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What is compassion? Mr. Webster says, ” sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”. I believe that last part is key. Along with the desire to alleviate we should have an action plan in place of what exactly are we going to do about it. It doesn’t have to take a lot of our time, with 4 kids 12 and under who has a lot of time, but I do think we all need to do are part to make the world a better place and stop being so selfish.
As a father and husband the “others” that are of most importance to me are my wife and children. When their distress is taken care of then I can move on. For now the priority is my own house. God has given me responsibility to take care of these 5 others first.
I am convinced now more than ever that the reason I am alive and still on this earth is because our God is an awesome God and also because from the time I was born people were praying over my life. Some people prayed specifically for me because they knew the situation I was in, while others who did not know me had an impact on my life that they may never realize. Some are prayer warriors and intercessors, some are evangelists and church planters but most are normal people who shake your hand, smile and say those simple words, “I am praying for you”.
Our purpose in this place is to pray for and love on folks. Sometimes it may be a tough love but it is not our job to convict (See John 16). There are certain things that we are commanded to do and it is not a long list. In Matthew 22 Jesus tells the people there are only two commandments and both of these commands contain the word love.
As you go about your day pray for everyone that comes to your mind. There are many examples in scripture of people who prayed constantly (1 Thessalonians 5 , 1 Samuel 12 , Colossians 1 ). In addition if you have the chance to speak with people first you should listen more than you speak and second when you do speak make it words that are uplifting and edifying. Plant those seeds. With time and the power of the Holy Spirit they will grow and flourish.
Hello everyone. Some folks from our church will be heading to Haiti soon. Please help get some of these items together if you can. Here is the letter from Jeff and Patti Peck:
I would like to express my gratitude for response to the items needed for our upcoming trip to Haiti. WE have put together and almost completed 60 hygiene bags. Several people have expressed they still wanted to contribute and wanted to know what we need. I have a specific list of items we do still need:
60 containers of deodorant
60 nail clippers
60 containers of adult multi-vitamins
60 packages of band-aides
I have some coming to me, but We also need some travel size shampoos and conditioner…IF you have some of those laying around from any recent travels.
WE also are in need of:
If you would still like to contribute any of these items, call me at 745-5681 so I can arrange a location and time to pick them up. We hope to be done packing Thursday so we can spend some time with our grand-daughter on Friday before we leave.
Thank you again for your financial support, prayer support and your words of encouragement. Jeff and I will be leaving Sat. April 3rd and spending resurrection morning in Haiti serving our Lord! We will be back on April 10th. We are so excited to see what God has in store for us.
YOu can follow our trip by going to this link: http://www.adventures.org/a/reports/r3re.asp?id=3414
Type in the link and you can set up to get emails as the site is updated. I have no idea how it will be updated but I have been getting updates from Haiti since AIM has been there. So I guess they have it figured out.
We love you all and will be praying for you to continue to move in the blessing of Jesus Christ. Finish Strong!!! He is the author and finisher of our faith!
Jeff and Patti Peck