Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Joanna has Cancer...

Dear Friends & Family,

Although we find it very hard to understand God's ways some times, we cling to the fact that He Love's us and has our best in mind. The results of Joanna's tumor came back today showing that it is an aggressive malignant tumor. It was explained that there are 4 levels of Cancer and Joanna has the worst level. We are still in shock trying to process what we've been told. She will begin Chemo on Friday, for a period of 6 months. However, the doctors say the tumor will most likely grow back and they are giving her only 1-2 years left to live. We are asking the Lord for a miracle because He is the Great Physician, but we do trust that He knows what is best for each and every one of His children and Joanna is His child.

Please be praying for Joanna, Curtis, Natalie, Reuben and Kaylie during this time in their lives. As you can guess this has been very shocking and very hard news for Ruth this morning. Please be praying for us also as we seek wisdom from the Lord and others on the best course of action on our part.

Thanks for your prayers & friendship.
Ben & Ruth

3 comments:

Pastor Rob Foster said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you. Please keep us up to date and know that we are ready to help.

With love from the THCF family

My name is Jeremy. said...

Don't know what to say but I love you guys and am praying.

Kathy Foster said...

Dear Ben and Ruth,
It is truly shocking news. I was on a walk with Colleen Solomon this morning when Steve called her. I could tell by her response that it was horrific news she had received. After she got off the phone, she did not immediately tell me what it was and I was hesitant to ask. But the words came and with it our tears and sadness. A few steps later Kimmett Reaves pulled up in her car to say hello. We also passed the results to her. It is spreading quickly throughout Temecula and I know with that will be many prayers lifted on your behalf. We love you and wish so deeply you could be near right now. May God's comfort and peace be profound and surpass all understanding. Kathy Foster