Not too long ago, Karen Peck Gooch of the Southern Group Karen Peck and New River wrote an open letter to her fans calling for prayers for her husband Rickey who has cancer. In the letter, Karen did mention that her husband did discover a knot in his neck which turned out to be a form of cancer. Fans are encouraged to pray for Rickey and the family. Now, she writes another letter below to update us on her husband's health.
In the meantime, Karen Peck and New River are busy working on their brand new album "Pray Now" in April. Released by Daywind Records (Jim Brady Trio, Tribute, Greater Vision), the album is preceded by the title track "Pray Now" as the lead single which will be impacting radio very soon.
So many of you have been asking about Rickey. Thank you all for the prayers. We can definitely feel the strength and peace from the Lord. Honestly, we could not have made it this far without prayer. Rickey began his treatments on March 3. He started feeling the sight affects from the chemo and radiation well into his second week. I remember thinking about how in the world he would make it seven weeks when he was already having difficulty swallowing. It has been a major challenge for him but he is plowing through it with the Lord's help. As his caregiver, I have never experienced anything so heart riveting. Watching my husband struggle has been very difficult. I can't fix it. All I can do is pray. The best way that I describe it is, right now we are right in the middle of a storm. The waves are raging all around us, but Jesus is in the boat with us. Very soon the waves will calm and the storm will pass. Until then, we will keep moving forward. One of the many things we have learned from this trial is that God is bigger than cancer!!! He is not surprised or taken aback by our circumstances. We are very thankful that He is with us every step of the way.
This week we celebrate the most powerful time of the year, Easter. Thank the Lord for dying on an old rugged cross for us, that we may have eternal life. On the third day He arose from the grave!! Now He sits at the right hand of the Father and He intercedes for you and me. Thank you Jesus!
Have a wonderful Easter:)