Sharon Cherry, wife of Pastor Kevin Cherry of Heart O the Lakes UB (Brooklyn, Mich.), has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, January 7.
The doctors are not greatly concerned, but cancer is cancer. Hers, fortunately, is one of the four better kinds and is highly treatable. She will begin radiation after surgery.
However, she also is to have an MRI [probably Monday or Tuesday] to check out the other spots that are deeper in her chest. If they are found suspicious, a more radical surgery will likely take place on January 7. If more is discovered, then she will receive chemo as well.
We are both very much at peace with this, knowing our God is able to heal, and able to see us through whatever comes. His strength is ours. We are His. We are not losing sleep, we are not anxious (I keep asking her and don’t sense it in her), but there are moments of emotion. This is your invitation to join us in prayer!
Please do join in prayer for Sharon. Sharon is the daughter of Russ and Nellie Birdsall, who spent their lives in service to the United Brethren church as missionaries in Sierra Leone, at Huntington University, in the pastorate, and as short-term missionaries in Macau and Jamaica.