month we received some unexpected news about Karl's
As many of you know, Joan had battled breast cancer
a couple of years ago with success after chemo treatments.
Unfortunately, the cancer has returned very aggressively
and spread to her breast, liver, spleen, lungs,
areas on her bones and perhaps a couple of other
places. She began chemo treatments last week to
help slow it down.
we come back to Omaha? Although we were
not planning to return to the states this year,
we have decided that we will go to Omaha during
this difficult time to be with family (we will arrive
on April 23rd). We want to be with Joan, bring the
joy of her granddaughters and just enjoy each other's
will we know more? It will take a couple
of months for the doctors to know how effectively
the chemo is working.
we return to Africa? The answer is YES!
God has called us here, and we will return to Africa.
will we return to Africa? We don't have
an exact date right now. We will know more in the
coming months based on Karl's mother's chemo treatments.
In the meantime, we will walk the road set before
us with JOY in our hearts!
can you do? Please keep us in your prayers.
As Karl's father Dave said... "We are trusting
our always faithful God to carry us down this difficult
road, asking for a miracle, at the same time we
surrender our wills to His. He knows all things.
Psalm 72:28 I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge."
LINE: We love you all and have been humbled
by the outpouring of love and prayer from so many
of you. Our theme right now...JOY JOY JOY!!
Karl, Julie, Jensen, Emerson and Adison (see
our video greeting)
You can encourage
Karl now and send him a quick email!