A Note From Dave

I miss you IHC and hope to return in the not too distant future.  Leukemia snatched me like a thief in the night.  All of the sudden my life was not my own. Aw, but God…

I’m still on the  planet for a purpose and my situation is in the Father’s hands.  And, as a good friend reminded me the other day,  “the Father has really big hands!”  I’m trusting in God’s healing to my body as I submit to the process I’m in.  This week I will spend time again at the hospital undergoing chemotherapy treatments.  Depending on how that goes, we’re preparing for a stem cell bone marrow transplant as part of the cure.  Fortunately, one of my brothers is a perfect match for the transplant. “Thank you, Lord!”  Like I said, it’s a process.  I don’t want a process – I want to get back to IHC tomorrow.  Bummer for me, but God is hovering over everything, teaching me about Him and about me.  

Thank you for persevering with me and believing for His greater purpose even in the unknown realm.  Carol’s been by my side every step of the way and often she will read to me some of the hundreds of cards you have sent or blogs on the website.  I love it. What a great church you are.  Great because you are prevailing in what a church does in difficult times – you continue to love and serve and grow together, no matter what.  Hey, weekends are strong and we have a solid, biblical mission.  So, please stay the course.  I am praying for you and thank you for your continual prayers for me.  It matters.  

Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word…” Hebrews 10:23 (Msg)

Love you all and God’s got this!

Dave

Dave, LeukemiaKayla Stoecklein