Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How Kit is Doing

My dad found out yesterday from his blood test that his cancer cells are increasing at a very high rate.  The normal white blood cell number is between 4 and 11.  My dad's count is over 100.  

This is not good as the cells multiply at an exponential rate; so, when something kicks them in and they start going...they go fast. These bad white blood cells (blast cells) eventually make the blood very thick and useless and transfusions will not work.  Another round of chemotherapy is not really an option as my dad is so weak and fragile, and I don't think the doctors would allow it.  This is typically how acute leukemia progresses and so, in the physical, it is not really a surprise.  

That being said, we ask for prayer because God is bigger than that and He made our bodies.  His will is going to be done...and I am praying that His will is to keep my dad around a little longer. I know you all want that too.  My dad is still planning on speaking this friday...so, for those of you who can't make it, and are on facebook, you can watch a live feed when you join the group "The Gathering Maui".

Here is a verse that our good friends, Joe and Karen Johnson, put on their blog for my dad I thought that it was awesome:

There was given me a thorn in the flesh. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me...For when I am weak, then I am strong. II Cor 12:7-1

We love you all so much and are so thankful for you. 
Maisha and the Lauers


Nicole and Naseem Aboudaher said...

We are praying and so much wish we could be there to watch you speak Kit! We love you. xo

Anonymous said...


We will be there on Friday and of course we are praying for you constantly. We do want to be able to see you give many, many more messages and God can give that to you and us if it is His will. We do love you guys very much.

Carole and Thom

PJ said...

Your title of "How Kit is DOING" reminded me of the song "God is Still DOING Great Things.

Keeping you in prayer Kit.



Anonymous said...

Kit we love you and are praying! cant wait to hear you speak! love Jeff@dawn!xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Kit we are praying! we will be listening live on friday!we love you!XO


Heather said...

Our family will be there with bells on, cheering in the crowd that I know will gather to hear God speak through you on Friday! Until then...Rest...Have Peace...Embrace Love...Enjoy Family!!! We love you!

The McComas Ohana

Charlie and Doreen Barnhart said...

Dear Kit, Shelly, Miasha and Mikey,

My son, Ryan, in Washington state, just called to tell me he and his family are praying for you Kit. He and his family are so familiar with you even though they have not met you personally. They ask me about you all the time.
Charlie and I are praying for you and your family. You are so very loved. We faithfully wait for Friday to see and hear you again.
Our prayers will continue.
Doreen and Charlie

Anonymous said...

Dear Lauer family,
I pray every day for you. Our God's Hand is not shortened and His Ear is not deaf. I pray that He, the God of all comfort, will Himself be your Peace, Comfort and JOy. Kit, I still pray for a miracle since our Lord is still in the miracle business.
love you guys

Liza's Eyeview said...

I love that verse you posted. Hold on to it. God's Words and the Holy Spirit will give you strength as you go through these difficult times. Love you Lauers! Yes, we are praying for all of you.

Heather said...

I was moved to forgiveness after last Friday night. My best friend from high school and I have not spoken in 4 years. He really hurt me and my family. After Friday night, I knew what I had to do. If God can forgive me of all the things I have done and pay the ultimate price, then what the heck am I doing? I sent him a message on Facebook, forgiving him of what he had done and asking him to forgive me for walking away from him. We talked for the first time in 4 years last night. It was awesome! Thank you Kit for your wisdom and advise. I am trying to practice forgiveness and it isn't east, but totally worth it!!!

Robyn Iaea said...

Praying for you constantly, Kit and Shelly! We love you and it hurts our hearts so much that you have to bear this. Trusting in our gracious Father, Robyn & Halii

Anonymous said...

I am at a loss for any words, just prayer. We will be so excited to hear you on Fri night but please be safe and think of yourself and your family. I know you think of the church ohana as your family as certainly we do you. It has been a journey for sure. You have been strong and so full of Gods love. You are always saying thank you but truly you are the ones to be thanked. Love Nick and Sharon

Bill and Lu Kepler said...

We feel so deeply for you, Maisha, and for all the family. We are actively praying for Kit.
We love all of you so much.
Bill and Lu

Lisa Bryant said...

Hi Kit,

I'm praying for you, brother. I love you very much!

Lisa Bryant

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have been going to Maui for the past 27 years. We attend Hope Chapel when we're there.
You have fighting this battle for such a long time, but you must hold on to your faith. Our God is the One who created the universe, set the planets in motion, and raised Jesus from the dead. I KNOW He CAN and WILL heal you in HIS time. His timing is perfect - seldom too soon, but never too late.
God bless you, Kit.
Pat Celaya South Padre Island, TX

Anonymous said...

Aloha ,just letting you know we are also still praying for you and your family ,having to have to go through this myself with my dad not to long ago I really know how you feel Maisha,what a blessing to have you all so close and really have that family time together ,we never stop praying for a miracle and for another Friday with Kit which is a miracle on it's own ,we love you all and we keep you close to the heart ,Anuschka ,Alex and Mikela

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. It is so great to hear your sermons on the website as we are now back in Haslett, Mi, they mean so much. Thank you, and God bless you.

Love Lane & Cheryl McFarland

Anonymous said...

just listened to your teaching on true love. Ba Da Bing! I have been thinking about and praying for you and all you are going through... I feel like I am right there with you all when I listen .
love , Ann P.

Anonymous said...

Kit, Keep fighting little brother,the Hunter family is praying for you,,Jimi

Ken Wallen said...

Kit, I love you man, you are on my list everyday at noon to step up the prayers for you. Thank you Jesus for the miracles you are doing now through Kit and all his family. Love, Ken

Malia said...

I want to tell you what a blessing you and your family are to me. What a mighty witness you all are. Although you don't know us, (we are 1 year new @ Hope)you are loved so much and we constantly lift the Lauer family to God in prayer. I will praise the Lord Almighty for what He has done and will do thru you tomorrow.
Love, The Welch Ohana

lorensaved77 said...

Alway's praying for you all...
May God's will be done!
Love you all,

Anonymous said...

Maisha,what a beautiful daughter you have been and will continue to be.Our hearts are heavy but we are still lifting up those prayers..Our love knows no bounds for your family! Joyce and Jesse

Anonymous said...

Jer.17:7-8-"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,whose faith is in Him.He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.It does not fear when the heat comes:its leaves are always green.It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."Kit,you and your family are living out these verses in such a powerful way! Jesse and I were able to watch and listen to the Fri.night service online. We were transfixed the entire time,realizing God was truly speaking thru you.Only the Good Lord could give you that strength and endurance at this stage of your life.You will be glad to know that Jesse never dozed off once the entire time!! Still praying for that miracle!Joyce and Jesse

Mele said...

My Friend,

This mornings scripture is Romans 8:25:

If we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

You are such a fine example of this scripture.

Love you,


Anonymous said...

Maisha, you and your family are in our prayers. We love you all. Rudy and Tiffany

Frank Johnson said...

We miss you and, like so many others, are continuing to pray. We can't wait to hear you on Friday via the internet. We love you.
The Johnsons