Saturday, May 17, 2008

acShelly and I just continue to stand in awe of you guys! I mean after all we even have our very own 'run for kit t-shirt'! Some of you have stepped up and covered Shelly's work and even given of your own time. Jeff Gray & Buddy are putting together a group of craftsman to finish our cottage patio area as a gift. You have supported us financially, with powerful prayer, through encouragement, care and with compassionate hearts throughout this whole ordeal. This is the Body of Christ at work. When one of us stumbles the other is there to help them up. To have all the deep and very rich relationships Shelly and I have cultivated through the years is a testimony to God's word, in that ..."as a man sows, so shall he reap..." The countless cards and letters we get from all over the world thanking Shelly and I for things we had no idea about, things that were taking place within people's hearts, as we just loved on them. People will say things like ..."the words you spoke to me that day changed my life'...or "I was desperate and God spoke directly to me though the message you gave" or ..."you were able to answer a nagging question of faith for me.." but most was "thanks for you and Shelly just being who you are!" Well we want to thank you for being who you are as well, "God's craftsmanship"...His word says. And you guys are in deed a beautiful piece of work!

The plan is to finally get rid of this last infection and we seem to have it up against the ropes. My normal blood counts are getting stronger. If I can get stabilized then I would take a half step out of the hospital to a friend's condo for a week or two, depending on blood tests etc...If I remain stable, then I may come home to Maui. What I can do, or not do, how much I can do and for how long; all lie in God's beautiful hands. We would like prayer for the miracle, of course, and for blessings on all the steps back to Maui.

In love with you forever,
Kit & Shelly


michael, ciara & mikaela said...

Dear Uncle Kit and Shelly,
We can't wait for you to be home with us, and are so excited that your patio area by your pool is being completed, because that is where we picture you "relaxing in the Lord". We are "forvever in love with you" too! Please feel our hugs and kisses to both of you!

Praying with all our might,
~ciara, michael and mikaela

lorensaved77 said...

Dear Kit and Shelly
I agree with the Woodard family that "relaxing in the Lord" By the pool side is a great place to be, so when you return to Maui, I would like to get a list going to provide you all with dinners so Shelly can be right there with you resting and not have to cook!
So to those bloggers please e-mail me if you would like to be on this list to bless the Lauers
Shelly Please let me know when you would like to start your relaxing.
Love, Blessings, and Aloha,
Nancy Loren and Family

Nicole and Naseem Aboudaher said...

Love you Kit. Praying for that miracle and you to come home soon! Love Nicole

Janet on Maui :) said...

Hi Kit & Shelly,
hugs from Maui.
Looking forward to having you closer to home.
Will continue to pray for total healing that only God can do, no pain, rash etc.... Meanwhile, take care and keep up the "God words", He is so encouraging through you. Soon it will be summer, Mikey will be home and the family can hang out by the pool.
Some exciting news, just got back from Maui memorial & visiting Darnell, her beautiful new son Kamaha'o,( amazing & wonderful) & his father Aloha. I'll send you a pix, check your phone.
Hugs & prayers,
Jant :)

Bill and Lu Kepler said...

Hello, dear sweet Kit and Shelly.
Ah, "relaxing in the Lord." What a beautiful picture Michael and Ciara paint. No longer Bubble Man, no longer Chemo Man, you have grown into--RELAXING MAN! We want you to come on home, Relaxing Man, so we can hear you and see you, and love you. We have missed you so much. We all desperately need to relax in the Lord, too, right along with you.
Forever in love with you too.
Bill and Lu Kepler

Liza's Eyeview said...

Kit, we look forward to your coming back to Maui.

I found a song today that says it alL: "The enemy has been defeated - we lift up praises to God in the voice of triumph". (Shout To God By Hillsong). "To live is Christ to die is gain" as the apostle Paul once said.

Anonymous said...

I heard someone describe diff. types of orphans which included "spiritual orphans".I was reminded of all the "orphans" you and shelly have reached out to and nutured over the years.You are truly living out 2 Cor.3:18 ...."Being transformed into His Likeness with ever increasing Glory..." Still praying for a miracle-Joyce S.