Dear Prayer Partners;
Once again we thank you for your support and prayers. We are so thankful to know that we are not alone in this battle. As we carry on in this battle field we have a clear understanding that God is with us at every step. We are fully aware that we are not promised the next breath but when that next breath does not happen we will step from this reality into eternity with Jesus. We are not getting out of this life alive or unscarred but we have hope for our future. We know that we win the war and will spend eternity with our Jesus.
We have completed the first week of whole brain radiation. The Dr was clear to explain that the worst side effect will be that in about two weeks Melanie will start to lose her hair. We’ve been there, done that. Remember, my wife looks great bald. The Dr also explained that the treatment will be from both sides. So depending on how they arrange the radiation, when her hair grows back she will have either a Mohawk or the sides will grow in before the top of her head. So we have opted for the Mohawk. Autumn has offered blue hair gel.
The treatment is very interesting. Melanie wears a mask that covers her face and keeps her head from moving during the treatment. The treatment last only about 10 min and during the time on the table Melanie is singing “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and they are safe” over and over again and feels the arms of Jesus surrounding her. She crawls into that Strong Tower each afternoon at 3:30.
When the treatment started Melanie was having some double vision and after four treatments she does not have double vision anymore.
Melanie was talking to Monica and ask if she had ever seen one of those movies where there are people in a foreign land and they are running for the American Embassy and as they get close the Marines run out and form a corridor of safety. We realized that all Melanie really has to do is call out the Name of Jesus and she is surrounded by Him and His army of Warrior and Ministering Angels. We don’t even have to run He does the running. So when you are on a battle field remember to call out the Name of Jesus and you will be surrounded by Him and His Angels.
We still need your prayers since we are just one week into the four week radiation treatment. We will also need your prayers after the radiation when Melanie starts on Chemotherapy.
We will be posting a new prayer letter each week with an update on Melanie.
We wish we could thank each of you personally but since we cannot this will have to suffice.
THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
Serving a Big God,
Dennis & Melanie
“Dear Geevetha, I’m Emma Louise and I’ve been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. My dreams are shattered and my heart cries as my husband left me and my 5 year old daughter, knowing that I’m going to die. I know there are a great number out there praying for people like me. Please send a prayer that I may be cured and look after my daughter who has only me now. Thank you and God bless”.
I’m so moved with compassion and I just couldn’t say No to this and I ask you, my friends, brothers and sisters, to pray for Emma Louise, who is in double agony. We also remember our other brothers and sisters, (also Anna Heiland) who are battling cancer. Whilst at prayer, may we also pray that there be lesser “marriages of convenience” and more marriages of seeing a lifetime together.
We lift up our dearest sister Emma Louise who is undergoing a storm in life, bring diagnosed with cancer and a doubled agony of losing her husband due to her ailment. We also pray for all those waiting in hope battling cancer in their lives.
Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Your blessed name and we pray for Your merciful heart to surround these with love, strength and courage and we ask Your hands to touch them with the power of healing. May they be directed to the right treatment in Your blessed name as we ask You Lord to represent the physicians, doctors and medical care aids and administer them in Your spirits. May every cancerous cell be cast out and replaced with good one. May every spot of this deadly cell be wiped out by Your powerful hands.
Most of all, we pray Your will be done and may it be that they be cured of their illness and be blessed with a joyful hope of living without fear, anxiety and pain.
Lord Jesus, we pray that Emma Louise be comforted in the failing of her husband in her time of illness. May she be strengthened to know that You will never forsake those who believe in You and You are ever close to the broken hearted. We pray that her husband comes to his senses and offers his help, care and love at this point when it’s need most of him
Lord, may this be an eye opener for those who enter into marriage and take their vows before You. May they always remember their promises, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to ever live together till death do them part.
Lord Jesus, Healer of all souls and sorrows , come to the aid of our dear brothers and sisters who are faced with terminal illness and take them under Your mighty wings of healing we pray. AMEN!
Isaiah 53:3-5 – He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
My LORD JESUS, My Rock, My Fortress AMEN! Geevetha Mary Samuel is a working, widowed mother of 4 wonderful young adults.
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