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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009
I received an email yesterday from a listener going through some financial turmoil. He identifies with our situation and said, "I'm tired of the cliche's Christians give." What he wanted to know was, does God really care when we are in desperate situations?

I could judge that by my circumstances right now, and if I did, I would conclude he doesn't. I walked outside last night and looked up at the expanse of the Arizona sky. I'm just a speck in the universe. How could God care? If he did care, why did he let this happen? Why would he let the kids progress in their treatment and then hit a toxic wall with the house we moved into? Why am I alone again, apart from the people I moved down here to help and nurture? How could so many things be going wrong?

And yet, I received a score of emails yesterday from people telling me they were praying for a breakthrough for us. A missionary and his wife said they had set aside the whole day to pray for us. Andrea and the kids went to a church the Sunday before I arrived and she filled out the little card for newcomers. A pastor called her yesterday, at one of her low points, prayed with her, and told her, "This is why we're here, to help."

So I could focus on all the junk that's happened, all the shattered dreams of how things might have been, or I can focus on the way I've seen God work in the people around us, some we don't even know, and what he's doing in us each day to bring us to a point of wild dependence on him. I wish I didn't have to go through this, and I wish I didn't have to watch my wife and children go through this, but I'm glad we don't have to go through it alone.


Anonymous said...

Chris, I don't even know what to say it all seems so painful. But we will pray and keep praying!!!!

Jennifer said...

Yes, wild dependence on Him. Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength~by His grace. This is all that matters in the light of eternity.

I'm reading in Psalms this morning, and thought you would appreciate these verses as well:
"But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.
For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O lord,
You surround him with favor as with a shield." Psalm 5:11,12 nasb

Praying this for you and your family today.

Anonymous said...

Yes, God cares, even more than we can ever realize. Will put you on my prayer list. While in Tucson, contact Jason & Mandi Barbieri, they're on staff with Navigators at the university. His dad is Dr. Lou Barbieri of Moody Bible Institute.
Ps. 37, has always been an encouragement to me.
In Christ alone,
Gloria L.

Anonymous said...

We also have been joining the many in prayer for your family. I have questions too, but like you realize that God has the ability to turn all to good.
The cliches never seem to cut it in times like these. Our family has gone through many times of uncertainty and doubt but Jesus has shown Himself faithful.
I have story after story of how God has provided for our needs and so much more. We are trusting Him now for a great story for the Fabry's of How God brought healing and abundance to a wonderful family that followed Him no matter what!
We love you guys and will continue though with you until we see the victory Christ claimed for you!

Rafe and Michele Blood