Zach update # 4

Good news

Good news!  We’re being discharged from the hospital this AM.  Zach did great overnight and seems to be his chipper self.  We will visit the opthomology clinic before coming home, but are on our way.

Also, we got back the report about the spinal fluid sample already.  That test showed no sign of cancer in the spinal fluid.  Praise the Lord!  We’ll receive a pathology report about Zach’s removed eye as well as a bone marrow sample.  The one year mark from today would mean we’re likely out of the woods with concerns of any cancer.

Thanks for your support and prayers.  You have all been a wonderful blessing in these past few days.  We’ll keep writing new updates and ruminations as news and thoughts come to us.

Here’s a Psalm my friend Jason shared with us.  Psalm 138

I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,
for great is the glory of the LORD.
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.
(Psalm 138 ESV)


Tim and Sarah



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18 responses to “Zach update # 4

  1. Carol Jacoby

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

  2. Steven Ezikian

    This is outstanding news. So glad you are going home. It is so much more restful to be in your own space. Continueing to pray for continued good test results, a healthy year ahead for Zach, for your peace, for the transitions that need to happen an in all this glorifying God.

    • revtimbrown

      Thanks Steve, I know you and Denise know this first hand. We’re part of the Mott Club now.

  3. Laura Bozeman

    Praise the LORD!!! He hears the pleas of His people! Rejoicing with you and continuing to pray for clean, healthy bone marrow!

  4. Briana Stopp

    Our God is an amazing God!! Rejoicing with you!!

  5. Janine Fruehan

    Wonderful news! Praise the Lord for answer to prayer. We’ll keep them [prayers] coming!!

  6. Holli Bratt

    Precious Brown Family,
    Praise the LORD is right! We are SO very happy and grateful to God to hear this wonderful news!
    God bless you all,
    Greg, Holli, Emma & Kayla

  7. I am sitting at my desk wiping the tears from my eyes after reading your updates. I so admire your courage and love. God is so gracious!

  8. Dave and Judy Houston

    Pastor Tim and Sarah,

    You two are role models for us all. We will continue to pray for your family and little Zach. Such a presious picture you have posted.

  9. Sue

    Praise the Lord indeed!!! May God Bless you all, I will keep sweet baby Zach in my prayers! Sue Yarosz

  10. Tom Munson

    Praise the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob….and Zach!

  11. Chana Campbell

    We love you ! He redeems our lives from destruction! He crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies! psalms 103 rob and chana

  12. George and Judy Van Hecke

    Dear Tim and Sarah
    We hope that this little e-mail will indicate our deep concern for you and your family. Thank you for the updates on little Zach ,we appreciate the information that is passed on. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and may the Lord give you peace and give you His wise counsel.
    God Bless

  13. Laura Faunce

    Yeah Zach!!! Great job…..And Thank you JESUS!
    PLease tell me what I can do! If you need help with the girls…(Kat would love to have Darby over anytime). Just tell me…. I will keep praying!

  14. Holly Keyser

    Sending our love and prayers to you and your wonderful family. God’s love is everlasting and ever present.

    • revtimbrown

      Hi Holly, thanks for the support. Lynley came to visit us on Monday. I think she went to the wall of champions too. 🙂

  15. Sam & Lana

    I pray your walk will bring others to Christ where they will find His love, comfort and healing. May God continue to bless this walk and heal Zach completely. We’re very glad you’re home.

  16. Dave & Lisa Sybert

    Dear Tim & Sarah,
    We are so thankful to God for watching over little Zach. He loves this little guy! We will continue to pray for Zach and your family that The Lord would give you rest, comfort and peace and that he would pour out His grace upon your family.

    2 Corinthians 9:13-15 (New International Version)
    13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!