JOURNEY OF HOPE is a cancer care ministry, centered on bringing God’s hope to patients and their caregivers, family, and friends. This group’s desire is to provide encouragement and hope; spiritual support and prayer; as well as, practical support, courage and compassion to every person in our community affected by cancer. This ministry was created because of the significant need in our nation, as well as in the body of Christ, to care for those dealing with cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, over 12 million people in the United States are living with or have been personally diagnosed with cancer. Every year, 1.5 million more people receive a cancer diagnosis. That means that in a church of 200 people approximately eight people are living with cancer and two more will be diagnosed with it every year. Each of these individuals has family members and caregivers that are affected as well.
Why is Cancer different?
Cancer attacks the body. It is an assault of rogue cells trying to take over the body and break down everything in their path. But its attack is no less intensive on the mind and spirit. Yet, there remains something that cancer cannot conquer, HOPE.
Cancer requires unique insights both into the disease and into God’s Word. The purpose of the Journey of Hope ministry is to equip you with these insights, and to help you cultivate and carry the hope for which so many are longing.
What is the impact?
Imagine you are feeling afraid, rejected, alone, powerless, ashamed and hopeless. Envision, then, if someone comes to you and says words that no one else has said, does things that no one else has done and leaves you with courage, strength, dignity, and hope for the future -and God’s plan. How would that affect you? What if it changed one day? What about 10 days? 100 days? What if it helped you through to see another whole season of life with hope? The potential impact is indescribable, there is HOPE IN THIS JOURNEY. Hope is God’s plan for each and every one. It is the foundation that we stand on, and it is what gives us the strength to fight. We want to come alongside you in the battle against cancer and provide you with resources that will encourage you and your loved ones. God has good plans for you; do not let this season of challenge stop you from experiencing His goodness.
“For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)