Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today I want to share the story of Brian and Melissa Lewis. They joined the Home Mission family as associate missionaries to work as the Family Pastor in McKinney, Texas with Randall and Colette Wright. Since that time, they have been on an emotional/spiritual/physical roller coaster!

They started fundraising in January 2011 and on March 30th, Melissa was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer so they suspended the move as she went through aggressive treatment. In September 2011, she received word that the cancer was not in remission and probably never would be so they resigned themselves that Texas was not in their future.

In January of this year, Melissa was given a break from chemotherapy and they decided that maybe they could still go. So Brian resigned from his position at Oaklawn FWB Church and they started fundraising again. He is planning to work as a teacher so he applied for a teaching job in Texas.

As they were preparing to move, Melissa had to have emergency gall bladder surgery and while in the hospital, they found she still has the cancer. They just moved to a rental house today (they had to be out of the parsonage) in Tennessee and are praying for God's guidance.

I have to tell you that it is so hard for me to understand so much of what is happening.

Would you join me in praying for Brian and Melissa and their family to have wisdom, guidance, and God's peace through all this?

Read more about her story at her blog --- lifeasalewis.blogspot.com. (She is a talented blogger and photographer.)