Sunday morning I was blessed to attend church with my parents. My mom was able to go for the first time since November, for the first time since her stage 4 Ovarian Cancer diagnosis. They are active members at Hope Christian Church in Waterloo, IL. I followed them in through the front door where they were immediately hugged and loved on by the greeter and a few people in the foyer. We went for second service with time to spare a visit to their Sunday School Class beforehand. I stood back by the door and watched my mom and dad get many more hugs, conversations of treatments and concern, and much more love. It kept bringing tears to my eyes, so I tried to busy myself by looking at the bulletin board and talking to a few people here and there. Finally, we began to step out from the class and head to the service when the teacher called my mom back and gathered everyone around her for prayer. After church, there was even more visiting and caring conversations taking place between my mom and dad and fellow Christians who love the Lord, and who love my parents. There was even a pot of soup and a loaf of sourdough bread waiting in the kitchen for us to enjoy for lunch.
Later my mom said that she has never been prayed for like her Sunday school class prayed for her. I love how God has placed my parents in a church that is actively seeking to be the church. My mom is so blessed by so many loving, wonderful people. I know that God has her right in the palm of His hand. I am thankful that my parents are being so well cared for as I am going to have to return to Port-au-Prince all too soon.
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