Our Pastor Joe Lum has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The following info was written by a member of Living Hope Bible Church, Issaquah, WA for prayer:
Pastor Joe will be meeting with a team of doctors at Swedish Hospital, where they will discuss the next course of action (most likely, surgery very soon).
I had a tough time writing this email, as I've known Pastor Joe for over 20 years. I, as with many of you, have been blessed to have been able to work alongside him on several projects and for several years. He's been not only a great friend and brother, but also a first-rate pastor who truly love people and has a heart for the lost. I was very saddened to hear the news, but I know that God has a purpose for this.
I ask that you all please pray fervently for our pastor (every day). It is probable that he will undergo surgery very soon. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors, sure-handedness for the surgeons and that it would be God's will that Pastor Joe make a full recovery. Please pray that The Lord would provide strength and comfort to him and his family. Most of all, please pray the The Lord would be glorified through this time of trial. May Pastor Joe be able to use his circumstance to share the love of Christ and the hope we have in The Lord.
In His loving hands,
Living Hope Bible Church
"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have it's perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4