I am here today because God kept me

God has been good to me

I have been going to church all my life and got baptised at the age of 16. My journey has not been an easy one.

Bev Francis

I remember when I was 20 years old and going with my mum to see a specialist doctor in Harley street and was given the devastating news that I had fibroids and endometriosis. The doctor told my mum that I would have to have my womb taken out. My mum wasn’t having any of it; she was a prayer warrior and she helped me build my faith and trust in God.

We prayed and prayed then God answered my prayers.

When I underwent the operation the doctor only removed the fibroids and my womb was saved.

After the operation I was told I still wouldn’t be able to have children. But despite the prognosis and years of trying, I still had children. I prayed for two and God blessed me with two, first a girl and then a boy.

During this journey I had two miscarriages. My daughter was a twin however I lost one baby and Brianna held on. Between my first born Brianna and my son Sam there is a 7 year gap and during this time I had lost another baby.

When Sam was born, he spent the first three months in hospital with all sorts of complications but to God be the glory my children are here because of prayer and I put my full trust in God.

In 2011 I lost my husband George to cancer and suddenly I was left raising my two children on my own. The same year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt a lump one day however didn’t think too much of it, but I went to the doctors to get it checked out just to be on the safe side. My doctor then referred me to the hospital for a scan and it was at this time that the mammogram showed I had two lumps in one of my breasts. Following the operation, I then had to have chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Early in 2019 I went to see the same doctor that diagnosed me in 2011. He told me that I have the all clear and that all my scans and tests have come back all fine and he no longer needs to see me. It was a very overwhelming feeling.

I am here today because God kept me and with the prayer of friends and family, I will continue praying and putting my trust in God always.

Beverley Francis (UK)

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