I found out today that our dog Bonita has malignant mast cells that have spread through part of her body (I’m not sure if it’s actually cancer or not, because I immediately went into shock and couldn’t fully comprehend what the doctor was saying). The doctor said that without medicine, she would have 3 to 6 months to live, but the doctor prescribed medicine to hopefully eliminate the malignant mast cells. It takes a bit of time to start working, though, so we won’t know if it’s working until a few weeks have passed. Please pray for her to make a full recovery.
Bonita is an extremely healthy and energetic 13-year-old dog who has no symptoms of illness, has no signs of aging, and still acts just like a puppy. In other words, she has zero symptoms of anything being wrong with her - we actually found out about the mast cells as part of what we thought would be a fairly routine checkup. My family of four (including Bonita) is extremely tight-knit, and we cannot function without her, so it’s essential that she survive along with us until we all go up together in the rapture. Furthermore, I have a weak heart, a frail constitution, and a family history of heart problems, and I’ve come close to having heart attacks in the past after getting too stressed out. Just hearing Bonita’s diagnosis was enough to incapacitate me for the entire day - I finally got enough strength to get up and write this prayer request, but I’m still suffering from uncontrollable chills and full-body weakness and I feel very sick right now. Suffice to say, if Bonita dies, I’ll probably die of a heart attack, and my parents can’t function in life without me.
Fortunately, God has always watched over our family in the past and saved us in our times of need - which are many, because we’ve already experienced multiple certain-death experiences that God saved us from. (For instance, Dad fully recovered from a severe stroke that the doctor declared would leave him as a vegetable, Dad made it through a life-threatening surgery with no problems whatsoever, Mom has been saved from both reckless drivers and poisonous snakes, Bonita perfectly recovered from multiple surgeries, and the list goes on.)
Additionally, unless I’m just in denial, it looks like God has been hinting that Bonita is going to recover fully and be just fine - either that, or the rapture will happen before her condition worsens. First off, while getting ready this morning, when Mom was looking for a sermon on the radio, she happened across a normally-unavailable station that was talking about the Shunammite woman, whose son was saved from a seemingly certain death because she didn’t give up hope that God would come through for her. (Actually, a similar situation, where Mom heard something on a normally unavailable radio station, is what alerted me to the existence of Pastor Farag and this website! If not for God’s intervention, I wouldn’t even have an account here!) Additionally, after I recovered a bit, I opened my Bible to four random pages and took note of the first passage I noticed, and all four times, it was a passage talking about God’s deliverance of people from seemingly certain disaster (such as when the Israelites ran out of food in the wilderness). Furthermore, ever since I was able to get up, my eye has been drawn to papers and decorations that talk about trusting God when situations seem impossible. After praying and asking if these events were really God’s way of assuring me that things would turn out fine, I immediately noticed a piece of mail that said “YES” in huge letters. So, unless I’m mistaken, I think that God has been assuring us that things will turn out all right, just as before. (Also, our forsythia bush suddenly started blooming in the middle of the fall with the leaves still on it, even though forsythias normally only bloom in the springtime and then grow leaves AFTER the flowers have started falling off, which seems kind of ostentatiously miraculous because of how impossible it should be.)
So, anyway, please pray that Bonita makes a quick and perfect recovery, or that the rapture happens before anything bad happens. (Sorry if I rambled too much…)