Comforter Ministry - News, Notes and Newsletters
JANUARY - 2018
If you read my Comforter Ministry Newsletter - Winter 2017-18 issue you will remember I have a special focus for 2018, one that has been on my heart for some time. If you are a woman with a praying heart you may wish to participate. I am asking you to set aside a few minutes each day or some regular time of your choosing in order to pray for Comforter Ministry Recipients, CM women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The CM Prayer List and Prayer are found right here on this page. Simply continue scrolling down and you will find a list of names for 2017 and 2018. There are many more names but I have chosen to share specific names from the past year and current year. You are encouraged to pray not only for the specific names listed here but also in a more general reference as simply "CM Recipients" and "all those who have been diagnosed with cancer."
Please prayerfully consider being a Comforter Ministry Woman with a Praying Heart.
Let Us All With Gladsome Voice (CW #64 verse 4)
O Lord Christ, our Savior dear,
Bless us and be near us.
Grant us now a glad new year.
Amen, Jesus, hear us!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
GOD'S SAFEKEEPING BIBLE VERSE -
"Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory." (Psalm 73:23,24)
**COMFORTER MINISTRY PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES**
I would appreciate the opportunity to share with many others the ministry/mission of Comforter Ministry, Inc. which could include a Comforter Ministry Prayer Gather/Prayer Bible Study if applicable. I would also encourage invitations to various events in order to share the Comforter Ministry Display.
These opportunities might include ministry/mission themed events within our WELS, women's retreats, women's groups, quilting workshops, college campus groups, high schools, Lutheran Pioneers (LGP), upper grades of Christian Day School and Sunday School, home schoolers, etc.
You are encouraged to contact me and we can determine if date, time and place can be arranged. My hope and prayer? To search for ways to get the word out about the Comforter Ministry and the blessing it offers women of all ages. To date, 10 years old has been the youngest CM recipient diagnosed with cancer.
WILL YOU HELP ME?
PLEASE!!! QUILTS NEEDED - Can you help? I can always use more quilts so...
Please consider making and donating quilts for Comforter Ministry, Inc. All you need to know can be found under "How the Ministry Works" and click the appropriate choice for further criteria. You may contact me, as well, if you have questions or need a Comforter Ministry journal when your quilt is complete and before sending to me (as pointed out in the criteria). Please take note of checking the CM criteria for making and donating a quilt as some recently have been on the "too small" side and others have had no CM journal. Thank you!
If you know of someone who may wish to participate in this ministry, please pass along this information to them. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
It is not as though I cannot purchase quilts as I have money set aside from a special gift of money for doing so should the need occur but I want to use that avenue as a last resort. I think all would agree that a beautiful part of this ministry is the opportunity it provides for others to participate and share their love, compassion, and gift(s) with those in need...just wanted you to understand my continual plea for quilts :)
COMFORTER MINISTRY NEWSLETTER - WINTER 2017-2018
Enjoy the latest Comforter Ministry Newsletter - Summer 2017 which is now available. Click here or scroll down to the bottom area of this page, click and read/print. I encourage you to print and share with others. YOU are my PR Department :) Thank you!
New Comforter Ministry Quilts
Thanks to the following quilters who have made and donated comforters for CM recently - Check out the Photo Gallery :)
*New Comforter Ministry Quilter/Quilt Group
Phyllis F - Mukwonago, WI
Carolyn J and Faith-In-Action Quilters - Rochester, MN
Check out these amazing quilts in the Photo Gallery!
Words to Share...
Each year our Boy and Girl Pioneers picks an organization to donate money raised at a pie auction to and this year we picked Comforter Ministry.
Thank you for the work you do to support women going through cancer. Please use this money to help off-set any costs you have. Christine B and the Boy and Girl Pioneers of Peace Lutheran Church-Wautoma, WI
WOW! THANK YOU, ALL, SO MUCH! I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE!
Thank you for your powerful Comforter Ministry. Just opening the package and seeing the colorful soft comforter made healing power through my body!
Your gift of love and prayer will make my chemo treatments go very smoothly.
Thank you for your love.
THANK YOU, SUE, FOR YOUR KIND WORDS!
THANK YOU QUILTERS LORRAINE S AND ST. PAUL QUILTERS-ALGOMA, WI
Words of Thanks...
Last month I shared a need for someone willing to (according to MY assessment) finish a donated quilt to the Comforter Ministry. Cheryl D of Algoma, WI stepped forward and was willing to do so. I sent the quilt off to her only to have her discover that the quilt really didn't need any finishing it just needed a heart added to the front and a good wash to remove the washable ink that was visible where the quilting marks had been to guide the machine quilting. THANK YOU, CHERYL!
I stand by my original claim that I really don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to quilting :I
Janell S, Sharon P, and Rosie S (all from my church in Tomahawk, WI) made and donated lovely note cards with matching envelopes for Comforter Ministry, Inc. I use the cards for handwritten messages I include in the CM journal I send along with each quilt to CM recipients. I love these beautiful cards!
THANK YOU, LADIES!
Sharing a Need...
COMFORTER MINISTRY POSTERS AND BROCHURES
Can you help? If you would be willing to display a Comforter Ministry poster at your church, school, etc. please contact me. Comforter Ministry brochures are also available if you have a tract rack, a women's meeting, group, retreat, etc. for distributing. Thank you in advance for helping to promote CM to those around you :) THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME AND REQUESTED THEM!
Please add to your personal prayer list the following 2017/18 Comforter Ministry recipients -
Laura - Milwaukee, WI; Sue - Jackson, WI; Lindsay - Geneva, IL; Jihan - Geneva, IL; Cheryl - Anchorage, AK; Linda - Manitowoc, WI; Beth - Marietta, GA; Annette - Tomahawk, WI; Mrs. Martinez - Oak Creek, WI; Pat - Green Bay, WI; Becky - LaCrescent, MN; Connie - Mt. Vernon, TX; Lorraine - Kewaskum, WI; Carol - Waupaca, WI; Mary - Wilmar, MN; JoAnn - Van Dyne, WI; Amy - Anchorage, AK; Donna - Appleton, WI; Jolene - Orleans, ON, Canada; Cathy - Green Bay, WI; Joan - OshKosh, WI; Janet - Algoma, WI; Bernita - Bruce Crossing, MI; Donna - Warsaw, IN; Dorothy - Mosinee, WI; Evelyn - Pinehurst, TX; Kathryn - Bloomington, MN; Gail - Menomonee, MI; Jena - Manitowoc, WI; Jarret - Cumming, GA; Tracy - Lake Stevens, WA; Christine - Gurney, IL; Kim - Rockwall, TX; Cindy - Lone Oak, TX; Marilyn - Willmar, MN; Fran - Eden Prairie, MN; Kristy - Wauwatosa, WI; Shar - Two Rivers, WI; Rachel - Janesville, WI; Amanda - Montgomery, IL; Juanita Kaye - Greer, SC; Karen - White Settlement, TX; Lois - Zumbrota, MN; Clara - Cocoa Beach, FL; Karen - Manitowoc, WI; Joy - Oklahoma City, OK; Kathy - Stevens Point, WI; Marilyn - Forestville, WI; Annette - Hales Corners, WI; Sandy - Rhinelander, WI; Judy - Menasha, WI; Debbie - South Milwaukee, WI; Krysta - Austin, TX; Ann - Oklahoma City, OK; Melissa - Magnolia, TX; Nancy - Maquoketa, IA; Heather - Manassas, VA; Diane - Jackson, WI; Pam - Shakopee, MN; Susana - Arlington, TX; Elizabeth - Eau Claire, WI; Sue - San Jose, CA; Jessica - Appleton, WI; Laura - Columbus, WI; Julia - Manitowoc, WI; Margie - Indianapolis, IN; Karen - Forest Lake, MN; Kim - Mishicot, WI; Jean - River Falls, WI; Melissa - Jordan, MN; Sandy - Lincoln, NE; Amy - Yorba Linda, CA; Marlyn - Erie, CO; Carol - Waupaca, WI; Lisa - Watertown, WI; Lori - Manawa, WI; Nancy - Shawano, WI; Melody - Appleton, WI; Audrey - Afton, MN; Dorothy - Eau Claire, WI; Carolanne - Hoyt Lake, MN; Lorraine - Oakfield, WI; Marlene - Black Creek, WI; Julie - Brownsville, WI; Traci - Heath, TX
Holy Comforter, Bring peace of heart and mind to these women. Their earthly tribulations are at a high point during these most difficult days. They need Your presence and peace to comfort and sustain them. Through Your Word You promise to strengthen and comfort all who believe in Jesus as their Savior. Through Your grace may they experience your holy comfort and, if it be Your will, grant them complete healing. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
REMEMBER - IF YOU KNOW OF A WOMAN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AND WOULD LIKE A COMFORTER MINISTRY QUILT AND JOURNAL SENT TO THEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME.