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Darlene Zschech Undergoes Treatment for Breast Cancer

As shared by The Christian Post, co-pastor and former Hillsong worship leader Darlene Zschech just finished the first of five rounds of chemotherapy for breast cancer as diagnosed last Christmas during a routine exam.

“To be completely honest, this is not the kind of news anyone ever really wants to tell,” she wrote on her blog at the time of the diagnosis. “However, I have seen two absolute miracles in my body thus far and I know there will be many more to come.” 

Zschech, who is most famous for writing the worship song, “Shout to the Lord,” now co-pastors Hope Unlimited Church in New South Wales with her husband, Mark. She has been writing about her journey on her blog, saying she appreciates the humor her family keeps in the situation. Her husband jokes with her saying she can now save a lot of money she would otherwise be paying to hairdressers, and their daughters have named her wig “Betty.” “I love my girls and they are keeping it light and laughter filled for me,” she writes

“I am assured of God’s love for me,” she said. “Truly this has been one of the sweetest parts of the journey. My beautiful Emmanuel is never far away. Our friends, family and our beloved church family are amazing every day. I’m ever convinced that life was always designed to be done in true community. Good days and bad days yet always better together.”
During the treatment, which should last six months, she is writing new songs and planning a “thanksgiving” service for God and all He has done for her.