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April 2023- He is Risen!


Happy Spring! Easter is next week and the flowers are in bloom and new life has begun.


Our upcoming 4th Annual "Celebration" fundraiser has been a great success! The event may still be viewed at: www.Angelheartofhope.org/celebration


Any funds received throughout the year, besides September when we fund raise for pediatric cancer cure research, directly support our families. More families are reaching out to us and their many needs are ongoing. There are extra burdens on families due to hospital stays and when their child is in treatment. Also, one parent usually has to quit working and becomes the 24/7 caregiver which places a huge financial strain on the family. We help families with gift cards for food, gas, emergency needs plus financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills, funeral expenses and emergencies.


Also, when a child receives one of your gift donations during treatment, it lifts their spirits and makes them feel loved during their battle! No donation is too small and it all makes a difference for these children and their families.


We thank all of our annual Business Sponsors for their support! We are ALWAYS in need of business annual sponsors. This is how we receive some of our greatest amount of funding to help support our programs. Our Golden Sponsor is Johnston Orthodontics. If you or your child needs an AWESOME orthodontist, look no further, and call 864-877-2929. We are so thankful for their excellent care that they provided to Bella.


Remember our ministry in prayer, the families we serve and the medical teams that care for children with life threatening illnesses. We are truly humbled and blessed to be on this journey of faith. If you would like me to add your name to the prayer list, please email me at: brenda@angelheartofhope.org and I will update the prayer list regularly. You can also email me with any specific prayer requests that you want me to pray about privately. God is love. Treat everyone with love and kindness.


Hera Lainey has legally changed her to name to Thomasin Grace. She is a music singing artist and a dear friend who created a single "Some People Never", written and sung by her in memory of Bella. It is available for purchase on itunes and various music sites. 100% of the proceeds from this song will go towards our ministry! Her website is still: www.heralainey.com. It is a beautiful tribute!


Also Areshi, Thomasin's husband, released a song "After You" and the link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VQLAtNIies Areshi's website is: www.areshimusic.com.


If you shop on Amazon, our former link is extinct- http://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-0996431. Amazon no longer offers a portion of purchases to nonprofits and has sadly discontinued their smile program.


If you donate to UNITED WAY through your paycheck, you can have our ministry as the recipient. Just write/type in Bella Muntean- Angel Heart of Hope Ministry. If you have chosen our ministry as a recipient of United Way, please feel free to let me know because we would like to thank you since United Way is unable to release donor information.


Also, if you make any donations on our FACEBOOK page please let us know because they also don't release donor information. It is best to go directly to our website to make a donation so we can acknowledge you:)


We thank everyone for your support!


Please pray for continual peace, comfort and strength for the families- Muntean, Mellott, Donelli, Rightenour, Witt, Forcier, Lurtey, Gleason, Gosnell, Kocis-Brown, Heos, Coffman,Gibble-Wavle, Hickman, Daniel, Irish, Edwards families, Murphy & Broome Families, Ginny's family, Travis Miller's family,Mildred, Kim Green, Dixie Neff and family, Donna Turner, Murray family, Strasser family, Turner family, Wargo, Lupas, Foster, Greene, Perry, Cummings, Wrobel, Kim Stepp, Marrow, Geer, Wiggins, Jones, Johnson, Scarborough/Biggerstaff, Smith, Dixon, Jones, Fickell, Manwaring, Kojah, Franzen, Glen, Ginger Wray's family, Regina Boyter's family, Amphan family, Misty Johnson's family, Cotos, Hicks, Brianna Hyman and Corinna Cochran's family plus all of the families who are forever hurting because of losing a child or loved one.


Also, please pray for complete healing and needs for our dear friends: Samantha Stacy,Steve Pollard, Molly Gritt, Pam Melton,Julie and Hayden Pare,Bonnie Vaughan, Dorin, Linda Creel, Suzanne Greene, Doris Howell,Sally Hooch,Sam & Elaine Brown,Christian Rhett,Jarus Amphan, Katie,Chumpon Tantawanichpisal,Tricia, Louisa, Judy,Pam,Gary,Florence,Hailey, Isaiah,Sidney,Jeff, Jordan, Kelli Myers, Abbi and McKinley, Marian,John, Christopher, little Kylie &Char, Carrie, Licita Rogers and sister Tomeka Hall, Gerry DiStefano, Deborah DiStefano-remission from cancer, Jennifer Woolman, Paulette, Julie, Larry Spivey, Sue, Wanda,Fanny and Flavio, John & Annette Hunter,Walter and Holly Kondracki(healing so she can have necessary surgery soon),Kristen and Steve, Dendall Wood, Eric-to be seizure free, Brian, Casey O'Brien-Minnesota Gopher battling osteosarcoma cancer, Trina, Lauren Keraga, Anabel, Sandy, Laura, Liliana Maysonet- complete healing from cancer,Laurenda,Cindy,Michael,Bobbie, Jesse, Roger, Kelly Arnold, Noah, Stanley, London, Paula Blair, Jordan, Ken Isaacson,Lisa Bryson, John, Sharon Ditto, Larry,Lisa,Melinda, Karla, Priscilla, Nancy Watson and Darrell,Linda,Sandra,Dawn,Nathalie, Melanie, Tess,Cameron, Kim Stepp, Will (remain cancer free forevermore), Janice,Ella,Hannah, Alyssa, Brady, Bonnie, Stephanie, Jillian Woodring-leukemia, Whitney Williams-8 yr old with afibrinogenemia, Michaela & Tyler Shelley,Sarah, Jada-6 yr old in remission from cancer, Lawson (14 yr old recently diagnosed with cancer),Avery Magliorisi (for proper treatment and complete healing of her eating disorder and for the family), Brigitte, Collene, Gabby, Silvia, Ingrid, Missy, Demere and Laura, Ralphaelo, Doug, Paul, David, Susan, Janice Hammond, Selah Henderson-child in remission from cancer, Addie Freeman-child in remission from cancer and Amari Kalu-child in remission from cancer,Lucca,Jameson, Diego, Tristan, Miss Peyton-cancer, Master Peyton-cancer, Elizabeth, Caillyn(remain cancer free forevermore), Ally, 5 yr old Carter, Valentina-child cancer, Hazel, Isaiah, Evie-child with cancer,Abbie Barnette-in remission from cancer, Maddie Barnett-in remission from cancer, Sylvia, Terry, Kostas Halkias, Kim,James Green, Gunner, Kayla Graham, Lucas, Frank Tocci, Keane, J.C. Schow, Cailin, Stanley,Christopher, Doug, Joyce Galloway, Tammy Daniels-miracle of healing , Riley Faith, Anna-IBS, Ritsuko, Carla, David Freed-remission from cancer, Jaceon-child with sickle cell anemia, 6 yr old David William Krieger-Robinson complete healing from cancer-A.L.L. Leukemia, David-15 yr old with cancer, Jeanette, Rosalie, Ollie, Skylar Legano-teen with osteosarcoma (bone cancer), Raluca Christina, Kim, Simona Buliga, Alonzo, Ben Armstrong,Mary Catherine, Chris who has a brain tumor to be completely healed, Bob, April, Scott, Chad, Mick, Angela, Charite, Jammie-healing from ovarian cancer, Obadiah Hall, Sue, Ariel Griffith. Alyssa Jones (in remission from cancer),Jarrod Holt, Nyleek, Anahi, Levi, Keandre, Kieli, Kenzie, Violet, Jayden, baby Lindsey, Chloe Bella, Allyson Pack-Adair,, Valerie, Judy, Kristy, Tyler, Lila, Joe Kane, John Hampton, Vivian Laws, Faith, Nancy, Cosmin Florian, Mikel Lee, Dave Sherman , Laylah, Dakota, Jaicee, Taryn, Kelly Malena, Betty, Addidlyn Holmes,Mark Gomol, Don Smith, Dee Hook, Hunter, Brandon, Izzy Dugle, Tommy and Wanda Norris, Jim, Donna, Caroline Kirk, Dorothy, Connie, Walker, Richard, Saroja Sunkari, Anika Karp, Ramsey Gaines and the Gaines family, Travis B, Alvin Mwenda, Tish Cleveland, Anthony, Deanna, Gracie & family, Logan, Lettie, Kathy, Tripp, Tudor, Grant, Mia, Noah Tyree, Amanda, Ezekiel, Erika and Hezekiah Spann's family, Isaiah Johnson, Leonard, Frank, David Williams, Brandon Elliott, Paul, Al, Emma, Frank, Cindy Dill, Jane, Mike Macgregor, Janet Cruz, Hannah, Steve, Sara plus all of the families along with wisdom, good health and guidance for the doctors and staff who care for them:) Please don't stop praying! We need and believe in prayer!!!! Prayer is sooo powerful!


The message is "It Changes Everything!" A Yale professor named Jaroslav Pelikan was a leading authority on Christian history. He was recognized for his extensive academic career and published more than thirty books. He won the Kluge Prize lifetime award for his writing. One student reflected on what he considered his teacher's most important words that were spoken upon his deathbed- "If Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not-nothing else matters."


The professor reiterated the apostle Paul's conviction, "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith." (1 Corinthians 15:14) Paul made such a bold statement because he knew that the resurrection was not a one time miracle but the solid foundation of God's redeeming work in human history. The promise of resurrection wasn't only God's assurance that Jesus would rise from the dead but His bold affirmation that other dead and broken things such as our lives, family situations, health, neighborhoods, relationships, worldly issues etc..would also one day be brought back to life through Christ. If there's no resurrection, however, Paul knew we are in deep trouble. If there's no resurrection, then death and the enemy win.


As Holy week approaches I ponder on the resurrection and what it means to me in my life. April 6th is Bella's day of passing from this earthly life into her heavenly life. I live and breathe for the day that I will hug and kiss her again! This is ONLY possible because of my salvation and I know without a doubt that I will spend eternity with Bella. My hope is in Jesus! I am just His humble servant until He calls me home.


Of course, "Christ has indeed been raised from the dead." (1 Corinthians 20) Destroyed by the Victor, death loses! Jesus is the "first fruits" of all the life that will follow. He conquered evil and death so that we could live firm in our faith and free. It changes everything!


Thanks be to God for sending Jesus to save all who believe so we can spend eternity in Heaven.


Scripture verse: 1 Corinthians 15:20 Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.


Wishing you all a joyous Easter!

In Peace and Love,

Brenda

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