Justin Shelton weighed over 450 pounds. His wife Lauren weighed over 300 pounds when they got married in 2008. In Jan 2012 Justin was hospitalized but he was too big for treatment. Together they decided to do something about it and in less than two years they have shed 524 pounds.
The key for their success is that they did it together. Lauren said “The challenge brought us closer together. It really strengthens you when you’ve got something hard ahead of you and you do it together.”
The root meaning of the word fellowship is participation. As the church, we have a tough road to share the gospel without communities. If we will work at it together it will strengthen each of us. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The Week, September 27, 2013 p. 2
Philippians 1:4-5 (NKJV) always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, (5) for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,