Update on the Deans

Dear All Saints Family and Friends,

This verse has been important to me and Margaret lately:

“…Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of you faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”   James 1:2-3

We know that trials are food for our faith, and that godly reaction to trials should be joy and perseverance, but when big trials hit (as they have for us lately) we have also learned that it is only possible to walk through the trials when you have the prayers and outpouring of love from Christian family and friends. Thank you to everyone at All Saints who has prayed and loved on us so well over the last few weeks!

In case you have not heard, we have also recently learned that Margaret’s breast cancer has returned. It has metastasized to her liver, lungs and a rib. We have been told that there is no medical cure, but we have much hope in our triune God who loves us and cares about every small detail of our life.

Margaret has begun treatment with some new drugs that her oncologist believes has a strong chance to stop and possibly shrink the malignant growths. If this treatment is successful, we may be able to continue the treatment for 2 to 5 years before we need to move on to another treatment strategy. Please pray that God in his mercy will heal Margaret.

Thank you again so much to all of the prayer and expressions of love and support that you have poured out on us. We are certain that there have been some days when it was your prayers that got us through the day! Please keep praying.

God bless you,


You can contact Ken at kldean@gmail.com, 817-319-7272, or if you would like to visit 6111 Velasco Ave, Dallas 75214.