On December 4, GraceConnect reported that Rod Finster, pastor of Echo Valley Grace Brethren Church, Tremont, Pa., had shared with his congregation that his diagnosis of prostate cancer was stage 4. Yesterday, he shared a new report with the congregation, which was sent to us by Samuel Slaseman.
Pastor Rod shared this with the congregation this morning. When they first knew he had cancer, his PSA levels (which determines if you have prostate issues) were at 100, the doctors say normal is below 4 1/2, so his 100 told them he not only had advanced cancer but it was aggressive. He took hormone meds, then they pulled him off and gave him a hormone shot, which is one per six months, unlike pill one per day. About 1 week after the hormone shot they did blood work and checked his PSA, this was done in December and just got the PSA results last Friday. His PSA is down from 100 to 7 as of this past Friday, answer to Prayer.While there he received his first chemo treatment and went well. We are now Praying PSA will continue to drop and there will be little problems with the chemo.This is the new chemo laced with radiation. He did preach this morning and looked well. So keep praying. God is working miracles here.