A very special thank you to NEGU (never ever give up!) Joy Jars, special gifts sent to pediatric cancer patients, sponsored by the Jessie Rees Foundation. The twelve-year-old blogger and founder of Joy Jars, lost her battle with brain cancer in 2012. Her parents posted on Facebook, just days after her death, that they had “prayed and prayed for sweet Jessie to be healed here on earth but God’s plan was to use Heaven for healing.”
What parent would be able to say that, believe that, without God’s sustaining love and grace?!
Four years after her death, Jessie’s compassion is still being utilized as sustaining grace for others as thousands of pediatric cancer patients continue to receive her Joy Jars. Her dad writes that she created these gifts to “spread hope, joy and love to kids fighting cancer.”
Justin has received two Joy Jars, which are literally plastic jars packed with small toys, hats, and socks as well as messages of hope and inspiration. We have enjoyed the jars packed with cool stuff. But the best part is being reminded that there are people out there who really care and are actively reaching out to encourage.
A little compassion can go a long way.
I am mentioning our experience with the Jessie Rees Foundation to honor her and her amazingly faithful parents. And to just do a tiny, little part in helping to continue her mission to raise awareness for childhood cancer. I encourage you to support in any way you can, and I implore you to pray for affected families all over the world.
Jessica Joy with her parents, Pastor Erik and Stacey Rees.
Grace be with you, my friends.