Manila, Philippines:  Pastor Jackson Natividad, Coordinator for Nazarene Disaster Response, Philippines,  is requesting prayer for his wife Joy.

She will be undergoing surgery today (Monday, March 23) to remove an infected mass that has not been responding to treatment.  They are requesting prayer that the mass is not cancerous, and that the Lord will provide peace, strength and provisionment during this journey.


*** UPDATE ***

24-March-15  Pastor Jackson provided the following update:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Greetings.  We would like to thank you for all your prayers and deep love for my wife Joy and my family. The Lord is really good. She did not undergo the operation yesterday as scheduled, as the infection still needed to be controlled.

She will need to continue taking medication through Saturday and then if the infection is under control, the surgery will be completed next Monday, March 30th.

After the operation, tests will be completed to determine if the mass is cancerous.  Our doctor is giving us assurances that he believes it will not be.  The Lord is good and Joy now needs rest. He is our Lord who heals and comforts.

Please continue to pray for her and for the fast healing of the infections.

With much thanksgiving,

Ptr Jack and family