What a blessing it is to know so many of you are praying, we can feel the Lord working and His unfailing mercy always goes before us! We want to thank you all for all your support at this time, it has been truly incredible, why should we be surprised when God uses His saints to bless others?
On Friday, Holly saw the oncologist and received good news, as a matter of fact the doctor was so excited she gave Holly a big hug! It has been 6 weeks without chemo and we expected growth in some of the tumors, but instead all the areas of concern either remained the same or continued to decrease! A real answer to prayer. While the radiation was working on the brain tumors, God was taking care of the rest. Although it was a very tiring 3 weeks, finally the energy levels are rebounding as the radiation effects are lessening.
This week Holly is starting a new oral chemo drug and will continue to take the hormone receptor specific to her type of breast cancer as before. Please pray that the side affects will be minimal and remain under control.
Olivia has been given medication for her stomach problems and it seems to help, she is also having a thyroid study done because of some issues she is having. Pray that the Lord will give wisdom to the doctors as they treat her.
We were happy to have many visitors here from far away over the last month, but the winner of the longest distance was our friend Tina from Ireland. It was so nice to see her and we were blessed that Holly was feeling good. We were able to get updates on everything in Ballinasloe and all our Irish friends. The goodness of God was so evident as she shared stories of God's hand working in many areas. Continue to pray for Tim and all the Irish saints as they minister in Jesus' name to that country.
School is going well for our resident teacher and two students. Studies are challenging, but all goes well. Leah has a main part in an upcoming play and Olivia will be the stage manager.
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the LORD surrounds his people
both now and forevermore. Ps. 125:1-2
May the Lord richly reward you for all your love and support at this time!!!
In Christ, Gary & Holly, Olivia and Leah Gilbert
33 Indian Hills Waterloo, NY 13165