We are praying for Brother Layne Daniel, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church here in Wilson, NC. Layne is a good friend. His wife Sharon teaches K-5 at Wilson Christian Academy. Sharon is brother-in-law to another dear friend and one of our missionaries Michael Knight, pastor of Community Baptist Church in Clayton, NC. Below is an email I received from Mike.
Dear Family and Friends,
Please pray for my brother-in-law, Pastor Layne Daniel, who is a church planter in Wilson, NC about 30 minutes from us. Last Saturday while eating lunch at a fast food restaurant he had a seizure. After being taken to the local hospital the CT scan revealed some bleeding in his brain. He was transferred that evening to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. Following several tests and an MRI it was determined Layne had a mass in his brain that would require surgery. On Tuesday, March 20, Layne underwent surgery to remove a tumor a little larger than a silver dollar in the right frontal part of his brain. Yesterday the pathology report confirmed that Layne has a high-grade (aggressive, fast growing) brain tumor that is very serious. As soon as Layne recovers from the surgery (2 weeks to get his strength back), he will undergo radiation treatments and chemotherapy treatments 5 days a week for 5 consecutive weeks followed by six months of more chemotherapy!
Please pray from my brother-in-law, Layne, my sister, Sharon, there two children, Jason (16) and Krista (13). Jason and Krista are staying with us right now and are doing very well with the news. The family has already experienced a large dose of God’s grace! Also pray for the people at Harvest Baptist Church where Layne pastors.
James 5:16-18 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
Please pray that God would miraculously heal Layne. The energetic, passionate, prayers of godly people can accomplish much! During this time of great trial, we are depending upon the prayers of God’s people. Please put Layne, Sharon, Jason, and Krista on your daily prayer list. I will try to keep you informed on his progress. Thank you in advance for your ministry to our family through prayer. Have a wonderful day!
With heaviness of heart,
Pastor Mike Knight