I hope this note finds you enjoying life and finding peace and assurance in all you do thru our Almighty God.
I have to be totally honest with you. Yesterday at my benefit put on by family and friends to help raise funds to pay for medical expenses I was completely blown away by the outpouring of love shown to us by the tremendous amount of people who came to support us!! You see most of our medical expenses from the cancer treatments are out of pocket because they lack FDA acknowledgement. But, God is good!! Over 350 friends, family, and loved ones showed up in mass to give me and my family love, encouragement, and support. Praise God—it was totally amazing. Words cannot express my sincere appreciation for everyone that had anything to do with the event including those of you that came and shared your life with us for a few hours. I was totally and completely emotionally exhausted after the 3.5 hour event. (in a good way.. 🙂 )It was so good to see so many people rally behind me and my family.
I have uploaded a video my son and daughter-in-law Nay Nay taped for us this past winter. It’s my story in verbal form. You’ll find it at listed right after my blessing below just click on it.
After spending the day with all the people that attended the benefit I am reminded of what God told the Israelites thru the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 29:11-12; “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you”.
To me, prospering isn’t just about money. It’s about the blessings a person receives thru rich relationships and enduring friendships one gains through life. It’s how God takes care of us as we lean on him, obey him, and follow his commands. Based on Sunday’s response, I am one of the most wealthiest person on earth–thanks be to God!
Sending warm thoughts, deliberate prayers, and special blessings out to you……
Craig (aka Papa G)