July Partner Letter 2016

Dear Partners,

How we love you and thank God for your generous and loving partnership.  During a time when many in the world don’t know who to trust and where to look, we are looking to and trusting Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith!   How great to know that no matter what happens in this life, there is always hope in God. I love how this verse declares:

“…But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
Rejoice not against me, O my enemy! When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light to me.”  (Micah 7:7-8)

Glory!  What a picture of redemption!  …When I fall, I will rise …when I sit in darkness, God will be my light!!  Remember that it was in the midst of his darkest hour that Jesus gave His life for us.  Someone said, “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving”.  I like that!  God’s Love is always the true motivation for giving.  It was in the days just before His crucifixion in John 15, Jesus said this to his disciples – the people who had partnered and joined their lives with Him:

“Love one another the way I loved you.
This is the very best way to love.  Put your life on the line for your friends.
You are my friends…”

What a perfect example of the eternal purpose and motivation of giving – no matter what the circumstance of life – there is something to believe in  …to live for …to give your life to that will bring God’s light and hope to a darkened place.

We’re so very thankful for you, our true friends and partners.  Together, we are…

Enjoying the victory,
Cindy, Lois and Ray