Updates & Prayer for Ginny Smith

May 1, 2007

Medical Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — by ginnysmith @ 11:05 pm

Ginny remains hospitalized until all tests can be completed. She has begun a first step of treatment and is still receiving blood transfusions until she can be released. Plans are to give her radiation therapy as soon as possible. She has been referred to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. They are known for their expertise in Multiple Myeloma treatment. Plans will then be made to harvest her blood and then perform a stem cell transplant. All the family thanks you so much for your many prayers and offers of help. You are becoming Christ’s way of comforting and helping us in our time of need.

Pursing Christ,
Pastor Don



  1. Don, Ginny, and family you are all in our prayers. We love you and thank you for your many years of faithful service.

    Comment by Clint beymer — May 2, 2007 @ 10:31 pm |Reply

  2. Ginny and Don, we love and care for you and your family so very much. We join with you and with many other in praying to our Heavenly Father who is unrenlenting in His love and care for us all. May He give you comfort and peace duing these difficult days and guidance for the days ahead.

    Comment by Darrin Sheek — May 3, 2007 @ 2:30 am |Reply

  3. Dear Don & Giiny,

    Words caanot express the Love I have for the both of you. You both are family to me. You are never far from my thoughts. It is now our time to take care of you as you have done for us. I will pray for the Doctors as they begin to treat Ginny that God gives them the Wisdom to do what is best for her.
    Love, Laura Hudson

    Comment by Laura Hudson — May 3, 2007 @ 3:22 am |Reply

  4. Dear Ginny & Don–You are both, as your whole family is, in our prayers and thoughts. We are praying for God’s wisdom for the doctors and for you both on what He would have you do & for a gentle touch of the nurses and the care givers. We are praying that you both feel the loving embrace of our Lord as well as from all of us that you both as you have loved & care for us for so long. He is our faithful & loving Father.

    Comment by Linda & Rich Burnstein — May 3, 2007 @ 4:12 am |Reply

  5. I love you both very much. You have helped me and been right there by my side for all my ups and downs over the years – going through high school with Christy, blessing my marriage, dedicating my children to the lord, and the hard times – don’t really need to mention them but, you know. You have been my stable guidance and Pastor. A gift from God. You and Ginny are very special to me and my family. Like someone said before, it is our turn to take care, pray, bless and be there for you and your family. Please let us! Just know we are praying for you. Love you!!!!!

    Comment by Shannon Rojas — May 3, 2007 @ 5:26 am |Reply

  6. Love you so much. Throughout all the years, you have faithfully taught us about a faithful God. We give your whole family to Him and trust in His goodness and love for you!

    Comment by Scott and Jody — May 3, 2007 @ 5:49 am |Reply

  7. These are the things that make us feel far away. Our family is praying fervently for you both and our heart is heavy for you as you prepare to face many a challenge. Know that we love you and you hold a special place in our hearts – both of you.

    Comment by Susie Theule — May 3, 2007 @ 1:40 pm |Reply

  8. We are praying for you, and we love you. Kathryn, Tom, Amanda, Brooke, Colby and Thomas.

    Comment by The Peck Family — May 3, 2007 @ 1:41 pm |Reply

  9. Don & Ginny,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill, Noelle, Jared & Isaac

    Comment by Bill & Noelle — May 3, 2007 @ 2:04 pm |Reply

  10. Dearest Don and Ginny,

    I just wanted you to know that we’ve been thinking of you both during this hard time. You both helped bless our marriage and Ginny you have been such an important person in my mom’s life. I know through your strength and kind heart you will get through this. We will continue to pray for your health and quick recovery.
    Kel Lee,Mark and Hudson Nowak

    Comment by Kel Le, Mark and Hudson Nowak — May 3, 2007 @ 2:30 pm |Reply

  11. Though now far away, we still feel so much a part of EFCLH and so appreciate your faithful leadership. We ask that God will continue to clearly reveal Himself and His faithfulness in the midst of this trying time.

    Comment by Elliott, Susan & HRAMELL — May 3, 2007 @ 3:10 pm |Reply

  12. Moving away does not remove the memory of the love and faithful leadership so lavishly extended by you and Ginny. We pray the very God whom you have so faithfully revealed will now reveal Himself in the deepest way to you and Ginny.

    Comment by Jim & Barb Richardson — May 3, 2007 @ 4:01 pm |Reply

  13. Dearest Ginny, Your friendship and wisdom have been so important to me and your Valencia family. I will come with gummy worms soon!! Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Thinking of you constantly. Love, rae

    Comment by rae kalklosch — May 3, 2007 @ 4:16 pm |Reply

  14. Don and Ginny- We wanted to let you know that we are fervently praying for you both, and for your children and their families. We are asking the Lord to wrap you all up in His arms of comfort, peace, and love and to give you all strength and continued wisdom as you go through this process. Anything we can do to help, we will. You have meant so much to our family and words cannot express our love and gratitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we love you all so very much. Love, Heather, Donald and the kids (DJ especially wants to send a hug to the “old-timer”)

    Comment by Heather & Donald McAllister — May 3, 2007 @ 5:34 pm |Reply

  15. Dear Pastor Don & Ginny,
    Our prayer for both of you, your family & medical team is that you each feel God’s loving arms around you during this time of trial. Ginny, your sisters in Christ were praying for you today @ our National Day of Prayer service. You haven’t left our hearts, or thoughts, for one minute.

    Psalms 125:1-2 Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever. Just as the mountains surround and protect Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds and protects His people, both now and forever.

    Lou & Becky Pozsgai

    Comment by Lou & Becky Pozsgai — May 4, 2007 @ 3:07 am |Reply

  16. Pastor Don and Ginny,
    We just want to let you know that we are joining together with the armies of prayer warriors interceding to God that His extra measure of strenth will be with you and especially for Ginny as you go through these difficult testings of life.
    Love and prayers from Cebu City, Philippines

    Rey and Stella

    Comment by Rey and Stella Pueblos — May 4, 2007 @ 8:34 am |Reply

  17. Dear Ginny and Pastor Don,

    “We have an anchor that keeps the soul
    Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
    Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
    Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.”

    This old hymn expresses our assurance while we wait and PRAY

    Comment by Margaret Duffield — May 4, 2007 @ 6:30 pm |Reply

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