An act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.
When talking with the people who God chooses for us to minister to there is always conversation about choices. The power of choice is a huge thing. The choice to leave or go, continue or quit, be connected or isolated, stay on coarse or fall off the boat. We celebrate and want to jump up and down when good choices are made and we cry and our hearts ache when bad choices are made. We have no control over the choices which people make. We love unconditionally, continue to reach out, and be available no matter what. It's tough sometimes, but the Lord knows that. He is the ultimate example of how to love no matter what choice is made. As His creation, we choose things over Him, choose to reject, even to ignore Him. However, we have a choice, we can choose today to love Him, accept Him, and be used by Him.
Thanks for choosing to be a part of our journey in sharing the love of Christ.
We love you!
Matthew & Wendy Martin
Monday, June 27, 2011
We are having so much fun being the Cares Team at the Parkway, downtown Denver. The position is just perfect for us! As the Cares Team, we plan & host parties, welcome new residents, and build relationship & community. So far, we have had a "Slide into Spring with Stoney's Sliders" event, Pancake Breakfast, Pool Party, and a few Breakfast Burritos on the Go events. Each day we are in the community we get to share love and encouragement with the staff and residents.
It is an honor to be partnered with such a great non-profit as
Cares by Apartment Life. http://www.caresteam.org/
Thanks for standing with us as we represent Christ to the community around us. We appreciate you!
Matt's mother, Denise Caddell has fought leukemia for over 7 years now. In May, she went back into the hospital with 80% cancerous cells in her bone marrow. The Lord has healed Denise 3 times of leukemia. Her body has suffered much toil because of all the chemo that she has been given. Matt and I went to Texas to be with her and family for 2 weeks. It was not easy to see her in such a frail state. Denise continues to fight reminding everyone to "be fearless". She was given a low dosage of chemo this time since that was the only amount her body could handle. The Lord is good, he healed her body of cancer again... 4th time. All the cancer is gone, however; her body is still at risk. The chemo takes her immune system to nothing. Please stand with us in faith believing that her body will be completely healed. We appreciate everyone's love and support during this season.