Just recently I was given the news that I had Metastatic Oesophageal cancer with a shortened life expectancy of 9 months.

Although the consultant was looking directly at me for one brief moment, I had to check myself from turning around to see if she was talking to someone else.

In the weeks and months to come I will have to undergo both radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This is to give me a better quality of life.

I believe that at some point in each one of our own lives we will undergo tests and trials this is order to form our own character.

In Romans 5: 3-5

“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”

Just imagine if we did not have Jesus! …..That thought sends shivers down my spine.

We truly would have No hope and the future would hold only death but we do have Jesus and that changes everything we have life and the guarantee of eternal life.

I have been humbled by the support I have received both practical and prayer.

I know that when God called me to “Step into the breech and reach out to those who are suffering from gambling” that I have given it a go and tried my best.
I am by No means ready to give up or throw in the towel.

2 Timothy 1:7

“[I] have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.”

Blessings and love,

Ian