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Our God is an Awesome God

Dear Church,

Let me just start out by saying, Our God is an awesome God. He is with us even in our darkest times. He never fails to remind us that we are his children and that he loves us unconditionally. This past week has been a rough one. Definitely one of the hardest I’ve had to deal with in my christian walk.

This past Sunday, October 16th, we found out that my wife, Brianne Facundo had a miscarriage; she was 11 weeks pregnant. It was a devastating blow in our lives. We rushed her to the emergency room Sunday right after I left the church. After a few tests and 5 hours of waiting and praying, the doctor did confirm that she had miscarried. We never would’ve thought that we would be in this position; we tried to understand why were we put here. In our time of grieving and prayer, I felt this comfort, and yet the feeling of contempt like I’ve never felt before. I was also remembering scripture from that Sunday’s sermon, “My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, Because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfected complete, not deficient in anything.”(James 1:2-4) In a way, I felt honored that He has that much faith in us. Another way that the Lord has blessed us in this time happened the next day. We went into that emergency room knowing that our insurance wouldn’t have kicked in till the first of November. I was already worrying about the hospital bill, but God had his hand on us. Through a couple of weird ways (God’s favor), we found out that we were insured and that our whole bill was paid for. My God is faithful, even in our hard times, He is always watching over us.

This has been the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to go through, but I am so humbled by the favor that my God has shown to us. My wife and I have grown stronger in our faith, we are fully relying on Him, and He has not let us down yet. We ask that you would keep us in your prayers during this time. And we hope that this testimony can show the goodness of our God. We give all the Glory, Honor and Praise to Him.

All for Him,

Rico Facundo