Dr. Rich Holdeman, pastor of the Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church, contributor here at _Gentle Reformation, _and a dearly loved brother, just announced recently he has been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Though we want to respect the family's privacy, we want to acknowledge our concern here for Rich and his wife Amy and their four daughters as well as seeking the prayers of the saints on their behalf.
Though this illness is a very serious one, may we pray that God would raise this faithful servant up from it like he did Epaphroditus (Philippians 2:25-30). To paraphrase Paul, may God have mercy on him, and not on him only but also on us, so that we would not have sorrow upon sorrow.
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