am so excited that next week we will kick off our new weekly
ezine, hopenotes. I am eager to be in touch with you on
a weekly basis and share what is going on with the ministry,
how we need prayer, your stories and much more!
is just a sneak preview of our new "look." I couldn't
wait to share 2 wonderful pieces of information with you!
Magazine officially ships out tomorrow from a post office
cover the entire thing in prayer. We use a magazine publisher
who is in charge of shipping it too. We are mailing about
4000 copies out and then 6000 will arrive to my garage (with
a fork lift -- literally!) so I am cleaning out a spot.
It varies how long it takes for the magazines to arrive.
Next week I will give you a link so you can see if you have
one on the way. If you are a subscriber, it's definately
on it's way. Otherwise, we sent out a couple thousand complimentary
Nick Vujicic, 25, has a ministry called Life
Without Limbs and it is an affilate of Joni
and Friends, as we are here at Rest Ministries.
is an amazing man and founder of Life
Without Limbs. The great news is that he will be on
20/20 on ABC Friday night (9 pm Eastern, 10 pm Pacific)
--that's tonight if you're reading this on
Friday, March 28th.
says on his web site, "I was born without arms or legs
and given no medical reason for this condition. Faced with
countless challenges and obstacles, God has given me the
strength to surmount what others might call impossible.
Along with that, the Lord has placed within me an unquenchable
passion to share this same hope and genuine love that Ive
personally experienced with more than two million people
all over the globe."
you can't watch it, try to record it. And if you can record
it, do so... even if you watch it! Because you will find
it a wonderful episode to share with someone who is going
through a tough time, or even your support group.
of what one may believe, I can't fathom how they could watch
this man and the joy he has and not want to know more about
the God that gives him his strength and ministry. Be sure
his web site too!
that's all for now. I am eager to finish our web site overhaul,
our new store, start podcasts, and kick off this ezine.
But I just couldn't wait another week to tell you the two
things above and ask you to pray for both of them. God has
given us stories (our testimonies) and tools (magazines
and t.v.) to share the hope we find in him despite the suffering.
I see Satan attempting to attack us every day, either through
our volunteers pain, or my own family or health. Your prayer
really DOES make a difference!
Rest Ministries Founder and Director