Jay's eDevotionals  

Apr 24

Hope Heals

This HOPE we have as an anchor of the soul, a HOPE both sure and steadfast.” (Hebrews 6:19)

Jason and Katherine Wolf, our beloved children, received a very difficult assignment 5 years ago. They crashed into a brain-stem stroke. You graciously joined us on a journey of suffering and hope. The following excerpt updates their calling to serve as “God’s Missionaries of Hope!”

In April 2008, at the age of 26, Katherine suffered a massive brain stem stroke while 6-month old James slept in the other room. She was not expected to live or recover, but she did both. In the time since the AVM rupture (the congenital condition that caused the stroke), she has re-learned to eat, speak and walk, though all those things look very different than they did before. Many other obstacles remain, from double vision to deafness, facial paralysis to lack of fine motor coordination in her hand, even a small brain aneurysm, and yet hope remains. We celebrate the beauty and the pain because each day is a gift from God. We know that all too well.

Five years later, our lives are moving forward in directions we never could have imagined. We have been so grateful to share our story and our hope through different blogs and speaking opportunities. At this point, we feel we’ve been given a platform and a stewardship that we cannot deny. Though we don’t exactly know how it all will look, we are leaping forward in faith to dedicate more of our full-time efforts to this ministry. We like to think of ourselves as “missionaries of hope” — messengers who have come a long way to bring good news that HOPE IN CHRIST HEALS THE SOUL.

We are neither Bible teachers nor theologians — we are more like starving beggars telling the others where to find the free bread. We don’t know much, but we do know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for us all. Through some of the darkest storms this broken world has to offer, we have experienced a God of love and redemption and hope. As the years go by, through His grace, our souls become more steadfastly anchored in Him. We are not undone by the wind and the waves, and that long-awaited shore gets clearer and brighter and closer.

We are excited to introduce you to our new website at www.hopeheals.com and we pray that our shared stories of HOPE in Christ will inspire many people to connect with the Savior. “Our Lord Jesus Christ has caused us to be born again to a living HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and obtain an inheritance that is imperishable.” (1 Peter 1:3-4)

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