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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,        

Pastor Vail

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.

 

                                                                                               Blessings,

                                                                                               Sharon

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.

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