by Lisa Stringer | July 27, 2015
Doug has had a few opportunities to minster and has been full of energy while at the pulpit. We noticed that after he is done sharing, his voice is a tad hoarse and his body a bit worn. This will not stop him from sharing; he has made it clear to me and those near him that if the ability to share the love of the Lord is taken from him, simply put, it would not be good for his spirit. Doug continues to write articles and blog. In the last 24 hours many online magazines and a television network have asked permission to repost or publish his recent articles. We continue to shout from the rooftops of His goodness and will let His light shine in and through us in every way possible; the voice of The Lord will be heard!
Tomorrow, July 28th, we return to MDA for a full day of appointments including round three of chemotherapy. Over the last week Doug has noticed an increase in size of some of his lymph nodes and I noticed a bit of swelling around his neck and chin, which is evidence that there are still obstacles to overcome, but as Doug says, “Every obstacle and adversity is an opportunity for God to do something great.” We are not stressed over what we see. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Your prayers are making a world of difference, and for that we could never thank you enough.
I am sharing a few photos taken over the last few days. One is with an amazing man of God, Bishop Roy Kossie, at his celebration of over 60 years of ministry. Doug presented him with an award and brought a word in season that evening. The other two were taken at the Houston Worship Centre as he was sharing a word he received from The Lord. The sermon title was, “When The Lion Roars, The Eagles Will Soar.” He will also be sharing every Tuesday evening in the month of August at the prayer gathering at Grace Community Church in the Woodlands. If you are in the area, please join us. We would love to thank you in person for your prayers and support. We believe God is up to something BIG and look forward to whatever He has in store for us as we pray, and praise Him together.
May your week be full of His presence, comfort, and provision. John 11:40 says: Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” We believe we have experienced His grace, peace, provision, and abounding love; as the church unites, we believe we will experience the glory of God!
From our home to yours, we send you love and hugs of gratitude.
Lisa Stringer and family