My Friend Needs Your Help | Visionary Family Ministries

My Friend Needs Your Help

by | Nov 13, 2013

Screenshot 2013-11-12 20.41.29Dear friends,

I am writing to ask you to help one of my friends. His name is Christian Carlson (married to Rebekah), and he serves as Family Pastor at Fellowship Church just down the road from me in Carol Stream, IL.

Christian is a disabled veteran and is 100% wheel-chair bound due to degenerative multiple-sclerosis. In addition, their three-year-old son (they have seven kids!), Christian II, has a life-threatening case of type 1 diabetes.

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Christian and his son are in desperate need of medical/service dogs which can assist them in cases of emergency, monitor little Christian’s insulin, and help them with basic tasks.

I am compelled out of my respect for Christian – he is an amazing family man and is leading his church with a biblical vision for family ministry – to do everything I can to help him.

Would you please take 7 minutes and watch this video to learn more about the Carlson family and how you can help? After you watch the video – please visit (The Carlson Family website) to learn more. Donation links are below. “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ” – Galatians 6:2.

DONATE ONLINE HERE – if you prefer to mail a check, you can send it to: Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, PO Box 647, Madison, VA, 22722 – be sure to write “Carlson Family Donation” in the memo area of the check.

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