Grateful for the support
Last updated 9/5/2018 at 9:34am
About three months ago, I ended up in the hospital due to a medical condition similar to the one that killed my mother 10 years ago. Faced with the unknown, I looked back, and questioned whether I lived a good life or not. During this self examination I confessed to God that so much was left undone, and not a single aspect of my life felt complete.
Foremost, before everything, I am a Christian. My vision of this lifelong walk has been to shine a light on the love of God through his son, Jesus Christ. I hope that no matter who came into my life, he or she would see Christ’s love in me. I wanted to help people in every walk of life to understand that whatever they have done in their lives, Christ’s love covers them in an everlasting grace, which is theirs unconditionally, permanently. But, too often I let my fears or principles get in the way.
As a wife, mother, and grandmother, I had dreams of being my family’s hero, the go-to guy, the one they could always count on. But I wasn’t always there for them. The same goes for my extended family and friends. I let down many, and lost contact with most.
I wanted so much to make a difference, to help people turn their lives around and make the changes needed for themselves and their families. I hoped my life would reflect those Christian values which bring out the best in people, and leave them with the assurance that they are loved by God. I know once they experience God’s love, the healing process could begin, and a new understanding of who God really is would unfold. More than anything, God wants us to believe in his love for us, and he wants us, of our own free will, to choose to love him back.
All these months, I have felt God’s love in your care, cards, donations and prayers. And I wish to thank all of you. Your support has been a strength and comfort for me, and I will not forget. God bless you all.
I also wish to extend an invitation to everyone to join us at the Nespelem Catholic Church on Tuesday, 9-11 for our annual ringing of the bell for peace and healing in remembrance of 9-11. Beginning at 5:46 for the first attack on the tower and continuing at each additional attack, 6:03, 6:37, 7:03, then every 70 minutes thereafter until 9 p.m.
Lunch at noon and dinner at 6 p.m. Flyers will be posted. Everyone is welcome for food, prayers and song at any time throughout the day. Stay as long as you wish. Hope to see you there.
Angel H. Clark-Hall