Archive for July, 2011

This Time, God Said, “Yes.

Anne, at Broadway Plaza, Arlington

How many times can I say, “Thank you, God!”  Alva and I were led to Dr. Sol Akbani, my oncologist/hematologist at Arlington Cancer Center, Arlington, TX, in response to prayer.  Today, after  carefully studying the new CT Scan and blood tests. He turned to look at me with a big smile on his face as he announced, “The cancer is gone!”  Staring at him, I said, “What???”  He repeated, “The cancer is gone!”

What lies ahead?  Well, 4 hour chemo infusions on August 9 and 30th.  The day after each chemo there will be a 3 hour Rutuxin infusion to build new, healthy bone marrow.  Also, blood tests will be made every week, and a PT Scan on Aug. 16.

If God wills, late September will find me in Romania.  Maybe there are outstanding Cancer Clinics in Europe where I can get the follow up treatments.  If not, there will be trips back to Arlington Cancer Center on Randol Mill Rd. for checkups.  God will work all of that out according to His will.

Why did God heal my body, but does not heal some others?  I don’t know.  But as Paul said in Philippians  1:21, 23, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain….I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far.”  In 2 Corinthians 5:1, Paul says, ” For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”

One thing that I have learned from all of this is that I can truly trust God, and that ALL that matters is that God’s will be done.  (I knew that, but my “human nature” chooses to forget that sometimes.)  Thank you for your support through prayer, visits, cards, FB messages, and continuing financial support of God’s Children’s work in Covasna County, Romania.

Love in the Master’s service,
Anne Boyd, CEO, God’s Children

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July 29, 2011 at 7:49 pm 1 comment

I Can Only Imagine

There will be no darkness, because God is light. I John 1:9

Tonight, just at sunset, I was sitting in my room, too weak to go to the dining room, having my evening meal alone.  Suddenly, sunlight streaming through the double windows made a huge cross on the wall across from me.

At that moment, one of my favorite songs, “I Can Only Imagine,” by Mercy Me, began to play on the Mp3 player a friend gave me!  Oh, I was reminded…I am never alone.  As I listened to the precious words of that song, I will filled with joy in anticipation of actually being with God one day.  Can you imagine?

“I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you.”

By the way, friends will take my computer in to the Apple Store in the morning.

Will there be beauty like this peaceful Romanian forest?

Using a new toothbrush to clean the connections made the computer battery charge, but if I put the laptop in my lap…it loses the connection!  We live in an imperfect world, but God will help us find our way.  — Anne

Beautiful Romanian People

They help God's Children serve their people.

July 28, 2011 at 3:10 am Leave a comment

Trust Walk

Hemoglobin is low, white blood cell count it low, taking antibiotic for a minor infection…but everything is going to okay.  Really…it is going to be okay.  How do I know?  Because Jesus loves me.  This I know because the Bible tells me so.

Yes, Jesus loves me…even though the power pack to my MacBook quit working.   I have about 3 hours of battery power left on my computer…my link to my family and friends around the globe!

Thanking God for all the many blessings in my life anchors me.  So, I’m praying someone will be able to take this Mac Book (still under warranty) to the nearest Apple Store to get a new piece to the power pack.  Until then, God is still going to take care of me because He loves me.  Remember, He loves you too.  —  Anne

July 27, 2011 at 4:10 am Leave a comment

God Never Sleeps

The God Who Never Slumbers Causes the Sun to Rise and Set

Today, my labs show excellent progress. The Dr. says that my spleen is now normal size, and that the swollen lymph nodes are 80% improved – physical evidence that the lymphoma (a form of leukemia) is going away. Thank you God!

Three more chemo treatments are scheduled…one every 3 weeks. The last one will probably be on 30 August. The last two weeks were challenging, but God is always here with me. Your prayers are very important. God loves you and me, and is listening. He is God…He never sleeps. He is always available.

God is showing me, once again, that when there are rough spots in life’s road, He is still with us. We may never understand the WHY, but we can trust that God is watching over us. Remember…the Israelites joined Joseph in Egypt to be saved from starvation. They had a good life until a Pharoah came who did not know Joseph (Exodus 1:8).

They spent four hundred years in Egypt before God sent Moses to lead them out of Egypt…400 years! So, what do you think – if God kept His eye on them, will He watch over us? Romans 8:28 answers – “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” Does your life, 7 days a week, demonstrate that you really love God?

God has many blessings for those who truly love Him. I am thankful for God’s Children’s Team in Romania, and here in the U.S. They are carrying on the work blessing others even tho I am ill, receiving treatment here in the U.S. God is with us. – Anne

They came to get help improving their English...and found much more than English!

This little girl had no warm coat until God's Children helped.

July 9, 2011 at 4:58 am Leave a comment


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