Monday, July 8, 2013

A Moving Experience

    People cry for various reasons.  Most people cry when they have been hurt, either physically or emotionally.  Some people cry when they are especially happy or when a story or event has deeply moved them .  ETS had a moving experience just recently when we were able to fill a 53 foot tractor trailer with clothing, medical and dental supplies , 3 dental chairs, hospital beds, and medical equipment for Jezreel International Ministries.
      “Moving Day” is a special time here at ETS.  It’s the culmination of months of hard labor and   hundreds of volunteer hours . It’s a time of celebration and joy as we watch the items loaded into the truck.  We know these items will bring joy to displaced refugees in Israel or Eastern Europe.  Moving Day” is also an expression of hope and the love of Christ to people we will never meet and  who can never thank us.

   “Moving Day” doesn’t happen without lots of help.  We are especially thankful for our area Teen Challenge Group for their help, enthusiasm and muscles in loading the truck.  These young men are such a blessing to us and we were moved by their sincere prayers over the trailer’s contents before the door was closed on the load.

    “Moving Day”  doesn’t happen without your prayers, and support.  Without your financial support  we would not be able to put fuel in our vehicles to pick up used clothing and donated medical supplies.  Without your prayers and support we would not be able to donate over 150 thousand dollars  in materials and equipment for this ministry .  Seeing items leave our building headed for overseas ministries moves us emotionally and gives us the desire to continue working knowing  1 Corinthians 15:58 “You know that the hard work you do for the Lord is not pointless.”


· Please pray for a   ministry home for two trucks we have.
· Continue to pray for more pairs of hands to help us do our work. (Staff and volunteers)
· Please pray that we will be able to find a manufacturer for our  vitamin formula who is reasonably priced .
· Please pray for several of our regular volunteers who are healing from recent surgeries.