As we near the end of 2020 and with an array of emotions, we pause and glance back. If you are like me, I would rather not reflect on this year, but it will be forever embedded in my mind and in every part of my being. This year has impacted me, my friends, and my family in ways that we have not experienced before, as it has everyone. No one has come to the end of 2020 unscathed by the unexpected harsh realities of this year in one way or … [Read more...] about Hope is Born in Our Hearts
Thanksgiving this Year Looks Totally Different
Thanksgiving is a time we “normally” would gather with family and friends. A time to reach out, hugging those we love, and gather around a table laden to overflowing with seasonal goodness—a time to love, laugh and simply share life together. Through the years, for most of us, Thanksgiving has probably been, for the most part, just Thanksgiving as usual. However, this year, many of our foundations having been shaken, our normal has been … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving this Year Looks Totally Different
Compassion International: Vivian’s Story
In early 2020, Mary & Martha made the decision to expand its partnership with Compassion International by helping to launch a child development center alongside Compassion’s local church partner in the Arusha region of Tanzania. The Anglican Mang’ola center, which opened in the spring of 2020, serves 149 Compassion-sponsored children. These 149 children are sponsored by our generous Mary & Martha community including our leadership … [Read more...] about Compassion International: Vivian’s Story
Overflowing with Abundance in Christ
Philippians 4:19: And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. When you can see your life from a more abundant perspective, you’ll create more abundance. It starts with a deep and profound sense of your inherent worth in Christ. Our God is a loving, abundant provider, and in Christ, we have more than enough. There is more than enough to go around; this abundance heart-set and mindset sees more … [Read more...] about Overflowing with Abundance in Christ
Encouragement—death and life are truly in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 puts it this way: "The tongue has the power of life and death." The stakes are high. Your words can speak life, or your words can speak death. Our tongues can build others up, or they can tear them down. Webster defines the word encourage as follows: to give courage, hope, confidence, help, or support. The inspired word of God gives us the greatest … [Read more...] about Speak Life
We’re Changing Lives in Tanzania! Meet Paulina!
In early 2020, we shared the exciting news that Mary & Martha is embarking on a new initiative with our longtime partner Compassion International to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name in Tanzania. After much prayer and conversations with the wonderful team at Compassion, we made the decision to join Compassion and one of its local church partners in Tanzania to launch a child development center in the Arusha region of Tanzania. … [Read more...] about We’re Changing Lives in Tanzania! Meet Paulina!