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Business and Prayer

Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:36 PM CDT

Lots of emotional stuff to write, will update those issues tonight, I think....

But on the business end:

1. DVD's of the service, which include the heartfelt songs that Erik and Mark wrote and sang for Dave, the worship songs that Dave loved sung by Jeffrey, Patrice and Shane, Amazing Grace led by Hannah, and Forever with the children doing the hand motions, and of course, the magical picture and music show pulled together by Jeffrey...will be available soon. It costs Jeffrey about $8 in supplies to make each DVD.

We'd like to have an idea of how many we'll be needing, so if you want one, please let me know ASAP. If you can afford the $8, you can get that to me. If you can't, and want one, there has been a donation to help out in those situations.

A huge thank you to Jeffrey. He's done so much for us. The time and energy and love he has put into this project is a reflection of the love he and Dave had for one another and for their Lord. It's truly awe-inspiring.

2. As far as donations, an update for you all. The Big Blue Booster Dave Meyer Memorial Scholarship Fund is over $2000. This fund will benefit students at WaHi. The Dave Meyer Children Educational Trust is over $9000. Jim Hayner helped us structure that fund so that it would be protected and used only for the children's educational expenses. People have been incredibly generous and we are so grateful.

Thank you all. S

PS. Please pray for some of the BT wives and their husbands:

Kari, link above for Kevin Terry...Kevin is really fighting, struggling, they just got bad news on the last MRI.

Cathy, my dancing friend on the 58th floor, her husband Lou is on a new trial.

Cheri, my cheerleader mom friend in CA, her husband is on a new chemo. I'll ask her if I can post Fred's site here. Site is above: Fred Schappert.

These are valiant women, standing beside the men they love, living life in the trenches of this battle every day, raising children, researching treatments, caring for their families, and keeping hope alive, and yet still finding time, energy and love enough to support me. Join me in praying for them and their famiies. Pray for a cure...we can't lose one more father, son, brother, husband to this disease.

(later)
Too late. I got on the list tonight, it's 12:45 or so, and found out that a man named David died day before yesterday. I don't know him or his family well, just talked with his wife a few times, as they seemed to be walking just a few steps behind us for the past few months. David was 38. His children are 7 and 5. He never gave up hope and used his situation to reach out to others. Sound familiar? Too familiar. It has to stop. My prayers go out to his wife, Felicia, tonight.

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