I met Sandy, a Wal-Mart greeter, last year. At Christmas she shared with me the cross her family is bearing daily. Please pray for them.
Mom – Sandy (whom I met); Son -Justin; his wife – Alora; Alora’s mom – Margaret.
Here’s the abbreviated story:
Alora is in stage 4 brain cancer. She is 22. Her husband, Justin, is in the military stationed in Alaska. He asked for re-assignment closer to home. The Army reassigned him to Fort Benning, close to Atlanta, their home. But the unit the Army is transferring him to is slated to go to Afghanistan later this year. Justin can’t ask for a hardship discharge because he would lose insurance for Alora.
Alora has lost all her hair. She has severe and regular mood swings. She can’t drive. She can’t work, and her memory is failing. Alora stays with her mom. Alora’s mom, a registered nurse, is having difficulty handling everything. She was doing okay for a long time, but recently has become worn out to the point of exhaustion. Sandy is of course devastated by everything and is doing her best to maintain a positive attitude and encourage Justin for when he returns to Georgia.
Please pray for Justin, that the Army will find another unit for him so he can care for his wife at home. Please pray that God will give Justin the strength and the wisdom to love Alora with God’s love when he returns. Please pray for Sandy and Margaret to give them strength to carry this cross and God’s peace that passes all understanding. Please pray that God will grant them strength and endurance so they can be encouraging and supportive for these young kids.
Please pray for their marriage. And please pray for supernatural healing for Alora. Our God is a Mighty God.