Good Afternoon Everyone,
The days of summer are winding down and hard to believe that school begins this month for many students. Praying over all of the teachers, faculty, students and parents for a safe and healthy academic year! Please continue to take precautions during the pandemic to protect yourself and others.
It was wonderful to be able to see family again over the summer and spend quality time together!
Thank you for your continual prayers and support of children with life threatening illnesses. There are many unexpected financial burdens placed on a family! Please remember the children who are fighting, those in remission and the families who have lost a loved one.
God is our strength. Please remember everyone in prayer. 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.
Keep your focus on Him, pray, hold onto scripture and His Word and He will show His presence. If you can just take a few minutes a day to think of what you are grateful for and thank Him, your worries seem to fade. Please take all of the necessary protection precautions when going out in public during this pandemic and treat everyone with love and kindness:) Live by the "Golden Rule."
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 memorial and everyone for your support!
Also Areshi, Hera's boyfriend and our ministry volunteer, released a song "After You" and the link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VQLAtNIies His website is www.areshimusic.com.
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 Also, 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! We received a notice from United Way saying that they will not be able to release donor information anymore. 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:) *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 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, Demi DeLuca 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!!!
The message today is "God Is Near." On a recent trip I had a return flight home at 6:15 in the morning. My friend wanted me to rest and told me several times that she would take me to the airport in the early morning but I felt this tugging on my heart to be there earlier. I told her that I wanted to leave at midnight and was fine spending the night in the airport until the flight boarded. She agreed to take me and drop me off. There was one woman sitting outside and a security officer inside the airport. When he saw me, he told me that the building next door, where they have car rentals, was open and had comfortable seating if I would like to go inside there and rest. Gladly, I took my luggage and went to the next building. The woman outside left and I was inside the building by myself. Shortly after, around 1:40am, a janitor came in to clean the building. Immediately we exchanged greetings and began talking. He told me that his name was Terrence. He noticed the pendant of Bella that I was wearing and asked if that was my daughter. "Yes" I told him and proceeded to tell him her story. He had tears in his eyes and told me that he lost his mother 9 years ago to ovarian cancer quickly and it placed a wedge between his brothers and sisters. He asked me if I would like to walk and talk with him while he did his job? I said, "Sure." Then, he said how his mom was the rock of the family and held everyone together. He said that he grew up Baptist and his mom always wanted him to get baptized and felt bad he never did it while she was living. He said that he has a good friend who is a Jehovah Witness and said that there are so many religions that he doesn't know what to believe anymore. I told him that the Bible is the true word of God and that is ALL he needs. Then, I asked him if he was saved and he threw his hands up in the air as if he was hopeless and said sadly, "I don't even know." I asked him if he wanted to be saved? He looked at me and said, "Of course!" I told him that he can be saved right now. He looked at me relieved but puzzled and said, "Really?" I smiled and said, "Of course." I asked Terrence to take my hands and we prayed together. I began by saying that the scripture says that where two or more are together praying, God is present and asked God to please be present with us. I asked Terrence if he believed that Jesus Christ died on the cross for his sins, rose from the dead, repents of his sins and accepts Jesus as his personal Savior?" He said humbly, "Yes." I said a closing prayer over him and his grieving heart and family. He looked up after we were finished and we both had tears in our eyes. He hugged me and told me that nobody had ever done that before for him and he kept thanking me. He said that God sent me as his angel that night and he was grateful that I helped him become saved. Then, his boss saw him and motioned for him that it was time to go to the next building so we parted our ways and said good-bye. I gave him my business card and asked him to please stay in touch and contact me anytime he needs prayer.
At 5:15am when I was checking in at the counter, Terrence came over to me and said hello. I was looking on my phone and he said hello again and I looked up, surprised and happy to see him! He wanted to thank me again for leading him to be saved and I told him that I am just here as a servant of God and He placed me there for a reason. He said that he felt different and was so happy that I was there for him! This made my heart so happy.
Something else so beautiful happened before 5:15am, while I was still in the other building, shortly after Terrence was saved and left the building, I was sitting there by myself and reflecting on what just happened to my amazement of God's purpose in my life. It hadn't been 10 minutes and I was staring at the sliding glass doors, which were clear the whole way down, and felt such a peace inside of my heart. All of a sudden and for no reason the sliding glass doors opened and closed by themself. I felt this overwhelming sensation of the Holy Spirit there as if to tell me that I completed my mission and am now on to the next one for His glory. God never fails to show His presence, even when we don't think that He is there. God is near....
Praise be to God!
Scripture verse: Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”.
Wishing you all many blessings!
In Peace and Love, Brenda