*Mike fought cancer with joy and great faith, but passed away on September 30th, 2014. This is his story. 

It started with a trip to a walk-in clinic. Then there was the phone call, “You need to come to the hospital right now.” Then came more tests and an uncomfortable conversation with a nurse who had the tough job of saying the words, “We think you have leukemia.”

Mike is a creative guy, he’s into music and photography. Years ago when he first tried weed he felt it opened his mind, made him more creative and he liked the way it felt.  When a friend offered him OxyContin he took it and that’s when life started to get really messy.

OxyContin is highly addictive. It’s also very expensive and Mike turned to fraud to get his fix. Months later the police caught up with him, took his money and his pills and that’s when Mike started looking for help elsewhere.

God, if you’re out there I need some help.

Mike found God during a year-long stint with Teen Challenge. Now he’s figuring out what faith looks like when the doctors are measuring your life expectancy in months. This is his story.

Where are you in your walk with God today? Would you be pleased to talk to God about what you’ve been doing with your life lately? The Christian life is always more than we can handle on our own. That’s why God left us the Holy Spirit – His own presence with us each and every day. You can invite the Holy Spirit to work in your life today by praying a prayer like this:

Dear Father, I need You. I acknowledge that I have sinned against You by directing my own life. I thank You that You have forgiven my sins through Christ’s death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. I now thank You for filling me with the Holy Spirit and directing my life.

And don’t stop there; take it a step further. Invite others to find eternal life through Jesus too.



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