But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works. — Psalm 73:28
Early this morning our sweet sister in Christ, Jo Ann Kuzdas, realized the full expression of her faith and entered into glory. She has had advanced Parkinson's from some time. We rejoice with her even as our hearts are sad. Her sweet spirit and steady hand of friendship will be missed by me, my family, and so many others as well. Please continue to pray for our brother in the Lord, Tony, who has continued to be a weekly source of godly wisdom for me for these many years. He cannot have visitors (even including family members) and I am certain is feeling the aloneness that comes in times like these. August 1st would have been their 67th Anniversary. Mark and Meg (their son and the missionary team we support in Costa Rica) cannot leave the country to be with family either. Continue to lift them to the throne of grace as well as they are continuing to do amazing ministry work to see His Kingdom come.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. — 1 Thessalonians 4:13
As an encouragement, Mark shared with me that due to your generosity as a church in giving them 3X our normal amount over the past 3 months, in addition to feeding 200+ kids each Saturday, they have used that money to deliver more than 200 bags of food to the slums of Los Guido where they minister. The enemy CANNOT stop the spread of the Light of the Gospel. As we were reminded about yesterday during our time of prayer and praise, CHRIST DEFEATED DEFEAT! We are victorious in Christ — Romans 8:26–39!!!
Let us keep seeking the peace, patience, and perserverance that comes in the power of His presence! And let us be used by Him to see His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth.
If I have not told you lately, I LOVE YOU! ❤️
Keep Looking UP! Luke 21:28
Live today for what matters FOREVER!
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:37–39