I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called. Ephesians 4:1
It all started because two people fell in love!
In our relatively short time here on earth, we have come to accept the fact that life can be scary and sometimes downright frightening. People all over the world regularly experience trials and difficulties and like it or not, you don’t need a major trial to come into your life to frighten you the everyday stuff of life can be scary enough.
Our family is probably not much different than yours. There really is nothing special about us and we certainly do not consider ourselves great teachers on surviving the trials of life. But we firmly believe our experiences have been used by God to stretch us and grow us and, most importantly, keep us dependent upon our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
So this is really a story or testimony about the Lord and His greatness, but much more, His Grace in our everyday lives as we journey forward endeavoring to Walk Worthy
In 2006, Autumn our oldest daughter had a total of three surgeries to remove her entire colon due to severe ulcerative colitis, leaving her with a J Pouch. A year and a half went by before she was the little girl who ran and played again.
On October 10, 2008, The Lord allowed the our family to have a van accident that changed our lives. Although our lives were miraculously saved, our 12 year old daughter Autumn lost some of her right hand, including her pinky and ring finger.
March 19, 2010, Cassandra was pregnant with number nine. At 16 weeks Zachariah Benjamin was born into this world to early. He entered Heaven soon after. Today he is safe in the arms of Jesus.
The Lord has continued to teach both of us through life, how much Jesus loves us and how much we need His race more and more each day.
Michael and Cassanda serve together at Lighthouse Baptist Church in New Concord, Ohio. It is our desire is to see the Lord glorified and for many to come and be rescued by the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone can give the peace and joy that comes only through a relationship with Him.