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O/T Email story about Heman Cain.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    Blackshear, Georgia
    I got this in an email titled, "About Herman Cain." I did try to check it on snopes. Jackie B.

    Info About Herman Cain.

    Whether or not you have decided to vote for Herman, you might find this interesting. He has such a way with words, even a sense of humor, which is refreshing. I think he believes that if God chooses to allow him to become president, he will have the best adviser any of us could have, if we would just listen to HIM. If not interested, just delete.

    Herman Cain: I'm a Baptist preacher. A lot of people don't know
    that. My parents joined Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta in the
    mid 40s when they moved to Atlanta when I was 2 years old. That was the
    church I grew up in. That was the church I joined at 10 years of age.
    I've been in the church all my life. When I moved around in my corporate
    career, I always stayed involved in the church. So my faith is a big
    part of who I am and at my church now, which is the same one I grew up
    in; I'm one of the Associate Ministers there because I was called to the

    Sometimes when people are called to the ministry they think that
    God wants them to give up something else. But God has done some
    magnificent things with my life, especially what he has done in terms of
    my health. Let me share this with you real quick.

    In 2006, I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I had cancer in my
    colon and cancer in my liver. I had to go through chemotherapy. The
    surgery required removal of 30 percent of my colon and 70 percent of my
    liver. And then I had to go through some more chemotherapy. That was
    nearly five years ago, and I only had a 30 percent chance of survival.
    God said 'Herman, not yet'.

    My question was, 'Lord, why are you keeping me here?' Now let me
    tell you why I know God kept me here. Let me give you why I know God
    kept me here to do something that I never envisioned. When I started
    thinking about running for president, I thought about Noah. Noah didn't
    know how to build an ark. I started to think about Moses. Moses resisted
    going back leading the children out of Egypt. The Bible is full of
    people. Joshua didn't want to lead the children into the Promised Land.
    God spoke to Moses and encouraged Moses, 'you must talk to Joshua'; and
    he did and that gave him the strength. When I was first detected that I
    had stage 4 cancer, I had to go and get a second opinion.

    The doctor that was recommended was a doctor in Savannah,
    Georgia, three hours away from Atlanta. I resisted. I said, 'why do I
    need to go all the way to Savannah and I live here in Atlanta with all
    these hospitals and doctors here. I know I have cancer. I know what we
    need to get done. Let's get on with the program.' You know that business
    mentality. And so the friend of mine said, 'I think you want to go see
    this doctor. His name is Dr. Lord.' I said, 'What? L-O-R-D?' Yes. He was
    a colon cancer specialist. Dr. Lord gave me my second opinion. When I
    went to MD Anderson Cancer Center and I had to go through orientation
    with my wife in terms of how to navigate through this big medical
    facility, we went into the orientation office and the lady that was
    supposed to give us our orientation, she was busy with some other new
    patients. So the lady at the counter said to keep you and Mrs. Cain from
    waiting, I will give you your orientation so you won't have to wait. I
    said, 'Well thank you. How nice I didn't know they had good customer
    service at a big medical facility but they do.' So we go into the
    conference room and she put all the materials down that we were supposed
    to go through. And she started to tell us about what we needed to do,
    how I could get my blood work done the night before. I said, 'wait a
    minute. You've been so nice. What is your name?' She said 'Grace'. I
    said, 'Do you spell it the same way as you spell it in Amazing Grace?'
    She said, 'yes.' A lady named Grace. My wife and I looked at each other
    and I said, 'thank You, Lord.' He's with me on this journey. I'm not
    done yet.

    I was randomly assigned an oncologist and a surgeon. The
    surgeon's name is Dr. Abdullah. He's from Lebanon. That made me a little
    nervous initially but only to find out that he's a Christian. He's a
    Christian and when I went in to see Dr. Abdullah. he was explaining to
    me how he was going to remove a part of my colon and a part of my liver
    in one operation. I'm going, 'Doc you must be a miracle worker. How are
    you going to do that'? The colon is on the left. The liver is on the
    right. How are you going to do that with one incision?' He said, I do it
    all the time. I'm going to start in your sternum and I'm going to make
    an incision in the shape of a "J". As in J-E-S-U-S? He said yes. A Jesus
    cut. I said, 'thank You, Lord.'

    God said 'not yet' and He gave me these signs along the way that
    let me know that He was with me. And I firmly believe that God kept me
    for a reason much bigger than I ever would have dreamed or imagined.
    Whether that is ultimately to become the President of the United States
    or not, I don't know. I just know at this point I am following God's
    plan. You get two plans in life: yours and God's. Now mine was to become
    a successful businessman and I was able to do that. And I believe that
    God allowed me to become a successful businessman because He had
    something else in mind beyond that successful business career. That's
    the reason I'm here today and the reason I believe that I'm going to be
    successful from this point forward. There was a song that a songwriter
    wrote who was a good friend of mine when he was alive; he wrote a song
    called 'God is on my side'. I'll never forget it.

    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

  2. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Good story, thanks for posting it. Jeff
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