It was a Saturday. The air was crisp. The October skies had leaked the night before, leaving the narrow, mountain road wet. Sam’s car slipped and slid and settled into a guardrail.
While he looked exactly the same outside of his body, the inside of his brain told a very different story.
The doctors used fancy medical jargon to explain Sam’s condition to the Ferguson Family: Diffuse Axonal Injury, Grade 3. That was the official diagnosis. But the family’s faith did not falter. The doctors explained it as a “shearing of the brain”. But the family’s hope was unhindered. When the prognosis looked grim, the Ferguson Family looked to Jesus. And when the doctor’s said to prepare for the worst, the family planned a prayer vigil instead.
Friends and strangers gathered from near and far. Nearly 100 people showed up to link arms with Bob, Sandi, Rob, and Ben that night–and over a year later, this community has refused to let go.
As with any traumatic brain injury, the effects are long-lasting and life-altering. The Fergusons have recently started a home renovation to better accommodate the needs of Sam. We continue to believe that Sam Ferguson will be completely, fully, totally healed. We also believe God has called us to work with this family as we wait.
This is not a story of injury or illness.
This is a story of faith, family, community, and miracles. It is a story of hope. Of help. Of holiness–seen and unseen.
We believe in the promises of God. We also believe that we are called to help bear the burden of others.
If you would like to link arms with us and contribute to the Sam Ferguson outreach, please do. All donations given through December 25th, will go directly to Sam.
Together, we can do some good. To God alone, be the glory.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”