BE STRONG + COURAGEOUS
It is a message we have tried to teach our son since he was born. With a name that means “courageously strong” and so many reasons to live in fear, it would seem appropriate to instill these words in a young man growing up in this ever-changing world. The words of Joshua 1:9 hang above his bed and we pray that somehow it seeps down into his soul as he sleeps.
Little did I realize that it would be the theme for my own heart this Fall of 2018 as I faced the planning of another October and our main fundraising event. I sensed that bigger things are on the horizon for Pinked Perspective, but those bigger things would always require more of me. This ministry is no longer something that I do on the side to share the grace that I received seven years ago with others facing a breast cancer diagnosis. It is a part-time responsibility for sure, at times I would venture to say full-time plus. But (most days) I would not have it any other way. The every couple days that I am not so sure are the ones that I want to shrink back in fear telling God that He must be mistaken in putting this whole idea on my heart in 2013.
But every year since then, God answers my fears and hesitations with providing in ways that are well beyond my control, supernaturally if I am honest. The provision is not just in the finances and supplies needed to answer the steadily growing number of breast cancer kit requests. But it is also in the relationships he sustains and develops each year. I have especially seen it this year as friends in the community have learned about the ministry of Pinked for the first time and jumped in to support and provide for the Pink Warriors that we support. Please know that you are such a blessing to this ministry and our family. We love that you have joined us in the mission of Pinked Perspective.
Merry Christmas and May The Lord bless you richly in the New Year!