WILLS POINT, TX – On November 27, we made our readers aware that Joni Eareckson Tada had been diagnosed with cancer. This was not her first adventure with the ‘C’ word. She had been diagnosed previously in 2010 and, following surgery and a treatment regimen, she was cleared in 2013. This week, Joni announced that the doctors have, once again, found her to be cancer-free. Countless prayers have ascended to the Throne of Grace on behalf of Joni since Missions Box News and nearly every Christian media outlet reported the recurrence.
We know that all of our prayers are heard the moment they are spoken – and even before they are spoken. As we have patiently waited, and as the quadriplegic evangelist has endured complications from treatment, the Lord has been working in His miracle ways.
Joni is a fountain of faith and a stream of hope and joy to every life she touches. She is living proof that it is hard to keep a true believer down, even in the most debilitating experiences.
She expressed her thankfulness on her website.
“Good news from far away is like cold water to a thirsty soul. (Proverbs 25:25)
“We were prepared to gladly take whatever from the hand of God, even if it were from his left hand.
“But the Lord was gracious and heard the desire of our hearts – last Friday’s PET scan shows that my second tumor that was removed last November… did not metastasize! Given the aggressive nature of that reoccurring cancer, this news is quite miraculous.
“THANK you for lifting us up before the Lord Jesus. For now, we have been spared of more cancer battles. We humbly realize that may well change in the future; but for today, for now, we are rejoicing in those wonderful words from my medical oncologist: ‘all clear!’ Onward and upward.
“Most of all, I cannot stop thanking Jesus. I keep quoting Deuteronomy 6:10-12 where God poured out one abundant blessing after another on His people…as long as they were careful not to forget the Lord.”
Let us rejoice together with Joni for this miraculous answer to prayer. Our Savior is worthy of all our trust and praise.
May we also humbly thank the Lord, Jesus, for His compassion and for His mercies that are new every morning.
Thank you for joining us in prayer for Joni.
To read more news on Joni Eareckson Tada on Missions Box, go here.
- Missions Box News, Joni Eareckson Tada Diagnosed with Cancer
- CBN News, ‘Miraculous’: Joni Eareckson Tada Celebrates Becoming Cancer-Free
- Christian Headlines, ‘This News Is Quite Miraculous’: Joni Eareckson Tada Is Officially Cancer-Free
- The Christian Post, Joni Eareckson Tada announces she’s cancer-free: ‘quite miraculous’
- God Reports, Joni Eareckson Tada says she’s cancer-free!
- Joni and Friends, Press Kit