I often say that if God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart! I am so grateful for your heart of compassion for our world that is so lost without Jesus.
When I talk with people of any age, I am reminded of the Scripture that says, “If one part of the body suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26). So in this month of Thanksgiving, I want to share with you some amazing reasons to rejoice together…
A Muslim refugee who fled for his life from Syria had a life-transforming meeting with God at an Unstoppable Faith event in the Netherlands. He wrote, “Nick said, ‘If you want to accept Jesus into your heart, come to the front.’ Nick said three times, ‘Come. Come. Come,’ and that empowered me to come forward. My given name was Mohammed, but I have changed my name to Daniel because God saved me from the Lion’s den.”
A mom from California recently wrote to me, “Thank you for inspiring my daughter and giving her hope. There is a deep sadness about her… Thank you for lifting her up. You do make a difference!”
And a Christian student from Hungary shared this experience from being at an Unstoppable Faith event – “After your testimony you said that if you want a relationship with God or you don’t know Him, come to the stage and we will pray… I saw my friends crying as they were walking to the stage. God used you, and people’s lives changed when they heard your testimony. This was one of my best days!”
I am so thankful that you are walking beside me in this ministry to reach our world for Christ. Because of you, the Gospel has been preached in nine countries to more than 200,000 people this year. There are more than 10,500 new members of the Body of Christ because of the ministry you and I have through Life Without Limbs.
As I think about celebrating Thanksgiving with my family and friends, my heart is overflowing with gratitude to our Savior. I completely understand what fellow believer, William Arthur Ward, meant when he wrote, “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
At first glance, some people may think that I have little to be grateful for. But they couldn’t be more wrong! Sure, I have challenges – but I have so much to thank God for! I am a child of God and I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I have a loving family. I have been blessed to do work that is both personally fulfilling and spiritually rewarding.
I could go on and on – I am so blessed!
I encourage you to set aside time and write down what you are grateful for. And be sure to include the 10,500 people now celebrating their relationship with the Provider of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). You share in this joy because of your partnership with me and Life Without Limbs.
As God leads you, please respond today with a gift for this ministry. There are so many more men, women, teens and children who feel their life is ordinary or even worthless. Your generous gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will help me share with them that life has a purpose, and God is waiting to welcome them into the Body of Christ.
Thank you for your prayers and for standing beside me. I extend my deepest gratitude to you this Thanksgiving season.
In Him, Through Him, For Him,
P.S. In Romans 12, the Apostle Paul also uses the analogy of children of God all being part of the same body – the Body of Christ. He wrote, “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us” (verses 5 and 6). I am blessed to work in partnership with you to spread the Gospel. Again, thank you for how you so graciously support Life Without Limbs through your prayers and gifts.