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December 7, 2020

In January I anticipate being interviewed by Carroll Connelly of the Maine Christian Civic League.  I am told the broadcast covers most of the state of Maine.  I would appreciate your prayers on my behalf that I will speak as I ought to speak (Ephesians 6:19). 

 

Pandemic or no pandemic, death is a reality that happens all the time.  The passing of loved ones provides an opportunity and an obligation to reach out to those that are hurting.  I attended the service of a woman whose husband had died 17 years earlier.  She comforted others with the comfort she had not received.  Her brother shared at her funeral that when his wife died, she reached out to him.  The next week she called and asked him what he was doing.  He said he was sitting there feeling sorry for himself.  She said, “Get ready.  I’ll be over and we’re going out to eat.”  The next week she called and said, “Get ready.  We’re going to a movie.”  She continued to reach out to him and help him through his grief.  It was obvious she had a positive and powerful impact on his life.  She was the epitome of Compassion’s Calling. 

 

            "People won't ever know how much you care until you show them how much you care."

 

I received a generous gift of $1,000 for Compassion’s Calling.  It will go a long way towards my trip south sharing the burden of my heart.  My hope is to leave enough material wherever I go to get others started in reaching out to hurting people.

 

Whenever the Lord brings me to mind, please pray for me and this ministry.  Prayer will make the difference.  Thank you (Colossians 4:3-4).

In Christ,

Pastor Vail

 

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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