Prayer Request for Pastor Chuck Smith, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California

COSTA MESA, CA (ANS) -- Janette Smith Manderson, the daughter of Pastor Chuck Smith, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, has issued an urgent prayer request for her father who is battling lung cancer.

Chuck Smith in a message posted on Facebook, she wrote: "Update on my dad: Prayer warriors, it is time to put on your armor and fight in the spiritual arena. Dad's doctors just upgraded his lung cancer from Stage 3 to Stage 4, due to the fluid in his lung. This fluid contains cancer cells. He just had the fluid removed for the second time.

"He will enter the hospital on July 1st to have more fluid removed (which will take two days) and a CAT scan to see if his lung is expanding. If his lung does not expand, he will have to have a catheter installed in the lung area to help him to empty the fluid at home. If his lung does expand, they will put talc into his lung to keep the fluid from forming.

"The talc procedure is simpler and preferable for various reasons. Please ask the Lord for His perfect plan for Dad to be accomplished. We trust our Heavenly Father to know best. Thank you eternally for praying."

It was on Sunday (January 1, 2012, when many in the congregation at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, were shocked and surprised when Pastor Chuck Smith announced during the morning services that he has lung cancer. Read more at ASSIST News Service

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
ASSIST News Service (ANS) - USA
Saturday, June 22, 2013