HEARTWARMING STORIES OF WHAT LOVE CAN ACCOMPLISH!
Nancy B. Detweiler
Today, I opened my e-mails to find these heartwarming stories from my two sisters.
This sister is extremely talented in crafts, while also being a poet. She created handmade “Hug” Pillows to contribute to various organizations.
“Yesterday was a rewarding day…I took “Hug” pillows to the Cancer Treatment Center and they were really thrilled with them and I plan to make many more. (I get lots of hugs with these deliveries). Next I took “Hug” pillows to the lady that cuts my hair for her grandchildren who are going through a bad time—they were taken from their parents. Next I visited my neighbor whose husband is in Hospice House. He is not expected to live but a few days. We had a long talk and that is when she requested a poem for the funeral bulletin. They also want a poem about a Grandfather. I am working on it but it is much harder to write since I have very few memories of Grandpa.”
This sister works for WorldVenture Mission in Littleton, Colorado. http://www.cbi.org/
I wanted to send you this link to one of our ministry projects. Dave Terpstra and his family are WorldVenture missionaries to Mozambique and have worked with several people from the U.S.A. to start a business to help girls and women who have been sold into the sex trade. This is a huge problem all over the world, including our country.
You should be able to get to the 3-part video at the link below.
This is one of the reasons my life has been so enriched by what I get to do and the people I know. It is a great example of what a few people can do with a God-given vision!
And then, there is me …
An earlier e-mail this week notified me that my profile page on LinkedIn ranked in the 1st percentile for number of views in 2012. My blog posts are automatically posted on my profile page at LinkedIn. My writing is an act of love, as I do not offer paid subscriptions.
And last, but far from least, my brother.
My brother is a Math Professor at a Community College. He has touched many lives for good as he is the kind of professor who truly cares for his students and will go the extra mile—or two or three—for them. He is constantly researching better ways to make math interesting. His students say they have never before experienced a professor who can make math funny!
Bottom Line: I am struck by the number of people whose lives four siblings can touch by simply using our talents in loving ways. We all love what we do and others are pleased with what they receive.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE
LOVE IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT OUR PLANET!