We had my parents over for dinner tonight and we were discussing how many people that we know that have been impacted by cancer. Kim had thyroid cancer back several years ago and now two incredible friends of ours (Tom and Angie) are waging their own battles. Would you take a minute to pray for both Tom and Angie right now and any others around you that are fighting to battle cancer? Here is a quick synopsis of their stories and links to check out:
Tom Lowry – Tom was my youth pastor growing up, gave me my first opportunity in ministry by letting me intern under him in student ministry (what was he thinking? 🙂 ….) and has remained a great friend and encourager to me through the years. He discipled me and help see me through the “yeah, it’s okay God, I’ve got this on my own” years. He has always been like a second dad to me. He had mentioned several weeks ago to me that he would be going through some tests and then this week revealed that the tests would be to test for cancer. He shared the video below tonight at Curtis Baptist Church in Augusta where he is on staff still (church/place I grew up at). You can follow Tom on his blog as well as he will be giving updates there:
Tom’s Blog: http://tomsthoughtsonstuff.blogspot.com
Angie Sanders – I first met Bobby and Angie at Lighthouse Baptist Church here in Aiken where I was on staff as the youth pastor. I suckered them in asked them to become volunteers in our student ministry and later had the privilege to officiate at their wedding. It has been incredible for me to watch them grow in their faith and how they have become leaders at their church in ministry. They are a great example of Jesus with skin on: they just love Jesus and love people. Angie has recently been diagnosed with cancer and has had surgery to remove it and is about to undergo additional chemotherapy.