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Dearest Jedon,

My first reaction was, “What a happy ending to an amazing story!!!” But it’s not THE ending, just the end of a chapter of an exquisitely beautiful co-written story crafted by God, you, and the people who love you.

May you be part of many more chapters of many more stories, just as you have been a part of each of ours. You have made the E&P community stronger not just by your encouragement, but by sharing your suffering & courage & letting us help you. I have learned so much from you!!!

I can’t wait to hear from you again!!! Meanwhile, :vulcan_salute: May the LORD bless you & keep you!!! May He make His face shine upon you & be gracious unto you!!!( He takes great delight in you, dear Jedon!!!) May He lift up His countenance upon you & continue to give you His peace that passes all understanding. May He continue to use your life to bless others whether you are strong or weak. And when the end of your story here on earth is over, may you hear His words: “Well done, good & faithful servant!!! Enter into my rest!!!”

Blessings & prayers!!!:bouquet::rainbow::heart:

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@Jedon my friend, I am glad to see now that you can provide us with updates. Your role as a Batolian monk is not a final destination, but the beginning to a new journey, a journey that started when the chapter to the door of your previous life outside the monastery is coming to a close.

Not to make light of the gravity and seriousness of this disciplinary arrangement, but when I saw this. Somehow this came to mind.

Jedon: Good morning, holy father, I came to see you to retrieve my cell phone so I may receive visits from my family today.
Holy Father: Good morning to you, my son. Here it is. Hands phone over
Jedon: Any news from my family or friends from the outside since our last session?
Holy Father: No, my son. Although this app on your phone called Puzzle something keeps giving notifications, out of curiosity I tapped it.
Jedon: Uh, that’s not…
Holy Father: Then I somehow pulled these hero of the month and…
Jedon: Discipline… O, discipline… I need more discipline…

Looking forward to hear your updates of life as a Batolian Monk when you are able to.

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This gave me chills… such positive words and a true reminder to appreciate what you’ve been given in life.

Thoughts are with you.

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:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
Brought tears to my eyes and joy to my Soul. So very true!!!

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Oh, it’s been a while.
Any good news here?

What’s up, @Jedon?
Are you okay?

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Personal Update:
Hello guys I miss you all so much.
Been a while since last post.
I am doing great in monastery, getting much time for prayers and traning as Batloian.
Beat life I had since long time.
Working in Monastery farm and growing my own rose tree as the traditions of the Batolian monks here.
Getting good care here and fighting back my cancer.
Wish if I can take photos and send to you but monastery rules forbed cellphones at all must be left in Holly Father office. They say cellphones makes monk feel greed and become a big ego and living as monk should teach humbly and selflessness.
I agree and obey. I feel closer to Lord than out side days.
Monastery is a big place with a mountain that we sleep in and traning our souls for being more light. There is huge farm that we all work in and a place for bees to make honey. We sell our products to locals to earn money for charity and support needs of monks.
I am working aside of farm in monastery library… which gives me valuable time to read very rare books that mostly translated from original orthodox language that I am learning it to be able to read the original texts.

Parents visiting me tomorrow so I am spending tonight and tomorrow in a local house accepted me to spent time with them as they look at me as a blessed man !

I am blessed indeed by Lords willing and the ways his highnesses is running my life with to learn more about wisdom in this world, to meet people who care and support with out a future looks that came from giving a stranger a hand. To learn humble from great people like your selves here my dear friends and family.
You gave me big inspiration when I read and remember your support.
And am praying lots for you all to have peace and joy.
My best wishes and love to you all here players, mods and staff.
Jedon

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Best. Post. Ever

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@Jedon It’s wonderful to hear from you! I just came to this thread thinking of you, and was thrilled to see you happened to be posting an update!

I’m glad that you’re doing great at the Monastery, and that your parents are visiting you tomorrow. It sounds like your life has more peacefulness and clarity now than during all of the struggles with doctors and the treatment house. I’m grateful for that.

You may know that today is Thanksgiving in the US, and I’m sure I’m not alone in being especially thankful today for you being part of our community, your continual humor and strength, and your friendship.

Much love and warm wishes as always. :heart:

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so good to hear from you @Jedon, i almost jumped for joy when i saw you’d posted, and after reading your post i wanted to dance like a maniac. :slight_smile:

Aye, you ain’t alone in that. :slight_smile:

@DoctorStrange, i know you was looking for an update on Jedon, and here it is. :slight_smile:

i think this is really cool since i love to read books. :slight_smile:

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Thank you so much, its thanksgiving where i live hearing @Jedon is doing well made my day. Stay strong my friend, very glad to see this

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This is undoubtedly a special thanksgiving blessing. I for one am so very thankful to hear how well you @Jedon are doing in the monastery. Take very good care of yourself.

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@Jedon I know you may not receive this message for many days but it will be waiting for you when you come visit again.

Today has been a wonderful day with family and friends. Our US Thanksgiving is a time to remember and give thanks to God for the blessings He has given us in this great country. The ability to have opportunities to enrich our lives. To worship (or not) without persecution. To speak freely of our beliefs, both personal and religious.

Above all these was reading your post :blush: I am so happy to hear that you are doing well, being productive in your monastery and are taking this opportunity to enrich your life with learning. I was happy for the reminder that, while those in the US are celebrating our blessings, God is continually bestowing blessings on others around the world.

Keep safe, check in as you can and remember you have your online family wishing you well and praying for your recovery.

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Dearest @Jedon writing through tears your post made me so happy.

I pray that the Lord will continue to reveal Himself to you, and that you will know how deep and high and wide and long His love is for you. While your life sounds blissful, I know the closer we get to God, the more complicated life becomes and the spiritual battle can be strong. I will pray that you have His peace and protection so you can use your time well. Blessings as you learn so many new things & bless others!!!

Since we don’t know when you will be able to check in again, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!! Peace, joy & love to you, your family, and the monastery!!!

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Thanks guys, all this happy and kindful posts made my day.
I am still out from monastery, so I still can have wifi in my hosting family’s house.
Waiting for parents arrival in 1 or 2 hours from now.
Read em all. Loved em all. Peace to you all and your families.
Please kiss the Turkey peacefully and tell it Uncle Jedon will never eat you :joy:
Happy Thanks given to you all my dearest online family♡

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Although we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here, I none the less will be celebrating and giving thanks for what I am sure will be a life well lived @Jedon. Like many others I wish you peace in your new life and feel honoured that you continue pray for us. You are our beacon of hope and positivity and we should all think of your example more often.

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@Jedon
I think you have taught us way more than we could teach you about humility.

Your journey has been an amazing testament of faith, courage, and tremendous resiliency battling tremendous odds that certainly did not favor you.

I am so glad you are finding peace where you are at.
I am glad that you get to farm and once again work with your hands.

It wasn’t long ago that your hands had pins in them so this progress is amazing.

You have inspired all of us more than You could ever know!

I wish you all the best for your life day by day. May your load be light, and may peace find You wherever You may go!
You deserve it !!!

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Standing by monastery gate reading this all and smiling.
Best day ever … got a family visit and many nice wishes from online family too.
I think this make my parents my offline family :joy:
Can’t be more satisfied :heart:

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:joy: you cracked me up with this.

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Hey @Jedon Yessss, Soooo happy with your progress, your strength, and your sharing. Thank You again, for giving me more strength, it’s always hard to complain when you know or see someone else enduring. Please continue to share and be an example to us all.
May you continue to receive blessings, and may your pain lighten ever more.

Pixie

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