‘As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. 1 Peter 4: 10 – 11 (NKJV)
Words are inadequate to express my depth of ‘thanks’ – brothers and sisters who have shown love in action!
Each one possessing a distinctive talent, gift, personality – all part of God’s plan and purpose. Yet, through the project of ‘Child Life Romania’ the true heart of a Servant has been evident. Time, patience, using gifts to bless one another – reflecting the love of the greatest love of all, offered willingly in total surrender of service.
God’s Bounty cannot be measured – the beautiful gifts so lovingly crafted, knitted, gathered, touched with a special love that will bring warmth, comfort, solace and a smile to young and old whose only companion is loneliness and emptiness – thank you for creating ‘A Smile’.
At present we are waiting on confirmation dates from Romania – our projected plans are for two containers to leave – one late September followed by another during October.
I quote the words of Tertullian in his Address to Martyrs – ‘No soldier comes to the war surrounded by luxuries, nor goes into action from a comfortable bedroom, but from the makeshift and narrow tent, where every kind of hardness is to be found. He must share in suffering with his fellow soldiers’.
TELLROMANIA – is just that! Our aim, our goal, is to Tell Out The Truth In Love and Deed. We cannot do it alone and have not – the army who day by day ‘walk with me’ is amazing, I feel their heartbeat with mine in mission, I know their heart(s) of love surrounding me in prayerful support – special people sent by the Lord ‘FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS’ – of which mine is the privilege to call ‘Friends’.
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus … Heb 12: 1 – 2.
Dr. Moore and I say Thank You – please remember us as we return to another year of challenge and service.
Yours in His Service
Shirley – September 2015