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Caring Bridge Website Created for Jerry Reed

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 7, 2011) – A Caring Bridge website for Jerry Reed, longtime Evangelical Covenant Church missionary and educator, has been set up so friends and family can offer prayers and words of encouragement as he battles cancer.

Reed, 73, was diagnosed in early March with a fast-growing cancer in his hip and lungs. On Tuesday, he was given a prognosis of one to two months. Doctors do not know whether or not the cancer is a return of the prostate cancer he battled 13 years ago.

Reed and his wife, Nancy, moved into the Mt. Miguel Covenant Retirement Community shortly before he received the diagnosis. The Reeds served as Covenant missionaries in several Latin America countries and Spain. He also served as the Milton B. Engebretson Chair of Evangelism and Church Growth at North Park Theological Seminary.

The family is posting frequent updates about his condition on the Caring Bridge website.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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