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  • Child finds victory physically, spiritually

    by Brian Blackwell/Baptist Message, posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (5 months ago)

    SHREVEPORT, La. (BP) -- Just two years ago, little Hayden Heaberlin was facing the fight of his life, one that no 4-year-old should have to face -- a battle with cancer.

    But family and friends affirm those days of darkness were pierced by the light of God's mercy and provision.

    There was the time when 50 people from his church surrounded his home in a prayer circle while his family was with him in Memphis, Tenn., where he was receiving treatments; and there were countless times when his family relayed to him text messages, phone calls and letters of encouragement. Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: 'God is bigger than your cancer'

    by Erich Bridges, posted Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (one year ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missions writer Erich Bridges recounts how friends rallied in love and support when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. "God is bigger than cancer or anything else you're facing," he says. "If you didn't know that, His loving children will remind you." Read More

  • Casting Crowns' singer undergoes cancer surgery

    by Laura Erlanson, posted Friday, March 20, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Photo from Facebook
    MCDONOUGH, Ga. (BP) -- Mark Hall, lead singer of contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns, underwent surgery to remove a kidney March 11. Doctors found a solid mass in the kidney earlier this month and were 90 percent certain it was cancer, according to a post on the band's website March 5.

    Hall's wife Melanie, who often blogs at the band's website, called the pathology report a miracle, noting the encased mass had not spread inside the kidney or anywhere else. Read More

  • Missionary remembered for going the extra mile

    by Tess Rivers, posted Friday, December 19, 2014 (2 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Known by friends and colleagues for her willingness to "go the extra mile," missionary Shelley Foster died Dec. 13 in Garland, Texas, from complications with a bone marrow transplant. She was 62.

    Foster, who had served with the International Mission Board since 2001, provided member care to IMB personnel serving throughout Asia. Based in Seoul, South Korea, she and her husband Bill had returned to the U.S. earlier this year after Foster was diagnosed with leukemia. Read More

  • Cancer survivor completes marathon, returns overseas

    by Marie Curtis, posted Thursday, December 11, 2014 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Paul W. Lee/IMB
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Gena Wilson can personally attest to the power of prayer.

    Last year, Wilson was featured for her ministry in Glasgow, Scotland, in the 2013 Week of Prayer for International Missions stories released by the International Mission Board. The story shared she was recovering in South Carolina from her second journey with cancer, a recurrence of the non-Hodgkin lymphoma she faced in 2011. See related story. Read More

  • ALS gripped him with life's 'big questions'

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (2 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Jim Burton had no idea some odd footsteps were the first sign of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

    "Normally when you walk, you have a heel to toe cadence. It's no big deal," said Burton, who has spent his career in Baptist work. Read More

  • Pastor faced cancer certain of Romans 8:28

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (2 years ago)

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    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- David Landrith, who led Long Hollow Baptist Church to be the first Tennessee church to baptize 1,000 people, died of cancer early this morning (Nov. 18).

    Landrith, 51, battled a rare form of cancer, colorectal melanoma, diagnosed in March 2013. He had been pastor of the Hendersonville church in the Nashville area church since 1997. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When the body betrays

    by Terri Stovall, posted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (2 years ago)

    Seminary professor Terri Stovall, a breast cancer survivor, writes on "When the body betrays," recounting her questions and thoughts about cancer's impact on "who I was, making me question whether I was less of a woman than ever before." Read More