Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Sufficient Grace

God is so amazing! That "peace that passes all understanding" was so evident today as Dwayne, his parent, and I walked thru the day. Some friends and family met early in the morning to pray at the hospital. Dwayne's was wheeled away just after 9 AM. At around 12:30 the surgeon appeared and informed us that surgery was over and things had gone well. The tumor was sent to pathology for testing and those results will be revealed in a weeks time.

During the hours while we waited I can honestly say that I felt an uncommon quiet and peace inside that I know came from my heavenly Father. It was so good to be surrounded by friends and family, especially those who came to pray outside the hospital. I truly believe that God was glorified in what happened today. We really see God's hand guiding and shaping circumstances so that the surgery would occur.

Now the path to recovery from surgery begins. Please pray that this will be swift, that we will not be impatient, and that our witness will be strong amidst all.

24 Comments:

At August 03, 2005, Anonymous Greg Paulhus said...

Dwayne, just wanted to say how good it is to hear the surgery went well. Zoe told me tonight that she's very happy Pastor Dwayne's operation was okay. Keep up your strength and all that good stuff. God bless, we're all praying for you and your family.

 
At August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note to let you know that we are praying for you all.
Love, Denise and Rod

 
At August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dwayne and Janet, so glad to hear that the surgery went well. We'll keep praying during the recovery.

Yours in Christ,
Greg adn Carolyn Bright

 
At August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord, all day I prayed for Dwayne & for his medical team. Thank you for posting the progress it means alot to us.
Love Adrienne

 
At August 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray for you both! I love you all! Opal

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog is a blessing - a testimony of God's very personal love. We celebrate life with you this morning, and will continue to pray for your healing.
Gerald and Shirley Falk

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord. He does answer and care. B&K

 
At August 04, 2005, Blogger Bruce said...

Dwayne

I couldn't make it to the prayer meeting, but I prayed for you throughout the day when I had the chance. Glad to hear things went OK.

 
At August 04, 2005, Blogger Barbara said...

Wonderful news! Praying for a speedy recovery and complete healing in Dwayne's body.

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janet, Thanks for the update. Kept all of you in my thoughts and prayers yesterday. I can feel for you and your family and thankful that you had that peace that comes from God.
Jake Wall

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Dwayne & Janet - Praise be to the 'Prince of Peace'! May his comfort, grace and mercy continue to sustain you. Thank you for sharing your heart and lives with us at camp. Una and I (Don) were honoured to finally meet you. We join in with the saints around the world who are praying for you.
Blessing & Favour,
Don Froese

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dwayne and Janet and kids:

We continue to pray for you and your family as you move into the next phase of your journey. Praise God that He's promised to never to give us more than we are able to handle. Your courage through this is amazing.

Doug and Heather and Family

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dwayne and Janet
Our prayers are with you and your family,including Dwayne's parents.
Our sympathy to you Janet as you are also dealing with the loss of your dear Mother.
Psalm 91:4 reads;"He will cover you with his feathers,and under His wings you will find refuge"
Love
Wes and Betty

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PTL,PTL,PTL!!!

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Jacky from England here.

Just wanted to say how great it was to read the news that the operation went well. The power of prayer is a wonderful thing indeed.

I will now be praying that your recouperation will go well and that you will go from strength to strength with Gods grace.

Love to you and your family,
Jacky

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darlene and I had the chance to visit Dwayne today in ICU; snuck in the back door. As we entered, Dwayne was actually having some concern breathing; that quickly passed. I have learned so much through Dwayne's ministry as I worked beside him for 2 1/2 months; my final thought; Dwayne you have more faith than 500 people. Press onward and upward my friend. You have taught me much about faith, grace, perseverance and love for mankind. Ladies and gentlemen, I Cor 13 is correct, the greatest of all is LOVE.
Byron Hardy

 
At August 04, 2005, Blogger ruth blois said...

Janet and Dwayne, We've been praying for you constantly here in B.C. Just know that we are petitioning God on your behalf.

 
At August 04, 2005, Blogger ruth blois said...

Janet and Dwayne, we are praying for you constantly. Please know that we are petitioning God for healing, strength, and peace. We also are praying for Ashlyn and Tyler. Love from, all 30 of the Hiebert clan in B.C.

 
At August 04, 2005, Blogger ruth blois said...

Janet and Dwayne, We've been praying for you constantly here in B.C. Just know that we are petitioning God on your behalf.

 
At August 04, 2005, Anonymous Jonathan said...

Dwayne & Janet, our prayers are with you as you take your journey. We are glad to hear that your surgery went well, and will continue to pray for you complete healing. Also for Janets family as you celabrate your mother's going home to be with the Lord.

Jonathan & Karen Harder

 
At August 04, 2005, Blogger Tanya said...

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At August 05, 2005, Blogger Rev.Cathy said...

Dwayne, I don't know you but I was sent a request to pray for you and your family.

I believe God has a great plan in store for your life. Your testimony and faith will be a means to reach many that you may never have reached if you hadn't gotten sick.

Ps 4:8 says, "I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down because you alone, O Lord, enable me to live securely".
Ps 62:5 says, "Wait calmly for God alone, my soul, because my hope comes from Him."

Take care my brother in the Lord, He is FAITHFUL and has "never" seen the righteous forsaken..!
Blessings and prayers,
Rev. Cathy Harris- Bonavista, NL

 
At August 05, 2005, Anonymous Dave and Caralee said...

Dwayne & Janet-
I sat overlooking the incredible beauty of God's creation this morning in Waskesiu,and was reminded again of His love for all that He has put His hand on. What does it take to keep me mindful of His purposes and His plans? Sometimes it is the gentle touch of a sunrise on the water, and other times it is the sharp inhale as life (which insists on being lived!) hits me between the eyes.

Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers so much this week - a time full of bittersweet moments -remembering your Mom's life, and anticipating/dreading/getting through the surgery on Wednesday.

Thank you for allowing others to come alongside and share this journey with you. A strange thing, God's economy...where nothing goes to waste.

We are with you in prayer,
Caralee,Dave and the boys

 
At August 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this world I walk alone with no place to call my home
But there's One who holds my hand
The rugged road through barren lands
The way is dark, the road is steep
But He's become my eyes to see
The strength to climb, my griefs to bear
The Savior lives inside me there

In Your love I find release
A haven from my unbelief
Take my life and let me be
A living prayer my God to thee

In these trials of life I find
Another Voice inside my mind
He comforts me and bids me live
Inside the love the Father gives

In your love I find release
A haven from my unbelief
Take my life and let me be
A living prayer my God to thee
take my life and let me be
A living prayer my God to thee

I was listening to this song today and you came to my mind. I felt like I needed to share it with you. I feel like your journaling is a living prayer, we are all living a bit of your life through your blog, we are catching a glimpse of you and your prayers to God and it is a powerful thing. Praying for a quick recovery and also for strength and endurance during this time. Take care.

Tanya

 

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