Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4
We have abandoned ourselves to our Lord. We were brought to a point where there was no place else to go. Helpless. He was and remains our help. Rachael prays with us. At times she literally cries out to the Lord. Her faith remains strong, she prays, she worships. She has the Holy Spirit in her. She has the word implanted. She is saved and Jesus is her Lord. Nancy has called Rachael a missionary. She has taken us to so many places physically, spiritually and locally geographically to have our faith tested. She has provided numerous opportunities, a myriad, to have God glorified in her struggle. She has given us huge opportunities, from CEO's to Doctors to CNA's to janitors to share the word of God. We have prayed with others suffering with the pain of the loss of good health of their loved ones. Some we have prayed with, have seen the end of their loved ones time. Through Rachael, new friends have come into our lives. Several have simply fallen in love with Rachael and have treated her with care that we could not understand. There have been several times when we have walked into Rachael's room and there have been staff taking their break with Rachael. One lady at Healthsouth would come in and lightly massage Rachael on break. Here at Heartland I do not have the time to explain the wonderful, heartfelt and spirit driven love that God has put into the hearts of many of her care takers. One in particular is a man by the name of Hepler, almost like Helper. He has seen Christ in Rachael and in us. He has the witness through Rachael. He has been the most caring servant to Rachael. He was above and beyond what a CNA does. Bill, Susan (great gains in speech and a good friend to Rachael), Valerie, John, Sunilda, Ty, Jeff, Kathy, Jodi and Lorie you are in our lives with a love that won't remain behind here today. It will remain in our hearts and we will see you guys soon. You people are the Heart in Heartland. Thank you so much for caring for our daughter as if she were your own.
There are many many more. God has brought so many people into our lives through this tragedy. Thank you Lord Jesus, God most high, our Lord and Savior, THANK YOU!
In 20 minutes a van will arrive and it is Rachael's chariot into a new season in recovery. After 5 1/2 months, our girl is home. We thank you for all your prayers and support. Updates will definitely continue. Healing is continuing. The worst is over, the training is over, it is graduation day for us all. The ministry continues. Thank you Lord Jesus for your presence in our lives. I believe that it was your response in prayers that provided the effective result from our God.
Even though it is 'home' it is the temporal. We are citizens of a better place where there is not pain or suffering and we look forward to that day. Until then, we have a God who is with us in the mire of this earth. Thank you Jesus, for all you have done so far.
Travel mercies and a comfortable adjustment for Rachael are the prayer requests for the day. All the equipment arrived, the house is setup on the inside for her support. We are spiritually prepared and competent to aid and minister to Rachael. Wow, this is the day that the Lord has made for Rachael to get back home to Venice.