Wow, what a busy week this has been. With work taking me here and there and just getting news after news on the updates of people, I am tired. Heart of Hope was today and will continue until tomorrow. Heart of Hope is an event that my church puts on in partnership with Communities in School for needy people in the city! It is just amazing watching the families come in, get a hot meal, toys for Christmas for the kids, groceries, and even coats! It is truly an opportunity for people all ages to feel special. Not only getting to experience the Christmas essence, but also getting to hear about Jesus!
I just love the opportunity to get to help out with it.
Another important thing that has happened this week, my pastor from college, Matt Chandler had brain surgery on Friday to remove a large tumor that was found on his brain! This was all a shock to everyone. I am good friends with his sister in law, and had gotten to know the family while I was in college. Matt has been used by the Lord to do some amazing things, and reach all kinds of people and bring them to Christ! Such a wonderful man of God he is. His surgery went good and he is now recovering. The tumor results will be back this week.
Watch this video that Matt taped prior to his surgery:
I am just in awe of how a man that just found out he has a large mass on his brain, can be so grateful and faithful! God is so great and mighty! This man has truly touched my life in ways that only God knows because it has brought my relationship closer to The Lord Almighty!!! Hearing little tidbits of what has gone on while Matt was in surgery are amazing! People have been fasting and praying for Matt’s recovery. People have been brought to Christ through these events! I have faith in God, but how much more do I have to gain for my faith to be like Matt’s. Not that I am envying someone, but the faith that this man has is unreal! I think it is very funny to read on the blogs, in the margin on the same link, that Matt was trying to twitter while in the hospital bed, after just having brain surgery! I just love that!!
All I have to say to conclude is that God is truly mighty and great! He is amazing in all that he does. He will never give you something that he knows you can not handle. The Lord blesses those who have undying faith in Him. “How Great Thou Art!”