December Praises

Looking back at 2021 can only produce praise and worship to Jesus. He has again carried us through a year that had more than its share of challenges. However, His provision, His wisdom, His guidance, and His redemption have been greater than any hard places. We are overcome with gratitude to Him for His goodness poured into us and our community.

November Praises

A guest was heard rejoicing in the household area as she found a table top grill. She had been praying for that item and the Lord put it on the shelf at the right moment to bless her. She recognized His provision was for her and in answer to her prayer!

October Praises

In our new Johnston County facility, we have created a kid corner where little ones can play while their parents are in the clothing room. Children love it. Parents love it. Volunteers love it too. Jesus made a place for children in His world as He walked Planet Earth.  We want to do the same.

September Praises

Recently, a volunteer sent us an email with praises from her day of serving. She ended the email with “thank you for allowing me to serve and to be part of the grace of God to our community.”  That sweet statement summarizes how we all feel to be able to serve together in this Kingdom ministry.

August Praises

As a young woman stepped into the household area, she began to praise the Lord. Just as she started shopping, a new table top grill was being placed on the shelf. She had been praying for God to provide one for her household.  The needs in our community are great and varied. Our God is at work and delights to show His provision! What a blessing to watch Him work!

July Praises

Recently, as the Good News of Jesus was shared on a public shopping day, the person giving the message led the guests through a calming prayer. Afterward, one of the guests approached a staff member to share how anxiety had melted off of her during the exercise.  She had arrived in a state of worry and panic, but after the message she felt the peace of God and knew she would be provided for, even before she started shopping.  She emphatically shared that she knew it was Jesus who gave her peace!

June Praises

David stopped nearly all of the volunteers to thank them for being there and allowing him to shop. He explained that his work was cut back and he barely could pay the bills. There was no money to buy groceries. He was delighted with God’s provision for his family and wanted everyone to know how much he appreciated their being there.

May Praises

A young mother and her little daughter, who was turning four, came to shop. The daughter was sleeping on a crib mattress that was too small for her. The volunteer prayed with the child for a ‘big girl bed.’ Mother and daughter (and volunteer) were so excited for them to receive a twin mattress and a huge birthday cake for her special day. God cares about every detail. What a blessing to be His instrument of blessing to families.

March Praises

I was busy on the loading dock when a lady pulled up to donate gently used household items. She shared with me that 18 years ago, she was given the unexpected situation of raising her two grandsons. Both boys were tiny. Their dad, her son, wasn’t able to care for them. In those days, she learned about With Love From Jesus. We were, at the time, located in our first building on Chapel Hill Road. With tears streaming down her cheeks, she shared that the ministry enabled her to feed the boys. She laughed through the tears as she said,

February Praises

COVID hit Wendy and her family hard. They were out of work for some time. As a result, they were behind on their rent and couldn’t get help through any agency because their friend’s name was on their lease.. They received prayer for God to make a way for them to get help. They were thankful to receive food, clothing and other practical help.