Pray for Pastor Chris Philbeck

As you know, Pastor Chris has been having a problem with his throat, and at the end of each service during this past weekend; we had the opportunity to pray for him. Today, we have some updates and would like to share with you.

Chris went to an Ear Nose and Throat Dr. on Wednesday, December 7th, because his right tonsil was extremely swollen. The Dr. told him he believed he had a tonsil cancer. In addition to the swollen tonsil Chris had a swollen lymph node on the right side of his neck just below the jaw. On Thursday, December 8th, Chris had a needle biopsy of the lymph node. A biopsy of the tonsil is scheduled for Thursday, December 15th. Today (12th) the Dr. called and said the biopsy revealed cancer. He believes the cancer started in the tonsil and spread to the lymph node. At this point Chris will have the tonsil biopsy on Thursday and is scheduled to meet with a radiation oncologist on Monday, December 19th. Tests will also be performed to determine if the cancer has spread to any other part of his body.

We need to pray for God’s healing power as well as for strength and faith for Chris and Sandy as well as Andrew, Tricia, Kara and Grace. Chris addressed the staff today and told them that great challenges also provide great opportunities. His hearts desire is for God to be honored and exalted in everything that happens and for the church to continue to thrive during this time and he looks forward to continuing his ministry here at Mount Pleasant for many years.

We would like to see as many people as possible praying for Chris. Feel free to share this note with your friends and ask them to be praying with you.

If you would like to send Pastor Chris a note of encouragement, here are few ways you can reach him:

Praying for You
381 N Bluff Rd.
Greenwood, IN 46142




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