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sandy600x500_6447Sandy went to be with her Lord and Master on Thursday July then 13th.

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Sandy passed away

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

Sandy went to be with her Lord and Master yesterday evening (13/7).

She had been in a lot of pain and we had asked the Lord to heal her or to take her home to Himself. We are thankful for the doctor and the nurses who have ministered to her so that she could be pain free and come to rest. A short time after the treatment she departed to a place of eternal peace and joy in the presence of our Father in Heaven.

The funeral will be held in Strijen, Thurday the 20th 14:00h.

Here is the download link with the information for the funeral.


These three remain: faith, hope and love (1 Cor. 13:13)

Life is very interesting for Randy and I (Steve) at the moment. Sandy needs more of time because of the weakness of her body. If you cannot eat then you are gradually starving and this is the case with Sandy. This means that Randy or I have to be at the mission to look after these two precious ladies (Sandy & Oma).  People around me are surprised that Sandy is still living. I tell them that it is the wonderful love that we have for each other after 52 + years of marriage.


Overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope.  Romans 15:13 KJV

Finally I received the phone call from the Doctor and heard the news that the hospital would not give me another scan as my tumors have grown so much it would be a waste of time. As you can imagine, this was disheartening news and not what we had been praying for, but we press on. Since this news came the family has been helping me so very much for which I am very thankful.  I have my good days when I feel like going outside and digging up all the dandelions! But, No, I didn’t do that but I am praying that the Lord will send someone else who is willing and able to do it. I am extremely thankful for the beautiful cards, flowers, visits, and especially the prayers and gifts. After lots of searching on the internet, our Miriam found a site that suggested that high doses of vitamins, especially C, might help reduce the tumors. So now I am two weeks into this vitamin treatment. I can’t say I feel any better or worse, but I do realize that ONLY the LORD is able to heal me. I want to thank you for your continuing prayers because you are helping me in my adventure at this time. God bless you.

This weekend is Easter and since having cancer and various degrees of pain, I realize how much our Lord and Savior suffered for us before He died and then rose again. My heart is full of thankfulness for all the Lord has done for us. May we all take a few moments this Easter to thank the Lord for all His blessings.


Waiting on a phone call

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 New International Version (NIV)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

On Friday, 17 March, Steve, Miriam (our oldest daughter) and I went to the Daniel den Hoed clinic for an appointment that I had made because I have been feeling that the tumor in my stomach area is growing. We saw the same doctor we had last seen in August of 2016, but much to our amazement, her attitude was much kinder and she was more willing to listen to our questions and thoughts. After an examination (which she had never done before), she told us that not only is the tumor growing, but there seem to be multiple tumors now. The most pressing question for us was, can I have another CT scan? Her answer was that this was not necessary as there was no further action that could be taken. We continued to press her on this question until she finally agreed to talk with a surgeon who operates on these kinds of tumors. Her main concern for not wanting me to have another scan is that the contrast fluid that is used for the scan could cause more damage on my kidneys. But on the other hand, if nothing is done and the tumors continue to grow, I will starve to death because I will not be able to eat due to the lack of space in the stomach area. So at the moment, we are waiting on a phone call from her which she promised to make after her discussion with the surgeon sometime this week. Please continue to pray for me and my family as we continue to look to Jesus for His perfect will in my life.


Dancing on the table

Greetings from Sandy. It hardly seems possible that we are already at the end of the first month of the new year. Truly we are all blessed to be alive at this time and to be able to serve the Lord wherever we are. Our prayer is that we all will have many opportunities to share the Gospel during this year.

If you have Facebook, you may have seen that I danced on the table at our family Christmas meal to celebrate that the Lord has kept me alive thus far. I am blessed each day to say, thank you, Lord, for another day. I continue to do most of the daily activities that I need to do here at the mission, but must admit that I get tired easily. Please continue to pray for me and for Cor (a team member) and Elly (the wife of a team member) both of whom also have cancer. None of us know what each day holds for us, but we do know who has all things in control and we continue to trust the Lord for his strength and wisdom for each day.

Thank you for your continuing prayers. God bless you.


Preaching on a boat

Since I last updated this many things have happened. On 17 September, Stichting Hand celebrated 50 years of service to missionaries. I was so happy that the Lord has allowed me to be a part of this celebration. It was such a blessing to talk with missionaries, former team members, and supporters. Many shared with me about how they had been helped, encourage, and blessed by the mission team. This brought tears to my eyes to realize, YES, as a team we are being used by the Lord to further the spread of the Gospel. Please pray with us that we will be able to continue in His service.

Just a few days after the mission celebration, Steve and I began ‘a dream holiday’. Prayer partners had given the gift of a cruise from Venice, Italy to Albania, to several ports in Greece, Naples, Italy, and Rome, Italy. This was the first time that we have ever had a holiday that was just a holiday with no work included. We both were blessed to be able to stand on the market place in Corinth were Paul preached. The cruise was a glance for us into a whole other world. All the years of our marriage, we have lived frugally and on the cruise, we saw an abundance of everything – food, a cabin with a toilet and shower all to ourselves, 2 swimming pools. We truly enjoyed being spoiled for those 12 days. Steve was even able to preach on the first Sunday we were on the cruise. There was an interdenominal service to be lead by the congregation. We began talking with a lady seated next to us and no one got up to lead and all of a sudden she pointed at Steve and said, you lead. And so it was that Steve was able to lead the small group of about 20 of us in a very moving service. He shared about the Lord’s Prayer and several told him later and how his message had spoke to them and how encouraged they were. We praise the Lord for each opportunity He gives us.

Health wise, I am still here and still praising the Lord for each day He gives me. It is two months since the doctor told me that I am going to die and there was nothing that could be done, but God seems to have another plan for me as I am still here. I must admit that I am finding it hard to get back to work after our holiday. I did gain some weight on the cruise and this was good. Now I just have to eat enough to keep the weight on. I am feeling good, except for the pain in my back due to my fall in January. Day by day, I am realizing that we, each one of us have a gift of another day to serve the Lord in the place He has put us. What a privilege we have to follow and serve Him.

Please continue to pray for me that I will be willing and able to do all that the Lord has in store for me in the days I have left to serve Him. Thank you! Your encouragements are such a blessing to both Steve and myself. God bless you all !!


My fortress and my deliverer, My God

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in who I take refuge: My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

On Thursday, 8 September, I found myself once again at the Daniel den Hoed Cancer Clinic in Rotterdam. This was for a routine checkup, I had a blood test and then later in the afternoon, I had an appointment with the doctor. She ask how I was doing and I told her that after lots of searching on the internet and MUCH prayer, I had completely changed my diet. I was now eating lactose free, gluten free, no red meat, and no sugar. In my naivety, I thought that she would be happy to hear that I was doing my best to eat well, but her only comment was, ‘do whatever makes you happy.’ She only believes in what she has learned in the medical profession. Finally she did tell me that my hb (hemoglobin) count had dropped to 6.9 but that was okay. I found it too low as since last December it has dropped from 7.8. Before we left, Steve had a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel with her and once again we heard, ‘ do whatever makes you happy.’ In my heart I am saddened that this lady who is so well educated was not open to hear what the Lord has done for all of us.

Thank you for your e-mails, your cards, your letters and your gifts. But more important, thank you for your prayers. I think I am doing 2 % of is needed to improve my health and the Lord is doing the other 98 %. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but none of us do. I must admit that I am finding it difficult to have to take so much time to focus on myself as I would much rather be serving others, but my family says that this is what I should be doing at this time.

I wish I could write or phone each one of you, but alas, that is not possible. Thank you once again for your prayers; these are a vital part of my life now. God bless each one of you.

Sandy


All that is left now is to trust the Lord

Today we went back to the hospital and told the doctor of our decision not to have any chemo treatment for Sandy. On the 8th of September she goes back for a blood check. All that is left now is to trust the Lord. We would value your prayers for Sandy’s healing. Thank you for your encouragements and support.


Daniel den Hoed hospital

Today we were at the cancer hospital. The doctor was very kind and in a peaceful way explained what the choices are. She does not expect Sandy to live for a year. She can decide to do chemo treatment but it only gives a 10% chance to lengthen her life but none to heal. We go back next Friday to talk over our decision. Please keep praying for us and for our kids and grand kids. Prayer is the only answer as our Lord is the only one who can lengthen Sandy’s life or take her home to be with HIMSELF. We continue to look to Him in this situation


Sad News

This week Sandy went to the hospital for a check-up scan. Sad to say they found that the cancer has come back again and is now in her liver, stomach and lungs. This means that humanly speaking there is nothing that they can do for her. She is being referred to the Daniel den Hoed clinic and here the oncologist will be looking at her case to see if there is anything they can do. In the scan they also saw that there is pressure on her left kidney, they are also going to look into that. Humanly speaking there is nothing that can be done, but we are keeping our eyes on Jesus, our savior and healer en look to Him for strength to get through this difficult time. Please pray for Sandy & Steve and the family, but also for the entire Hands to Serve team.


Back pain

On 3 January, I (Sandy) did something that I have done for years and stood on the couch to water a plant that is hanging up, but somehow I fell and hurt my back. Thankfully my back was not broken and I will NEVER again water that plant!! But, I have had and still have lots of pain and am having to take pain pills. The Lord is good and I am now able to get out of bed by myself once again. I thank the Lord for each sister who comes to the mission to help for they are a real blessing. It seems that we don’t appreciate each other enough until a time of need comes. My prayer is that we would be more thankful for our brothers and sisters who help us in whatever way they can.


CT scan December

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How we give thanks for each one of you who have prayed for Sandy and myself during these last four months that we have been going through the problem of cancer that Sandy had in the area of her abdomen. We have been carried along by the wonderful prayer support that we have received from you and the GRACE of our Lord who has been very close to us during these days.

Praise the LORD that on the 31st of December we received news that the CT scan showed no change from the last scan and the doctor told us that it is good. It was nice to receive the confirmation of our convictions. We questioned the doctor about different aspects of the cancer and he mentioned that if it came back then they could not help Sandy again! This aspect of the information was based on the statistics that he knew. We found this very strange, but as our trust is in our Lord Jesus Christ as our primary health care giver, we feel that we should ask you to continue to pray with us to this end that we might go on serving HIM until HE indicates differently. Sandy has an appointment with the doctor again on the 30th of March. May God bless each one of you and thank you for your prayers.
Your servants for Jesus sake,
Steve and Sandy


Lung CT scan

Praise the Lord, on 1 December Sandy heard the good news that the spots on her lungs had not changed since the CT scan in August. But due to a fault a complete scan was not taken so she must have another scan on 21 December. Then on 31 December we will get the results.   We are trying to keep important updates on this on the mission website. Please continue to pray.

In Him,

Steve


Refreshing vacation

By His strips we are healed! This continues to be one of the first thoughts that comes to me as I awake each morning. We have so much to thank the Lord for and as each day passes, we realize that we are not thankful enough. Thank you, Lord, for each day that you give us to serve you in all that we do. You are so good to each of us. Bless the Lord oh my soul. I will worship your Holy Name.

We had three wonderful weeks at our caravan in England. This was a time for me to rest and gain strength and I am happy to report that we came back to Strijen refreshed. Also, I have managed to gain some weight and this too is a blessing.

During our time in England, we enjoyed the blessing of watching the birds feed from the bird feeder, to see the pheasants eating the grass and bugs, and to see lots of rabbits eating whatever they could get a hold of. The beauty of God’s nature is truly one of the blessings that we don’t take enough time to enjoy.

It took us five days to pick the apples that are growing on the trees. Each one reminds us of a blessing that the Lord has poured out upon us. Now the whole team is able to enjoy the refreshing flavor of the organic apples!

On 24 November, I will go to the hospital again for another CT scan. We will hear the results of this scan on 1 December. Please continue to pray for my health to improve each day. AND please pray for Steve as we have been to the eye hospital and they have told him that he needs to have cataract surgeries.

Thank you so much for your prayers, your e-mails, your cards, and your gifts. You have been a real encouragement to us during this difficult period.

God bless you all.

Sandy


Hospital visit

Sandy and I went to the hospital yesterday and the doctor removed the J stent that they had put in to protect the kidneys and the urine channel during the operation. This went without any problems and we have the idea that she is a little more comfortable with this “foreign” body out of the way.

We leave later this week to go the England for a time of rest. Please pray for the team while we are away.

Thank you!!

Steve


Thankful and tired

These past days have been relative ‘normal’ for me. — Sunday, I was able to go to church for the first time since June!! I was thankful to be there. I must admit that in the afternoon, I was very tired. After church, I cooked a meal for Oma, Steve and myself, but then I had to rest. Along with recovering from all that has happened in the past months, I must also help with care of Oma when no one else is here to do that. It all makes life very interesting, but one does one step at a time and He gives the strength and wisdom. As long as I remember not to try and run, but just take one thing at a time.

God has been and is so good to me. I have no pain and no medication. We are leaving for England soon and we will be there for three weeks. I can rest and recover over there just as well as here. Steve needs a real time away too as he is having to do most of the jobs that I usually do. Before, he knew how to repair the washing machine and now he has had to learn how to do the wash. I am being washed by the ladies from Careyn (the care givers who help old and handicapped people) each day and it has been a humbling experience. I am getting stronger and better each day, but I do realize that I need to accept help when it is being given to me. I guess that I am a Martha and now I am having to learn to be a Mary as I have more time to focus on Him.

One prayer request, in the past months, I have lost 16 kilo and the dietician who comes to see me says that I need to put on about 3 kilo, but I am having a hard time doing this. It seems that I am eating all day long. I have to eat something every two hours as I can’t eat as much as I used to. Please pray that I would at least be able to put on a little weight before the dietician comes back in November.

Before we go to England, I have one more hospital visit. On 21 September I go back for the removal of the ‘double J catheter’. The doctor tells me that it will be painless and I am trusting that he is right. In the past 10 weeks, I have been to the hospital more times than in the past 72 years. Each day I am trying to do a little more but I do have to be careful.

Thank you for your prayers and concerns. I have put up two long ribbons in our bedroom and hung many of the cards that I have received. These are a constant encouragement and a blessing to me.

God bless you all.

Sandy


Three weeks since operation

Today, 1 September, marks three weeks since my operation to remove the cancer tumor, so to celebrate the answer to many prayers, Steve and I made a trip to the dentist for our 6 month control. What a celebration! Thankfully both of us had no problems and I even got a complement from the dentist for taking good care of my teeth even though I had been in the hospital. Then we made a short trip to the supermarket.  All of this has been made possible by the answers to your prayers. This is real blessing to us. Please continue to pray with and for me.

May the joy of the Lord fill your heart today knowing that He is our salvation! Have a great day.

Love in Him,

Sandy


Encouragement

Yesterday morning (Tuesday), Sandy and I went to the Hospital accompanied by our daughter Miriam. They took Sandy’s 21 staples out and that proved to be a lot less painful than I (Steve) imagined. The doctor told us that they had looked at the situation and due to the fact that the tumor was still sealed up that it could not have sent its tentacles out into other parts of the body! Sandy does have a spot on her lung and on her liver, but at this time it is not known what these spots are. After a week of emotional turmoil, what the doctor said brought up a feeling of “what do I trust”. When we got home I expressed my inner feelings to Sandy and Miriam and Miriam said I will call the hospital. She did this and the message that got back to us was, “we always give the black picture when something is malignant”!!! Yes, Sandy’s tumor was malignant. But, we are now rejoicing that Sandy’s condition is not as bad as we were first told and we know that this is a result of your prayers for Sandy.

Sandy was not prescribed any medicine and was sent home with the message come back in three months (November 24) for another CT scan and a week later (December 1) for the results. We are working on getting Sandy strengthened by feeding her up and she is working on her muscles to get them strong again. I have packaged up 2 pounds of sugar cubes that she can use as a weight to lift up to help build up her arm muscles. Soon I am going have to watch out otherwise I might get boxed around my ears.

We realize that we are extremely blessed to have you all praying for Sandy and we would encourage you to continue on. We continue to hold on to: by His stripes, we are healed!!

It is becoming more difficult to respond to each of you personally, as we are blessed to get so many mails, Facebook comments, and cards. We would ask that you look at the website for up to date information, if you do not hear personally from us.

Your love and concern is a REAL encouragement to us especially at this time. God bless you all!

Steve and Sandy


Sunday morning

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Hi from Sandy at home in Strijen!! It is Sunday morning and Steve has gone to Church and I thought I would take time and write a few lines to let you know how I am doing. I came home on Tuesday afternoon. I must admit that it was with some ‘fear’ that I got into our camper for the trip home from the hospital, but Steve drove carefully and I felt no pain for which I thank the Lord. After about an hour of sitting in the dining room so that I could see mission team members, I said to Steve that I wanted to go upstairs to our room. Once again, a bit of anxiety arose in me as I approached the stairs. Before the operation I could hardly climb them, but, thank the Lord, I was able to climb them with no difficulty. Once in our room, I told Steve that I felt 10,000 percent better than before the operation.

I am able to eat once again which is good since I had lost over 30 pounds and food really tastes good. We have such a wonderful Lord who created good things for us to enjoy! Each day, I am feeling stronger and I have even washed the dishes a couple of times. I realize that I need much rest at this time and with the Lord’s help, I am doing my best to be Mary instead of Martha!! It is not easy.

The cards, e-mails, website messages and Facebook comments (on Steve’s account, I don’t have one), phone calls and flowers have been a real encouragement to me. I am so thankful to the Lord for each one who is praying for me and my family at this ‘interesting’ time in our lives. Having never been so sick in my life, it was an extreme shock to Steve and myself when the doctor told us on Monday evening that I have cancer and a rare form for which there is no cure. He asked if we had any questions and we were so in shock that we did not know what to ask.

Since coming home, these verses have become very precious to me, Proverbs 9:10-11, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied , and years will be added to your life.” I have no idea, just like you, how long the Lord will give me here on earth, but I do know that I will be here as long as it is His perfect will.

On Tuesday morning, I go back to the hospital to have the many staples removed. At the moment, I feel like a paper doll who has been stapled back together. We will also hear the results of the CT scan that was taken on Monday in compare to the one that was taken six weeks ago. Our oldest daughter, Miriam, who is a nurse will be going to the hospital with us to help us ask the right questions. Please continue to pray with me and my family for my healing; He is able!

I look forward to hearing from you. I can’t promise that you will get an answer, but it is so encouraging to me to know you are there!!!!

Love in Him,

Sandy


Eating and moving about

Dear Brothers and Sisters in HIM,

Since the previous post was written Sandy has been at home for about 48 hours. She is feeling really well in comparison to a week and half ago. She can eat and is moving about. We are keeping our eyes on Jesus and are, for the most part, functioning in rest and trust. HE is the only one who can enable and show us the way forward. We come to HIM in prayer, sometimes with tears, sometimes with rejoicing but always with confidence that HE knows all about our situation. We would like to continue to function together as we have done for the last 50 + years. I really do not know what I would do without my planning department but even if it should come to that I am certain that HE will lead and guide. The saying “while there is life there is hope” comes to mind. Jesus has been and always will be our life even when we are not here anymore.

Your prayers for us, to deal with whatever comes as children of our Heavenly Father, are really appreciated.

in HIM,

Steve and Sandy


Difficult news

Dear Brothers and Sisters in HIM,

The news that we received yesterday evening was very difficult to hear. Sandy’s tumor was not benign. It has already spread to the liver and a lung. This morning they will do another scan to see if it is worse (my words) and this afternoon I will bring her home. Her medical record will be sent on to the university hospital in Rotterdam. From what the doctors say they cannot do anything to help her because if they start with one of the therapies they will kill her organs and she will be with Jesus even quicker. After this announcement we clung to each other and cried and prayed. I did not want to leave her but I knew that I needed to get some rest and at the hospital that was not possible. I came home, cleaned up a bit and laid everything at the feet of Jesus. I slept well considering the situation.

Your prayers for us to deal with whatever comes as children of our Heavenly Father are really appreciated.

in HIM,

Steve and Sandy


The smile is back

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Visiting Sandy she looks a lot more cheerful than on the previous picture. The stitches hurt a lot. But she is eating fluid food and slowly trying to move more and more. Hopefully she can go home on Monday or Tuesday.


Food situation improving

Today she tried to eat the same light dairy product (vla) again and this time it stayed down. No more news today.


Not an easy night

Yesterday Sandy tried to eat a dairy product (vla) and drink some apple juice and water. During the night she had a lot of pain and most of the food came out again. This morning she’s only been drinking water and seems to be doing fine. She tried  at supper time to eat a plain dry biscuit (beschuit) but that didn’t stay down either.


Offending object sent away

Dear praying friends,

sandy150812Sandy has had her operation and the “offending object” has been removed. This was a full blown op not just a keyhole op. She is now on pain medication so that the healing can progress faster and she can adjust this herself. I spent yesterday afternoon with her and she seemed to be doing well. The “offending object” has been sent away to see if is benign or malignant. We will not hear about this until Monday or Tuesday. The outcome of this will determine when Sandy can come home.

Yours in HIM,

Steve


Please keep praying for both Sandy and Steve

Dear praying friends,

I have just returned from seeing Sandy. She is on strong pain medicine. She also has control of how much she uses. Being Sandy she is using as little as possible and as much as needed. The hospital have sent the growth away to be analyzed. They will not know if it is “good” or bad until Monday and I think that she will be there until then at a minimum. Continued prayer is the answer as it expresses our dependence on our Lord Jesus Christ.

in HIM,

Steve
P.S. I would also appreciate prayer for myself as I had to go to the Doctor this morning as I have broken out in a rash.


Weak but OK

The operation went well. They say they got it all, as well as a bit of her lymphatic glands to have them tested for cancer. She is weak and has a low bloodpressure because she lost some blood during the operation. She has a morphine pump and is instructed to push the button every 20 min for the pain. She will be in hospital until at least Monday.


Sandy back on the ward

She woke up ok after the operation. Now she is asleep again. No more news today. (Evening now in the Netherlands)


Praise the Lord, it's out!

4:15 PM: They have removed the lump anyway. We will know more when she wakes up.


No removal today

9:38 AM: It has been decided they will only operate today to investigate the lump but not remove it. She has lost a lot of weight.


Operation moved few hours

The operation planned for this morning has been moved to 15:30. She will not be awake until 19:00 h (GMT+1) at the earliest.


Operation planned for tomorrow

A first operation is planned for Tuesday the 11th of August. It is unsure if this operation will also include the removal of the lump. First they need to decide what it is attached to and make sure they do not damage things when removing it. Please keep praying for Sandy and Steve and the doctors.


Whole day of tests

Sandy has had a growth next to her stomach now for about two months.
Yesterday Sandy and I went to the hospital for one appointment. It turned into a whole day affair. This is because the pressure inside her has been increasing and we were/are not happy about it. We finished the first appointment and then went to the surgical department. The doctor doing Sandy was not in. The other doctor who was on duty was in over his ears.
They called to our doctor who is going to operate on Sandy and he/she said send her to the emergency department and have them do a blood check. They did this and decided the op needs to be called forward and so Sandy is having her op on Tuesday of this coming week. She will go into hospital on Monday evening. We were at the hospital at around 9.00 in the morning and left around 5.00 in the evening. It was a very long day but we are thrilled that they are listening.


CT-Scan

Sandy has had a CT-Scan on the 14th of July 2015. A few days later we went to hear the results of this scan. Sandy has an object in her body the size of a melon. At he moment doctors do not know what to do about it, but they agree it needs to be removed in the near future.


58 thoughts on “News about Sandy

  1. Myriam Herron

    Hi Sandy and Steve,

    Just looked to see if there was any news. This morning Jan Hunter called to find out how you were doing. Even though she was on the other side of the United States we spent time together to pray for you over the phone. We love you and you are prayed for and thought about quite a bit.

    23 June 2017 at 22:39
  2. Bob & Carolyn Martin

    Hello from Burbank, CA. In the midst of new surroundings (Redeemer Burbank) and old (Valley Baptist♫-our group is called Valley Vintage!!), we send our love. As we gather at the old Sunday School class each Sunday, you are all being lifted up to our Precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Prayer continues all week, in each of our homes, until we meet again the next Sunday. We will be meeting Sunday afternoon, at a local Mexican Restaurant, to celebrate Christ and Rosie Alvarez and you will be with us there, too. Know we love you . . . hugs!! God is faithful and has His hand on all of you. In Him, Bob & Carolyn Martin

    21 May 2017 at 03:25
  3. Myriam Herron

    At prayer meeting tonight several people prayed for you, Sandy, Steve, the kids, and the whole gang at Strijen. Many people ask about you even though you only came once to our church. You are loved.

    13 April 2017 at 05:19
  4. Myriam Herron

    Dearest Sandy and Steve,

    We are thinking about you soooo much and wished we could be there to give you a hug and tell you how much we love you. You are in our prayers.

    10 April 2017 at 21:14
  5. Alyse Ogle

    To Steve and Sandy, your family, and all the team and their family,
    I just want to let you know that I think of you and pray for you daily. I just want Him to hold you close and help you with what you are going through, and to give you His peace and joy. Blessings to each of you!.
    Alyse Ogle

    8 April 2017 at 08:42
  6. Karla and Mike Childs

    We and our church continue to pray for all of you. May God be your strength and shield so that no power of evil can come against you. May each of you feel the Presence of God working in your midst, holding and carrying you each step. We love you and thank you for the blessing you are in our lives and the lives of other around the world.

    7 April 2017 at 20:12

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