Friday, October 22, 2010

Thank You!

Though it seems like it has been a lot longer in many ways, it has only been one week since Erin found out she has breast cancer. Yet in the past week we have received an incredible number of encouraging phone calls, e-mails, and Facebook messages. Here in Pooler our church family and friends have provided us with wonderful practical help: meals, childcare, etc. And most importantly, we have had literally hundreds of people begin praying for Erin's healing and our family's perseverance through the coming months.

All we can say is "thank you." We certainly don't deserve such kindness, love, and generosity...but it has certainly been helpful and we are profoundly grateful to God for all of you. In so many ways, we have seen you fulfill Paul's words about the kind of love that should characterize the people of God:
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality (Romans 12:10-13).

Thank you!

In Christ,
Matt and Erin