We want to briefly communicate with you what has transpired since our December
update. Shortly after that update Leon began to feel ill, accumulate fluid and needed to go to emergency. He was admitted to the hospital and a CT scan revealed that the cancer had returned and was actively affecting his kidney function again. After treatment, he was released and immediately started the integrative medical treatment (Insulin Potentiation Therapy) which had the Lord had used last year to treat it so effectively. We are so thankful to report that he had a quick response and is doing much better again. We would appreciate your prayers and specifically that God would provide the finances that are needed for Leon’s continuing treatment and the wisdom in developing a maintenance schedule as it is very expensive and we have limited funds.
During the same time Teresa contracted a flu/cold. She was quite sick for several weeks, but thankfully is well again.
We have also gone through some major changes in our family during this time that have required time and significant emotional energy, but despite all these things, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers them out of them all.” (Psalm 34:19). The Lord is so faithful!
We are looking forward to two soon-coming mission trips: the first to Mazatlán, Mexico to minister in the church with our close friends Pastors Joe and Laurie Pacheco and then to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, where we will be joining with the pastors and leadership there and with the others in the Pastoral Counsel Team to celebrate the church’s 20th anniversary and have the annual conference. The church is growing and doing so well! We are so grateful to have these opportunities as well as to be able to continue active in providing encouragement, pastoral care and support for indigenous leaders and missionaries on a regular basis from home. Besides the above mission trips, we have several personal trips on the agenda before summer so we should be quite busy. Please pray for strength for us.
Like so many of you there are a lot of issues we think about and have to face, but we know our Heavenly Father will lead us through whatever comes. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.” (Psalm 32:8).
We love you all and are grateful for you!
Most of our blog entries here will be written by Teresa with Leon's additions here and there. And we may even give him his own separate blog page eventually to share some of the things the Lord puts on his heart.