Sunday, February 8, 2009

And so we Begin

Last Monday Bobby went to be fitted for his radiation mask...He sort of looked like a Blue Spiderman SuperHero...(too bad they didn't offer a cape also) and he did very well during the fitting. We know it was all the prayer coverage, because if it had been me having to do the fitting..there would have definitely needed to be drugs involved!!! We are now set up for our first Radiation treatment tomorrow. At 1:00 he will take an anti-nausea medicine, at 2:00 he will take his first chemo pill (praise God for insurance!!! the medicine was $7,000 and our co-pay was $75.00) We are very grateful to have this coverage and provision and realize that is not always the case for some and that is very heartbreaking. We are praying for a good tolerance for all the new meds & a good reaction to the radiation....Please join us in covering him every day during the next 6 weeks of treatment, as the Lord lays it upon your hearts and minds!!!
Now the really exciting news!!!! Yesterday we had some of Bobby's oldest & dearest friends (from Jr. High School) come and visit...but not only did they come to visit, bring fabulous food, but brought a most awesome surprise!!! If anyone has spent any time with Bobby you will know that he absolutely loves the Christian guitarist/singer/songwriter Phil Keaggy...known by many as one of the most fantastic gifted artist's alive!!! We have probably been to over 30 concerts over the years and have been so blessed to just witness so talented a human being, but most of all one who uses this gift for the love and glory of Jesus......Well to make a long story even longer...Brian & Bettie somehow managed to connect with Phil Keaggy...(God ordained) and arranged to have Phil Keaggy call our home Bobby (ok we confess we're groupies)was absolutely blown away to speak to Phil Keaggy personally, but most of all they prayed together & for each cool is that!!! Now if that isn't like our God to just delight our hearts in that way...As George Anderson would say..."if that doesn't light your fire...then your woods wet!!!"
What a sweet kiss from heaven above...and what a wonderful brother in Christ...Mr. Keaggy, you are to show your love to a perfect stranger...Now isn't that just like Jesus!!!!!
Thank you again for so many words of encouragement through your cards & calls & invitations to dinner in your homes...We are so very blessed!!!!
Much Love...In His Precious Grace,
Bobby & Elaine Snow


  1. I will keep asking.

    Luke 11:5-13

    5Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves;

    6for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him';

    7and from inside he answers and says, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.'

    8"I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

    9"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

    10"For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.

    11"Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?

    12"Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he?

    13"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"

  2. Praying for Bobby today as he starts treatment!
    One in a row buddy!

  3. Boy is this a small world!!! Back in the 80's when we were still living in Calif we used to take our trailer and "camp" at the pier in Huntington Beach. It was a Christian group of 5-6 trailers and we had a bonfire every night. Phil Keaggy came down when he was living in Costa Mesa and we all sang around the campfire. One time her brought his wife and kids. These are very great memories.

    Anni & Jeff

    A more important point is that Jeff and I have been praying for you all daily and will continue a well as sending out prayer requests for our whole church.

  4. Hi Guys,
    We love you and are praying for you each day.
    Milford & Elizabeth

  5. Hi Elaine and Bobby
    I just spoke with Ken and he asked me to begin praying for your family...and I have! I am so sorry for what you are dealing with right now. But it sounds as though the Lord has put amazing people in your lives to help you through this. I also can't help but be uplifted by your positive and funny "updates". Keep on fighting and meeting those challenges with a dose of laughter. God Bless you and keep you!
    Vikki Thompson
    VA Beach

  6. Hi dear ones!

    Curt is a Phil Keaggy groupie of our first dates was to his concert in Mpls. I believe he was known as the greatest guitarist in the world. And he called and chatted and prayed with you! How good is God to arrange that! What a delight and encouragement!

    We are praying for you everyday! Mom and Dad (George and Carol)told me how cute you look (well, I guess it was just Mom)with your new cut). Hope to catch a glimpse of you this week!

    You are so loved!

    anita and curt

  7. I keep wanting to comment, but each post makes me more and more speechless! Love you guys, and Bob is always in my prayers, especially now that the real fun is beginning.

  8. Hey guys!! Know that you and Bobby remain in my prayers..It is always amazing to us is it not that God chooses to bless us in the most "unexpected" ways!! I bet it was awesome to relive your "groupie" days...Phil Keaggy to boot..Love you guys and if possible, how about a picture of that mask?