I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
-Philippians 1:3-6, NIV
These are some of the great words of thanksgiving found in the Bible. Paul is writing to the church at Philippi. He gives thanks every time he remembers them. When he prays he feels joy. He is confident that the work God began in them will be completed.
I also give thanks -- every time I think of CanCare. This incredible ministry to those facing cancer has been one of the highlights of my ministry here at JCPC. In five short years, we have made great progress toward the goal in our last Long-range Plan of meeting human need and becoming known in metropolitan Atlanta as the church that brought CanCare. Neal Kuhlhorst and our amazing team of volunteers have made this happen. Hundreds of lives have been touched by our trained caregivers. God has used us to do some amazing things!
On February 25, you too can give thanks for what God has done by supporting and attending our CanCare Fifth Anniversary "Victory for Hope" Dinner. The catered meal in our Great Hall will be excellent. Our guest speaker, cancer survivor Barbara Dooley, is one of the best around. Because of the generosity of our corporate partners, the cost of the event is already underwritten, therefore ALL the money raised will go to support the important work of CanCare.
I am asking you to do something right now. Please click the link below and make your reservation. The cost is $125 and all of that goes to support CanCare. Don't come to the dinner simply because this might be an entertaining and inspiring evening - which it will. Come because of someone you care about who has lost their battle with cancer. Think of that person right now. This is one very simply but important step you can take to make a difference in memory of someone you care about. The link to make a reservation is below. Thank you for your generous support!
Prayer for Today
Thank you, God, for all of those who have made a difference in our lives, but are no longer with us. May we live today and every day inspired by the good example of those who have gone before us. In the strong name of Christ we pray. Amen.