October is the designated month and time to honor breast cancer survivors. It is the month to remember those who have lost their battle with Breast Cancer. It is the month to support the progress being made to defeat breast cancer.
In keeping with this theme, I was thinking of a good way to get involved this year. This verse came to my mind as I picked up my pen and paper to start putting down my thoughts. ” Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
I began to sketch my vision on paper, one face at a time. I would like to invite you to help me finish the painting.
If you know a breast cancer survivor, simply write down her name on my Instagram or Facebook or comment here on the blog. If you have a friend or family member that you have lost with breast cancer, write down her name. If you know of someone living with breast cancer right now or is going through treatment, write down her name. As names are gathered, each one will be prayed for and then added to the Joshua 1:9 painting. Once all of the names have been collected and the painting is finished at the end of the month, I will share it once more, finished. At that point, it will be donated to a local Oncologist`s office in honor of my sweet friend in her 4th year, battling breast cancer.
My desire is that this painting process will inspire, bring HOPE and encouragement to those who are struggling in their own journey of cancer.
Jeremiah 29: 11 “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
In the painting, I have lots of faces in the background that will be faded as it is near completion but still seen. They represent the 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the US, including women still being treated as well as those who have completed treatment. They also are in memory of the 685,000 worldwide who have lost their battle against this disease. this year. The girl in the front represents nearly 281,550 new cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed this year.
Look us up on facebook and instagram and add the names of those special ladies. Let’s fill the painting with names of brave women who have a connection with breast cancer. Tag a friend, to let them know they are being prayed for and will be a part of the bigger picture here that we are creating together.
It is a privilege to be able to be a very small part of bringing awareness to Breast Cancer this month, to honor ladies, and also to remember ladies who have fought a good fight. This is for them all.
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Thank you in advance for your help. Spread the word and check back next week to see the update and progress of the Joshua 1:9 Girls
Have a great new week,