Good Morning to all of you. I am Esther Mondia from Paliparan, Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Last October 4, 2018, I underwent “Mastectomy”, a breast surgery, because I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. It is normal to be sad once I found out that you have cancer. However, it did not hinder me to worship God. In that very moment, I really cried out to the Lord to heal me from this disease,which made me closer to Him.
After the operation, the doctor advised me to undergo a six cycle of chemotherapy. And we all knew that chemotheraphy has side effects. So, every after meal, I would always vomit. It was not easy because I had experienced this for a week.
Moving along, my first chemotherapy session started last November 2018. I felt the numbness of my legs. To ease the pain I had, I prayed fervently to the Lord, for I know He will not leave me throughout this trial. Even I was discouraged, the Lord always reminds me to never give up for He is with me in my battle.
Last February 2019, I had a friend from COG Jabez Ladies’ Ministry, who encouraged me to attend EXCEL service here in COG Main Sanctuary. Before, I did not know where COG-Dasmariñas ia situated, so I asked for directions on how to get there.
Subsequently, in my first step here in the church to attend EXCEL service, I felt the presence of the Lord. I cried indeed for Him. During the praise and worship service, I felt in my bones, the atmosphere of heaven where angels were singing. So, I would always pray my battlecry to the Lord during Saturdays.
In the fourth cycle of the chemotherapy, I felt the pain from my hips. It was like needle pricks in my hips that I could not describe the pain. So I told to my doctor the condition of my hips and my left breast. Then, she suggested that I need to undergo ultrasound. And I underwent it last March 20. I ardently pray to God that this pain would spread to my whole body. I believe that He is the God of healing. He gave the doctors and medications used as instruments of His blessings. I also believe that He will never leave me nor forsake me.
Thus, the Lord has never failed me. My whole abdomen underwent ultrasound. Based on the findings, my liver was still in the normal state and no tumors were found. It was good to know the cancer was not spread out to my organs. Next, my breast had also undergone ultrasound last April 30. God is so gracious that the tumors found were benign. All the praise and thanksgiving belong to God alone!
Brethren, I encourage you that whatever your situation is, maybe you are sick, having stage 1 or stage 4 cancer, nothing is impossible to God. Keep trusting the Lord because He is alive. He is the One who makes miracles in our lives.
To God be all the glory. Thank you!