December 24

Tree on Bond Quad

Receive good news with senior student, Greta Rauch, on Bond Quad.

“After months of prayer, we received news of a miracle — Becky’s heart was balanced. While she still would need some surgery on her valves, she would be able to have a normal, fully functioning heart. Countless people had been praying for my sister for months and, as I sat under that tree on Bond quad, we received the answer we had been hoping for in the face of the impossible.”

As we celebrate this Advent season and the ultimate gift in the coming of Christ at Christmas, how can we recognize the reward of God’s love working in our own lives so that we might also share that love with a world in need?



  1. A beautiful testimony…so very meaningful and deeply touching of God’s love. Thank you very much for sharing. God bless you and all of your family.

  2. Thank you for sharing your family’s miracle with us. God bless Becky, you and your whole family as you support Becky. She is blessed to have you as her sister. Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you, Greta. Becky is so lucky to have a wonderful older sister like you and I hope the two of you share that bond throughout your entires lives.

    1. Merry Christmas to you dear friend and classmate. I have appreciated your continuing Faith and accompaniment this Advent. Be well.

  4. What a beautiful reflection on this final day of Advent. Thank you for sharing and reaffirming the power of prayer and Christ’s presence in our lives. Merry Christmas!

  5. Wonderful reflection Greta. It’s so timely as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. Thank you for this beautiful testimony to the power of prayer and for your family’s recognition of the sacred gift of a child with Down Syndrome.

  7. Thank you for this beautiful story. Your sister is a special gift from Heaven and she will light up this world. You are so right the power of prayer is amazing.

  8. Thank you for sharing Greta!!!
    The power of prayer is amazing and the healing of your sister is a special gift!! God bless you and your family🌹

  9. God Bless both you and Becky and your whole family. Becky is so lucky to have a wonderful big sister like you. Thank you for sharing this touching story.
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Greta, your words make me reflect on how many times God has given me His love and care. We only need to ask and realize how much we need Him. He loves us!

  11. We are truly blessed to have you and Becky in our lives. Miracles such as these are the Holy Spirit showing us God’s power and presence in our lives. Merry Christmas to your family and Irish Blessings till we meet again.

  12. Wow! What a moving example of the power of prayer. Thank you for sharing your miracle with us this Christmas.

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