Experiencing God as Jehovah Jireh

Yesterday we had the opportunity to experience God as Jehovah Jireh, the God Who Provides.

You were aware we needed permanent housing to stay in Houston for treatment. We think this will take another two months if I’m a candidate for proton radiation. We’re getting closer to a decision since I see the Proton Radiologist Oncologist on Monday.

Well, many of you read of our need and a deluge of emails and some calls ensued of specific ideas and contacts to help us get resettled – at least ten to fifteen of you! There was no way, with all this help, we would spend a night on the sidewalk! Thanks so much.

All of this encouragement warmed our hearts and said, ‘You are not alone as you go through this!”

Here’s what happened:

On Monday morning we urgently had to start searching for a permanent place now that we knew we’d be here for a longer time and our present place was ending. So we sent out an email request to a consortium of churches we heard about who provide apartments for medical patients. That was at 7:00am.

At 9:30 am. just as I finished up an EKG in the cardio-center, a woman called me from one of those local churches and said she received word early morning that a church apartment was ready to move into that day– Monday. Would we like it?

We headed for the car and drove over to see it. It was a 1-bedroom, cozy apartment, in a quiet neighborhood and totally furnished. Better yet, it was only a 10 minute drive from either of the medical centers that have become our ‘home away from home’ and we could stay as long as we needed. All of this came at a price we could afford.

Since this was ideal for us when other options had closed or were unknown, we said a hearty ‘yes.’ So yesterday afternoon we moved in and have now spent our first day in this apartment– unpacked and ready to take on the new challenges facing us.

And speaking of new challenges . . . I received another one during the EKG yesterday. It seems my heart was affected through the esophagectomy I had two years ago — so some irregular heartbeat has developed, A-Fib. Tomorrow I’ll see a cardiologist here and decide how to take care of this, at least in the short-term.

Through all of this we are so thankful for all of your encouragement, prayers, and support. We said it before, but it’s worth saying again: “We couldn’t do this without YOU!” Well, maybe we could because we’d have to – but your presence and support surely makes the journey more tolerable and exciting!


Dave and Sheri

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