Maybe….Bringing streams of living water to the dark places

Hello YANA Family,

Let me share this story of Erika, a loving daughter and college student who requested a care package (CP) for her mother, Lucy.  For the last 15 years, Lucy’s condition has required her to have 200 cancerous polyps removed every three months and she is currently undergoing experimental chemo.

I will spare you the details of what chemo and surgery have done to her body, but as I read the request I cried like a baby.  I admit this happens a lot as these stories come in.

I shared Lucy’s story with the YANA member who sent the package.  I wanted her family to know a little about the people they were blessing.  She told me it drove them to their knees.  This, I explained, is where YANA resides – in the deepest, darkest depths of human suffering and pain.  Our YANA family reaches into the middle of all this suffering to provide God’s faith, hope and love.  Because our family continues to grow we are now able to send CP’s to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

 If you feel compelled in your heart of hearts,  add a comment with a note of encouragement, scripture verse, poem, or reflection.  I will gather them all and send it to the family.

If you’ve never been through this, it is hard to imagine just how much impact a short message will have on someone suffering

My mind reflects on John 17:38, “Whoever believes in me, as the scriptures has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

I look forward to passing on the stream of living waters to Lucy and Erika from all of our YANA family.

I love you all so much, John

About John Gronnel

John is a founding member of the You Are Not Alone Ministry and he makes himself available to provide support line services to YANA comfort package recipients. You can read more about his personal journey through cancer by visiting the "Our Stories" webpage.
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