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Darlene Zschech Has Breast Cancer: Ex-Hillsong Worship Leader Did 1st Chemo

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Darlene Zschech Has Breast Cancer: Ex-Hillsong Worship Leader Did 1st Chemo

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Feb 19, 2014 – Darlene Zschech Has Breast Cancer: Ex-Hillsong Worship Leader Did 1st Chemotherapy

A popular gospel singer and the former leader of Hillsong United band, Darlene Zschech has been diagnosed with cancer of the breast.

She has just completed her first round of chemotherapy. With 4 left to go for the cancer treatment, she said she’s being assured of God’s love, which is “one of the sweetest parts of the journey.

“I am coming to the end of round one of chemo (I have 5 to go) and all I can say is, ‘Grace, grace and more grace,’” Darlene wrote on her blog Friday. “I am learning to rest in every promise from Jesus. In fact, it’s His word that is giving me the strength to inhale and exhale moment by moment.” – the singer said via her blog

Darlene made the scary announcement around Christmas period.

On the 29th of December 2014, she wrote on her blog that doctors discovered a lump in her breast during a routine mammogram.

“Since then, it has been a whirlwind of appointments, scans and surgery.”

“To be completely honest, this is not the kind of news anyone ever really wants to tell. However, I have seen two absolute miracles in my body thus far and I know there will be many more to come,” she said at the time, and quoted Romans 5:3-5:

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character and character HOPE. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Zschech is most famous for penning the worship song “Shout to the Lord.” After serving as worship pastor at the Pentecostal Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, for over a decade, Zschech stepped down to co-pastor another church with her husband Mark. The couple has been leading Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales since 2011.

Since her cancer announcement, Zschech has been writing about her journey. She has been finding strength in the many prayers directed toward her as she goes through six months of treatment.

This week, she lost her hair which she finds “very confronting.” “It definitely makes me look sicker than I feel.”

The gospel singer wrote that her husband jokes with her saying she can now save a lot of money she would otherwise be paying to hairdressers. And their daughters have named her wig “Betty.” “I love my girls and they are keeping it light and laughter filled for me.”

While this has been “a quite a ride on an emotional roller,” she said, “I am assured of God’s love for me. Truly this has been one of the sweetest parts of the journey. My beautiful Emmanuel is never far away. Our Friends, family and our beloved church family are amazing every day. I’m ever convinced that life was always designed to be done in true community. Good days and bad days yet always better together.”

She said she has been using this time to write more songs and thoughts, which she’ll share “when I am on the other side of this mountain.”

“In fact, we are already planning a Thanksgiving service at our church in November, where we will record songs birthed during this season. We simply want to fill the place with praise for all that God has done,” she added.

[Source: Christian Post]

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12 Comments

  1. Yewande Ilori

    February 19, 2014 at 3:30 AM

    Darlene pls take heart there is still hope for you

  2. mercy c

    February 19, 2014 at 4:48 AM

    He is the Lord that healeth us and by his stripes we are healed. I believe that u r oredy healed in his mighty name. Keep on believing in him coz he never fails. His love is so amazing.

  3. A big nwa aka phyno

    February 19, 2014 at 5:18 AM

    Wish u quick recovery IJN…amen

  4. annet

    February 19, 2014 at 5:21 AM

    Dear,its good you already understand the saving power of Jesus,just count on it and declare that u are already healed in Jesus’ name.

  5. Omotope

    February 19, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    Please go into serious fasting and prayer if you don’t want to die
    Chemo is not the only solution to cancer

  6. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    February 19, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Shall we pray,Father, in jesus name, i prononuce,The Lord girdeth on you with strength, and maketh your way perfect in jesus name (AMEN). Receive your miracles right now by the blood of jesus. Thank you Lord for his recovery. * 08038433483 #

  7. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    February 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Shall we pray,Father, in jesus name, i prononuce,The Lord girdeth on you with strength, and maketh your way perfect in jesus name (AMEN). Receive your miracles right now by the blood of jesus. Thank you Lord for his recovery.

  8. uchenna O

    February 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    i can see that the lord is ur strenght, as u are working in his vain yard he will never forsake you, continue to trust in him he wil see you through, YOU ARE HEALED IN JESUS NAME………………AMEN.

  9. Bolaji

    February 19, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Its jus a mata of time, God has already heal u, u wil c begin 2 c de sign & woda of God. So don’t wory @ al its wel wit ur saul. Amen

  10. Lekan 'Feyisan

    February 19, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    This a beloved sister. She has really ministered to souls and drawn many to Christ through her song ministrations. My siblings and I have been a good fan of Darlene for over a decade now. It saddens my heart to read about this but in all we give thanks to God because we “walk by faith and not by sight. If things go wrong it will be alright. For someone greater is watching over Darlene… We get down and pray. And then help is on its way”.

  11. Alfred Bitrus

    February 20, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    My sister be steadfast for this journey of experience is vertually a promotion to a greater level of God’s glory for you.
    Some levels of glory goes with a heavy price to pay.

  12. betty

    February 20, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    God never forsake his own children,it is written: cast all ur cares and burdens unto him for he cares for u…..God has healed and make u free from cancer….shalom.

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