Just Rub A Little Dirt On It

Rub Dirt On It

by Suzy Griswold

This month, I’ve been captivated by stories of individuals who have triumphed over incredible challenges. I’ve noted some similarities, and one particular story I want to share with you that has the office buzzing.

Our community is filled with such remarkable folks whose life circumstances haven’t deterred them. Attend a group meeting and you’ll surely encounter one. This last Friday I received some amazing news from our Group Leaders, Rachel and Rob Clausen. Rachel started her group as a support to Rob, who was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Rob in turn helped to lead and grow a prostate cancer thriver group called the Band of Brothers, formerly PC Boys. These men meet weekly and provide education, strength and support for one another. We have loved watching the two of them minister and support so many people in their community. You can listen to Rob and Rachel’s story on our I Am HealingStrong Podcast.

Rob’s journey took an unexpected turn earlier this year when he developed concerning symptoms. After tests, doctors confirmed a tumor behind his eye and immediate surgery was required. True to their resiliency and faith, Rob and Rachel rallied their prayer warriors and moved forward with strength and great expectancy for God’s goodness. Within a few days, Rob was heading home.

This is a picture of Rob and Rachel as they were leaving the hospital. He is doing well and in physical therapy, and they are looking forward to a future with hope.

THIS picture speaks a 1,000 words.

For those who have placed their faith in Jesus, the Bible tells us that we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS.  In Romans, we are reminded that in trouble, persecution, famine, danger…that in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  Nothing in all creation will separate us from the love of Christ Jesus, our Lord. Nothing. That’s GREAT news.

We can face our future head on knowing that He is for us, and not against us. Our lives are so much more than the challenges we may face. How we navigate them in a true faith-filled response will ultimately impact our outcomes.

The path to healing is a lifelong journey, with lush green valleys and barren, dangerous stretches. Yet, our future and hope remain secure.

Rob and Rachel, thank you for sharing your journey with us. We stand united in prayer, lifting you up and cheering you on as you continue on your pathway to healing. Let us all run our own races with perseverance, knowing that life is going to throw us curve balls. It’s how we respond that will make all the difference. Don’t do it alone! HealingStrong is here for you. Together, we are stronger.

As Rob’s shirt reminds us, we’ll rub a little dirt on it, get back up, and keep moving forward. The time is now! If you are part of a HealingStrong group, we invite you to share your story with us by replying to this email. If you haven’t joined a group yet, what are you waiting for? The groups fuel our faith and share hope everytime we are together.

With love and gratitude to our HealingStrong family,





“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”  Nelson Mandela

TRANSLATIONS: Italian, French and Spanish

It’s amazing to see HealingStrong Group Leaders coming together in different countries worldwide. What’s even more impressive is the dedication of these leaders in ensuring that the HealingStrong Curriculum is accessible in their native languages.

Lucia Casada, a Group Leader in Italy, has been working tirelessly to translate the curriculum into Italian. She is working with local editors to ensure the integrity of the translation.

We are also fortunate to have Ann Bersot, our Canadian Group Leader, currently working on French translation, and Maggie Riffler, who leads an online Spanish speaking international group, is diligently updating our Spanish translations. Their efforts are instrumental in making sure that individuals across different languages can benefit from the HealingStrong resources.

We are incredibly grateful to Lucia, Ann, Maggie, and all the Group Leaders who are spearheading these translation initiatives. Their commitment to spreading the HealingStrong message globally is truly inspiring.



Join us at the upcoming HealingStrong Utah events! On April 18-19 in Sandy, and June 14-15 in St. George, our Group Leaders will be participating in the Be Healthy Utah Conference. They will be sharing resources and connecting individuals with local or online groups. The event, organized by Liz and Dr. Shane, will feature fantastic vendors and speakers. Don’t miss out – get your tickets now! Additionally, our HealingStrong home office team, including Suzy as a speaker, will be present at the St. George event. After the conference on June 17th, we invite you to join us for a HealingStrong outdoor reunion event at one of the beautiful parks in the St. George area.

GET YOUR TICKETS [ Use Discount Code HS40 ]


Have you checked out the latest season of our I Am HealingStrong Podcast? Hosted by Jim Mann, this season features inspiring individuals who have a healing journey to share. Listen and share these powerful stories with others. In the latest episode, we have a special two-part interview with our incredible founding team member and holistic cancer thriver, Cortney Campbell, where she opens up about her personal struggles and tackling life as a Mom of 6 and holistic cancer thriver.

Part 2 of Cortney’s interview is now available – make sure you don’t miss it!

We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about these hope-filled testimonies. Please download, listen, share, and consider writing a review to support the podcast. Thank you for your support!




We love working closely with non-profits that share our mission and want to see folks healed: body, soul and spirit.  Journey U, based in Houston, Texas, is one of the non-profits we believe in.  They are offering a powerful emotional healing course that will start next Wednesday, April 24th from 7-9 PM CST online.  Use code: HealingStrong and save.

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Mark Mateya, a semi-retired attorney, stage 4 cancer thriver, and dedicated HealingStrong Group Leader, brings a unique perspective to the table. Alongside his extensive experience in studying God’s Word, he generously shares a long-standing teaching on the significance of our words and their extraordinary power. The impact our tongues have, holding both the power of life and death, is a topic that has been widely discussed. We are delighted to provide our Bible Studies as a free resource, including this one, which you can conveniently download from our Refresh webpage: healingstrong.org/refresh.

To enjoy our other Bible studies on the Bible App at Bible.com, go here. To date, over 600,000 people have downloaded our Bible studies on the Bible app, and hundreds of people have written in to share their faith conversion after reading these powerful studies focused on healing by refreshing our spirit in God’s Word.

Are you interested in supporting our cause? You can become a HealingStrong member by making a small monthly donation. As a token of our appreciation, we provide our donors with useful tools and discounts. While our services and resources are free to all, we are grateful to those who choose to give individual donations in support of our mission. With ongoing monthly donations, we are able to offer extra resources to further assist our members on their healing journey. Thank you for considering to be a part of our community and making a difference in the lives of those we serve.



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