Special Surprise from China :-)


I was so excited to receive a package yesterday from Mary, a special friend from China. When her family visited us last summer she helped me by making Scripture cards and going with me to deliver them in the hospital. See here. (I play my harp room to room for patients in the neurology / oncology floor. If any of you play an instrument I recommend this idea as a great way to reach people in their time of need! It has opened a lot of doors to talk with people. I simply had to become a “volunteer” at our local hospital.)

I try to leave a Scripture verse card with each person I visit, but just a few days ago I was thinking about how I needed some help getting Scripture cards made because they are quite time consuming for me to color. So I prayed that God would provide someone to help…and I just didn’t think that God would answer that prayer from the other side of the world! Thank you, Mary, for all the time and effort you put into these. They’re beautiful!

Here’s Mary, helping me make cards when she was here visiting this past summer.

Mary and her other nine siblings have a bright testimony in China and their family is very special to us.

Reinforcements

We have been blessed to have four young ladies from out of state join our team here for 10 weeks as “Bright Lights Interns.” It’s been fun to get to know each of them, and I’ve already been blessed by their friendship.

Sarah and Rachel doing some “internship orientation” with Kelsey, Emily, Bailey, and Kristen. 🙂

Bailey and Emily

Some of the projects they’ve been working on in the afternoons this week have included writing and recording testimonies for the Bright Lights Set 7 CD, planning the lesson and activity for the next Bright Lights meeting, working on sending a mailing out regarding upcoming conferences, shrink-wrapping and labeling, proofreading new resources, packing orders, and other misc. things.

The mornings are spent in personal study time, training videos, reading assignments, memorizing Colossians, and other things like that.

Emily and Kristen packing orders

Saturday we took off to head to the mall to do some witnessing. It was an exciting afternoon and we were very encouraged by some of the “Divine Encounters” the Lord arranged.