Larry Orme, executive pastor at Penn Valley Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Telford, Pa., has been battling pancreatic cancer since March 2016.
“This diagnosis has been met with the faith and knowledge that God is in control of our lives,” he and his wife, Judy, wrote on their CaringBridge site not long after that. “The verse that came to Larry’s mind after speaking with the doctor was Deut. 31:8 “The Lord Himself will go before you and be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” It is in the spirit of this truth that we face a difficult diagnosis and challenging treatment plan. We covet your prayers. The support of friends and family has been overwhelming at times and always encouraging. We recognize we are not on this journey alone and for that we praise and give Glory to God,”
Yesterday’s update noted a setback. “Life is uncertain and sometimes takes turns you don’t expect. … Larry was hospitalized last Tuesday with gastrointestinal bleeding. It has taken several tests and days to figure out the source and he has had many blood transfusions. Scary and uncertain times to say the least. Tomorrow he will have an interventional radiology procedure to stop the source of bleeding. It is a complicated and risky case and is indirectly related to the cancer. We know God is in control and is orchestrating all these events. Please pray with us for the doctors skilled hands to work to alleviate the problem.
Click here to view the Orme’s CaringBridge site and receive regular updates.