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John Halford

In the last issue of Weekly Update we requested prayer for John Halford. Here is an update from John’s daughter, Becki Halford Brown.

John Halford
John Halford

Tests show that Dad has stage three esophageal cancer. He is scheduled to start radiation and chemotherapy soon—going five days a week for five weeks. He will then have a couple weeks of rest, then surgery. That will be followed by more rest then additional chemotherapy. The bottom line is that Dad is in for a rough six months, but we are optimistic that he will get through this and will be back to his old self soon.

Doctors have given Dad something to help with his nausea to increase his appetite. We are praying this works because he is weak due to losing a lot of weight.

The cards and letters that have been sent to him from all over the world are covering his mantel and Mom is having to find more space to put them. Dad has expressed time and time again that he is overwhelmed by all the kind words and prayers from you all. It has been such an encouragement to him. Thank you all so much. I will keep you posted on his progress.

Cards may be sent to:

John & Pat Halford
5836 South State Road 129
Versailles, IN 47042

To learn more about John and his perspective on life and aging, watch the video below.

On YouTube at http://youtu.be/VyWVmwiyOqE.

10 thoughts on “John Halford”

  1. Hi John (and Pat – and family),

    Whats that old saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Being the world traveler that you are and the many out of the way places you have been – even the stout of heart would be challenged – but you made it look so easy. Easy because of your love and care for the “least of these” – which pretty much includes us all. You have brought more comfort and happiness to more people then you know – available for anyone and everyone where you saw a need, because you cared. We are praying for your recovery and look forward to you to “get going” again soon.

    Bob & Ruth

  2. Hi John and Pat,

    You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

    In Christ,

  3. John,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you undergo treatment and surgery. We pray for complete recovery and healing. The Lord bless and keep you.

    With our love and prayers,

    Ray and Carol Meyer

  4. Dear John, Pat and family,
    We continue to pray for your recovery and total healing. Just know you are loved and deeply cared for……
    Rannie & Shirley Childress

  5. We do hope all goes well with the treatments you will soon be undergoing, as well as the surgery. You are in prayer and thought.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  6. May the Father of all hope be with you and your family through these days.
    Loving prayers,
    Barb Lainhart

  7. Mt. 11:28. We are thankful you know the LORD and the power of His might. We claim his promise into your life now as you continue to mend and heal. You will continuously be lifted up in prayer to our Father, who loves you. We are looking forward to the next trip with you. Get well soon. Love and Best wishes from all the saints who know and love you.

  8. Here is an update on John from Rick Shallenberger.

    I recently visited John. His primary prayer request right now is for an appetite. He has no desire for food because it causes him to gag. Yet he needs food to gain strength to start radiation. Please join us in praying for John’s appetite and strength. And be sure to pray for Pat. She has a lot on her shoulders.

  9. Dear John, We’ve prayed for you in my synagogue the last two Sabbaths, as Yochanan ben Sarah, or John, son of Sarah, since I don’t know your mom’s name. Sarah refers to Abraham’s wife, who I’m still convinced is one of your ancestors. We’ll keep you on the list until we hear you’re 100% better. Zay gezunt, John. We need you, bigtime. jds

  10. John,
    We echo all of the comments above. Pat and I are praying for your full recovery. Stay strong in Jesus. You WILL get through this…..one way or the other!
    God bless you and Pat.

    Paul and Pat Kurts

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