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  • Writer's pictureJenny Reitz Compere

Happy Easter

We did it. You did it. He did it! In just this short amount of time, we have raised enough money to not only get the HOH a truck, but enough to get a NEW Truck! We are so thankful to each one of you who has participated in this project. We have been praying about this need for so long, it’s hard to believe we can actually work on getting a new vehicle for the HOH. It will take us a little bit to work out all the details, but hopefully in the not too distant future we will have some pictures to share with you. Due to the unrest and insecurity in the country right now, we are looking into different options to safely get a vehicle at this time. We could use your prayers for wisdom in those decisions and in getting the timing right.

We feel blessed to have partners like you who care about our needs and step up as our Heavenly Father speaks with you to do so. We were all encouraged as we heard some stories from you of distinctly feeling the Holy Spirit prod you to give a certain amount. It made all of us feel so special, loved and well cared for. Thank you for listening to Him and allowing Him to use what you have to provide for this need.

As we start this special weekend of remembering specifically what God did for us through Jesus, we hope that each one of you will feel equally as special, loved and cared for. We all have different traditions that we do on occasions like this. At the HOH, we usually open our home up to the neighborhood throughout the weekend with special events and programs to share the Good News of Jesus with them. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to do it as before as we are still being cautious due to Covid-19. But, we will be playing the video of the life of Jesus to the kids tonight and then have a special Church Service on Sunday morning. We also do things like coloring eggs (the kids love this, mostly because it’s one of the only times in the year when everyone gets their own boiled egg!), and having a special meal of white rice, white bean sauce and fish on Sunday along with some beets.

Whatever your traditions are and despite whatever restrictions you might still be under, we wish you a lovely weekend remembering the new life that is available to us through the Resurrection of Jesus. We have been studying 2 Corinthians 5 in our Bible studies lately and we’d like to leave you with verses 17 – 21,

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”. For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”
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