Carrie and her family
Today I cannot be wordless, but these two photographs show that, really, no words are needed. These two smiling people both have had multiple bouts of the insidious disease, cancer, and now after years, they are battling once again.
Carrie is my cousin, and Charlie is a friend who is like family to us. They are both dear, sweet, loving Christians, and I solicit your prayers for them as they continue this horrible battle.
You can see Carrie's immediate family. She also has a mother and father and two sisters.
Charlie is married with a small daughter. He also has a loving mother and grandmother.
They both have many family members who also need your prayers of support and courage, so today, on this Ash Wednesday, I am asking for your prayers for them and for their families, and I am asking that you spread the word, asking all your other Christian friends to also pray for the two special young people.
O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servants Carrie and Charlie the help of your power, that their sicknesses may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.