How Dark Is the Valley?

July 23, 2008 at 3:24 am 1 comment

The doctors here cannot operate. The mass, though in one piece, is in a place very difficult to reach.  They are not sure about more radiation due to the fact that Dan had radiation on his groin when fighting the sarcoma in his thigh.  If this is another sarcoma, chemo has only been effective against 5% of sarcomas. The oncologist’s office is working non-stop to get Dan into MD Anderson…without success so far.

This looks like a situation similar to the time when the Israelites were being pursued by the Egyptian Army, and came up against that great wall of water known as the Red Sea.  It appeared to all that no matter what they did, certain death awaited them.  Yet, Moses held out his rod, and the Lord caused a strong wind to blow.  Suddenly, the waters parted and about 1,000,000 Israelites walked across the sea on dry land.  The Egyptians, seeing what the people of God had done, thought they could do the same.  You know the story?

When the entire Army was racing across the dry land of the Red Sea, victory nearly within their grasp, God intervened.  The wind stopped.  The wall of water collapsed burying The Enemies of God’s people – without hurting one Israelite!

What does this have to do with Dan’s battle against cancer?  God is the Great I Am…the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  If He chooses, He can remove all cancer cells from Dan’s body.  People all around the world are contacting us to say they are praying for Dan. About 20 people from the Mission Committee gathered to pray over Dan Sunday evening.  Jay, a former mission teammate, drove for over an hour today to pray for Dan.  Three of our elders came tonight to pray for him.

Moses interceded on behalf of the Israelites one time…God changed His mind and granted them life. We are asking God to grant Dan longer life.  We still have much work to do to help the good people of Covasna County, Romania, and beyond.  Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God interceding for us. Please keep praying. — Anne and Dan

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Deeper into the Valley of Shadows A Plan Evolves

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  • 1. Stan Parish  |  July 23, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    We are also praying at our house. I have been awakened in the night all week and prompted to pray for you guys as well as while walking in the mornings. You are on my mind constantly.
    I feel God will be good and provide all you need. I will continue lifting both of you to the throne.

    Stan

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