Mrs Julie Lamb with grandchildren Erin and Patrick O'Brien
Yesterday I received an email from a good friend in London, Ontario, Laura O'Brien. Laura asked me to pray for her mother, Mrs Julie Lamb. Julie has lung cancer and has been 'given weeks to a couple months to live'.
I've known Laura since 1981 when I was studying in Toronto. She and her husband Danny - Laura had the good sense to marry an Irishman! - were members of a prayer group that used to meet in St Basil's in the heart of this remarkably cosmopolitan city. (The 1980 census showed that 44 per cent of the population of Metro Toronto had been born outside of Canada).
I met Julie for the first time in 2010 during a visit to Canada. She is a delightfully alive person.
Laura wrote, 'She is getting great care, and all the family have pulled together to ensure she has all her needs met'.
Please remember Julie and her family in your prayers