Romans 5:3-5

"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems or trials, for we know they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disapointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love." Romans 5:3-5

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Save on....Support

Last June, Global TV Edmonton ran a story on Zach and our situation.  This was "instigated" by Ashley and Jessica.  They called up SuLing Goh at Global an told her about how they wanted to help our family so that we could get to the states for treatment.  When it aired on the 6 o'clock news a man named GEO was watching.  He felt the need to reach out to our family.  He contacted Global and they put him in contact with Jessica and Ashley.

On July 1st last year at the fundraiser, they surprised us with $1800.00 in Save On Foods gift cards!  They also promised us that they would continue to support Zach.  True to their word, on March 24th, 2012 Save On Foods opened up The Brand New Spruce Grove Location.  We were invited to attend the opening of this beautiful store.  They held a silent Auction for Zach and raised $3000.00!  The Silent Auction items were AMAZING and we are humbled by the generous support of this
community we live in.

Perry and Geo and the kids at the opening of
The Spruce Grove Save On Foods

Perry,  Steve and the kids
Steve is the store manager of the
 Save On Foods in Spruce Grove

I can tell you one thing, accepting these generous gifts does NOT get easier.  It puts a lump in our throats and our hearts overflow with thankfulness.  For so long we felt  alone in this battle.  I just wanted to find another family somewhere who had a child with the same disease as Zach.  I thought that would make it easier.  However, God saw fit to give us a child with a disease that truly is "one of a kind".  Then, He surrounded us with a supportive community that has blessed us far and above what we could ever imagine. 
Thank you for your prayers, your love, support and generosity.
May God Bless you, everyone!

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