Surgery Update #2 from Brad

Nov 07

Hello, everyone.

This is a real quick update on Jen’s surgery.  The procedure went as expected and the surgeon was able to get sufficient margins to remove the lesion.  We expect to have pathology results by Mon/Tues next week that will inform any next steps.  Jen should be moving into recovery soon.  We’re looking forward to a good night of rest :-).  Please continue to pray for healing and recovery; protection and encouragement for our girls; and that all of us in this fight would have peaceful courage and endurance to see how God’s goodness will manifest.  The gathering of the thousands that follow and support our fight is evidence already that his fingerprints are in control and pulling us together for good.  Thank you, sincerely, for your awesome and continued support.

With much love,



  1. Ginger /

    Prayers are with your family. I hope Jen has a restful night!

  2. Newbie friend /

    Will continue to pray for all of you, glad that surgery is behind you.

  3. Praying nonstop for you guys! We will also pray for a restful couple of days. Lots of love from the Schreier’s.

  4. kathleen /

    Thanks for posting Brad. Your family has been on everyone’s mind today. Continued prayers coming your way.

  5. Shannon Kahrs /

    Thank you so much for the update! I have been praying and continue to pray for complete healing! I love you Jen!

  6. Emily Sommer /

    Scott and I are praying for you, Jen, Brad, Maren and Greta. We are trusting the Lord with you. You are so cared for and prayed over!

  7. Rebecca /

    I’ve been praying all day and will continue!

  8. ohiofishergirl /

    Brad, Thanks for the update. Our thoughts have been with you, Jen, and the girls all day. Sending hugs and a peaceful night’s rest to all of you. xo Lauri & Dale

  9. Janey McKinney /

    My prayers are with you, your wife & children. Your Faith in The Lord is a testament in itself. May God bless you all.

  10. marsha /

    Brad thank you for the update. Have been praying all day for all of you. get some rest.

  11. Denise /

    Thank for the update
    Love. All our prayers
    And hugs hugs hugs we surround all of you
    With them

  12. Bonnie B /

    Thanks Brad for the update… have been waiting with bated breath all day !! Hopefully you will all have a restful and peaceful night. We’re standing with you, always! @

  13. Colleen /

    Thank you very much for the update Brad! I have been thinking of Jen and the family all day. When Jen gets to feeling better perhaps she can fill you in on who I am. I have such fond memories of her and her sisters!

    With much love,

    • It’s been nice finding you online, Colleen! Thanks for letting us play hide and seek inside the house, those were great memories for us as well!

  14. Obviously Jen is not the only writer in the family….thanks for the update…sending all the love and energy I can…love you all.

  15. Our love to you all -your strength through all this is an inspiration to us all,
    Weyba Powells

  16. Thanks for the update. Now it’s time to rest! Our prayers will continue.

  17. Tonja Hemmerick /

    Thank you for the update. Continuing to hold you all up in prayer.
    God Bless;

  18. Praying feverishly. Thank you for updating our anxious minds. Jen is one blessed lady to have her husband exactly where he should be…next to her side. Your spiritual masculinity is the pillar she needs. God bless your family. Give Jen a kiss from JoAnn.

  19. Sue Brelsford /

    You all “Did Well Today”. God’s speed! The Neighbor”

  20. All the love in the world shooting across the country from a very wet and rainy Pacific Northwest. The clouds parted and the sun was shining exactly as Jen went into surgery today, which it never ever does this time of year. I took that as a very good sign! Thinking about your family constantly tonight! Peaceful, healing, patient thoughts tonight!

  21. Michele /

    Brad, thanks so much for the update. Wishing you all a restful night! Love from Jim & Michele