Welcome to Jessica's Hope. This blog is designed to keep friends and family up to date on Jessica's journey with cancer. In all of this we have to always remember, just as Jessica is doing, that Christ is our ultimate hope. He is the sole reason that we live. To Him belong all glory and honor.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Exciting things are happening

The last couple weeks have seen some exciting things happen for Jessica. First, the nurses on her floor gave her a surprise Baby shower. It was so neat to see them come together to bless Jessica this way.
A very big event that has taken place is that Jessica now has a portable ventilator and has been able to go outside of her room. She has even been able to go outside and enjoy some of the beautiful weather that God has blessed us with lately.
Thank you all for praying so much. God is working in amazing ways, and we are only getting to see a glimpse of what He is accomplishing. Please continue to pray for her healing, renewed strength and, encouragement.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Power of Words

"Dr. B" took Dr. A's place for the next week. He is a very nice and quiet man who seems to struggle to express himself in words. On his last day of working with Jessica, he asked Jessica's husband privately about his religious background. He told Dr. B that he and his family believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and desired to glorify God by being faithful in this trial and by showing the love of Christ to as many people as possible. The doctor thought for a minute then said, "If you get twenty religious groups into a building and put a bunch of words together into statements, then you can get all twenty groups to agree on those words. But you can't get one of those groups to live out those words. But you, your Wife, her parents -- you live the words. I want you to pray for me that I understand the words of the Bible."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Peace Beyond Understanding

"Dr. A" cared for Jessica for six days. He boosted her confidence and encouraged her to get out of bed and sit in a chair. He is by far one of the best doctors to work with Jessica so far. On Dr. A's last day with Jessica before his partner took his place, he broke down (cried) in front of us and asked us point blank how we were handling everything so well. We told him about he peace of God in our hearts through the Gospel of Christ. Dr. A didn't say much, but he listened intently. Please pray for his salvation; God is obviously working in him.

*Please continue to pray for encouragement for Jessica and Clint. Every day there are obstacles to face and trials that come. Right now they need to feel the Love of the Father more than anything. If you would, remember to lift them up before His throne. He is the Healer and He Understands when we are weak.