :-)
praying for you and with you


The Bonsell Bunch said...

You've always been a strong wrestler and you've always been a fighter for LIFE. But I never knew you'd be THE "Chemo-man". You go and kill those cancer cells! Fight the good fight!! We know you'll win!!! You'll be in our CONSTANT thoughts and prayers.

We Love You,
The Bonsell Bunch

PS: You'll be Kainoa's new superhero :-)

Kymberly said...

You look GREAT Kit!!! You are a CHAMPION and we lift you up to God. Get better soon, as we miss hearing your beautiful sermons and seeing your smile! Hang in there, you can do it!!!!! Love, Kymmy and Hayden (your favorite Apologetic Girls!)