To help financially during this time of great need, please forward your offering to Tom's sister:
Darla Wexttsen, 16738 N. Tolle Lane, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
checks may be made payable to "Grace Community Church"

There is also a deposit account set up at US Bank to help defray Deb's uncovered medical expenses.
Visit any US Bank branch office to make a deposit in cash or by check for "Deborah A. Smith Memorial Fund".
Please be sure to mention Charity Paddock or Nellie Haverkos to be sure the gift is properly deposited.

If you use this link to join, then go shopping there, as much as 26% of your purchases will help the family.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Deb's Family at home and around the world: A tireless service of Love and devotion!

Reports from those who have had the privilege to speak with Deb and serve her up close recently have reported some marvelous things.

Deb continues to be encouraged by the love and support folks are sharing, even to the point of breaking out in song/worship (singing the hymn Marla McNabb recalled in her recent comment.

Jordan has started a new fashion craze to support his mom by shaving his head (anyone want to join him?)

Tom and the kids and the grands encourage Deb tirelessly, and offer their service of Love and prayers without ceasing -- what a witness of the Love of God! Deb has often made it well known to friends lately how much she loves her family and how much Joy their times together bring her!

Tom's Aunt Vera, his mom, Louise, and his sister Darla have been taking turns with day time visits and helping Deb with here physical needs. Please lift them up in prayer.


Patti Blount-La said...

Hi-I don't really know how I ended up on this website, but I do really know it was by the leading of our Lord. Tears streamed down my face as I read about you, Deb. My spirit was saying, "This is my family. She is my sister. This is the Body of Christ.' I was experiencing the reality of when one member suffers, all suffer. It was a strange experience to feel the love of God for you through me, and I haven't even met you before in the natural realm. Our spirits are connected as we are connected to our Head, Jesus Christ, and in that His love for you is felt throughout that connection. Just wanted to say I love you and encourage you and your family to know His precious Hands of love are all over you in this. Your sister-Patti Blount-La.

Christy Hughes (Sowders) said...

Deb and Tom,

I spoke with Darla this morning and tears streamed down my face as I heard about the beauty and the love and strength that pass knowledge and understanding coming out of this season. I pray Isaiah 43:1-4 over you today...

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are mine. When you pass through the waters...they shall not overflow you...When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored and I have loved you...Fear not, for I am with you."

Love you and believing with you.
Christy Hughes (Sowders)