July 31, 2020
by Pastor Don Willeman
Hello, this is Pastor Don Willeman of Christ Redeemer Church. Welcome to a special-edition series of The Kingdom Perspective.
Over the past several months of the COVID crisis you, the people of CRC, have rallied to serve those in need in the Upper Valley and beyond. Together, you have given record amounts to our benevolence fund and served to provide meals and supplies to front line workers.
In today’s Kingdom Perspective I’d like to share two more of the many thank you notes we’ve received for your generous sacrifice and service to our community.
From a DHMC employee:
“Just wanted to send a quick and personal thank you to the congregation for the very generous food gifts that were made to some of DHMC’s departments.
It was a very nice gesture and was appreciated by all who noticed it, not just those who partook of it.
Thank you very much for your continued prayers during this trying time. We are seeing that God is still in charge of all, as a microscopic invisible thing shows that money, power, status, and ego are of no consequence to this evil thing. Only his mercy…
Thank you again and may you all be safe!”
Here’s one from one of our local schools:
“We at Hanover Street School are so appreciative of your very generous donation to our Friday Food Program.
It has certainly been an interesting and uncertain time for everyone. In light of the COVID19 crisis and all the financial strain that has come with it, we are especially thankful for the thoughtful Upper Valley community. When we started this project last spring, we had no idea what a vital lifeline it would become for our 50-60 families who participate.
We feel so blessed to be a part of such a caring community.
Thank you again! Be well.”
~[Two Teachers at the Hanover Street School]
Now, I will share more on the next Kingdom Perspective. In the meantime, keep up the good work!
“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good. These teachings are good and beneficial for everyone.”
~ Titus 3:4-8 (NLT)