Alan had a biopsy and we prayed all week about the results. Friday we learned there is NO CANCER and we are thankful and praising God for this good news. We also want to thank all our family and friends who have lifted this situation up to the Lord on our behalf. This is just one more check mark on our "to-do" medical list. To quote a good friend, "God is good all the time" and we are thankful and know we are truly blessed.
After Alan's doctor visit on Friday, we went to Lifeway Bookstore. I'm always looking for a good Christian book to read or a CD from one of the many Christian groups we like. We found several $5 bargains. As we were checking out, the cashier noticed our phone number wasn't local...we have maintained an Arkansas phone number. So, we told him we were fulltime RV'ers. He thought that was pretty neat and asked if we had a blog...we gave him one of our cards and he said he would follow us on our blog. It's always exciting for us to share one of our cards with someone we meet.
Our nephew, Patrick, stopped by on his way back to school after the holidays. He is a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Greenville.
I also mentioned in my last blog that my brother, Jerry, would be leaving on a mission trip to India on January 22. I have received several updates thus far regarding this mission. The team saw 31 patients the first day -- one with tuberculosis and several with stomach ailments, which I understand is pretty common in that area. The second day they saw 50+ patients. They will be moving to another village next week where some have never seen a doctor because they do not have the money to do so. Please continue to pray for him and the team, who are ministering not only to their medical issues but also to their spiritual needs. May God bless them and keep them safe.
Not much else going on with us. Today was a beautiful, almost springlike, day -- except for the wind. We are ready for Spring and to check off the rest of our medical appointments, so we can begin our 2011 travel plans.