A Prayer Request for Jared Thompson


Yesterday we received a call from our daughter in Florida, Rachél Thompson, regarding her husband, Jared. He  was just diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma.

Jared recently had a tonsillectomy.  They both, as well as the doctor, had a feeling there was more to this than a normal surgery. A biopsy was performed from the tonsils and they received the results yesterday. 

Rachél and Jared are upbeat and positive.  There is no evidence of the Lymphoma spreading anywhere else in the body.  But he will soon begin both radiation and chemotherapy treatments.  We are confident in a good outcome.

While this news is disconcerting, there is much to feel good about.  The Lymphoma was discovered in the very early stages. Jared will be treated at one the finest cancer hospitals in the nation, The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.   He is young and in good health.

But there is more.  Rachél and Jared are good people.  God’s people.  People of faith.  People of prayer.  And they have a community of Christians in the Tampa area that will be praying for them.  Encouraging them.  Blessing them.

So I have a personal request for the readers of ThePreachersWord around the world.  Please lift up Jared in your prayers before the Father’s throne.  The Bible teaches us to pray when we are sick (Jas 5:13-15).  Indeed “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”

We often say “there is power in prayer.”  Actually the power is in the Almighty God we serve.  Prayer is the conduit to His throne of grace and mercy.  We believe  HE is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we think or ask” (Eph 3:20).

April 25th will mark Jared and Rachél’s second wedding anniversary.  Aside from the obvious prejudice of a doting father, they are a wonderful couple, perfect for each other.  We pray they will enjoy many years and a long life together.  We pray God’s richest blessings on them.  And we pray for Jared to have a complete, total and cancer-free recovery.

Thank you for reading this very personal post.  And thank you for your prayers.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman


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36 responses to “A Prayer Request for Jared Thompson

  1. Ruthie Rothe (Seffner, FL congregation)

    I will be praying for both of these fine young people!

  2. Melanie Shear Hancock

    Will be praying for Jared, Rachel and the whole family. Love and hugs!!!

  3. Camille Corley

    I will be praying for Jared and Rachel and all the Weliever family!

  4. Terri Perconti

    Brian and I will be praying for Jared’s full recovery, for strength during this trial for all the family, and a long, happy, healthy life together for both of them. We love you all.

  5. Jarred Butler

    From one Jarred to another Jared, praying for full recovery!

  6. Brenda Mero

    Praying for total healing and strength as they walk through this journey.

  7. Kathleen and I will keep Jared in our prayers along with his dear wife. May God’s care and healing hands be with them.

  8. Aleta

    Will pray for them on this journey and for a full recovery ahead. They have a great support system in place.

  9. Jeanne Sullivan

    Billl and I will be praying for Jared’s full recovery. May he and Rache’l grow ever closer to our Lord and one another throughout this time. We will let the N Blvd. brethren know so they also can be holding Jared before the Lord in prayer.

  10. julie davidson

    consider it done! may God lay his healing hand on your son-in-law, Jared! 🙂 in His love, Julie

  11. tommythornhill

    Ken and Norma, We will be praying for them as well as you two. God is a great God as you know. When prayers go up, blessings come down. God bless.

  12. Sharon Wimberly

    We’ve traveled the road at Moffitt Cancer Center for almost eleven years with a cancer that is rarely beat. We have been blessed beyond our expectations. We know that the prayers of the righteous have comforted us when there didn’t seem like there was hope and those petitions to our Father were heard and answered. We will send our prayers on Jared’s behalf.

  13. Susan Churchwell

    Keeping them in my prayers.

  14. Shannon Key

    What a blessing to have both prayer and the family of God for support. How difficult it would be to cope without them. May God bless all of you.

  15. Billie

    Will definately keep them in my prayers. I was fortunate to become friends with Rachel while we were in Tampa together and enjoyed getting to know her better. We miss seeing her now that we are in OK, but have thought of her often. I pray that she and her new husband Jared will have a long life together after this trial of health issues. Wish I was closer and could help, but will think of them often and send my love.

  16. womanonapilgrimage

    Dealing with cancer can be a scary experience. Praying for your son-in-law’s health and peace of mind, as well as the rest of your family as you walk this journey together.

  17. Allen Malone

    May the peace of God guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. May the power of God work such healing that you find yourselves praising Him as never before. May nearness to God result in His using this trial to transform each of you more and more into Christ’s image. And may your faith and hope in God, shown to be genuine, be used by the Lord to draw others to Him as they see Him magnified in your lives.

  18. Clayton Wise

    There’s no limit to the power and love of our Father. I will definitely keep Jared in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Pat

    Please know that I am praying for Jared, Rachel, the families and the medical team. My hubby is a cancer survivor 14 years now (but deals with a few burdensome side effects) so I know the road ahead. God Bless and keep you all in His care.

  20. Veronica Vick

    Praying for Jared fervently that after the treatment is completed, he will be one of the lucky patients that never has this disease return. God bless you Jared and Rachel.

  21. Janet

    It is a privilege to pray for Jared.

  22. Valerie

    Prayers for Jared as he battles his war against this disease. May he be swaddled in the love and peace that comes through knowing Christ. How blessed he is to have such a united family through the Saviour. I will certainly pass on the need for continued prayers of hope, strength and healing as Jared, Rachel, and the family members of this young couple, as they cope with this ordeal. God bless you all and trust that in ALL things, God knows best.

  23. Fay Green

    Praying for Jared, Rachel and all the families!!

  24. Praying for your family here in Seoul South Korea♥
    In Christian love, Agnes and Anthony Prosceno

  25. Thank all of you for your kindness, encouraging words and prayers. We appreciate it so much. Rachél and Jared are also very thankful for your concern.

  26. Joy Beaumont

    We will pray for Jared and Rachél, and those who will have him on their hearts at our house! Sending love to all of your family.

  27. Shirley Reed

    I use to teach Jared in the 4-5 yr. old Bible class at North St. in Tampa. I consider his mom to be a dear friend who has been through so much with her late husband who was a wonderful Christen man. I will certainly keep the whole family in my prayers.

  28. Gerald B Oates

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

  29. Reblogged this on ThePreachersWord and commented:

    This prayer request last February for my son-in-law, Jared, received the 2nd most reader views of any 2014 post. As an update, Jared successfully completed his chemo and radiation treatments and is believed to be cancer-free! During this time he worked, earned his Master’s degree, and became a first time father! What a year! We are thankful for God’s goodness and grace toward Jared and our family.

  30. Sylvilene Larkin Haltom

    Prayers that all goes well for him!

  31. Robert (Mike) Cooner


  32. Ron Drumm

    Kathleen and I are praying!

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