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NEW SPEAKER – Recently we received this email from Debi Pryde.

“I am writing this email to all I am scheduled to speak for September through January.

“Our family made a decision yesterday to discontinue further chemotherapy for my husband, Tom, who has been diagnosed with lymphoma. He has eight inoperable tumors in the left hemisphere of his brain. The doctors estimate he has 2-6 months left to live.

Tom has been my greatest supporter with speaking as God opens opportunities. I will definitely continue with this ministry in the future for as long as I’m able to do so. Right now, however, I believe the Lord would have me focus my attention on ministering to my dear husband until the Lord takes him home. This means we need to seek God’s leading for a plan b for the fall meetings. If Tom should pass away before the scheduled meetings, I would be happy to come as planned, but because we have no way to know how things will unfold, it may be wise to cancel, reschedule or enlist someone to take my place. I do have a dear friend who is able to speak in my place if you should like a suggestion.

I will await to hear from each one of you and will trust whatever way the Lord directs.

You may be interested in catching up on events concerning Tom as they unfold here in California at

Thank you for your kind understanding in this matter. I know how hard it is to make last minute changes with a major event and don’t take that imposition lightly. I am praying for each of you as you seek to know the Lord’s will.”

Our replacement speaker is Julie Hixon. She is a very gifted Sunday School teacher at Ambassador Baptist Church. We believe you will appreciate her ministry.

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