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Prayers Needed for Connie Hopper
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Connie Hopper survived breast cancer 35 years ago, and now the disease has once again reared its ugly head in her life. On August 24, Connie released this personal statement:

Dear Friends,
I just wanted to drop a note of gratitude for your kindness and encouragement throughout the years. With respect to that unmatched support, I wish to respond to recent inquiries and concerns.

Simply put, during my annual mammogram, the doctor discovered a small malignant mass. Because of our family's past experience with this disease and knowing the emotional toll it can take, they asked that we postpone a few concerts as to be with me during the time of my tests. Nothin' like good family support.

Yes, plans of surgery are already in motion and all doctors are beyond optimistic! Oswald Chambers wrote, "Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work."

We greatly appreciate your understanding of any time off I may need to take, and sincerely covet your prayers.

Once more, I thank you.

Connie Hopper

She then posted this update a few days later:

Surely, I have had a team of prayer warriors that have reached the throne of God! All tests results have been favorable for my upcoming surgery tomorrow morning.

I thank each one of you for your powerful prayers and praise God for His unwavering faithfulness. I am doing well and working around the house as we prepare to travel to Brewton, Alabama for Saturday's concert.

Please tell all your friends and neighbors that The Hoppers' schedule will proceed as scheduled.

Once again, thanks for joining us in prayer and praise for my wonderful report. We all look forward to seeing you at a concert soon!

Connie Hopper

The latest update was posted on The Hoppers' Facebook page the morning of Tuesday, September 2, following her surgery:

Connie is out of surgery and in recovery. From all reports, it went well and looks clear according to doctors. Please continue to pray. We'll hear from pathology then about lymph nodes on Thursday. Thank you for your prayers. Keep them coming.

Please join the Homecoming family in prayer for Connie and her family during this time of recovery.