NASHVILLE, Tennessee – January 2019 – Counselor and widower Wayne Faust poured out his heart and inspiring story of faith in sharing the story of his love and loss of his wife Wanda in his book, 300 Billion to ONE! A True Story of Love and Hope that Defies the Odds.
Faust knows first-hand how January can be a challenging time for those who are grieving, limping through the holidays and then facing a new year without our loved ones.
Now he wishes to gift the book to others, so invites organizations who support cancer patients and their families to request copies of the book for distribution to those they serve.
In his book, Faust tells the heartbreaking but heartwarming and encouraging story of his life and love, their faith and journey until God called her home, and God’s continuing touches on Wayne’s life today.
He tells their love story and shares the blessings of their life together before the diagnosis came when they were just a regular Christian couple, thankful for the blessings of their loving marriage and successful careers, and serving God at their church and in the community.
Then came the diagnosis of a rare, fast-moving cancer that can strike people in their prime. It upended their world.
First there were the exhausting months that followed as they sought treatment and she endured the ravages of the disease, and then they came to face the inevitability of her coming death.
Wayne reflects in the book how he later realized God had given Wanda the highest of all accolades in giving her an opportunity to demonstrate her reliance on Him to do all things through Christ. It was a terrible testing, but one that revealed the strength of her faith and reliance on Him.
But in the devastating months that followed her death, Wayne nearly lost his will to live and cried out to God for answers to her death and pain.
In his overwhelming grief, Wayne cried out, “God, I need a miracle!”
And God responded with an undeniable intervention, transcending time and space to create a set of circumstances so personalized Wayne could not explain them away and would be overwhelmed with restored hope that He is a caring God.
Wayne says he wouldn’t have expected God to communicate with him so directly in his former, pre-Wanda’s cancer life. But after her death, he had experiences he felt compelled to share with believers and non-believers as God answered his prayers in miraculous ways.
First God sent back his wife to visit him two weeks after she passed to help him move forward again. Recognizing that the experience with simple odds could be explained away by non-believers, he thanked God, wrote the odds in his grief journal and asked God to not let him forget the experience in days and years ahead.
God answered with a series of undeniable interventions within minutes. A former neighbor came to his home while he was still praying and shared her exact same experience with Wanda the same night. Then a series of other interventions followed, and continued to keep his hope high and his faith strong.
“At this low ebb, God knew the best way to keep me afloat,” Wayne said.” After the miraculous experiences he added still additional layers of interventions with statistically near impossible odds – more than 300 billion to one odds — so that I was overwhelmed and could not forget, but rather would share with others so that all would know the Truth: there is a Heaven, our loved ones are waiting for our entry to celebrate our arrival and God is personally by our side until that day He calls us home.”
Today, Wayne continues to serve his community and participate also in encouraging others who have experienced grief and loss.
A licensed therapist, Wayne is currently CEO of Counseling and Assessments Ministries (CAM), a nonprofit counseling ministry dedicated to serving Alzheimer’s clients and providing indigent children opportunities to develop career skills. Prior to starting CAM in 2015, Wayne’s career was centered in providing various licensed clinical, industrial-organizational and human resources-related services in diverse settings in the Nashville, Tennessee area where he lives. He is active in his church and serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations.
Organizations interested in receiving this book to share with their constituents may request copies of the book as long as supplies last by writing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for the books or their shipment, but orders may be limited to 200 books or less.
The book trailer is available here: https://youtu.be/0Y9uihP9Fk4
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