Friday, May 16, 2014

Living Out The Word

Acts 2:42-47
42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

As the church, we are called to share with one another through difficult times.  I love reading this passage because it is an incredible picture of how the church should help one another as needs arise.  Over my time at Brevard Community, I have seen examples of this over and over again.  We are blessed to be a part of a body of believers that takes these verses to heart and puts them into action. 

One example of this passage is Adrianna Henderson.  She is sixteen years old and has suffered with Lyme disease and other co-infections for almost three years.  She struggles daily with all over body pain, paralysis in her joints and muscles, headaches, extreme fatigue, muscle seizures, cognitive problems, light and sound sensitivity, anxiety, and trouble gaining weight.  She is leaving for Germany on May 28 for a very successful treatment that is not offered here in the states.  The total cost for the travel and treatment is $20,000.  She still needs $6,000 more for the complete nine weeks of treatment. 

What is so impressive about Adrianna and her family is that through this challenging time in their lives they have not stopped honoring and glorifying Christ through this struggle.  If you have spent any time around Adrianna you wouldn’t even know that she is sick and you would quickly be impressed with her passion and love for Jesus.

Brevard Community has helped in numerous ways with raising support for Adrianna and her family.  We are almost there we just need to finish strong.  If you are willing and able to give, please consider sponsoring me as I run in the White Squirrel 10-K race to raise support for Adrianna. 

Checks can be made out to Adrianna Henderson with the memo Lyme Fund.

Also, please be in prayer for Adrianna and her family during her treatment.  Please pray that God would use whatever means necessary to heal her.

Thank you for your support,

Brent Metcalf
High School Student Pastor