The church in Mount Airy, NC, that I’ve been serving for almost three whole weeks received a letter in the mail the other day. The letter was from a local family whose 5-month son had been taken to Duke Medical Center to receive treatment for a rare and serious heart condition. As you can imagine, the treatment (and the cost of staying near Duke) is expensive, so the family was seeking assistance with meeting the costs. Our church is making members aware of the need, so that they can contribute as they feel led. But in the meantime, I remembered (Duh!) that I have in-laws who live near Duke Medical Center. So I asked them if they might be able to stop by and offer this young family some encouragement.
My in-laws did exactly that, and here’s a snippet of the email they sent me in the wake of that experience…
I just got back from visiting with that young boy and his mom. He is a precious little 5-month old. His mother was remarking about how amazing God is to make the connection of you receiving the letter and having family here that could look in on them. I”ll be checking back with them again…they are handling a huge load.
Thank you for letting us know about this child. I love the way God works. Being a part of that just makes it all the more amazing.
Isn’t it neat what a little ‘twist of faith’ will do?