"...great joy which will be to all people."

Luke 2:10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people."

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Show Some Love: A Valentine Guest Blog Post

A very sweet friend who is in the process of bringing home her 7 beautiful children from the Philippines has written a guest blog post for us.  Check out her blog here: 

Show Some Love 
Blog Post by Andrea Bestul

I don't know about you, but the month of February always makes me think of love. I think of all those people whom I love and who love me, but, ultimately, I think of how our awesome Father in heaven loves us infinitely and unconditionally. How He loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die for us even while we were still sinners. Now, that is love! 

God calls us to love one another, and the Townsend family is such a beautiful example of Christ's love. For those that don't know, their family has been called to full-time mission work in Guatemala, and they are moving their family of 8 there for 2 years to work with the people there. They will be working on building homes, providing water systems, and most importantly sharing the gospel!

So many of you have already shown Christ's love to the Townsend's mission by praying for them, fundraising, and supporting them financially; and, we are so thankful to each one of you for all your support!

Now, we want to show YOU some love, you who are the supporters of the Townsend's family mission, because each one of you are so instrumental in their mission. They would not be able to go to Guatemala and share the love of Christ there without your love and support! God is working through each one of you! We want to thank you!  

So, for this next week of February we are going to give away two $25 GIFT CARDS to Walmart to supporters of the Townsend's mission.

There are 2 easy ways to get entered to win:

1. Commit to taking an envelope for the Townsend's mission envelope fundraiser from 2/8-2/13 midnight.  Feel free to team up with a friend or small group, you don't have to come up with the full amount all by yourself; in fact, we recommend that you get others involved in this amazing mission. 

Numbers still available: 

37-39, 41-43, 46-49, 51-52, 54, 56-59, 61-62, 65-68, 70-74, 76, 78-79, 81-85, 87, 89, 91-92, 94-97, 105-114, 116-127, 129-143, 145-197


2. Share the Envelope fundraiser with your friends and family on your Facebook page and/or blog (from 2/8-2/13 midnighthttps://www.facebook.com/events/238061716350434/

That means, even if you have already taken an envelope, or you cannot afford to take one, you can still be entered to win by sharing about their fundraiser this next week. This is a great way to get the word out and let others know about this wonderful family and their amazing mission!

Please comment on the Facebook event wall if you have shared OR email the Townsend's to let them know if you have shared their event this week: townsendguat@gmail.com 

And, we will draw 2 winners at noon on Valentine's day!

So, you have a week to get the word out! Share, share, share!

Can you help "show some love" to the Townsend family and their mission?

God tells us to, "...love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7