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“To pray ’thy will be done’, I must be willing, if the answer requires it, that my will be undone”

Elizabeth Elliott

Hello All,

Its hard to believe that we have been on this path for 8 months now. Is some ways it feels much longer and in others much much shorter. Medically and spiritually, we knew when Jon was diagnosed the type of battle in which we were engaged and the likely outcomes. This week we decided that it was time to change focus. Jonathan is no longer going through chemo or any other kind of “treatment”. He has been referred to hospice and we will be having the initial hospice meeting tomorrow morning. In the meantime, Jonathan is choosing to spend his time focusing on his family and friends and enjoying the days ahead. It was a difficult decision, agonizing might be a better word, but it feels right and we are at peace. The key is that the battle was never about beating cancer and the hope was never in a physical cure. The battle has always been walking out the journey we have each been given with integrity and grace and the hope will always be in what comes after this world.

When we started this process we felt led to 2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness”. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weakness so that the power of Christ may rest on me.  Our weakness may now be more pronounced but that means that so is God’s power. For that reason, and that reason alone,  we can continue to say “Bring it On”. If you are one of our friends who pray, please pray along side us that we can walk that out boldly in the weeks and months to come so that others will see the truth of that scripture and the God to whom it points.

We are so thankful for your prayers and support.

The Gore Family

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