Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Again, we did not get the results that we wanted...the chemo did not work.  The doctors are not recommending another chemo treatment.  God's ways are not our ways but my dad's prayer now is that he get well enough to come home.  He will most likely get transfusions from Maui Memorial to keep him going as long as we can.
I'm sorry to have to give this news to everyone...I know everyone truly wanted his healing.
We thank you again for the love and support.
much love!
the Lauers


Anonymous said...

Do not be defeated. The Lord's ways are not our ways and he does not need chemo to heal you. Believe that he can still complete the healing in you. The fight is not over.

lorensaved77 said...

Dear Lauer Family
You All are so amazing and Strong,We still Trust and See the Lord's ways are better than are ways...We Love you guys and will continue to Pray God's will be done,You all have shown such stregnth and courage and mostly of how to walk the talk.
We are eager to see you all back on Maui.
Love The Loren Family
John, Nancy,Jonathon, and Michelle.

Mele said...

I'm not going to stop believing for a miricle!

We are here for you,

Mele & Lynn

Janis said...

Dear Kit, Shelly, Maisha, Mikey and Shae and all the Lauers,
It is not the news we wanted but we join you in claiming God's love and placing all our trust in Him. It will be good to have you home again, we have missed you all so much.
Jerry and Janis

Anonymous said...

Psalms 112:7 hit the mark
> They do not fear bad news;
> they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.

Anonymous said...

precious lauer family
we love you so much. i don't get it but i know God is good.
He loves you so much more than you love mikey ...He would have answered yes if there was any way. He loves you so dearly kit, shelly maisha mikey.
we are trusting Him all the more with you.
tears on petes and my cheeks but hope in our hearts because we serve an Awesome Good God with you.
pete carrie naphtali carlee manasseh

Rock Liuzzi said...

Kit and Family, What you have been going through has built up the Body of Christ. Your blogs have been an inspiration to all of us. Please keep them coming as you can. I hope someday they can be published. We are still praying for all of you and trusting that God will still intercede. Kit, since the first day I met you, you have been amazing in your love for the body. We love you and your family!!!!!!. Rocky and Doreen Liuzzi and family

Lisa said...

Kit, you are still strong and will be able to fight the infections so you can go home to Maui.

the rest of you are so strong as well...Maisha, Mikey, your have all shown us how to handle situations like this with beauty and grace.

I'm shedding tears not for the fact that the cancer is still there but because you are ALL blessed by God to head home to Maui and continue to make memories.

I love you all and hope the blog will continue--maybe not every day, but often enough for us all to continue to grow under the watchful eyes of God.

Lisa E

Charlie and Doreen Barnhart said...

Kit and Family,
I simply cannot find the words. What I do know is that you are truly touched by the Holy Spirit and you have made such a profound difference in my life. That will go on forever. I will never give up praying for you.

GoodMorningChamp said...

With the armor of the Lord and all our love, we continue with complete purpose in prayer for more miracles for Kit and all of you.

We love you and with great inspiration, we await your return home.

They do not fear bad news, they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. Psalms 112:7

Celia, Marina, Rhonda and Scott

Anonymous said...

Kit, Shelly and family,

We love you all so much and God loves you even more. Still praying for a miracle!

Love and prayers,
Thom & Carole

Janis said...

Kit and Family Lauer,
As I told you, the head of Oncology at the very hospital where you are had told Janis and me that I might live six months. They recommended an outpatient surgery and kicked me loose. Needless to say, our God who knows the very number of hairs on your head and His eye is on the sparrow and He watches over you is your portion! A loose depiction of Matt.10:29, 6:26, Luke 12:7 We are so blessed that we belong to our Lord and He has a plan for you an me and our loved ones!!!

Liza's Eyeview said...

I love what Jerry Dahl just wrote on his comment.

Kit, we look forward to your return to Maui and we are trusting the Sovereign God. Our hope is in HIM.

robyn said...

we love you so much, Kit! Praying for a peace that surpasses all understanding. You dedicated my babies and baptized my family. I cannot find words to express my gratitude as you have shown us all the love of Christ our Savior. He holds you in the palm of his hand now.
love always,
Robyn, Halii, Corbin, Olivia& Jake
Iaea ohana

Pam Michael & family said...

You're right ... this was not the news any of us had wanted to hear. BUT GOD ...
Kit, once again, in doing my "Paul" Study today, I thought quite a bit about you. We know the Apostle Paul wrote four letters while he was on "house-arrest" in Rome. Each of these letters was God-inspired, and became Books in the Bible (Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon and Philippians). Even though Paul's incarceration took away his ministry of traveling and preaching, it created a NEW "God-inspired" ministry ... that of “writing”; more specifically, "letter writing”. God used the apostle's inability to travel & preach to "force him to sit and write". Does this sound like anyone else you know? YOU!!!
You're right when you say, "God's ways are not man's way ... they're much higher than our ways". Those letters that the Lord wrote through you, Kit, were not just incidental, or something for you to do in your "spare time" while in the hospital. Kit, those letters that you wrote these past weeks have been "God-inspired"! God has used them, He's using them, and He will continue to use them to teach, counsel, strengthen, encourage, exhort, build up and edify the Body of Christ (as well as those who don't know Him ... yet) forever! What an incredible call of God; what an amazing ministry He's chosen you for.
Kit, we continue to think about you, and pray for you and your family daily. We love you so much ... What an Inspiration you’ve been to us.
Love: Pam (& David & Shaylee Grace) Michael

Dave said...


you probably don't know me but my life and so many others have been changed by your outpouring of love and grace on and off the stage. I have never seen anybody deliver a message with the compassion and sincerity that you display every week. You are a big reason for my salvation and an even part of my daily walk. Please know that I am one many who feel this way. You are truly filled with Holy spirit and we can all see it. I guess what I am trying say is that God has given you extraordinary gift and you've used it glorify him beyond belief. We are praying for a miracle to show everyone God's power to heal.


Jon said...

Dear Kit,

I love you more than you could know. Your Apologetics class got me on a road I will not stray from. I have gotten so much stronger from your teaching. I attribute much of my success with my walk with God to you. Thank you so much for helping me see who God really is. I look forward to seeing you at church.


Jon Wright and family

Ken said...

I'm still praying and believing for a miracle for you, Kit.
In His strength,
Ken Wallen

Jeri said...

I love the scripture that has been quoted. Psalm 112:7 NIV He will not fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast trusting in the Lord. Jer. 32:27 "I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?"

We're still believing for the miracle!

Much love,
Cliff & Jeri

Michael said...

~ciara, michael and mikaela

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmm . . . knocked down but not knocked out. We keep claiming God's best praying for the miracles only HE can do. HIS ways are best and I will do my best not to question and just believe and believe and believe that the best is yet to come. I receive the message that HE has still much to do through you all and I am so blessed by what HE has already done through you. I continue to hold you all up to HIM . . . Tweety

Anonymous said...

Dearest Kit & Family,
We serve a very big GOD, way bigger than we in our infinite minds can even begin to comprehend! Just reading your blog & the comments each day is a testimony to this fact! We continue to pray for God's perfect will & plan for you with all of our hearts!
We love you soooooo much!
Chris & KK

Anonymous said...

Lauer family, there is no given up on believing.
The way I see it, Kit you are in a new level in your recovery.
We love and care for you too much and we will be praying without stopping.
There are too many lives for you to touch with your anointed words and passion.
Get stronger and come home where you belong.

Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers.

The Carpenter Family

Anonymous said...

We are overwhelmed by your incredible strength and faith. I know the results were not what we all wanted but I do believe that God can move mountains. We are going to continue to pray for a miracle.
Love, Garley, Nick, soon-to-be baby boy, and Sophie and Riley (our pups)

Anonymous said...

We Love You and Will Continue To Pray!!! Our God is in control!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kit and entire Lauer Family

I continue to pray for all of you constantly. Kit, your strength and faith bring glory to God and have been an incredible inspiration to me. I know that the Lord will continue to work His purpose in you, 'He is faithful who has called you.'

I love you and miss you and hope to see you when you return to Maui.

Steve Mac

Lita said...

Lauer Ohana,
We are still hoping....still praying....still believing.....

Kit, your journey through all this has changed so many of us. Your blogs are rich with the lessons of life and the word of God. I have learned to love more; fight less; speak softly; and forgive easily. Thank you, again, for sharing your journey.....

Can't wait to see you....



the Keplers said...

Dear, dear Lauers,
Lu and I are devastated that the chemo hasn't worked. We are so sorry. But we love God, and we love you so much, and we will never stop praying.
Our love to your great family.
The Keplers

The Bonsells said...

I read the sad, sad news hours ago. When both of our boys finally went to sleep, I tried too, but couldn't. I've been journaling the last hour. There is so much to say, and yet I don't know what to say. I can't seem to grasp or understand this all, but one thing I am certain: Our God is a good God and loves us oh so much! We continue to pray for your strength and endurance, hoping we will see you back here on Maui soon. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you . . . .

The Bonsells

Anonymous said...

Dear Kit and Shelley, It is not the news that we all expected but I know that this is not the end. you are all fighters and I have no doubt that like Jacob you will fight until you get your blessing or until the end. The loss of this battle is NOT defeat. We have a mighty God. So much more than this disease. I am so in awe over how all of you have handled this and you still show so much love for us through it all. I will be forever humbled by your example. Keep fighting and we will fight with you!

Love and blessings always

Kelli and the Torrez boys

Dio said...

It's 1:15 in the morning and I can't sleep. I keep reading today's blog like it will change before my eyes. I want to write something, but what? What could I say that hasn't been said yet.

I just don't think this is over yet. You know, just last week I went to a party at my friend Silvana's house in celebration of her mom's complete healing of Lynfoma. Months ago the doctors told her that they didn't know if she would make, but so many people prayed for her that she's free of cancer. I truly believe that the same will happen to Kit. He's going to get well and come home and leave here many more years than we can imagine. He'll be teaching again in no time and Friday night services will be packed, more than Easter or Christmas services. He'll be an inspiration for many people and be the reason for the salvation of many more.

Don't give up, we didn't. We still have hope and faith and we'll keep praying and asking God for a miracle.

I love you guys so much and I'm praying all the way, non stop.

With all my heart and soul.


Anonymous said...

Dear Kit and family
I awoke with antipation and we can still be sad about things that aren't what we want and still know that God is all powerful. That He is the way. I also know that He still can do miracles even when we hear the worst. He made the blind see and the lame walk. He is our light and hope. Our prayers will never cease. Get strong, medically, because we already know you are a fighter. Look at what you have been through, not just now but in your life. Forge on!!!
Nick and Sharon

T,S & s said...

We will continue to pray for healing for Kit- at the least that he'll be well enough to return home with the family. We love you guys so much. . . .hugs, prayers and blessings from Ecuador.

Titus, Steph & Sofia

Anonymous said...

Kit....our situation changes, but God NEVER does!! The Shiraishi family continues to pray for yours!!

Spencer, Ulu, Riley, Spencer boy, Quinn

Valeria said...

Dear Kit, Shelly, Maisha and Mikey

We will NOT give up... we cannot see the BIG picture!! God is working in a mistireous ways!!!!
We will continue to pray and be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Ps. 27:14
Kit...we love you so much and we WELCOME you home with our hearts open to help you in anything you need.
Love in Christ Jesus,
Valeria Strand

Valeria said...

Dear Kit, Shelly, Maisha and Mikey

We will NOT give up... we cannot see the BIG picture!! God is working in a mistireous ways!!!!
We will continue to pray and be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Ps. 27:14
Kit...we love you so much and we WELCOME you home with our hearts open to help you in anything you need.
Love in Christ Jesus,
Valeria Strand

Anonymous said...

Pastor Kit,
Thank you for your fellowship and teaching in this very short season that the Lord gave us in the hospital. I hope to see you again before you get discharged home. I'll keep praying for you.

(Phil 4:6-7) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Much Love,

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Kit,
I woke up thinking about your Elvis impression in the lip sinc contest. You took off the leather jacket to reveal, "Jesus is King".
We are praying and giving thanks for all you do.
Gerry, Terry Chad & Whitney

Janet on Maui :) said...

Dear Kit Shelly,Maisha, Mikey, Shae & Lauer ohana,
speechless, heartbroken & groaning ...
for a miracle.
Kit you have been knocked down before and God has restored you from what seemed impossible.
Thankyou Lauer ohana for being part of God's ministry, you have made an incredible ministry team as a family. Usually we think of hospital outreach as believers going to the hospital not patients sharing with the healthy outside the hospital. Praying for your healthy return to Maui and that you will be able to handle all the hugs.
" I thank my God every time I remember you."
Philippians 1:3
Looking forward to having you home, I miss you all. I'm a phone call away ...
Take care, hugs & prayers,

Anonymous said...

Psalm 16: 9b,& 11
"My flesh also will rest in hope. You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

HE is still in control, and I agree with the first post, God does not need Chemo to heal you. Get healthy and come home Kit and family, this is where you all need to be.

STILL waiting for the miracle,
Carrol Wilson

Liza's Eyeview said...

I'm sad to read this result ... but we will not give up. Our Hope is in Jesus.

Mele said...

Ditto on the Tweety Bird! Your in my heart Lauers.

Your faithful prayer warrior,


Kathie said...

Dear Kit, Shelly, Maisha and Mikey:
I hope that Kit is strong very soon so that he can go home to the friends and family that love him so much!
I am speaking to the Head Honcho every day and am assured that miracles can still happen at any time- each day!
I love you all, miss you, and pray for all of you to be as strong in body as you are in spirit and in your love for one-another!
Love your neice, Poop

Anonymous said...

When hearing the news our first response is "why Lord, this doesn't make sense" then I recalled a message you gave back in November regarding prayer and the responses that we can get...Yes, No, and Not Yet. You used a great example how God sees the big picture but only opens the blinds slightly for us to view a little at a time or else we could'nt possibly comprehend his works. I have learned to trust that God is in control in every situation we face even when we can't understand. We have been so blessed by your teaching and examples and witnessing the true vessel of the Lord that you've become. It gives hope to all who trust in the Lord. For now, we're holding on to "Not Yet" so do not be discouraged. GOD is in control. We love you all and will continue to pray for all your needs.
Love, Don and laura Roll

Anonymous said...

We also do not want to give up ,keep believing that a miracle can happen ,God can heal you in a second ,and there is no better place for Him to do that here at home without any of those fancy smancy machines ,thank God for doktors and their knowledge but sometimes God decides if the healing will be through them or He will just take care of it directly Himself,we love you and prayers will continue ,Anuschka ,Alex and Mikela

Anonymous said...

I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - christopher reeve

I think that defines you, Kit. Don't give up - I don't believe God is done yet. Praying always.

Anonymous said...

Your fight and journey is a true testimony to all of us about trust in God's will. All trials bring much Glory to God. Imagine your little hand holding God's big hand. God can heal without chemo. You are so strong and have complete Trust in the Lord. We will continue to pray for you to feel well and to keep fighting for healing. We love you all so very much. We await your return to Maui.
Love, The Owen Family,
Paul, Judy and Brian

Lee and Renee said...

Lee and I were heartbroken to hear the results. We prayed & prayed for you last night and this morning. It is true that God does not need chemo or anything else to heal you. We pray for each of you. This is not easy. I am reminded of a message you gave one Sunday morning Kit and you said "sometimes God squeezes us like a tube of toothpaste and we see what comes out". He has squeezed each of you and what has come out is the incredible deepth of your trust and love for the Lord and steadfastness in Him. The Holy Spirits anointing in your lives. It is not an easy - no it is awful but we continue to hope and pray for complete healing.
With all our love,
Lee & Renee

Anonymous said...

Kit.. its selina.. my dad just informed me about whats been going on.. and at the first thought my heart sank but my spirit was uplifted knowing that you are one of the strongest men i know. i know in my heart that god will bless you as you deserve it. You have been a big inspiration in my life from the 1st day i met you back when i was in high school.. you helped me accomplish one of my biggest dreams and encouraged me to succeed that is something i will never forget and will always hold dear to my heart. i dont think words can explain how much i cherish meeting you.. i know i dont see you or talk to you enough but i thank you everyday for helping me succeed. thank you kit and may god bless you and your family

Anonymous said...

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.


GOD is good all the time. All the time GOD is good.



He is in control. He knows every hair on your head. You are an overcomer in Christ! And the body of Christ stands with you and your family in your time of need -- HE WILL SUPPLY YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY THROUGH CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.

sandra said...

Kit and family,
Can you see what love and strenght you have gifted us with?
Your family is a lamp post shinning and pointing the way to what really matters! Our love and trust in our Lord, in the good times and the low times.
God is always right in his timing and ways, but we don't really know the full plan yet do we ???
We along with the rest of this wonderful church family are still in heart-felt prayer for you all.
God bless you all deeply and keep you even closer to him!
Two more of your prayer warriors,
John and Sandi Dugan

Mike Leonard said...

Dear Kit, Shelley, Mikie and Miesha,

We are without words. Mike and I are loving you, praying, and crying out to the Lord on your behalf.


Mike Leonard said...

Dear Kit, Shelley, Mikie and Miesha,

We are without words. Mike and I are loving you, praying, and crying out to the Lord on your behalf.


Beth said...

Aloha from Japan, just received news of the doctors decision to discontinue the chemo treatments. Kit, I am so amazed at the outpouring of love and prayer from the 'Body of Christ' that you have helped create. If you ever had any doubt of the love we have for you, I pray that those doubts are gone. When the time does come, I know that Jesus is going to have an amazing crown ready for you, in honor of all of His children that you have brought to Him.

In the mean time, we may just have to get a plastic bubble for you to be in up on stage, so you can continue to spread God's Word. Do you have a visual yet? Sorry, had to add a little humor in light of the situation.

Again, Kit, I can't thank you enough for the 'new life' you have helped me acquire and mature in. You are truly a blessing.

I am grateful that you obeyed and honored God by fulfilling your purpose in life on a daily basis, many of us wouldn't be one of God's children, if you hadn't. Do you see the vastness of what you have already accomplished in honor of God? It is amazing! But I know there is more in ya and we've only just seen the ya much and anxious to have you back on Maui. Love, Beth

Rob said...

To the Lauer Family,
We are praying for you. Thank you for being an example of truly trusting the Lord through adversity. Your courage is touching lives today. I am hugging Mikey whenever I see him and loving him up as I know this is what you would be doing for any of my family members. Keep fighting the good fight!
Love Rob and Laura Saunders

jennifer said...

Dear Lauer Family,
Since the first blog until now we are still praying for a miracle. Thank you for making this blog available. Although we are so far from Hawaii we feel like we are apart of all that is going on. Thank you also for being an amazing example of how to handle life when a loved one is sick. I am so amazed by your family.
with love and prayers