July 17, 2020
I was blessed to travel to North Carolina and stay with Glenn, Carolyn, and their daughter Anna West. We were also able to enjoy some golf between the raindrops. I was given the opportunity to share with their church family and participate in their Vacation Bible School—truly a great church and wonderful pastor, Mark Meadows. Pray for them as they hope to build a new church building.
I attended the conference with Hope of the Nations at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. While I was there, I was able to share with individuals the principles of Compassion’s Calling. It is always encouraging to see the responses and affirmation of what I share. There are more doors of opportunity for future meetings.
More tips for comforters:
Avoid saying, “I know how you feel”. Nobody will believe you and the statement accomplishes nothing.
Words often fail; so express yourself through a loving hug, a handshake, or even a simple touch. Just being there is a ministry.
Do not be afraid to “weep with those who weep”.
I will include more tips for comforters in the next update.
Remember, where God guides, God provides (Isaiah 58:11) and you never meet anyone by accident. Your prayers on this ministry’s behalf is appreciated.
PS I have recorded some short devotionals on “The Book of Hope” on YouTube – Darwin Vail channel.
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.