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Co Antrim councillor shares shocking news that he only has months to live

A County Antrim councillor has shared the shocking news that doctors have only given him months to live.

The veteran DUP councillor John Finlay from Ballymoney, who serves on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, wrote on social media this week that his cancer is untreatable.

Mr Finlay wrote:

“As some of you will know, I haven’t been too well over recent months and year and therefore unable to serve my constituents in the way I would have wished. Today I learned from consultants that my cancer is untreatable and I have only 2-3 months left.

“This is not the news I wanted to hear, but I want to continue to serve the people as best I can for as long as I can. So if you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

“Although my future is now going to be much shorter than I had hoped, my faith is in Jesus Christ and Him alone for salvation. He has paid the price for my sin by His death on the cross and I know with absolute assurance that when my life here is over, I will be with my Saviour for all eternity. That’s the blessed and happy future that will open up for me.

“Can I urge you to consider what will happen to you when your life is over? Life at best is very uncertain and we don’t know what a day will bring forth. It’s vital that we are ready to go and it is my prayer that your faith would be in my Saviour. Trust Him today.”

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley is among the many who commented on the Ballymoney man’s post. He said:

“John - you are an example and an inspiration, and a true friend.”

Mr Finlay has served his constituents faithfully for over 20 years.

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