Follow the letters and thoughts flowing from the heart of Marcelo as a response to a Divine and Sovereign Presence who comforts, encourages and continually motivates his smile, even amidst the troubles he is facing.
Pray for Marcelo and his wife Ruth; in this blog you will also discover how you can help.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

10th of November - Happy Birthday Marcelo !!

May God’s love continue to flow in the life of His son, the missionary Marcelo Silva, may the Lord bring complete cure and that, for many, many years to come, may the Lord continue to demonstrate His sovereignty and power through the life of His servant.

Marcelo, thank you for the gift you give us everyday ... a demonstration of faith that encourages and lifts us.

your "assistant,"

Andre Oliveira

Friday, November 6, 2009

*** Breaking news ***

We just received word that a bone marrow donor has been found for Marcelo.  No details are available right now, but please begin to pray that all the necessary steps will fall into place for this to go forward.

The Lord Remains In Control

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

"yet I will rejoice in the LORD, 
       I will be joyful in God my Savior
" - Hab. 3:18 

This is the great truth that motivates and sustains this servant of the Lord in all circumstances, even when very close to the end of life. I can say with absolute conviction that my joy, my peace and my safety rest on an unwavering Rock - the God of my salvation. What more security could there be than this? Oh, what a comfort that sweet peace! 

We received the test results of my bone marrow which showed that the leukemia is still resistant to the chemotherapy that has been applied so far. This result somewhat frustrated the expectations of my doctors, in that they had hoped for a remission of atypical cells in order to proceed with the bone marrow transplant. Given this result, Dr. Caskey said she will work with the team and also consult the department of transplantation in order to find another plan to halt the disease. Probably this week I will begin a new phase of chemotherapy with some new combinations of drugs yet to be defined.  In fact I have little information about these next steps. There is only one certainty in my heart: "yet I will rejoice in the Lord!" 

Dear friends, please know that we have moved to a new room in the hospital. Now we are in room 636, and the new phone number is 303-403-6436. 

Thank you for your prayers. It is always good to remember that the Lord's will  always accomplishes it's purpose.  We rest our hearts on the sovereignty of our great God, moved by this tremendous biblical conviction: 

"For from him and through him and to him are all things. 
      To him be the glory forever! Amen.
"Romans. 11:36 

In joy and comfort that comes from the Lord, 

Marcelo and Ruth.