Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Request for Prayer and Financial Support for My Friends

This few weeks I had three people I know diagnosed with cancer. The first one is an old lady from our church named Tess Legaspi. Presently, she is undergoing frequent treatments at Philppine General Hospital just after undergoing surgery a month ago.

The second one is a long time friend from our mother church, Ate Debbie, and she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She has just undergone surgery two Fridays ago and is till at East Ave. Medical Center. I will be visiting her tomorrow and will know more updates about her condition.

The third one is a pastor friend and he, Pastor Gary, used to be an interim pastor at our mother church. He has been diagnosed last September 11 of a rare form of lymphoma of the nerves, called neurolymphomatosis and has immediately began treatments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

I would like to solicit your prayers for these friends of mine. They are all born-again Christians by the way and are all at peace with their present condition. I just ask that brothers and sisters in Christ who come across this blog entry to please include them in your prayers - and please pray that their finances would be provided even as they continue with their treatments. Please pray for comfort and strength for each of their family.

God is good and whatever happens we can claim God's promise of eternal life through their personal faith in Christ!

"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:55-57



Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Although it's always upsetting to get the cancer diagnosis, knowing Christ certainly helps one to cope a little better. Prayer can certainly make a difference since our God is the great physician and has promised to supply all our needs.