What a question right? I recieved a prayer request from some sweet friends of mine Cheryl aka Cherylquilts and Pat aka Patsmethers here on SCS to pray for Ben and Susie. Ben and Susie are missionaries through Athletes in Action/Campus Crusade for Christ International. They share their hearts and love of Christ with others daily. Susie is currently pregnant and apparently Susie was having some strange "episodes" as she states. She went to the doctor to find out what was happening. Come to find out Susie had a brain leision/tumor that was causing all these problems. Being pregnant means that the treatment is a bit more complicated and scary for both baby and mom. As of right now they are doing okay. If you click on the link above about 3 posts down you will see a video of Ben talking, its rather long but worth seeing the update on Susie.
Now I am sure you are wondering why I told you all that? This is where your blessing comes into the picture. Can you pray for Susie and Ben? Why not take it a step further and really show an out pouring of love by sending them a card? They are in the mission field so all cards need to be sent to Melissa at this address:
Athletes in Action
Attention of Megan Soderberg
651 Taylor Drive
Xeria, OH 45385
Ben and Susie have three other small children. They would love the prayers and a card also. (Simon (6), Talya (almost 4) and Charlie (almost 3). God gave us this talent and desire to bless others so let's do just that! You don't even have to make a new card, grab something from your stash and send it along. Most importantly please say a prayer for them. God is the ultimate healer and can do all things. Even missionaries can get scared in a crisis and need our love and prayers.
This is for Susie. I really debated on what I wanted to send and I wanted something that speaks freshness and hope. This is fresh and spring like I think. Hopefully this will make her smile, feel refreshed and stronger for the day. I used the adorable Miss Anya Love. It is not a round card but it is a shaped card, figured you all might be tired of the round cards. Since Pat was one that asked me to pray I used some of my special and cherished Pat blooms for Susie also. Now I am off to work on some cards for the kids. I hope you can join me and send some prayers and cards to Ben and Susie. Thanks for looking!
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Wed, Feb 29, 2012 @ 4:41 PM
Oh, Stacy, this is just the sweetest card and sure to brighten Susie's day! I love it...and thanks so much for praying for this precious family and for making lovely cards to cheer and encourage them. May God continue to bless you, precious friend!
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Thu, Mar 01, 2012 @ 5:20 AM
Freshness and hope...what a beautiful thing to pray for! Sister this is a most beautiful way to share your love with Susie! I love this image and the wonderful colors and textures. And I think what I love most is your tender heart, reaching out to others. Thanks for sharing the story and the link. I have been praying for Ben & Susie this week, and when I saw your card, my heart was stirred. (((hugs))) to you sweet friend! LYMI
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11