"PRODUCED BY FAITH-STORIES.COM At the age of seven, Shanna was diagnosed with bone cancer, had half of her left leg amputated and the whole time gave glory to God for all the blessings. As a Christian woman, Shanna's mom knew that God heard her prayers. She knew Jesus was carrying her through this entire ordeal. But Sherrie Decker is human. She's a mom who, no matter how strong her faith didn't want her baby girl to die. "Sometimes I prayed so hard over my daughter when she was sleeping that I actually had sweat coming down my face and I prayed and prayed so hard that I just begged God to please deliver her from this and He totally has but when you're so deep into it you just can't see a way out and God just has to absolutely carry you out of it," said Sherrie.
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Faith in War; Ryan's Story Part II of III
"PRODUCED BY FAITH-STORIES.COM It's hard to explain how war fits into God's plan or even how it can be any part of a plan designed by a loving a merciful God. It is probably best left for those who are scholars of God's Word like Pastor Ray Logan, a former military chaplain who counseled those during the Korean War to try and explain."
"a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Located on both banks of the Zumbro River, it is perhaps best known as the home of Mayo Clinic and is also home to one of IBM's largest facilities. The city was estimated to have population of 102,231 as of July 1, 2008, making it Minnesota's third-largest city and the largest outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area, consisting of Olmsted, Dodge, and Wabasha counties, had an estimated population of 179,573 in 2006. The city has long been a fixture on Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" index, and is ranked number 67 on the 2006 list."
"For the 19th consecutive year, Mayo Clinic is on the Honor Roll of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" issue. Glenn Forbes, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Rochester, reflects on the recognition. For more information, go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/feature-art..."
Prayer Labyrinth in Rochester, MN
"In a city where medical miracles are recorded and research paves the way to changing the lives of people worldwide there sits a hill that overlooks Rochester, Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic and on that hill the craziness of everyday life can fade into the city's skyline because here sits something unique. It's something that gives anyone, free for the taking, a personal and intimate walk with God. FOR MORE STORIES GO TO WWW.FAITH-STORIES.COM"
"..the trend for smaller homes to promote independence and community inclusion saw the opening of Hiawatha’s first community based home in 1986 and the closure of the Children’s Home and Adult Home soon after. Today, over 90 individuals benefit from Hiawatha's community-based residential homes. .. Employment
".. is an adult foster care organization specializing in providing residential care and group homes for adults with brain injuries, mental health conditions, chemical dependency issues and other physical disabilities. We are committed to creating safe, nurturing home environments and individually designed programs specifically suited for each of our resident’s unique challenges to enable them to reach their full life potential...
"Since 1997, we have dedicated ourselves to providing a home-like environment for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Our 22-bed facility in Rochester, MN offers a supportive residential environment with occupational, physical and speech therapy available to all residents. Wing House exists to promote the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals who have survived a traumatic brain injury."
Arc SE's mission is to build inclusive communities for all by providing support, education, and advocacy to persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Arc improves the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities and assists them in obtaining the full range of civil rights, including the right to equal education, housing, and employment. Arc supports and advocates to secure and enhance opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families to choose how they live, learn, work and play in their communities. Arc Southeastern Minnesota serves the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Rice, Olmsted, Houston, Wabasha and Winona. "