Hi Everybody! There are so many stories in my head that I must tell! God is really leading us through…stuffed animals! Can you believe that? Please believe that but MORE importantly BELIEVE HIM! He will do what He says He will do…rest assured. The latest inspiration has been that we have separated the teddy bears from all other animals….”set apart” means holy. Hummmm….maybe these teddy bears are holy! Anyway, we attach the ‘Burden Bear’ poem to each one. (see poem below) God shows us exactly who needs one. He is never too early or late. If you go to the “Hugs from God” tab, you’ll read many miraculous stories of His precious hugs. I’d better get busy and add them to our continuing story line…
I’m not a very fancy bear.
I’m plain and rather small.
Even so, someone who likes you
said that I should come to call.
Hide me underneath your pillow
or set me on a nearby shelf
and when you feel discouraged
I will do my best to help.
My granny always told me
Life is like a patchwork quilt.
Just give Jesus all the pieces
and he’ll make a pretty quilt.
Sometimes I don’t see the patterns.
Sometimes He seems far away.
Then I clutch my “Burden Bear”
and pray…and pray…and pray.
Though I don’t have all the answers
for I’m just a “Burden Bear”
I’ve been sent here on a mission
from someone who really cares.
When you see me, please remember
You are in their thoughts and prayers.
Ms. Ruby earned her wings early yesterday morning and went home to be with The Lord. She was such a special lady. She collected quarters from our residents who donate their BINGO winnings to Mission Snuggle. She will be missed in such a huge way. The world is a much better place because she was in it. Please send up prayers for her daughter Lori and her family. Thank you. We love you Ms. Ruby!
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Ruby’s daughter, Lori asks in lieu of flowers if you would like to donate stuffed animals and/or money to Mission Snuggle…please drop stuffed animals off at Laurel Park Nursing Home or send money to:
PO BOX 1544
Mission Snuggle was inspired by the beautiful Ms Alice. We are so excited to announce Ms Alice won the Ms Laurel Park!! What a beautiful lady inside and out! She is an inspiration for everyone she meets – with her BIG HEART!! We love you Ms Alice!
It’s already November and the year is quickly coming to an end! My mom was right…time does fly as you get older! or it seems like it anyway…God is always on time and has perfect timing! ”But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3:8). God is timeless and isn’t bound by it….ever! Our lives can get so out of control rush, rush, rushing around….and for what? What are we busy doing? Are our lives a reflection of His glory as we go about our daily lives? As I re-read that scripture I hear God saying, “It’s all good. I’ve got this, beloved, look to Me and rest.”
So, how does this relate to Mission Snuggle? Well, a few months ago we asked God to provide 10,000 stuffed animals by the end of this year. We needed about 2000 or so to make that grand total. The next two meetings after our prayer for that we didn’t have ANY stuffed animals! Guess what? We continued and will continue to praise Him for His blessings. Remember, He has perfect timing! It will be very exciting to report our grand total. I challenged our Facebook followers to guess how many they think will be donated. He is in control and absolutely enjoys and takes pleasure in us trusting Him. He is a God full of surprises and delights! ”Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 1:3). The blessings are there. We have to ask in His name and BELIEVE with the faith of a tiny little mustard seed! ”…if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed…nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matt 17:20). So, we here at Mission Snuggle have faith in Him the size of a mountain!
Bring it on, Dear Lord and show us Your glory! Let us never forget it is ALL ABOUT YOU and comforting Your precious children. We thank You as You bless each of us in the cycle of this organization. God please lead us to where you would have Your “hugs” delivered. Open our ears, eyes and hearts as You reveal to us Your plan here. Use our lives for Your purposes. You promised that “You will equip us with everything good, that we may do Your will that is pleasing in Your sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”. (Hebrews 13:21).
Yes, we believe God will provide and we praise Him already! Our count to date is 7,300! We still have 4 months left in the year! We have delivered to Cleveland, OH hospital, Peach Tree City, GA hospital, Fayetteville, GA hospice home and many other places. Next week we will be taking a lot to Colorado Springs, CO to forest fire survivors. Thank You! God for providing and leading us in all Your ways. I ask for Your wisdom and guidance as we continue in service to You.
Last week we had our monthly meeting at Laurel Park. We had several stuffed animals for the seniors to pray over, hug and fill them up with love. To my surprise when I arrived at the nursing home, there were 4 Mama’s and about 12 kids to help with the Mission Snuggle meeting! That was huge because we always need help and assistance. Before the meeting was over, the “Mom in charge” assured me they were all on board and very excited to be a part of this project! I challenged them to see how many stuffed animals they could collect. It will be so cool to see what God pours forth from this group! Praise our heavenly Father!
God is good…
He is so good. Over the past 3 months we have collected many stuffed animals. We would like to thank the Dutchtown High School Girl’s soccer team for their heartfelt donation. Way to go girls! Flippen Elementary School donated a generous donation as well. Thanks goes out to them as well. Several trickle in from donations that go directly to Laurel Park. I’m not sure who specifically to thank so we will direct our praise to God! He continues to bless us with stuffed animals and promises of monetary donations too! We are thankful for Him who has invited us to bid His work. Dear Lord, let us all, who hear Your call, be Your hands and feet as we collect and deliver your precious hugs. Be with Your children as You remind them that You are with them always. We ask this all in Jesus’ name. Amen.