Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meet John and Ellen

John and Ellen live in Atlanta, Georgia. On April 7th their life was interrupted with John's diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer. As this family began to look at treatment options, they were encouraged to come to Houston for treatment. Some good friends of John and Ellen are members of Community of Faith. They invited John and Ellen to stay at their home and gave them the names of my oncologist and surgeon. 

Everything has happened quickly in the past two weeks! John has had numerous tests, scans, and biopsies. He had  surgery on Tuesday to have a port inserted in his chest; and today he started aggressive chemotherapy. 

John and Ellen are trusting God to bring complete healing to his body. Please join me in praying for this family.
  • Pray specifically that the tumors in his liver will shrink and be confined to one side of the liver making surgery possible
  • Pray that the tumor in his colon will be responsive to chemotherapy
  • Pray that his anemia will be resolved
  • Pray for every cancer cell in his body to be killed
  • Pray for mental and emotional strength for each new day
  • Pray for minimal side effects of chemo - he will be receiving the same IV chemo drugs that I had
  • Pray for their 16 year old daughter, Alexandra, who remains in Atlanta finishing up the school year
"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you...
'You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.' " 2 Chronicles 20: 12 & 17

Thank you for your faithfulness to pray! If you would like to follow their journey you can click on the following link:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Laura! I will pray for this family. I will expect beautiful miracle of healing!