Monday, January 05, 2009


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.)


Penless Thoughts said...

In the name of Jesus, I pray that this attack by satan to stop God's work will cease and stop. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Mrs. C said...

Oh, my! Yes, I'll pray! I'm glad she got it checked out!

Mrs. C said...

WAIT. I was just re-reading/praying through the post again and caught WESLEY CHAPEL. I used to go to the big Assemblies of God church out there pastored by Ed Russo. And shop in the Wal-Mart.

I used to live in "Pebble Creek," do you know where that is in Tampa? :]

Jungle Mom said...

Oh dear. I'll be in touch with them. Thanks for the word Pam.
Was it Soft tissue Sarcoma?

Pam said...

Mrs. C!! Did you attend Victorious Life? Is so, it is right across the street from our church,Faith Baptist! And yes I have friends who live in Pebble Creek! and you wouldn't recognize Wesley Chapel now!! A new mall called The Groves opened up this past summer and then The Shops at Wiregrass opened up on Hwy. 54 the last of Oct. It is gorgeous! You feel as though you're walking in a small town as you wander from store to store!

Mrs. C said...

YES, I went to Victorious Life!!

Um, well, I haven't been out there in 11 years... last I remember there were some fields and really awful trailers thereabouts? Our church had a bus ministry and those kiddos lived in awful conditions. SUCH an impact on my life, teaching them. :]

I've heard that Victorious Life has a new building and has grown even more. You know, we might have seen each other round and not known it LOL!

Hey, I miss winters there except for crazy OLD PEOPLE drivers with New York plates literally could kill people not looking (or maybe not seeing?) where they're going.

Webutante said...

Pam, you're such a wonderful friend and support for these people. I will pray for them.


Dear Pam, I will be praying much for your friend. I pray that God will touch and heal her. I pray also for all her family. I know that I had melanoma when my children were still young. It was very scary but God saw fit to heal me and I know that all things are possible with God. connie

Lyndy said...

Will be praying for sure. How scary.

Hugs, Lyndy

Pam said...

Mrs. C - 11 years since living here! Quite a lot has changed, even in the past 5 years around here. Wesley Chapel is a popular place to live. I only moved here 3 years ago. I've seen a few trailers here and there, but lots of McMansions! and many nice brand new neighborhoods. The Shops at Wiregrass (Newest mall) was built at Bruce B Downs and hwy. 56. I should take a photo of Victorious Life's new building for you. It's huge! I bet they have a website!

Candy-Faith said...

I will pray for Candy. This request touched my heart being we share the same name. I will lift her up in prayer for sure!

Baptist Girl said...

I will be praying for helaing for Candice.