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August 2019 Praises

Recently on a Sunday in Johnston County there were so many donations to give away that we had to extend outside the building. Honored guests were blessed to hunt and pick among the bonus items to receive more treasures to take home. It was especially fun for us to remember back more than 19 years ago to our small beginnings. Serving the community from our garages and often using yard sale signs to draw people is exactly how WLFJ began! The Body of Christ–then and now–had many opportunities to talk and share for an extended time with honored guests.

July 2019 Praises

She was dressed in her business attire and came into the Johnston County facility at the end of a public day. The resource needed on this day was prayer. For weeks as she shopped for essentials for her family she had also had volunteers pray for her a job. On this day, she had a job interview. She left the prospective employer and came straight to receive prayer. We love watching those God sends to us get on their feet and move ahead with Jesus and a new future.

June 2019 Praises

Iris is dealing with debilitating back pain and asked for prayer.  Heather recently had a stoke and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She has many surgeries ahead of her but was very thankful for those who prayed for her. Many of our honored guests are dealing with huge health issues. We are very thankful to be able to take these needs to our Great, Almighty, Healing God!

APRIL PRAISE REPORT

Ellen was in prison.  As a young mother she witnessed her husband abusing her small children.  She felt helpless to stop it and cried out to God for her children’s protection.  A teacher at school discovered their secret.  Her husband went to prison, but so did Ellen.  For the next four years she only saw her children when they came with their social worker once a month.  As time neared for her to be released, a volunteer at the prison told her about WLFJ.  Each week she would come to WLFJ to shop but on Saturdays she would come to serve.  

February Praise Report

Cedar Productions Studio did their annual fundraiser and tithed from their proceeds to WLFJ.  They decided to take the tithe and purchase needed food items to bless our Johnston County outreach.  As the volunteer was shopping for the food, she miscalculated the amount of goods she could purchase and at the checkout had to set a large number of items aside.  As she and the cashier were chatting, she shared that she was buying it for WLFJ.  The lady in line behind her told her to keep the items and she would pay for them.  We received nearly double what we should have as a result of God’s amazing redeeming of a “mistake” and blessing back Cedar Productions Studio for being a vessel of blessing to us.

Christmas – 2014

A volunteer text me on Christmas Eve to thank me for being obedient to the 

Lord to expand into Johnston County.  She served on the 21st, our last day

before Christmas.  Her family has experienced many difficult things.  She said

that as she served others and listened to the beautiful good news of the Gospel,

she experienced a fresh understanding of the deep love of God in her own life

and a sweet reminder of His great provision for her. […]

Praise Report for October

Millie is a long-term honored guest in Raleigh. We see her great need and our

hearts are moved for her difficult place. In June, she came to the Johnston County

facility.  She was needing surgery for a brain tumor. She was also on oxygen and 

the doctors said her breathing had to improve before she could have surgery. 

Millie’s prayer request was also for a church family. One of the volunteers on that

visit realized that Millie lived near one of her church members. She connected 

them and Millie has been attending her church since that day.