Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 17, 2010

Many of you have been praying for a young mother named Maria from Oaxaca, Mexico. Maria and I have been united in the battle against cancer. She first heard of my cancer battle through Mauri Johnson, one of COF's missionaries in Mexico. Mauri shared my story with her because she, too, was battling cancer. We became long distance prayer partners as we fought for our lives. Maria was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer several months before I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

Saturday morning around 6:00 a.m., Maria lost her battle with cancer and went home to be with her Savior. She left behind a loving husband and several young children. The day before she died, Mauri held her close as Maria told her that she was ready to go. Maria told her that she would build their houses side by side in Heaven, because in Heaven the color of her skin wouldn't matter anymore. What a sweet picture of the reality of Heaven.

I can't wait for the day Mauri, Maria, and I will worship together as sisters at the feet of Jesus.

Thank you for praying for Maria. Please continue to pray for her family and friends as they grieve her loss.


  1. Cancer is such a bad disease that claims many, but it does unite and correct lives of many who may not be focused correctly. Take me surviving stage 3 rectal cancer and finding your friendship and prayer to comfort me through the tough times...Thanks again and I pray for her andf her family to know she is in a more comfortable setting.

  2. Its just maddening when cancer takes lives... I hate it. I am happy she knew Jesus. I am happy she is free from cancer now and radiant.
    God bless her family and may He watch over them all.