Posted on Jun 3 2010 in General by
This letter was recently shared on a homeschool state leaders’ group; we are reprinting it here with permission so you can pray–and give if you feel so led.
“If one member suffers, all members suffer together; if one member is honored all rejoice together.” ~1 Corinthians 12:26
Dear State Leaders,
Many of you are aware of the ministry over the years of Gregg & Sono Harris. Gregg has been a long-time Christian homeschool advocate, speaker, and pastor and has been very instrumental in the Christian homeschool movement. In fact, Gregg’s ministry helped launch many of our state homeschool organizations.
Sono was recently diagnosed with stage IV inoperable cancer. She has been an inspirational presence to many with her energetic, bright spirit and dedication to her family and others. May we, who love this family, now be mirrors and reflect back on Sono the strength of character, tenderness, and courage which she has so brightly shone upon others.
The family is facing many additional expenses that we can share. Curt & Jenny Bumcrot (long-time friends of the Harris family) have set up an account at West Coast Bank to help offset the additional expenses the family is facing. A gift to the Harris family can be made at any West Coast Bank branch in Oregon and Washington. The account number is 1141007201 under Sono Sato Harris. If you don’t live in Washington or Oregon, you can send cards and gifts directly to the Harris address:
Sono Harris and family
6920 S. E. Hogan Road
Gresham, OR 97080
This is not a tax-deductible contribution, but rather a gift of love to a family who has done so much for the Christian homeschool community in America. Because they are gifts to the family, the Harris family will not incur an additional tax liability. 100% of the gift will go to helping them financially through this crisis.
Of course, the most important gift we can give Sono and her family is the gift of prayer. Please pray for her healing. Her hope is in the Lord. She is also following a strict dietary regimen that has helped other cancer patients in the past. Please pray for the pain to be relieved. She has had some very bad days lately struggling with pain. And pray for the family as they work to support Sono.
Dick & Dorothy Karman
The Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network