The Revival Meeting originally scheduled to start September 16th at Community Bible Church in Camden, SC, has been postponed until October 21st, the Lord willing.
Although Florence is causing great difficulty around the area, the primary reason is my wife’s health. She has been a cancer patient since June of 2015. By the time it was discovered, her colon cancer had already spread to the liver and the lungs. Too much for surgery, the suggested treatment was chemo.
Every two weeks she took chemo by infusion, with the chemo being given a few weeks here and there by pill form. At the start of this year, the infusion became weekly, until she could no longer stand that level, which was the end of July, 2018. Stivaga, by pill, was utilized for five weeks. It was halted on last Tuesday, September 11th, when we learned that her body could no longer stand any treatment.
Her hemoglobin has continued to drop due to internal bleeding. It was 7.2 on last Tuesday, after hitting 6.4 just two weeks prior. She received 4 pints of blood over two days, this past Wednesday and Thursday. At the oncologist’s recommendation, Shirley signed up with Hospice on yesterday, September 14th.
She is extremely weak, has dizzy spells, no appetite to speak of. As the chemo wears off in her body, she may begin to perk-up some. Regardless, she is trusting in her Lord and Savior, whatever she may face.
I thank the Lord for his great salvation, a free gift to all who will humble themselves to receive it. Repentance from death works, and faith toward God is the path to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Thank you for your prayers, and for your help as we weather this difficult time physically and financially. God bless you.