Man With Terminal Cancer

We attended an out-of-town function and were seated with a younger couple.  We visited awhile and learned that Jim had terminal cancer.  Neither he nor his girlfriend had any religious affiliation, but Jim was clearly disturbed about his condition. Whenever he spoke of his illness he’d become teary-eyed.

I was scheduled to speak that evening on the love of Christ and the comfort only He can give when we surrender to His control. I invited them to attend.  Jim wanted to come.  His girlfriend was not interested. Unfortunately, they did not show.

The next morning before departing, I prayed asking God to give me one more chance to speak with Jim. We walked outside and there they were with their luggage—waiting for a taxi!

I hurried over, “Jim! I was hoping to see you again. I have something for you!”  I handed him my CD. “There may be times when you feel a little bit depressed.”

He said, “Yes, yes!”

“The words to the songs on this CD will bring you comfort.  I also want you to have this little booklet that will provide you with peace.”  I handed him, Would You Like to Know God Personally? by Bill Bright. I gave him my email address and encouraged him to write if he had questions. I also gave him the website: www.godlife.com and told him this is a place where he could receive a free online mentor to pray for him and answer his questions. He seemed immensely grateful.

I walked away praising God for answering my prayer and putting Jim in my path. “Lord God, speak to Jim’s heart as he listens to the CD.  Give him a desire to email me or contact godlife.com for spiritual guidance. Save him and give him Your peace. I pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.”

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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8 Responses to Man With Terminal Cancer

  1. Janelle says:

    Thank you for this inspiring and truthful post…sending many blessings your way!

  2. Liana says:

    Such a beautiful testimony of your love and compassion Kathleen.

  3. Dorothy says:

    That’s SO amazing, Kathleen. It’s wonderful how God works, and places certain people in our paths so that we (His children) can meet and help them. I love how He answered your prayer to see this man again, and to give him the help and encouragement he needed. Our God is awesome and amazing, and this story is an example of how He cares for each life. Thank you for sharing.

    DT

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you Dorothy! I agree, the story is awesome in the true sense of the word. God put him in my life and then He answered my prayer so I could follow up.

  4. David says:

    Hi Kathleen, I’m curious, did he ever contact you or like so many of our encounters will we have to wait till we get to Heaven?? Dave

    • Kathleen says:

      It has only been a short time. He now has all the resources he needs in order to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. If he doesn’t contact me, then I’m praying he’ll go to godlife.com where he can get a free online mentor.

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