Now that the school year has ended, it is time to relax in fellowship with friends and family plus enjoy the warm sunshine, fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. During any downtime, pray and feel God's presence surround you. May everyone enjoy their summer:)
A special thanks again to everyone of Alpha Delta Kappa for hosting a benefit on behalf of Angel Heart of Hope and raising a total of $4,380! Cindy Heos is our board member and represented us at the benefit. We are so blessed by all of you and thank you for your support!
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: email@example.com 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, Fickell 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, Dee Hook, Mark MacGregor, Hunter, Brandon, Izzy Dugle, Tommy and Wanda Norris, Caroline Kirk, Dorothy, Connie, Walker, Richard, Saroja Sunkari, Ashley McCoy 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 in memory of those lost to gun violence and those recently at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX. Also, in honor of all the teachers who daily sacrifice their lives, in many ways, because they love their students and education. Teachers see our potential even if we don't see it in ourselves. They encourage and help us to achieve our best, excel in education and prepare us to face the world outside. I am so grateful for all of Bella's amazing and loving teachers that she has had over the years and love you. Thank you to all teachers for making this world a better place.
The title of this devotion is "Baggage Activity" and I think that it is not only a beneficial exercise in school but also in the workplace. You never know what is going on in somebody else's life and everyone needs compassion.
Cindy, a middle school teacher, created an activity so that her students would be more understanding and compassionate towards one another. The "Baggage Activity" involves students writing down some of the emotional weight they carry. The notes are shared anonymously, giving the students insight into each other's hardships, often with a tearful response from the peers. The classroom has now been filled with a deeper sense of mutual respect among the young teens, who have more empathy and compassion towards one another.
Throughout the Bible, God has encouraged his people to treat one another with dignity, kindness and show empathy in their interaction with others (Romans 12:15). Even in one of the first books of the Bible, Leviticus, and in the early history of Israel, God pointed the Israelites toward compassion, especially as they dealt regularly with foreigners. God told them to "love them as themselves," because they had also been foreigners in Egypt and understood that hardship personally.
Sometimes the burdens we carry make us feel like foreigners, alone and misunderstood, even among our peers, family and friends. We may not have a similar experience to connect with as the Israelites did with the foreigners among them. However, we can treat those God places in our paths with the same respect and compassion that we desire. No matter if we are a student, teacher, parent, an employer, employee, spouse, friend, stranger or anything in between, we honor God through our actions in showing love towards others. Let's all have a heart like Jesus and show love and compassion to everyone!
Scripture verse: Mark 12:30-31 Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: "Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no greater commandment than these.
Wishing you all many blessings!
In Peace and Love,