Letter from Our Director

June 2019

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” — Proverbs 3:27

Randy, my neighbor, told me to look at the damage to my yard out by the street. We live on a corner lot and I imagined someone had cut their turn too close and tire treads had ripped up the grass. What I saw told a different story as there was a huge hole in the ground next to the stop sign and part of the sidewalk was gone.

The evening before, a strong line of thunderstorms had passed over our neighborhood while we were having dinner on our covered back porch. One particular flash of lightning was followed immediately by a roar of thunder that shook the house. That bolt evidently had struck the sign pole, traveled down to the ground and jumped across to the steel bars in the sidewalk. The force threw sod, rocks and concrete as much as 40 feet away on our yard and across the street on another neighbor’s property.

While God’s power is easily seen in a lightning strike, it’s on display more frequently — and more quietly — in cards, notes and letters of thanks that come to our office daily from those you help through Mission:Dignity. Their words of gratitude won’t blast concrete halfway across the yard, but they softly and tenderly have the power to move hearts and hands halfway across the country.

I know you’ll enjoy reading Faye Heatherly’s letter on the back. She was in ministry alongside her husband Paul for decades and writes to us regularly. Thanks for sharing generously this month and for exercising your power to be a force for Christ-honoring change in the lives of God’s faithful servants in need.

Grace and peace,

John Ambra

John Ambra
Director of Development

Faye Heatherly Thank You Letter


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