From Tagaytay City, I drove to Makati Gospel Church to attend the prayer gathering for Dr. Andrew Liuson, current Board Chair of PCEC.
Two weeks ago, he was diagnosed to have liver cancer. This Sunday,together with his wife, they will go to Hong Kong to do final evaluation if he is suitable to receive liver transplant and if the donors will pass stringent evaluation.
He thanks God for the loving Philippine Church that is praying for him. Some 40 followers of Jesus from different backgrounds freely and unconditionally offered part of their liver. Though the liver can grow back in 2-3 months, it will still cause lots of pain, about 3 months of recuperation and possible lost of life and health.
At the prayer and testimony time at Makati Gospel Church, Dr Liuson shared the 10 lessons he learned on liver cancer, interspersed with worship via DVD songs. He entitled the prayer gathering Glimpses of Heaven:Homecoming, a Fare Well.
Following the prescription of James 5:17-18, he called the elders of the church to annoint him with oil and to pray for healing. He had declaration of confession of his sins, followed by the united prayer of pastors and the entire congregation of about 300 from different Churches and Christian Organizations.
As I annointed him with oil and prayed together with all the Pastors around, the peace of God filled my heart that God will extend his life as a testimony of His power, love, and grace, and for greater fruitfulness in the ministries that Bro. Andrew has given himself to.
Let us continue to pray for God's servant, Doc Andrew!
Bishop Ef Tendero
National Director of Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC)