Four months ago, when Carman's mother, the 89-year-old "Momma Nancy," had a heart attack and the doctor's were not optimistic about her survival, he prayed and asked his fans from around the world to do the same. Three days later she was out of the hospital and living her life (albeit with less salt).
Yesterday, Carman once again asked for prayer - but this time it was for his own health. The 57-year-old singer has been diagnosed with Myeloma and the doctors have given him 3 - 4 years. Today he is going in for a bone biopsy to begin the treatment process. In true Carman fashion, he is not bemoaning his diagnosis. He is not closing his ministry doors while he fights for his life. No, this man flat says, "I will continue to minister and win souls until I can't do it any longer. My life has always been about ministry. I have a call of God to touch lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ and that's what I will do until the Lord calls me home." He asks that fans come see him when he's in their area and bring friends who don't know the Lord and he vows to stand and fight like the champion that he is, promising, "I will not leave this world quietly and I want the devil to know that he put cancer on absolutely the wrong Italian."
Please join me in praying for Carman.
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