Monday, May 9, 2016

Thanks for Love in Action – Blessings Hike/Bike Charity Event

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
Ephesians 1:15,16

It is good to give thanks when we see the faithfulness and love of others.

In Ephesians, the Apostle Paul rejoices in the evidence of faith and love in the believers. Likewise, we have cause to celebrate when fellow believers live out their faith by putting love into action.

Love in action – when?

Serving in love can start early in life.  In this case, ages 3 and 5! 

The love of God was put in action on May 7th, when volunteers and friends of Blessings of Summit and Portage Counties participated in the annual fundraiser, a biking and hiking event. Participants get sponsors who agree to donate a certain amount for every mile biked or walked.  The Annual Blessings Hike/Bike Charity Event raises money to pay for child care for the teen moms that Blessings supports and mentors in their efforts to finish their education.

Some of the volunteers and participants at Blessings' event.

Let’s give thanks in the here and now!

So, thanks and rejoicing are not limited to biblical times. The love that was poured out by followers of Jesus for teen moms is one more example of believers knowing the story of God’s love for and redemption of man.  In turn, believers, out of gratitude, are passing on God’s love to the less fortunate, as they live out the Gospel through love in action – acts of service to benefit others.

For more information on Blessings, go to: .

Or, you can contact Randy Fasnacht, CCC Local Outreach Coordinator for Blessings  at 


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