Candace Cameron Bure on Godly Friendships: ‘A Gift’

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Candace Cameron Bure on Godly Friendships: ‘A Gift’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Candace Cameron Bure recently reflected on the importance of godly friendships with Tara-Leigh Cobble, sharing two examples from her own life. 

One friend, Mandy Young-Sigley, is the only person in the world with a certain gene deficiency, Bure revealed. 

“She should have died many times over,” she said. “Her body doesn’t actually recognize if it’s sick. So she’s had meningitis three times. It doesn’t know it’s sick until it’s about to die, literally within an hour of death,” adding that Young-Sigley also had her leg amputated when she was nine. 

Despite her condition, Bure described her as “pure sunshine.”

“She is pure sunshine….And she just exudes the joy of the Lord, and she wouldn’t change her life for anything,” she shared. 

“She is the lab rat of the NIH, the National Institute of Health. So she’s like a living lab rat, allows them to do all kinds of tests and things to help other people,” Bure shared. “And she’s like, ‘I wouldn’t change it for anything.’”

“It’s grown her in character and in attitude and in all things,” she explained. “And so I look at that, because she trusts the Lord that that was her purpose in life.”

Bure also reflected on her friend Debbie who mentored the actress soon after she became a Christian. 

Bure had recently moved to Florida and was praying for Christian friends in her neighborhood. After the two met, Debbie revealed she had been praying about starting a Bible study. 

“I was like, ‘Can I start a Bible study with you? I would love to.’ And she’s like, ‘Yeah…We’ll talk to a few other people,’” Bure remembered. 

“Debbie ended up becoming my mentor,” she continued. “We met for seven years, every week either in my home or her home or a couple other people’s.” 

“She was genuinely the nicest person I’ve ever known in my life. Such a servant’s heart. And I just never had experienced that before,” Bure added. 

“She shined God’s light so much and spoke so much into my life,” she concluded.

“What a gift that God has just put these people in our lives to let us see more of who He is,” Cobble added. “And I hope that that is the case for anybody who’s listening—that God is just dropping people in your life to reveal more of who He is to you.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Bure’s podcast:

Candace Cameron Bure is adding another line to her resume: podcast host! She recently announced that she will be launching “The Candace Cameron Bure Podcast” on November 1. 

“I’ve been interviewed a whole lot in my 40-plus years on television,” Bure said in a statement about the launch. “I thought it was time to have in-depth conversations about things I really care about — and have lots of fun at the same time!”

Bure said she hopes the podcast will “offer listeners guidance and inspiration for all seasons of life,” covering topics like parenting, marriage, healthy habits, and personal growth. 

The new podcast is being produced through Bure’s Candy Rock Entertainment, which is also producing her upcoming movie with Great American Family

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