Early this past Saturday (US time) a lovely, warm-hearted woman named Valerie Joy Daniels went to be with the Lord Jesus whom she had served her entire life.
Valerie was my mother-in-law. In Brenda’s written tribute to her Mother she wrote, “Mum had two unshakeable foundations in life. Firstly, her faith in Jesus Christ and secondly, her 64 years of marriage with Dad. Together they modeled Jesus whom they served. Caring for the poor, serving in the church and teaching us the Christian faith.”
I invite you to join us in thanking God for this dear Christian woman, for Christ’s redeeming work in her life – at rest in the presence of The Lord.
COLLECT OF THE DAY
Thursday after the Second Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
I am pleased to announce that Katartismos Global has a new Director of Advocacy.
Please join me in welcoming Faith McDonnell to KGI Global.
Katartismos Global exists to equip the Church for mission and ministry.
An important aspect of equipping the Church is equipping our persecuted brothers and sisters, providing for their most basic material needs and for their needs as they minister to their communities. Another vital aspect of equipping is equipping those in the Body of Christ who are blessed with freedom of religion to fulfill their mandated mission from the Lord to be the advocates and intercessors that their persecuted brothers and sisters need. This will be Faith’s focus at KGI Global.
You may know Faith from her 27 years at the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) in Washington, DC. As the International Religious Liberty Program Director at IRD, she has been a powerful advocate for persecuted Christians around the world. Or you may have listened to my ADLW podcast on which Faith was a guest. I am thrilled that she has accepted our invitation to bring her decades of experience to KGI Global.
Read more about Faith’s efforts for our persecuted brothers and sisters and for wider human rights issues in her bio sketch and her blog posts on the KGI Global website. Please join me in praying for the Lord to bless our new KGI Global Advocacy program.
COLLECT OF THE DAY
Absalom Jones, First African American Priest, 1818
Almighty and everlasting God, you kindled the flame of your love in the heart of your servant Absalom Jones to manifest your compassion and mercy to the poor and the persecuted: Grant to us, your humble servants, a like faith and power of love, that we who give thanks for his righteous zeal may profit by his example; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.