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Missionary Mark Moses to Speak at Leesville Baptist Church, Sunday, August 30, 2020
August 24, 2020, 4:00 PM

Join us Sunday, August 30 to hear Missionary Mark Moses share his personal journey with Cancer.

He has written: An Uncommon Faith: The story of Missionary Jan Moses and her journey with Cancer.

An unmatched test of courage and faith . . . Mark and Jan Moses were successful Southern Baptist missionaries. In March 2004, Jan was diagnosed with melanoma, a very aggressive form of skin cancer. A month later, her husband, Mark, was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Read their story. Laugh with them, cry with them, but most of all, learn with them as they live out the answer to the question: Why would a loving God allow a missionary husband and wife in the prime of their lives and ministries and with five dependent children to both get cancer?



There will be time after the service to for questions and interaction with Mark.   

Why I am Happy

Wow, with riots in many U.S. cities, a culture bent toward evil, a pandemic that’s killing thousands, and a 2-month long lock-down, it’s easy to wonder if God is still in control. But Scripture assures us that He is! “Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand” (Isaiah. 14:24). From time to time, God withholds His hand of grace and allows us to see the consequences of a world that continually rejects Him. I am glad that the Lord will not keep us on this cursed earth forever. He came to deliver us, and for those whose hearts belong to Him, deliver us He will!

I am so grateful for this assurance, because recently I learned that my cancer has returned. Last October, while I was still in Texas, scans and a biopsy showed that I had at least 3 places active for metastatic kidney cancer. I haven’t shared this with very many people yet because I wanted to return to the Philippines and continue my ministry. I knew that once Filipinos (and maybe others) knew of my condition, they would expect me to be bed-ridden and not able to function. But I wanted them to see that as long as I don’t have symptoms, I can serve freely.

That’s the way it has been for the past 7 months, although the pandemic has certainly put a big dent in my mobility. I hope to have at least another couple of months to share with the churches here that I am completely at peace with my condition. I want them to see the smile on my face as I share with them about the joy I have in knowing that in a short time I will be in the Lord’s presence and enjoying the riches of His kingdom.