Friday, October 24, 2008

Plans modified

As we've been praying and talking about this alternative therapy, it seems as if God is changing our hearts to modify our plans a little. In light of the priorities that we laid out last week, it doesn't seem like being away from my children, and doing such an intense all-consuming therapy will be good for us. Instead, while I'm still up and about I think we should have as much fun together as possible, and fit parts of that therapy into our lives so long as it doesn't take too much time.

Our friend is going to allow us to borrow their RV for a few weeks so we can get away and travel a bit. With an RV we can travel but still be able to feed me healthy foods and juices and spend lots of time together. We still want to go to Southern California to be with our friends and visit a clinic where we can learn the therapy. Instead of doing inpatient therapy, we plan to do a few outpatient classes or have a trained therpist come to us to teach us how to administer parts of the therapy.

Thanks to everybody who generously offered a place to stay. We're considering our options and will need to stop somewhere in SoCal. Hopefully we'll be able to see many of you face to face.

We'll keep you updated!

In the meantime please pray for my rest at night. My neck continues to hurt more and more, especially as I've been getting off narcotics. Its not a severe pain, but more of a constant ache that makes it difficult to sleep.

Continue to pray for full healing and restoration. God is able to do far more than we can ask or think.

Praise God that things at home are continuing to run more and more smoothly, and we've had help setting up our house.


  1. hello andrew and grace, how faithful God is to lead us in everything. certainly, all His ways are good. even when we might be inclined in another direction, yet how precious it is when we hear Him, and how blessed we are when we follow Him. we'll continue in prayer for you all, especially for wisdom and discernment, as has already been granted, to continue to recognize the right way to go, and the right activities to do. be encouraged (= be filled with courage) because just as the light of Christ is brightly shining in your life, so also will the enemy’s attacks be intensive; relief will only be momentary until you’re home. but face them with the same unwavering certainty you've already so blessed us all by displaying in the past. “..without faith, it is impossible to please Him..”; that also means your blazing proclamation of faith continues to please Him! don’t believe the lies; in living by faith you are giving your family great eternal wealth, a wealth that will feed them the rest of their lives; there is no better investment. do all you can to help them recognize His leading and share in hearing and obeying Him, secure in His arms as our obedience appears faltering. with our deepest love and respect, wes and pam

  2. Dearest Mark Family,

    Your family pictures are wonderful! Thank you for permitting us to view them!
    We think of you everyday, pray for you and are so thankful for your lives! You are all so radiant in the Lord and we can't thank you enough for letting us all share what God is teaching you!
    Love to you!
    The Magees

  3. Dear Andrew & Family,

    You don't know me, but I have been really really touched by all of the things you've written in your online journal.
    One of Grace's friends, Jheanne is in my sorority aKDPHi.. she requested that I send out a mass message to some of the other girls in our sorority.. we will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.
    I pray that no matter what God's will may be, that he will provide for your family. "For God will provide us with all of our needs."

    - Mellissa