A Personal Letter from the Trumps


Rachel Robbins, a 27-year-old former Liberty Counsel staff member and Covenant Journey alumni, recently received a surprise personal letter from President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump regarding her recent battle with a brain tumor.

The President and the first lady wrote: “We recently learned of the courage and tenacity you have displayed during the course of your illness. We are keeping you and your loved ones in our prayers, and send our warmest wishes for a swift and full recovery. We hope that the love and support of friends and family strengthens and encourages you during this difficult time. We ask that God grant you comfort and strength as you continue this brave battle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon!”

Rachel was overwhelmed when she opened the large manila envelope from the White House. She said, “I was so impressed and touched that the President of the United States would acknowledge God and take the time to ask Him to help me. It is overwhelming to receive such a personal letter from the President and the first lady.”

Currently a nursing student at the University of South Alabama, Rachel recently had a tumor larger than a lime removed from the back, right side of her brain which affected her vision. While the tumor was encapsulated, she will have to undergo additional treatment to make sure everything has been eradicated.

                                                                         Rachel and Dr. Voss

                                                         Rachel with Dr. Woodham and PA Norris

Rachel has an amazing attitude. This past Sunday, she sang a moving rendition of “Holy Spirit” in her church.

People throughout America and around the world have been praying for Rachel, and we are encouraging continued prayer for Rachel.

“It is incredible that the President and the first lady would take the time to send a letter of encouragement to someone they have never met,” said Mat Staver. “This letter is very special. In the din of political debate, very few people hear about touching stories like this one and the person touched by the family occupying the highest office in the land,” said Staver.

“Rachel lights up a room with her smile. Her love for the Lord is evident. We have been praying for Rachel and we know many people around the world are lifting her up in prayer. We are asking people to continue to pray for Rachel and her family. No matter the circumstances, nothing is impossible for God. Throughout this process, Rachel has demonstrated an unusual peace and trust that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” said Staver.

Used with the permission of Liberty Counsel.

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