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Prayer for the Hunter Family

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July 18, 2010 Tags: Christian Unity

Today's entry was written by the BioLogos Editorial Team. You can read more about what we believe here.

This Sunday, amidst our time of worship, we ask that you keep the family of Joel Hunter, pastor of Northland Church and a contributor to The BioLogos Forum, in your prayers. Pastor Hunter’s five-year-old granddaughter Ava has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer two week ago and recently underwent surgery to remove a large tumor from her brain.

Anyone who has seen a loved one or has personally battled with cancer knows what trying times they can be. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated as they continue to pursue other avenues of treatment.

For the Hunter family, and any other readers who are facing hardships, know that God, and your Christian brothers and sisters, are with you always, even in the darkest of storms:

And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

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Karl A - #22313

July 18th 2010

Pastor Joel, Grandma Becky, parents Josh and Lisa, and Ava, may the Lord be close to all of you and pour his grace on you and help you to praise him in this storm.  May God grant Ava good recovery from the surgery and complete healing from the cancer.

Ashe - #22321

July 18th 2010

As someone who has endured great hardship I know how lonely these times can be. It’s great to know that there are people who are praying and pulling for you. I will keep Ava in my prayers.

Irenicum - #22331

July 18th 2010

My prayers are with the Hunter family and especially for little Ava.

YG - #22361

July 18th 2010

My prayers to Ava and all sick children…

beaglelady - #22365

July 18th 2010

I’m very sorry to hear about Ava. She’s a very cute little girl. Rest assured that I’ll be praying for her.

Robert Byers - #22385

July 19th 2010

Lord bless her with victory over this entirely and Lord bless the family, friends, all sincerely close in affection . God has given man the ability to overcome these evil things to our bodies.

unapologetic catholic - #22451

July 19th 2010

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory

beaglelady - #22462

July 19th 2010

Please keep us updated on Ava’s condition.

Scott Mapes - #22673

July 20th 2010

We will be praying for Ava and the Hunter family here in West Virginia.

merv - #22964

July 22nd 2010

You all continue to be in my prayers.  May the Lord bless and keep you.


beaglelady - #24096

July 30th 2010

Well, how is this little girl doing now?

Joel Hunter - #25473

August 12th 2010

Thank you for your prayers!  You can keep track of Ava’s current progress by going to her father’s blog:


Blessings you.  Joel

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