Monday, December 27, 2010

Hope is alive!

Hi all, Lynette here. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I spent the day with family and friends. We had a great time and the kids had a blast. During a moment of alone time and reflection, I just stopped to think how truly blessed I am. I have SO MUCH. Much more than a lot of people. I know the holidays can be very depressing for those who have lost love ones, jobs, etc. and sometimes it seems hope is lost.

I want to tell you about a ministry. It’s called Hannah’s Hope Ministries. Hannah’s story is below. I know her parents. And I watched their family go through something you never want to think about happening but their story is amazing and I wanted to share it with you. I often read Deb’s (Hannah’s mother) devotions for my daily quiet time with the Lord. Hannah’s father wrote this below. You can visit the website at www.hannahshopeministries.org. It’s totally uplifting, absolutely amazing and will be a blessing in your life.

November 29, 2006
Hannah and Her Dad Homecoming October 13, 2006
Hannah Marie Sobeski was an All-American girl who loved life and lived it to its fullest. She would be the first to tell you that she was simply a sinner saved by grace. Hannah loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and faithfully served Him in all that she did. In May of 2006, near the end of her junior year of high school, Hannah learned that she had a rare form of Sarcoma cancer. The tumor was growing rapidly and required immediate treatment. She spent seventy-seven days at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX undergoing aggressive chemotherapy. During this time, Hannah’s story of faith and praise in the midst of her storm captivated her entire community. It has since spread all across America and into many foreign countries. God did many miraculous things through Hannah’s life and journey. Perhaps none was greater than sustaining her for thirty days in ICU on a ventilator, then restoring her strength to the point she came home to Spartanburg, SC to continue her treatment. As friends and classmates went busily along with their senior year of high school, Hannah was in and out of the hospital. God had a final big moment planned for Hannah as her classmates nominated her for the Homecoming court. She was voted as the 2006 Dorman High School Homecoming Queen by the student body. On a chilly night in October, she was crowned queen to thunderous applause. The next day she learned that her tumor had doubled in size, and without a miraculous healing from God, her time left here was short. Hannah believed until her last breath on earth and first in Heaven that God was going to heal her. On November 9, 2006, in the presence of her family and a home filled with friends, He did. He healed her wholly and completely, as our Homecoming Queen went home to eternity to be with her King!
Written by: Mickey Sobeski

If you are suffering or know someone who needs hope, I urge you to visit and share this website, order the dvd of Hannah’s Celebration of Life (funeral), watch her tell her community via news channel 7 about the love of Jesus. And see hope in action.

Merry Christmas to you. Hope came in the form of a baby, love oozing from every pore, for you and for me. I pray you open your heart and accept it.

God Bless!
Lynette

2 comments:

Dana Mentink said...

Thank you, Lynette for sharing that inspiring story.

PamelaTracy said...

Very humbling. It makes me hug my Michael even more.