BERT AND CAROLYN HEALTH UPDATE: IT’S BEEN A LONG HARD VALLEY

DEAR FRIENDS AND BLOG FOLLOWERS,

We are going to be painfully honest with you without entertaining any self-pity. 

We’ve had our share of hardships in life and ministry like everyone else, but never like we’ve had in the past year. Not in Bible school, not on the mission field, not in marriage or family, and not in the traveling ministry. It’s been treacherous. We believe that with Jesus we can live on the mountain top, but it would be grossly misrepresentative of the Christian life to believe that there are no valleys. 

Since March of 2020 Carolyn and I have been in a long hard valley.

You see, we are not used to the kind of long and seemingly unending health challenges we’ve recently had, especially me (Bert). I am never sick, and have had a difficult time accepting and understanding this season. There is no known sin or disobedience in our lives, yet our faith doesn’t seem to be producing the quicker results that we’ve sought for. I’ve had to learn to let go of the “why” and concentrate on the “Who”. 

“… looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.”

Jesus is faithful and true, and He has brought us through so much already, but we are still in the process of full restoration. 

At this writing, we are considering another treatment for Bert that we believe would greatly help in regenerating brain cells and complete the healing process in what was damaged by the stroke. Here is the treatment and it’s description: 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):is a specialized form of medical treatment administered by delivering 100% pure oxygen to the body through increased atmospheric pressure. At pressures greater than normal, the body can incorporate more oxygen into one’s tissues. The increased oxygen absorption experienced during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy significantly enhances the body’s ability to aid in its healing, especially for stroke victims or anyone who has had a traumatic brain injury. 

Unfortunately, our medical insurance won’t cover the treatments (a total of 40 treatments is what is recommended), but because of the outstanding and even spectacular success patients have experienced with HBOT we are seriously considering it. 

CAROLYN’S UPCOMING SURGERY

Now for Carolyn’s update. She has already had 4 surgeries, and is due for what we hope will be her last one on Monday April 12th. By the time some of you read this newsletter she may have already had it. 

For those of you that don’t know her full story, she was diagnosed with a cancerous sarcoma growth on her left calf. It started out as a low grade sarcoma, but higher grade cancer cells were found after the first surgery, and thus the reason for more surgeries including reconstructive plastic surgery to fill in the hole left from the removal of the tumor. This required a skin graft from both of  her upper thigh areas, in addition to 6 weeks of radiation. I’m feeling her pain just writing this.

The complications of this entire ordeal were significantly heightened because although the radiation killed any remaining cancer cells, it also damaged her wounds and has caused her great pain for the last several months. The upcoming surgery is to cut out the dead remains of her wound and administer liposuction to the new flap that is still enlarged. Ouch!

Please be in faith and agreement with us for the full restoration of our physical and mental conditions as we continue to declare God’s goodness and mercy. This has been a vicious demonic attack to steal, kill, and destroy us, and permanently end or cripple our lives and ministry. 

CONCLUSION  

We wish this newsletter was actually news about the fruit of our  grace in ministry and what the Lord is actually doing through us, but we wanted to be brutally honest and fully transparent concerning our own condition and health. 

We know some people support us for what we do in ministry and at the expense of possibly losing supporters we share this, but we’ve made the Lord our Source (although we know He uses people, and we are very appreciative of your giving and partnership). Years ago, one partner and dear friend consoled us by telling us that their support was based on who we are more than what we do and accomplish in ministry.  We were so touched and honored by that statement and are grateful for those that have this perspective. 

We pray and thank God for each of you and all the love, prayers, and support many of you have given us in our journey through this long hard valley. In the end, with Jesus, we know we always win.

Much love in Christ,

Bert and Carolyn 

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11 thoughts on “BERT AND CAROLYN HEALTH UPDATE: IT’S BEEN A LONG HARD VALLEY

  1. Thank you for your heart-felt sharing (surely others will be helped by what you’ve written!) I was thinking, when you read O.T. history, and especially the accounts of the kings, and how God dealt with them–it’s fascinating, but not so easy necessarily to explain. Perhaps we can’t understand, in this life, the extent of the fierce power, and authority the devil has (just to think, there are battles in the heavenlies!) Yet the truth (even though we don’t understand how this works either), is that God is over all! So the comfort, and peace (and gift from Him really), to wholly trust Him (that’s a blessing, your saying, to trust the “Who,” not the “why”!) May you, and Carolyn be prospered as to all your treatments, and in everything He has for you (“Rejoicing in hope”–Rom. 12:12).

    • Thank you Penny!

      The devil is absolutely defeated. Jesus paid the ultimate price to redeem us from sin, sickness (Matt. 8:17), and the devil’s grip. And He gave every believer authority over him in the Name of Jesus.

      We stand confident in His mercy and grace to help in a time need (Heb. 4:16).

    • Dear Penny,

      We were overwhelmed with your recent gift! What joy filled our hearts as it helped us to meet as great need!

      Thank you so much for your radical generosity! May the Lord overwhelm you with the blessings of obedience.

      Much love,

      Bert and Carolyn

      PS We will mail you a receipt as requested. Give us a little time.

  2. Declare with us boldly and relentlessly that SURELY only goodness (good things, benefits, and wealth) and mercy (favor, and preservation from death) NOW follow you all the days of your lives.

    She had suffered many things, at the hands of many physicians, but having heard of Jesus.. SHE SAID.. “I SHALL BE HEALED!” There was no doubt.

    John 5:6-7
    “[Jesus] said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no man”.

    “A man once told me: ‘Wigglesworth I have come to the end of myself’. Well then, I replied, you are at the entrance to all of God’s treasuries!”

    To overcome this, by His blood, and by THE WORD OF YOUR TESTIMONY, is the fruit of your grace in ministry. This is it. Now. When the Son of man returns will He find this?! Will He find you declaring this, speaking this, commanding this?

    Satan is under your feet in all of this. Will he be crushed? Yes he ABSOLUTELY will. The blood of Jesus is the guarantee. The words of your testimony are the entrance to that power into this realm where Satan’s lying vanities vaunt themselves like silly mirages against the knowledge of the TRUTH..

    With His words coming out of your mouths, and by His blood, the God of peace crushes Satan under your feet. Now. And I mean now!

    We love you. We support you (forever). We need you. And we SHOUT for your victory, which is assured!!

      • “It is as you say” -Lk 23:3, Mk 11:23, Num 14:28

        Three witnesses to your healing. And you too (two) “..shall see it”.

        GLORY 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️

      • Oh yes, I am reminded of what Wigglesworth asked the preacher (he called Lazarus) on his deathbed, in the final throes of black lung: “Will you SHOUT?!” The man could not breath, yet God required the SHOUT!

        The volume of the shout can be considered the level of one’s victory. In other words, where there is no “note” of victory, there is no victory. Faith must sound like it. Resound like it. Ring out like it.

        “The sacrifice of praise is the voice of faith!” -Dr. Louise Brock

        Bring us another report soon. This one from the same place where it was spoken of Bert and Carolyn: “THERE NO LONGER REMAINS ANY COURAGE OR ANY SPIRIT IN ANY [ENEMY], ANY MORE, BECAUSE OF YOU!!” -Josh 2:11

        When was this spoken?? “When we HEARD THIS..”

        What did they hear??

        The report of the Lord

        They heard you!!

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