BURLINGTON, ONTARIO — April 12, 2012. Crossroads Christian Communications (Crossroads) and Crossroads Television System (CTS) Founder Rev. David Mainse was recently diagnosed with a blood condition called myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), also referred to as pre-leukemia. Mainse, 75, is facing this new health challenge with hope and optimism that an upcoming treatment plan will make him much stronger.
Mainse founded Crossroads 50 years ago and in 1977 launched Canada’s longest running daily television show 100 Huntley Street, which is still produced by Crossroads. Crossroads is celebrating its 50th Anniversary on June 2nd, 2012. Part of the celebration includes a special week of programming on 100 Huntley Street called “Founder’s Week” where David Mainse plans to host.
Crossroads CEO, Don Simmonds, has spoken with Mainse and assures everyone that, “In spite of this recent diagnosis, David is approaching this challenge by celebrating God’s goodness and grace in his life. We serve a God of miracles, and we will continually pray for David who remains in good spirits and is fully occupied with preparations for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebrations.”
Over the past two years, Mainse has crossed the country holding nightly meetings, thanking people for their prayers and support of Crossroads and encouraging many more to continue to support the on-going and new vision of the organization.
Mainse began his oncologist-recommended treatment on April 10th.
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