Update On Caleb

20 Oct

Thank you so very much for all of the prayers and encouragement from you all. There have been so many comments and emails that I have not been able to respond to them all. Today started early for me being a travel day home and I have had only limited communications access.

I finally was able to speak with Caleb last night about 10:30 and the doctor had just left the room. He explained that a tumor was found and that it was very large. A blood vessel was wrapped around it and surgery would be out of question. Today, a biopsy is to be performed and he will have the results tomorrow. After this the Drs. will know how to move forward. Also, the tumor is not in an organ, but on the outside. He did give somewhat encouraging news that a previous patient he treated had a very similar condition and responded to it successfully and is alive and kickin and well today.

This has all happened so quickly. At 3pm yesterday I went to Les Miserables on Broadway. As I entered I received a text that Caleb was taken to the emergency room. I received a couple of texts from Stacey (Caleb’s wife) during the show and I called my wife at intermission. When the show was over at 6pm I had walked 2 blocks and Stacey called with the news of the tumor. I thought immediately of the passage in James-

“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”-
yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15)

None of us knows what the next minute may hold. Life is very precious and we should live each day to the fullest and to the honor and glory of Jesus.

We are trusting God for Caleb’s full recovery. This world can be a dark place, but we know the only true Light. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. We will walk through this dark valley with Him.

I am thankful for my immediate family, church family, ministry family, blogging family, and many many friends. Your caring for us is felt.

Shalom, until next time, Lord willing,



Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, Religion


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33 responses to “Update On Caleb

  1. Truth2Freedom

    October 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Praying for Caleb. Thank you for your God honoring faith & example during this time. I believe The Lord will honor that attitude brother! Blessings to you & your family!


  2. chirose

    October 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Sending good thoughts your way.!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

    October 20, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Will continue to pray, till we hear OK.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sue C.

    October 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Continuing to pray. Stay strong in the Lord.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yvonne I. Wilson

    October 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Amen, thanks for the update. Keep on trusting and hold fast the profession of your faith. .

    Liked by 2 people

  6. a gentle iconoclast

    October 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Levi, I’m sorry but so glad for your faith in Jesus!
    Romans 15:13
    Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.


  7. poetrycottage

    October 20, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    In the natural, that which is wrapped around the tumour is no match for He whom is wrapped around your lives and hearts.

    Lord we pray for a miracle, so that many may see and behold the wonders and glory of God. May this whole situation touch the lives of those walking in darkness and strengthen those who already love You. The medical profession may say, impossible; but we know with You all things are possible. In Jesus Name. Amen.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Christa Madrid

    October 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Will be praying for him. Isaiah 53:5

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Denine Taylor

    October 20, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I too will continue to pray. Peace and blessings.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Paige Givens

    October 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Praying, Levi!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Elaine

    October 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    continuing to pray for Caleb and for you and the rest of the family.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Lilka Raphael

    October 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I’ve been off the grid for a few so I’m sorry to hear such news. I will definitely add my prayers to yours. Peace to you!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Kelly Grace

    October 20, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Praying for a good report from the Dr. and healing for Caleb. Peace for all of your family. Praise God you have such a solid faith and long experience of walking with God to draw on.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. mistermaxxx08

    October 21, 2014 at 1:07 am

    prayers and the best to you. keeping you in prayers.peace

    Liked by 1 person

  15. demilhadey

    October 21, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Just like Caleb in the bible, your son will be kicking even in old age. The Lord takes care of His own. God Bless you.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. nuvofelt

    October 21, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Having been away with no real internet signal I’m late coming to this. Adding my prayers to those of others – we never know the way we will take, but thankfully He has been there before us and prepared the way. No need to respond. With love in our dear Lord.


  17. atimetoshare

    October 21, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Dear Levi, It sounds like some good news, but we will continue to pray for you, your family and especially Caleb. How appropriate that you were watching “Les Mis” when you heard the news. Jean Valjean’s prayers seems to fit.
    God on high – Hear my prayer
    In my need, You have always been there
    He is young – He’s afraid – Let him rest
    Heaven blessed. Bring him home

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      October 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

      The show was tremendous. I loved it. They just took Caleb into surgery. This is a very serious situation. Everything keeps changing every few hours. 3 different kind of surgeons are involved and iys expected to take a few hours. I could say more but wont until the results are definite. Thanks for everything!!!


      • atimetoshare

        October 22, 2014 at 7:25 am

        We will wait with you in prayer!

        Liked by 1 person

  18. Mark Myers

    October 21, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Praying for Caleb, Levi. The unknown is a scary place. Hope clarity soon is realized.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      October 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Thanks Mark. I know that you know all about it.


  19. Julie Harris

    October 21, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for the update… I will continue praying for your son!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Sheila

    October 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Thank you for the update, and know that we are praying. Also praying for strength for you all in these days.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Stacy Tolbert

    October 21, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Praying for Caleb’ s complete healing and for strength for you and the rest of your family in this season brother. We serve an AWESOME God.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Megan

    October 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks for the update, Levi. Will continue to pray!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Ruth

    October 21, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Adding my prayers, and an old, good hymn. “What a friend we have in Jesus”.

    Liked by 2 people


    October 22, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Wow so many people must have prayed. I will keep on praying for Caleb.


  25. Elouise

    October 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Yes, Lord willing.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. tellthetruth1

    October 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Someone once said: “The book of James should be a required daily reading for all.” Can’t fault that statement. So glad of your good news. May the Lord continue to encourage you and yours, Levi.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      October 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      I have not heard that statement but I couldn’t fault it either. We have been on a seesaw with Caleb. He has a very unusual thing going on. The lab still is not certain it is not malignant. They are getting other counsel so it will be Monday, hopefully, before we know. Thanks and have a great weekend! 🙂



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