February 1 Pressing On Day 10 of Treatments

y everyone!

Good to be back to writing.  I thought I would give you a quick update regarding my Friday treatments and our adventure to Redding, CA where we attended the Bethel Spiritual Healing Ministry for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Friday was my immunotherapy day where the Forsythe F.I.T. protocol and Poly MVA treatments were administered.  It was a long day—5 hours of drips.  During this time Terry and I had the fortunate opportunity to talk to 4 women with Stage 4 breast cancer, 1 woman with Renal Cell Carcinomo, and of course one of my favs, Bret my friend with the brain cancer.  It’s amazing how people pull together to talk about natural remedies, detoxification, faith in God, challenges we all face in our health, our life stories, etc.  It is a time where the “masks” are removed and people speak from the heart.  There is no time for facades and masquerades here at the Century Wellness Center.  People speak direct, from the heart, and honestly.

Friday afternoon after treatments Terry and I drove thru Mount Lassen to get to Redding, CA.  We arrived shorttly after 7pm.  Driving thru the mountains the last hour or so in ptich dark is quite the experience.  I was constantly concerned about deer, cattle, skunks, etc., jumping into our path.  Thankfully, we made it without incident.

Saturday brought a fresh day and new perspective as we jounyied over to Bethel.  Bethel Spirtitual Healing Ministry specializes in praying for healing for all types of ailments.  Their mantra is that “Bethel is a cancer free zone”.  As many of you know, overcoming an illness is directly impacted by your mental and emotional state—the power of positive thinking can overcome many trials and tribulations.  Anyway, at Bethel once you get registered you go thru a healing class, then you are assigned 4 or 5 prayer warriors to pray over you.  Once that is complete you can go to their Chapel where they have beautiful praise and worship music playing as well as young ladies dancing on stage along with people praying in the aisles and blessing those seated.  it was quite the emotional and spiritual experience.

After that Terry and I decided to go to Starbucks for coffee.  So, while there we ran into a woman that we had noticed was in the Chapel at Bethel.  We began a conversation with her.  She is a psychotherapist by trade.  She speaks at women’s conferences.  We had a great conversation regarding where we are at in this journey and a unique “perspective” regarding our personal situation.

I think for me it’s about keeping my eyes focused on God as we go thru the fire.  I believe we will come out of this as God is faithful just as He has done in the past for many of his followers.  The picture that comes to mind is when King Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednago into the Fiery Furnace.  Not a hair on either of them were singed, yet the soldiers who took them up to the furnace were burned as they approached the hot furnace.  When the King saw 4 men in the furnace walking and talking he was amazed.  We don’t know if the 4th man was an Angel or God.  The point is that they were protected as they stayed true to God.  This is my desire—stay focused on the Great Physician and let Him take me thru the fire—-undaunted.

Believing in the best, thanking you for your support and looking Heavenward,

Craig (aka Papa G)

Mt Shasta Redding CA Pro

The Shasta Dam outside of Redding with Mt. Redding in background.

31 thoughts on “February 1 Pressing On Day 10 of Treatments

  1. Rick Fencl

    Craig, you’ve been an inspiration to me, professionally, for many years, but your courage and faith is an even greater inspiration. Keep up the fight as we continue to pray for you.

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  2. Brad & Tami

    Hi Craig and Terry,

    So thankful that you made it to Bethel as planned! Will continue to pray for you during your last week of treatment.

    Love you,

    Brad & Tami

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  3. Denis Pardun

    Thank YOU and TERRY for such an uplifting and wonderful and inspiring message! We are with you and your power of LOVE is a GIFT to all of us.
    From the Dude and my love,
    Denis & Sid

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  4. Sue Barry

    Craig & Terry,

    It means so much to be able to know that you are both doing well and allowing us an inside perspective on your inspiring journey! The prayers continue far and wide…

    Sue & John

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  5. Liz Condon

    CRAIG!!! Love reading your posts, what an inspiration you are. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. We are all so proud of you and praying for you every day. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers 🙂
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz. I am feeling pretty good. So excited to come home this weekend. It will be nearly 4 weeks since o have been home.

      Thanks for your prayers and concern!
      Blessings,
      Craig

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  6. Been wondering how you are doing. We have been faithfully praying for you inspite of not knowing exactly how to pray. Sue sent this link today and I am so grateful. I have read all your posts and am now up to date. It helps to know specifics for prayer. I read through the Bible in 90 days through a program I found. It was fascinating to read so much at a time. I learned so much that I already knew but in a contextual way. It was wonderful. Now I am reading chronologically. Today I was in Job – 23:10-14
    “BUT HE KNOWS WHERE I AM GOING. AND WHEN HE TESTS ME, I WILL COME OUT AS PURE AS GOLD. FOR I HAVE STAYED ON GOD’S PATHS; I HAVE FOLLOWED HIS WAYS AND NOT TURNED ASIDE. I HAVE NOT DEPARTED FROM HIS COMMANDS, BUT HAVE TREASURED HIS WORDS MORE THAN DAILY FOOD. BUT ONCE HE HAS MADE HIS DECISION, WHO CAN CHANGE HIS MIND? WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO, HE DOES. SO HE WILL DO TO ME WHATEVER HE HAS PLANNED. HE CONTROLS MY DESTINY.”

    Isn’t that awesome? God is so good!! We are praying for you!!
    Marcia 🙂

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    1. Marcia and Ken,
      Its good to hear from you. Thank you for this scripture. I think Job is a perfect example of how one that loves God and stays true to Him can have victory in the end.

      I appreciate your prayers–God Bless!
      Craig

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  7. Mark Blaylock

    Craig, I’m glad that your feeling better. God is with all of us every day, every hour and provides comfort, love and healing. God is wonderful and I’m so happy that God is protecting you and your family! Take care & God Bless!!

    Mark Blaylock

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  8. Pat and Jim Hemlock

    Thanks to Sue we were able to read up on your fascinating Journey! You and Terry and the rest of the family have been in our thoughts and prayers. We did not know how to access the site until today. We like how you have met and encouraged almost everyone in the clinic.. Added prayers for those you have mentioned and those you have yet to meet.. Also saying prayers for all the Doctors, Nurses, Pa’s, ward clerks, lab techs, maintainence and all other employess associated with the clinic May God’s Peace continue to be with you.

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    1. Hi Pat and Jim,
      I am happy that you were able to get to the blog. In all the craziness I thought I had emailed everyone the info, but missed you guys. Sorry about that.

      Thank you for your prayers. This is the last week of treatments–4 left thank God. Chemo today. Will send a blog update later today.

      Blessings!
      Craig

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  9. Genevieve

    Good Morning Captain!! So glad you will be going home to MN soon. I hope you know that SO many people are raising you up all day every day! You ARE BLESSED!!! 🙂

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  10. Nancy Klaers

    Hi Craig,
    As always, you uplift all of us with your courage, strength and faith. Thank you for sharing your healing journey. An abundance of love and prayers continue to come your way as we look forward to your return…we miss you! Godspeed, Nancy

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  11. Grady

    Craig thanks for sharing your journey…what a wonderful gift for us all to live in and enjoy the moment…especially the people we meet. BTW I am in the process of moving to Minneapolis and look forward to seeing you soon! All best, Grady

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  12. JoAnne Southworth

    Happy to hear that you will be coming home soon and that you are feeling good. Prayers continue to come your way for you and your entire family. Thank you for sharing your journey. You are truly and inspiration to many of us.

    JoAnne and John

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  13. Mary Kay Laskowsky

    Craig,
    As I am sitting in my hotel room reading your blog, I am so uplifted by your journey and your strong faith in God to hold you up through it all. I have laughed and cried! Jeff and I pray for you and several others we know that have been touched by that SUCKY cancer! May God hear all are prayers and heal you and all the others you have come to know on your journey.
    God Bless,
    Mary Kay

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  14. Mike Earl

    Craig and Terry,
    thanks so much for the letters and updates through the journey! A set back is just a set up for a comeback! Looking forward to seeing you and watching the come back, as I believe we are there. God bless you, keep doing what your doing. You know amazing things!!!!!!

    Mike Earl

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