When your world falls down around you . . . A friend's wife just died. Your mind is blank; you do not know what to say to him. Your loved one is starving to death; dying from cancer and you cannot do anything to help. You are the chief caregiver, the problem solver, now absolutely helpless. You pray, the heavens are silent. Your anger is deep. God is somewhere else; you have been abandoned. When you needed him most, he took a hike. Your loved one left this planet and you feel hurt and angry; the dreams you've had are forever gone. And your desperate loneliness is just too much to bear. You wonder, is it possible to find new love on the Internet? This Stauffer Story will help you or your friend find the way through extreme difficulties. Learn how to look for and discover God's fingerprints and hear God's footsteps while seemingly stuck in the darkened valley. Discover how to find light, love and happiness. Dr. Arnold Stauffer grew up on a dairy farm near Didsbury, Alberta, Canada. The fifth son in a family of eight, he learned early about hard work both in the house and the barn. At their 1963 Spring graduation from Bible College, he and his "Country Girl," Betty Holloway, were engaged then married in October. Stauffer earned a Bachelor of Education and taught High School for six years, and then he and Betty purchased the Gospel Books 'n Music Store in Red Deer, Alberta. After five years in a very successful business, they sold so he could attend Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky where he earned a Doctorate in Missiology. After pastoring four years he served at Prairie Bible College and Graduate School as Associate Dean. Over the next fifteen years he developed several degree programs for the Distance Education program. Betty became part of the ministry in the Prairie Book Room. After a marriage of 48 years, Betty left, slowly starving to death with pancreatic/liver cancer. He learned over those several months what it means to deal with the heart rending suffering of the one you love, with heavy grief, then loneliness and aloneness. He wondered, "Will I ever find love again?" This story ends wonderfully with bright hope and the thrilling search for new love on the Internet. He originally journalled this odyssey every day to 153 Facebook friends, and now you can read it too. Walk alongside Arnold through his day-by-day journey from the dark valley to the joy and light on the mountain top James D. Janzen, Prairie Music Professor: "Arnold, it is hard to express the powerful impact of your open sharing on my life. I read all your posts and am learning so much. Thank you for blessing me in your pain. Your insights minister to me." Dr. Martin Reedyk, medical doctor and counselor: "I have so appreciated your transparency and seeing your Christ-like grieving. I have been very inspired."
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