Update on Bev

Dear Friends,

It has been seven weeks since my wife Bev’s double mastectomy surgery. Thank you so very, very much for praying for her recovery.

Here’s the update: We are incredibly grateful to report that all her testing has confirmed that she is cancer free! To God alone be the glory! We are quite certain that the prayers of His people were a major factor contributing to this good report.

Bev’s recovery has been steady. She has faced two primary challenges: (1) The pain medication she took amplified bouts of depression to an extraordinary level. She is no longer taking this medication, but still is grappling with periodic depression. (2) Bev’s spiritual gift is service. She has been a remarkable servant to our family, friends and all those with whom she comes in contact. Physically, she has been unable to serve, which has been frustrating to her. On the other hand, it has been a very sweet time for me and our children as we finally can focus on serving her!

Her prayer requests: (1) Relief from the depression. (2) The Lord’s direction on whether or not to go through a chemo treatment which has awful side effects.

When we first married, Bev promised me that our lives together would not be boring . . . and boy was she right! After 41 years of marriage, I knew and admired Bev’s many strengths and her deep love of Jesus Christ. But during the past two months, I have come to admire and respect her even more. The Lord has given her amazing courage, perseverance, and a remarkable depth to her kindness and appreciation of others.

About the only way I can describe Bev is from the pages of Proverbs 31:28-30, “Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her saying, ‘Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”

Gratefully in Christ,
Howard Dayton

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9 Responses to Update on Bev

  1. Marilyn H. Johnson says:

    Yes in deed to God be the glory, great things he has done and will continue to do in Bev & Howard’s lives. And I encourage each of you if you aren’t already, try to eat plenty of live (raw) plant based foods, fish, chicken, and if possible whole grains.

    God Loves you, and so do we,

    Daniel & Marilyn Johnson

    God’s Economy: Lordship,Stewardship,Generosity

    _____

  2. jennifer Linger says:

    I have been and will continue to pray for Bev. Thank you for the update. Jennifer in Melbourne, FL

  3. Brenda Cyrus says:

    I will be praying for Bev during this trying time. God Bless her and God Bless your ministry!

  4. Stephen Cheng says:

    Dear Howard,

    Your message re Bev’s recovery update is very encouraging. My wife Grace was also suffered of breast cancel and took chemotherapy 4 years ago. She is recovering very well.

    We will join to pray for Bev as she is walking thru the valley and seeking the direction of traetment.
    I believe God will take care our appeal for Bev. You and you family will also be blessed thru your supporting accompany with her.

    Regards and blessings,

    Stephen Cheng
    Taipei, Taiwan

  5. Stephanie says:

    We will continue to pray for her. We pray for her to heal exceedingly and abundantly. Much love and blessings to all of you.

  6. Lon T. Foree says:

    Howard, Bev and you are certainly in our prayers. We realize firsthand the significance of the treatment side-affects and truly understand the decision that Bev is praying about.

    Many thanks to you and Bev for the years of service to the Lord. Your work has definitely affected our lives in a very positive manner.

    Best wishes and God Bless!!

    Mary and Lon Foree
    Sun Prairie, WI.

  7. Erik Lai says:

    Dear Howard,

    Our prayers are with Bev and your family! We believe that God is a God of miracles and abundant grace. May He bless you and Bev abundantly and exceedingly, beyond what you think and imagine!

    Blessings in Christ,
    Erik Lai
    Malaysia

  8. Nancy Armstrong says:

    Dear Howard,
    15 years ago i had a mastectomy. I can relate to what Bev is facing. I am praying for your family and suggesting that Bev pray healing Scriptures over herself each morning. The Dayton family has been such a blessing to so many. Thank you for your service!!!!

    May the joyof the Lord be your strength,
    Nancy

  9. Adriana says:

    We are praying for Bev. Thank you for your beautiful update this morning. It brought tears to my eyes and encouraged me in ways that you will never know. Thank you for being such a servant of God. May the Lord bless Bev with full recovery from the bouts of depression and may he give her peace during this season of being served rather than serving. –The Brooks Family

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