Zion's Glory Update
April 29 2016
The following is a Zion's Glory prayer update from Eddie and Jackie Santoro in Israel. We encourage you to forward it to whomever you think might be interested in the following information. It is sent out in conjunction with a monthly newsletter. If you are currently not receiving this information and would like to become a regular subscriber, please forward your name, email and address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Faithful Friend,
After much prayer and consideration we have decided to post our mothly "postal letter" on the internet. As always we endevour to share deep and real experiences when we write and we have felt that it would be good to share them with the many who do not receive our monthly letter. So take a moment, read, enjoy and be encouraged. Our God is a faithful God.
One other very important prayer need. On May 4th I will be having another MRI. Please join us in praying that the results will demonstrate in an ever greater way the miraculous healing power of God in my body. We will meet with the oncologist the following week and receive the results and of course we will share the GOOD REPORT with you as soon as we receive it.
Thank you for standing with us.
April Postal Letter
A trip to the hospital - for most it is an event that finds little joy or excitement. After all who likes being sick and who enjoys going to the hospital for treatment?
For us, we have undergone a tremendous transformation. What was once a dreaded event has become a day of excitement for us. Please allow me to give you a bit of our history to help you understand all that God has done.
Eight months ago, much to our shock and surprise I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Even more difficult was the prognosis of the doctors that they suspected that the tumor was a deadly form of cancer. Added to the difficult news was the unanimous agreement that I needed a complex surgery on my brain to remove the tumor immediately. We sought the Lord, felt a "yes and amen" and on August 11, four days after the diagnosis, I underwent the surgery.
An amazing testimony of the Lord was manifest on that day as the doctors reported wonderful success. ALL of the tumor had been removed and I passed through the surgery with almost none of the negative impairments of which I had been warned.
Today I want to report that the ongoing story continues to be amazing in every way. I am cancer free and the results of each succeeding MRI have only given evidence of ongoing healing. The One who promised "to make all things new" is using the wisdom and skill of Israeli doctors along with His resurrection power to continue restoring my health in every way.
On the spiritual side we have also undergone wonderful growth over these past eight months. As we faced this battle between life and death, we understood that ultimately our victory was in Him. We started investing hours every day to listening to healing scriptures and teachings on healing, along with reading many excellent books on healing.
Our faith has grown and the early time of tears and fear has been replaced by limitless hope in Yeshua. And praise God, my brain is cancer free and by the power of His life that lives within me and boundless faith within us, this dreaded work of the enemy shall not return!
We now understand in a greater way that "the same Spirit that raised Messiah from the dead" lives in us. And coupled to this empowering truth is the calling He has given us to go forth and pray for the sick. We still make frequent trips to the hospital for ongoing treatments but these trips have been transformed from difficult times to journeys of hope. Every time we are in the hospital, the love of God pours out from us onto those who are very sick. We enter into warm and friendly conversations with them, sharing my situation and the reason for the hope that we have and ultimately ask if they would like prayer.
This ongoing wonder has occurred many times and nobody has ever said no! We lay our Spirit filled hands on the sick and in love pray for their healing in Yeshua's name. And we let them know that once we pray for them in the hospital, we will continue to pray for them every day. We are confident that the fruit of our prayers is affecting many even in ways we cannot know or imagine.
As great as all of this is, it is certainly not the full story of our lives. We are still busy serving as elders and pastors in our congregation, Ahavat Yeshua. We are still devoting our energy to bringing forth young leaders for the next generation and building the foundation in his Body that will endure for the years still ahead.
Your faithful love and support have been instrumental in all that we have accomplished and you have been an ongoing blessing to us as we labor to see God's Kingdom established in Jerusalem in this day. Your generosity in financial giving has allowed us to bless many who are going through difficult times.
Our personal testimony is not finished, it is still being written by the hand of God. We are convinced that the best is yet to come! The battle is long and not always easy, but in Him our victory is always, yes and amen.
We send you our love from Zion,
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