Urgent Prayers Needed (Updated)

When it seems as though all hope is lost, there is no more powerful tool to utilize than prayer. I have seen firsthand the result of a multitude of prayers. Our church that we attend now is the most praying church I have ever been a part of. I’ve never seen a congregation weep and pray over other members like this church does, and I’ve never seen more miracles than in our short time with this church.

Now I’m coming to my church family and my internet friends and family. One of my very dear friends came to me last night with a heavy heart. Her 4 year old nephew, Matthew Schulz, was diagnosed with kidney cancer on Monday. Yesterday, they staged it at a 3 with lymphnode involvement. The tumor has ruptured and it is a miracle he didn’t bleed to death.

This morning, (12/23), at 9 am (pacific time), they are doing surgery to remove the tumor, the kidney, the lymphnodes, and anything else.

He will have to undergo extensive radiation and chemo afterward. My friend, Lisa, is calling in all of her prayer warrior buddies on this one, and I know that many of my blog readers also believe in the power of prayer and will lift up a few words for this dear little boy.

I am praying for divine healing, for peace for the family, for the doctors to be alert and do their best work. Praying for a miracle.

Thank you so much for your prayers for this sweet little boy. Our God is an Awesome God. He can do great and mighty things. We just need to ask.

Update – 12/23 @ 10:15pm

Earlier this evening, I received the following message from my friend Lisa:

We have had an answer to prayer!!!  My nephew had the surgery and when they got in there, they realized that the tumor had NOT ruptured and the cancer had not spread throughout his abdomen.
They removed the tumor and the kidney.  They think he may be Stage 2 rather than Stage 3 which is wonderful news.
He is in the PICU, still on a vent, but hanging in there. He’s a little trooper!
Thank you SO much for your prayers.  I know that God’s hand was on him during the surgery and believe He will continue to watch over Matthew’s recovery.  We are praying for that now as he has a long road to recovery.
Praise the Lord! God is so good, and I know He is holding this little boy tightly in His arms. Please continue to pray for this family. Thank you to those of you who have tweeted, commented, or stopped by and said a word of prayer for this little guy. I know it means the world to the family.
Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Matthew and his family are in my thoughts and prayers {HUGS}

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    Courtney Fisk says:

    we are sending up prayers.

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    Matthew and his family will definitely be in my prayers. As a cancer survivor (also Stage 3), I know that all things are possible through prayer and positive thoughts.

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    Matthew and his family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

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    kathy pease says:

    will be praying for matthew and his family

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    Praying super hard for this precious boy.

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    Hey there my name is Jeff I was just diagnosed just yesterday with kidney stones and terminal kidney cancer! I'm 38 years old! I'm scheduled for surgery on Thursday Dec.31st! They found other areas that they are going to look into! I'll will be praying for you and your family! This is really devastating! But God is in control of everything! So if you can please remember this old man in your prayers! My name is Jeff from Troy,Ohio I have two boys 15 and 9 they both know whats wrong with their daddy! I will not have no income coming in to pay my bills because I will be off from work they don't offer disability where I work at! So when I know that there is a God who cares for me and loves me sometimes you wonder why we have to go through life in situations that are totally life changing! But only to learn something from it and grow closer to Him!

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    Natalie A. says:

    Prayers sent to Matthew!!

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    hector maria sanchez says:

    please pray and ask that i can know what to say to my psychologist today (october 4th ) about my life in the appointment i have with her in an hour and a half, right now its 12:25 pm east time ,( venezuela time ) my name is hector sanchez and write you from valencia city , venezuela.

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