FINANCIAL

I used a portion of the money I received from the church to make a donation to Samaritan's Pursue that provides physical & spiritual Aid in Jesus’ Name to crisis areas around the world.

FINANCIAL

Religious freedom is important for any society to flourish and so I make a donation from the money I received from church to advance religious freedom for Christians and churches through the American Center for Law & Justice. Thank you for allowing to do this.

FINANCIAL

I was able to contribute the money towards meal cards for a family with a child suffering from complications from previously having Covid and being in and out of the hospital.

FINANCIAL

I was my local grocery store, ACME, and noticed they were asking for financial donations to give PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to local schools so I made a donation to provide 10 bags to children.

PHYSICAL

Our friend's house burned down to the ground. She was not able to grab anything. She lost everything. To respond to this need I contacted the church to see if they could help along with us to provide some gift cards to meet her practical needs until her insurance kicks in. Thank You God for a generous church family to help people who face such situations like this one.

FINANCIAL

I saw the church announcement on how we are providing children access to clean water through World Vision. Therefore, I gave $50 to provide one child clean water to drink, to wash hands, to bathe. Thank you Jesus!

PHYSICAL

Our family sees the need of hungry children in the world and also sees the need of families desiring to start a business. So our family decided to give a pair of rabbits through World Vision catalog to help a local family overseas. Rabbits can easily produce 50 rabbits in single year. Not only is this a fantastic way to help feed hungry children, its also a great small family business.

PHYSICAL

I was walking out of a store and turned around just in time to see a man fall down behind me. I had the opportunity to help him get back on his feet and gather his things. We ended up having a lovely chat about the trouble he sometimes has with his legs. I helped him get close to his car and safely on his way. It was a “God appointment” for both of us.

ENCOURAGEMENT

Our small group spent time praying for teachers and students, and all those involved in education in the Brewster area. The next day, I had an opportunity to speak to one of the senior leaders in the Brewster School District. I let her know that we had prayed for her and she was very deeply touched by that. She mentioned how discouraged they had all become through Covid and how much they appreciated our prayers.

ENCOURAGEMENT

When I go grocery shopping, I bring 2-sided cards that have a Bible verse printed in the midst of a black-and-white drawing that can be colored in. On the blank back side, I write an encouraging message which points back to Jesus and then leave it on the car next to me. Sometimes, a gift card is left to help with the expenses.

FINANCIAL

A colleague, our department housekeeper, struggles to provide for her extended family. She is diabetic and suffers from painful neuropathy. Her doctor recommended high dose vitamins which she cannot afford and will not use money she needs for her family to buy vitamins for herself. I have been providing her with the vitamins and medication counseling for her and her family. We pray together at work for our families, colleagues and patients. She is a blessing to all she works with.

PHYSICAL

We bought several bags of non-perishable groceries and delivered them to a group drop-off point for distribution to people living in poverty.

PRAYER

Mental health is on the rise and I knew someone who struggles with their mental well being. I sensed God asking me to call this person and ask them are you okay? Later asked them I know life is a struggle but how bad and painful has it gotten for you? This allowed them to just to talk and I ended the conversation by blessing them with the gift of prayer. Who do you know that might need you to ask them are you okay?

PHYSICAL

Someone was going to have surgery and their recovery was going to be weeks so just asked what is one of your favorite meals? They responded and made it for them. It met a physical need but more than that showed God's tangible presence that this person is loved and cared.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I knew that a community leader in Brewster needed some encouragement. They were weary and exhausted from all the changes and criticism due to the pandemic, so I sent them a written out prayer asking God to refresh them based on Proverbs 11:25. Their response to their prayer was well received. They even mentioned it made them cry.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I asked God to lead me to an opportunity and while in a local store, a book stood out to me. It was called "1,000 Prayers for Difficult Times." In the section dedicated to prayers for financial struggles, the Lord led me to leave a surprising donation and pray for the unknown person who God has appointed to receive His encouragement and blessing.