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Christmas Letter 2021

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Beloved Friends,


“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:  for he shall save his people from their sins.”  ~Matthew 1:21


Merry Christmas from CRADLE!  This time of year, especially, we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus!  Oh, what a precious gift we were given when the Father gave His Son to be born of a virgin, sent to save us from our sins.  We couldn’t save ourselves, we were in need of a Saviour and I’m so thankful that Jesus willingly paid the price for our redemption through His shed blood on the cross of Calvary.  A sin debt that we couldn’t pay, a punishment that would be torturous to endure, a sacrifice that we weren’t worthy to give, and a resurrection that would have been impossible to us, our blessed Saviour gave it all so that we could have eternal life in Heaven, if we accept His free gift of salvation.  This gift is offered to everyone.  Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  What an amazing gift!  What an awesome Saviour! 

 People come to CRADLE in search of help, in need of hope.  One of the beautiful aspects of this ministry is that there is always an open door, a welcoming smile, a listening ear, a compassionate heart and a helping hand.  CRADLE is run by people who give of their time to serve others.  These volunteers are led by God to help our clients in their time of need.  We all have a desire to show the love of Jesus and to be His hands and feet in our surrounding communities. 

 CRADLE is a unique ministry where we are blessed to meet the needs of our clients by providing material items such as:  cribs, strollers, car seats, swings, highchairs, bathtubs, clothes, shoes, coats, blankets, diapers, wipes, and much more.  We educate our clients on child development, what to expect in pregnancy, infancy, and toddler years, parenting education, and many other topics.  Our counselors meet with clients privately and help them with whatever situations they are facing.  They provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment that allows the client to open up and communicate freely.  On their first visit, every client receives a Bible.  Our staff and volunteers present the gospel to everyone that enters the building.  Bible studies are conducted with the clients and spiritual guidance is given.  Jesus is made known at CRADLE! 


The words of a song by Greater Vision keep running through my mind.  The message of the song is so true.  Everything we do to lift up the name of Jesus, to share the gospel of Christ, will be worth it all just to see a soul saved.  Be encouraged, friend, and keep pressing on in the work of the Lord.


“'Cause if just one more soul
Were to walk down the aisle
It would be worth every struggle
It would be worth every mile
A lifetime of labor is still worth it all
If it rescues just one more soul

So, preachers, keep preachin'
And singers, go sing
Laymen, keep sharing
That Jesus is King
The angels have gathered, they're surrounding the throne
And they'll start rejoicing for just one more soul”

 While we are extremely blessed to help provide for people’s material needs, it is their spiritual needs that we seek to help more than anything.  We hold onto the promise that if Jesus is lifted up, He will draw all people unto Himself.  That promise has been fulfilled over and over.  Since we fully reopened the Center to in-person appointments in May, God has saved eight of our clients!  Eight women now have a new life in Jesus Christ.  Eight mothers are now able to raise their children to love God as they now love Him.  Praise God!  Hearts are being changed, lives are being altered for good, families are being mended, babies are being given a chance at life, children are being helped.  The work of the Lord is being done here!


CRADLE is a nonprofit ministry which is 100% donor supported.  It is because of God sending generous donors like you that we are able to reach the lost and help the less fortunate.  During this Christmas season of giving, would you prayerfully consider donating a tax-deductible gift to further the ministry of CRADLE?  We have been blessed to be a blessing. When you give to CRADLE you are investing in the lives of our clients and their children.  You are making a positive difference in the lives of real people in need.  We could not do these things without the prayers and donations of our supporters.  Thank you!  It is an honor to be in this ministry with you!  We want you to know how deeply we appreciate you.

From everyone at CRADLE, we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!  We pray that God will bless you with joy, peace, and love this Christmas season and always.  May the peace of God rule in your hearts as you continue in your calling for Jesus!


Jesus… “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”  ~Acts 4:12

 All for Jesus,

Mandy Arthur
Executive Director


January 10, 2022


Dear Friends in the Faith,

 Happy New Year from CRADLE!  We pray you had a blessed Christmas season!  God has blessed CRADLE with so many friends and supporters.  We are grateful for every single prayer and donation that has come our way.  The donations that came in for Christmas were abundant!  Not only through the Christmas Card Campaign, but we were also blessed with a box truck full of donations from Stowe Mission in Columbus.  God continues to pour out His goodness on this ministry and we are thankful!

CRADLE wouldn’t be what it is today without the love, prayers, and support from our donors and supporting churches.  We are all in this ministry together, working toward the same goals- to lead the lost to Christ, to encourage and protect life, to serve God and others, to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the surrounding communities.  What a great opportunity we have been given to be a part of this wonderful ministry!

 In 2021, God saved ten of our clients!  Ten mothers are now saved with a new life in Christ Jesus.  They will be a whole new type of mother to their children now through the transforming power of our Saviour, Jesus.  There is nothing greater than to lead the lost to Christ and see the new life He gives.  Our God is great and greatly to be praised! 

 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  ~2 Corinthians 5:17

 We are looking forward to what God has in store for CRADLE in 2022.  No matter what the future holds, we can rest in trusting the One who holds the future.  God is for us and we have hope in Him!  I pray that God continues to bless you abundantly this year and always.  Thank you for all you do in service to our Saviour!

 

Praise be to God,

 

Mandy Arthur
Executive Director