Rachel Rapacz

First post: Feb 14, 2022 Latest post: Feb 1, 2024
This past weekend, we received the unexpected news that Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia.    We are praying and trusting God for her full recovery. Our hope is in the One who can heal and do all things! Rachel will be receiving in-patient chemo treatments over the next 6 weeks, but we anticipate a much longer road of care past that time. We are comforted knowing we will journey this road together, so let’s rally around this sweet family and love them well.  

There are opportunities to serve them during this time. Check out the "Ways to Help" section on this site for more details.  There have been many offers of help, so if they are filled- don't worry, there will be more! 

We will be using this Caring Bridge website to keep family and friends updated in one place, and to streamline communication for them. Rachel and Mike can write to you directly on here, and can share more specifically how you can be praying and helping. Mike and Rachel appreciate you loving on the their family as they journey, with Jesus, through this. 

"How firm a foundation ye saints of the Lord, 
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
What more can He say than to you He has said,
You who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale, our abounding in wealth;
At home, or abroad, on the land, on the sea,
"As your days may demand, shall your strength ever be," (Deut 33:25)

Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed;
For I AM your God, and will still give you aid,
I'll strengthen and help you, and cause you to stand,
Upheld by My righteous omnipotent hand." (Isaiah 41:10)

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never forsake. 

-How Firm a Foundation, Kirkham 1787