This past January, Marsha Reiber and I were able to work with Pastor Sally and several youth and young adults on creating banners for the church in costa Rica. It was new skill development (sewing and painting) for each of them but it was also an opportunity for fellowship and listening to what was happening in each others lives as well as a time to learn about the Bible stories that inspired the banners. Two of the banners are for Pentecost, a reminder of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Upon my return to Kentucky I decided to invite members of my church and individuals that attend our weekly community meal to also make the Pentecost banners. Again it has been a wonderful time to fellowship, learn more about each other and share God's love.
This Pentecost there will be banners hanging in Pennsylvania, Costa Rica, and Kentucky; the dove representing the Holy Spirit coming to all disciples and the flame representing the fire and power of the Spirit when we invite it's presence into our life. The Spirit allows us to share the hope and love of the Lord regardless of things we may see as barriers or differences such as language, ethnicity, race, social class or economic status. Praying you know the joy and blessings of the Holy Spirit in your life as we are all called to share God's love to all nations. Your support of Hearts and Hands for Jesus through prayer, sharing of talents and financial gifts is greatly appreciated. It impacts the building of God's kingdom and empowerment of Christ followers!
Blessings to each of you on your journey, Sue Crone
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