Nothing short of a miracle happened this week through a simple exercise of faith and a gift to Christ Community Church by a faithful member. This past Sunday someone donated ten Christmas trees to CCC for those who are struggling in these difficult times. That gift has brightened some dark days for some families at CCC who needed some encouragement during Christmas. Let me share a few of the stories:
Two families couldn’t afford a tree because of cancer in their loved one’s lives received trees. One of those families didn’t have a tree last year because of the cost of treatments. When called, they were at the church to pick up their fresh-cut tree within 30 minutes. Very grateful, they drove away with tears…and a Christmas tree from their church family strapped to the car. They’re enjoying it right now.
Another donated tree is in the home of one of our young men who is sacrificing many material things in order to go to bible college and train for the ministry. He is working all he can to make ends meet and be faithful to God’s call. The tree was a confirmation of God’s provision, care and an encouragement to keep going for Christ. His little girl walked up to me today and said, “Thanks for our Christmas Tree.” I’ve wept twice.
Two single mothers and their children now have trees in their homes, all decorated and beaming forth joy into their lives. They know that God and their church family really care and though alone, they are not abandoned by Him. Many others have been blessed too.
It’s amazing what God can do when we trust Him and support the His work through our church. The needs are SO great and CCC is doing a great job of making life a bit more livable for so many people. Thank you to all who give, pray and go! When we give to God’s work through our church, we really make a difference in someone’s Christmas and in their life! To make an online donation and help real people in our community, go to http://ccchuntersville.com/give/online_giving.php and follow the simple instructions. Your generosity can make all the difference in the world!