Pastor Devon Needs Laser Spine Surgery
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:6–7)
Pastor Devon has been faithfully worshiping Jesus and reaching his people in Jamaica through home churches and outreach efforts. However, as is often custom to Christians, suffering is close at hand for him. The specific struggle Devon faces is a lumbar spine problem that is getting worse. Devon says,
Pray for my health. The issue is a lumbar spine problem and now it's so bad I am seeking a long term solution via laser spine surgery at the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida. It will cost US $26, 000 in total. The surgery itself costs $22,500. And the additional costs of airfare and other contingencies associated with staying in Tampa for the period of time will equal approximately $3,500.