January 16, 2021

Michael Spencer Update…from Michael

A short update for all:

Thanks for all the love and continuing prayers. Am I wrong to ask for more, more and many more?

I have a cancer diagnosis. It’s complex, but has been quickly diagnosed once I was in the Markey cancer center. We know have a plan. Many weeks as some of you know, but that is my life for now.

God is meeting our needs in every was. Enjoy his love and upholding power. This is all working a mighty work in me.

It will be weeks + before I can think about regular work. I love chaplain Mike. You do the same and keep it together here at IM.

Needs now: Pray for healing of brain surgery and successful further work.

I am almost too dizzy to walk. Should improve slowly, but all that is unsure.

I need appetite. Mine is severely limited since T-giving. I have experienced some slight improvement. All food is hard. Meat and bread almost impossible. I am improving. Four cups of broth/soup today.

Denise is an angel, but this is very hard on her. Pray for Noel, Clay and spouses, all co-workers, OBI, the blog.

If you feel bad or are having signs, listen and go get evaluated

The book remains close to schedule. Pray that when time comes, it will be ready and will help us with resources and you with motivation.

Pray for me. My head is awkward. I use a walker. I sleep with many bad dreams. This is a time of dependence, faith and humility. There are millions who are living out this road. I’m just one. Thank God for all of you and God’s great blessings.


  1. Clay Womble says

    I have never written before…I just read and think. I was moved this morning. My youngest son has been at death’s door now five times. He has had well over 45 surgeries and he is only 8 years old. I wish I could post a picture of him. He is an absolute joy in our lives. His mind is unbelievable but his body does not always cooperate. But we have seen our God in such unbelievable ways. Sir, I would love to see my son healed but if He had never been sick my family would have never seen God work in the way He has in our lives. We have seen His glory and He has been glorified.

    Sir I will pray for you and for your complete healing. But you sir have the opportunity to allow God to shine through you in so many ways…I am praying that even in this time of rain that God will get all the glory! May God bless you in ways that you have never dreamed of!

  2. Prayers of healing and comfort for you, Michael. I have enjoyed your site, and your writing, very much over the last year or so. I pray God brings you and your family comfort, healing, and peace.

    A brother in Christ,

    Scott in CA

  3. textjunkie says

    Best wishes Michael!! And prayers for your rapid and complete healing–with much gratitude for all you do!

  4. Dear Michael,

    I’m sorry to hear this. Be assured that you will be in my prayers, and I will do my best to obtain more intercessory prayers for you, on my blog and at the Coming Home Network Forum. We’ll “storm heaven” for you!

    May God’s blessing and comforts be with you and your family at this difficult time.

    In Him,

    Dave Armstrong

  5. Michael,
    Praying for you.

  6. Michael,
    I’m sorry to hear that, you’re in my prayers.
    Mike T

  7. Prayers for you and your family monk.

  8. Michael,

    I have been reading your posts for over six years and have replied once. Forgive me for not being more encouraging to you over the years because you, my brother, have unknowingly been a source of great wisdom, guidance, and encouragement to me. May our God comfort you and your family; may He be your strength now and always.

    Scott G.

  9. Remembering you before Jesus Christ, Savior, Sanctifier, HEALER, and Coming King.

    The Alliance Guy in Alberta


  10. Christopher Lake says

    Michael, I will be praying for everyone for whom you requested prayers– most of all, you, your family, and the doctors involved in your healing process. I have learned mich from you, brother, and I continue to do so. Take care and rest in God’s love.

  11. I am praying for you Micheal!

  12. Cory Sampson says

    My prayers to you, Michael. God shall see you through.

  13. Will be praying for you and your family, Michael.

  14. It was never meant to be this way.

    Walk deeply here with the Lord and may He uphold your spirit in all things.

  15. Love you, Michael. Will continue to pray.

  16. I’ve started to reply to this post at least a dozen times over the last couple of days, and even this time, can’t think of anything deep or profound, or even that comforting to say, particularly that hasn’t already been said by all of your other supporters, so I just echo their thoughts, prayers, and good wishes.

    We are thinking of you and your family, Michael, and praying for you.

  17. Praying, brother.

  18. No words… only prayers and love. Lord, heal! Give strength and peace to Michael, Denise and the whole family. Amen.

  19. So sorry to hear this, Michael. I’m praying for you.

  20. I was devastated to learn of this. Prayers coming at you and your family from here in Western Europe. Keep us updated and keep the faith!

  21. My prayers are offered for your care, recovery and health Brother …In Christ….

  22. Churchmouse says

    Michael, I will be praying for you and your family. Stay strong in the Lord and seek His face and his grace. I hope for healing.


  23. Michael,

    I have learned so much form reading you over the years.
    You and your family are in my prayers.


  24. Michael, God has used you in my journey. I’m praying for you and your family.

  25. M. Hemmingson says

    I am sorry to hear of your troubles Michael. May the Lord be with you as you journey through the ‘belly of the beast’ that is our medical establishment. I had a round of cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2008 and I kept going to the 23 Psalm in my mind as all the work was done. May you have wonderful and companssionate care through it all. You are in the hands of some wonderful providers but the provider of note is always the Lord. Peace, love and grace to you and your family. You are in my humble prayers. Get well my brother.


  26. with you in prayer..
    zoila from Manila, Philippines

  27. Mohammed ANIMASHAUN says

    You’ll be just fine Mr. Spencer your in Gods hands now …my prayers are with you & your family

  28. Cynthia Jones says

    When I sent out an urgent prayer request to my Sunday School class a few days ago on your behalf, here is the response one of them gave me, “I hope God will glorify himself through a healing miracle and baffle a few non-Christian doctors, nurses and other hospital workers into Salvation..amen.”
    I could not have said it better myself. I have been praying for you daily. Many in my church are also praying for you.
    Your sermons, writings, and spoken wisdom have been the source of great hope and inspiration to me for nearly 18 years now. You have ministered to thousands. Now, it’s your turn to be ministered to. God Bless.

  29. Miss you Michael. My wife and I were saying how much we appreciated your heart for Christ and the gospel. Thanks for speaking into our lives. You’re in our prayers.

  30. Thank you for everything. Very useful

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