I’m sharing this excerpt from an email I received recently. It speaks so well to how God leads people here to Bent Tree and uses us as he transforms people into his disciples. Enjoy their story! Praise Jesus! ~JoAnn
My husband and I both have the same Turning Point: January 28, 2015, when I was diagnosed with cancer.
Our "Front of House" experience was fear, anxiety, being out of control of my own life, etc.
God, "Back of House," was helping me find the best medical team possible to treat my rare form of cancer (nasopharyngeal). He was also showing up through my husband, who endured so much with me. (There were times it was harder on him than me. I look back and say it was not that difficult, then he chimes in saying, "Oh yes it was!")
I honestly feel God brought us to Bent Tree to renew our faith, because it wasn't too long after that I got my cancer diagnosis. My faith and all that I had learned at Bent Tree, along with a great medical team and my family and friends, is what got me through this Turning Point in our lives. During this period, we heard some of your sermons and always loved them —and you! God knew exactly where we needed to be.
Right now, I am cancer free — enjoying life and praising God for every day I have! It has made me so much stronger, and as you said Sunday, I know God has strengthened our faith and we will have strength for next time. Cancer is a cruel and tricky disease. We are prepared but not dwelling on its return.