The community of Sioux Center is like one giant family. When they have a member struggling, they all rally together and support that member. This was evident on August 13, 2018 when the Sioux Center community gathered at the local Pizza Ranch for a Community Impact Night to show their support for Roger and Diane Koele as Roger begins his battle against ALS.
A representative of the family said the best part was watching Roger interact with everyone that night, it was a real blessing. They were all overwhelmed by the love and support shown to them. “It was truly humbling to see how the community takes care of its own and acts as the body of Christ” expressed one person.
Roger and Diane shared their appreciation for all the prayers, love and support shown to them. They said that their biggest prayer is that God will be glorified though all of this. They’re praying for a miracle, but the ultimate miracle has already been received in Christ. God is good!
Bible verses were shared by the family that night and we pray they are a blessing to you as well. “The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus….I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:5b-7, 13
Thanks to Sioux Center Pizza Ranch for welcoming your community into your restaurant and providing them with a great place to support each other.