I have had lots of good news related to the radiation oncology today. I decided to publish a short video blog so you could get a better picture of how good I am feeling. I had a little too much pain medicine this morning and I am a little loopy so a video is easier than writing, but my mind works a little slower and I can mix up words every now and then on morphine so you may find the quality of the video sub-par. I hope you all enjoy the video. If you look carefully you may be able to see the yellow of my eyes!

Here are a few pictures from our time with John Perkins and his associates. nw-dinner-8.jpg nw-dinner-7.jpgThe pictures are a little dark because they were taken from my cell phone. There are some really nice pictures taken from much better cameras so I will post them as soon as I receive them.

The next set of photos are with my cousins- this is specifically the Saturday dinner in my room. Going from left to right the first is Art and his wife Shelly, the next Lori with her sister Anna, the next Anna with Heather.

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The final photo is everyone dining.

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I just this minute (11AM) got word my radiation has moved up again- now it is 11:20 this morning. Originally it was a miracle to even get it tonight. Then this morning they changed it to 2PM and now 11:20AM. I think we are on a roll, my billyrubin also dropped from 19 to 14. The first major drop in three weeks!

God is Good, all the time, God is Good.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

(Ed. note from Skip: The top part of this blog and the video blog were done yesterday [Wedn 11/14]. The last part regarding the 11am word on radiation was written this morning. The title of the post is taken from Esther 4:14. The phrase was used by Bishop Ronnie Cudrup of Jackson, MS, in his prayer for Don on Monday afternoon. It was a powerful prayer, and lifted Don’s spirits immensely. Either Don or I will write some more detail about that visit in another post.

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  1. Marilyn Vancil on November 15, 2007 11:25 pm

    Hi Don…on Monday I talked to Jeff right before the group arrived at the hospital to pray for you. In my spirit, I knew something new was going to happen as a result of these prayers. I joined in prayer as well. As I was riding the bus home from work about the same time, the sun came bursting through the clouds and the sky turned blue…this after a very gloomy, windy, and rainy day up to that time. Again, I felt that something dark was being lifted from you and that new light was shining into what seemed like a dark place. Hope rose in me like it has not before as I have prayed for you. I will stand with the rest in claiming hope and life. Blessings, Marilyn

  2. danwick on November 16, 2007 6:19 am

    Buenos Dias & Greetings from Cartagena, Don and Heather. We thank the Lord for your life and ministry. You folks are missionaries here in Latin America as we share your walk in faith with so many here. We continue to pray for you and the family and you are part of the prayers of our weekly gringo Bible study here in Cartagena.

    Don, I think of you as I read Habakkuk. 1:2-3, 2:3 and 3:17-19. Hope our emails get through to you and we look forward to seeing you over Christmas.

    Dios les bendiga, hermanos.
    Dan, Berit & Kristina

  3. jesslev on November 16, 2007 9:05 am

    Don-
    I’ve been keeping up with your story- I found you by way of the “Especailly Heather”blog-
    You look and sound great!
    Prayers in Mississippi for you and your family- I hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Carl Snell on November 16, 2007 3:44 pm

    Hi Don-

    The guy’s and I from Mississipi are still talking about how wonderful things were in Seattle, We will continue to pray for you. If you can, check out this praise video. It is so powerful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2lhR2aBpo0&feature=related

  5. Justin Sundberg on November 16, 2007 10:10 pm

    Don and Heather rock. Thanks for loving Jesus and being so honest along the journey.

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