Tuesday, March 30, 2010


On my way back from lunch this was the song on the radio. What beautiful and profound words....let them sink into your mind today.

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Thankful, Sheryl

Monday, March 29, 2010


The Mission Dinner was truly a success! It is just so exciting that our God is not in a box. We can't carry Him around like a genie and make wishes.....but why would we want to when He is SO much bigger than we even know! My favorite scripture Eph3:20 is definitely in order today!

To Him who is able to do IMMEASURABLY more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to HIM be glory.....

Can you imagine?? Trying to measure how much God can do? I am just on cloud nine today knowing that our precious friend Arnel will have the burden of transportation lifted from his shoulders and our Wesley Home children can ride in their own jeepney! How great is our God!

Super thankful, Sheryl

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Just a word of scripture for you today....

2 Corinthians 3:4-5
Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Upcoming Events

Our mission awareness and fundraisers are in full swing!
Mission Dinner
March 27, 6pm
First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City
Our mission dinner will be an enjoyable evening of food, fellowship and FUNdraising! Our time together will consist of dinner, music, speakers and a silent auction. If you would like to make a financial donation or a donation of auction items please contact us.

April 17, 8am - 3pm
First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City
This "extravaganza" will resemble an open air market. With yard sale items as well as food, drinks and other tasty goodies. Many families will be involved so you are sure to find a bargain!

Golf Tournament for Missions
May 15, 12:30 pm
Ruggles Ferry Golf Club, Strawberry Plains
Get your team together and tee up! We are looking for teams, individuals and hole sponsors! Come join in the fun whether golf is your game or not!

We need you!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


In Ruth 2, Boaz sees Ruth's commitment to Naomi. When Ruth’s husband died, she could have easily turned back as Orpah did, but she was committed. Boaz sees the character and determination Ruth has to care for and provide for Naomi. Boaz then takes her under his wing and watches over her as she gleans in the fields.

As a 12 member team in June 2009, we were committed to make a change in Cebu, Philippines. I believe that God saw this and moved mountains as only He can. God removed many obstacles as we filed paperwork, raised funds, created a board of directors to administer things necessary to get the Wesley Home for Youth in progress.

In January 2010 the new 8 member team was committed to getting the orphanage ready, opened and locating the children God wanted in the home. God provided construction workers, supplies and ten children moved in within a few days.

While we are not there physically, a dear friend is seeing that all things are cared for, provided and needs of the children are being met.

We are blessed that our vision is becoming a reality and that we have committed people around us. But so much more we are blessed by a committed God. I have lived a broken life, but God has never failed to take me back under His wing each and every time I run back to Him. He has never demanded apologies or sulked at me for failing my commitments to Him. He is faithful. He is true.

I pray that as you think of your commitments to God that He will bring things to mind that you may be neglecting. Maybe you spend more time complaining than reading His precious word. Maybe you spend more time watching television than praying and seeking His will for your life. It is easy to get busy, even with things that are good. Church Council meetings, choir practice, volunteering your time to raise money for your child’s school…..the list is endless. We are all busy people. Let’s not get too busy to spend time with the one we say we serve.

Please also pray regarding four of our children who still need committed monthly sponsors.

Thankful and recommitting, Sheryl

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

John Michael

Name: John Michael
Birthday: August 20, 1994

John Michael is 15 years old and studying during night school at third year high school level. He enjoys math, science, and English and receives high marks on his tests; despite often going to school without food for the day. Due to lack of money, his total school grades suffer because he cannot buy supplies to complete his assigned projects.

John Michael’s father works intermittently as a tricycle driver and his mother is a laundry-woman. Their income is insufficient to support their seven children living in a small house with only curtains for doors and a leaking roof.

John Michael is a determined young man, working hard for his education despite the challenges of his situation. He wants to continue his education and at Wesley Home for Youth, he will be able to do so with food in his stomach. John Michael’s parents and siblings can visit him and receive Christian training and support through the home’s family outreach program.

John Michael is in great need of a committed monthly sponsor. If you feel a call to sponsor John Michael, please allow God to use you in this way. Sponsors are crucial for this ministry to survive and continue nurturing these children.
Thankful, Sheryl

Monday, March 1, 2010


Name: Michelle
Birthday: May 25, 1998

Michelle is 11 years old. She is eager to learn and participates actively in classroom discussions. Although she is an avid reader when she has books, she needs to be in an environment to focus more on her education so that her ratings can improve. As Michelle finishes her school year, she is working hard to complete the necessary projects. She dreams of going to college someday.

Michelle’s biological family rents a home without water or electricity. Her father is a construction worker with irregular work and an income insufficient to keep all children in school.

Michelle is an enthusiastic girl, often smiling.
She is very helpful in caring for younger children as well as with household chores. At Wesley Home for Youth, her education and dreams will be supported and she can continue in school. Michelle’s parents and three siblings are able to visit her at the home and receive Christian training and support through the home’s family outreach program.

Michelle is in need of monthly sponsors. Please consider sponsoring Michelle.

Thankful, Sheryl