David Burge is friend of mine in Auckland. I first met him in person in 1999 when Ruth and I moved up there as I began my studies in divinity at the Bible College of New Zealand (now Laidlaw College). I met him through the Conditional Immortality Association of New Zealand. He’s the Pastor at Takanini Church of Christ, and he and his wife have eight children.
In mid November we got an email telling us:
This last weekend David experienced sudden blurred vision. On Monday he was referred to the emergency eye clinic, then on to Middlemore, then Auckland hospital and after many tests, the doctors have found the cause: Dave has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He has started chemotherapy.
I’ve been following David’s prgress at his blog. It’s incredible to see the positivity that he exudes in spite of his circumstances, and there is absolutely no doubt that knowing and trusting Christ is making all the difference in the world. If you’re so inclined, please join me in praying for Dave and his family. Thanks. 🙂