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Rod Matthews

Prayer is requested for Rod Matthews, GCI Mission Developer for Southern Asia and the South Pacific.

Ruth and Rod Matthews

Rod, who is battling prostate cancer, is scheduled for surgery on October 20. It is likely that he will be hospitalized for 3-4 days followed by several weeks of recuperation at home. Rod reports that he is in good health otherwise, and is feeling well. He wrote that, “It’s a real blessing to be part of a worldwide caring family, all in the measureless care of our Heavenly Father.”

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Rod and Ruth Matthews
PO Box 402
Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227

18 thoughts on “Rod Matthews”

  1. We have heard from Ruth Matthews that Rod’s surgery on October 20 went well and the doctor is pleased with the outcome. Recovery is now Rod’s next hurdle. Please keep him in prayer.

  2. Greetings Rod, old friend!

    So sorry to hear of your health problem; but happy to hear you feel in good health otherwise!

    Praying for your upcoming surgery and for a speedy recuperation!

    Gordon and Candace McKill

  3. Dear Rod and Ruth,

    Be sure that we will be thinking of you in our prayers. We are all in God‘s loving hands. In this life we suffer pain and decay, but in the true life to come we will experience eternal and unimaginable joy in glorified bodies. Still, we pray that our loving Father will pour on you at this time His grace and grant you the gifts you both need the most. We are challenged but NEVER hopeless. Our fellowship has been greatly blessed by your ministry and faithful service.

    In Him,
    Santiago and Elke

  4. Rod & Ruth: I’ve heard it said that “Old age isn’t for sissies!” The warranties have run out on some of my parts. We pray for a successful surgery and healing.

    Your “old” Jerusalem Dig partners.

    Ken & Cathy Emerson

  5. Dear Rod, Ruth what a picture of love you two are .We love you, you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers .
    God bless you.
    Carlton, Judy

  6. Mr. Matthews, our prayers are with you. Blessings to you and to Ruth.

    Hector and Paulina.

  7. Dear Rod & Ruth, classmate, neighbor, peer and friend: Thankful you experience a level of health during this challenging battle. Prayers that you will recover completely to whatever the Lord has left for both of you to accomplish in His service. Love in HIM JR & HBR

  8. Shocked and saddened to read this news Rod.
    It sounds grim.
    May you be given the courage to face the future, and the strength to work through it all, come what may.

  9. What is going on with all of us getting old and dealing with these health issues??!! 45 years next spring since graduation – maybe that is how it has happened! May you have a very successful surgery and recuperation. With our love and prayers, Glen and Connie

  10. Hello Rod, just got to see this today; truly concerned about this development. You looked very well during the conference. We will be praying for your healing. May His steadfast love carry you, Ruth and the family through this. Please let us know how you are.

    We love you.

  11. Hello Sir Rod, we will always remember your love and goodness to the Filipino people. Thank you for your and ma’am Ruth’s unselfish love. We will lift you in our prayers for a successful surgery and continuous healing and recovery. Prayers for ma’am Ruth for strength and wisdom while taking care of you on your way to recuperation.We love you both…? from the Manubay Family

  12. Rod & Ruth,

    We are both praying for you & with you. Just the other day I met a gentleman(age 60)coming out of Kaiser Hospital (where I go). He was elated to tell me he had just had a successful prostate cancer surgery.

  13. Dear Rod and Ruth,
    I am so sorry to hear of this health trial, but rest assured, many prayers are being sent up for a successful outcome. It was great touching bases with you in Orlando.

    All the best,
    Larry Dietrich

  14. Good afternoon Rod,
    So happy to hear that your operation went well. In fact, we showed a video recently made during last week’s church services about the ministry God has given you in Asia, etc. We will pray for you and your wife that this time of recovery will go well and in His will that he gives you a complete healing.

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