I wanted to write and give an update about Lifeline gifts!
As many of you know, I have a chronic illness and am still going through treatment for Lyme. Unfortunately we have not seen the results that we had hoped for and I had become very discouraged. The Lord really convicted me and gave me this verse of song — “Rescue the perishing, duty demands it; Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide. Back to the narrow way, patiently win them; tell the poor wanderer a Savior has died.” It really helped get my perspective back in the right place! Whenever I’m starting to get discouraged or I’m feeling really bad, I try to think about Lifeline gifts. I would be in the depths of despair if I didn’t have something to work towards. I don’t have much energy so it takes me a long time to get anything done, but I have been doing a lot of thinking and planning.
So that brings me to my challenge for you. Would you prayerfully consider telling someone about Lifeline Gifts? Please help spread the word to a friend, your church, a business, or even to your neighbor. Attached is an advertisement that you can print and can give out.
I would love to be able to send out 400 boxes this year, and also make many more layette bundles. I only have $2,000 right now which is enough to fund about 75 boxes. I am setting a goal of $20,000. I know that seems to be a big figure but I believe that God can provide. We can use much more than that but this will be a great start.
We’re excited to send around 20 backpacks (boxes for children) to Mexico this summer! We sent 20 layette bundles around Christmas to a ministry that does sidewalk counseling in front of abortion clinics. We just heard from them today — “I have only 5 left!!!!! We have given them away to the moms who changed their minds this year! The Lord gave us a bus (size of one that’s like 25 seats) – but seats are out and it’s getting remodeled to look like an office inside with table for moms to lay on for an ultrasound — I’m having shelves added and was going to contact you in a month to get more!! The moms loved them as they un-layered them!! Van should be done in about a month!” Praise the Lord! (We’re planning to send more layette bundles to them soon!)
Also my Mom has been diligently calling around to different pregnancy centers and we are trying to find more ministries that minister to women considering abortion. We will be sending 6 layettes to our local pregnancy center.
Jesus said in Matthew 28, “GO into all the world and preach the gospel.” That is His command for all of us. For me right now it means 10 minutes a day of computer work and many hours of thinking and planning. But for you it might be giving financially, actually going, praying, or giving of your time. If we get enough regular support we can proceed with becoming a non-profit, which would really help us with tax exemptions and getting supplies cheaper.
If you can’t give financially, I totally understand, but please pray for Lifeline gifts! I believe God has sent this ministry as a lifeline to me and I pray that it will be a Lifeline to many others. Thank you Jesus for what you are going to do. We glorify your name. Amen.
Thank you so much for considering Lifeline Gifts! We appreciate every dollar and try to make each one count! We couldn’t do this without you!