There are so many things I would like to update everyone on and post about; however, this easily tops the chart!
Today in Abilene there was a 5k run in order to raise money for a precious 8 year old boy, Rex Fleming. The Sports Information Director at ACU, Lance Fleming, and his family have had a rough time since mid November when his son, Rex, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He has undergone the heart of his radiation treatments in Ft. Worth over the last several months. He is now able to come back to Abilene and resume a normal routine as much as possible. The family is so thankful to be all back together in Abilene on a regular basis. They go to Ft. Worth on February 28th for the first post op/post treatment MRI. Please PRAY this simple yet powerful prayer that we have all been praying since Rex's diagnosis, "God- KILL Rex's caner!".
This family has been extremely transparent with their emotions through their caring bridge site and have been a powerful witness to many in this time of heartache and uncertainty. Rex has been a trooper! It was A BLESSING to see this sweet boy at the race today. He started all of us racers off over a megaphone and his sweet voice was like music to our ears:)!
At the end of the race the Fleming family was presented with a check (composed of entry fee for race and extra donations) totaling $21,500! It was incredible to be there to witness the overwhelming gratitude the Fleming family felt! GOD IS GOOD!! The race then ended with Rex in the middle of the circle of the 300+ people that raced while we all stretched out our hands to him and God and prayed. The prayer then ended as all have the past few months with the words, God kill Rex's cancer!
POWERFUL!!! THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR LOVE, COMPASSION, AND PROVISION!