Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Prayers for Matt Chandler
This post is a call to prayer. Matt Chandler is a 35-year old pastor in Dallas, Texas (The Village Church). I have seen him speak a few times at Catalyst conferences and I regularly listen to his podcasts. He is a very gifted speaker and a faithful follower of God who both challenges and inspires me. He is married and he and his wife have 3 young children.
On Thanksgiving, Matt had a seizure and was taken to the hospital where they discovered a tumor in the frontal lobe of his brain. Two weeks ago, they did surgery to remove what they could and also biopsy the tumor. The family got the pathology report yesterday. The tumor is malignant and they were not able to remove all of it with the surgery.
Please pray for Matt, his family and their church. Even in the midst of this huge challenge, their faith is strong and they continue to be an example of what it looks like to live with complete hope in Jesus Christ. The video of Matt below was put together before his surgery and what he has to say will blow you away.
Video from Matt