John Halford

Joseph Tkach (center) and Rick Shallenberger (right) recently visited John (at left)
Joseph Tkach (center) and Rick Shallenberger (right) were visiting with John (left) when he and his family received the good news.

Several cancerous tumors appeared recently in John’s body. The initial diagnosis was that the original cancer had spread through the lymph system and was untreatable. The doctors said John likely had less than a month to live. It was a very distressing situation.

However, through events clearly directed by God (“divine appointments” is what his family called them), John was re-evaluated and early this week given wonderful good news—for some “unexplained reason” (from the doctors’ perspective) the original diagnosis was wrong—the tumors are not related to the original cancer. Instead they are what are called “germ cell tumors,” a type of cancer that can be readily cured using chemotherapy.

John is being moved to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky where he will begin chemotherapy later this week. The doctors are optimistic that he’ll recover fully, despite his present weakened state. We praise God for this good news and remain cautiously optimistic.

John’s family says words cannot convey their appreciation for your prayers, love and support. Please continue to keep John and his family in your prayers as John begins this new round of chemotherapy.

Cards may be sent to:

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

17 thoughts on “John Halford”

  1. I am elated at the incredible turn for the better. My love and prayers are for you and lovely Pat. The congregation in Bradenton, FL are also all praying for your complete recovery.

  2. John and Pat
    We are praising the glorious Lord for His Divine intervention in John’s life with this present good news.
    We and our churches in Indiana are weekly lifting you both up to our Lord for His mercy, love and healing.
    We love you – but not nearly as much as our Lord does!
    Rejoice in His Caring Arms.

  3. John, Pat and Family!
    Such wonderful, amazing news! May all go well with this process. Love and prayers and grateful thanks to our Healer

  4. We are so pleased to hear the good news on your health. Do hope and pray that your treatments will go well and you will be feeling much better and regain your strength very soon.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  5. Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow. Our hearts are lifted up in praise to our great GOD who has so mightily intervened for this precious son of HIS. Our GOD is awesome and worthy to be praise. We love you and remember the times we have had together and praise GOD for the time yet to be in HIS kingdom.

  6. God is great!

    Still praying…

    Also here in Mallorca at the annual Spanish retreat.

    In Christ,

  7. Praise God for what he blesses us as humans to come to have a better understanding of. We are thankful, John, that he is there with you and your family.

  8. May Jesus Christ cover you with his healing presence…may the Holy Spirit fill you to the brim. You are much loved and we have been and continue to seek God for your healing.
    Rannie & Shirley Childress

    New Outlook Christian Fellowship
    Attalla, Alabama

  9. Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all of us here below for the intervention of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the life of our friend and brother John. Glory to God in the highest and peace and goodwill to John’s family. When my wife was in grave danger, John made a special trip to visit with us and pray for her – we will never forget this.
    Always in our prayers.
    Richard and Joyce

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