And yet another Cancer Story added late 2006.

At my Baptism God gave me the verses from Acts:-

Acts 2 v 38 ….. “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

In my Spirit I knew that promise was for me, and for my children. You see my late wife was the last of a long line of her forbears to have breast cancer and although we did not know that at the time, was also to die in her forties. Her daughters then 8 and 16 lived there lives under this curse. But I ‘knew’ that at that time the curse was broken and I spoke that out at my baptism. some 14 years later, my daughters were agonising over recommendations for double mastectomies, all kinds or radical preventative treatments and the like, and I just gently reminded them of what I ‘knew’ God had said.

Then the option of DNA testing came along, they both went for it and my youngest’s results came through first! She did not have the defective gene!!! Praise God for he is GOOD and faithful, what joy inexpressible. Yet what about the older daughter! Still no results. The statistics were mounting against her, why was it taking longer, it must be bad news and so on. Then the results came. She did not have the gene either. Such a faithful God, How majestic is your name. We Love you Jesus. Thank you for the gift of LIFE! Thank you for the gift of life expectancy for my two daughters now released from the curse of expecting cancer to take them in their forties.

Alan, the Pastor of Chorley Chapel Dec 2006.