Well, it has been awhile since we last talked, sorry about that. While we have been waiting to go to the Mayo clinic, the Lord has bee working in other areas. One of the things we needed to get done was a new roof for the house. We had set aside money to do just that. Then of course cancer came out of left field. Well, just like before when my job was eliminated, God provided a better one. When we were in a 2 bedroom house with 4 growing kids, with no way that we could see getting out of it. God made a way. A flood came along and we put our trust in the Lord, to see what He would do. Not that a flood is good, it isn't, it left a path of destruction of property and peoples lives. No lives were lost but they disrupted to put in mildly. But we as a family fixed our eyes on Jesus and He provided us the house we live in today. He provided money for the down payment, money for new windows, furniture etc. We live in a home given to us by God. The Lord has provided again. Through the generosity of our families God has provided a new roof for our house. I am mindful of Nehemiah and Ezra in the Old Testament. God laid it on their hearts to rebuild the walls and temple in Jerusalem respectively. God provided the money and resources through King Darius of Persia. If that weren't enough God has provided the money to pay off our mortgage. So to recap, we live in a house God provided to us 9 years ago, and now the He has provided a new roof and paid off the mortgage. Sometimes, all you can do is sit still and worship God in silence because words are utterly useless, and to try and use them would ruin the moment. We are so grateful to our family for their generosity. We ask the Lord to bless them abundantly beyond the gifts they gave, and that they would know that He was blessing them.
So on to other things, Elizabeth and I are in Rochester MN. tomorrow we meet with the doctor or doctors. They need a blood draw in the morning then the appointment is at 1:15 in the afternoon. We will find out what course we will follow. We continue to entrust ourselves to the Lord. To be honest there is some trepidation about tomorrow but not fear or anxiety. Its just we have been waiting for weeks for this moment, now it is here and it makes it more real. No matter what, we remain confident in the Lord. We do not lose sight of the people God uses to accomplish His purposes and we are incredibly grateful for them. But to not see the hand of God behind us to be foolish. As James wrote in his letter. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Fathers of lights, with whom there is no variation of shadow due to change." So we look forward to what the doctors have to say. But even if they say, there is nothing more we can do than what the doctors at Mercy can do. We will give thanks to God for He knows all things, He knows the number of my days. Most importantly He has provided payment for my sin by sacrificing His Son Jesus on the cross, and giving me eternal life through faith in Him. We will update you tomorrow on the results of appointment an maybe upload pictures of the new roof. Thank you for your prayers. We continue to pray for you too.