Health Update on Muriel Henderson

May 27, 2005

Dear Family and Friends:

For the past week we have been working on battle strategies with our medical team which includes the surgeon, plastic surgeon, oncologist and radiation oncologist. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful group of friends and family who back us and the medical team up with prayer support as we consider the procedures and treatments that are before us.

The immediate plan is for Muriel to have surgery later next week on the chest area where she is having trouble with dying skin.  Once that situation is under control and healing is progressing, six months of chemotherapy will be scheduled. Although radiation will follow the chemotherapy, that is a little too far in the future to deal with at this point.  So for now we are concentrating on healing and the growth of healthy new skin.

Last Saturday and Sunday we enjoyed a stay at our cabin in Pinetop and will do so again this holiday weekend.  Most week days have been filled with medical appointments and related activities as well as some quality family time.  It is good to have time to spend with our Mothers. And we especially enjoy the evenings we have spent with our Arizona grandchildren, Isaac, Heather and Tiffany Eustice, who bring us much joy. We miss our grandsons, Axel and Tony, and look forward to seeing them again when we return to Mexico.  In the meantime phone calls and e-mail keep us in touch.

In Puebla and Tlancualpican, Mexico, the staff of the "Give Ye Them To Eat" program are busy with the production of training materials for the various classes, courses and workshops to be held this summer and fall.  Planting is on the agenda as the first rains are anticipated in Tlancualpican.  The cycle of life is very real at the Tree of Life Training Center where the land is prepared for planting so crops can eventually be harvested to feed both people and livestock.  In turn the livestock give back to the land so it can be prepared for the next planting season.  Not only does the Center live from the production of the land and livestock but it serves as a demonstration farm to the many visitors who learn about sustainable agriculture and livestock practices when they tour the Center.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for us and the ministry of the GYTTE Staff.  We also pray God's blessings and mercies upon you in your daily walk.

In His Grasp,

Terry and Muriel Henderson