Ministry Update ~ March, 2017

This has been an eventful month in many ways.  The Lord allowed us to bless widows in “ways that are meaningful to them.”  Your gifts helped us to purchase tires, provide legal help, as well as disciple and mentor young widows.

Notes of appreciation from our sweet widows:

“Thank you for giving me the name of your lawyer. I now have a will!  We met today for the first time as well as his wife.  They are absolutely precious, and I was so touched with tears streaming down my face.  God bless you for reaching out to so many people!

“Thank you for the blessing of tires for my van.  When I had maintenance work done, the technician warned me the front tires were bald, but I didn’t have the money.  I prayed and informed your ministry of the need even though I wasn’t sure I should ask.  It was so wonderful to hear your words on the phone, “Do you still need tires?”  My answer was, “Do I ever!”  God protected us from a blow-out, but I don’t think we would have made it much longer. My latest memory verse has been, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7.  Thank you for being an answer to prayer and a messenger of God’s peace.

“Tonight’s food for thought at our WidowLife discipleship meeting was a blessing…will you choose to be bitter or better? Lori Apon did an amazing job once again mentoring to us by sharing widows in the Bible. I’m convinced every day more and more that God’s got a plan although we may not understand. I’m still clinging to my motto, “Never Lose Hope. God’s Got This!”

For me personally, the month has been full of emotions from welcoming my 8th grandson, Ethan Noah Whittinghill, into the family to moving my parents from North Carolina to Woodstock.  It will be my joy to care for them in their later years. Pictures below show Ben and Kayla with their five boys, Nick and Abi with their four sons, and my parents. Thank you for your prayers.  We are in exciting days as we move closer to the return of Jesus Christ.  The enemy is aware of this as well.  Aren’t you glad that he is already defeated?  May the Lord bless you.