An Urgent Request

James 2:15-16 says, “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?”

The Frase Family

True saving faith creates compassion in our hearts for others, particularly fellow Christians. As Christians, we have a special responsibility to our fellow believers. In Galatians 6:10 Paul writes, “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.”

I am writing today to request that all who read this prayerfully consider making a donation to Angel Mission Service, Inc. This 501(c)3 was created to assist parents with disabled children who are having life changing issues regarding their health care.

The family who desperately needs help are Paul and Allison Frase and their son Joshua (To read more about Joshua, see Joshua Frase Foundation which Paul and Allison started). The Lord brought Paul and Allison into our lives a few years ago. They have become our dear friends. The charity the Frase’s founded has raised millions due to the efforts of the Frase’s but Josh receives no direct benefit of any donations due to the way the charity is structured.

Their son Joshua was born with a rare congenital myopathy called myotubular myopathy. As muscle cells of a baby develop in the womb, a blockage inhibits transmission of vital genetic information needed for proper growth. The improper muscular development of the babies ultimately translates into a quality of life that is severely impaired. The simple task of crawling for most is impossible.

At the time of Joshua’s birth, his muscles were so weak that he could flex only his right hand and his lungs could barely draw the air that he needed to breathe. Paul and Alison were told that he may not survive the day.

Tragically, only 50% of the children born with Joshua’s disorder live to the age of two. Fewer still survive past their early school years. Miraculously, Joshua is now thirteen years old.

Josh’s condition is so severe, he requires 24/7-365 medical care and attention. Regrettably, in 2006, the insurance company that was covering Josh’s medical care, concluded that Josh was not in their understanding a “medical necessity.” As a result, Paul and Allison were informed by letter that their insurance was going to be canceled. When the insurance was canceled, medical bills started to accumulate at a rate of over $10,000 per month.

This is the reason Angel Mission Service, Inc. was formed. Some families don’t have health care but still don’t qualify for any government aid. Some families have health care but have been dropped from their coverage due to rising costs. These situations cause the following affect:

  • The parents reduce the amount of health care provided to their children due to financials reasons;
  • The parents continue to spend out-of-pocket to provide the services which usually means the parents will someday be bankrupt;
  • The parents have to provide these services themselves thus not being able to work and generate income for their family.
  • Our foundation is 100% tax deductible. No directors or anyone else in the charity takes any salaries or any funds out of the donation pool. Every dollar raised goes directly to benenfit Joshua Frase’s medical care and to give much needed relief to the Frase family.

    Should the Lord lay it on your heart to give a gift, here is the information you need:

    Angel Mission Service, Inc.
    601 Riverside Avenue
    Jacksonville, Florida 32204
    (904) 854-8149

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    4 Responses to An Urgent Request

    1. Chris D. says:

      Does Angel Mission Service have an online presence? Do they have an email? We would like to help – but would like to read more. Thanks for caring enough to post this. Chris

    2. Hi Chris. As of yet, Angel Mission Service does not have a website or e-mail. The best way to get more information is to call the number provided (904) 854-8149. Thank you for your interest and desire to help this precious family. Gospel blessings!

    3. Actually, if anyone knows of a website/graphic designer, your help would be greatly appreciated!

    4. […] take a few minutes to read and prayerfully consider this urgent request from John Fonville, blogger at Gospel Driven Blog, regarding the Frase family. My family has the […]

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