Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Dear Generous Ones:
The holidays are marked by giving. Of course, one of the most memorable scriptures on giving is from John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (NKJV) His love leads us not only to repentance, but to give to one another and those in need. Over the past month, we’ve had the opportunity to give to many groups, including canned food to local food pantries (via the SWIFT Food Drive and Festival of Lights donations), clothes and shoes to the Salvation Army, and Christmas gifts to residents at the Denton State Supported Living Center as well as a local hospital and children in need around the world. Below are a few pictures, as well as a couple descriptions of the impact. We want to extend a special thank you to all of you who helped with these outreaches.
From a Salvation Army Representative in Response to our Clothing Drive
“Thank you and the Families, Friends, Staff, and everyone that helped make this year's Salvation Army Christmas Event the biggest blessing that they have EVER had. I have been a part of the sharing Christmas with the Salvation Army of Dallas for over 16 years now, and this is by far the greatest outpouring of blessing I have witnessed since I first started doing this. Thanks to Glory of Zion/Global Spheres who donated more than 80% of all the clothing and shoes given out. We had nearly 100 pairs of shoes for men, women and children. There was an abundance of clothing, enough for each person to have more than 2 outfits apiece, including babies and small children. Words cannot express how overjoyed the people were to receive such an abundance of love and help.”
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project Update from our Staff at Illuminate Creative Arts Studio
“We are happy to report that we had almost 50 parents and children join us for our annual packing party! Our first year we packed 10 boxes, last year it was 30, and this year we packed 69 boxes! We surpassed our studio goal and couldn't be more thrilled that these boxes are being sent around the world from the Global Spheres Center. Our studio families are so thankful to be part of a larger vision reaching the nations.”
We are so grateful for all the Lord has done for us here, and for your generosity to those in need. If you would like to give a special year end donation, you can donate online, by calling our office at 1-888-965-1099 or 1-940-382-7231, or by postal mailing your donation to Glory of Zion, PO Box 1601, Denton TX 76202.
Chuck D. Pierce