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A Thanksgiving Challenge

Tomorrow is the day we pause as a nation to to give thanks for our many blessings. Some of you know nothing different than “the” picturesque American Thanksgiving Day.

THE SCENE:  Loved ones sitting around a big dining room table feasting upon an abundance of comfort food as laughter and conversation fill the air. Once everyone is full, the party moves to the living room to lie around the fire and enjoy a good football game or perhaps an afternoon nap. What a joyous occasion! Right? Sadly, for many, not so much.

THE TRUTH: People all around us and even members among that “ideal” setting are struggling in one way or another.  Believe it or not, among every 100 people…your neighbors…your family…your loved ones, THIS is reality:

THE CHALLENGE:  Holidays do not delete life’s hardships. In fact, they intensify the impact and loneliness. If you have hope in Jesus- even if you are facing your own hardship- Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to LOOK AROUND and share your HOPE with:

  • a neighbor that has recently moved far away from friends and family
  • the elderly
  • someone going through a similar hardship as you but doesn’t know Jesus
  • a family experiencing financial difficulty
  • someone who has recently experienced tragedy or loss

We challenge you to start building relationships now by:

  • extending an invitation to celebrate Thanksgiving in your home
  • paying a visit with a special dish or meal
  • praying with someone as you feel led

We look forward to hearing the opportunities the Lord presents you this Thanksgiving as, with a thankful heart, you are purposeful and intentional in sharing the HOPE He has given YOU.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at My Hope with Billy Graham! God bless you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.holm.39 Dave Holm

    MY THIS ABOVE IS SO TRUE AND HERE JUST ABOUT EACH OF THE ABOVE IMAZINGLY SO DEFINATLY TRUE.IVE BEEN REACHING OUT AT DIFFERNT REST HOME ,BIBLE STUDY.A GROUP CALLED LIFE CHANGE AND BREAKING CHAINS IN MY OWN LIFE AND ALSO CELEBRATE RECOUVERY.ITS GIVEN ME AN MANY OTHERS A GIFT TO UNBIND THESE CHAINS THAT HOLD US SO TIGHT FROM PAST LIVES STRUGGLES ,U NAME IT IT CAN BE NOT LETTING YOU TO REACH OF BREAKING FREE ITS BASICALLY MY LIFE NOW AS IM DISABLED.AND TO SAY ITS BREAKING THE BONDAGE OF PAIN AND PITTY PARTIES THAT GO WITH TRAUMA AND DISIBILITY .IM WORKING HARD TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL,THE STEPS AND THE WORK .YES ITS A LIFE LONG JOURNEY THAT ILL ALWAYS PARTICIPATE IN ITS THE MOST IMPORTANT STUDY OTHER THAN MY BIBLE STUDY ,IN ALL EXCELLENT ,UN REAL. ENJOY LITITURE IS OUT THERE
    DAVE HOLM,
    P.S I BELIEVE RICK WARREN AND SADDLEBACK ARE BIG PROMOTERS ,THANKS SO NUCH FOR LETTING ME SHARE LOVE TO ALL DAVE