In last week’s Free Lance-Star column, I made the following statement, “When compared with the generosity and caring of the members of the early church, I believe modern Christians fall woefully short.”
I am so happy to admit that I was wrong. Because of your care and generosity, we have raised nearly $10,000 for the Kasey family. The response to my plea on behalf of Lori and her family has been nothing short of miraculous! Only with God could 79 people come together to raise a sum that large in a short week’s time.
I don’t know why I am surprised. I have witness God provide in miraculous ways over and over again in my own life. In this week’s column, I shared about how God provided during some of the darkest days of my life––the premature birth of my daughter and her subsequent 89 day stay in the NICU.
Tomorrow, November 17th, is Prematurity Awareness Day. One in eight children are born prematurely and unfortunately, not all of them have the amazing outcome that my Abigail has experienced. You can learn more about the signs of premature labor and how you can help families who unexpectedly find themselves fighting for their child’s life at www.marchofdimes.org.
The Kasey’s have 26 days to bring their mortgage current. Would you please consider giving a gift, no matter how small, so that this family will be able to stay in their home this Christmas?