Letters from Paul Crouch, Jr.

May 28, 2003

Mom is home and doing great! She's recovering well from surgery and is already up and around.

She wanted again to thank everyone for all of the cards and letters. I've literally taken over hundreds if not thousands of them and she reads every one.

Mom is also praying for all of us!! This time alone with the Lord has been great for her and I know she is getting a fresh perspective on life.

We are still consulting with the best doctors available on the next avenue of treatment, so pray that the Lord continues to guide our family in the right direction.

No word when she'll be back in the office, but simply know all is well.

May 23, 2003

Like I mentioned earlier, a journey like we're experiencing with Mom has its ups and downs. While the surgery went great the news on her lymphatic system was not as great. They were able to examine five of her lymph nodes and two showed signs of cancer. Obviously zero would have been better and five would have been much worse!

In the natural, this news could be discouraging, but we know better. This is simply another hurdle to jump over as we journey forward. The Lord has Mom in the palm of his hand and we fear nothing.

She wanted again to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, letters and notes. I take her a new batch everyday and she reads them all.

I would imagine that she'll be coming home next week and then we'll make some decisions on treatment. Until then please know that we are consulting with the best doctors and specialists and fully expect a complete recovery!

May 21, 2003

So far, all of the news has been positive!

Mom is out of surgery and back in her room. The surgeon stated that, "everything went extremely well and was even boring and very routine." There is also no evidence that the cancer had spread to any other parts of her body.

At this point, it's simply heal up and get better. I'm going to try and keep her away from a fax machine and a phone for at least a month, but we'll see. With no other complications or developments, I'd see her coming home sometime next week.

Keep praying, but please know that all is well.

May 20, 2003

As many of you are aware, dealing with a medical issue like this is very much a roller coaster ride. It tends to be a series of "Good News / Bad News" scenarios, but always knowing that the Lord is in control.

After running a battery of tests, the bad news is Mom has colon cancer. This is obviously why she was losing blood from her system. The good news is, it was VERY localized and easily operable. She will be going into surgery either tomorrow or Thursday and probably be home later next week.

Mom wanted everyone to know that she is at PERFECT peace. She is happy knowing that thousands of people are praying for her and that God is walking with her every step of the way. We also joked around about this being a heck of a way to finally take a vacation!!

Please continue to forward your cards or notes to me and I'll get them to her. Also "No Flowers!" She said send the money to "Smile of a Child".....to her that's more important.

Well that's the latest. As things move forward, I'll keep you posted.

May 19, 2003

Just a heads up to all...

Saturday evening Mom was not feeling well and under the prompting of several of her friends and family was examined at the hospital.

All we know at this point is she has lost a fair amount of blood. The normal human body contains about 12 pints of blood, she had around 7. This is obviously why she was feeling a bit weak and anemic.

All of our family was with her all weekend and rest assured that Mom is in good spirits and being treated by the best doctors available.

The job now is to find out where the blood loss is coming from. They are currently running tests and we'll know more later today and tomorrow.

Mom asked that we don't do the whole, "flower thing." If you would like to send cards to my office I'll make sure she gets them . Please don't try and contact her at the hospital as we want to let Mom rest as much as possible.

At this point all we can do is pray. God is in control and we know he'll see her through this situation.

As we learn more, I'll keep everyone updated.