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Be Still and Know - Dan's Story

by Dan Lampinen

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10

My faith journey started 53 years ago. The day I was born, I was 2 lbs 10 oz. and had a double hernia, and I've been a positive fighter since day one!

A year ago, in November 2019, after not feeling well for over 7 months, having lost 70 lbs in 7 months, a CT scan found that I had stage 4 kidney cancer. My doctor gave us the news, my wife was in tears as fear set in, but I told my doctor, "that's awesome!" She was shocked at my reaction. I said, "Now I know what I have, and I have 2 kidneys,  so take one!"

Well, it wasn't that easy; nine days in the hospital in December 2019, I came home from the hospital weighing 96 lbs, from 172 lbs 7 months early. I've lived 12 months now with stage 4 kidney cancer and am doing great on my immunotherapy treatments. When my faith was all I had, and death's door was knocking, "Be still and know" has been my theme!

We serve a BIG GOD, and I've learned to live life to its fullest, love God, and love others!

Thanks to my wife & three children, my family, friends, a bold faith, Fellowship Greenville, and lots of prayers, my faith has been strong, and my Father has been glorified!

Thanks to Trenton Stokes and Mike Hawkins, to name a few who came to see my family and me in the hospital, and made weekly visits to my home to care for us and pray! - Dan L.

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