Insult to Injury…

‘Evenin’ y’all. Sarah here.  I’m not sure where to start but here is a jumbled update.

Rachel and Kevin, our brother Joshua and his wife Jen (who flew all the way from Oregon), my husband and I, and all our kiddos took a lovely trip over the weekend to a cabin in the North Georgia mountains to enjoy some family time and make some memories.  It was wonderful and exhausting and a blessing.  We knew that this coming week would be a tough one for Kevin seeing how tired he was, but he and Rachel appeared hopeful regarding the appointments and meetings they were scheduling.

Kevin’s scans at Emory last week showed a new tumor in his brain and he went in today for radiology planning for a second radio-surgery on this second tumor that will happen week after next.  Rachel, after much finagling, was able to reschedule their trip to a day earlier (they leave early tomorrow) to a non-stop flight to UCLA for scans, a biopsy to determine if the current drug therapies are working – we are pretty sure they aren’t as his external tumors have visibly worsened over the last 3 weeks – and a strategy meeting with their lead oncologist at UCLA to determine next steps in treatment.

While Rachel was making calls, emails and packing, a tree fell on their house.  Yes. You read that right.  About an hour or so ago, a tree fell on their house.  Nope, we do not have heavy winds in Atlanta right now.  Nope, no tornado.  Yes, we need your prayers right now. Prayers of gratitude for His protection as no one was hurt, prayer for continued protection – they have had so very many hardships in the midst of Kevin’s 2 year + long battle with melanoma, prayer for peace for them, and as always a renewed HOPE.

A HUGE thank you goes out to the members of the Adair Park community who are rallying around them as they sort through the necessary steps to repair the damage while they are away.  Y’all are amazing.  Thank you.

5 thoughts on “Insult to Injury…

  1. I’m so sorry. Thank you Jesus that no one was hurt. Thank you for your ever-present help in time of need. Thank you for the Body of Christ that bears each other’s burdens. It is beautiful.

  2. “Oh Lord, thank you that no one was hurt tonight. Thank you for the love of neighbors who are coming out to help. I ask for continued protection for the Hill family, for peace, for hope. Please let your Holy Spirit surround them and help them and comfort them.

  3. God Bless the Hill Family. Lord, please protect and comfort them. Bring them peace through the knowledge you are with them as they go through these burdens. Lord please protect their spirits and their faith; heal both their bodies and their spirits, give them renewed endurance and patience, endow them with bountiful love to sustain this storm together and always let them feel your presence and in that, peace and hope. Thank you Lord for the Hill family. We thank you for answering our prayers, in Jesus name, Amen.

  4. May God, as the great physician, put his healing hands upon Kevin. Blessings and safe travels
    to this family. We pray for a miracle.

  5. Rachel and Kevin, you have been an inspiration and blessing to so many for your strength and love for each other and your unyeilding faith in our Abba Father. Thank you for sharing your beautiful life with all its ups and downs. Your family is definitely being held in His hands and His love shines through you both. You are always in my prayers.
    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
    (Num 6:24-26)

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