Some day all of us will need someone to carry us. We'll be in a place where like the paralytic in Luke 5, he needed friends to carry him to Jesus. Well my fellow "journeyman" Stef is there now. He needs his friends, to carry him, maybe not literally but figuatively to Jesus. If you are not familiar with Stef, he is an incredible man of God, with an incredible wife (Sandi), incredible children, (Derek, Justin and Carley) and an incredibile faith.
Four months ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Tomorrow he will be undergoing a 9-10 hour surgery to try to remove as much of the cancer as possible. If you would like to know more about Stef, his journey and his family, you can check out his blog at http://tarapchak.wordpress.com. But for now, I want as many people who can to pray for him and Sandi and the rest of their family as he takes this next step on the journey.
His favorite verse on the journey has been Isaiah 43:2-5 "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they wil not sweep over you. When you walk thought the fire, you wil not be burned, . . . for I am with you." I know God is with him, but my prayer is that he and everyone around him would sense the presence of God in a powerful way both during and after surgery! On the journey with you bro!