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May 1, 2023- Happy Spring & Mother's Day!

It is wonderful to see all of the beautiful flowers and trees in bloom:) It is a new birth and time to rejoice at the majesty of our Lord's creation.


Remember to honor your mom, stepmom's, and any mother figure in your life on May 14th. I thank my mom and stepmom for all of their love, support and prayers throughout my life! I am blessed to have such a loving family.


Our upcoming 4th Annual "Celebration" fundraiser has been a great success! Thanks to your generous donations, we exceeded our goal and raised over $23,275 to help our local families who have a child with cancer or a life threatening illness.


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.


Also, our Silver Sponsor is D&D Motors. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle, please don't look any further for excellent service and contact them at 888-253-5950.


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!


Areshi, Thomasin's partner, who is also a musician has a website at: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, DiStefano, 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, Tammy Dixon and family, Hicks, Brianna Hyman, Corinna Cochran's family, Grant family and the Mullen 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, Monna, Kathryn, AJ, Alejandro, Sara, Myron, Cory 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 this month is "Make Every Moment Count!" Located in a library's archives at the University of North Carolina is a pocket watch with frozen hands that tell a heartbreaking tale. 8:19 and 56 seconds is the watch's exact moment that the owner, Elisha Mitchell, slipped and fell to his death at a waterfall in the Appalachian Mountains on the morning of June 27, 1857.


Mr. Mitchell was a professor at the university and gathering data to justify his claim that the mountain peak he was on, was the highest one east of the Mississippi. His claim was correct and no bears his name, Mount Mitchell. His grave is located at the mountain's summit, not far from where he fell.


It was on a trip with Bella and Dorin after we visited Mount Mitchell that we decided to visit Grandfather Mountain as well. While it isn't as tall as Mount Mitchell, it is globally famous for its mile high swinging bridge. This is where I thought my life would end! Bella and Dorin wanted to venture out on the 228' bridge ensuring me it was safe. We got about halfway across and I froze! I couldn't move and fear swept over me. I stood there a few minutes paralyzed with fear while others went around me. Finally, I realized the only way off the bridge was to go forward or back and that I had to move! Inch by inch I made it back to safety and thanked God for helping me!


As I reflect on Mr. Mitchell's story and the brevity of our own mortality, I am reminded that every second of life is a gift! Currently, a dear friend of mine, Tammy Daniels, is battling stage 4 brain cancer. I humbly ask all of you reading this to please pray for a miracle of earthly healing for her and share this prayer with others. Also, a miracle of healing is needed for these children, Riley Faith and Hannah, and for all of those suffering with terminal illnesses. I know God is the great physician and able to heal completely.


All of us only have so much time on this earth. I pondered Jesus' words about His return as He spoke to His disciples on the Mount of Olives: "So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him" (Matthew 24:44).


Jesus clearly indicates that none of us knows the moment He will return and establish His kingdom forever or when He may summon us to leave this earthly life and come to Him. He tells us to be ready and "keep watch."


Tick...tock...tick...the hands on the clock of each of our lives is still moving, but for how long? When it stops will you be prepared, willing and ready? I know without a doubt, that my friend, Tammy, will be ready to go to heaven when God calls her home in His perfect timing. She is a child of God! May we all live out our moments in love for our merciful Savior, waiting and working for Him.


Prayer: Loving Savior, please help me to be ready to meet You at any time! Help me to have a servant's heart as I serve and love others in Your name, Jesus.


Scripture verse: Matthew 24:42 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.


Wishing you all many blessings!

In Peace and love,

Brenda

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