The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


June 5, 2006

Family keeps faith despite struggles


Palestine —

The company dispatcher made hamburgers for the workers and the family.

“The men would not let us help, they just came in and did it all. We just kept saying thank you over and over,” Mandy Beamer said.

Since then the company has donated a sink and faucet. Gifts from others have included groceries, gift cards to building supply stores and more.

“I cannot tell of the impact all of the outpouring of love has had on our family. So many people have stopped by and called and offered help anyway they could. Jesus tells us we are to have faith and love for one another. I know He is great. He has blessed our family with so many caring friends,” Mandy Beamer said. “Billy is on so many prayer lists in different churches. People we don’t even know are praying for his recovery. Jesus stll performs miracles everyday, and there are still wonderful people in this world that are willing to help when their friends and family are in need. There is nothing else we can say to these people but thank you from the bottom of our hearts and may God bless you.”

In the past few months, the family has continued to receive support in various ways.

“We have a plumber coming in next week that is donating his time to work on our plumbing. Collin’s Equipment donated us the use of a miniature back hoe in order to replace our sewer line,” Mandy Beamer said.

A neighbor mowed part of their property for them, and the list goes on. Many donors want to remain anonymous. An account has been set up at First National Bank in Crockett to help them with their bills.

Blly Beamer is still undergoing chemotherapy.

“If the chemo is helping, we will continue with chemo. If not they will do something else, a more aggressive treatment from what I understand,” Mandy Beamer said.

Meanwhile, the couple is continuing to repair the home, replacing the flooring and bracing some of the walls, with almost every room needing something replaced — sheetrock, wiring, etc. The whole house will have to be leveled, they say.

Regardless of what happens, the Beamer family is still holding on to their faith and thankful for the blessings they have.

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