Christian author Priscilla Shirer admitted for surgery on left lung
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Priscilla Shirer, Christian speaker and leader of "Going Beyond Ministries", announced Jan. 10 that she would be undergoing surgery to remove a lobe in her left lung Jan. 13.
As one of LifeWay Christian Resources' best-selling authors, Shirer has garnered a large following in women's ministry fields.
Shirer published a statement about the surgery on her Facebook page:
"Hey there Family,
On Tuesday, the women in my home church surrounded me in prayer regarding an upcoming surgery that I have scheduled. Since then, news of this procedure began to spread on the inter webs by concerned individuals so I wanted to take a moment to address it personally.
Three years ago, my doctors discovered a small nodule in my left lung. Several pulmonary specialists and I have watched it meticulously since then. This past summer, it was clear that something surgical needed to be done as the nodule had begun to grow and show signs of dangerous irregularities.
As you know, the past few months has been filled with alot of difficulty for my entire family. For those reasons, the surgery was delayed but I cannot put it off any longer without jeopardizing my own health. So this Monday, 1/13/20, surgeons will be removing an entire lobe of my left lung. Thank you for praying for me and for our entire family. We refuse to cave to fear, anxiety or a decrease in faith -- because, well. ... ain't nobody got time for that!
Through it all, we still believe God. We are trusting Him for a favorable outcome and that I will return to full health personally and full function in ministry.
I'm incredibly grateful to you for lifting me, Jerry, our sons ... and my entire family up to our Father. We are tired but we are holding steady.