The founder of International Apologetics Ministry Ravi Zacharias has been diagnosed of a dire prognosis after battling with an aggressive and rare form of cancer in his spine.
His daughter, the CEO of Ravi Zacharias international Ministry (RZIM) Sarah David gave an update on his state of health that a malignant tumor called sarcoma was discovered in March.
Davis in a letter to the RZIM staff expressed her sincere gratitude for the faithful prayers and support for her dad and the family while he had back surgery and treatment for cancer.
She further explained in the letter that while the tumor in her dad’s sacrum has been responding to the chemotherapy, the area where the cancer metastasized has actually worsened. “His oncologist informed us that this cancer is very rare in its aggression and that no options for further treatment remain. Medically speaking, they have done all they are able,” she said.
After Zacharias latest medical visit to Houston, the family returned back to Atlanta . Making reference to his medical treatments, Davis said the family will cherish the little time left with this great leader of the Christian faith and that the family is anxious to spend time together with him.
The 73 year old Zacharias who has been a prolific author, debater and academic throughout his life founded the international apologetics ministry,RZIM in 1984 having known for decades his eloquent answers to life’s biggest questions.
Davis also wrote that they were grateful to God for His goodness and His love that have been evidenced in many ways and also grateful for the care of the medical teams at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the friendship and love served and cared so faithfully in many generous and unexpected ways.
“We know that God has purposed and numbered each of our days, and only He knows how many more Ravi will experience on this earth. One day, likely sooner than later, we will be serving without our beloved founder, though I know his love and legacy will convict and inspire us to service of his Lord even greater than we have seen before. While we are full of so many emotions, we are also at peace, resting in the truth that God knows all and sees all and is sovereign and good. I think of the great joy my dad will have and I am comforted.” She added.
She concluded with “Thank you for taking this journey with us, and as always, for your faithful prayers. With much love and on behalf of Ravi, Margie, Naomi, and Nathan – Sarah Davis, CEO of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.”
Evangelist Franklin Graham on his Facebook page showed his support by asking the public to join him in praying for Ravi Zacharias and his family as they have received difficult news about his cancer? …His life has impacted many around the world, and we lift him up in prayer.”