Happy Spring! A colorful time of the year to see the glory of God's creation. The flowers and trees blooming, the birds singing, baby animals being born and so many
beautiful things around us. The renewal of another season and our faith in Christ.
April 6th is the day that Bella passed away four years ago and it still doesn't seem real. The one real thing was her faith in Christ. Bella knew without a doubt that Jesus was her Savior and when this earthly life ended for her, eternal life with Jesus and the heavenly angels were immediately there to welcome her.
Bella taught me how precious life is and to be grateful for every moment! Please keep the children who are suffering with life threatening illnesses in prayer along with their families and the medical staff that cares for them.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported our March "Celebration" Event! We have reached our $20,000 goal because of YOU! We are also grateful to all of our Sponsors! Our final total raised will be announced in next month's blog. This funding enables us to continue our programs by serving these children and their family's dire needs. May God bless you!
In case you missed it last month, one of Bella's followers who attends George Washington University in VA and is one of their journalists, published this heartwarming article about our organization:
God is our strength; keep your focus on Him and pray! If you would like me to add your name to the prayer list, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.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, a music singing artist and dear friend 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 www.heralainey.com.Thank you so much Hera for this beautiful and heartwarming tribute and everyone for your support!
If you shop on Amazon, you can use smile.amazon.com for the same price but a portion of every purchase will go back to our non-profit. You will find our non-profit listed on there. Thank you for doing something so simple that provides a great impact! Here is our link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-0996431
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. Thank you so much for your support! It all makes a difference! 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. Plus, 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:)
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 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 and Bill, 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 thefamily), 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 Kali-child with 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-teen in treatment for cancer, Maddie Barnett-child with 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 , Anna-IBS, Ritsuko, Carla at CCP, Ava Woodard-child with cancer, 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, Jarrod Holt, Nyleek, Anahi, Levi, Keandre, Kieli, Kenzie, Violet, Jayden, baby Lindsey, Chloe Bella, Allyson Pack-Adair,, Valerie, Judy, Kristy, Tyler, Lila, Joe Kane, Bill Manwaring, 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, Merrilynn, Dee Hook, Mark, MacGregor, Hunter, Brandon and all of their 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!!!
This message is titled: "The Torn Veil"
Lately, there seems to be so much darkness surrounding us. The current wars overseas, the COVID pandemic, economic inflation, poverty, illness, death, depression, anxiety and fear. However, there is light waiting for us.
Let's take a moment and re-imagine that dark and grief filled day in the outer walls of Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. Jesus had been healing, ministering and saving eager followers for the past three years. Now, he hung on a wooden cross in disgrace and immense suffering. Mourners cried and wailed in sorrow. The light of day filled the land with darkness in the afternoon sky. The intense pain and suffering of Jesus on the cross finally ended when He cried out in a loud voice, "It is finished."
At that moment a great sound came from the temple. It was the sound of fabric ripping apart. Miraculously, without human intervention, the large, thick veil that separated the outer temple from the holy area tore in two from top to bottom.
The torn curtain symbolized the reality of the wooden cross. This was a new way that was now open to God! Jesus shed his blood for the forgiveness of sins for all mankind to those who believe in Him. This ultimate sacrifice allows everyone to enjoy forgiveness and enter into a personal relationship with God.
From that deep darkness of the original Good Friday, we received the best news and gift ever- Jesus had opened a way for us to be saved from our sins and to experience fellowship with God forever. He turned that darkness into an everlasting light that will ever shine brightly in love for each one of us! Thanks be to God for sending Jesus to save the world from their sins so that those who believe may live with Him forever.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. (One of Bella's favorite scripture verses)
Thanks be to God for His amazing grace upon all of us!
Wishing you all many blessings!
In Peace and Love,