We have been amazed by the amount of support and love shown to us by family, friends, and even strangers over the last several weeks. Thank you! Thank you for giving us strength and encouragement! Thank you for offering to help, sending sweet emails and texts, and checking in on us. We have needed it and you have all blessed our lives!
We’ve felt The Lord giving us strength through your prayers. Thank you for praying for us, fasting for our family, and adding our names to the temple prayer roll. I know we’re on several prayer chains of friends of other faiths as well and we feel blessed to know so many Christ-loving people.
Allen’s mom, Mary, was inspired to put together a fasting schedule after hearing of this idea from a friend. She told us that another family had fasted 40 days by giving each person a day to fast for their family member, and it strengthened them through their trial. She thought it would be a wonderful experience to do something similar for us and have someone fasting each day until Allen completes his treatments. We were humbled by this sweet idea and she has been coordinating a fasting schedule since Allen’s chemo treatments began on October 6. I can already tell you that it has strengthened not only our faith and our family, but our relationships as we’ve seen the selfless sacrifice of others on our behalf. Thank you for your kindness and love! We are so blessed to have your friendship. Each one of you is dear to us! If you want to be included in the fast Mary is coordinating, just send us a quick email through the contact page on this website and she’ll be in touch with you.
My sweet little Katelyn has an undeniable testimony of prayer. Just tonight she prayed half a dozen times for Heavenly Father to help her be brave and not feel so much pain as I helped clean out a scrape on her lip. She is a great example to me of pure faith in Jesus Christ and is often the one to remind us that we need to stop and pray when we need help.
I have a testimony of prayer. Even in my weak moments when I’m discouraged and feel like what’s being asked of us is too hard, I know He is there and truly understands. He will buoy us up.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
He does not always take away the difficult load we are asked to bear, but He does help us carry it. He can ease our burdens and make them light. All He asks is that we turn to Him, have faith in Him, and do our part. I know this is true for all of us no matter what we are facing. He loves us and is reaching out to help us. I know He will strengthen us as we pray to Him and ask for His divine help.