“This Tumor Is Cancerous…” But God!

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Marcela and Jhon in Lima

This story is especially close to our hearts because it happened to my husband Israel’s cousin, who is very dear to us. These events in Marcela’s life transpired during the last months of 2022, into January of this year:


Marcela motioned nervously to her husband Jhon. “My breast is hurting terribly,” she whispered. He took a look, and his alarm quickly grew to match hers. Overnight, the right breast had swollen to nearly twice its normal size. It had also changed to a strange dark color. “Let’s get you to the clinic!” he burst out.

That began one of the scariest experiences either of them had ever lived through. The doctor looked very worried as he reviewed two scans of her breast. “You have a tumor,” he stated frankly. “It’s growing very quickly. This looks like cancer.” He went on to say that Iquitos did not have the specialty she needed. He wrote her a reference for a doctor in Lima, urging her to get emergency treatment.

Marcela and Jhon were silent as they left his office. Afterwards, they asked each other, “What do we do?” Jhon gathered himself. He took courage and asserted, “We are going after this spiritually, first and foremost.”

They called Pastor Carmen. She had them come over immediately. “I’m ready for you,” she said lovingly as they arrived. “I’m armed and dangerous.” What then commenced was a spiritual battle — several months long — of faith and prayer. This included several different fasting retreats. Marcela cried out to God from the very depths of her being. On her knees, she prayed with great fervor, tears streaming down her cheeks.

She and Jhon took several trips to Lima during this time. The second trip involved a painful biopsy that left her bleeding through her blouse and jacket. She also needed 23 other tests to evaluate her for surgery. “Many of these tests were hard to get. There is so much demand, so many patients vying for a spot. But the Lord gave me great favor with people I had never met before. He opened the doors for me.”

The day came for her evaluation appointment. The doctor began to go through each test. “Your lungs are in perfect health. Your heart is doing great.” And so it went, with each and every one of the 23 test results. He finally came to the biopsy results. He stared at the page for a prolonged moment and finally declared in surprise, “There is no tumor! You have no cancer. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. Go home and enjoy your life.”

Marcela and Jhon burst into tears of joy, receiving this news. The nurse also cried, hugging them both. “Nearly all the patients that come out of that room are weeping. Not out of happiness, but out of sorrow,” she exclaimed. “I am so happy for your good news!”

Marcela’s breast has returned to normalcy. Through prayer, fasting, and faith, God dissolved that enormous tumor. She shares, “The hospital in Lima was so huge, I thought of it as a giant. I felt tiny and vulnerable, looking up at it.

“But as the plane took off for our return to Iquitos, I looked down. Suddenly, I spotted the hospital. It looked so itsy bitsy from up in the air. The Lord spoke to my heart and said, “From heaven’s perspective, all of your problems are tiny. Learn to see them through My eyes!”

Do you need to hear that today, dear friend? Whatever you are facing, it looks like an ant from God’s viewpoint. NOTHING is hard for Him. I am praising Him for the victory that is on its way for you!


10 thoughts on ““This Tumor Is Cancerous…” But God!

  1. THIS is a great testimony. Seek God FIRST. If the journey involves for you a different road to healing than in this testimony we need to KNOW God is ever with us and it is in the journeying that He will use our experiences to be a Guide for others . His LIGHT in us for others to see. Ultimate healing for us all is our greatest HOPE.


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