How Misty Burdette was Healed of Stage 4 Breast Cancer

How Misty Burdette was Healed of Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Miracles of healing do happen, even when the diagnoses is a death sentence. Listen to the miracle story of Misty Burdette and her battle with cancer. Misty and her pastor Woodward First Assembly pastor Brad Smith, talk about the struggles she went through battling cancer twice with it now spreading through her body. Hear why Misty stood on the healing faith of the Lord.

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Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Misty Burdette

 

Miracles of healing do happen, even when the diagnosis is a death sentence. Listen to the miracle story of Misty Burdette and her battle with cancer. Misty and her pastor, Woodward First Assembly pastor Brad Smith, talk about the struggles she went through battling cancer twice. Hear why Misty stood on the healing faith of the Lord.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Misty Burdette was dying. She had breast cancer, which had been in remission for eight years. But it returned with a vengeance. It was stage four cancer, but God did a miracle. That's what we're going to talk about today on the Strang Report. Hello everyone. I'm Stephen Strang, and I'm glad to have two guests with me by telephone. The first is Misty Burdette, whose testimony we're going to hear today and her pastor Brad Smith, who has been my friend for several years and who sent me information about this. I was so excited about the miracle because we know that we serve a God of miracles. But often the miracles that happen aren’t well-documented. Yours has been well-documented. Most of my listeners would know that I have a particular interest in this miracle because I also am a cancer survivor. Mine was caught at stage one. It was never life-threatening in the way that yours was, but it certainly would have been life-threatening. And I believe that I also I was healed of cancer. So, let me start by welcoming both of you to my podcast. Let me start with you Misty by asking you to describe your odyssey with cancer. When you were diagnosed with breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women, but you were very, very young. You were only 32 years old. So, tell me how all that came about and how you felt.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Woman’s Well-Documented Healing Miracle Forces Doctor to Admit Jesus Healed Her

 

Misty Burdette: I was young. I was probably one of the youngest to get this type of breast cancer. My doctor said that the cancer that I particularly had is more of an older woman cancer. So, I was devastated whenever I found out. It sucked everything out of me. And I couldn't fathom me getting such a disease as this type of cancer.

 

Stephen Strang: And then you got treatment and the cancer went into remission, which is what the medical community says. What was the timing on all that?

 

Misty Burdette: In 2007, I did eight rounds of chemo treatments. I did a double mastectomy and did reconstruction surgery. The chemo that I took was some of that strongest chemo that they can give to breast cancer patients. The side effects were the worst part of the whole situation. The side effects are what makes you feel so bad.

 

Stephen Strang: And during this time, were you a believer? Were you going to church and were people praying for you?

 

Misty Burdette: There were people praying for me. I particularly was not going to church at that time. I believed in God. I believed in healing and I believed in having faith in God. But as for being in a church setting, I was not at that time.

 

Stephen Strang: But then your cancer did go into remission and so you would have been considered cancer free as I am. But then it came back. How did it come back? How did you find out about it? Tell us about how bad it got.

 

Misty Burdette: In 2014, I started having a lusty cough off and on. My doctor said it was just common cold stuff, allergies and so forth. In 2015, doctors decided that they had better do a CAT scan just to see what's going on with her because she is a cancer patient. So, we get the CT scan and it showed that I had multiple and malignant tumors in both my lungs. That's where it started. So, we scheduled biopsies and PET scans and all the testing that hadn't been done. Whenever I went to my oncologist for my console after all of the testing was done it was confirmed that it was stage four breast cancer. I was in church by that time. The year 2009 is when we started going to the Assemblies of God, me and my husband. I got rattled a little bit with why I was re-diagnosed with cancer. In the midst of all of that, God showed me that it wasn't Him that allowed it. It was something that I needed to work on and get stronger in my faith.

 

Stephen Strang: So how did you connect with Pastor Smith because, Pastor Smith, you've only been pastor there for a relatively short time haven’t you?

 

Pastor Brad Smith: About a year, just over a year actually.

 

Stephen Strang: So you came to the church and you started to get to know the people. How did you get to know Misty and find out about this cancer that she was fighting?

 

Pastor Brad Smith: Just in day-to-day pastoral ministry, I spent my first couple of months connecting with our leaders and people in our church. One of the first stories I shared, which you guys graciously covered in Charisma back in 2015, where I was healed of a mass on my left kidney, where I was actually facing the removal of my kidney, which they were highly suspecting that it was cancer. I've always shared my healing testimony. So, just kind of building the foundation of my wife and my ministry here, we taught a faith school, a faith seminar, we taught a healing school on Wednesday nights. It’s been an emphasis, and so in connecting with that she began to reach out to us and have questions about healing. So, we just kind of built a personal relationship from that point. Then, her and my wife began to talk about it and just kind of helped her through those processes.

 

Stephen Strang: Then, when the cancer came back to stage four … I think of stage four cancer as basically a death sentence. Medical science can sometimes do things when the cancer is newer or lower stage. So you were dealing face-to-face with death were you not?

 

Misty Burdette: I was and my doctor from the very day that I saw him in March of 2015 and he told me that I had stage four breast cancer, it wasn't a matter of we're going to put this in remission, we're going to give you chemo and we're going to take any drugs that we can new on the market to try to prolong your life. That's what it has always been, that we're going to try to give you the quality of life for as long as we can. There is no cure other than God. There was no answer because it had moved to my bones. And normally, once it's in your bones, there is nothing more other than just try to be comfortable and try to prolong quality of life.

 

Stephen Strang: That's what they call metastasizing. And it's not just breast cancer, I mean you mentioned it was bone cancer, probably in other places. So, there was a rather dramatic healing service. I read about it in the Assemblies of God News Service, which apparently was widely read and it just really got my interest. I'd like you to describe to me really either of you or maybe both of you, what happened at this healing service at the Assembly of God that you attend there in Oklahoma?

 

Pastor Brad Smith: I want to start on that if you don't mind. It actually wasn't a healing service. I had been preaching that month in November a series titled thanks living, where I was just basically talking about thanksgiving is not a holiday. It's an attitude of the heart. And then in our healing school, we always taught a scripture that Brother (Kenneth) Hagin used to teach back when he was alive; in Mark 11, where Jesus is talking about speaking to the mountain. He cursed the fig tree in that in that passage. Later on in Mark 11, Jesus makes a statement. He says, ‘therefore, whatever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive it, and you will have it. A major element of faith is we have to believe it and have faith in God's Word. That brings it into the natural realm. So many people want to feel it or see it or touch it before they experience it. In that particular service I was talking about being thankful and on that particular morning there was such a sweet presence of the Holy Spirit there. I actually had been talking about life, are you thankful for what God's doing for you. Are you thankful for your life? Are you thankful for the possessions you have? There was a particular wave of worship at the end of service there. From the platform, I saw a spontaneous outburst of worship in a particular section of our auditorium which happened to be back there where Misty sits. I'm going to let her pick up from this point, because just the beauty of her words is marvelous.

 

Misty Burdette: I was worshiping and I was thanking God for my life, and my husband and my kids and my church family. Then, something inside me quickened me. I had my hands raised and I just looked and I just said, ‘Thank you, Lord, for my healing today. As soon as I spoke it, the Holy Spirit hit me. I was jumping and speaking in tongues because the Holy Spirit took over my whole entire burden. There was such a sweet presence and from that moment on, I could feel my body change. I felt the electricity go to my body. I felt God’s hand touching me that day. It was so much different from all the other times that I had prayed and thanked God for my healing. But it came from deep in my soul, somewhere that I have never been before. It’s hard to explain because I was just so weak. I still thank God every day for my healing because all my doctors say it was miraculous and that it can only came from a higher power.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s interview with Misty and Pastor Brad Smith, visit cpnshows.com.

 

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Misty Burdette

 

Miracles of healing do happen, even when the diagnosis is a death sentence. Listen to the miracle story of Misty Burdette and her battle with cancer. Misty and her pastor, Woodward First Assembly pastor Brad Smith, talk about the struggles she went through battling cancer twice. Hear why Misty stood on the healing faith of the Lord.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Misty Burdette was dying. She had breast cancer, which had been in remission for eight years. But it returned with a vengeance. It was stage four cancer, but God did a miracle. That's what we're going to talk about today on the Strang Report. Hello everyone. I'm Stephen Strang, and I'm glad to have two guests with me by telephone. The first is Misty Burdette, whose testimony we're going to hear today and her pastor Brad Smith, who has been my friend for several years and who sent me information about this. I was so excited about the miracle because we know that we serve a God of miracles. But often the miracles that happen aren’t well-documented. Yours has been well-documented. Most of my listeners would know that I have a particular interest in this miracle because I also am a cancer survivor. Mine was caught at stage one. It was never life-threatening in the way that yours was, but it certainly would have been life-threatening. And I believe that I also I was healed of cancer. So, let me start by welcoming both of you to my podcast. Let me start with you Misty by asking you to describe your odyssey with cancer. When you were diagnosed with breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women, but you were very, very young. You were only 32 years old. So, tell me how all that came about and how you felt.

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Woman’s Well-Documented Healing Miracle Forces Doctor to Admit Jesus Healed Her

 

Misty Burdette: I was young. I was probably one of the youngest to get this type of breast cancer. My doctor said that the cancer that I particularly had is more of an older woman cancer. So, I was devastated whenever I found out. It sucked everything out of me. And I couldn't fathom me getting such a disease as this type of cancer.

 

Stephen Strang: And then you got treatment and the cancer went into remission, which is what the medical community says. What was the timing on all that?

 

Misty Burdette: In 2007, I did eight rounds of chemo treatments. I did a double mastectomy and did reconstruction surgery. The chemo that I took was some of that strongest chemo that they can give to breast cancer patients. The side effects were the worst part of the whole situation. The side effects are what makes you feel so bad.

 

Stephen Strang: And during this time, were you a believer? Were you going to church and were people praying for you?

 

Misty Burdette: There were people praying for me. I particularly was not going to church at that time. I believed in God. I believed in healing and I believed in having faith in God. But as for being in a church setting, I was not at that time.

 

Stephen Strang: But then your cancer did go into remission and so you would have been considered cancer free as I am. But then it came back. How did it come back? How did you find out about it? Tell us about how bad it got.

 

Misty Burdette: In 2014, I started having a lusty cough off and on. My doctor said it was just common cold stuff, allergies and so forth. In 2015, doctors decided that they had better do a CAT scan just to see what's going on with her because she is a cancer patient. So, we get the CT scan and it showed that I had multiple and malignant tumors in both my lungs. That's where it started. So, we scheduled biopsies and PET scans and all the testing that hadn't been done. Whenever I went to my oncologist for my console after all of the testing was done it was confirmed that it was stage four breast cancer. I was in church by that time. The year 2009 is when we started going to the Assemblies of God, me and my husband. I got rattled a little bit with why I was re-diagnosed with cancer. In the midst of all of that, God showed me that it wasn't Him that allowed it. It was something that I needed to work on and get stronger in my faith.

 

Stephen Strang: So how did you connect with Pastor Smith because, Pastor Smith, you've only been pastor there for a relatively short time haven’t you?

 

Pastor Brad Smith: About a year, just over a year actually.

 

Stephen Strang: So you came to the church and you started to get to know the people. How did you get to know Misty and find out about this cancer that she was fighting?

 

Pastor Brad Smith: Just in day-to-day pastoral ministry, I spent my first couple of months connecting with our leaders and people in our church. One of the first stories I shared, which you guys graciously covered in Charisma back in 2015, where I was healed of a mass on my left kidney, where I was actually facing the removal of my kidney, which they were highly suspecting that it was cancer. I've always shared my healing testimony. So, just kind of building the foundation of my wife and my ministry here, we taught a faith school, a faith seminar, we taught a healing school on Wednesday nights. It’s been an emphasis, and so in connecting with that she began to reach out to us and have questions about healing. So, we just kind of built a personal relationship from that point. Then, her and my wife began to talk about it and just kind of helped her through those processes.

 

Stephen Strang: Then, when the cancer came back to stage four … I think of stage four cancer as basically a death sentence. Medical science can sometimes do things when the cancer is newer or lower stage. So you were dealing face-to-face with death were you not?

 

Misty Burdette: I was and my doctor from the very day that I saw him in March of 2015 and he told me that I had stage four breast cancer, it wasn't a matter of we're going to put this in remission, we're going to give you chemo and we're going to take any drugs that we can new on the market to try to prolong your life. That's what it has always been, that we're going to try to give you the quality of life for as long as we can. There is no cure other than God. There was no answer because it had moved to my bones. And normally, once it's in your bones, there is nothing more other than just try to be comfortable and try to prolong quality of life.

 

Stephen Strang: That's what they call metastasizing. And it's not just breast cancer, I mean you mentioned it was bone cancer, probably in other places. So, there was a rather dramatic healing service. I read about it in the Assemblies of God News Service, which apparently was widely read and it just really got my interest. I'd like you to describe to me really either of you or maybe both of you, what happened at this healing service at the Assembly of God that you attend there in Oklahoma?

 

Pastor Brad Smith: I want to start on that if you don't mind. It actually wasn't a healing service. I had been preaching that month in November a series titled thanks living, where I was just basically talking about thanksgiving is not a holiday. It's an attitude of the heart. And then in our healing school, we always taught a scripture that Brother (Kenneth) Hagin used to teach back when he was alive; in Mark 11, where Jesus is talking about speaking to the mountain. He cursed the fig tree in that in that passage. Later on in Mark 11, Jesus makes a statement. He says, ‘therefore, whatever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive it, and you will have it. A major element of faith is we have to believe it and have faith in God's Word. That brings it into the natural realm. So many people want to feel it or see it or touch it before they experience it. In that particular service I was talking about being thankful and on that particular morning there was such a sweet presence of the Holy Spirit there. I actually had been talking about life, are you thankful for what God's doing for you. Are you thankful for your life? Are you thankful for the possessions you have? There was a particular wave of worship at the end of service there. From the platform, I saw a spontaneous outburst of worship in a particular section of our auditorium which happened to be back there where Misty sits. I'm going to let her pick up from this point, because just the beauty of her words is marvelous.

 

Misty Burdette: I was worshiping and I was thanking God for my life, and my husband and my kids and my church family. Then, something inside me quickened me. I had my hands raised and I just looked and I just said, ‘Thank you, Lord, for my healing today. As soon as I spoke it, the Holy Spirit hit me. I was jumping and speaking in tongues because the Holy Spirit took over my whole entire burden. There was such a sweet presence and from that moment on, I could feel my body change. I felt the electricity go to my body. I felt God’s hand touching me that day. It was so much different from all the other times that I had prayed and thanked God for my healing. But it came from deep in my soul, somewhere that I have never been before. It’s hard to explain because I was just so weak. I still thank God every day for my healing because all my doctors say it was miraculous and that it can only came from a higher power.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s interview with Misty and Pastor Brad Smith, visit cpnshows.com.

 

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

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