In the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we welcome speaker, author, and breast cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni to Connecting Faith.  We’ll hear a powerful testimony from a mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer just three days before Christmas.  Jo and Vivian will discuss the gut-wrenching details from her recent book Warrior in Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community, and the God Who Comforts.  Vivian’s story brings awareness and offers encouragement to women around the world in the fight against cancer.

Did you know that about 1 out of 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer?  Breast cancer is a very powerful and widespread disease that claims the lives of 40,000 women each year.  Vivian takes us on her journey through diagnosis, surgery chemo, hair loss and more.

“In a marathon race, runners will hit the point of hitting a wall…losing my hair was that for me”

Vivian shares biblical insights, through her personal testimony of being diagnosed with breast cancer during the middle of the holiday season.  Have you ever had the feeling that the world around you keeps on going and yours has stopped?  Even in the midst of life’s circumstances, Mabuni reminds us to remember truth and seek God’s presence.

We also hear about the ‘awesome threesome’, as Vivian explains, the courageous women that helped her throughout the overall exhaustion, the battle of breast cancer and hair loss concerns.   Her husband, Darrin, was also by her side during the most difficult of times and what was her personal ‘hitting the wall’ moment.

“My husband shaved his head bald every day that my head was bald”

Cancer patients, family, and friends will find perspective and hope through Vivian’s story.  She includes ways to encourage those who may be in the fight against cancer and provides reassurance that God is always present in the pain.

“Battling cancer was a testing, physically and emotionally, of fire and water,” says Vivian.  “God uses and allows fire and water in our lives to change and transform.”

Scripture references: Jeremiah 29:11, Hebrews 12:1, Psalm 66:12

Warrior in Pink

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