Author and preacher Voddie Baucham, who is serving as the Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Zambia, asked for prayers on Feb. 12, announcing he’s battling “full-blown heart failure.”
The former leader of Grace Family Baptist Church in Texas posted the message on Facebook over the weekend.
“Brethren, if you have ever considered supporting us in prayer, please do so now. We are walking through the darkest valley we have ever faced. Not only have we experienced a great deal of loss in recent weeks, but we are also facing a family health crisis.”
Baucham first noticed the symptoms at the end of December when his wife Bridget returned to Dallas to bury her mother.
“I experienced fatigue, and shortness of breath, among other things. However, I chalked it up to traveling with heavy bags and restrictive masks (not the trifecta of heart defect, last February’s mysterious ‘pneumonia,’ and untreated sleep apnea).”
He added to pray for provisions as there is no insurance as he travels back to the US for treatment.
According to FaithWire, Tom Ascol, the senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Fla., set up a GoFundMe account for Baucham and raised $850,000 as of this report.
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–CNJ staff reports