I Serve An Awesome God!!....Do You?.............................I Serve An Awesome God!!...Do You?
6/7/2012
UPDATE ON ME:
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SKIN CANCER (MELONOMA AND SQUAMOUS) IN MAY OF 2011. I HAVE HAD 6 SURGERIES, 26 BIOPSIES AND HAD A LOT FROZEN OFF. BUT NOW MY SKIN IS FREE OF CANCER AND I DON'T GO BACK TO THE DR. FOR 6 MORE MONTHS. PLUS, ALL OF THE BLOOD WORK MY INTERNAL MEDICINE DR. DID CAME BACK NORMAL. I GIVE ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST WHO HAS ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS. AMEN!!!

UPDATING: 9/2/2011
THANK YOU LORD! I GIVE YOU ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY!!! THANK YOU FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT. ALL OF OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN HEARD. I AM CANCER FREE, I AM CANCER FREE, I AM CANCER FREE!!! I GO BACK TO THE DR IN 3 MONTHS FOR A FOLLOW UP. I CAN'T THANK EVERYONE ENOUGH FOR YOUR PRAYERS! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL...

9/1/2011
I am going to the Dr. today and get my stitches out where they cut out the cancer. I will also get my results back if they got it all this time. I will post the results tonight night, so keep me in your Prayers! God Bless you my family and friends...

8/17/2011
Thank you all for your Prayers. Surgery went well today. They think they got it all, but I won't know for sure until the results come back in two weeks. God Bless you all...

8/15/2011
I go this wednesday the 17th in the morning to have my surgery. I Pray they get it all this time! I would like for you to keep me in your Prayers until I am completely Healed. God Bless ever one of you...

8/9/2011
They changed my surgery from wednesday the 10th until next wednesday. Please keep Praying for God to guide them so they can get all of cancer. God Bless all of my family and friends for their Prayers...

8/4/2011
Got the latest biopsy report. One was negative but the other was positive. I have to go and have surgery so they can try to cut the rest of the cancer out. Please keep me in your prayers. God Bless each and everyone of you...

7/22/2011
I went to the dr. today to get my 4 biopsy results. They all came back negative. (Thank You Lord) They cut 2 more off for more biopsies and froze some too. My advise to you if you don't want to ever go through this, is to put on sunblock not sunscreen. Thanks for all of your, and keep them going. God Bless you all...

7/8/2011
Went back to the Dr. today for my results on my second surgery for the cancer under my left eye. THANK YOU LORD THEY GOT IT ALL!!! But I had 4 more biopsy done today, please keep me in your Prayers. I still have a long ways to go, so keep Praying. God Bless every one of my facebook family and friends for all of your Prayers...

6/24/2011
Went to the dr. yesterday for a follow up on my 5 biopsies and the surgery to remove the cancer under my left eye. Three were benign. Two were cancer but they got it all but one. (Thank You Lord!) They did not get all of the cancer under my eye so they did another surgery yesterday. It will be two weeks before they know if they got it all. They are going to do 2-4 more biopsies. Keep Praying. God Bless everyone...

6/10/2011
Thanks everyone for your prayers. Surgery went well yesterday. They think they got all of the cancer under my left eye. They also took 4 more biopsies and I go back in 2 weeks for the results and more surgery if needed. The ones they did yesterday were 2 on my back and 2 on my chest and 1 they done earlier. I'd appreciate it if you'd continue Praying for me. God Bless you all...

6/7/2011
To all my family and friends, please keep me in your prayers. I'm going tomorrow to Tampa to have surgery. I will post an update as soon as possible. May God Bless you all and keep you in His Loving arms...

5/26/2011
I went beck to the dr. today and found out that I have melanoma (skin cancer). Will you please keep me in your prayers? They did two more biopsies and I should know the results next week. I have to make an appt. tomorrow for next week to have surgery, radiation, or both. Will keep you posted. May God Bless each and every one of my facebook friends and family...

5/14/2011
Could you all keep me in your prayers please. I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea and also I have had two skin biopsies and have to have four more within the next four weeks(two every two weeks). Thank you all and may God Bless each and every one of you...
10/26/2010
Thank you all for your Prayers. Harley jr. has no signs of pneumonia now. His lungs were clear today, thank you Lord! God Bless you all...
10/20/2010
Please Pray for our grandson. Well found out today that our grandson Harley jr. has pneumonia, he is only 7 months old. He is doing fine so far and it was caught early so they started him on antibiotics. He has to see a pediactric pulmonologist on tuesday. Thank you for all your prayers. May God Bless each and everyone of you...
Henry Newell To Vicki Newell: Happy Anniversary!
9/16/2010

Vicki my loving and caring wife
Without you I would have no life

You have stayed with me for 22 years
You held me close through all my fears

Through my tears I thank God every day
For sending someone special like you my way

You are my little Angel sent from Him above
It is you that I will always cherish and love

I LOVE YOU!!!

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF OUR GRANDSON HARLEY JR. GOD BLESS...



05/09/2010
Latest up date on our grandson Harley Jr. he is doing great! Here are some new pictures of him. We give God all the Praise and Glory that he is healed. Amen!

My family thanks everyone who prayed for our grandson. God Bless you all!



LATEST UPDATE ON BABY, HARLEY JR. BORN 03/11/2010

03/28/2010
I thank God that he has healed my grandson! This was a wonderful birthday for me I got to spend it with all of my grand kids!

03/26/10
Our daughter took him for a check up and they said he is doing great. He has gained weight, his lungs are still clear, and his hart sounds fine! We give all the Glory to God that heard everbody's prayers.
03/24/10
Baby Harley Jr. is doing just great! Here is a picture of him at home. We give God all the praise and glory for hearing all of our prayers Amen!
03/23/10
Baby Harley Jr. is home!!! WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD, HE HAS ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS!!! We would like to thank each and everyone for your prayers and support through it all. May GOD BLESS you all! Will post a new picture tomorrow.
03/22/10
Baby HARLEY Jr. Is Still Doing Great!!! WE WILL KNOW IF HE IS COMING HOME TOMORROW BETWEEN 11:00 AM: AND NOON!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!!!
03/21/10
BABY HARLEY Jr. MAYBE COMING HOME TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY!!!
Thank You LORD, We Give You All The Praise And Glory! Amen!!!
03/20/2010
Baby Harley Jr. is still doing great!! All they are doing now is feeding him and checking his vital signs! THANK YOU GOD!!!
03/19/2010
They have moved Harley Jr. out of the incubator, he's got his own room!!! He is OFF all antibiotics, no more Medication!! Plus he is drinking more and he is still keeping it down!! He is realy doing great!! Lord we give you all the prayse and glory, Amem!!!
03/18/2010
Harley Jr. is still doing great!! He drank from a bottle today and kept it down. If he continues to do good they will move him to his own room tomorrow. They told our daughter she can put regular clothes on him tomorrow also! We give all the praise and glory to God.
03/17/2010
He is breathing on his own!!! No more oxygen either! And they took the tube out of his stomach! They will start trying to feed him a bottle tomorrow! And they have taken him off of all of his medications except the antibiotics which he will finish in a couple more day's! Depending on how his bottle feedings goes he should be coming home soon!! We thank everyone for their prayers and support. God Bless you all.
03/16/2010
They took x-rays of his lungs and they are clear! They did an echo cardiogram of his heart and the small hole is closed and is healed! They took him off the big respirator and put him on a smaller one. If every thing is ok in the morning they will take him off of it completely! They said that they will probably take the tube out of his stomach tomorrow! They cut back more on his sedative and he has been awake a lot today! God is hearing our prayers!!!
03/15/2010
They have him down to 13.9% now on the oxygen! And they have cut even more on his sedative, he is trying to open his eyes now! They have taken him off the blood pressure medication and he is doing great! They still have to run the full course with the antibiotics before they can wake him up completely. Thank You Lord!!!
03/14/2010
They have cut back on his oxygen from 100% to only 43%! They have started cutting back on the sedative, respirator, and his color has dramatically improved. Thanks for all of your prayers, let's keep the prayers going. God Bless you all.
03/12/2010
They transferred the baby yesterday to All Children's Hospital in St.Pete. He has pneumonia. He also still has a tube in his stomach to get rid of the blood they found after he was born. Plus they have him on a respirator, antibiotics, blood pressure medication, they also have him sedated, and are monitoring his blood gases ever four hours.
Please keep him in your prayers.

The Day My Life Changed

SEPTEMBER 16, 1972 is a day that I will relive for the rest of my life.
It happened at the Withlacoochee River in Florida, about two miles from my house. It was around 2:30 in the afternoon and I was only 14 years old. I snuck away from the house on my bicycle when I was told not to go swimming that day. I met two of my friends, Barry and Paul on the way to the river as planned, where we had swam many times before. If only I had known what was going to happen that day, I would never have gone!

When we arrived there was a man, his wife, and their two daughters who were all swimming. We put our bicycles down, took our shirts and jeans off that we wore over our swimming trunks and headed down to the river edge and dove in. The water was cool and the current was flowing as usual. We swam back to the river bank and got out of the water. We decided to climb a tree which leaned over the water. We had dove out of that tree many times in the past. I was the first to climb the tree and dive into the water, followed by my friends. We all swam back to the bank and got out. We climbed the tree again but this time we did “cannon balls”, swam back, and got out again. Then Barry asked Paul if he wanted to dive off his shoulders. He said yes, so he squatted to let him get on his shoulders and then stood up so he could dive into the river. After he dove in he swam back and as he was getting out he slipped back into water because the bank was getting very slippery. I ran and did a cannon ball again off the bank and as I was getting out, I too noticed that it was not so easy. I slipped quite a few times before I was finally able to climb back up on the bank. The wet clay was sticking to my feet so I rubbed my feet on the ground to remove most of it. Paul asked me if I wanted to dive off of his shoulders and I said “Sure! Why not?” So as he squatted down I climbed onto his shoulders and then he stood up so I could dive into the water. Just as I was ready to dive, IT HAPPENED!! My right foot slipped off his shoulder and I fell straight down on top of my head and rolled off into the water. I knew immediately that something was wrong. First of all, there was a tingling sensation all over my body, as though a thousand needles were sticking me! Secondly, I could not move anything. I tried so hard, but nothing would move. I KNEW I WAS IN TROUBLE.

My body was not responding no matter what I tried. I was in the fetal position (where your arms and knees are drawn up to your chest), floating face down in the water, drifting with the current. I could not see anything but the black water as the river towed me further and further away! You cannot imagine everything that was running through my mind all at the same time! But the main thing that I was thinking was: “I need to breathe! ”All of my thoughts changed from what was wrong with me to, “I am going to drown if I do not breathe NOW!!!” I could not hold my breath any longer (your body will take a breath whether you want it to or not, in or out of water). I knew that if took a breath my lungs would fill up with water, but I HAD TO BREATHE!! I was so terrified by now because I just knew I was going to DIE!!!
Just as my body forced me to take a breath, which would have been nothing but water, my friend Barry grabbed me and turned me over. I was finally able to take a breath of air, which felt like I had waited an eternity for! Barry swam back with me in tow to where Paul was waiting to help pull me out of river that had almost taken my life!!!

The family that was there swimming took me to the nearest hospital where they said I was now a quadriplegic (you are paralyzed from the neck down and cannot move or feel anything) and that I would never walk again!!! They said I would probably not make it and if I did I would be a vegetable for the rest of my life! Many times the family was called by the doctor who said I wouldn’t live through the night. I did die three times but God brought me back! Everyone wondered “Why did God let this happen?” But God’s wisdom is far greater than ours and out of this tragedy came faith, hope and inspiration! God was there all the time. God had other plans for my life, that plan was for me to serve Him! God is using me in so many ways it is so amazing!

People used to shy away from me because of my condition, but now they are drawn to me like a magnet. For example, the longest I have been able to “witness” to someone was over two hours and had him in tears! If I go anywhere with my wife to whom I have been married to for twenty-three years, someone will approach me and I just have to testify. I have given my testimony in church and spoken to the teen youth group, and it has changed so many of their lives. I will praise God one glorious day, with no wheelchair, handicapped van, horrible muscle spasms, or confinement. I will be free, all because of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!! Even though we suffer and are tried in this life, the next life will be unbelievably satisfying beyond belief.

I was hurt thirty-nine years ago and I am not a vegetable, I’ve lived longer than the fourteen years the doctors predicted that I would in 1972. I graduated high school, went to college and graduated in computer programming, got married, and I have three kids and four grand kids! All because God had a plan for my life. Thank you for taking the time to read my testimony.

May God bless each and every one of you. Don’t despair at your own circumstances, God has brought me through so many things in my life time and I give all the Praise and Glory to Him! Amen.