Megachurch Pastor Tony Evans is asking people to pray for his wife after doctors informed them that they are facing another battle with cancer.
“Friends, please pray for my wife, Lois. Lois has been a cancer-free patient under care for a while. However, her last routine scan revealed that her rare gallbladder cancer has returned,” Evans wrote in a statement he shared on social media and in an email.
The Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship senior pastor requested that people pray for “God to intervene” as the family continues to search for an effective treatment that can rid this cancer once and for all.
“We are going to trust God in the dark for a solution, and we are asking you to fervently pray to that end,” he continued.
The family is still grieving the unexpected loss of Evans' sister, Beverly Johnson, in January, along with his niece, Wynter Pitts, last year, and his brother just six months before that. The pastor’s famous children, Priscilla and Anthony, also shared their father’s message of prayer on behalf of their mother.
“I’m sure this news about Lois is shocking. It is shocking to us too. In recent days, we have had quite a bit on us as a family as you know. My faith is being tested in a way I’ve never experienced … but I trust God. I choose to believe — our whole family is choosing to believe that, even now, He knows what He is doing,” Anthony revealed in his statement.
He went on to declare that they, as a family, will cling to the joy of the Lord as their strength and will not lose hope for Lois’ healing. The well-known preacher explained that they have no further information on her prognosis but will keep everyone informed.
“I’m sure you have questions. This news is fresh and we don’t have many answers to give. We will keep you updated as we can. But as you wait — while we wait — we are asking for your prayers,” Evans concluded.
To stay up to date on Lois' progress and the Evans' family, you can follow her on Instagram.