Hebrew 13:5 For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. R.C. Johnson Omaha Nebraska Just as a zebra cannot forget that it wears strips, or a mother forget her child, God does not forget his precious children in the mist of their pain, sorrow or confusion. Nor was He taken by surprise by our plights of sickness, bereavement or extreme discomfort. When a mother has to take her infant to the doctor to get shots, she knows the pain she is subjecting her child to; she knows the baby will scream when the skin is punctured; she knows her long arms that passes her child to the doctor will be followed by the small arms of her child reaching for her shortly before and after the shot. Yet the mother resist the temptation to grab the child because the pain of the shot has a purpose. The child has no Idea what the purpose is but the mother knows. And because the purpose is for the good of the child she allows the pain to take place in her presence without interruption. God is present in your pain, silent in our suffering and sustains us in our confusion. Trust Him this morning and throughout the day your coming joy may be delayed but it will not be denied.
Adopt a Parent for the Holiday Project? Did you know that 24% of adults diagnosed with cancer parent children under the age of 18? Can you imagine the stress of trying to provide Christmas gifts for your children with a budget that’s stretched to its maximum paying for medication, co-payments for doctor visits and basic living expenses like food, rent and utilities? The staff and volunteers of the SisterHermana Foundation Inc., know the difficulty firsthand and created the Adopt a Parent for the Holiday Program to provide opportunities for the community to stand and say I am my brother and my sister’s keeper and relieve them of the financial burden of Christmas by donating toys, clothes, books and games to make Christmas special. We believe no one in a health crisis should have to stand in line to provide gifts for their children. What’s more exciting sponsors have the option of delivering gifts with us and witnessing the impact of their generosity thus providing immediate gratification. How are families identified? Families were refered through hospitals, doctors offices and treatment centers. Sponsorship What is the criteria to become a sponsor? Any individual, business or group who is interested in spreading yule tide cheer can be a sponsor! Participating in the Adopt a Parent for the Holiday is a great way for an organization, company, faith congregation, community club, or any type of group to come together and support the cancer community during the holiday season. When are gifts due? December 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Where do I drop off my gifts? Gifts can be dropped off to Trina Wiley, Monday – Friday 9: a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Edward Waters College Polly Brooks Building 1404 Tyler Street, Jacksonvile Florida Monday, December 18th & 19th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. December 20th 9:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Volunteers are available to coordinate and schedule pick up of your gifts if necessary. Contact 333-1222 to schedule. Please do not wrap gifts. We must ensure that gifts are brand new and appropriate. Listed below are items on the children wish list: Nike Shoes (boy) size 8.5 Basketball Goal Batman Logo Set Star Wars Logo Set NY Giants Jersey 14-16 Pajamas (boy) 14-16 Twin comforter set (boy) age 9 Basket Ball Games for a PlayStation II Books all ages Leap Pad Board Games Florida State Attire 14-16 Headphones Gymnastics Clothes (boy) 12-14 Under wear & socks all sizes Skates size 12 Chemistry Set Imaginarium Discovery Robot VTeach Touch and Teach Elephant Connect Four Monopoly Jr. Monopoly Art Set Football Game stop Gift Cards Hello Kitty A pretty wig for mom Gift cards for teens