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If One Life . . .

Our blog is dedicated to Melissa.  We will share joys, sorrows and HOPE.  Our goal is to encourage readers in their walk with God and inspire them to live a life for the glory of God.


When the unexpected happens how do you respond? Or, to take it further when your dreams are dashed and there is no hope to fulfill the purpose you had imagined for your life, how do you respond?

My husband Mark and I have had many discussions on this topic. We watched our daughter Melissa's response to finding out she had ovarian cancer. "Oh, Mom, that is so great. God is going to do amazing things!" We observed her response to the news she needed a hysterectomy two months before her wedding. "Oh, no matter if my womb is barren or blessed I will help bring children into a deep love and adoration for You!" These are not normal responses from a 20 year old woman who dreamed of being a wife and mother and serving the Lord alongside of her husband, Melissa's responses were supernatural. and rooted in her knowledge of the eternal purpose for her life.

When the unexpected happens it doesn't change our mission or our purpose. Jesus was asked, "'Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?' Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 'This is the first and great commandment. 'And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 'On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.'" - Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV As a follower of Jesus Christ my purpose is to love the LORD my God with all my heart, soul and mind. My mission is to love others as myself." My circumstances do not influence my purpose or my mission. Every unexpected turn in the road is an opportunity to love Him more, shine for Jesus and share His great love with others.

No matter what happens in my life, in my country or the world my purpose and mission remain the same. I want to live every day on purpose and on mission. I am grateful for my daughter Melissa's example of living this out. I've been forever influenced by her life, her great love and intimacy with Jesus, and her responses to life's hardest trials.

You can read Melissa's journals and the details of her journey in Melissa, If One Life . . . available on Amazon.

If you haven't seen the movie, I STILL BELIEVE it is available for rent and for purchase. It is a beautiful movie that portrays Melissa and Jeremy Camp's extraordinary journey together. See the movie and read Melissa's book to get the full details. The movie and the book are changing lives!

All for Jesus,

Janette Henning (Melissa's mom)

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In Theaters March 13, 2020.

Opening Day is Fast Approaching

I Still Believe is a movie about love and loss and so much more to me. It is a movie about my daughter Melissa's life. I am often asked how I am doing. Is it hard on you to watch this movie? Yes, of course it is hard reliving my worst fears and darkest hours. But the great joy of Melissa's life being shared overshadows any sorrow of the past. Melissa's name brings me joy, her life and her story brings me joy. Jeremy's continued sharing of her life and his music brings me great joy. Melissa was and is a JOY and every memory of her is sweet to me. I am blessed to see God use her life in a mighty way to reach so many with the love of Jesus. Her greatest desire was for God to use her life to bring Himself Glory and also my greatest desire and He is doing just that! "Only You know Lord whether my life or death will bring you more glory." Melissa

The Bible has been my constant comfort. One of my favorite promises is Psalm 27:13-14 "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD, Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the LORD!" I waited, He strengthened my heart and I am now seeing the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! He doesn't waste our suffering. He is mindful of our pain and He is working all things for my good and His eternal purposes.

I invite you to see this movie. The Erwin Brothers, Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate have made a beautiful, compelling movie. You will love it.

You can check out theaters and tickets HERE

K.J. Apa and Britt Robertson

These two actors do a beautiful job portraying Melissa and Jeremy Camp. They capture their personalities, their chemistry and their love for one another. As Melissa's mom I am blown away by Britt's performance and K.J.'s remarkable performance as Jeremy. I love the singing!


Read these endorsements by Lauren Daigle , Rebecca St James, Brandon Heath, JJ Heller and many more. This movie is moving, powerful and is already transforming hearts.

Melissa's Book

Melissa, If One Life. . . is available for pre-order on Amazon! I am so excited. This book is told in Melissa's own words through her journals while I narrate the story. Melissa's journals are transformational. The book fills in the details of her life and expands the dialogue of the movie. Make sure you pick up a copy.

You can pre-order HERE