Craig & Cynthia Davis, WorldVenture
The end of June, WorldVenture sent a summer video production team to France to assist us in producing a short video clip to help us explain our ministry to those who partner with us in reaching people for Christ and developing his church. If you click on the following link, you can see the result of their work:
A short family and medical update
Here is a text I recently read from Psalm 128 that describes our recent family vacation with two of our three adult children and four of our six grandchildren:
1 How joyful are those who fear the Lord— all who follow his ways!
2 You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be!
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table.
4 That is the Lord’s blessing for those who fear him.
5 May the Lord continually bless you from Zion. May you see Jerusalem prosper as long as you live.
6 May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!
Ryan and his family have returned to Sacramento, but all of us are full of wonderful memories of our time together in France. God is good!
The “C” Word
Romans 8:28 tells us: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” One of the things this verse does not say is that all things that happen in our lives are good things. For example, it would be ridiculous to say the the recent terrorist attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people and wounded 303 was a good thing! What we can pray for is that God will use his people to console those who are grieving and give hope to those who are suffering. That would be a good thing.
In December 2014 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After consulting with another doctor at a leading hospital in the Paris area, it was decided to watch the condition to see how it would develop. In March 2016, after a second biopsy, it was confirmed that there were more cancer cells in the prostate and that surgery would be the best course to take. On Monday, August 1st I will have my prostate gland removed by a doctor being guided by a robot. I should be in the hospital for three days followed by two weeks of recuperation at home.
How can you pray for me? Pray that God will use this whole experience for my good and for his glory. Pray, too, for a quick time of recovery without any complications. Merci beaucoup !