It’s been two weeks since I rushed my precious husband to the ER for the 6th time. He was finally admitted to the hospital. Unbelievably, we had to insist upon it. He has been severely ill over the last two months. Since being admitted, our world has turned upside down. In the blink of an eye, he was finally officially diagnosed with Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma… a rare CANCER of the intestine… Stage 4.
This evil cancer enemy is aggressive and fast moving. In two weeks it has managed to become systemic, moving into Dave’s bloodstream. He had intensive surgery to remove the prominent tumor in his intestine, but the tumors are everywhere in his stomach.
We’ve seen miracles along the way, including removal of the tumor blockage which ended up being smaller than it looked on the scan. It was originally supposed to be a bypass, but the intestine was able to be repaired. I believe the surgery was successful due to prayer, and only because of prayer. However, there was angry cancer on the appendix touching other organs, and in the upper colon causing further complications. Yet, still; we are continuing to pray for a huge miracle: the complete, miraculous healing of Dave’s body from head to toe by the blood of Jesus Christ. In addition we pray for God’s will, and that through Dave’s trial, many people will come to accept Jesus. Dave only wants God’s will to be done.
Our goal is to for Dave to recover from the surgery, so he can start chemotherapy ASAP. So far, the cancer has not invaded his organs, except for the small intestine. Our current prayer is for God to freeze the cancer. Even more so, we pray God will shrink the tumors, and cause the cancer cells in his blood, and throughout his body, to miraculously disappear. We’re praying that his severe pain from surgery is managed well enough, so he can be sent home; in order to rest, eat, drink, enjoy his family and friends, and grow stronger. This will allow him to withstand the chemo treatments. As of now, he is not strong enough or well enough to do this.
We are heartbroken, sickened, anxious, and very tired; yet finding “Strength through Jesus;” one of Dave’s favorite phrases, and mine. We are also already seeing some godly things happening along the way: people coming together for prayer, encouragement, support and meeting our physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Relationships are being healed. People are being reunited. Our hope and prayer is that people are coming to Jesus.
David is accepting of what’s to come and is asking only for God’s will to be done. Of course our family, and circle of friends, are praying for miraculous healing as well; according to God’s will. We invite you to join us now. We were respecting Dave’s wishes by waiting on final biopsy results before we shared further.
In spite of everything, Dave has been in good spirits, wanting to be used by God to bring as many to Jesus Christ as possible. He is an American Army Veteran, having flown U.S. Generals around in Huey helicopters during the war. He’s been an EMT, and has saved lives and witnessed death. He is a soldier, but he is badly wounded and in grave danger. In the last couple days, due to pain, he has become extremely frustrated, uncomfortable, and beyond exhaustion from sheer pain. This is being addressed, and we need prayer that the pain management will continue successfully, improving his quality of life, allowing him to come home quickly. Doctors are helping him with his pain. For today, he is back to just ice chips, but Dave does love his ice chips!
Today, we found out that Dave carries the gene for this particular form of rare cancer. Please pray that no matter what happens, God breaks the curse of the chain through Dave’s willingness to submit to God’s will in Jesus’ name; so that the chain will be broken and the genetic cancer will not carry on to our children, grandchildren and future generations. God, break the generational curse in Jesus’ name through mercy, grace, and forgiveness!
It’s Palm Sunday. Jesus was facing future death. So is Dave. Jesus suffered, died and rose again. So will Dave. Whether it’s now or later; the silver lining is that Dave, through God’s Son Jesus Christ, will claim the victory of eternal life.
It’s Palm Sunday. I brought communion to my husband in the hospital. May God bless and heal him in Jesus’ name through the prayers uttered during this Holy Sacrament.
“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ “1 Cor. 11: 23-25 NIV).
Dave and I are already a team. He is the one who suggested I start a blog years ago. He has read everything and is a great editor! We have decided together, that I will write his testimony on my Christian blog: The Silver Lining at angelaslittleattic.com. It’s a place where readers can click on a variety of encouraging topics. I use my own experiences, God’s wisdom, and biblical scripture; to point readers towards truth, hope, and freedom in Jesus Christ. You can click on the available topics, or type tag words into the search bar to find posts that relate to you. We now have a new tag to search: “cancer.” I do not pay to promote my blog. There are no ads. You can subscribe, follow, or just check in. It is free, and God led; the writing is a gift God has given to me to bless others.
Under “cancer,” you will find Dave’s testimony through multiple posts, containing much of what I’ve been writing to family and friends about Dave’s journey with cancer and Christ. The posts may not come in order, but they will have the date and “Dave’s Testimony” in the title. We want others suffering from cancer, or affected by cancer, to find strength and comfort in the arms of Jesus. We want many to come to Jesus and be saved!
At times, I’ve encouraged readers to share a post if they’ve felt led. This time, I’m asking. Please share for Dave, so we can: receive more prayers for Dave, support and encourage victims of cancer and terminal illness along with their families, and finally; to spread the news of salvation offered through Jesus Christ in order that more can inherit eternal life in The Kingdom of God: Heaven.
You can visit The Silver Lining at angelaslittleattic.com,or find it through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/angelaslittleattic/. You can also visit The Silver Lining on Instagram at instagram.com/angelaslittleattic.
As Dave faces death head on, with his future uncertain on earth, not wanting to leave his loved ones behind, yet desiring God’s will; these are some of Dave’s actual quotes:
“I’m excited for once for God showing me the path in my life. There’s gonna be a miracle regardless. Just be looking for it. Be ready for it!”
“If I don’t get healed and I die, it’s a miracle regardless. I’m ok with it.”
“There are going to be miracles… lots of miracles.”
We appreciate your prayers during this time, especially for Dave, and also for our family. The silver lining is the bright, shiny glimpses of love in Christ that come our way. Thank you for your continued prayers; they reach us, and they reach Dave. ❤️🙏🏼💙
Angela Royse Pelleman
“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed” (1 Pet. 4: 12-13)
“Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit” (Psalm 147: 4-5 NIV).
Dear God, please ease Dave’s suffering and heal his body completely with the blood of The Lamb, Jesus Christ. May many of those suffering with cancer and terminal illness, or long-suffering, come to know your Son, Jesus Christ, through Dave’s Testimony. May Your will be done. Dave is in Your hands, as we all are. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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If you accept Jesus as a result of Dave’s testimony; please let us know by commenting, so we can pray for you, and rejoice in having a new brother or sister in Christ!
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4/13 Dave’s Testimony: Coming Home… Chemo for Christ
4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer
4/21 Dave’s Testimony: Prayers Weave a Greater Web than Cancer… Chemo Time
4/25 Dave’s Testimony: Quilt of Valor… Covering Chemo with Prayers
5/5 Dave’s Testimony: God Gave Us Premature Miracle Twins 23 Years Ago… a poem
5/6 Dave’s Testimony: Hurricane Cancer Rages in the Eye of the Storm, Yet Blessings Rain Down
5/8 Dave’s Testimony: Mother’s Day… Mothers Who Love When Your Husband Has Cancer
5/16 Dave’s Testimony: Clouds, Cancer, Christ: God is in Control!
5/21 Dave’s Testimony: A Birthday of Shared Gifts… Best Days Since Chemo!
5/30 Dave’s Testimony: Memorial Day, Murph Challenge to Cancer… A Different Kind of War
6/3 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Chemo, Clots, Credit, and Chaotic Car Conversations
6/19 Dave’s Testimony: Dad has Cancer (Next Day is Chemo) Happy Father’s Day!!!
7/4 Dave’s Testimony: Chemo Rage Fireworks B4 Celebrating 4th of July!
7/19 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Covid, Camp, and a New Puppy! That’s How We Roll!
7/29 Dave’s Testimony: Sorrowful Cancer Scan Results and Strength Through Jesus Tee Shirts
8/17 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer Racer Crashes… Pit Stop Prayer Team Sets in Motion more NASCAR Laps to Go!
8/31 Dave’s Testimony: Covid, Cancer, Chemo, and a Dizzy Fall… Surviving with Great Love from Family and Friends
10/10 Dave’s Testimony: Terminal Cancer War… Our Soldier’s Personal Battle of Life or Death
11/6 Dave’s Testimony: Healing Service Offers Hopeful Miracles and Peace about Living with Terminal Cancer
11/9 Dave’s Testimony: Tumors Shrink as Our Faith in God Keeps Growing… Good News Cancer Scan!
12/25 Dave’s Testimony: God’s Servant, with Cancer, heals slowly in bed; while Visions of Miracles Dance in his Head …
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27 thoughts on “4/10 Dave’s Testimony: My Husband has Deadly Cancer… Palm Sunday Miracles”
Dave and Angela — Please know that we are holding you both up in prayer everyday. Also, we will be sending off a prayer request to your India brothers and sisters to be praying also. Love you both! Paul and Linda
Thank you so much, Paul and Linda! We’re so excited to have Indiaorating for Dave and our family! We have people around the U.S., and in Nigeria and Ireland, and U.K. All praying for Dave! Thank you for orating for us every day! We need it! Blessings and love, Angela ❤️🙏🏼💕
Prayers for complete healing for Dave. In Jesus name.
Thank you, Melody! We appreciate each and every prayer! Thank you for giving us this gift!! God bless you, in Jesus’ name! 🙏🏼💙
Melody, thank you so much! In Jesus’ name I agree for complete miraculous healing! Blessings! ❤️🙏🏼💙
Thank you for sharing in a world full of darkness and hopelessness you both are sharing the love, light and hope we as followers of Christ Jesus have for all of eternity and using this event to bring others who don’t know Christ into His kingdom.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 NLT
Cecil! I love this! Thank you! You’ve expressed exactly what Dave and I are trying to do! I’m so glad it’s being understood, and only God is the reason we are able to do this now, during trial and trauma. I love how you wrote down the Bible verse too. It’s also one from my post about Dave’s testimony! I read this entire comment to my husband. We both enjoyed it! Thank you! Blessings, in Jesus’ name! 💙💕❤️
Definitely adding Dave and you and your family Angela, to my prayers. Blessings!
Thank you, Bruce! I’m thankful to have such a good and godly man praying in my husband’s behalf! Thank you, my friend and fellow Christian blogger! Blessings, in Jesus’ name! ❤️🙏🏼💙
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David has my strongest wishes and hopes that God can heal him enough to have more years here on Earth.
I remember Dave in my elementary physical education classes( I was his teacher) in Mattawamkeag at the Dr. Carl Troutt school! What a handsome, nice boy he was. Prayers heading his way!
Dear Phyllis, Awww! That’s so wonderful! Dave’s teacher… he remembers you! Thank you for praying for a miracle healing and many more years in earth. We are so thankful for all the prayers coming in!
Blessings in Jesus’ name! ❤️🙏🏼💕💙
P-Man! Dave, you are amazing and courageous… from Korea to Today! You are inspiring. The Pelleman’s are in our hope and prayers. We love you!
Thank you, Stan! I know it means a lot to Dave that you reached out and are praying for him with Vanessa. It means a lot to me as well! Thank you for the positive feedback; it gives us joy to be able to inspire others through strength in Jesus! Blessings in Jesus’ name! ❤️🙏🏼💙
Oh dear! Angela, I had no idea you were going through such a severe trial. May the Lord keep you and your family strong. May Dave be healed and renewed by His almighty power and may the sickness not pass on to your progeny in Jesus’ name. I’ll be praying for you all. Stay strong, my sister! 😘 💕💖
Thank you, Edith! I knew you would be a prayer warrior for us! Thank you for your beautiful, powerful prayer for Dave’s healing and for our family. And now, just as I thought would happen, there are some beautiful people in Nigeria praying for Dave! Thank you for sharing Dave’s Testimony! I love you, Edith! Blessings to you and yours, in Jesus’ name! 💙🙏🏼❤️
Dave, I turned to my Bible to help me with the words of comfort and this was one I had handwritten a very long time ago, so I thought this is what God wanted me to pass on:
Isaiah 41:10, So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I continue to pray everyday for YOUR miracle as I know our loving God blesses us with. I am truly amazed at your faith and love of our God especially when you pray for his Will to be done!
I thank you for sharing Angela with me during my last couple of months, first Joe’s heart attack and surgery and then my Sister’s passing and funeral. I don’t need to tell you how awesome she is especially to have made time for me during all of this. I look forward to celebrations to come! Take care, my friend in Jesus, in God’s Holy Name….Amen. 🙏. (Dee)
My sweet Dee! Thank you! I’m so grateful my dear sister in Christ and best friend, who has always been there for me and my family! I love the verse; it’s so perfect! I’ll use it in my Dave’s Testimony Good Friday blog post. It’s one of my very favorite verses. We walk this journey together and though it’s painful and difficult, I’m so glad to have you by my side! Anything I’ve been able to do for you, I have always desired to do; it’s a privilege and gift to be at your side. You bring me comfort, joy, and peace through our Jesus-centered friendship. We are continuing to pray for you as you grieve Dori, your precious sister. And we rejoice with you that she has now found her eternal paradise in Heaven with Jesus! I love you Dee, and so does Dave, and of course our kids who grew up knowing you were always there! Forever friends; God bless you in Jesus’ name! ❤️🙏🏼💙
Strength through Jesus indeed! God works everything to His magnificent glory, and although situations like this may seem hopeless and impossible to some we, as followers of Christ, can rejoice with inexpressible joy knowing that we have a living hope and an indestructible, undeniable, unfading inheritance awaiting us because of the work that He did on the cross. He is using this situation, you, and your family to refine us and reshape us more into the image of His Son. Keep fighting. Prayers! 1 Peter 1:1-12
Matt, this is so beautifully written, and so very true! I’m believe all of this you’ve said. It doesn’t mean it’s easy,but it’s beauty from ashes. Thank you for the Bible verses; we are reading them! And thank you so much for praying for Dave and our family. Blessings, in Jesus’ name! ❤️🙏🏼💙
Amen to your prayer.
You have already touched my life with this write up.
God’s will be done in Dave life in Jesus name.
By His stripes Dave is healed
Uju! Thank you! This touched my heart! To hear that we have touched even one life with sharing Dave’s Testimony means so much to us! His suffering won’t be for nothing! Thank you for praying for God’s will to be done; along with praying for miraculous healing for Dave in Jesus’ name. Yes! By his stripes, Dave is healed! God bless you and your family, in Jesus’ name! ❤️🙏🏼💙
Praying for Dave’s comfort and healing as well as lifting your precious family in prayer.
Lori McKinley and family
Thank you, Lori! This is just the kind of prayer we need! God bless you and your family, in Jesus’ name! ❤️🙏🏼💙
Praying for my Brother in Christ, sending lots of Love to you all also, Richard Parker
Thank you Richard for your prayers. Thank you for taking time to let us know you’re praying for Dave, and for sending our love. Blessings! ❤️🙏🏼💙