Jesus suffered greatly too. He said,
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (KJV)
These words of comfort not only apply to individuals, but to the entire family unit.
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A terminal diagnosis deals a powerful blow, not only to the patient receiving it, but to the family as well. Many feelings such as fear, grief, anger, and anxiety are felt as strongly by the family as the patient--sometimes more strongly. Treatment options, life decisions, even the general wellbeing of the patient can be affected by the dynamics of the family unit. Every member of the family is in crisis. Every member needs God to help them cope. Is this you? Are you and your loved one struggling with cancer? Perhaps the illness in your family is Alzheimer's, ALS, COPD, or maybe heart failure. Although the medical treatment of the disease may vary, the challenges to the family have many common factors. God’s Word is the best place to find the tools you need to help you through, what for many, is the most difficult experience you will ever have.

This year, seven community leaders have agreed to join our first Advisory Group. Click here to learn more about them.

New classes will start in the fall in two locations. 

Valerie Thibeau joins our board of directors. Thank you Valerie.

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Thank you Jay McKenney for producing this wonderful video for us!

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Join us to hear authors and inspirational speakers Gordon and Jill Viggiano
Fundraiser and book signing
Sunday October 19, 2014 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
At the Corner--1889 Willamette Falls Dr. West Linn, OR 
Hear how one family faced a life-threatening illness and found hope.
Viggiano"Life throws things at us all the time.  Sometimes it is a pebble of trouble and sometimes it is a rock of hardship.  But sometimes life throws a boulder of devastation and we are powerless to escape its crushing impact.  Six years ago, life threw a boulder at the Viggiano family.
Gordon suffered a massive stroke. He survived but not without severe consequences."
In Painful Blessing, Jill tells the story of devastating loss, hope that comes from the faith that sustains her, finding joy in their new life, and the decision to embrace recovery as both a team sport and a lifetime endeavor.
RSVP by October 13th to kharen@wjministries.org or call 503-688-7363