August 13, 2021
Thank you for your prayers on my behalf for open doors to share about Compassion’s Calling. I recently met a person at Staples who wanted to know about what I was doing. After a brief conversation, he invited me to come on the radio at WBCI for a one-hour interview.
I was also in contact with a person from Good Samaritan Fund, which is a smaller version of Samaritan’s Purse International. They are going to set up a fund for Compassion’s Calling and use the money to purchase materials for churches to start implementing Compassion’s Calling ministry. My hope is the start-up materials will be like priming a well. Once they start using these materials, they will continue on their own. If you know anyone who would be interested in making a donation, they can send their gift to
Good Samaritan Fund
P O Box 462
Portland, Maine 04112-0462
and designate it for Compassion’s Calling. If you have any questions, let me know.
The following is a recent letter I received. I share it with you in hopes you will find it encouraging. Your prayers are appreciated and essential.
From my heart,
Hello Pastor Vail,
I hope this note finds you well and happy. I sincerely thank you for the fourth pamphlet in the Journey through Grief series and your accompanying words of comfort.
I believe we are all united by grief and by celebration. The celebration is easy, the grief—not so much. So when the final pamphlet arrived, I eagerly read it and once again, verified that “Yes, I’m normal” and “Yes, I’ll be OK”. As always, I keep the memory stone close and it is a comforting reminder of her unconditional love. Many times when I pick it up I say (out loud), “Hi, Mom!”
Please know that I am grateful for your prayers and your many kindnesses. You can be sure my mom would love you for being so kind to her daughter.
Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.