♕ Today's Promise: "So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 TPT
☊ PR Podcast Katriel
Hello lovely, Brides!!
I hope this praise report will encourage you as much as the experience truly encouraged me. So I'm part of a WhatsApp group and we've become so close just like family since I first arrived here in Arizona and recently a text came in that said, “God put somebody on my heart to help out is my honest friend that has two children she leaves her children ages 8 and 5 at home alone because she has no babysitter. My cousin has been over there a few times to give them food because they have expressed that they don't eat a lot. My aunt is also asking for help. She works but has no life skills and has borderline down syndrome. I know that if we go into lockdown those children won't have food. I have $200 that I am supposed to have for rent but I'm going to give it to them. Would anyone else want to pitch in? Pray about it and see if this is what God would want you to do."
Well you can just imagine the excitement with this opportunity before us and so we pulled together our funds and scheduled to meet at a grocery store this coming Sunday. I can't tell you the joy that I felt when we were pushing our carts up and down the aisles and even though lots of the shelves were empty, due to the covid-19, the store that we went to had everything but toilet paper and we had water and eggs and milk and meat including all of the necessities and things that the children would really enjoy.
Arriving at the apartment complex where they all lived, when her aunt opened the door she had the biggest smile on her face and began thanking us over and over again and despite the suggested social distancing, and given her sweet disability, she kept reaching for hugs.
She guided us to her friend a few buildings down and entering the apartment it smelled heavily of cigarette smoke but oh the JOY on those two beautiful little African American faces as they pointed to the groceries! And the little girl Kianna, she was the eight year old, she was terribly thin but full of energy and love. She too wanted to hug us and I didn't mind at all. I just rocked her back and forth in my arms and the mother of these children almost began to weep before we had finally said our goodbyes.
As we left the little girl, Kianna, came to the balcony and yelled repeatedly, “I love you, I love you, I love you!” and then entering our car she came out of nowhere running after us saying, “Wait, wait, wait!” and came to give us but another hug goodbye!
What is amazing is that we had a little bit of money left over, so we thought that we would spend it on this little girl's birthday that is approaching in a week's time! When my friend also shared this with her sister, who is not a Christian and doesn't know the Lord personally, she was amazed that she had friend’s who were so generous and just willing to help out the world and the community!
I just wanted to read you this scripture verse Matthew 5:13-16 TPT:
“Your lives are like salt among the people. But if you, like salt, become bland, how can your ‘saltiness’ be restored? Flavorless salt is good for nothing and will be thrown out and trampled on by others. “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.”
It was such an amazing experience and so excited for what more He has to come! Love you all!