Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Chuck is now resting in ICU at Marshfield Hospital after brain surgery to scoop the latest (8th) tumor out of his brain. The tumor has been sent to find out any more info to help with his healing and cancer journey. Please pray it is NOT melanoma! We hope to head home Wednesday. We are thankful our daughters Jessie and Jinelle were able to spend time here with us. Thank you for your support. 
Psalm 30:2 “O Lord I cried to You for help and You restored my health!”

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Thank you for your prayers!  Chuck's brain surgery went well and we just got confirmation that the MRI following shows NO MORE tumors!  The doctor says the tumor is not melanoma either! (not official yet but trusting) We pray now for healing as we prepare for the start of his clinical trial March 4th.  We are thankful for all your prayers, and thankful for being part of such an amazing team both here in Eagle River, at our church home, and with friends and family all over the country!  Keep praying healing and strength physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually! 

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Please continue to pray for Chucks head to heal. He has had headaches and a bit more pressure. We thank God for rest and a bit more time for him to heal and get strong before this clinical trial starts. Thank you for your prayers and all your support. We feel so loved!  

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Chuck has started this next journey with a new drug combination to fight these tumors! His catscan shows increase in size of all tumors and in both shoulders. There also may be spots on the spine. There are LOTS of concerns with diarrhea, and we pray for no side affects. 

Psalm 37:”The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.  The Lord upholds him with His Hand”

We return to Mayo Clinic in three weeks for next IV, but Chuck takes this new drug every day
Thanks for prayers. We know God is faithful.  We will keep our focus and change our worry into worship!  Here are some songs to remind us we have a God with Whom Nothing is impossible and He will guide our every move as we take this newest journey. Please join us in our faith and prayers too!
Thank you for your support,  Chuck and Pam "God of Miracles" by Spring Harvest. 
 For the God of miracles come. We need Your Supernatural love To break through, Nothing's impossible. You're the God of miracles! "God help me" by Plumb
There is a wrestling in my heart and my mind A disturbance and a tension I cannot seem to drive 
And if I'm honest, there's quite a bit of fear To sit here in this silence and really hear You 
What will you ask of me? Will I listen to your voice when you speak?   
Help me to move. Help me to see. Help me to do whatever you would ask of me 
Help me to go God help me to stay... "Let Faith Arise" by Kutless

I've seen dreams that move the mountains Hope that doesn't ever end Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen Silent prayers get answered Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Chuck has finished week one of this new treatment but the diarrhea has continued to increase.  Plans are to call doctor today.  Pray he can keep going on this drug but most of all for God to give wisdom in every area.  God is our Refuge and Strength an ever present Help in trouble.. therefore we WILL NOT FEAR!  (Ps 46:1-2)

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Chuck has had really tough last week. Many rough nights up with vomiting and diarrhea.  Keep praying. He has lost 16 pounds in last 8 days and 40 pounds since January 1. Went in to hospital for fluid to fight dehydration and a shot for diarrhea. Praying wisdom to persevere or stop this clinical trial. Ordered new meds to come tomorrow and another IV for fluid and anti nausea drug at hospital on Wednesday. We thank God for many cards and prayers. Our family has been amazing!  We have a Good Good God and trust Him to lead us in this battle!

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Such a great time with son Jon’s family and daughter Jinelles family here over the weekend. Chuck has been feeling better since getting diarrhea and vomiting under control and has been able to eat again!  We head over on Wednesday to Mayo Clinic for his second treatment under this clinical trial on Thursday morning. Thank you for all your prayers!

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Please keep praying for this adjustment time with our second round of this clinical trial.  Chuck has struggled keeping food in, and we have started shots to help.  Pray the strong treatment is killing the cancer! Also pray for perseverance! James 1 says: My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! 3For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. Everyone has a story of troubles!  We want to allow God to use this to grow us closer to Him! 

Journal entry by PAM ZAUGG

Thank you Friends for all your prayers and cards these past 18 weeks!  It has been quite the interesting time with the Covid-19 and Shelter at Home along with now starting to prepare for summer here at the resort without Chuck!  

Chuck had wanted to share God's goodness and His faithfulness throughout his illness with all and that is my goal this summer as our guests come to visit.  We also received sweet donations to build a Memorial Garden for Chuck here along Anvil Lake and hope to have it ready to show you and share how God has worked!  

Lastly we have decided to downsize... even before Chuck's passing, and I am trying to sell our four 4-bedroom chalets.  I believe God wants me to keep The Lodge and share it with larger families, meaning our big family can also enjoy it 9 months of the year and rent it during the summer to others.  

God is now my Husband and He promises to love me even better than Chuck did as I stay close to Him.  He is passionate in His love and even though it is hard to imagine anyone who could be as passionate and loving as Chuck was, I am claiming that God's ways are ALWAYS the best ways and better than we can imagine.  I pray each of you know how much our God loves us!

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways,” says the Lord, “for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts!”  Isaiah 55:8-9 

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Thank you for taking time to understand more what is happening in Chuck's life! This cancer has been a huge shock and reminder that no one knows what may happen tomorrow! Our hopes in sharing is to keep clear communication every step along this adventure. We are so thankful for you, our family and friends! We also want to pray for you in your lives, so please share how we can give back to you in this way, Chuck and Pam