Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January Prayer Letter

January 2014

Dear Praying Friends,

Sandra’s eyes welled up with tears as she recounted the three years her young son spent in hospitals with a failing kidney.  She recalled the painful tests, the long months of fear, the invasive procedures and the choking reality that even though she was a nurse, she could not help her son. 

Recently my wife began an outreach ministry through our church.  She calls it “Sewing for Smiles”.  Michele sews together cloth animals and attaches a small label which identifies us and includes our church website.  Sandra is one of the nurses that distribute our stuffed animals to hospitalized children.  She shared that giving these small gifts has been an encouragement to the children, to their parents and even to the doctors and nurses who share them.  Our church website has experienced a significant increase in people visiting and checking out our church.  Please pray that this new ministry will bear eternal fruit.

If you would like to have a part with this new outreach and have remnants of cotton fabric of a half a yard or more that you could send to my wife, it would be a great help!  Since there are three hospitals within an hour of our church, this new ministry could give us contacts with many needy families and medical personnel that we might otherwise never know.  If you send some fabric to Michele, please write on the customs form the value of the fabric (less than $25 we won’t be taxed) and that it is for charity, not resale. 

Thank you for making these ministries possible! 

“Sewing” the seed,

Mark Hale

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