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In God we believe, in God we trust
—何春艳的见证

我叫何春艳,是一名职业美发师。我从2018年7月从加州洛杉矶橙县搬到图森。在此之前,我只去过三次教堂,对主的认识都是很茫然的。来图森后,就有朋友向我介绍图森华人基督教会(TCCC)。教会张长老告诉我在2019年的复活节也就是4月22日有受洗仪式,我心里很渴慕,但又觉得自己并不像一个合格的可受洗的预备基督徒,所以很犹豫,可经过几番思考还是受洗了。并于2019年5月15日开始正式加入TCCC的大家庭。

我在2019年5月2日确诊恶性乳腺癌三期;6月3日正式开始化疗。10月16日完成最后一席的化疗,短短不到五个月做了16次的化疗。2019年11月20日再次进手术室,进行了右胸切除。由于刀口发炎,12月18号又做了一次手术。2020年也并没有给我松口气的机会。在2月12日到3月20日期间,我接受了30次的放疗,并于10月14日做了最后一个重建手术。从今年8月份开始要服用十年的化疗药,也就是抗癌药。从确诊乳腺癌,化疗,手术,放疗前前后后大约经历了一年七个月。在这期间一直由TCCC教会的牧师,长老,和兄弟姐妹们为我代祷。由于化疗的关系,导致了我的白血球不足,血小板不足,周边神经损伤;明显的症状就是手脚麻,关节痛,贫血,呕吐,骨骼痛,发烧。我的家人和朋友都非常为我的身体担忧。然而,我的心却因着兄弟姐妹的代祷而倍感平安。在大家看来这样严重的情况,最后也只吃了几次药,反应就好转并消失了。因着主的赐予的这颗平安的心,我在化疗期间,还参加了模特时装训练班,整整两个多月,周三化疗,周四模特训练,我竟一次都没有耽误过。认识我的人都说我一点也不像在化疗中的病人,好像这么严重的疾病也没有影响我正常的生活。我照样做简单的家务,食欲也没有减退,还胖了,这除了主的眷顾外,也多亏了妈妈在我生病期间的细心照料和陪伴,我很感激她。

当然,身在疾病中,肯定会有软弱,痛苦,无助的时候。每当这些负面的情绪袭来,我都会通过祷告,寻求主的面,恳求主怜悯我,医治我。每次祷告时,我都以罪人的身份,用儿女谦卑的姿态,信靠主得救的信心在祷告。我每天祷告,凡事感恩。慢慢地,祷告就变得和呼吸一样自然,每天和神的沟通好像开启了一条新生的路给我自己。我相信凡是愿意寻求神的旨意,怀一颗顺服的心,尊行神的旨意,神就会伸出他怜悯的手拖住我,引导我。而我,也确实因着我的信得到了主的怜悯和医治。神大能的手像是给了我一个防护网,守护着我,恩赐于我,使我没有惧怕,不孤独。神不仅藉着医生的手来医治我,还赐给我和家人平安的心。即使在全球大流行病肆虐的时期,保证我和家人在经济上和精神上也没有沉重的负担。神医治的救恩,赶走了我身上因为癌症带来的痛苦。我仰望主的带领,心怀平安地活在主的荣耀和恩典里。

我是在今年的4月才开始加入陈萍姐妹的查经学习组,每周的那三个小时共同读经,讨论,分享的时光变成了我开始每一周生活的期待。我学会了祷告,也学会了代祷。原来上帝一直在那里等待着我,他的爱一直都在,也永远不变。马太福音7章7到8节:“你们祈求,就给你们。寻找,就寻见。叩门,就给你们开门。因为凡祈求的,就得着。寻找的,就寻见。叩门的就给他开门。”兄弟姐妹们,打开你们的心吧,让神的怜悯,慈爱,救恩临到。

今年7月,女儿让我陪她画画,可是她半途而废不画了。我喜欢画,可是我不会画。于是,我一边祷告,一边自己在网上找材料。在没有任何绘画基础,没有指导老师的情况下,从在报纸上画到可以在画板上画出像样的画,用了三个月的时间。原以为疾病后,我的生活会失去很多乐趣和色彩。可神赐恩赐新技能于我,让我的生活又充实了起来。疾病关上了我生命里的一扇门,但上帝却为我开了一扇窗。感谢主!
同时上帝也改变了我的基因。从原来的直发通过化疗变成了卷发。我非常的喜欢,感谢主!
在2020年的年尾,我感觉最难的时候已经都过去了。靠着基督的宝血,得以洗去过往罪恶;因着主的大能,得以脱离凶恶。主啊,我信靠你,我渴慕你,我顺服你。也愿更多你失散在外的羊们,能早日听到福音,认罪悔改,得见光明. 生命只有一次,当上帝给我第二次生命,那么要活得更精彩,也希望我的故事,能够鼓励他人。奉主耶稣的名祷告,阿门。

 

 

 

 

In God we believe, in God we trust

 —-Witness of He Chunyan, aka Rosey

My name is He Chunyan, I am an entrepreneur and professional hairdresser.  I moved to Tucson from Orange County, California in July 2018. Before that, I had only been to church three times, I had no knowledge of the Lord.  After arriving in Tucson, a friend introduced me to the Tucson Chinese Christian Church (TCCC).  TCCC elder Zhang told me that there would be a baptism ceremony during celebration of Easter on April 22, 2019.  I was eager, but felt that I was not prepared and qualified to be a baptized Christian. I hesitated to be baptised, but a few Fan Sisi were baptized.  I officially joined the TCCC family on May 15, 2019.

On May 2, 2019 I was diagnosed with stage III malignant breast cancer. Chemotherapy was started on June 3.  The last chemotherapy was completed on October 16. My 16 chemotherapy sessions were done in less than five months.  On November 20, 2019, I entered the operating room again and underwent a right thoracic resection.  Due to inflammation of the incision, another operation was performed on December 18.  

The year 2020 has not given me a chance to relax and breathe.  From February 12th to March 20th, I received 30 radiotherapy sessions and performed the last reconstructive surgery on October 14, 2020. Starting from August this year, a decade of chemotherapy drugs, that is, anticancer drugs, have been prescribed and  will be taken.

It took about one year and seven months from the diagnosis of breast cancer to complete chemotherapy, surgeries, and radiotherapy.  During this period, the pastors, elders, and brothers and sisters of TCCC have been praying for me.  Their kindness and prayers have been a great blessing to me. A side effect of chemotherapy, is that I have insufficient white blood cells, insufficient platelets, and peripheral nerve damage. Troublesome symptoms include numbness of hands and feet, joint pain, anemia, vomiting, bone pain, and fever.  My family and friends have been very worried about my body.  However, my heart feels more peaceful because of the intercession of brothers and sisters.  

In the eyes of everyone, the adverse reactions decreased and  improved and disappeared towards the end of my drug therapy.  I credit the improvements to the peace of mind bestowed by the Lord and his followers. I also participated in a model fashion training class during chemotherapy. For more than two months, during chemotherapy on Wednesday and model training on Thursday, I did not miss a single time.  People who know me say that I am nothing like a normal patient undergoing chemotherapy, and it seems that such a serious illness has not affected my joy of life.  I still do simple housework, my appetite has not diminished, and I have even gained weight. In addition to the Lord’s blessing, I also thank my mother for the careful care and companionship during my illness. I am very grateful to her.

Of course, in illness, there will be times of weakness, pain, and helplessness.  Whenever these negative emotions strike, I pray, seek the face of the Lord, plead with the Lord to have mercy on me and heal me.  Every time I prayed, I prayed as a sinner, with the humble attitude of my children, trusting in the faith of the Lord to be saved.  I pray every day and I am grateful for everything bestowed on me.  Slowly, prayer became as natural as breathing, and daily communication with God seemed to open new paths for me.  I believe that anyone who is willing to seek God’s will, has an obedient heart, and respects God’s will, can find his compassionate hand to hold and guide them. 

I did receive mercy and healing from the Lord because of my faith.  God’s mighty hand seems to have given me a protective net, guarding me, and gifting me so that I am not afraid or alone.  God not only used the doctor’s hand to heal me, but also gave me and my family peace of mind. Even in a time when the global pandemic is raging, it is guaranteed that my family and I will not have a heavy burden financially and spiritually.  God’s healing salvation drove away the pain caused by cancer.  I look to the Lord for his leadership and live peacefully in the glory and grace of the Lord.

I only joined Chen Ping’s Bible study group in April of this year. Three hours a week to read the Bible together, followed by discussion. This support and shared time was something I started to look forward to every week.  I studied and I learned to pray.  It turns out that God has been there waiting for me, his love has always been there and will never change.  Matthew 7:7-8: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Brothers and sisters, open your hearts and God’s mercy, love, and salvation will come.

In July of this year, my daughter asked me to paint with her, but she stopped painting after a short time. I liked painting, but I couldn’t paint well. So, while praying, I searched for materials on the Internet. Without any drawing experience or instructor, it took three months from drawing on newspaper stock to being able to produce a decent drawing on the drawing board.  I thought that after illness, my life would lose a lot of fun and color.  But God gave me new skills and that has made my life fulfilling again.  Illness closed a door in my life, but God opened a window for me.  Thank you God!

At the same time, God also changed my genes.  From my original straight hair to curly hair through chemotherapy.  I like it very much, thank the Lord!

At the end of 2020, I feel that the hardest time has passed.  By the blood of Christ, we can wash away past sins; because of the power of the Lord, we can be free from evil.  Lord, I trust you, I long for you, and I obey you.  I also hope that more of your lost sheep can hear the gospel as soon as possible, confess their sins, repent, and see the light.

There is only one life. But I feel that God gave me a second life, one that I can live more wonderfully. I hope my story can inspire others. 

I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus, amen.