Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Hard Post About A Harsh Reality

This is not the easiest blog post to write as no words seem to lessen the harshness of the reality I am facing. So I’ll just say it. I have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

I received the call 1 week ago today from a doctor in South Africa. And suddenly my life here in Mozambique with my beautiful street boys is being put on hold as I deal with this disease. It makes me angry. Not at God because I know that God is for me and will lead me through this time. But it makes me angry at the enemy…that he found some way to take me away from the ministry that I love so dearly. But I am choosing to trust that my God works all things together for good for those who are called according to His purposes and who love Him.

I am still making decisions about if and when to return to the States for treatment. I know that this is the best option but it is so hard to leave my boys. God has surrounded me with an amazing team of people who are working alongside me here so I know the ministry will continue on just fine and street boys will continue to leave the streets and return to their families. I just hate that I’ll have to miss out on it for a time.

Thank you to all of you who have sent encouraging emails in the last week. Please keep praying for me…that the cancer would be completely removed from my body. Believe with me that Jesus is the Healer of all disease!

11 comments:

morgan collins said...

believing and praying!

Kelly @cupofserenity said...

My heart goes out to you completely and I will ask that you be surround with prayer. I recently found you blog, I think it was yesterday actually. I was inspired by all you do so much I can't put into words. I hope that someone as loving and caring as you will help you get through this. I wish there was more I could say. I will pray for you!

Whitney said...

I will lift you up in prayer immediately. I'm so sorry.

Big Jen said...

Wow Sarah. I'm so grateful that we believe in a sovereign God of miracles. Praying.

erin said...

Oh Sarah! I'm standing in prayer with you right now! Keep me updated and if you're sending out prayer requests (specifics) or newsletters....put me on the list. Praying and believing God to lead you through this time, give you peace, healing, and an amazing team to surround you and lift you up!

Amanda said...

OMG... I'm so sorry to hear this Sarah! You are a very strong woman who has done so much for so many! Lots of love and prayers being sent your way from Bethlehem girl... You can get through this!

Carla said...

Praying and standing with you in faith for healing.

Amy Davis said...

I'm a friend of Dathan and Robin's with a heart for those called to the field...trusting the Lord for His absolutely perfect plan in your healing AND in His care for the boys while you are away from them!

Lauren said...

I found your blog recently and began praying for you as soon as I saw your post on Tuesday.

Kelly Ford said...

SARAH! I DO believe and i AM praying. I anticipate great news of however God chooses to heal this in you, whether it be through a miracle of his hand or the hand of medicine (which is, of course, Him as well!). Please keep us updated through your blog.

Theresa Bray said...

Oh, Sarah. Our God is a God of miracles. I believe that he will heal you fully and completely. Prayers are coming your way....