“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Julie Crawford is going home. A heart felt thank you to all who contributed to the GoFundMe fundraiser. You paid for a medical flight to bring this 34 year old terminally ill wife and mother from a Toronto hospital to her home near Edmonton. As you know from the previous blog post, Julie is near death after a long and courageous but unsuccessful battle with cancer. All therapies failed. She simply wants to go home now and be with her husband and seven year old son when she dies.

https://www.gofundme.com/juliecrawford was only set up yesterday and within a day the account has collected $48K of $50K. I am sure that by this evening the remaining $2,000 will be in the account. 

Complete strangers gave donations. They will never meet her on this side of the grave; yet other families gave so Julie could have her last wish to be with her family. Julie is being flown home by a charter medical flight on Wednesday, March 2nd. Thank you. That is what community does.

May God be with the Crawford family now in these last days of a long journey. About most things I know nothing, but I have experienced suffering. I know that God can give us His perfect peace. I pray the Crawfords will know that peace. -- Mark

[Click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKynh0Spy-Q for Laura Story, "Perfect Peace".] 

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