There has been a great deal going on in our lives over the past year; things I never foresaw ever having to deal with in my lifetime. The loss of my marriage, the security I thought I had in that relationship, and how unprepared I was to become a single mom was devastating to say the least. The necessity to become independent and feeling so ill-prepared, has caused me to rely on God more than ever. But, God is good and He is faithful. He has humbled me, strengthened me and expanded my faith greatly. He has brought me new friends, encouragers, supporters, and counselors. I have truly learned what it means to lean on Him.
My mom does not attend LVCC but keeps telling me that she has never seen a church family lift up a hurting member like she has witnessed you all doing for me and my girls. There is no ‘earthly’ way I could ever find the words to tell each of you how much your generosity, care, concern and prayers have meant to us. Your outpouring of love is a true example of Christ’s compassion toward us. You have shown your love for Him by the many prayers on our behalf. You’ve shown His love by your financial generosity, spiritual guidance and counsel. Your encouragement and impressive willingness to show up, help us pack, clean our house and yard to ready it for selling and to pack and clean some more are things most would not be willing to do. Yet, a lot of you did that for us when it seemed like an overwhelming task we faced. I want to thank those who have reached out to check up on us, invited us over, or supplied meals. You have helped us feel loved during a not so lovely time.
And, last but certainly not least, the overwhelming generosity shown to my girls and me for Christmas brought me to tears. It was such a blessing to this momma’s heart to see their excitement, surprise and delight at each of the gifts and presents that were so thoughtfully given to all of us by a church family just loving on us and showing us once again how much you care. It has been a true joy to be able to share with my girls how God has provided for us and continued to bless us through our heartaches. Once again, let me say, He is a good and faithful God and you all are a living, loving testimony of His mercy. All I can say is a heartfelt ‘thank you’! – Libby, Elizabeth, Emely and Elainah Sepe
“When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.”
– PSALM 118:5-6