Patience

Sharing our family with you:

Joy from MN:  Please send me 100 crosses.  I am freely giving them out again.  What a blessing to have them to give to people as a witness for Christ in these sad and confusing times.  I ‘bundle’ them up for others to give away as well … and they do!  Young people are appreciative!!   

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Emmi: We need to receive Jesus Christ for us to have life, because we can’t stand without Jesus. 

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Lee:  I received this cross and the info that came with it while I was in the hospital because of a fall that I had at home which has temporarily taken away from me the use of my legs to stand and walk. I am praying for the use of my legs to once again stand and walk. This small gift reignited the fire in my soul and spirit to renew my dedication to Jesus and our Father to tell others of His Glorious gift of eternal life for every one who will believe.  

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Sharon:  Yes, we need Jesus!  I read the other day: To try to fix America without Jesus is like rearranging the furniture in a burning house. 

More from Sharon:  Thank you.  There’s love and power in the name of JESUS!

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Mary from OK: Thanks so much for all your work.  Love your cross; love our Jesus.  

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David from CA:  Greetings in Jesus name!  Thank you for your ministry.   

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Edna from AZ: I will be using these crosses in Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes which are collected in the fall.  The children love these small personal crosses.  

And, a follow-up from Edna:
Thank you for getting my order of crosses out so promptly.   They are stored away reading for when I start packing my Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes.   It is so nice to have things ready when I get the boxes together ready to fill them.   I wish I could share with everyone the joy a child gets from just a simple small wooden cross.  When I was in Uganda a couple of years ago giving out the shoe boxes one little boy had a wooden cross in his box and he only wanted me to take a photo of him holding up his cross.  The rest of the items in the box were not as precious to him and he wanted me to know how he loved his little cross. (Unfortuntately it was not a cross that you make but of similar size and design.)   It is a great item to send along in this gift box and I appreciate all the work that goes into making and packing these crosses.   God is blessing others through what you do.

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Barbara from OK: Thank you!  We’ve shared some crosses with a women’s group from Teen Challenge, our Assembly of God Church and Serving Christ Outreach where I volunteer.  Thanks and God bless you!  

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Monica from MN: Prayers for you and yours from Camp St. Michael in Motley.  Life is full and anxious for us all.  Know that your work is still vital during this time.  That cross changes lives…. 

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And, crosses were shared recently with these great family members

Mary ~ OK

Pebble Creek Community Church ~ Goodyear, AZ for Operation Christmas Child

David ~ CA

Billie ~ MN

Greg ~ CA

Geralyn ~ PA

Mary ~ MO

Hilda ~ MN

Barbara ~ OK

Tom ~ CA

Providence Physical Therapy ~ Hampstead, NC

Hope Lutheran Church ~ Palm Desert, CA

Lorraine ~ AZ

Libby ~ SC

Joy ~ MN

Amy ~ MO

David ~ SC

Open Door Community Church ~ Breezy Point, MN

 


 

Patience paints the picture of a person holding on, persevering and refusing to give up.  Patience is what keeps us holding on when it seems like God is holding out.  Patience is what keeps God’s mysterious timing from becoming our faith’s undermining.  Waiting on God isn’t easy, but with patience, it is possible.

Whatever you’re waiting on today, know that God’s Word can be trusted. So, hang in there, keep believing! On the other side of your wait is a promise fulfilled. And when your eyes see what your faith has believed, there will be reason to celebrate.

Dear Jesus, I’m growing weary in the wait. Please increase my patience and grow my faith. Give me courage to keep trusting You and tenacity to cling to Your promises. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

 

Let nothing disturb you, 
Let nothing frighten you, 
All things are passing away: 
God never changes. 
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing; 
God alone suffices.

— St. Teresa of Avila

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