Hi, everyone. This is Gena, Tina’s little sister. I have been a guest author here before, back in November 2014. I came from Hawaii to spend some time with Tina during her initial clinical trial, and while I was here at that time, she asked me to update the blog as she regained her strength.
At this time, I have come home on emergency leave from a project in Uzbekistan to spend quality time with Tina, and although she doesn’t have the strength to write herself, she is, as Tina always is, concerned about others, particularly those of you who are faithful to her blog and her story.
She asked if I would take this opportunity to share some information with you, as she is unable to do so herself. She wants you to know that things have taken a turn for the worst. She also wants you to know that she continues to trust God. She appreciates and covets your prayers, as always.
I asked her if she had a lesson she’d like to share, like she always does in her updates. At the time, she told me that she was too tired to really think and didn’t want to talk any more.
As we spent more time together, particularly as I shared with her my own struggles with my faith and what the future may hold, she reminded me that God is good. She encouraged me to hold on to the fact that He loves us, He is good, and no matter what happens, that remains true. We laughed a little that she did, in fact, have a lesson in there for us.
Please pray for Tina, Patrick, Maddie, Creed, and the rest of our family as we pray for Tina’s healing while seeking God’s will, provision, and peace. As always, thank you for your love and care for Tina; she loves you all as well.
Jeannie Hancock says
Praying for God to soothe, comfort, protect & heal, knowing that His ways are not always our ways but believing that He does know and want, what is best for His children.
Becky Ellis says
Prayers for sweet Tina and family. What an inspiration she is to all who know her! I worked with her mom at Ellen Smith and knew Creed at CCS. Hugs and Prayers for healing and restoration!
Lorri Moix says
Prayers for you and your family Tina! I pray for strength, courage, healing, and continued faith. God is so good!
Continued prayers for you and your family. Love you all.
I have prayed daily for precious Tina and will continue to do so. Her faith shown through this blog has encouraged me. . The God who knows her on a cellular level “intended it all for good to accomplish the saving of many lives,” Gen 50:19.
The God we serve is able to deliver, but even if He does not, He is still faithful. Dan 3:18-19.
Vickie Bailey says
Prayers for you Tina as you face this challenge with unbelievable strength and grace. You are a mighty woman who is admired by many and prayed over by a multitude. Love and hugs to you.
Praying for this sweet woman and her family!
Beverly Graham says
Praying continually for Tina and all her family.
Stacye Austin says
Praying for you and your sweet family, Tina. We love you!
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you. He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11
Sue Bell says
I have no words. Only deep, utterly profound love and respect.
You are deeply loved and daily prayer for my sweet sister Tina. Love you deeply and praying Gods peace over you. You have the most steadfast faith in our God. You inspire so many to love Him and choose Him through the valleys. Praying for all who are on this journey with you, all who love you so very much. Wish I could hug you in person. Know my heart is with you. All my love sister ❤️❤️❤️
Laurie Bogard says
You are like a tree planted by the waters! Your faith in God is very strong and I pray you hold to his unchanging hand during this time. You remind me of the brightest pink flower, your smile through it all shows Christ and his love. I’m thinking of you . Samuel and I send our love and prayers
Love you so, so much, my dear friend. You have been on my prayer list since day one. With tears I say, “When Tina hurts, I hurt.”
I am numb but praying. Your faith and love of god are such an inspiration to me, and reading your blog for the last few years has filled me with hope. You’ve always been one of the sweetest, silliest friends I’ve ever had. I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful family and I know god is on your side.
Hugs to you sweet friend
Beth Freeman says
Praying for Tina, her family & friends. May God continue to receive the glory as He gives them peace, comfort & encouragement.
Amy Suloff says
I love you dear Tina. I’m praying for you and your family. You’ve shown me how to trust my faith. You have shown me what it’s like to be a daughter of Christ. To live my faith.
Huge hugs of love and faith.
Tina your courage and faith is an inspiration to so many. My prayers are with you and your family.
B. Conway says
Tina, your steadfast faith in God brings hope and healing to all who know you or read your blog. I’m praying for you and your family. God bless.
Darla Knoth says
Praying for Tina. I was so blessed by her words when I wrote an article about Team Tina that reaches out to women with cancer at her church.