Pray for Johan and Lilli Lukasse, our mission partners in Belgium.
Posted Apr 20, 2017 by Kris Eldridge in Missions
Johan and Lilli Lukasse are Fellowship mission partners serving with European Christian Mission International. Below are excerpts from their recent newsletter. Please learn from and praise the Lord for Johan and Lilli’s attitude regarding their health. Also please take some time to lift up this dear brother and sister in Christ before the Lord.
From Johan’s April newsletter:
We have been greatly encouraged by quotes from Hudson Taylor, “The man who trusted God,” and founder of the China Inland Mission. “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” This is supported by Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.”
When I was hit by cancer at the beginning of the year, I canceled all my speaking engagements, but forgot the one in my own local church. Now I was called to see if I could still fulfill that with a word of testimony and a short thought from the Bible on March 26. We planned it with the condition on my reaction to my chemo treatment. I really wanted to share with my church; it would give me perspective. But, as “this is the way it goes,” on Friday, March 24, the chemo hit me hard, and that lasted through the next day. My legs were so weak I could not stand up, and I had to call it off. It was so very disappointing. So I picked up my Bible, and ended up in Psalms 118:17. “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Those words became fluorescent, shining brightly off the page. It was like the Lord spoke directly to me and said, “You still need to learn a little more patience. It will be alright, but on my time. We are not ready yet.” So it is God’s perspective and not mine through which I have learned to live again.
After the hard effects of the third round of chemo, things have been better lately, with the exception of the last three days. Lilli also goes through a difficult time: she cares for me, does all kinds of errands and things I use to do, and that tiredness takes a toll on top of her own physical difficulties. Remember her in your prayers. The children and grandchildren are a big help and do what they can. We are very thankful for them.
-The medical care here in Belgium is very good. Two days ago, the doctor on duty called to tell us that they found bacteria in my blood and I needed extra medication.
-The general treatment develops very well. The PRT Scan showed that the cancer is pushed back and the chemo is effective. We must continue until the end. There are eight weeks remaining for treatments including two more chemo treatments and two “anti-treatments”.
-The developments for Greece give us much joy. The Lord is at work in answering prayers, opening doors, and supplying provision.
-Thank God for Marita and her courageous effort in Greece.
-For Lilli. She is courageous, but there are moments of tiredness and pain.
-For the progress of my healing.
-For the good results of the working plans for Greece. Pray that this might be the beginning of a movement of God’s Spirit in that country.
-For Marita, her protection and ministry. That she might be a real blessing to many. She is a great representative from the Lord and from us.
Kris Eldridge | Mission Pastor
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