Vincent was fine and cancer free for about a year until he received the most dreadful news in June 2015. During his routine test, his doctor found cancer in his neck again and he needed chemotherapy as well as radiation therapy as soon as possible. He could not start his treatment immediately because of financial issues. When his parents came up with the money for his treatments, he had to take the treatments in Makati, which is located in another island in the north end of the country because cancer treatments are not available in a small town of Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental, where he lived. He was staying with a friend there. He was fearful and had become weaker and discouraged as the side effects of chemotherapy kept him down in bed...
Meanwhile, Vincent's mom, who was a friend and classmate in high school reached out to me for prayer for him. I initiated communication with Vincent via messenger. I prayed for him and wrote personalized prayer for him to pray. We were in communication almost everyday while he was going through his battle against cancer. I led him to Jesus... One day, he wrote to me stating that he invited Jesus in his heart and prayed the salvation prayer. Vincent was saved! I knew the moment he invited Jesus in his heart that a seed of faith was planted within him and it started to grow. Despite the discouragement brought on by the side effects of the treatments, his faith prevailed and grew stronger everyday. I sent him a prayer against cancer and he prayed it everyday. A couple of months after that, his oncologist declared him cancer free! I believe that he received total healing and restoration in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit!
I saw Vincent today...he looked healthy and gained back all the weight he lost while he was receiving chemotherapy and this is what he had to say:
“I didn't realize how strong I had become physically and emotionally when I focused on God. He helped me conquer all my struggles. Surprisingly, I didn’t have that much pain and heaviness during my cancer treatments after I had Him in my life. I didn’t feel alone, He was with me through it all. He truly is our one and only Savior. He took away all my pain, apprehension and burden. During my darkest time, He was with me and He never left me. I felt His unconditional love. This I learned, He is a good God and He wanted to heal me. I surrendered my life to Him…and God changed me. My relationship with Him has a great impact in my life. I want to thank you for leading me to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. I hope my story will inspire those who are struggling with cancer or life in general. Jesus is waiting for you to call upon Him… Don’t wait. Do it today.”