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Ask and you shall receive

August 26, 2016 |

Matthew 7:7-8  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”


The OSF Shoe Drive asked for shoes and shoes were received.  We asked for funds to purchase mattress covers for recently donated mattresses and the funds came in.  We sought funds to repair a freezer door and we received personal and corporate matching funds.  We have knocked on the doors of churches and businesses for sponsorships for our November 4 fundraising gala and doors have been opened.  It takes shoes, mattress covers, freezer doors, and sponsorships for us to operate our ministry.  I thank God for the many ways in which our prayers are answered and needs are met. 




August 12, 2016 |

Psalm 98:5 – Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.

I have the best job in the world.  I work with the best people in the world.  I can sit at my desk and see a huge red and white sign that tells me “Jesus Cares” anytime of the day or night.  I hear the sounds of children echoing through the halls and on the playground.  Lately I have heard the melodic strains of a cello being played by one of our residents.  That is right: a cello!  How wonderful is that?  The world is full of surprises.  Who knows what sight or sound will surprise me next?  I pray that your world is filled with delightful surprises. 

Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12