Pray for my sister, Donna. She is 75 years old and has multiple medical problems. She has aplastic anemia, hepatis C, cancer of her eye, and other problems. She got her labs today and she is upset because they were really low, not her normal....her platelets and hemoglobin. Pray by next week's labs, they will be back within the norm for her. She is saved but has a lot of fear of death, etc. She does not have peace. Her husband passed away and she has 1 daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren, She has me and another sister in Weaverville. Just pray for peace and that God will heal her and make her better real soon. Help me know the words to say, like what Jesus would say to her at this time. Thanks.
Received: September 5, 2019
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