Friday, December 12, 2008

Update From Kit...

I want to thank everyone for your prayers and support to help me be able to go to Oregon and see my son Mikey wrestle and hang out with him, Shae (his beautiful new wife) and all the extended family there in Oregon. If you have followed the blog at all, you probably know how God answered our prayers and kept me healthy the whole two weeks I was visiting. I was able to watch Mikey wrestle both a tournament and in dual meets for his school, Southern Oregon University. It was wonderful being with the family there in Oregon during Thanksgiving...I even got to go fishing on the Rouge River with my brother Buddy, compliments of Shae's uncle Danny Vidlak...I am so thankful for all our family and friends and our church family who have loved and supported us through this battle with Leukemia. Some of you know I was invited to speak there in Grants Pass, Oregon at the Edgewater Christian was a wonderful experience and we all got touched by God's love and hope.

I need your prayers again to help me make a decision whether or not to take a fairly new treatment that has similar downsides as the chemo therapy...the new treatment has only a 13% chance of full we must weigh the chances of remission against the downside affects ...I am caught between just waiting on God for the straight out miracle or asking God if He is going to work through this new treatment. So I need your prayers for discernment. Please, if you haven't already done so, peruse the blog to see pictures of the trip, our Christmas letter, Mikey wrestling and other stuff. I will continue to teach Friday nights and Sundays as often as God calls me and gives me strength. It is your love and prayers that are keeping me going, that is for sure! I thank God for you everyday!

Please know that I am in constant prayer for and your families as well. Just being alive to celebrate this Christmas with you is a miracle in itself and my heart is filled with gratitude.

In His love forever,


vicky said...

Dear Kit, just wanted to tell you how blessed we were to be able to hear you preach God's word on Friday evening. We were only in Maui this time for a few weeks and heard you were off Island and so we didn't expect to hear you preach. I had planned on not going Friday and going on Sunday instead, I got a text message from my daughter and son-in-law that you were infact preaching friday night so I made a beeline to Hope and I was so blessed. I also want you to know that we are constantly praying for you and your family and I pray God will give you wisdom on wether you should go forward with the new treatment. God Bess, Dan and Vicky in San Diego

Liza's Eyeview said...

Hi Kit, glad to hear from you :). Will add Mikey's wresting photos here soon.

I know it's a tough decision you are facing to have to make. I'm praying for wisdom and God's leading. Take care.

Lori and Danny said...

Aloha Kit....

We are just checking the blog after weeks of no internet. Our family keeps you and yours in our daily prayers.
We just moved to the Rogue Valley a few weeks ago. I can't express how great it would have been to hear you speak. We miss Hope and are still searching for a church here.

How amazing God is to keep you well for your travels. Oregon is beautiful and spending time with family is always good medicine.

We will continue to pray for you,

The Wilsons

michael, ciara and mikaela said...

Uncle Kit,
You are always at the forefront of our prayers, and this decision will be lifted up to the Father. We love you so, so, so much! Are Mikey & Shae gonna be able to make it home for Christmas?
Sorry we've been keeping our distance. Mikaela is finally well (all healthy) from her colds!