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Joyful Mourning? How Can It Be?

How can you be joyful if you are mourning a loss?
That’s what this site is about … You see it is a true story,

Perhaps you have lost someone close to you as our family, especially my daughter, Rebecca did.

Our purpose is to bring you hope and help you through to Joyful Mourning.

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It can happen! Read the ACTUAL STORY BY Elizabeth, who was just entering the youth group when Tedd and Rebecca came to Shiloh!

This is the sad, but joyful, true love story of my youngest daughter and her first husband, Tedd Woodworth.

It is presented to give hope to YOU who have lost someone and it seems like you can NEVER be happy again.

You need hope!

Can life ever be normal after losing your husband of less than 4 years?

My daughter, Rebecca’s true story shows you that you CAN.

You may be mourning a loved one now gone, but inside you CAN have a joy when outside your world looks dark.

It is right to mourn. Rebecca loved Tedd! You cannot just forget and go on pretending that all is the same. That leads to psychological problems.

But even while mourning you can have a deep sense of joy.

It happened to my daughter, Rebecca.

It happened like this …..


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The story begins ……

My daughter, Rebecca, was married in 1994 to a young man by the name of Tedd Woodworth, whom she had met in Bible College.

Unfortunately, only 4 months later, the doctors determined that he had advanced stage Hodgkins disease, a  form of cancer. Tedd underwent chemotherapy and recovered quickly, but by the end of 1995, it had come back.The only hope after standard treatment had failed was a bone marrow transplant.

Another view of U of M Hospital



He grew stronger and stronger throughout the rest of that year, as he recovered from the bone marrow procedure, but in the summer of 1996, Tedd had already found  some small lumps in his body again.

Since he was still gaining strength and was symptom-free, they were confident that the lumps

were just scar tissue under the skin.He applied for an associate pastor’s job in rural  Cumberland Virginia. (The nearest McDonald’s was about 1/2 an hour away. Now that is rural!)


Despite his medical history, and uncertain future, he was hired. Tedd and his young wife built up the youth group from 5 or 6 teens to over 30 in less than six months..  The mild Virginia weather and some natural  food supplements had helped to keep Pastor Tedd healthy – so healthy that he did not need to see a doctor for all of 1997! ….

To discover the amazing ending of this story, please purchase the ebook at one of the links below. 

 You can purchase the ebook or the softcover book through Charles Pedley, Fonthill or through or

Joyful Mourning eBook in all device formats!

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