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As we prepare for Thanksgiving this month, what are you most thankful for? What comes to mind? Are you wondering what your family gathering may look like this year? Do your thoughts also turn to grateful memories of what God has done in and through Stonecroft, even during these uncertain and ever-changing times with a pandemic?

As I reflect on this past year, my heart is glad as I’ve had wonderful opportunities to come alongside Stonecroft women from across the nation through Zoom calls in Relational Evangelism Coaching groups. Together, we take weekly action steps to reach out to women who do not know Jesus yet. It’s all about building relationships, and I have loved cheering on women and praying for the big steps, as well as the smaller ones. We remember the “harvest is plentiful, yet the workers are few,” so we step out by faith.

Before the start of one of the Zoom Relational Evangelism Coaching calls, I was waiting along with my co-leader, Meredith Russell, for other women to join the call, and Meredith said, “I’m so excited to begin Relational Evangelism Coaching that it feels like I am waiting for Christmas!” Her comment made me wonder how God might feel as He sees His “daughters” preparing for the harvest. Does His heart leap in joyful anticipation?

Discuss:

How has God used you in preparing for the spiritual harvest this past year or in years prior?

How has God been speaking to you with regards to loving women to Jesus?

Who might you partner with you as a co-laborer for the sake of the Gospel?

What might the end of this year and 2021 look like as you plan action steps to prepare for the harvest?

Have you been loving women to Jesus this past year? If so, that is truly cause for thanksgiving, honor, and praise to our great God! The Stonecroft board and staff praise God for all the wonders He has done through you, and we are grateful as we count YOU as a special blessing this year. Thank you for your investment with us through all your prayers, volunteer hours, financial gifts, and planning so that women might hear about the Sacrificial One who loves “lost” women! We know that you are fully aware…that she cannot wait. She longs for someone to love her towards Jesus. So many of you have taken courageous steps of faith to be one of the ones who loves women to Jesus! More cause for celebration…not just here on earth but also for eternity!

As we prepare for all the food, feasting, and family this month, don’t forget to pull out your gratitude journal, and let’s remember with grateful hearts how thankful we are that “He is our banner.”

“They sang, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.’”
- Revelation 7:12 (NLT)

Anne Schneider

Anne Schneider

Northeast Field & Leadership Development Director

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