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Wife's death 'compelled' pastor on EasterJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Last year, pastor Tim Maynard felt like he "stole Easter" from Fruit Cove Baptist Church by announcing his wife Pam would undergo surgery for an advanced-stage brain tumor the following day. He also shared he would take an indefinite leave from pastoral ministry to care for her.
That leave ended up being four months and culminated in Pam's death.
A year later, Maynard, 63, observed his first Easter without Pam by presenting their Jacksonville, Fla., church with a book about his experience: "I Bear Witness: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Goodness of God." Read More
UPDATE: Southern Baptist pastor Shane Hall dies at 46OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Misty Hall thought her husband Shane was uncomfortable. Confined to bed in their Oklahoma City home in the presumed last days of his battle with stomach cancer, he asked her to raise his hands.
"I'm worshiping Jesus," he explained. As the two of them listened to Charles Billingsley's "I'll Run to You," the 46-year-old pastor mouthed every word Billingsley sang: "Though my heart and flesh may fail, You're my very present help, My tower of strength, My portion evermore."
Shane wept and began verbally thanking Jesus, his wife told Baptist Press on Valentine's Day. "And we just had that sweet, sweet time with the Lord, and he just worshiped," Misty said. "That was such a precious, precious gift to me from the Lord, and just [being] with the Lord." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A Valentine for grieving husbands
Erich Bridges, after the shock of his wife's death just over a year ago, is learning to "weep with those who weep" -- "when the house grows quiet and friends go on with their lives." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Giving up
After being successfully treated for cancer, Rebecca Manry encountered a new enemy: anxiety. Battling anxiety, she writes, requires a willingness to trust "the good plan of our good God." Read More
Child finds victory physically, spirituallySHREVEPORT, 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'
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 surgeryMCDONOUGH, 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 mileRICHMOND, 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 overseasRICHMOND, 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