It has been a wonderful Christmas here in South Carolina. It has been awesome to see Jordan and the rest of my family. For those of you who do not know, Jordan is undergoing Chemo-therapy and Radiation for a cancer on his leg and ankle. He is doing well and it has been great to hang out with him and go to treatments. I got to see a lot of extended family, 3 of my aunts came to visit for Christmas so that was cool to see them. I'm reminded of how important family is during this time of year. It has been hard to see how much cancer affects so many people, just this week I've learned more and more about God's deliverance and his love no matter the situation. My little brother has shown me that his faith is strong and has been an example to me of trusting God. He wears a wristband that says, "Live Strong." Not only is he living strong but is positive about his life and situation. He has been through 7 surgeries since August and the doctors are positive about his progress.
I'm excited about the new year and the chance to see God work in Jacksonville. Please pray for my brother Jordan that God will heal him up and strengthen him back to health.
Lastly, my prayer is that God would move in the hearts of people this upcoming year and that revival would spread and many people come to know Jesus as their Savior. I'm pumped about people's lives being changed!
Romans 5:2-5 has been a passage I've been focusing on...
"And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."
Jesus is the true hope through anything life can throw at you.