Editor’s Note: We wanted to retain the emotion that was sent to us via email, so we’ve included the text of the email verbatim.
(I wrote this letter for the public so I wanted to get this out so that they hear it from me)
I was debating whether or not I should send out an official press release, but that’s just not my style. I’ve always been honest and transparent with you, so why stop now. I’m writing this letter to ask everyone for prayers as my family and I are facing a tough season. Last month, my wife Stacey had to go to the ER after experiencing discomfort and fevers. We were thinking maybe it was a stomach virus or something; well, after a few hours and some tests, the doctor came back and informed us that it was cancer. This news shook us to the core; the first few days were filled with frustration, fear, questions etc. It was also filled with prayer, comfort and overwhelming support from our family, friends and local body. For the past month, we’ve spent so much time in the hospital with tests, surgeries, etc. Though this experience is very frustrating and has taken a toll on us mentally, physically, financially, and emotionally, we find our sanity and peace in the fact that we serve a sovereign God who is greater than cancer or any affliction that we may face. We are optimistic and believe that God will bring us out of this on top. Today was the first chemotherapy treatment; she will do chemotherapy for 6-8 months. I ask you for your prayers as we continue to walk this thing out. I thank you all so much for the continued prayer and support throughout the years.
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