"If you will not stand and defend your God-given liberty, you will be a slave to one who opposes it!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Take God out of anything and it dies!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"People do not make wars; governments do."
~ Ronald Reagan

"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
~ George Washington

"Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Unless enough individuals take dominion of the principles that guided our founders, our efforts to repair and rebuild will be futile!"
~ Ben Gilmore

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."
~ General George S. Patton

“I would rather be optimistic and disappointed than pessimistic and correct.”
~Ben Gilmore

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2019-02-08 Thanks from Brendan’s mom

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
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February 8, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

Thanks, from Brendan’s mom
(Our daughter, Susan)

To everyone who has donated or been praying for Brendan and our family,

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make a mighty ocean,
And a pleasant land.

The above rhyme is one that my mother taught me, and it has come to mind more and more as I have seen the outpouring of love as our son, Brendan battles cancer.

Hearing a cancer diagnosis for your child literally knocks you flat, as a parent. Knowing that your insurance won’t cover it adds a whole new layer of shock. Our new favorite saying has been, “But God”.

Brendan has cancer – But God is greater.
The bills are more than we can fathom – But God’s accounts are bigger than the hospital’s.
But Brendan was leaving for the Army! – But God has a perfect plan for Brendan, and this is just a part of his preparation for life But what about school? – But God will pave a way
But? But? – BUT GOD!

So, thank you for being a part of God’s work in our lives. Those little drops of water do really add up! Those little grains of sand bring a very pleasant land full of love and a peace that surpasses all understanding.

If you would like to follow along Brendan’s journey, he has started a blog on YouTube. You can follow him here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_T52xBDCOPeFopxL2Vxnww You can log in and subscribe to get notified when he posts.

Monday, we start the second round of chemo in the hospital. This will be another 5-day inpatient treatment. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you again,

Susan Martin and the Martin Family
1257 Smith Lake Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(408) 375-9814
dancingmommy@comcast.net

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