Let me tell you about a really special friend of mine, Kristen Entwistle. Kristen is the oldest daughter of my close friends from Taylor University, Dave and Debbie Entwistle. I first met Kristin over 25 years ago while visiting her parents. I fell in love with the then two-year-old, as she ran around hopping, running, and doing all sorts of things other kids of that age do. I wouldn't have known by looking at Kristen that she had cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that attacks her lungs. Her daily regimen of medicines and pulmonary therapy seemed daunting, especially for such a little girl. As Kristen grew up, I felt a bond with her, at least in part, because of my own cerebral palsy. Whenever I visited, she seemed drawn to me as well, as if she also sensed that we had something in common. Though she is an adult now, she continues to have a special place in my heart.
Kristen has a lot of grit, and she hasn’t let her medical challenges, including multiple hospitalizations, stop her from living a very full life of service to her Lord. (You can check out her blog at www.alllforhimlife.com) Today, Kristin has her PhD in biochemistry and is teaching at a college in Eastern Tennessee.
On December 16th, a new chapter in Kristen’s life will begin, as she marries Cody Mudrack. I want to do something very special for the soon-to-be newlyweds. I want to give them enough money that the couple can enjoy a leisurely honeymoon. Randi and I are committed to giving Cody and Kristen $300, but I really want to give them ten times that much, $3,000.
Will you help give this wonderful young woman and her new husband the honeymoon of their dreams? Any amount, no matter how small, would mean a lot to me and to them. Thank you!