Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Last Sunday, September 2, our church held a special open house for a special little girl.
The Geaschel family was excitedly packing and planning to join us on our Jamestown Journey back in June, when tests revealed something wasn't quite right with the baby Mrs. Geaschel was carrying. Some weeks later, on July 12, Karina Faith was born with a large tumor on the side of her face. After multiple tests, the doctors discovered that it wasn't what they thought it was but still couldn't figure out what it was. After spending over a month and a half at the hospital in Chicago, treatments were finally determined upon and started and - by God's grace - the Geaschels were able to bring their daughter home. Of course, they still have to return to the hospital regularly for check ups and the chemotherapy treatments, but Karina seems to be responding well to the treatments. You can read more about their story, and their confidence in the Lord, here (you'll need to create a user name and password).
But last Sunday, after having Karina home for a few days, our church hosted a "Meet Karina" open house for the Geaschel's family and friends that have been praying and helping along the way - but hadn't gotten to meet her, yet!
We are so very grateful that the Lord has brought the Geaschel family into our church! The afternoon was a blessing to all who participated and we rejoice with the Geaschel family in this precious daughter, and pray that God would continue to strengthen and protect her.