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‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ (part 113)

I will still serve in silence

by Wanda Clay
Rev. Enoch Fuzz

Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, has been sidelined and silenced again by polyps on his vocal cords. Rev. Fuzz underwent surgery at Southern Hills Hospital in early August to remove two large polyps on his right vocal cords only to have one return this time on the left side.

Rev. Fuzz is the first to admit that he wasn’t cautious enough with the follow-up therapy that required voice restrictions like not talking too much. He also resisted the recommended amount of water intake. “Although there are some people who say that they love water, I despise the taste or the non-taste of water,” said Rev. Fuzz. He is now silently resting again. “But this time around I’m gonna just do what is ordered by my doctors.”

Fuzz stated another problem that has been recognized with this diagnosis of stage four lung cancer is that “blood clots are one of the side effects of lung cancer, thus requiring that I use blood thinner medication to prevent clots. Well wouldn’t you know that the thinning of the blood can cause polyps on the very fragile vocal cords? And water causes less risk to vocal cord vein ruptures.”

That brings us to today’s concern. “So after the surgery I must decline conversations and devour at least 64 ounces of water a day,” said Rev. Fuzz. “It appears I am prohibited from the pulpit at least through December. But you don’t need words to do good works. I’m gonna embrace the challenges of serving God and people in silence. One thing I have found is that God can hear my silence and answer my ‘amens.’ And He created TEXT messaging because He knew what my situation would be. What a mighty God I serve!”

Let this be a reminder to us all as we continue to learn how to serve in unique and amazing ways.  We are constantly learning how to recreate, regroup and renew by maneuvering through obstacles such as the COVID pandemic, illnesses, and an unstable government.

Through it all, we will continue to pray!

Rev. Fuzz is always in continuous prayer for you and this world. Check out Rev. Fuzz’s Facebook site as he gives praise through God’s word, songs and pictures. Thanks for reading and sharing ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ each week. May it be a blessing to you.

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