Jim Kissee

Two weeks ago, we asked for prayer for Jim Kissee, pastor of GCI congregations in Springfield and Joplin, MO. Here is an update from Jim’s daughter Janna Jones:

Jim Kissee
Jim Kissee

Dad, Mom and I met with the doctors who will be removing the cancerous mass and also, if necessary, Dad’s right kidney. There is a possibility that they won’t have to remove the kidney, but if the mass is into the covering of the kidney, which they think it might be, then it will have to be removed. The good news is that the left kidney should be fine on its own, though anytime you remove one kidney, kidney failure is a risk. They showed us on a scan how the tumor seems to be moving everything out of its way, though not invading anything, and Dad’s chest is negative for any cancer.

All three of us left the meeting feeling encouraged and hopeful that the surgery will take care of the cancer. Dad will be hospitalized for about five days.

Thank you again for the prayers and encouragement for all of us, we really appreciate it.

Cards may be sent to:

Jim and Kaye Kissee
601 N. 36th St
Nixa, MO
65714-7558

15 thoughts on “Jim Kissee”

  1. Hello Jim We all are praying for. Many of our members know you past years and we prayed for you in hoping things will be positive and the doctors will use wisdom and their expertise when they operate. God be with you
    John and Sue Howard with Grace Communion Int. Topeka KS.

  2. Hello Jim We all are praying for you. Many of our members know you past years and we prayed for you in hoping things will be positive and the doctors will use wisdom and their expertise when they operate. God be with you
    John and Sue Howard with Grace Communion Int. Topeka KS.

  3. We do hope and pray that your Dads’ surgery goes well, and that he will soon be on the road to a full recovery. May God bless you, and all the family, during this time – and always.
    In Christ
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  4. Praying for you Jim and your family! Grace and peace from our loving Lord Jesus.
    Saginaw and Flint MI. congregations

  5. Here is an update from Janna on Jim’s surgery which was completed the morning of Nov. 18:

    My dad is out of surgery. It went well. The tumor was very large and they had to remove his right kidney. He will be in the ICU tonight then to a regular floor tomorrow. They hope to have him home by Thanksgiving. Thanks for the prayers.

  6. Here is another update from Janna on Jim’s recovery from surgery:

    He is doing great! The tumor they took out was very large and we’ve been teasing him that he just had two babies. His left kidney seems to be doing a great job keeping up and they did not have to take any of his colon which we are thankful for. They are doing a great job managing his pain and when we left the hospital this afternoon they were about to get him up for a walk! He is in great spirits and I can’t get over how much better his skin color is than just prior to surgery. Thank you so much for all the prayers. We feel them.

  7. Praying for a Speedy Recovery! Glad to hear he went through the surgery well. Praying for the whole family.

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