Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Forget Not!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I told you about how I joined a group of believers at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC), on Saturday.

On SONday, this is where I went to church, to worship God.  It's also where a friend of mine, and I had worshipped, last Sunday.

As I mentioned previously, last week the pastor prayed for my friend and their spouse.  For this I was grateful.

But, this past Sunday, the pastor surprised me.  He asked about my friend's need for prayer and during the service, prayed for their need.  Just as he had promised my friend, he would.

How happy and grateful I felt, knowing that the pastor recalled my friend's need for prayer, and hadn't forgotten.

It did my heart good to know this, and to hear prayer being done.  It also made my heart swell, knowing that several people let me know after the service, that they would pray for my friend's need.

I praised God for this group of loving believers.

About 4:00 p.m., I made my way to the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 594.  It's the same place where I've been meeting with friends on Mondays, for the seniors dinner and dance.

When I arrived, I had trouble finding a parking spot, but God provided for me!  Hallelujah!  Thank You, Lord!

Making my way inside, to locate my friends, proved to be harder than normal. 

Apparently, about 275 tickets had been sold for this fund-raising event.  And, the hall was packed with people!

The fellow C Jr., who I have seen handling the music weekly, had taken over for his dad, who had become ill with lung cancer.  His dad, C Sr., had been a member of a legion in Windsor, for over 30 years.  And, had been in charge of music for events like we attend on Monday's, for many years.

This fund-raising dinner was in honour of C Sr.

When I saw the support that people offered, not just by attending this dinner, but also by giving financially to assist the family with expenses not covered by our healthcare system, my heart skipped a beat.

After all, God told us to do good to others.

Just as He did in Hebrews 13:16, "But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." 

Many people there, made sacrifices.  Like those who contributed to door prizes.  And, those who purchased tickets to attend the fund-raising dinner. 

Not to mention all who participated in setting it up, cooking and presenting the meal.  And, those who promoted the event and worked hard at organizing.

Oh, it was a beautiful time.  It seemed that others like me, enjoyed the Filipino fashion show that featured clothing for both men and women.

And, all were impressed by the singing performance of two (2) young girls, aged 5 & 11.  Wow!  What voices!

Yes, all who participated in the programme sacrificed their time, finances and more, to make this fund-raising event a success.

I praised God for this!  Even though it seemed that everyone there was happy to participate, the best part was knowing that He was well pleased.

Before attending, and ever since, I've prayed for C Sr.  And, for his son, C Jr., as well as the rest of his family and friends who care enough to show loving support.

May they all be blessed by our Lord!

Until next time...

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