Receiving Jesus’s Love Through Friends

In August 1986, our two sons and I were in our home when it took a direct hit by a Kansas tornado. Suffering only minor cuts, we were protected by God from serious bodily harm. The ranch, however, was a tangled mess of trees, buildings, vehicles, and equipment. Hundreds of neighbors embodied His hands and feet as they cleaned, hauled, picked up, rebuilt, donated, and encouraged us during the following weeks.

Just as love, service, and support from the hearts of friends strengthened us, you can give from your heart on September 12 — Lutheran Women in Mission’s Giving Tuesday. Your gifts will impact lives through disaster response, mental health outreach, and ministry to the deaf, vision impaired, and special needs students. Most importantly, resources are distributed with the precious Gospel message of Jesus’s love and salvation for all.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

Brenda Piester