July 8, 2018

It seems there is always news to share.

The most wonderful news is that the gentleman who was mourning the loss of his brother who was killed in Chicago stopped into R&R and told us his cancer is GONE! The doctors had given him 6-8 months when he was diagnosed.  Prayers for healing were answered and we thanked God together.  He also decided to move to be with family out of state and was wanting to say thank you to all at Reach & Restore before he went. We cried a little together and hugged goodbye- for now.

We have other clients who are struggling with cancer and other health challenges who would love to have your prayer support. Health is one area of life that can turn everything else upside down.  Weight gain, weight loss, limited mobility, mental instability are all reasons someone might need help from Reach & Restore.  At a recent appointment, a woman needed a stool and a reaching/grabbing stick. It was so much fun to find those items in our warehouse and see the excitement on her face! Her life just got a little relief because of your involvement.

Another woman dropped off a card to us after getting help replacing her bedding, linens and clothing from a bed bug invasion. It said, "This has been a nightmare. Thank you for putting a smile back on my face. I believe in God and you are my angels."

After losing one my own college friends last week from a quick 3 month fight with pancreatic cancer I am preparing my mind for the funeral and grieving what was lost and remembering what matters and lasts.  The only hope we have is eternal.  Reach & Restore is all about demonstrating that.

If you are grieving a loss, we'd love you have you join our small grief and loss support group on Thursdays at 2pm.  Give us a call if you plan on coming.