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Women In The Word Wednesday

For those of you who were with us this past fall GMG session, you know I asked each group to decide how they can put God’s words into action by being Christ’s hands and feet to those in their families, GMG group, towns, states, countries or world! Each group decided how they wanted to complete the challenge. A few weeks ago I received yet another fall challenge submission that I’ve been dying to share with you all!

(The attached photos show us preparing the pantry boxes; in the group photo, L-R: Teresa, Melissa, Leah & Amy.)

To Courtney & Angela (& the GMG community),

Thanks so much for the fall challenge to get involved in serving a need around us!  It was really special to share together with my GMG friends in serving our Lord by meeting the needs of our local community! We had been discussing the idea that we are Jesus’ hands and feet today and that we wanted to experience the compassion Jesus felt for the needy who flocked to him every day.  To complete the challenge, we decided to partner with an existing ministry, called the Overflow, that provides free clothing, home goods, pantry & hygiene items, along with a hot meal, to those in need in our county through two major distribution days per year.  The Overflow just completed its 2nd year of service, and our GMG group of 4 preschool moms was able to help with sorting clothing and packaging the pantry items ahead of time, to be ready for the 100+ families that would attend.  Two of us were also able to attend the giveaway as volunteers and make a personal connection with those we were serving, many with children the ages of our own children.  Living in a small town, it was neat to help out families that we actually see in passing on a regular basis but never really knew the needs they had until they came to the giveaway. Through this ministry, the church family that hosts the event also reaches out to the guests to meet not only their physical needs of food and provisions, but also their spiritual needs through prayer and the invitation for Bible study.  Thanks for the inspiration to get involved, and to do it together!

Love in Christ,

Leah
Mount Carmel, IL


Great job Teresa, Melissa, Leah & Amy! Thanks so much for sharing with us how your GMG group completed the fall challenge and for being Jesus’s hands and feet to all those families in your community! Looks like you all had a great time while doing it too!

Serve the Lord with gladness!- Psalm 100:2

Now it’s time to share and link-up! Can’t wait to read what all you’ve been learning this week!

Love God Greatly!

-Angela

GMG group out of St. Louis….another fall challenge submission!

A week ago I received yet another GMG challenge submission! Lisa and her GMG group out of St. Louis, Missouri shared with me how her group completed the fall challenge…by helping one of their own within their Good Morning Girls group. Take a look!

Just another beautiful example of women reaching out to those God has placed in their lives and being Jesus’s hands and feet. Thank you so much for not only seeing the need but acting upon it. Thank you for putting your faith and your words into ACTION! Way-to-go Lisa’s group from St. Louis!!!!!
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If your group has completed the fall GMG challenge, you can still email me at lovegodgreatly@gmail.com  I’d love to hear how you put God’s Word into ACTION!!!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!!

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

Hello sweet friends!

I can’t wait to share with you another GMG challenge submission I received last week! What I love about all the submissions is how they are all different, yet each one is touching an area of our world that is needing God’s ray of light to shine brightly through each of you!!!

Here is the email I received from Julie, concerning her Good Morning Girls and how they met our GMG challenge!

First of all I would like to thank you on behalf or our Good Morning Girls group who we lovingly refer to as the Healing Waters GMG’s. This accountability and sharing has started a revival in the 7 of us who are involved. Words just aren’t enough to tell you of all that our Father has done through the 8 months that we have participated and we will all be starting again in the new year. We have compiled a book of our GMG posts thus far and it is turning into quite a little devotional book!

Now on to the challenge, our group participated in this challenge in two ways – first of all we have provided child care and for a family in our church who has 4 children and little funds so that the parents could enjoy a night alone or out whichever they chose. Secondly, we have a pen-pal who is an inmate at a correctional facility nearby. She is a new Christian and has been incarcerated for over 6 years. In that six years she has never received a Christmas package or a care package of any kind. One of the reasons is due to a lack of any contact with her own family and the other reason I am sure is due to the expense of such a package. Our GMG group funded a large box of Christmas food and treats for Deborah and also was privileged to be able to send her two bibles and a bible study workbook!

-Julie

This challenge is all about seeing how your group can meet the needs of those God has placed in our lives, I love how Julie’s group did this in both situations, they truly were Jesus’s hands and feet. Giving of their time to help provide child care is worth more than gold to many parents…….we all need a break sometimes. :) But then they didn’t stop there, instead they reached out to a pen-pal and provided Christmas to someone who hasn’t received one in years! Well that’ll bring you to tears! I’m sure receiving that Christmas package meant the world to her!!! And giving her God’s Word……priceless!!!!

Way-to-go Julie and your GMG group! Thanks for taking the time to put God’s Word into action by meeting the needs of those in your lives! You have truly inspired all of us by the way you met this challenge! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your sweet hearts, willing desire to sacrifice your time to help another and for your thoughtful and loving gifts!!!!!!

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If your group has completed the Fall GMG Challenge, you can still email me at lovegodgreatly@gmail.com  I’d love to hear how you put God’s Word into ACTION!!!

Wishing everyone a very Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

Our 1st GMG Challenge Submission!

Hello sweet friends!

I’m so excited to share with you our 1st GMG challenge submission! This past October I posted a challenge asking each group to decide how they can put God’s Words into action by being Christ’s hands and feet to those in their families, GMG group, towns, states, countries or world! I left it up to each group to decide who they were going to help and how they were going to help. One of our fellow Good Morning Girls, Gertha and her group from Georgia, decided to put God’s Word into action……LITERALLY!!! Watch this! :)

In the United States we are so blessed to have the Word of God so readily available to us that it’s hard for us to realize there are still millions of people who do not have God’s Word in their native tongue…that’s where OneVerse.org comes in.  OneVerse is a program of The Seed Company that enables you to support local Bible translators as they make God’s message available in the language of their people. OneVerse is also an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators, a wonderful organization who has helped translate God’s Word into numerous languages throughout the world.

If your GMG group hasn’t decided how to complete the challenge yet, won’t you consider donating to one of these organizations? Like Gertha and her group, you too can help support these wonderful organizations who are translating God’s Word for those who do not have it yet. Can you imagine not having God’s Word available to you everyday?

Thank you Gertha for your inspiring fall challenge submission and for bringing attention to OneVerse.Org!

If your group has completed a fall challenge, don’t forget to email me your stories and pictures at: lovegodgreatly@gmail.com or if you have a video to share, upload it to youtube first and send me the link. :) I’d love to showcase how your group has put God’s Word into ACTION!!!

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

This past October I posted a challenge asking each group to decide how they can put God’s Words into action by being Christ’s hands and feet to those in their families, GMG group, towns, states, countries or world! I left it up to each group to decide who they were going to help and how they were going to help.

Just to jog your memory a little, I showed this video of a bike ride that my husband and some of my GMG’s husbands rode to raise money for the Doris Daniely Outreach organization. You might remember it:

Well, our fall 2010 GMG session is about to end on the 14th so I wanted to take the time today to remind you all of the challenge and ask you to start sending me pictures or videos of how your GMG group put God’s Words into action. While we are on our month long break, I will share your stories, pictures and videos on our GMG site! :) If your group hasn’t done it yet, no worries, just send me your stories by January 1st so I have time to share them before our next session starts. :) I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!!!

In my earlier post, I listed some examples of things your groups can do: http://www.goodmorninggirls.org/2010/10/our-biggest-challenge-yet/

Another super easy idea that my GMG group did last year was have a Happy Birthday Jesus party for our kids. Before the party we asked each child to bring one gently used toy to donate to a local charity. Picking out that toy or toys at home was a great opportunity to share with our children the importance of giving what is “theirs” to other children who are without.

We are still going to have our Happy Birthday Jesus party for our kids and have them each donate a toy, but this year we have added on another project that I will share with all of you once it is completed. :)

Again, I’m really excited to see what you all come up with but most importantly……..I can’t wait to share how God used your GMG groups to be His hands and feet to a hurting world!

If you have stories and pictures to share please send them to me at: lovegodgreatly@gmail.com or if you have a video to share, then upload it to youtube first and send me the link. :)

As always, if you have any questions please email me at lovegodgreatly@gmail.com

Love God Greatly!

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