Christine Adams is a Christian, wife, mother, St. Louis Christian College Alumni and breast cancer victim.
Pastor Lay knows her from St. Louis Christian College.
Although they are not members of our church … it is apparent that they need help.
- Steve (husband) just lost his 13-year job at Sears in a personnel cut-back.
- Now Steve is only getting part-time work.
- Christine is unable to work due to chemo therapy.
- She came down with pneumonia a few weeks ago and spent a week in the hospital.
- Now she’s home, but on a respirator.
- Their bills have been piling up to the point of disconnect notices.
- They have to routinely make a choice between paying for medicine or groceries and utility bills.
- They need financial help and prayer.
This is a family of four where both parents were working. The mom gets diagnosed with cancer and starts chemotherapy, the dad gets downsized out of a job and in a matter of a few months they go from two paychecks to half a paycheck. At the same time they are paying for medicines and doctor visits they are not equipped to handle. Medicaid has helped with some of the chemo treatments, but doesn’t do much for the prescription drugs.
The dad is under a lot of pressure as he has become the primary care giver, supervises the boys, handles the household chores and works part-time. Mom is restricted to bed rest and is uncomfortably sick most of the time because of the chemo. This is the proverbial rock and hard place.
Our church is very small (30 members) and does not have the financial resources to pay the bills or the skills or connections to help with medical assistance. Everyday Fellowship gave the family money to help with groceries and bills in June and July. In August we helped them keep their car from being re-possessed and their electric from being cut off. Although the dad is working part-time, in this economy, it is doubtful that he’ll find full-time work with benefits any time soon.
We’ve set up a fund to accept tax-deductible donations on behalf of the family. It would be great if you could help keep the family “above water” with a donation and prayers.
What Do You Get Out of It?
The warm-fuzzy feeling that you’ve helped someone who has no possible way to return the favor.
The knowledge that you did a good deed and that no one will know.
If you believe in “karma”, you know that what goes around, comes around, and that your gift will help keep the evil spirits away.
If you believe in Christ, you’ll know you’ve followed His greatest commandment, “Love Your Neighbor”. Christ said “what you do for the least of these, you do for me”.
You’ll get a tax-deduction receipt from Everyday Fellowship via email if you donate by Paypal. We’ll send your receipt in the mail if you donate by check. There’s also an option to create a recurring monthly gift. You retain control over the monthly donation and can delete it at any time.
You don’t need a Paypal account to donate with a credit card. Your credit card statement will show “Paypal” on the line entry.
To donate by check,
2787 Westminster Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033
Anything you can do to help us bless this family and reduce the pressure on them while they deal with chemo-therapy, the healing process, bills and raising their kids will be appreciated.