Popular US pastor Tim Keller has shared an update on his health after announcing his pancreatic cancer diagnosis back in June. Keller, a best-selling author and former leader of Redeemer Church in New York City, said he had recently completed his sixth round of chemotherapy for the disease, noting that the treatment has been effective so far.
"Kathy & I want to thank you for your many expressions of support, and for your faithfulness in praying for us," he tweeted. "We have been acutely aware of those prayers, and God has heard them."
Keller went on to reveal that he had recently met with his oncologist "to go over the scans taken on Monday to assess the effectiveness of the chemotherapy".
"The report is very encouraging," he added. "There has been shrinkage of the tumors and so we are continuing the chemo in order to diminish the cancer further."
Keller added that the situation had led him and his wife "to seek God’s face as we never before".
"He is giving us more of his sensed presence, more freedom from our besetting sins, more dependence on his Word - things that we had sought for years, but only under these circumstances are we finding them," the pastor noted. "We humbly beg that you all continue your prayers for the effectiveness of the treatment and minimal side effects to accompany it. Your prayers and concern mean more than we can express. Thanks so much!"