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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

I am preparing my heart and mind to share my testimony with a group of ladies this coming Thursday night. These ladies are new residents, as of May 1, 2009, of a Women's Extension Center, a 60 day program for women that want to recover from drug and/or alcohol abuse.
A friend of mine has asked for my help and I am in the process of recruiting volunteers to help out in many areas as this new center evolves.
My book club just finished discussing the book BROKEN, A story of Redemption and Recovery By, William Cope Moyers. I highly recommend this book to anyone that might want to have a clearer understanding of the horrific disease of sddiction.
I believe that reading this book has better equipped me to minister to these women at The Women's Extension Center.
I keep thinking about a quote I heard once, although I do not recall who said it.
"They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
This Thursday night is an opportunity for Bible Study for these women, to help them see that there are answers in the Word. However if I go in there and share a bunch of scripture verses with them, some of whom have never opened the Bible before, I know that my sharing will not be effective.
Instead, I will share from my heart, my personal story about how God rescued me, and I will love these women, because ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

4 comments:

  1. So very true. It sounds like a wonderful ministry. So worthwhile to help deliver people from the chains that bind them. I just added this center to my prayer list.

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  2. Thanks for praying! I just spent the past hours on my testimony and pray that it will impact these women, touching them just where they need to be touched.

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  3. Love is what we must give in order to receive trust. I will be praying for you, Joan and the women at the Women's Extension Center. There's no doubt in my mind that you will be of great help to this group.

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  4. YES...back to what really matters in this life...the giving, the sharing the receiving of LOVE.

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