This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for a small country church and its big-hearted members.
We first learned of Silver Lake Church of the Bible (Silver Lake, Oregon) from a simple letter. The story Pastor Leon Baker shared in that letter started in 2006.
After listening to a Focus broadcast, “The Lord laid it upon my heart to begin collecting for the purchase of an ultrasonic machine,” he wrote.
And for eight years, that’s what Pastor Baker and his congregation did.
Eight years of praying and giving in order to partner with us in our Option Ultrasound Program.
I am very happy to report the goal … has been reached, due to the generous and caring, prayerful support of the Christian Community of South Central Oregon. Please find a cashier’s check in the amount of $28,000.00.”
Eight years of sacrificing so they could help women grappling with an unexpected pregnancy and their babies.
We trust that this machine will be used by Father God to allow expectant mothers to ‘see’ their babies and choose to carry them to full term.”
Eight years of believing the Gospel message and living out their faith in one very practical, life-giving way.
We certainly bring no condemnation to anyone, but rather stand with Father God and our Lord Jesus Christ, whose commandment is life, and who came to give us life.”
We’re encouraged, buoyed and blessed.
And we’re thankful.
We’re grateful for the sacrificial givers who partner with us in this calling to love others, protect the vulnerable and stand for life. What we do at Focus on the Family is only possible because of our friends who support us in prayer and through giving. And that’s something all of us at Focus on the Family will thank God for tomorrow, during this Thanksgiving Day. I hope you have a blessed holiday!
But let me ask you. What are you thankful for this year? Please let me know.