Prevention is better than cure

Out of fear of how the appointment would go she ignored several letters, even though she would always hear at the Universal Church about using her faith intelligently, that is using her faith but not neglecting the doctor’s instructions. Unfortunately, many times Davina’s fear spoke louder than her intelligence. Until one day, at the third or fourth letter, she decided to finally book an appointment.

 

She explains: “I didn’t want to take any chances so I went. It’s a good thing I did because the results revealed that I had abnormal cells which could develop into cancer. It was frightening to hear and I did feel a bit discouraged, but I had to be wise. I was booked for all the appointments, biopsies and exams.

 

Though I felt afraid, my faith gave me the courage to face this head on. However, remembering the teachings I had received in the church meetings, I knew that I had no other choice but to keep on using my faith to attend all my appointments.

 

This period pushed me to the limit both physically and mentally. What helped me keep it together was prayer, I made sure to tell God all my fears and anxieties and always felt better afterwards. It wasn’t an easy process as negative thoughts would bombard my mind during and after the appointments, especially since my father passed away from cancer. I could be next, he hadn’t gone to the doctors until his symptoms were really bad and by then, it was too late, the cancer had already spread. This was always playing on my mind. However, thank God, I finally went the time that I did, because it was not too late. God gave me the courage and helped me to focus on all His promises of health mentioned in the Bible. Using the water, which had been blessed at the church, also gave me the confidence that everything would be okay. At first, I didn’t want to have surgery, but I decided to do it.

 

The surgery went great and I am grateful both to the doctors, for their care, and to God, who gave me the strength to overcome that difficult period. Today I no longer have abnormal cells and I believe that my faith kept me going during one of the hardest moments of my life. My advice to everyone reading this is: don’t ignore the letters. Prevention is better than cure.”

 

Davina Nunez

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