Monday, November 19, 2012

In One Month, $5,100 In Bread Sales? YES!!

This is my MBM from last week.
Overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness as I watch the Lord
move mighty mountains for this sweet little ministry called
"Bread For Life". 
(Soon to be a non-profit- Woo-Hoo!!)

Praising Him all the way!

After a huge weekend of bread sales
and a busy month of BFL,
I am looking forward to a week of rest
and Thanksgiving.

I am in awe of all the Lord has done.
He has demonstrated His power in such a way
that leaves me speechless

(Oh, me of little faith).

ALL the glory and praise will continually flow
upward to Jesus for all He has done.

$5,100 in one month?


Bringing our overall total to over $15,000 in less than 1 year. 

Off pumpkin bread! HA!

Would you have ever imagined?

O.N.L.Y. H.I.M.

I believe the Lord is moving mountains
on behalf of His orphaned children;
once again demonstrating His heart
for the needy and abandoned.

I am humbled to have a front row seat
to such a sweet move of the Spirit.

Nobody could write a story like this... nobody!

I'm also so thankful for all the wonderful people
in my life watching this unfold with me;
so thankful for all the love, support, prayers,
and encouragement along the way.

And just to think, this is just the beginning
of what the Lord has in store.
Glory to God and praise Jesus!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

"Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain,
‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’
and does not doubt in his heart,
but believes that what he says will come to pass,
it will be done for him.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer,
believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
Mark 11:23-24

(More blog posts to follow with details of the amazing stories
that took place this past month.
It's taking me more time than I thought to put this all down on paper.
God is a God of detail. Amazing, flawless detail. Praise Him!) 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hillside Church - 'Bread For Life'

This girl is blessed beyond words!

In the two weeks 'Bread For Life' was at Hillside Church in Petaluma, I was blown away at the precious hearts of the leadership, the open warm hearts of the people and the solid Word being preached from the pulpit. This whole experience was a breath of fresh air.

The warmth and the love that this church showed me was a reminder that this is what the Bride of Christ looks like. Christ-centered, God-honoring, orphan-caring, assisting the poor, giving to the homeless, giving above and beyond what is required, Church. Overall, I am encouraged and humbled at the whole experience

As a body of believers, we raised exactly $900 for the 'least of these'. Praising God! There is great joy when we can work together as a community of believers.

Together we DO make a difference!

Side Note:
I was asked to share 'my story' with the congregation on Sunday October 28th. Here is a link to the message. Pastor Brad's sermon is awesome and I pray you are blessed, encouraged and challenged in your walk with Christ.

Here is the slideshow (click here) that I showed the congregation explaining the project for Praise and how we hope to drill her a water-well soon. These are the faces of her sweet children. 

I read a quote by Katie David that says, ""I am much more terrified of living a comfortable life in a self-serving society and failing to follow Jesus than I am of any illness or tragedy."

I can honestly say, this is a daily fear I have. 

Holiday Open House

No one has ever become poor by giving.

"Helping a child, one loaf at a time" BFL

'Bread For Life'
Holiday Bread's For Sale
Friday November 16th
The Maiocca Home
6pm - 9pm
(message me for directions)

Every purchase of bread will help give life and love to helpless,
sick and abandoned children. 

of all money raised will go directly to the urgent needs of His beloved.

Stop by and purchase a yummy homemade loaf of bread
and let's change the life of a child.

Together WE CAN make a difference! 

Cranberry Orange Bread
Variety of Pumpkin Breads
Poppy Seed with Orange Glaze
and MORE!!!

"In you the orphan finds mercy."
Hosea 14:3