Welcome to Stories of Hope. We hope that these stories encourage you as you read them.
**Please note that not all opinions shared are
necessarily those held by Camano Chapel.**
"Finding peace in losing control"
Jessica Carpenetti | March 3, 2021
I have very strong memories attached to songs.
One of these memories I won’t ever forget was in the spring of 2018. I was driving over the bridge on Highway 20 towards Anacortes, where I had been living with a boyfriend for about 4 years. I liked this town, I liked our life, and I knew that I really loved him.
"Still Trusting Jesus"
Jon & Dianne Rice | August 13, 2020
...We’ve experienced and enjoyed so much over these years and are grateful for our two adult children, Amanda (husband Rob) and Aaron. We eagerly anticipate our first grandchild in about three weeks.
"God Can Use It All"
Vickie Laures | July 2, 2020
As I looked toward my living room, beams of light shone down to the middle of the room. And it was at that place I dropped to my knees, confessed my sins, and gave my life completely to God to be used for His glory from that day on.
"Ashamed to Amazed"
Judi Seegert | June 25, 2020
My friends know that my two favorite words are, “but, God.” In looking for "Stories of Hope," one can find them in every situation of life, when "but, God" is added.
"My Journey Through Motherhood"
Meghan Welton | June 11, 2020
November 30th 2013, after being married for five years with lots of health trials, my dream of becoming a mom became a reality! Liam Byron Robert was born and that is when our journey began.
"Emily's Story of Hope"
Emily Klesick | June 4, 2020
It’s interesting to me, looking back on that moment. I was not a Christian. I had no reason to have any sort of negative stance on abortion. But immediately I knew this: there was a child inside of me. And it didn’t matter how small or how early, that child was mine to carry and protect.
Edd Lawhon | May 28, 2020
After many years of marriage, my wife Renie became ill with kidney and liver failure. To complicate matters, she fell and broke her hip. After the complications of surgery, the kidney & liver issues caused additional problems with her blood.
"Unexpected Single Motherhood"
Molly Christensen | May 21, 2020
I never thought this would be part of my story. It was something that was my worst fear. I mean, sure, it happened to other people, but not me. It just couldn't. Well, it did. I got divorced.
It's been a year since my divorce has been final and four and half years since we originally separated, and I STILL have days where I think, is this really my life?
"It Is Well With My Soul"
Marissa & Tyler Kenworthy | May 15, 2020
April 23rd, 2019. I pulled that familiar white and purple stick out of a loud, crinkly package, took the test, and waited for results. Three minutes went by; my heart was pounding as I flipped the pregnancy test over to see two pink lines in that tiny little window. My eyes filled with tears of joy and thanksgiving to God; He had entrusted us again with another little life.
"The Miracle in Me"
Brenda Hale | September 20th 2017
I thought this would be easy to write, not so much. The reason is, I don't want to glorify the sin but only glorify what the Lord has done in my life.
George Colby| April 13, 2017
I was beaten and alone. I was empty and broken. But God has called me His child, He is healing my wounds. He has rebuilt my life and given me purpose
"Where it was dark, it is now clear, I feel numb no more"
Cassie Merritt | April 11th 2017
When my mom was diagnosed with glioblastoma grade four cancer instead of losing faith and getting angry with God, her faith only grew and she trusted God.
Brenda Walla | April 2, 2017
I was addicted to drugs and alcohol at a very early age and continued along that path until I was 32 years old. My life was a mess. I had gotten married, had two children, got divorced, lost custody of my children and ended up homeless.
"Why Does God Allow Suffering?"
Terry Carlson | March 22, 2017
Have you ever had times in your life when everything goes wrong? You want to take a right but a detour takes you left: you want to make a pumpkin pie but all you have are lemons.
"In God's Waiting Room"
Russ Holmes | March 19, 2017
I have been dealing with an issue for about a year and a half and I feel God has led me to share my story. It all started in Oct 2015 when I detected a small sore in my mouth...