Sylvia rejoicing at COWBOY CHURCH in Montana
"The PAIN is GONE at last!"
By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-
Finally, Sylvia's miracle that she trusted God for with all her heart is complete. All praise and glory to the Lord God the Almighty through Jesus Christ His wonderful Son! The tormenting abdominal and back pain that always accompanies pancreatic cancer in it's late stages due to pressure on nerves and organs is completely gone!
As pancreatic cancer growth occurs, pressure occurs within on other organs, typically radiating to the back. Several months ago, Sylvia's CAT scan indicated stage four pancreatic cancer with only 3-6 months to live.
I personally read the doctor's diagnosis, printed out following her CAT scan she had performed the very day I insisted that she go to the emergency room in the very hospital that saved my brother's life only a year ago in NC.
I can never forget the sad look on the doctor's face that day as he brought her the results of the CAT scan. "Unfortunately, I have ominous news..." he began as he looked at Sylvia. We both were devastated as he informed us of the results of the CAT scan and handed us the paperwork, and sincerely wished Sylvia the best as he then recommended an oncologist and finally left the room.
Sylvia felt as if she had been handed the death sentence. I wanted to cry and cry. But I looked at her as the Spirit of God rose up inside me, and said that God's word of promise through Jesus Christ was greater than the word of any doctor, and Jesus had the power to override that death sentence, and heal her instead. From that moment on, we both were determined to fight this cancer with FAITH THAT MOVES MOUNTAINS.
Wonderful Christian friends organized a prayer meeting for Sylvia, and we all gathered that night at my friend's home in NC to come against that cancer and claim A MIRACLE for our beloved Sylvia.
A few weeks after, Sylvia went to another doctor who ordered a PET scan. He was excited as he reviewed the results, comparing it with the CAT scan disc she gave him from the previous test. "Something has definitely happened since your last test..." he said as he pointed out the PET scan results to her. He informed her that apparently now she did NOT still have the medical problems that the CAT scan clearly indicated previously.
Sylvia was elated by this wonderful news. God HAD answered prayer! But the painful symptoms related to pancreatic cancer remained, severe persistent abdominal pains radiating to her back. Hydrocodone was prescribed for the pain at that time.
But Sylvia was to learn the hard way that hydrocodone is a terrible painkiller due to side effects that affected her extremely adversely as time went on. She became miserable due to the side effects, and the pain was constantly recurring. But Sylvia and I never gave up as we believed God for a total healing miracle. We prayed without ceasing, standing on His eternal word of promise daily as she battled pain.
Unfortunately, this recurring pain and the side effects lasted throughout our prayer journey across America. She tried bravely to enjoy everything and to pray with me as we traveled, but it was so hard for her. She looked at me one day and exclaimed, "when will I ever get well?" My heart broke as I watched her deteriorate under the effects of the hydrocodone and the pain that never seemed to go.
Sylvia could not wait to get to Glacier National Park in Montana, however. She believed that as she worshipped God in those beautiful and breathtaking mountains of Northwestern Montana, she would be healed completely. I told her that Glacier had become my "cathedral of praise and worship" to God, and she too wanted to experience His presence and power there as she prayed.
Something totally amazing happened at that time. Sylvia decided that it was time to trust God for her healing from the abdominal pain, and withdrew "cold-turkey" from the hydrocodone pain killer. And from that time on, Sylvia gradually began to improve in every way, until the day she came to me recently and informed me that THE PAIN WAS COMPLETELY GONE NOW, and she no longer needed even Ibuprofen for pain relief.
What does this mean? It indicates that Sylvia has finally experienced COMPLETE HEALING from the pancreatic cancer she was previously diagnosed with. The tumor on her pancreas, originally revealed through the CAT scan, would have to be gone in order for the pain to be gone, since it was causing the pain and pressure in her abdomen originally.
In fact, Sylvia is definitely now a new person. Previously, she was always weak and tired, at times almost collapsing in my arms. I am amazed every single day at the transition she has just experienced at the hands of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
I feel overwhelmed, in fact, because I had been observing and working with her personally since last March, when I first came down to her home to help her. She appeared very ill, and weak when I first met her in Florida.
But today, she is walking in victory and apparent total recovery, to the degree that she is going to work out in a local gym, along with me, to begin exercise daily to enhance her health and build up her strength now.
Praise God forevermore!
Readers, can you join with us in praising a merciful and Almighty Heavenly Father for His grace in healing and restoring Sylvia through Jesus His Son at this time? We cannot stop praising God every single day!
However, your prayers and support are still needed. Sylvia and I both are living in tents here in Northwestern Montana until God provides a housing solution for us. Temperatures are already starting to dip towards colder fall weather in this region, and Sylvia is struggling with the cold, having come originally from Orlando, Florida.
My humble abode, the "mini-moose lodge"
But she told me emphatically that God was calling here here to relocate in Montana, and to start her new life following Jesus daily, as she seeks Him for her field of ministry He desires to use her in. I am here with her to help her in this relocation, and to find what God has for her here.
Please pray that God will provide the right housing. We are looking at RV's and mobile trailers as options, instead of paying rent on housing you then have nothing to show for your money in the end. Our funds are small but our faith in BIG in an Almighty God Who has promised to meet our needs according to our riches in glory through Christ Jesus our Savior.
My "bedroom" for now...
IF you know of anyone who is willing to donate a used RV or lightweight travel trailer, please contact me. Years ago, I gave away an RV to a couple in crisis, and I am praying to reap the same at this critical time when housing is an urgent need before winter.
Sylvia and I thank you for your ongoing prayers and support! It is greatly appreciated during this time of transition for both of us as I help Sylvia fulfill her calling in Christ Jesus here.
Praise God with us for her ongoing miracles, and we will keep you updated as things progress. Sylvia says a hearty "THANKS!" to all of you, and so do I.
Sylvia standing triumphant in Jesus at last.
Pamela Rae Schuffert and Sylvia reporting from the latest battlefield for Christ