Prayer

Prayer is crucial to the life of the church and the health of its people. If there is something you would like prayer for, you can post your request to the prayer wall below. You have the option to share publicly for everyone to see, anonymously in which everyone can see the prayer request but not your name, or choose to have it sent only to the elders by selecting "DO NOT Share This". You can also view others' prayer requests and let them know that you have been praying for them.

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Scott J De Vight

This week I had the subject tests - the first CT scan & MRI since late Feb.

Praise

The blood work results continue to show steady improvement with only (2) values remaining slightly elevated - indicating continued improvement in liver function.

The CT Scan results show either no change or a decrease (ranging from ~27 to 45%) in size of the metastasized lesions for the affected organs.

The liver, which had innumerable metastases in late February is improved, although multiple lesions remain.

The brain MRI results show either no change or a decrease (ranging from ~25 to 33%) in size of the metastasized lesions. No new or increased lesions are demonstrated.

Thus, I will continue on my treatment plan - as the criteria for doing so - no spread or growth of the cancer and no significant complications or side-effects - is being met. This is a major answer to prayer!!!

The next CT scan & MRI will be in late July/early August.

Prayer

I continue to experience several minor side-effects from the radiation treatment (finished 16Mar) and chemotherapy tablets. Please pray these improve/resolve themselves.

Praise Him from Whom ALL Blessings flow!

Scott

Received: May 23, 2022

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Kelli De Vight

Hello, all. The roller coaster continues and we’d appreciate prayer.

Scott has an MRI and CT scan in the morning. He’s become more affected by the chemo. He’s experiencing uncomfortable side effects…and he rarely complains, so I’m sure they aren’t fun. Please continue to pray for healing and also for physical comfort. Thank you all.

Abby’s case is also tenuous and big decisions will be made soon…as in probably weeks. We are praying for a Christian home that will just pour into this happy, joyful 2 year old who has blessed our home for almost a year! What a year. God is good…and sovereign. Believing this more than ever. Thank you, again. Kelli

Received: May 15, 2022

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Kerry Munson

Please pray for Lois Larsen and her sister Lorainne. Their brother passed away last week. Please pray for Lois to have understanding and to focus on her positive memories of her brother. Pray that Lorainne will have the strength and finances for the arrangements she needs to make. If you want to drop Lois a card, she has moved since the directory was last updated. Her apartment is 10J.

Received: April 24, 2022

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Carrie Stannert

Stannert family update: The Lord provided a job for Kyle & our family is thrilled to share that we will moving back to Washington in June. We can’t wait to return to and serve with our Crossway family. We would love prayer as we make this transition & move especially since this will be our 2nd cross country move in little over a year. Please pray for our home in Colorado to sell quickly and that the Lord would lead us & provide a new home in WA as we have a very limited area we can purchase a home in as well as a small timeline in the current market. Please pray for our hearts as we wrap up and say goodbye to this season in Colorado and as we enter a new season in WA including the changes it will bring for our family and specifically this new job for Kyle. Thank you! ️

Received: April 20, 2022

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Kelli De Vight

Wanting to share that we have much to be thankful for as we head into this weekend. Please praise Him with us.

- Scott’s oncologist called late last night to say thst, for the second week in a row, his liver labs have plunged…(down is good). He’s been very surprised that this has occurred just two weeks in to chemo. One’s liver does much, so a functioning one is a good thing and this type of a surprise so refreshing.

- Scott will have radiation tx #7 of 10 this morning and yesterday was the first day he woke without head pain. So good. He should finish on Wednesday. No hair loss yet.

- Though we haven’t talked with her, Isabella’s mom texts and says she’s doing well. She started ‘school’ yesterday (which I’m sure she’ll love and I’ll feel better that there will be other’s eyes on her daily).

Thank you all.

Received: March 11, 2022

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Kelli De Vight

Hello Family! (Insert Oaken meme)

Thank you does not communicate how much we felt so loved, prayed for, and blessed by your support, care for us, interest in Bella and her mom as we flew Isabella to MN. Mac did get to come with and I honestly don’t know how I would have managed the logistics of Bella’s things, 3 year old Bella’s 3year oldness, the required complete masking on the flight, saying goodbye, etc. alone. The Lord covered this and many other details as only He could. One huge ‘yes’ He gave was that Bella ran straight into her mom’s arms. She hadn’t done this ever, that we’d seen, and it was so heart warming and encouraging…to us, AND to her nervous mom. God is gracious that this will be one of our last memories for now. Again, thank you all. What a family.

Received: March 7, 2022

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Kelli De Vight

Filling the prayer wall today! I’m hoping many will be praying for Isabella this week, as a case team meeting (myself, her birthmom and birthmom’s lawyer, case workers, judge,etc.) will Zoom Monday afternoon. The primary agenda item will be how and when to return Bella to her mom. I believe we will be told she will need to leave this next week. Please pray that this sweet, trusting 3 year old will be totally surrounded by His comfort and peace, safe, secure, and attach well w/mom quickly and in a healthy way. Again, thank you all for your prayers at this emotional time for us all. We, of course, love her deeply.

Received: February 27, 2022

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Scott J De Vight

Since late January, it’s been “fast & furious” regarding updates to my diagnosis.

From my 22Feb CT scan we learned the cancer had metastasized to my kidneys, adrenals and had significantly grown and spread in my liver. Blood work and symptoms show the start of liver failure.

Given the rapid aggressive growth of the cancer in my liver, on 24Feb a third (chemotherapy) drug was added to try and “pause” the growth and spread of cancer, specifically in the liver. Likely this will not reduce, but will hopefully give the immunotherapy drug (Keytruda) time to “kick-in”, as it takes 6-8 wks to start performing it’s intended function – to super-charge my immune system to fight the cancer. I had my first immunotherapy session on 24Feb and it should continue every 3 weeks.

Yesterday’s MRI of my brain showed widespread (45 locations) metastases of melanoma. At this time these lesions are not (perceptively) impacting any of my brain functions. Please pray I am able to get on the schedule early this week for radiation, as I am hoping to avoid being admitted.

This week has been exhausting in terms of the avalanche of "bad news". I feel like a punching bag used in one of Muhammad Ali's training sessions. Yet, God IS FAITHFUL and continues to use this experience to draw us/drive us to Him. May we know Christ as our peace that surpasses all understanding and be enveloped in God’s faithfulness and lovingkindness.

Assuming I respond “favorably” (no occurrence of any serious side-effects (UC or other) and the cancer is “progression-free”), my liver does not decline, etc., then treatment plan would be to remain on the UC and immunotherapy infusions for two years.

The bigger the cancer challenge, the bigger will be the miracle of His healing touch - if that is His will - as we pray so from our hearts. Either way - and I speak this by faith - His GRACE is sufficient!

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!

Received: February 26, 2022

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Moises Ortiz

Thank you all for your prayers. My Auntie Leonor passed today. That part of my extended family doesn't believe in the Lord. I ask you for prayers that my auntie Leonor had the opportunity to repent and cry out to the Lord and that my uncles and cousins will be able to see the Lord in the midst of that and that He will transform their hearts.

Received: February 20, 2022

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Moises Ortiz

Please keep in your prayers my aunt Justy. She is my mom's sister, and she is someone that I love deeply. Praise God she is a believer. She had a very rough cancer some years ago, she recovered, but she has had various health issues, almost always in pain. But lately, her pain has aggravated, and the meds are not helping her much. Please pray for her pain to go away and endurance for her body.

Please pray for another relative from my extended family, her name is Leonor, she is in the hospital, she is probably 80 years old, she has been bleeding internally, and the doctors don't know what is causing that. She is not a believer, so please pray for her salvation and health.

Received: February 12, 2022

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