Doctor Visit

Sara and BuzzyWe are happy to report that Sara got to see the surgeon today!!! He was very reassuring about the surgery, and explained everything to their satisfaction. He also said that he saw no reason they couldn’t do the surgery in the next couple of weeks! Yay!!!!

Please pray that they would soon set a date “in pen!” And, please keep praying for the success of the surgery, and that God would be pleased to use this for her healing.

Praise God that this is going forward!!!

Stay tuned… we should know her surgery date within a few days! :)

The Successful BBQ

Our fund raising BBQ was a fantastic success!!!!

SueOur church family and our great community pulled together and put on a Santa Maria style BBQ to help raise money for Sara’s surgery. Thanks to the very hard work of many loved ones and the amazing generosity of all, a profit of $14,560 was raised!!!!

A very sincere thank you to those who came all the way from Oxnard PD and Ventura County Sheriff’s, bringing with them a very generous gift!!!

Warm Fire.Our family also humbly thanks all who were involved in putting this on. You were all tremendous; it was a lot of hard work! Know that we understand how blessed we are to have you in our lives (although, I’m sure we don’t appreciate you half as much as you deserve!). Many thanks to our organizers: the Kliewer and Franklin families.

Good Looking ChickenHow bountifully our God supplies our needs!!! The day was full of excellent food, great fellowship and a tremendous outpouring of support. It was beautiful. If you weren’t able to make it—you missed out on the food, but you can relive the day by visiting our pictures section!

When you’re done reliving the BBQ… Relax over a good new story from Randy Janes! (Thanks Randy!)

We do still plead for your prayers. Sara had a disappointment last Wednesday—the surgeon’s office called and canceled her appointment an hour before it was scheduled (for no reason that we know of). This was after they had already driven down! Most frustrating was that they rescheduled for March 28th, which obviously sets back the surgery. Still, we know that our hope is not in doctors or new procedures. We ask for prayers that Sara’s brain would stay safe until the surgery. Also, please be praying that this surgery would be the means that God would chose to heal her. We are confident that His plan and ways are best!!

Again, thank you, thank you for your prayers. It is a blessing to be so supported!

Fund Raising BBQ!

Santa Maria BBQOur dear friends and church family at Redeemer OPC are organizing a fund raising BBQ to help Sara with the costs of her surgery.

It is going to take place March 17 in Santa Maria, CA. At this point, just buy tickets when you get there.

Where: Grace Baptist Church
605 E. McCoy, Santa Mara, CA
When: March 17th, 11AM-3PM
Cost: I’m sorry, I don’t actually know! :)

For directions here is a map.

Come enjoy the fun and the good old Santa Maria BBQ!!!

Note: A medical fund has been established at Redeemer Presbyterian Church; checks for tickets and donations may be made out to Redeemer Presbyterian Church, putting “Sara” or “medical fund” on the memo line.

Sara’s Upcoming Surgery

DaughtersAs many of you know Sara (Mark’s daughter on the left) has been suffering from epilepsy (seizures). Soon she will be undergoing a surgery to help relieve her of these seizures. We have added a new page on the website explaining the surgery and what it involves (you may have noticed the link to it at the top right of the page). Our goal for this page is to be able to keep our family and friends updated with the most current and accurate information.