May 31st, 2019 News 1 Comment

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” ~ Psalm 27:14 ~ One of the questions that we have been asked often while traveling this furlough is if we already had housing in Newfoundland, and our answer each time has been, “No, we […]

March 8th, 2019 News No Comments

Thank you to all who prayed for me (Matt) regarding the CT scan of my neck. The procedure went quickly and easily and yesterday (Wednesday, 3/6/19) I received a call with the results. The CT scan of my neck showed that everything completely clear and normal! The doctor said that they could not find a […]

March 5th, 2019 News No Comments

To download a printable PDF of this prayer letter with pictures and full graphics, please click HERE Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. ~ Psalm 116:5 ~ The past few months have given us the opportunity to experience the grace of God in ways that we have never before needed. Through it all, the […]

January 1st, 2019 News 1 Comment

One of the highlights in Dad’s Bible was in Mark 14:8 where it records how Mary brought the alabaster box of ointment to Jesus and broke it over His head and feet but some of the disciples were indignant at her open show of love and affection for Jesus. But Jesus in verses 6 & […]

December 29th, 2018 News 1 Comment

A memorial service for Dad will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, NC at 2PM on Sunday, 12/30/2018. If you are in the area and would like to attend, we as a family would be honored to have you join us as we celebrate the life and testimony of my Dad, Barry […]

December 28th, 2018 News 22 Comments

On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 6:15pm, Dad’s faith finally became sight as he closed his eyes for the last time on this earth and opened them in heaven to behold his Saviour face to face.  Although not able to move or communicate with us these past few days, today, as Dad took his last […]

December 20th, 2018 News 2 Comments

Since the last update a week ago, Dad was able to go to his appointment with the melanoma specialist last Friday (12/14) and he did the first treatment of the immunotherapy, but it took everything that he had to get there and back. Since then, he has completely lost all strength and ability to move […]

December 14th, 2018 News 4 Comments

Dad has taken a turn for the worse since late last week as the steroid dose has continually been decreased. Over the last few days the doctors have not been able to keep his pain and nausea under control with medication. Today he was scheduled to have a brain MRI but it was cancelled because […]

December 1st, 2018 News No Comments

Today, I took Dad to his second appointment with the melanoma specialist.  The doctor was again very professional and caring as we discussed the next steps to be taken.  The two treatment options before us are either chemotherapy or immunotherapy.  Chemo is the more “traditional” treatment but has a lower positive response rate when used […]

November 11th, 2018 News No Comments

Thank you for praying for Dad’s appointment with the melanoma specialist on Friday (11/9). The appointment lasted over 4 hours, but Mom and Dad came away from it very pleased with how knowledgeable and compassionate the doctor was with them. Several treatment options were discussed, but nothing was decided at this appointment because further bloodwork […]