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Perseverance & Bev’s Cancer Update

Dear Friends,

We received the best news in more than a year when we met with Bev’s oncologist yesterday. He knew Bev had been dealing with dealing with some challenging side effects from the new medication for her breast can that had metastasized to her bones. But he walked in said, “Finally, after a year, I have some good news. The cancer markers in your blood have gone down from 98 to 50! You’re not out of the woods, but this is good news.”

All we could think about was the many prayers from God’s people on Bev’s behalf. Perseverance on Bev’s part and perseverance on the part of those who have stood by her in prayer. James 1:2-4 says it this way: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Saturday mornings I walk the neighborhood with Jordan, a great friend who lives next door. Jordan was training to run the Disney marathon. His training was going well until about a month before the race. Knee problems and then a bad cold threatened to derail all his hard work . . . but he persevered! And finished the 26.2 miles in his best time ever!

What challenge is facing you today? Bev and I are learning to pray, trust in Christ alone, and persevere.

Warmly in Christ,

Howard Dayton

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  1. Dear Howard and Bev God Bless you both. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news. You will both be in my prayers. A listening friend. Daniel R. Gibson

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  2. Such awesome news, Howard! We pray for Bev daily.

  3. Awesome news can’t wait to see you!

    Lyston

    Lyston Peebles http://www.cherokeegivesback.org http://www.cherokeefund.com lpeebles@cherokeegivesback.org 1.919.931.4680 @lystonpeebles

    On Jan 21, 2014, at 3:34 PM, Compass – finances God’s way wrote:

    WordPress.com Compass – finances God’s way posted: “Dear Friends, We received the best news in more than a year when we met with Bev’s oncologist yesterday. He knew Bev had been dealing with dealing with some challenging side effects from the new medication for her breast can that had metastasized to he”

  4. Great News….our prayers are being answered one by one…..God Bless both of you….

    Carmen Rodriguez
    Miami, Florida

  5. So glad to hear..praise God..will continue to pray

  6. Beautiful!  Thank God!!  We will never stop praying and trusting!!!  I too am facing those challenges as my husband passed away the week before Christmas leaving me a 62 year old widow with an adult dependent son.  I was unprepared for all of the financial decisions I am making.  I will take courage from you and Bev and I will persevere until I too am strong.  Fighting the good fight with you, Kathy

  7. Such good news to hear Bev is persevering through her cancer treatment and that God is faithful to the prayers of His children. I pray God continues to heal her and restore her body to perfect health as only the Great Physician can!

    God’s Blessings to you both, Marsha

  8. Praise The Lord …..Susie

  9. Howard & Bev – I have been following your updates and holding you up in prayer. It is so great to hear the news you just shared. I will continue to lift you up to the Lord. I will pray for an abundance of blessings.

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