Last Saturday, March 12, my In the Spirit column in the Grand Forks Herald told of Randy Trontvet, 54, and the battle heâ€™s been waging against pancreatic cancer since last August.Â http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/196500/publisher_ID/40/
A sidebar above that column mentioned a free-will offering spaghetti benefit dinner coming up for Randy and his family on March 26, in the East Grand Forks American Legion Club. The dinner is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and thereâ€™s a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Plus, the sidebar told of â€œWork a Day for Randy,â€ an idea that came from Randyâ€™s good friend Chuck Crummy. Chuck told me he was sitting on his couch one Saturday morning, praying for Randy, and wondering what he could do for him.
â€œGod put it on my heart,â€ ChuckÂ said, to suggest to people that they donateÂ a day or a half day of their own personal wages to help Randy who hasnâ€™t been able to work for about 170 days. â€œTo put it into a farming term,â€ Chuck added, â€œthis is our way of bringing in the crop for Randy.â€
Randy and his wife, Joycelyn, own Nelson Business Forms in Grand Forks and their strong and dedicated staff is carrying on for them. When Joycelyn isnâ€™t working part-time in the office of their church, Hope Covenant, sheâ€™s an around-the-clock nurse to Randy who is in the midst of more chemotherapy treatments.
To find out more about Chuckâ€™s God-inspired idea for his friend, Randy, click on the following link: http://workforrandy.tumblr.com/Â Â There you can see and hear Chuck give all the details about how to make donations at any Bremer Bank location in Grand Forks.