This year on my 51st birthday, I received the report from my most recent biopsy tests. The doctors confirmed an area that shows cancer cells on one of the lymph nodes located in my mediastinum (area of the chest between the lungs). We praise God for the good news about two other tests on my esophagus and liver, both were cancer free. I’m not writing this blog on my behalf because I am clearly one of the most blessed men on earth. I have been saved and redeemed by my precious Jesus and have been refined, restored and refreshed by the body of Christ. If the tears that I am crying right now were for myself, I would be one of the most selfish men on earth.
We continue to see the goodness of God in ways that are too wonderful to describe. The blessing of my wife and children, my family, and my church are remarkable reminders of God’s grace; however, the coming battle I face will be one of the most challenging seasons of my life.
Today H.I.S. BridgeBuilders continues to focus on reaching more people for God’s Kingdom, we are seeing amazing opportunities to expand His work into other cities both nationally and globally. I give thanks for the fruit the Lord is providing for our ministry, to multiply the harvest of changed lives. If ever I were to beg for your help, it would be now. We believe God that by His stripes, I am healed, and we are already praising Him for this miracle.
It is the provision and protection of the poor orphans and widows that God has placed in my care. So many of you tell me of your love, and I simply ask that you express it the same way Jesus asked of Peter…if you love me, feed my sheep. If you love me, tend my sheep. They are freezing to death in Romania, starving in Africa, unemployed and without hope in the streets of our country, yet there is Hope In Salvation.
This journey will demand much of my focus. We are praying now about treatments that may include chemotherapy and radiation over the next three months. Below is a link to a short video statement from me. I ask, with all of my heart, for you to join me in this season of great need by becoming a Bridge Builder…
1. Pray – join our team of prayer warriors and commit to pray for us daily. (email@example.com)
2. Mentor – In the city of Dallas, the need is 150 people (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Give Financially – towards our $35,000 monthly need. (https://www.hisbridgebuilders.org/Donate/Donations.php)
I have spent much of my time these past twenty years in ministry asking for your help, but never have I needed you more than now. This season of my decreasing is your invitation from God to join in a work of God that will change your life forever.