Cancer patients receive hope through local ministry and foundation
Founders of Christ Brings Hope (CBH) Ministry and Foundation, Michelle and Doug Higgins, recently joined Tim & Doug on Wake Up Right.
CBH works to lessen some of the emotional, financial, or spiritual concerns that go along with cancer. They bring a sense of comfort to patients and their families in the community during this difficult time. They also train and equip churches to meet the needs of cancer patients in their congregation and community! Listen in to their conversation:
More about CBH Ministry and Foundation
The focus of CBH’s Ministry is teaching church leaders about cancer education and awareness. When someone gets diagnosed with cancer, many people turn to their faith for strength and encouragement. Knowing how to minister to patients during this time is essential for churches in today’s world.
CBH offers four training seminars to churches. The teachings stem from The Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s (CTCA) Cancer Ministry Team, as well as biblically based teachings. These seminars are aimed to help equip churches form their own Cancer Ministry within their church, which will then be able to focus on one patient, one caregiver, one member, and one loved one at a time.
The focus of CBH’s Foundation centers on HOPE by lifting spirits, deepening one’s faith, offering encouragement, and also lessening some of the financial burdens and worries that go along with the disease. This helps patients focus their energy on staying as healthy as possible as they fight their battle with cancer. Helping patients pay for the non-medical necessities such as food, transportation, and some lodging expenses (if applicable) can help shift the focus from worry to a feeling of HOPE. Proceeds from CBH Ministry and Cancer Foundation help to benefit patients (and their families) who are financially distressed.
When patients are undergoing chemotherapy, CBH also offer Gifts Of HOPE to be a sense of comfort during some of those days when struggles can sometimes seem they are at their highest. These gifts are distributed in partnership with local churches, infusion centers, and oncologists in the area.
More about Doug and Michelle Higgins
Doug Higgins and Michelle Higgins, RN founded CBH Ministries in 2019 shortly after they attended a training seminar with Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Cancer Ministry in Philadelphia. Influenced by personal and professional experiences with cancer, CBH was founded by their family with a desire to share HOPE with cancer patients.