I'd like to request prayer for an evangelist's daughter. Her name is Candace and she resides in Michigan. Candace went to her Dr. to simply have a brown spot/growth removed from her upper arm. It turned out to be cancer, sarcoma I believe. This type of cancer has 'roots'. Her parents are here in FL on their winter evangelistic trip, but will return to Michigan as soon as they know what the next step is for Candy. She is 29 years old and a mother to 2 younger children. She and hubby are called as missionaries to a dark, far away land. I'd so much appreciate your prayers for Candy, her husband and children, and for Pat and Bonnie Boulton-her parents. Pat preached at our church here in Wesley Chapel Sunday. It had been a year since seeing him and his precious wife. Candy is on the far right in this photo, wearing a black and white dress. Her two little boys are in red and one is sitting on Grandma Bonnie's lap.
It's always a highlight of my year to see the Boultons and visit a bit with them. They're the type of people who encourage you in the Lord and lift your spirits. It was very disheartening for me to hear about their youngest daughter's cancer though.
I first met Pat and Bonnie several years ago while my sister and her hubby were missionaries in Venezuela. Pat would come to the Tampa area each winter and preach in my dad's church.
Pat and Bonnie's daughter Kris, and their son-in-law Brian, were also missionaries in Venezuela; Brian being a missionary pilot for B.I.M.I. The fact that we had family members serving God in the same region seemed to cause us to form a common bond right away. When we heard news from my sis and family, we also heard news of Kris and Brian. When the Boultons heard news from Kris and Brian, they also received news of my sis and her family. Then we would share the info between ourselves! I remember it was always so comforting to know that someone else was hearing regularly from Venezuela with ministry updates while Rita and Clint were sequestered in the jungle.
Thanks so much for your prayers for Candace! We pray believing God's best for Candy. If you would like to email Pat and Bonnie to express your concern and to let them know you're agreeing with us in prayer for God's will in Candy's life, here is their email address:
(Rita-Bonnie specifically asked me to email you all. I'm letting you know about Candy via my blog instead.)