For pastors, Mondays are often difficult days. Fatigue, complaint e-mails and wondering if your message the day before connected with anybody are all part of the mix. But today, I arrived in the office to some amazing and encouraging news.
I also got an e-mail from our partners in Pakistan. Nasreen, the young widow, who along with her children, was enslaved to her late husband’s employer because of a debt he owed, is now (thanks to your generosity) free.
On top of all that, we also had the opportunity to send financial assistance to the Philippines, a nation devastated by the recent storm. First, we sent money to some of our global partners who are on the ground. Then we discovered a direct and personal need within our church that we were able to meet. One of our members has family living in the Philippines and desperately needed to get to her aging parents to help them recover emotionally and physically. We were able to provide her with a plane ticket and she’s there right now.
I share all of this with you because I never want you to lose sight of the direct connection between your generosity and the impact it has not only in this community, but around the world. God has truly blessed our church and we know that we are blessed to be a blessing. Thank you for being “all in” with the mission and vision of Cedar Creek Church. I love you more than you’ll ever know and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to Jesus that I get to be a part of this amazing place.
With Much Love,