Wednesday, July 9, 2008

PraiseSTATION! Update on Tita Tess & T2 Bert

Indeed, the fervent prayer of a righteous person (and community) is very powerful
(James 5:16)


Thanks to Tita Vangie for this email update and giving us a reason to REJOICE!

Here's the message from T2 Wilson regarding Tita Tess' surgery and from T2 Bert himself also about his recent surgery. I hope they won't mind for publishing their email.

Let us continually pray for their speedy recovery.

Now, here's the update:

-----Original Message-----
From: Wilson
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 4:21 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Updates

Dear to all,

We are so blessed to be part of the big CFC family. It is a great privilige for me and Tita Tess for having very loving and caring brethren praying collectively as one family for the successful operation and speedy recovery of Tita Tess. Indeed, our collective prayer is very powerful. Let us shout with joy to God, sing to the glory of his name, proclaim His glorious praise! Let us say to God, "How great are your deeds! How formidable your power that makes your enemies cower!" (Psalm 66:3).

Thank you Tito Bert/Tita Grace for providing updates and for requesting prayers for the speedy recovery of Tita Tess. It is true that Tita Tess is still suffering severe pain but thanks God for giving her the grace to endure the pain and believe on what St. Paul says in his letter to the Romans that “I consider the sufferings of the present to be as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed in us.” The good news is that the malignant cells are only confined at the mass in the removed lower lobe of the lung. Like Tito Bert, Tita Tess lung cancer is stage 1 and may also don't need any further treatment.

Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. Let us continue with our prayers of thanksgiving and for the complete healing of Tito Bert, Tita Jean, Tita Ging, Tita Tess and all our other sick brothers and sisters. Let us lift our petition to our Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ and the intercession of our dear Virgin Mary, Amen.

Purihin ang Panginoon!

Tito Wilson & Tita Tess

Our apology to those that who are not included sa addressee. Paki forward lang po!

----- Original Message ----
From: Bert <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 15:02:14
Subject: Updates

Tita Tess is now recovering from her operation. The surgery was done last monday at around 5pm and according to Tito Wilson, she was returned to her room at 1:30am tuesday. We have not seen or visited Tita Tess yet to give her more time to rest as suggested by Tito Wilson. Tito Wilson said that she can't talk yet or entertain visitors. She has a drain tube from her lung and she has to cough to drain the liquid from lungs but she finds it hard to cough as it is painfull just like what I have just experienced. According to Tito Wilson she is in pain although she is constantly given pain medication.

Titos & Titas let us continue with our prayers that she may be relieved of this pain and overcome these trying times. And for Tito Wilson who has been at Tita Tess bedside eversince to be stronger physically. The lord God works in mysterious ways and just like Tita Grace's prophecy "Not to worry about Tita Tess," we believe that she will be alright.

As for me although I find it inappropriate to rejoice on the good results of my histopath while Tita Tess is suffering, but I have to Praise and thank God for His goodness and to thank you all for your love and prayers. Tita Grace and I have tears in our eyes when my doctor (Dr. JESUS Mendoza) told us that the left kidney taken from me has a mass with cancer (stage 1) but he has taken it all and the other adjoining organs or tissues were not affected and I don't need any further treatment. I just need to go back for a check up after three months.

Mula po sa puso namin ni Tita Grace, maraming salamat po sa inyong mga dalangin at pagmamahal.

Praise be to HIM,

Tito Bert & Tita Grace

Tito William, pwede po paki forward na lang sa iba pa nating mga Titos & Titas na wala pa sa address book ko. Salamat po.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

PraySTATION: Prayer For The Sick

"And the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful."
James 5:15-16

Amidst the CFC 27th Anniversary celebration our dear Tito Bert Banzon (scheduled to go under the knife) and Tita Tess (waiting for the biopsy result) still found time to join the festivities at the Quirino Grandstand last Saturday - June 21, 2008.

Prayer Request For Our Dear
Tito Bert Banzon and Tita Tess Lumbao
and most especially to our
who is suffering from CANCER!


Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the sick, we turn to you in this time of illness. O dearest comforter of the troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in your hands. We place our sick under your care and humbly ask that you restore your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge your will and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of us.