March was a marvelous month and I KNOW it was because people were praying for us.
St. Cloud apartments:
Spring Break: Fairway Baptist church came during spring break and spent quality time with the youth at St. Cloud apartments. They did a VBS program 3 days and then spent one day with the kids at a local park. There were 45 children who enjoyed a day at the park and pizza! In that group of 45 children were at least 5 nations and 3 religions and some Christians. We may never know the full impact of what happened spiritually-one young boy heard the plan of salvation and received the forgiveness of his sins. God is so good.
Donations: We have been blessed by those who give and those who serve. At least 40 people, including a newly arrived refugee family, were helped with gently used clothes, shoes, toiletries, toys for the kids, and food. On Thursdays, at least 40 families, sometimes more, come for diapers, wipes, shampoo, laundry soap, dish soap, toothpaste and other items needed for hygiene. These items are distributed because no government program meets that need. All of our families from Bhutan live in a low income project. Those who work are not eligible, so the majority of the recipients are the stay at home moms who don't have or can't afford child care or they have physical impairment which keeps them from working.
None of this could happen without the wonderful, dedicated volunteers that God sends to His harvest fields. Pray that they do not become weary in well doing and boldly declare truth as their light shines at St. Cloud.
Our ladies Bible study began last Wednesday. We are going through the book of John and answering the questions: Who is Jesus? What are His names? What did He do? Through the wonderful gift of bilingual Bibles, Spanish and English, we are able to teach the Hispanic ladies. We also had an African American lady who came needing prayer and stayed. Guarded Heart Ministries and Loaves & Fishes is partnering in teaching the Word and praying for those who desire to be prayed for. Please pray for more ladies to come and for the Word to be planted in fertile soil.
Easter is coming this month so please pray for Easter program at Santa Cruz on April 11 and Easter program at St. Cloud (to be determined) to bring glory to Him and bear much fruit.
Thank you for taking time to read this and pray. God bless you!