Please pray for Sheilah Pridemore

Southern Baptist missionary Sheilah Pridemore, from Wichita, Kan., is recovering from her third surgery for breast cancer.

The surgery took place on Monday, Feb. 23, in Houston, and went very well, her husband, Nolen, reports. Her recovery is expected to take three weeks.

Before the surgery, Sheilah sent this e-mail update:

“I came through two surgeries last year and four chemo treatments, which were concluded in January with minimal difficulty. I praise the Lord for that and thank you for your prayers.

“As soon as I am well enough we will return to Brazil, hopefully at the beginning of April. We will return to Brazil to say our good-byes and prepare to move to Europe, most likely to Spain. Details are still being worked out.

“We are very excited about this new ministry! We are following the Lord into a new challenge of targeting South Americans who have migrated to Europe and other areas of the world. Please pray for us as we research, build a team and plan strategy for effectively reaching these people.

“Also please pray for us as we learn Spanish. We need to be fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese as a start.”

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