When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, Lori Ayala was first horrified.
Then she gathered her courage and faced it with faith. She did surgery and treatments — and she prayed and strengthened herself in her faith in the church. She didn’t waver, even when it recurred a year later.
“I wasn’t afraid because I knew God had healed me,” said the 51-year-old director of the Lighthouse Christian Preschool in Santa Monica. “I don’t know why God wanted me to go through this. It wasn’t an immediate victory.”
I remember coming back from Guatemala for a break from missionary work one year and talking with Lori. She was laughing about how wonderful it was to have cancer because everybody in the church cooked meals for her. Her attitude made a profound impression on me.
Today, Lori is a source of joy at the Lighthouse Christian Preschool. And she is a great testimony of how to not cow in fear before the C-word.
For the hundreds of people like her facing daunting disease and pain, the Lighthouse Church is staging a healing crusade at the John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday. It’s free. In past healing crusades, notable miracles have been performed. Why not give it a try?
Thanks for the post, it confirms some things the Holy Spirit is showing me 🙂
Amen to this! Awesome to hear and see.
Thanks for the words of encouragement! You too! Keep up the “rough riding!”
My heart’s smiling! Jesus is always good!
Thanks for being a friend now for over a year!
Definitely a pleasure! I will be in California during Christmas..hopefully I can visit Lighthouse!!
1220 20th St.
santa monica, CA 90404
is the address of the church!
Saved it!! Thank you 🙂
Keep eating pizza!
A wonderful upbeat story. May it bring hope – and realization – to many. It’s never about what happens to you, it’s about how you deal with it and what you learn from it that really counts.
Blessings to you!
good good good
What a great inspiring story, thank you!
Thank you for this. I love it when the credit for healing goes where it belongs – to God – and to faith in Him. Continued blessings to you, Lori and everyone who reads this.
Please take to this prayer meeting a prayer request for me. I have harmless PVC’s that make me fearful. I shouldn’t be fearful and millions of people have them. But, for some reason they bother me mentally. Please pray that I can be healed from them. God cares for the BIG and small, right?!?!!!
Dear Jesus, Hold Tahny in your arms and give her the reassurance that You are watching over her, that you are allowing her faith to grow through this trial. Help her to be fully confident in You. Amen
God bless her!
I was moved by this courageous and believing in the Lord’s work in her life kind of woman! She is a wonderful example of how miracles happen everyday!
I love stories like this. God is the God of miracles!