Now faith is confidence in what we hope for
and assurance about what we do not see
Josh Thornton is home following his emergency gall bladder surgery. He will be on limited activity for a week. Pray for him and his family as he heals.
Smiley Conerly is at Forrest General where the doctors are carefully watching his fluid levels. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
Donald Alford is at home. Having oxygen at home has been very helpful. Please continue to pray for Donald and his family.
David got a good report and procrit yesterday. His blood level was 9.9. I thank God for that and for watching out for us as we traveled in the rain yesterday.
Read the Bible in 2020 – February 25
- Leviticus 16:29-18:30
- Mark 7:24-8:10
- Psalm 41:1-13
- Proverbs 10:15-16
As I was checking David in for appointments, Operation Christmas Child came up as something I was working on since I last saw the lady in the office. She didn’t have a clue, so I began talking about Samaritan’s Purse, Rev. Franklin Graham, and Rev. Billy Graham. That’s when the man behind me stepped up and said Samaritan’s Purse rebuilt his home after flooding. That caught everyone’s attention.
I copied this from their webpage:
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.
You may want to check out their site to learn more.
I hope you will learn more about Samaritan’s Purse. Their focus is helping people and sharing Jesus. I believe in Samaritan’s Purse.