Beloved Church Family and Praying Friends,
Today we learned from Pam’s surgeon both good news and bad news. The good news was that God was gracious in the surgery and 99% of the tumor was removed in two surgeries. The bad news was that pathology showed the mass was a Grade 4 Glioma. This will require consideration of further treatment through chemotherapy and radiation. Next week, we will meet with the oncology team at Mayo to hear what they want to do. We will prayerfully hear their approach and seek God’s wisdom about our next steps.
We are “knocked down but not knocked out,” to quote Paul. It was discouraging to hear the pathology outcome, but we are ending our day encouraged about steps forward. “Therefore we do not lose heart.” We know that it is in our weakness that God’s strength is made perfect. We know that our God is able to do impossible things; even heal cancer.
We ask that you continue interceding as we continue another week of rehab, leaving on Mother’s Day weekend. Please pray that Pam will continue to improve as she has already impressed the team here with her resolve and progress. She has already heard one team member say that they had never seen anyone do as well as she has done in such a short time! We will press on, believing God for His power to work on our behalf.
We have a good, good Father who has never let us go! You have shown us His love through your many acts of kindness through cards, thoughtful gifts, food and so many, many prayers! We are grateful beyond words for each of you.
With our love,
Pastor Tim and Pam