Archive for August 5, 2008

Joy in the Morning!

This morning, the area in Dan’s thigh is less red, his leg is not hot, and the swelling is better.  We are encouraged!    

We are at the clinic now. First they did blood tests to make sure his white blood count is good.   Dan’s immune system is strong!  Dan was given intravenous drip to help him not have nausea, and a drip to help prevent side effects of the Taxitar.  Now he is receiving Gemsar, and Taxitar chemotherapy by intravenous drip.  We will be here all morning.

Tomorrow Dan will receive a shot to boost his immune system.  Dr. Anderson said, “if Dan feels up to it, he can fly to California Thursday!”  God told me to trust Him and keep praying.  Thank you for joining us in entreating God to grant us peace and to protect and heal Dan. — Anne and Dan

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isa. 41:10

August 5, 2008 at 5:39 pm 1 comment

The Lord Will Watch Over Us

Tonight, Monday, here in Texas, we had a very sweet experience.  Six elders have joined together to pray for Dan’s healing.  “Our Team” came for the first time tonight. They will pray for us every day  no matter where they are.  If we need help, they will come to us. They have promised to be with us through the entire process.  

The members of Our Team are Ervin Bishop (who helped prepare the Easy to Read Hungarian New Testament  that we have given to many in St. George, and he is a victor over cancer!), Rick Chandler, Keith Shelton (whom we have known and loved for almost 20 years), Lynn Waller (who helped lead a mission campaign for the congregation in Delaware where Dan preached in the mid 1960’s), Mike Willingham, and Rick Work.  We are thankful that these Intentional Followers of Jesus have been sent by the Lord to help us during this season in our life.

Dan is free of fever, but his thigh is red, warm and painful all around the area where the incision for the first cancer surgery was made.   We are glad he has an appointment with Dr. Anderson, the Oncologist, at 9:30 tomorrow morning, 5 August.  That’s the day he gets the 2nd dose of Gemsar, with Taxitar added.  The Taxitar is the heavy chemo with the possibility of very serious side effects.

Please, keep praying for the healing of the cancer, the healing of the lymph drainage problems, and the healing of the problems in his right leg.  God is hearing you. He has told me to keep praying and to trust Him.  In Psalm 121:8, David tells us, “The Lord will watch over your coming and going, both now and forevermore.”  This gives us peace.  — Anne and Dan

August 5, 2008 at 3:40 am 1 comment


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