Friday, June 17, 2011

Work as a Ministry- part two

I received a very special package today with the key chain that was made with the beads I donated to the TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) retreat of 230.  This key chain was given to all the tecites on the retreat and made by the retreat director (I believe).  On the card attached is the verse from John 12:24 "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit."   The front of the card is a little welcome to the teens.  I think it is adorable and I am so thankful they gave me one. I keep getting emails from the people on the retreat giving thanks for the beads I gave them and saying they will keep me in their prayers.  Now when I look at this key chain, I will keep those teens and adult leaders in my prayers too.

Also, in the package, was a super nice thank you card with the leaders' signatures.

I am just blown away with all thanks these people have given me for such a small thing I did.  It really makes me realize how I should be more thankful for the things- big and small- that people do for me.  Great things are coming out of these retreats--it is obvious just by the attitude of the leaders and parents.   A thankful heart really is a happy heart!


Allison said...

Beautiful, Sarah!

melody said...

Wonderful, Sarah! Incidentally, a pivotal moment in my conversion happened during a TEC retreat during adoration. I was never the same, thanks be to God!