I have a good friend that I would like to be able to share with you. His name is Stephen Shook. I got to know him from the www.rctech.net forum, where we both have a passion for racing radio control cars. We have a section on that forum called “RC Racers for Christ”.
Stephen served our country, serving in the Navy. I believe that it was during that time that he was diagnosed with cancer, and has been battling it ever since. He is married and in his early thirties.
I call and talk to him about twice a month on the phone. And seen him go through highs and lows. But one thing is clear, and that is his steadfast, and my I say say “contagious” faith. He is an encouragement to his pastor and men’s ministry at his church. He has also been an encouragement to me, though I don’t have a terminal disease like he does, I do have a chronic one (lupus) and we have level of understanding the comes from walking down that same path.
Interestingly enough, there are a lot of guys looking at his life. There are factory sponsored racers who know who he is, and are watching to see how this man carries himself and conducts his life. Some of them have commenting on watching to see how he does.
I look forward to the evening that we can record the podcast of the interview with him and put that up for you. He and I talk about everything. Life, the world, faith, stresses, our wives dealing with us, the hope of heaven and more. I always enjoy talking with him, even when not everything is going very well.
I would appreciate your prayers for him. Right now there is a tumor that has grown in one of his lungs and is only allowing him to breath with his other lung. He has had this happen before and had chemo for it. He plans to interview with us after he has two rounds of chemo treatment. He is looking forward to being able to share with you as well.
So Stephen, if you are checking out the blog today, just wanted to let you know we are praying for you brother. Godspeed.