Tim and Robyn Osborn are home missionaries to Oakland, Tennessee (a suburb of Memphis). Tim was diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer and underwent extensive chemotherapy. Things looked good for awhile, but he recently had a PT scan and more spots were found so he started another round of chemo.
On November 28th, he went back to the doctor and received bad news. The doctor said the chemo was not working and didn't know what else to do. He was to contact Vanderbilt or MD Anderson to see if they have anything new that might slow the progression of the cancer. They are still waiting to hear.
I contacted Robyn and this was her latest update yesterday, "The doctor said Tim's cancer will become life threatening in 6 to 12 months. Right now Tim is trying some natural therapies trying to slow it down himself. He would really like to be around for our new church, which is doing very well and our precious children, 5 of which are still at home. We are praying that God will heal Tim and give him more time to finish his work here. Our youngest is only four. I don't believe it is God's will for our kids to grow up without a dad."
Please put Tim and Robyn on your prayer list. We do not always know God's will or understand what He is doing, but I believe it is not wrong to ask for healing on his behalf.