When a family receives a childhood cancer diagnosis worrying about meeting the needs of that child is more than enough to be concerned about. Now imagine if every trip to the hospital or doctor carried with it the extra burden of knowing that your vehicle couldn’t handle the trip. Loading your precious cargo into a car that constantly overheated leaked when it rained and needed brakes. Well, that was reality for one of our families.
At Peter Powerhouse headquarters we get to do lots of special things but we’re only as special as the community that surrounds and supports us. Yesterday we invited Abdullah and his mom to have their poorly functioning car evaluated and repaired. The bad news was that things were worse then we imagined and the value of the car didn’t warrant the cost of the repairs. Now news like this could be a blow to any family but to a family that needed to make ride arrangements for radiation not just yesterday but for twenty days it was quite a blow.
The people responsible for arranging repairs arranged a new vehicle instead. Today was a really special day for us; we got to experience the true joy of people giving from their hearts and their faith.
“This is given in the name of Jesus because we are Christians and that’s what Jesus calls us to do.”
We got to watch a moms car fears wash away with the rainy day.
For the past 4 months I said an extra prayer every time I got in my car. I was so happy when I was able to get back home most days. I had overheating issues, broken door, brake problems, just to name a few. The thing I worried about the most was being able to get my son to treatment. I prayed everyday, every night, every time it rained, and asked you guys to pray for us. Thanks to some amazing people we were blessed with a "new for me" vehicle.
Tonight they drove in safety, their only concerns were for their child’s health, to Penn for his radiation appointment. And now we get to share this wonderful day with you, our community of support, we are grateful to each and every one of you because together we make a difference!
Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’