Some served a long time ago, some are serving now. Some worked on ships, others on planes, others on land. Some faced bullets, others bandaged wounds; some worked with computers, others worked with paper. Some traveled far, some stayed closer to home, some came back, some did not.
We appreciate them all. All who take the oath, don the uniform, do what is asked. To those who are here with us and those whose memories we cherish, thank you for serving!
Today is Entrust Donor Appreciation Day. These (virtual) doughnuts are for you.
If you support one of our staff members or ministry initiatives, if you gave on Giving Tuesday or any day of the year, if you have invested in our ministries with your time, your prayers and/or your finances, this day is about YOU!
Thanks to you, Entrust is growing into new countries, launching new training sites, pouring into new generations of ministry leaders, serving refugees and seeing lives transformed by God’s truth.
God is at work. We are on task with multiplying leaders for multiplying churches. You are making it happen. Thank you so very much!
Thank you for giving so generously to Entrust yesterday, on Giving Tuesday. Thanks to you, we far exceeded our goal!
Recognizing that all good gifts come from God (James 1:17), please join us in saying, singing and telling the world, “Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.” (1 Chron. 29:13)
Having trouble finding something to be thankful for this season? Here’s an idea.
Think back! What were the big struggles in your life, in your marriage, in your family, at work, in the neighborhood a year ago, five years ago, ten years ago? What loomed so large you never thought you’d get over it? What were you and your spouse fighting about? What worried you so much you couldn’t sleep? Chances are, whatever those problems were, they’re gone. They might even look a little smaller now, in hindsight. Or maybe you can see now how much you learned through them. How God shaped you. How he’s healing you.
If today seems dark and dreary, try thinking back. You’ll likely see some beautiful beams of light.
Tough times lately between citizens and law enforcement. While no one condones illegal or improper behavior by police, we do need to thank, appreciate and help those police who protect and serve with integrity. Here are eight ideas for ways to encourage law enforcement personnel. Try one today!
8. Volunteer with your local police department. Many departments rely on volunteers to help set up or take down barricades for public events, track stolen items online and more.
7. Contribute to a fund for the family of an officer injured or killed in the line of duty.
6. Write a letter to the editor, a blog or a Facebook post, in appreciation of an instance of good police work in your community.
5. Smile, give a thumbs up or just say thank you” when you see an officer.
4. Consider taking part in Shield 616. [http://shield616.org/]
3. Make thank you cards (stamping group project? kids’ rainy day activity?) and deliver them in person to your local police headquarters.
2. Be a law abiding citizen.
1. Pray. “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” (1 Tim. 2:1-2)