Zion's Glory Update
August 7 2015

The following is a Zion's Glory prayer update from Eddie and Jackie Santoro in Israel. We encourage you to forward it to whomever you think might be interested in the following information. It is sent out in conjunction with a monthly newsletter. If you are currently not receiving this information and would like to become a regular subscriber, please forward your name, email and address to us at esant@netvision.net.il

Dear Faithful Friend,

This is an unusual update. It's about me!

Over the past several months I have been feeling an increasing discomfort in my head. It has been marked by some pain and an increasing tendency to forget known words in English and Hebrew. Finally after a particularly difficult day this past Wednesday, we decided to go to the hospital and have some tests.

In short, I was admitted to the hospital and the chief neurological surgeon informed us that the tests showed a tumor located on the left side of my brain. His opinion was that it was very aggressive and needed to be removed at once. He also thought that it was probably cancerous although that would only be confirmed in a biopsy after the operation.

Jackie and I both felt that this was the right direction and so they send us home to rest for a few days. On Sunday morning I will be admitted to the hospital for preparation and the actual surgery will take place on Monday.

At this time we really need your prayers! Some specific areas of concentration are:

  1. That the operation would be successful. It is very complex and is supposed to take around five hours.

  2. The surgeon warned us that three minimal but primary dangers are infection, post operational bleeding and a temporary loss of speech and memory which in almost all cases returns to normal after a period. Please join us in praying against these things and for a complete success.

  3. Pray that the tests on the tumor cells will be negative regarding cancer.

  4. Pray for Jackie. Obviously this will be a very challenging and difficult time for her. Pray that God will give all the grace that she so desperately needs in the coming days.

  5. Please also pray for our son Evan, Iris and their 3 young children. We are wonderfully close to them and the coming days are very difficult for them as well.

Jackie will be sending you very brief updates to keep you informed on the unfolding progress and challenge before us.

In conclusion I want to praise God for His victory in our life. Once again we believe we will see the power of His love and resurrection manifest in the challenging days before us. We also have been greatly blessed by the huge and loving response of support from brothers and sisters throughout the world.

Thank you so much for being a part of His magnificent power that is being poured out on our behalf at this time.

We deeply appreciate your love and concern.

We send you our love from Zion,

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