"Our family is anxious to spend time together" daughter of Ravi Zacharias updates on the leader's battle with cancer

Published 11 May 2020  |  
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Ravi Zacharias and his wife Margie

Christian apologist and international speaker Ravi Zacharias underwent a spinal surgery in February and was discovered with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that can form around bones and muscles.

In recent days, the 73-year-old evangelist was sent home with dire prognosis as he continues to battle with the aggressive spine cancer.

His daughter Sarah Davis provided an update on his condition in a letter written to the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) staff.

"Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for my dad and for my family in recent months as he has undergone back surgery and treatment for cancer. Truly, words fail to convey the depths of our gratitude for your many expressions of love," wrote Davis, the CEO of RZIM.

"We have just learned that while the tumor in my 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 explained.

She expressed her gratitude to the medical teams at MD Anderson Cancer Center for their love and care.

Following the leader's latest visit to Huston, the family will return to Atlanta and cherish whatever time is left with Zacharias.

"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," Davis wrote.

Evangelist Franklin Graham expressed his support on Facebook saying, "Will you join me 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."

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