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John Halford

John HalfordPrayer is requested for John Halford, special assistant to GCI president Joseph Tkach. John was recently hospitalized where he was diagnosed with cancer. He is now home, awaiting further tests to determine the extent of the cancer and to determine needed treatment. Here is an update from John’s daughter, Becki Halford Brown:

My dad had been experiencing rapid weight loss and some discomfort in his chest. Tests showed that he has esophageal cancer. The oncologist says he is “cautiously optimistic” that the cancer is limited to the esophagus. If that is the case (and we will know soon), radiation and chemotherapy will probably not be needed, and dad will have surgery right away to remove the cancer. Short of a miraculous healing, this is about the best news we could ask for.

John and his family ask for your prayers for John’s healing and for direction for the doctors who will be treating him.

Cards may be sent to:

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

25 thoughts on “John Halford”

  1. One cannot keep a Brit down for too long. Our prayers are with all of you and we will intercede for God’s providence and powerful intervention.

    In Christ,
    Santiago and Elke

  2. Dear John,

    So sorry to hear of this development. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope and pray surgery will take care of it and that the cancer is contained. May God’s grace and peace be yours.

    Ray and Carol Meyer

  3. Prayers to you. Thinking of the Best Tour Guide Ever…
    Appreciate all the time and effort you and Pat put forth for us. Waiting to hear of your recovery. frances

  4. Hi John, Brenda and I are praying for your return to good health. We missed you at the Midwest Conference. You are remembered with fondness and we look forward to enjoying your wit and insight again soon.

  5. Dear John,

    Nancy and I join with family and friends praying for your strength during this difficult time.

    Ken and Nancy

  6. Dear John & Pat,
    Shirley and I….as well as the whole (New Outlook Christian Fellowship Congregation) are praying for you both. John..I love you dearly …..you have been used by God to help me on my journey. I am seeking God’s favor and healing on you…..that our Lord will comfort and bless you and your whole family. Please know that you are a very special and very loved child of God!
    Rannie Childress

  7. Dear John,

    The other day when I sent my Facebook message to you I did not know about your present serious health situation. Now we will continue praying more intentionally for God’s healing intervention on your behalf. He is All powerful and we are on His loving and tender hands, so we can be sure all will work for our good according to His perfect and sovereign will. Un abrazo from Brigida and me to you amigo and to Pat and to your family.

  8. Dear John,
    sorry to hear about your health problem. Ingrid and I will be praying for you, with a speedy recovery.
    Willi & Ingrid

  9. John,

    Praying for your speedy recovery and healing. Looking forward to seeing you up and around at Converge 2015

    Todd Woods

  10. Hey John, You were the first minister to show it is okay to laugh and have fun while studying scripture; it helped guide me in life. Thanks for that and BTW, did you hear the one about…
    Our prayers are for you and your family. Love from Leigh and Heather.

  11. Halford, this is unacceptable. We need you healthy.

    Please send me your mom’s easiest name to translate into Hebrew, and we’ll pray for her every week in my synagogue. I don’t know why we use the mom’s name for healing, but for example, I’m Yochanan ben Hannah, since Mom’s name was Ann. If your mom’s name were Susan, you’d be Yochanan ben Shoshana. (I didn’t know I was Jewish either, until after Dad’s career no longer depended on his being a non-Jew.) Please lemme no, and we’ll get busy at the shul. Zay gezunt! (Be well!) John D. Schroeder

  12. John & Pat
    To our fellow Southestern Indiana “Neighbors” — love and prayers for both of you as you together go through this time. I was in Haiti two weeks ago, and all your Haitian brothers and sisters would want me to say Hi to you. Will send you picts of them. The Lord is and will see you through this….you have too much yet to offer all of us. You both are loved.
    David & Jonnie Perry

  13. You folks are in our prayers and We know that our God is faithful. As we just celebrated the death and resurrection of our Lord, we are reminded that it is by His stripes, we are healed. We are trusting Him with His word. We are reminded of the many times we have spent with you on those wonderfully blessed trips. My husband said he was thinking of you just the other day. God bless and keep you in the palm of His hand. love

  14. You are in our prayers, hope the operation goes well. Adelaide church will be thinking of you too.

  15. Dear John, Pat and family,
    So sorry to hear of this trial. Please know our prayers are with you and the entire family in this situation, as we look forward to God’s intervention and healing.
    Larry and Ginny Dietrich

  16. We are thinking of you fondly and praying for you here in Big Sandy!

  17. Dear John & Pat
    Senior and I and the local congregation send best wishes for a successful operation and we will continue to pray for your complete healing. “Our God is awesome”
    Cecil & Senior

  18. We are both praying for you and your family. We will also pray for you together at church today. Thank you for your faithfulness and the many lives you touched in Christ.

  19. We are praying for you. My husband had surgery March 7 for esophogeal cancer. He is recovering very well. So far cancer is gone. Hopefully yours will be taken care of with surgery.

  20. Dear John:

    Here praying for you here on my visit to Rickmansworth, England.

    Much love
    Richard Pullin

  21. John, getting tickets to the F1 race in Montreal June 8th. Still expecting you to join me – have got seats arranged. Almost as good as when you were here, what six years ago? Plus the church is very much anticipating your sermon

  22. Dear John (& Pat),

    Heard of your plight only on the weekend. I am up in Queenland and met up with Fritz and Karen Sondereggar.
    As you can imagine we are all thinking of you!
    Your positive outlook and your sense of humour are your trade marks – these and the heaps of prayers that are going your way can only deliver a positive outcome!
    Remember us all DOWN HERE!!

  23. Fond memories of you when you came at our Festival in Baguio City, Philippines.

    My prayers are for you and your family.

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