Twelve Needles

My experience with twelve needles, 3 weeks ago, was one of the most painful I have ever been subjected to. Yes, twelve needles shot from something like a gun in a procedure called biopsy.

Each needle removes a tiny piece of tissue that will eventually be examined for cancer. Since you are awake and fully alert, you take in the shots one by one as pain runs up your spine and through every nerve. After the full count of 12, you go to the bathroom and realize how much blood is coming out. I really think there should be an easier and less painful way to determine whether or not there is cancer in one’s prostate!

Well, I thank God that when I went for the results two weeks later, the verdict was: “Good news; no trace of cancer!” Honestly, I didn’t know how to respond because I was still reliving the needle-gun experience that almost landed me in the ER. I must admit, however, that I am so thankful to God for protecting me from what could have been a very serious operation. And certainly we are VERY thankful for the “no cancer” diagnosis.

Ephesians 5:20 exhorts: “In everything give thanks.” I guess the walk of faith does not necessarily mean things will be easy. Heroes of faith in Hebrews 11:36-38 apparently had experiences much more trying and painful than my “twelve needles.”

So, YES, I thank Him – for each one!

~ Ibrahim


About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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3 Responses to Twelve Needles

  1. george says:

    Glory to God-man of God,am glad you are well.Ahsante sana, Mungu awabariki tele!!!

  2. Ann says:

    Pole sana, but am glad you had no cancer!Praise God!

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