Wendy Gorris

First post: May 26, 2021 Latest post: May 18, 2022
Anyone who knows Wendy can't help but think of her beautiful smile, contagious laugh and generous hospitality. She cherishes family time, drinking tea, and laughing...lots of laughing. Jesus is her best friend, her rock, and her confidant. One of the first things she said to me on May 19, 2021 after she first heard the words, 
"It's cancer," is: "We still have hope. I can't imagine going though something like this without hope."

Wendy has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and her team of doctors are extremely optimistic. But it's gonna take an army. She is facing 6-9 of the toughest months of her life. That's where we come in. Team Wendy. She will need our words, our prayers, our hands and our feet. She will need us to do the things she can't. She will need us to cheer with her in the victories, bless her with our kindness, of course, make her laugh. This is a place where we can all come together and encourage our dear friend in ways that will mean more than you can imagine.

One of the first things we want to do is collect photos. We will be creating slideshows for Wendy to watch to keep her mind at peace. We encourage you to upload any photos you have of special memories with Wendy, or something you know would bring her joy. Thank you for your love and care, and most of all for being on 

The following verses have become a special mantra to Wendy as she enters this fight, especially verse 20..."holding fast to him, for he IS your life." Not only does Wendy choose life for the here and now, she chooses the one who IS life. He is her strength, her joy and her peace. Even though the shock of this is still present, God was not surprised by any of this. If there is one thing Wendy would want each of you to know it is that God is trustworthy. We all face battles and Wendy wants just one thing... in the face of them we would, like her, CHOOSE LIFE.

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them." ---Deuteronomy 30:19-20


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