Friday, November 9, 2012

A Plea for Prayer

Well... I had hoped that this post would contain very different news.

I would love to tell you that my PET scan was clean and I'm in remission, but unfortuantely it was not.

The scan showed some active tumors in my neck and chest.

There is a possibility that these active spots are simply granulomas or inflammation left over from the chemo.

If this is the case, then we will simply wait longer and they will dissipate on their own.

There is a possibility that these active spots are leftover Hodgkins Disease making the treatments I've undergone for the past 6 months not completely effective.

If this is the case, then we are facing some pretty intense, life-altering treatments including a different type of chemo and a stem cell transplant.

Before any action is taken, I will undergo a biopsy on Monday to determine what the spots are. I will receive the answer Thursday at a doctor's appointment.

This news was not expected and has caused us to cling tighter to our God. My head has been spinning, but through much prayer, time with family, and encouraging words from others, I feel there is a third possibility.

God is capable of raising people from the dead, walking on water, and healing disease. He is capable of making blind men see and lame men walk. All it takes is faith.

I stand in faith and believe that God can heal me. God can take away these "active spots" whatever they are before I go to the biopsy on Monday. It is my prayer that they will do the sonogram to find the spots to biopsy and they will be completely gone! He has confirmed to me over and over again that He will never leave me or forsake me. He will rescue me and heal me. And while I don't know what his perfect plan for my life is, I know that prayer is important.

I realize that God may choose not to do this. His ways are higher than mine. However, he says in His word to "seek and we will find. Knock and the door will be open." In the parable of the persistent widow, God says, "will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?"

I am asking you to cry out day and night on my behalf. When the woman reached out and touched Jesus robe, he told her "daughter your faith has healed you."  Please stand with me in faith that God can heal me.

Please take the next few days to persistently pray for my healing. Pray that my faith may increase. Pray that these spots would be gone on Monday. Pray that only He will get the glory for my life. Pray that God would hear our cries and grant me mercy and a life of ministry and family with my husband.

I believe that there is power in the prayers of the saints. Trust the Lord with me to heal my body completely in the name of Jesus so that only He can get credit.

Please share this post with as many people as you can and begin praying....

God is good all the time and He is still on the throne no matter what the outcome. I thank you in advance for being persistent with me.


  1. Sweet Leslie,
    I have continued to pray for you faithfully and will do so until the ultimate "good report!" I have to tell you, Glory to God, that my sister in law underwent the very procedures you mentioned (additional chemo and stem cell transplant). She and her sister (both my hubby's sisters) have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. One is still battling, but the other who had the radical chemo and stem cell transplant is in remission! I share this as a testimony to the many ways the Lord brings healing. This wasn't her first choice either, but when the initial treatment came up short they had to go with "plan b" and that is where God met her and touched her. I have no doubt your life is in the palm of His hands. You and your awesome hubs are covered daily, throughout the day, by many saints! Hugs, Love, and peace.
    Michelle Lyons

  2. Praying and beseeching all those I know to pray.

  3. Jesus, I pray for your hand of healing on her body Lord. We declare healing and pray that you will heal the spots on her neck and chest Lord. I pray peace in her spirit and heart, I pray you overwhelm her Jesus with your love and peace. I pray against any attack of discouragement. God I pray her faith will heal her. Increase her faith even more Lord. Thank you for making her such a strong woman. I don't even know her yet know she is so strong. In Jesus name, be healed!

    Susan trout

  4. Praying! You are so often on our hearts. Everything passes through God's hands and we are asking for complete healing on your behalf!

    Jordan and Ange Thaller

  5. Leslie, I am a friend of Victoria Francola's, who posted about you on FB. I am a Hodgkins Disease survivor and feel led to reach out to you. Please know that I will be praying for you. God is good ALL the time! Keep your face lifted to Him, who provides all we need. Lisa Hagebak

  6. Hi Leslie,
    You don't know me personaly but I am your brother (in the Lord) The Lord seems to speak loudest through us when we are in Trials..(ie the trials of Job you wrote about)..I pray the Lord give You a special touch and complete Healing (if it be His will) and more Grace to Honor and Glorify Him in your life. I am deeply touched and humbled by your letters posted here. I pray you continue to do so by Faith for God's Glory. God truly LOVES US and wants what is best for US "He works all things together for Good to them that Love God and to them who are the called according to HIS purpose"
    Keep Trusting in Him (for He hath the Words of Eternal Life)
    Your Brother In Christ,

  7. Dear Leslie,
    As I heard the news and then read your Blog my heart cried out to God for you. I am standing with you and praying persistently for you. I feel I am not knock at the door but pounding at the door and pleading with God for a miracle. I am believing with you that on Monday those spots will be gone... I will also re-post your blog to get as many of my friends praying as possible. Sending Love and Hugs to you and David.
    Aunt Gerri

  8. I have been praying for you daily by name, for several weeks. Your request has been posted on FB and Twitter. I stand in agreeing prayer that you be completely restored to 100% good health.

  9. Leslie,

    Have Faith that our Amazing Lord and Savior Jesus took your Sickness and Diseases to the Cross over 2,000 years ago. He wants you to be Healed and Whole!! receive your Healing today!! God Bless!!

    1 Peter 2:24
    Amplified Bible (AMP)
    24 He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [a][as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

  10. Leslie, I am praying for you, and David, and your health.