Cancer is a Word not a Sentence.

Cancer is a word not a Sentence!
A Woman Healed of Cancer with Medical Documentation.
By The Rev. Nigel Mumford+

Date line: 17 July 2013: I have just got off the phone with Maria Holland.* (Name used with permission.) As soon as I heard her speak, I heard a vibrant woman with great joy and peace in her voice. Maria lives in South Dakota. I had heard the story of her cure through her sister Anne* but wanted to hear what happened from Maria’s perspective. Maria is a twenty two year USAF and US Army veteran with former PTSD issues. Two years ago she was diagnosed with anal cancer and related immediately with Farrah Fawcett. Maria had most of the area removed and was given a colostomy bag. January of this year the cancer metastasized through the blood to stage four cancer in an area of her bones, her liver and her lungs. The prognosis was not good. Maria was told by the medical profession that she would never be cured. She was also told that her liver was not responding to medication at all. Maria told me that she had written her obituary. She also told me she has a huge friends list on Facebook, with many people praying for her.

On Sunday 14th July 2013, I had the privilege of preaching and praying for people at Trinity, Episcopal church, Rensselearville, NY. People came up for an anointing and the laying on of hands. Anne presented by telling me her sister Maria needed prayer. We prayed for her and then I was prompted to anoint her hands to take that anointing to her sister not realizing that her sister lived in South Dakota! The next day Anne and her mother felt compelled to drive to South Dakota (a twenty five and half hour, 1,597 mile drive). Before they set off, Anne called her sister to see if they could come and see her but did not tell her the “real” reason they were coming. Maria was very specific in setting boundaries that she did not want her mother and sister to come for the bad news and to wait for her to die! She told them that she did not want them hanging around being morose. When they arrived they went straight upstairs and Anne laid her hands on her sister Maria. Anne told me later that she felt what she thought was an electric shock as she laid hands on her sister’s hot spots of the liver, lungs and bones, the sites that were riddled with stage four cancer. As her sister moved her hands over the areas of concern, Maria told me that she felt extreme heat from her sister’s hands, as well as comfort and a deep peace. The next morning Maria went for a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. After the scan, the technician turned her back on Maria and would not show her face. Technicians are not allowed to let the patients know what is going on. Maria told me that she knew… she knew the result. They had to wait until the afternoon for the report from the oncologist.The doctor started his report with, “I can see no biological or scientific reason… but I have good news for you. It’s gone, you are completely cancer free.” They were stunned, “You are a medical miracle.” He added. This was the first good news they had heard for two years. Anne, Maria and her husband give all the credit to God and all those who were praying for her. Evidence of the power of corporate prayer and corporate faith to move mountains of disease. Maria then told me she felt that she had been cured of PTSD from her military experience because of the cancer. She said she now has no fear at all as she walks totally with Jesus. Maria also said she found humor to be very important in the healing protocol, of which I was very aware as we spoke. She is a very funny woman blessed with a new joy and abundance of life. Thanks be to God. Let us not limit what God can do. This story includes all the ingredients, the full recipe of healing… to the full cure. What an amazing God we serve. Press on by faith dear souls…

*Names used with permission.
© Copyright, The Rev. Nigel Mumford+ July 2013


About Fr. Nigel

Fr. Mumford is a husband, priest, author (four books) and public speaker with a focus on the healing ministry of Jesus. He is a former Royal Marine Commando Drill Instructor. He was called to this ministry in 1990 and was ordained 2005. He is the president of By His Wounds Inc. A not for profit ministry helping war zone veterans heal with The Welcome Home Initiative. For more info please go to
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One Response to Cancer is a Word not a Sentence.

  1. What a tremendously heartening story! “IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO, WHAT HE’S DONE FOR OTHERS, HE’LL DO FOR YOU!!!!!” ( A hymn by this name, we can sing!)
    I am so happy to share this story with other friends in the healing ministry, some doubters and others sick with cancer. Thank you, Rev. Nigel.
    BSW, member OSL

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