Angels Everywhere

                                             Rev. Kevin Cozadd (Minister for Mxers for Jesus) and the Dupree Family letting Randy know that Jesus is watching him.

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”  Psalm 91:11

The moment we started telling family and friends about Randy’s diagnosis “angels everywhere” have been appearing.  Our Family has been touched with the amount of support we have received. Words cannot express how truly thankful we are to each and every one of you.  People ask me how in the world am I doing it and it is because of you that makes it possible.  Neighbors, family, friends, and complete strangers have given so much to us.  Fundraisers are being organized right now for our family, prayers are going out to our family each day, friends and family have cooked meals for us and all of this makes it so much easier to go on day after day.  It has been four months since we have told people about Randy and the help is still coming.  We don’t know why God has given our family this heavy cross to carry, but please know each one of you has helped our family hold that cross.  Randy’s new challenge in life has had a profound effect on many people.  One friend explained to Randy, “You have touched so many people in your life and now people want to help you.”

They say God has a plan for everyone.  I believe God found this subdivision for us years before we even knew why.  As the news reached our neighbors, without hesitation they began forming groups to begin taking care of the lawn, sending meals to us, helping with the baby, etc.  I’ll never forget when I answered the door and one of the children in the neighborhood handed me a cup of dollar bills and quarters.  They had a lemonade stand on the corner and wanted our family to have their sales.  Wow! We have some amazing parents in Tchefuncte Parc and your values are showing through your children.

A commercial lawn care business found out about our situation through one of the neighbors and offered to take care of our lawn through October.   I cannot even tell you what a tremendous stress reliever that has been. ExxonMobil family, where Randy spent twelve years working, quickly had a prayer service for us and began collecting donations for our family.

My former coworkers quickly started to gather gift cards and preparing meals for us.  Candles being lit in honor of our family and prayers bombarded God on a daily basis.  We have so many friends and I ask myself each night how I am going to repay each and every one of you.

I would also like to thank all of the coaches, teachers, family, and friends who have wrapped their arms around my children.  It is hard for adults to comprehend why things happen, so I can’t imagine what is  going through the minds of my children.  It makes it easier for us to sleep at night knowing so many people are watching out for our kids.

I know we have been confronted with a horrible situation, but at the same time we feel like we have been blessed to have so many great people in our lives.  Debbie Gros


2 responses to “Angels Everywhere

  1. Debbie & Randy, let me take a moment to send a special blessing your way . . . “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you and GIVE YOU PEACE!” (Numbers 6)
    Be assured of our thoughts and prayers. ~Maureen and your SRB Krewe

  2. Although I did not know Randy personally, I offer condolences for his loss. I am a distant cousin, Dennis Gros. Randy’s grandfather was my uncle. I am the son of Ray senior’s youngest brother, Elmer, who passed away 12 years ago. My mother, Odile Gros, died August 24.
    I live in Nolensville Tennessee, near Nashville. I pray for blessings, strength and happiness for your family.

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