We've known for a couple of weeks that one of our favorite preachers, Dr. Ron Gearis of Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, has been diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Gearis is one of those men of God that you learn to love because of what he is, not just because he's a well-known preacher who comes to your church every couple of years. Bro. Gearis is a humble man outside the pulpit, but when he gets up to preach, he just preaches the Word with boldness. When he's talking to you personally, it's like you're the most important person in the world. Such a gracious man! Truly a prince among preachers, in my opinion.
I read on a message board the a couple of weeks ago that Bro. Gearis had cancer. They were going to run tests to see the extent of the cancer, but I hadn't heard any more. I mentioned it to my pastor's wife, and our pastor called Mrs. Gearis today. She told him that the news is not good at all. The cancer has spread through his entire body, and the doctors are not giving him long to live. Please pray for him and his family during this time. Our family loves Bro. and Mrs. Gearis, and we will surely be praying for him and his wife.