Thursday, July 22, 2010

Encourage a Bloom Member

Angie and I were so touched by this email we received from a fellow Bloom member. Would you consider blessing her with a card of encouragement?

I'm writing with a prayer request. I'm 22 years old, a nanny, and finishing up nursing school. I had a beautiful life, got back from a fabulous vacation after last semester (in May) and 2 days later I found out I had a tumor on my liver and would need chemo and a liver transplant. This is uncharted territory for me, and I'm so scared. I was wondering if it would be too much to ask all the Bloom girls for words of encouragement. I've already begun the chemo, and right now I'm on the organ waiting list, which is miserable.  The doctors had me quit school and my nannying, so I wait day in and day out.

Any day I will undergo surgery for a new liver, spending an average of a month in the hospital. I just got over a rough breakup with my fiance of nearly 3 years (it was what God wanted) and I'm just still in shock over how my life has gotten here, and why.

I'm just devastated and feel so alone in this.

My birthday is August 2nd and odds are, I'll still be waiting or in the hospital. I didn't plan on this - no one does - and I just don't know what God's plan in this is.

My blog of this journey is if you'd like to stop by

Thank you and may God bless you.

Amanda Goodwin

If you would like to send Amanda a card, please send it to:
Amanda Goodwin
281 Cheltenham Ln
Munroe Falls, OH 44262

We are praying for you Amanda!


  1. Ah, this is what the Love Body does... love like Jesus.

    Thank you, Jessica, for introducing the sisterhood to Amanda... a privilege and joy to reach out!

    So grateful for this bloomin' community :)
    All's grace,

  2. I'm so glad you shared Amanda's story with us. Ann is so right. As the body of Christ we can join together and minister to Amanda through prayer and encouragement. Thank you for this opportunity. I will visit her blog.


  3. I am learning that when one member of the body of Christ hurts, the entire body feels the pain. Lifting this sweet girl up in prayer right now.

  4. Prayer and cards! Seems so small an act but in the hands of an Incredable God, we can help lift Amanda's day! Thanks for bring her need to us.

  5. I've tweeted with Amanda and she is such a sweetheart. I'm so glad Bloom can support her!!!

  6. Thank you sweet friends. God did something BIG today -
    It's your prayers... praise God. Thank you for each and every prayer. I feel them, I SEE them. Please keep them coming, and I thank our precious Lord for each of you.

  7. I will def. be praying and sending some love her way.... could be any of us at any time.... sigh.

    God is good.

  8. Prayers and cards are being sent.


  9. Just had to say again, thank you for the cards. I get a couple new ones each day, and it's so encouraging to read your words of encouragement, favorite Scriptures, hear of your prayers, and I could go on. God bless you for taking time out of your lives to pray for me and even send a card. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. <3

  10. Praying for Amanda and going to visit her blog now! Thanks for sharing! :)