Many of you know our fearless leader, Southern Hills pastor, SBC Voices Editor, #SBCPC17 President Dave Miller has been facing some serious health challenges this year. After getting really sick during his time doing missions work in Africa, then continuing to feel bad after the trip, Dave’s doctors realized surgery would be required. A few tests later and they figured out there was more to the story. Cancer. But praise God it was detected early. Thanks to months of feeling terrible, kidney cancer was diagnosed long before any symptoms showed up. God’s grace sometimes comes in unexpected forms.
After surgery just two months ago, Dave will again go under the knife next Tuesday, June 26. Robotic surgery to remove the cancer from his kidney. They believe they’ll be able to get it all and save the kidney too. Again, we’re tremendously thankful.
That’s not the whole story. In the midst of all this, Dave’s wife Jenni found out she needed surgery to remove a growth on her thyroid. A couple weeks ago the surgery went well. They believe they removed the entire tumor. Results come back that was cancer too. But again there is good news to go along with it – the surgery to remove the tumor is the treatment they would have prescribed. So they think and we believe that all Jenni’s cancer was removed with that initial surgery.
Scary news for both along with God’s healing providence.
Since we’re on an SBC blog, many of you are also aware that with GuideStone insurance, many of us had to step back to plans with pretty high deductibles. With three surgeries between the two of them, you can imagine Dave and Jenni will likely be at their out-of-pocket maximum for this year. Let’s help them and bless them by covering as much of that cost as we can.
Can you donate to this fundraising effort? Even more, would you be willing to share via social media? Facebook, Twitter, or email friends who you think might like to participate. The full link is below.
Dave Miller has been a blessing to so many across our convention of churches. Let’s take this opportunity to help him and Jenni overcome this obstacle and show them love in this tangible way. Thank you for giving and sharing.
The fundraiser will be handled through the benevolence fund of the church where I pastor, New Song Fellowship in Virginia Beach. If you prefer to send a check directly, you can mail it to New Song Fellowship, 865 Woodstock Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 and add “Benevolence” to the memo line. Our financial administrator will be able to manually process the donation so it will show up on the GoFundMe page.