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Celebrating Christmas cancer and COVID-free!

Celebrating Christmas cancer and COVID-free!

Celebrating Christmas cancer and COVID-free!

Lieutenant Zochhuansangi, from the India Eastern Territory, believes God’s power was ‘made perfect in my weakness’.

By Lauren Westwood

Christmas 2020 will take on new meaning for Lieutenant Zochhuansangi from The Salvation Army Behliangchhip Corps in the India Eastern Territory.

Diagnosed at the beginning of the year with breast cancer, she took leave from the corps where, with her husband, she is the corps officer. “I felt at peace in God’s grace. It was the thought of leaving my one-year-old son that weighed me down,” she said.

From the rural village of Behliangchhip in the Jampui Hills, not far from the Bangladesh border, she began her 3000km journey to recovery on the other side of India to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.

“I faced tears and challenges throughout the treatment. In spite of this and the painful separation from our son, God’s might, love and power were revealed to me again.”

While in hospital, there was another twist. Lieut Zochhuansangi contracted COVID-19. “There was so much fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID. I felt lonely, far away from home and desperate. I was sharing hospital space with strangers and people who didn’t even speak the same language as me. I desperately prayed to God for a miracle.”

One stranger became an answer to her prayer: “She gave me a gift hamper containing all the things that I needed during my stay in the COVID isolation ward. I cried. I realised that God was with me and that he was taking care of my every need.”

Today, Lieut Zochhuansangi is in remission from cancer, is COVID-free and reunited with her son.

“In a very powerful way, my sickness reminded me that God will always be with me. He proved that he is above everything. His name is above cancer and his name is above COVID-19.

“I fully believe that God’s power was made perfect in my weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).


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