Walk-for-Life 2021

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September 16, 2021

Dearest Friends,

“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!  And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.”       ~Psalm 107:21-22

We have been absolutely blessed by the outpouring of support that was shown to CRADLE during the 2021 Walk for Life!  God has truly blessed us with the best of friends!  Thank you for supporting life and for helping CRADLE to continue this much-needed ministry.  As you know, CRADLE runs solely on the generosity of our donors that God sends us.  You play a vital role in this ministry by allowing us to continue to reach the lost for Christ and help those who are in need.  Your donation is a great blessing and will go towards helping us positively impact the lives of many.  Thank you!  We pray that God blesses you for your kind generosity! 

For many months we planned, prepared, and prayed for this event.  A lot of work by many people went into making the 16th annual Walk for Life a success.  Our main focus was for Jesus to be lifted up, all life born and unborn to be validated and celebrated, and to encourage those in the community to choose love, choose life.  I believe our goals were met, Jesus was made known, and God was praised through this Walk. 

God gave us such a beautiful day to celebrate life!  I believe we had a record attendance made up from many different churches.  The response to this year’s Walk for Life was abundant!  We are extremely grateful for the love shown.  You have been an encouragement to all of us at CRADLE!  We were overwhelmingly blessed with the amount of sponsorships and donations given to the ministry.  God is great and worthy to be praised!  We can’t thank Him enough!

Our Heavenly Father has done more than we could ask or think not only in Walk attendance, sponsorships, and donations, but also in the souls He is saving and the lives that are being changed for good.  As I mentioned in the ministry update at the Walk, God has saved six of our clients since we fully reopened the Center to in-person appointments in May!  Praise the Lord!  I pray that we always point people to Jesus and never lose the vision of a person’s soul.

When you give of yourself to this ministry, whether it is your time, support, prayers, or donations, you are investing in lives.  You are sowing a seed, allowing the gospel to be shared, providing for needs both physical and spiritual.  You are making a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families.  Thank you so much for all of the support you have given!

Abundantly blessed and exceedingly grateful,
Mandy Arthur, Executive Director

November 1, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Faith,

“Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:  thou art my God, I will exalt thee.  O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good:  for his mercy endureth for ever.”  ~Psalm 118:28-29

During this time of year many of us reflect on the blessings in our lives.  Often, we look back at all that God has brought us through and has graciously given us.  Words can’t accurately describe how good God has been in my life.  Our Heavenly Father has also blessed CRADLE abundantly.  He shows up right on time and is so incredibly faithful!  My heart is full of gratefulness for all that God has done!  We are undeserving of His goodness, His mercy and His grace, but God gives it anyway.  What a loving God we serve!

 One of the blessings in our lives is the unique ministry of CRADLE.  We are given the privilege each week to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our clients.  We have the wonderful opportunity to teach, listen, counsel, encourage, and help the people that God sends to us.  It is an honor to be in this ministry.  Since my last letter, God saved two precious souls who were being counseled at CRADLE!  It is all through and by Him and we can’t thank our Saviour enough for all that He is doing! 

Your prayers are a tremendous blessing to us!  Last November, I asked you to join us in prayer for God to save the lost at CRADLE.  Since we reopened the Center to in-person appointments in May, God has saved eight of our clients!  There is power in prayer!  Lives are being changed for the better and we are so grateful!  Thank you for partnering with us in prayer!

 Another blessing in our lives are the supporters of CRADLE.  From our supporting churches to our monthly donors, to those who bring in material items and those who give of their time in volunteer work or prayer, you all play a vital role in this ministry.  God leads us all to do something and every part is just as important as the other.  We are all one body with many working parts.  We are beyond grateful for your obedience to God to do your part in His calling, whatever that may be.  God has a grand design and I’m thankful that we can trust in His leading because we know He cares for His children.  CRADLE is blessed by your generous donations!  As we count our blessings we will continue to thank God for you and all that you do to help this ministry and further His kingdom. 

 The greatest blessing is the gift of salvation that Jesus paid on the cross when He gave His precious life so that we could live eternally with Him in Heaven.  If we will just accept the redemption of Jesus through His sacrificial death and resurrection, we will have the marvelous promise of eternal life in Heaven.  As a child of God, not only do we have the assurance of a Heavenly home, we also have the wondrous privilege to have the Holy Spirit within us to help, guide, direct, correct, and bless us on our life’s journey.  What a promise, what a blessing!

With a thankful heart,

Mandy Arthur, Executive Director

2021 Sponsors

$500 Sponsorship Level:
Ambrosia Farms and Greenhouse
Dry Run Church of Christ
First Lutheran Church of Portsmouth
HillCross Church of God
Pond Run Baptist Church
Scioto County Right to Life

$250 Sponsorship Level:
Arrick's Propane
Christians Beyond Church at Highland Ave.
DESCO Federal Credit Union
Hunter-Williams Insurance Agency
Missional Community Baptist Church
Porter Industries LLC
Richard A. Elliott Transport Inc.
Temple Tots Preschool

​Calvary Baptist Church

$100 Sponsorship Level:

A Special Touch Embroidery
Berean Baptist Church
Barry and Amy McGraw
Craft's Custom Kitchens
Donna Clark - 15 years of service

Gatti's Pizza
Hard Tops of Ohio
In loving memory of Frank and Jean Taylor
Michael and Rebecca Bennett

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