"His diagnosis is Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung. He is at at least stage 3a and may be at stage 4. For these stages, without the benefit of a miracle, 50% of patients will survive between 8 and 15 months, even with aggressive treatment. The aggressive treatment can be very debilitating and painful. "
So we need to pray for this miracle. This is another part of the e-mail, please remember that my uncle is full on psychitzophrenic (sp?)
"He has a very bad cough, and keeps wanting to smoke cigarettes. I don't believe he understands the implications of his illness. He is very optimistic and insists that he is getting better. He has a very positive attitude. "
I know that Jesus can reach those who are crazy, I know it's not a very PC way to put it but it is what it is. I have my own beliefs of why people are this way, and I do know there is a lot of bad history to his mental state.
I am praying for him, I've never met him, but today when I saw his picture it terrified me. If any of you have ever seen my father, you would know why.
That is my grandpa with my Uncle Phillip. It's like looking at my father with long hair. I dont' know what God wants for him, but I'm praying that God will reach him. My grandpa is a very strong catholic who loves the Lord with all his heart. But I do not know where he stands on salvation and repentance and the like. My Uncle John is a new believer and they are spending a lot of time with him. But his mind is very confused. Please pray that God would release his mind. That there would be clarity and whatevery demonic principalities are at play would be abolished.
*Update - also to clarify, I'm pretty sure that my Uncle spends his life on the streets and in shelters and such. Just another thing to pray about. Thanks again.