“Wanda when I’m gone I want you to write two more articles,” is what Rev. Enoch Fuzz said last week. With a swollen face, difficulty breathing, along with other ailments that are not so good and a doctor’s appointment ahead on the next day, where no additional people could accompany a patient because of Covid restrictions, Fuzz seemed to feel a little unusually disheartened. As he continues to battle stage four lung cancer, the Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, stated that he was gonna die and asked that I would write about him for the following two weeks. While I said, “We’re all gonna die someday,” he laughed.
It can be frightening sometimes when we are not feeling well and know that we have a disease that could quickly become our “time to leave this earth.” We are also in a time where Covid-19 can suddenly attack our health from seemingly nowhere. Some people are in a quandary as to what should and should not be done, concerning vaccines and safeguards. We’re not sure where we should and should not go, what we should and should not share, what we should and should not expect from day-to-day! It is not unusual to feel a little apprehensive when you’re headed to the doctor’s office feeling several discomforts.
Rev. Fuzz’s visit went well. In spite of what he felt on the way into the doctor’s office, he had a good report! Cancer had a mild shrinking, all vitals were good and overall he was doing well. There are never indications of wavering in faith as readers and those checking his Facebook status and seeing him around town may notice. Pastor Fuzz is “getting better.”
When he asked last week that I would write an additional two weeks following his passing, he also wanted me to be sure and spell out his whole name. “What is your full name again,” I asked. Fuzz replied, “First name, ‘Reverend’ middle, ‘Enoch,’ and last name, ‘Fuzz,’ ‘Rev. Enoch Fuzz’ is my whole name.” And, to that I said, “Ok.”
A moment of uncertainty and sometimes even to the point of a slight depression is not a loss of faith. The Rev. Enoch Fuzz always maintains the direct process of prayer is most important along with believing. He continues to sing and carry out his life assignments to the best of his ability. He continues to move through life as normal as possible with his various conditions that appear as a result of stage four cancer.
Commenting on death that is the direction we all move towards each day that we live, recall a saying, “We were born to die,” is just life. That is what it really means to have faith. Living past what the doctors said 16 months ago that Enoch Fuzz would live for 14 months and not laying to wait on the months to pass…these things are all about what it really means to have faith. On good days and not so good days, keep the faith to see you through.
Continue to pray for the healing of Rev. Fuzz, the pastor of Corinthian MBC. He continues to pray for each of you as he also prays for the world. Visit his Facebook status where you will find him sharing his concerns, praise in pictures, testimony and song. We will continue to follow God’s guide on Fuzz’s weekly journey, Cancer: My Journey in Time. And, a special note of thanks for continuing to read and share this journey. May it be a blessing in your life as he shares his life’s journey.