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Jim Kissee

Jim Kissee, Pastor of GCI congregations in Springfield and Joplin, MO, and former Ambassador University professor, has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer and asks for prayer. Here are excerpts of an update from Jim’s daughter Janna (Kissee) Jones, a registered nurse (for more details, see Jim’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/james.kissee.58.

Left to right: Kaye and Jim Kissee, Janna Jones

Dad has been diagnosed as having a liposarcoma (cancer) in his abdomen. The surgeon thinks his right kidney and part of his colon will need to be removed. Dad will have a chest scan on November 9 to see if there is cancer in his lungs. He will also see the urologist that day to assess his kidney function. Surgery is scheduled for November 18.

As you can imagine, all this is a bit shocking to us. Dad was a hugely good sport and immediately started talking about needing to walk more so his legs don’t get weak prior to surgery. He has done that my whole life—looking to exercise and activity to cope and make things better. The upside is that his surgeon feels surgery will be all that is needed to treat the cancer (no radiation or chemotherapy).

As he heads toward surgery, please pray for Dad’s physical strength, for our family’s ability to support him, for the guidance of the surgeons brains and hands, and for protection and blessing on Dad.

Cards may be sent to:

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

19 thoughts on “Jim Kissee”

  1. Jim and Family, So sorry to hear this report, but thankful to hear your surgeon has a positive outlook. We know your faith and positive outlook will help immensely, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With our love, Ray and Carol Meyer

  2. Dear Jim, Kay and Janna,

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. In God we place our trust and hope.

    In Him,
    Santiago and Elke

  3. Jim, Kay and the Kissee Family:

    This is disappointing news. Our prayers will be for healing and for the doctors to be able to remove the cancer with no chemo or radiation. Your strong faith and positive outlook is priceless. God bless you with Peace and Comfort during this “bump” in the road.

    We love you guys!
    Bill & Paula Hochstetler

  4. Dear Jim and Kay….please know that you and all of your family are in our prayers. God is with you and you are not alone.
    Mark and Deb Mounts

  5. So sorry to hear this we will be praying. The Kissee’s are special people and have made a lasting impact on my life. We wish Jim and family well. Much love to you guys. Tim and Susie

  6. Dear Jim and Kay and family,

    I remember you both very well from our Big Sandy days back in the 60’s. Jim, I well remember you coming on campus having played for the Arkansas Razorbacks. You we’re a pretty hotshot player! Please know you’re in our prayers.

    Don & Alix

  7. Dear Jim and Kay,
    My heart is heavy to hear this news but I can visualize you actively, positively and faithfully dealing with things. Thanks for some great memories of visits we had. You and your family are in my prayers.
    With love and hope.

  8. The effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous avails (benefit)much. We pray for GOD to show HIMSELF mighty in your lives as you begin this journey. HIS promises are sure and HE is faithful to HIS word. Love and best wishes to you all.

  9. Dr. Kissee and Family. Keeping you in my prayers for the strengthening hand of the Holy Spirit on behalf of all of you. Love, Todd Woods

  10. Dear Kissee family, you have LOTS of dear friends all over the world who love you and will be praying for you in this time of—–I almost wrote “uncertainty.” But there is true certainty in all that happens: God is real, He loves you, He has a perfect plan in place, and His will will be done–for the ultimate good of each one of us, for you. Thank you for the continuing example of trust in God you all live out.

  11. We do hope and pray that your surgery goes well – and without any complications – on the 18th, and that your recovery time will be speedy.
    In Christ,
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  12. I am praying for your healing dear brother, and for your family’s encouragement and joy as you all share in sufferings Jesus has thankfully taken up as His very own, that we might share in His glory!! From the Father, through the Son and and in the Spirit I pray! Much Love!

  13. Dear Mr Kissee!
    My heart is so heavy as I read this update of your health crisis, and how it affects you and your loving family! NO OTHER PASTOR
    IN GCI has had a greater, more profound positive impact on my life as you, and Mr. Richard Rice! You were the people who not only preached, but simply powerfully lived by example! Please know we are praying for you! May God”s loving healing touch be with you powerfully! We love you!

  14. Charlene and I are praying for you, Jim, Kay and family.

    God knows how to clear away all the cancer cells. May you be thoroughly cleansed

    May the Angels have fun as they do their work. With ou love. Norman and Charlene

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