Saturday, July 30, 2011

Message for Kelsi

We visited with Brian and Rosanne Caten at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital last night.  Kelsi had come out of surgery and was resting. The tumor have spread throughout the head and brain area and a CAT scan will be done on Monday to determine if it is in other parts of the body.  This cancer is very rare and very aggressive, it is found only 1 in 3,000,000 people. The doctors say that it is "programmed in the DNA" and that nothing could have prevented it. In the meantime the family waits for test results to find out which way to best treat Kelsi. The doctors will take a break from any procedures today to give Kelsi's body a rest from all that has happened. Of course the family is in shock and grief.  They have expressed their appreciation for everyone's concern.

So, brothers and sisters I would ask that you join our Ward in fasting for Kelsi and her family. As the Lord said, "...this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting," Matt. 17:21. This family needs a miracle and they feel very strongly that this fast will be a big part of that. They have felt and continue to feel your prayers and support. Sister Caten has said that she will feel good that we will end our fast, together, at the potluck, tomorrow following church.

I know you are like me and want to help or reach out to this family, but you just don't know what to do. It is hard to talk on the phone while at the hospital. They need to be alert and be ready when doctors and nurses come in. So Sister Caten has said that if you want to contact her text would be the best way to do this. As they said last night, prayer, prayer, and prayers. I know that prayers are heard. So if you find yourself wanting to do something and just don't know what to do then please pray and plead with the Lord.

Brothers and Sisters, may the Lord bless us in our fast and I pray that our Father in Heaven will be with this family.

Thank you all for all that you do.

Bishop Weeter

Please get the word out about the fast. Call, text, email, post on Facebook., etc.

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