by Daisy (Uk)
Recently, we have found out that my father may of been diagonsed with cancer. It has filled my family with dread, they are scared of the unknown as am I, but I know if have the Lord by my side. Neither of my parents are unfortunately Christians and I pray to my dear God that he can bless there hearts, I ask for protection in this is difficult time and that you will help my parents fragile state of minds. We are all scared, as my dad grows weak it crushes me to see him so ill. Can you please help in this time of heartache ask for strength and love and that my parents and siblings with feel Jesus Chrit warms arms around us in times of pain. I hope and pray that one day they can love God in the way that you and I do.
Thankyou so much,
In Jesus’s name,
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Matt Damon has confirmed reports suggesting his father is gravely ill, urging fans to pray for him and his family.
The actor has revealed his father’s health was the family emergency that forced him to scrap his appearance at the recent BAFTA Awards and other work commitments.
Promoting his new movie Downsizing on TV show Extra, the actor said, “It’s been a slow unfolding. My dad’s sick, so that’s been a process we’re going through.”
Reports suggest Matt’s father, Kent Damon, 68, is battling cancer.
“We’ll take any prayers you got, so throw ’em up there,” the actor added.
Kent fell ill with multiple myeloma and his actor son revealed the news publicly in 2011, when he and his dad took part in the One Hundred Celebration in their native Boston, Massachusetts, where the actor thanked the medical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital for their help and care.
Sources told U.S. news show Today Kent was in remission.
“My family is so grateful for the care you’ve given us,” Matt said at the event. “It’s deeply humbling to see how many people here are committing their lives to helping others.
“We’ve lost some close personal friends to cancer in recent years, but I never thought it would happen to my dad, the marathon runner. It sucked.”
Meanwhile, Matt’s latest interview came just hours after the Golden Globe nominations were announced in Hollywood, and he admitted the ceremony always brings back happy memories – because that’s where he first triumphed for creating and starring in Good Will Hunting, the film that propelled himself and pal Ben Affleck to stardom.
“The first year I went, I remember Ben and I, our heads were on a swivel,” he said, smiling as he recalled the magical night he and Ben took home the Best Screenplay award in 1998.
“I knew my dad was watching at home and I said, ‘Dad, I have a better seat than Jack Nicholson’.”
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Six-year-old Jeremy repeated the Lord’s Prayer and his own prayer to Jesus until they reached the hospital.
Thanakorn Pangputtipong, owner of a coffee shop and a beauty salon in Thailand, sent his two sons in the Adventist International Mission School because he wanted them to learn English.
In only two months, his 6-year-old son, Jeremy, started begging him to attend a special Christmas program organized by the school in Korat, a city of 142,000 people in northern Thailand.
Jeremy rehearsed the program for his parents, singing songs, dancing, and reciting poems.
“I want you to come and see the performance!” he said, eagerly jumping up and down. “I want you to come and see the performance!”
Father agreed to go.
The day before the performance, however, Father ate some grilled pork that caused him to become ill. He spent most of the night in the bathroom.
In the morning, his worried wife said, “You had better go to the hospital. I don’t want to lose you.”
“I will go to the hospital, but only after tonight’s performance,” Father said.
A Big Mistake
When he entered the rented theatrical hall that evening Father realized that he had made a mistake. He felt so faint that he couldn’t hear the performance and feared he would pass out.
The program finally ended, and he heard the announcement, “Please, proceed to the dinner that we have prepared for you.”
Father didn’t want to eat. Instead, he grabbed some juice and grapes, hoping to calm his stomach, and told his wife that he would wait in the car.
Father rested in the backseat of the car for a few minutes, but then he until he felt the juice and grapes coming back up. He got out of the car and vomited on the street. He tried to call his wife on his cellphone, but she didn’t answer.
At that moment, Father fainted and fell hard to the ground. His face struck a concrete curb near the car.
The next thing Father knew, a teacher was standing over him. His nose and forehead were bleeding profusely. “Please, call my wife,” he said, weakly.
Moments later, his wife loaded him and their two sons into the car and sped off toward the hospital.
Little Jeremy Prays
The boys were shocked to see their father’s injuries, and Jeremy immediately began to pray to their family god in the Thai language. But then he abruptly changed his mind and switched to the Lord’s prayer in English.
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,” the boy said, reciting words from a song that children at the Adventist International Mission School sing at the start of every school day. “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
After finishing the Lord’s Prayer, Jeremy prayed in Thai. “Dear Jesus, please don’t take my Daddy away,” he said. “He is a good man. Please help and protect him.”
Then Jeremy prayed the Lord’s Prayer again, and his own prayer to Jesus. Back and forth he prayed until the car reached the hospital.
Father was in considerable pain, but he marveled at his young son’s compassion.
“I felt so happy,” he recalled later. “I didn’t know my son could do something for me. He was praying for me.”
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Thanakorn Pangputtipong and his son Jeremy recall the night when he was ill. (Andrew McChesney / Adventist Mission)
He also wondered how the school had taught his son to pray from the heart in just two months.
“My son poured out everything,” he said.
At the hospital, the doctor took X-rays and declared that a cheekbone had suffered considerable damage. But, he said, no operation was needed.
During all the medical checks, Jeremy held his father’s hand and prayed.
Back at home, Jeremy continued praying for Father. His 10-year-old brother, seeing his example, also began praying for Father.
Father is well now, but the boys haven’t stopped praying. Every night, they pray for a good rest and not to have nightmares.
Whenever Jeremy sees someone in need on the street, he prays right on the spot for that person.
“He believes that when he prays for someone, that person will get better,” Father said.
Sometimes Father joins his sons in praying to the God of heaven.
“I support my sons if they want to believe in Christ,” he said. “I don’t mind if someday they will change their faith and become Christians. They will still be my sons.”
Part of the fourth quarter 2018 Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will help Adventist International Mission School construct a new campus on recently purchased property in Korat. The new classrooms will allow the K-9 school to expand to the 12th grade and enroll more students. Please pray that more children like Jeremy and their parents will know about God through the mission school. Thank you for your mission offerings.