Happy Mother's Day to all of the mother figures in our lives! May you be blessed for the love and sacrifice you have shown us! I am so blessed by mom and stepmom for their unconditional love, prayers and support throughout the years.
As school comes to an end, summer is around the corner and the beauty of God's creation surrounds us in so many ways.
A special thank you to Rita Confer, Cindy Elmore, Traci Sorgenfrei, Cindy Heos and the sisters of SC Alpha Delta Kappa for holding a fundraising benefit on our behalf to help children with life threatening illnesses. Cindy Heos is our board member and represented us at the benefit. We are so blessed by all of you! A total will be announced soon.
We are so grateful to announce that the total raised for our March "Celebration" event was $21,266.62. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of children with cancer and life threatening illnesses. Please keep them, their families and medical teams in prayer.
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, 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 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!!!
With everything going on around the world- the wars, famine, uncertainty, addiction, fears, anxieties, depression, health and family concerns plus poverty, I thought it was the perfect time to use our scripture 2022 verse as the title of this message: "Be still and know that I am God."
As inflation rises along with work, health, personal and family concerns, life can be very overwhelming at times! It is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, a reprieve from it all! There is an answer...spiritual stillness. God considers resting in him- through prayer, supplication and honoring the Sabbath as ways to restore our peace and hope in Him! Without rest we can't see clearly and eventually stress, worry, fear and anxiety consume us.
After Elijah's stressful confrontation with Jezabel and Ahab, he ran himself into a state of complete exhaustion! God sent an angel to care for him. During a time of stillness, "the word of the Lord came to him" (1 Kings 19:9). Elijah though he alone was doing God's work. He had been so zealous that he didn't realize that 7,000 others hadn't bowed to Baal (verse 18).
Many of us think that we don't have time to stop and rest but something worse happens when we refuse to rest. Without rest our physical and spiritual health begins to fail. God heals us while we rest.
I need constant reminders of this much needed rest in my own life. As I take more time to rest in Him, I learn to surrender more to His will and not my own. We all need stillness so that God can keep our spiritual vision clear. Through life experiences, I am learning that our greatest strength may be our ability to stand still and trust God.
Scripture verse: Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God."
Wishing you many blessings!
In Peace and Love,