Christian author and speaker, Joni Eareckson Tada, has announded that she has been diagnosed with a new cancer. This comes three years after being declared free of a stage three breast cancer.
Tada, a quadriplegic, shared with her Joni and Friends staff that she will undergo outpatient surgery to remove the cancer on Monday, Nov. 26.
“When I received the unexpected news of cancer from my oncological surgeon, I relaxed and smiled, knowing that my sovereign God loves me dearly and holds me tightly in His hands. What good is it if we only trust the Lord when we understand His ways? That only guarantees a life filled with doubts,” she said.
“I am inspired by the many valiant people with disabilities and their families whom we serve every day at Joni and Friends; they are people who constantly persevere through personal crises. They do not doubt God’s glorious purposes for their lives, why should I?”
“Please pray that God will be glorified through all of this, that He will be trusted, extolled and exalted; that this new challenge becomes a platform for showcasing His grace, as well as the giving of the Gospel,” Tada said in a press release. “And of course, that my surgeon shows great skill in surgery. After all, we want him to get it all.'”
“Joni and Friends is a ministry well acquainted with suffering, facing the crushing needs of people with disabilities around the world every day. It is no surprise that our founder would be so positive in the face of what otherwise might be alarming news,” Doug Mazza, Joni and Friends president, and COO said in a press release.
“We know that the best support we can provide Joni is prayer,” the press release continued.
“All are encouraged to join Joni and Ken, and the entire Joni and Friends team in asking God to use this next, new health challenge to advance His Kingdom among those who need His hope and grace.”
The founder and CEO of Joni and Friends in Agoura Hills, California, Tada, 69, is also an award-winning artist, speaker, and author of more than 50 books.
Her ministry is focused on helping the disability community.
Source: CBN News
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