This week we went back to our oncologist to do a six month scan following our surgery in LA. I took Rodrick one of my Sons in the Faith from the city with me. No matter how much you believe God for the victory I never like to go into this mental battle alone. Rodrick and I had a great time talking about God’s plans for BonTon and next steps for the spiritual development of our ministry.
I marveled as we sat at Baylor hospital what others must have thought seeing us together. He was from the streets of illegal drugs and me from the streets of materialism and manipulation. Now, years later, we are together, through God’s mercy, as brothers in Christ seeking the transformation of urban communities for the glory of God.
Rodrick is a mercy gift from God to me and the ministry. He is a great encouragement to me. In my time of need for encouragement he was willing to go to the cancer hospital, even though he doesn’t like hospitals. We had the joy of praying for a lady who was all alone.
The next day Laura and I went to get our results from the scan and our nurse looked at my chart and said I was the only patient she had ever seen with only one medication. She then said you are very blessed. Our doctor was very encouraged by the scan as my lungs are stable and there is no new evidence of disease. We rejoice at this great news of God’s continued Mercy and Grace.
On our way out of the hospital we passed a young mother in a wheel chair on oxygen with her young son, Angel. The Lord was very clear that I should stop and pray for her. She was blessed by the prayer and asked where our church was so that she could come worship with us. She is battling the same cancer I am but I am walking out of the hospital while she is in a wheel chair and on oxygen. God’s mercies are new every morning.
I am humbled by your prayers and my brother Rodrick that not only walks the streets of the city with me, but also walks with me in my time of need. Every day is a gift from God and we should rejoice at God’s unmerited favor and blessings. We love you and thank you for your prayers.