An Update from the Kimbrells

The last two months have been filled to overflowing with many, many changes. After a “surprise” wedding on August 7th, Jenn moved to Ada, Oklahoma to join John in his hometown. In addition to navigating long-distance treatments for Jenn, the newlyweds have been settling into a beautiful, blessing of a home and a loving fellowship of believers at H20 Church in Ada.

Recently things took a difficult turn when Jenn’s tests revealed that her cancer had advanced aggressively into her liver, bones and a fast-growing mass on her sternum. Jenn is resting comfortably at home with the assistance of hospice care.

Rest assured, the Kimbrell home is overflowing with love, and even laughter despite circumstances. God is present and alive in the midst of all – and He is and always will be a God of comfort, peace and hope.

Jenn’s family, friends and the very community of Ada have sprung into action as the hands and feet of Jesus throughout this storm. Her brothers and sisters in Christ continue to pour out blessings by bringing worship to Jenn, along with food, sweet visits and coveted prayer. Needs have been met (and exceeded) in humbling ways.

Your encouragement, kind wishes and prayers are treasured. Jenn – and all who love her – are thankful for every member of her blog “family.” You have played a unique part in this journey, and it has been better in countless ways as a result. Thank you, and many blessings.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

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38 responses to “An Update from the Kimbrells

  1. Patty Laramore

    Beautiful post, Kimbrell family. We are so privileged to be walking this with such precious friends and their family. Praying earnestly for God’s mercy, Shalom peace, comfort, and His joy to abound in the house and in your hearts. Jen’s heart is now set on eternal things…praise You, Jesus!

    • Shawn Warsaw

      Hi Jenn! You don’t know me, but I am friends with Leona Hunt who told me about your story. My heart and prayers go out to you. You ARE an inspiration to everyone. And Leona told me the story of how you met your husband. That is awesome!! God brought John into your life to love and cherish you for the rest of your lives. I am praying for you and your family. May God bless you.

      Shawn from Michigan

  2. mcfchr

    Agreeing with Patty …
    Love you all!
    Christy

  3. Karin Rountree

    You guys are constantly in my thoughts and prayers!!

  4. Deanne Duncan

    My heart overflows with love and prayers for Jenn, John and all the family. Thank you for the update as she rests in the arm’s of God. For God will never leave you or forsake you.
    Love in Christ,
    Deanne Duncan

  5. Dear Jenn,

    I want you to know how beautiful a woman you are and what a treasure it is to know your heart and love for Christ our Lord. May His love continue to overwhelm and satisfy your soul. I am praying for you, John and your entire family that the peace that transcends all understanding be with you all. Your story is such a powerful testimony in how awesome a Savior we have and that incredible eternal home where we will meet our wonderful Maker face to face. I love you, my sister in Christ and I am so proud of your witness. Until I see you again, know what an impact you have made and I keep you close to my heart.

  6. Dawn

    Praying for comfort. Love to you all Kimbrell & Cunningham family.

  7. Suzanne Lowry

    Dear Jenn,
    You and your family are in my heart and prayers…
    Thank you for sharing your faith and trust in our Lord God throughout your journey. You are an incredible example of what it means to be a good and faithful servant of God.

    My love & friendship to you,
    Suzanne

  8. Barbara

    You are an inspiration to so many Jenn! Your faith in God has given hope to me in so many ways. I love you and think of you often. Blessings sweet friend!

  9. Heather Hagood Bruce

    Jenn, praying peace for you daily. I know the Lord has His arms around you, John and your precious family. You are loved so very much!

    Heather

  10. Gayle Sahlin

    May your experiential knowlege of Jesus confidently carry you through this time as you see His Love in every precious moment. So privileged to walk this journey with you. May His Peace, Comfort & Glory permeate each one of you.

    Much love and prayers,
    Gayle & Bob

  11. Kay Daigle

    My love and prayers are with all of you as you travel this difficult road and I am so grateful that you are together. I am so thankful for God’s provision for every need. Much love to you, Jenn!

  12. Kathy Collums

    Dear Jennifer, I cannot possibly put into words the inspiration you have given me. The strength you have shown and your faith beyond measure. You are truly a remarkable young lady. Marty and I continue to pray for you and your family you all are so dear to our hearts. We love you.
    Marty & Kathy Collums

  13. Patty’s words above are more eloquent and accurate than any I could write. Her co-workers here at Fellowship Technologies are blessed by knowing Jenn and seeing overflowing love and support exhibited as Jesus taught.

    I echo Patty’s words: “Praise you, Jesus!”

  14. Margie

    Love you and sending prayers your way.

    Margie

  15. Danielle Jones

    Thanks for the update. Jenn, you have been an inspiration to me throughout this past year. You are a remarkable and brave woman. You have shown me that God is always with us, never leaving. I’m so happy you met and married John. He sounds like a dream. I’m glad you are in Ada with him, well taken care of.

  16. Michelle S.

    I read this quote by JC Ryle two days ago, and thought I’d pass it along:

    Are you a dying believer? Have you gone to that bed from which something within tells you you will never come down alive? Are you drawing near to that solemn hour when soul and body must part for a season, and you must launch into a world unknown? Oh, look steadily at the cross of Christ, and you shall be kept in peace! Fix the eyes of your mind firmly on Jesus crucified, and He shall deliver you from all your fears. Though you walk through dark places, He will be with you. He will never leave you, and never forsake you. Sit under the shadow of the cross to the very last, and its fruits shall be sweet to your taste. There is but one thing needful on a death-bed, and that is to feel one’s arms around the cross. ~JC Ryle

    Jenn, you are so brave! Thank you for your inspiring example, and I cherish the day we will worship together. Praying your vision is of your Savior, and that your arms will cling to the cross until you get your glorious first glimpse of HIM. Much love.

    Michelle Wright

  17. Candy

    Jenn, you and John are SO loved! We continue to bathe you both in prayer. Your faith is an inspiration to so many. We have been BLESSED by your presence in our lives. Thank you for loving our John. May God’s mercy give you strength and peace during this time. You are an AWESOME warrior!!!

  18. Steve

    Hi Jenn,

    My family and I are praying for you and your family. We love you.

  19. Steve

    Jenn,

    My family and I are praying for you and your family. We love you.

  20. Steve

    Hi Jennifer,

    My family and I are praying for you and your family. We love you.

  21. Candy Sherbert

    Jenn, you and John are so LOVED!!!! We continue to bathe you both in prayer. We have been blessed to have you in our lives. Thanks for loving our John. May God’s mercy continue to give you comfort and peace during this time. Your faith is a testimony for a lot of people. You are an AWESOME WARRIOR!!!!

  22. Maggie

    Jenn and John,

    You two are an amazing example of Christ’s love and steadfast faith. You have reminded me, in my lowest lows, that all I need is Him. Thank you for allowing God to touch all of us through you. You both are in my heart and in my prayers.

    In His love,
    Maggie

  23. Suzanne Lowry

    My love and prayers to you and your family Jenn.
    Praying for you with all my heart.
    XXOO
    Suzanne

  24. BECKY HAGOOD

    What an incredible inspiration you have been throughout this journey…i so wish i lived closer to you and could share in helping to meet the needs you have…please know that what i can do is go to the one we both love and worship and intercede in prayer for you. I love you sweet Jennifer and although you are a big girl now, I still think of you as my little high school girl who brought so much joy to our sunday school class. What an honor to see what God has done in and through you!

  25. Lisa Egan

    Jenn, You are amazing my friend. You have allowed us to see Jesus through your faith, love and strength. You are such an inspiration to so many people that have met you through your open heart that shines with Love for our Savior… He is your Savior my friend… And each and every one of us have a piece of you in our hearts always. …..and myself and others are so blessed to know you. I hope someday to have the faith that you have always shown and how you have followed the light of Christ and let it shine through you no matter what. I am in awe of your light… It will always burn brightly for us that lose our way because we know, your light comes from God above and how proud of you he must be. You are a good and faithful servent and you are impacting more lives than you could know. and my friend, I am honored to know you. Hugs and a part of my heart and my prayers are with you. And through his spirit, I hope you can feel the amount of people who are at your side and I know that you know Jesus is right there with us……..We love you…. completely…. Daughter of the King….

    • brenda petkanics

      Jenn,
      I agree with Lisa. You are an inspiration to everyone who reads of your never failing belief and faith and I hope you know i am praying for you and thinking of you.

      brenda

  26. Emily Biggers

    Praying for you all. May God comfort and love you in supernatural ways.
    Love,
    Emily Biggers

  27. Terri Prout

    Jenn’s miracle is her steadfast faith that inspires everyone who know her or the miracle that her blog has reached so many people and brought them closer to the Lord.
    Jenn’s second miracle is John and the love and faith they share.
    Jenn’s third miracle is the love that her family and friends have shared. That love will last for eternity.
    May the Lord’s presence fill you with peace.

  28. Claudia Marks

    Lisa Egan said it so beautifully!

    So many lives have been and will be changed for the better because of Jenn’s faithfulness and John’s immeasurable love.

    I am so blessed to have a friend like Jenn!

  29. Jennifer Moffitt

    Your life and faith is a testimony beyond words Jenn. You are living a life that is filled with faith beyond the comprehension of most. You are truly an inspiration and being used by God in ways unknown to man. Our prayers and love will continue to be sent your way. Rest in knowing the Father of all comfort and strength will never, ever leave your side!!
    Much love to you and your family….
    The Moffitts

  30. Diane

    We are continuing to pray for Jennifer, John and the family. Love to all of you.
    Diane, Ingrim and Kaylynn

  31. Tammy Owens

    Jenn , I am in awe of your faithfulness through all of this. You’re such an inspiration to me and so many others. I am praying for you and your family.

    With love,
    Tammy

  32. Kelli Meierhenry

    Jenn is in my thoughts and prayers as well as all her family and close friends during this difficult time. God is more than able…we must unite and believe!

  33. mel

    thinking of and praying for you often Jenn, so glad that you are surrounded by love. our god is a good one, in so many ways. love you dearly friend.

  34. Christine Marty Rivero

    It’s a blessing to have so many who care, support, and love this family. May God guide you and comfort you during this time. Jenn, you and your family will be in my prayers.

  35. Jean Waters

    Blessings to you from First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL

    Jean Waters

  36. Janulee Shirvis

    My prayers of love and support through the strength of the Lord go out to Jenn and her loved ones.

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