Greetings Fellow Servants,
It is with great joy I am able to write this Short Report. Our God is a great God, for this I give thanks. The family of God is the greatest family, for this I give thanks. The prayers of the faithful church family are mighty and powerful. I am able to write this report because God is, the faithful prayers of thousands, an amazing supportive family, and the professional health care I have received. Thank you all so very much for all you have done and continue doing, making my life possible.
Health Update: My journey began back in November when I became ill. It would lead to our return to America for additional medical treatment where I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia with Flt3 genetic mutation. I began Chemotherapy on Dec. 25th. Unfortunately I would develop some serious complications. The medical community did all they could and at one point said, “it is finished.” My family, friends and God said it is not over until it is over. Long story short, I have just finished round three of Chemotherapy (one to go). Yes, prayer is powerful and God is amazing.
A journey it has been and continues to be. The type of Leukemia I have has an 80% possibility of returning within a year of so, …then there is the 20%. The prayers of the saints and the mercy of God adds a whole lot more to the reality of my (all our) life. I give you this short update to simple say, I am much better and I thank you all. It is my hope and prayer that we are able to make (at least) short-term trips back to Tanzania later this year.
I want to thank you all for your continued payers and support for God’s mission work in Tanzania. I continue to be amazed as to what God has and continues to do through His family, particularly in Tanzania, East Africa.
I want to thank the Tanzania mission team on the field both Americans and Nationals for doing such an amazing work in my physical absents, a testimony to Who is in control, God!
I want to thank my amazing family (especially my amazing wife) and friends who have been by my side every min. of every day providing all the support I have needed.
I am thankful for every new day God blesses me with. My prayer is that God will use me up in His service with each and every remaining day I am blessed and privileged to live.
We close with joyful and hopeful hearts. We plead with you for continued prayers, support and involvement in this great mission work of God. We truly believe God has just begun and the best is yet to come when it comes to the saving of the lost of this world.
Until all have heard…
In Him, Cy Stephanie and Granny