Comforter Ministry - News, Notes and Newsletters
NOVEMBER - 2017
I love the picture on the right :)
I took this pic while on a walk near our cabin and thought the various colors reminded me of candy or confetti. It also brought to mind memories of when I was a child and how much fun leaves were to a child. I found this comment recently - "I knew I was an adult when falling leaves meant more chores, rather than the giddy joy that arrived when great crispy heaps lay banked about me, and I could spin with my eyes shut and plunge into a pile." Simpler times, right?
I hope, dear friends, you find yourself smiling right now over your own autumn, childhood memories!
We Thank You for Your Blessings (CW #615 vs. 1-3)
We thank you for your blessings, Almighty Lord, our King;
We thank you for the harvests, Yes, Lord, for everything:
For flowers that bloom in springtime, For ripening fruit and grain,
For all the precious sunshine, And for the gentle rain.
This day of great thanksgiving We count them one by one:
Our free and fruitful country, The great things you have done,
Our family, our loved ones, The guardian angels' care,
Our very self and heartbeat - Lord, hear our thankful prayer!
But best of all your blessings, The rainbow of your love,
Are all the many mercies Your Word brings from a love.
Our life now has full meaning - Christ Jesus is our God!
Thanksgiving shall be living The way the Savior trod.
GOD'S SAFEKEEPING BIBLE VERSE -
"O Lord, you have searched me and you know me...You are familiar with all my ways" (Psalm 139:1, 3). It is the cleansing blood of Christ that takes away our fear. It is the cleansing blood of Christ that makes Go's closeness a feeling of safety and security. He knows you. He likes you anyway.
**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 - Currently I am low on quilts. 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. 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 but want to use that avenue as a last resort. 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 - AUTUMN 2017
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
Quilter Friend of Viola G - Brookfield, WI
Barb S and St. Michaels Mission Quilters - Bloomington, MN
St. Luke's Lutheran Quilters - New Lisbon, WI Welcome!
Carolyn J and Faith-In-Action Quilters - Rochester, MN
Phyllis F - Mukwonago, WI
Diane M - Wrightstown, WI
Check out these amazing quilts in the Photo Gallery!
Words to Share...
This is to inform you that I am forwarding my quilt to J...(She) is a 35 year old mother of three little ones recently diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. A mutual friend put us in contact with each other. While we have never met, we have formed a bond through cancer and through our common faith in Jesus. I experienced a recurrence of ovarian cancer January 2017 (first diagnosed in August 2014). I am again in remission and thankful for every day!
Love in Christ, Becky L
Thank you, Becky. I find the fact that you and J have never met and yet have this special bond at
such a time as this a very real testimony to the hidden blessings of cancer :) Thank you, Quilters Kathy D and Friends!
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!
Words of Thanks...
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 those kind and loving words of encouragement. Thank you, Quilters Lorraine S and St. Paul Quilters!
Please add to your personal prayer list the following 2016/17 Comforter Ministry recipients -
Darlene - Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Bonnie - Santee, CA; Sally - Goodhue, MN; Melanie - Sachse, TX; Darlene - Sachse, TX; Harriet - Norwalk, IA; Debbie - Ottawa, ON, Canada; Donna - Marinette, WI; Mark - McGregor, MN; Marge - Goodhue, MN; Jeanette - Olathe, KS; Linda - Wisconsin Rapids, WI; David - Seattle, WA; Judith - Wanamingo, MN; Kristy - Battleview, ND; Wendy - Oro Valley, AZ; Pamela -- Orange, CA; Bonnie - Appleton, WI; Susan - Las Vegas, NV; Daniel - Las Vegas, NV; Laura - Overland Park, KS; Jeanne - Rochester, MN; Karen - Eagle River, WI; Scott - West Allis, WI; Mary - Neenah, WI; Mary - Charlotte, NC; Bev - Altoona, WI; Pam - Orange, CA; Jan - Fulton, MS; Janet - Antioch, IL; Jeannie - Muskego, WI; Pauline - Milwaukee, WI; Meg - Monroe, MI; Helen - Woodbury, MN; Susan - Ramsey, MN; Vicki - Palos Heights, IL; Karen - Minneapolis, MN; Cindy - Hastings, MN; Sue - Rochester, MN; Vicky - Fulton, MO; Brenna - Colorado Springs, CO; Lisa - Fort Wayne, IN; Tonja - Algoma, WI; Jeanne - Mosinee, WI; Sherry - The Villages, FL; Carmella - Rowlett, TX; Margot - Milwaukee, WI; Pam - Franksville, WI; Jackie - Oak Creek, WI; Jackie - Cudahy, WI; Bob - Wautoma, WI; Lesley - Norman, OK; Jim - Anchorage, AK; Vikki - Oconomowoc, WI; Anne Marie - Des Moines, IA; Cathy - Cary, NC; Wendy - Rhinelander, WI; Kathy - Pueblo West, CO; Connie - Rhinelander, WI; Bonnie - Gesham, WI; Donna - Casco, WI; Holly - Webster, MN; James - Round Rock, TX; Lise - Green Valley, AZ; Donna - Lexington, KY; Pam - Menasha, WI; Heidi - Muskego, WI; Royan - Rockport, ME; Char - West Bend, WI; Peggy - Abilene, KS; Sharon - Dallas, TX; Joy - Granger, IN; Barb - Watertown, WI; 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; Doretta - Magnolia TX; 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
Holy Comforter, Bring peace of heart and mind to these women. Their earthly tribulations are at a high point during these most difficult days and 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.