The month of November is often thought about as a special time to give thanks. This is partially because it is harvest time in many parts of the world, but it is also because it is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in America.
As Christians, everyday should be a day of thanksgiving. Psalm 118:24 reminds us that This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Every day is a gift from God. It is another day to serve Him. The additional blessings that God gives us are beyond what we deserve. This is true particularly when it comes to our salvation. It is only by God’s grace that any of us can experience eternal life in heaven with Him.
When you support missions, you are giving multitudes around the world the opportunity to be thankful for salvation. Many do not know what it means to be saved or that salvation is necessary to enjoy eternity in heaven. The missionaries you support are proclaiming the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. As people are saved, they then have salvation for which to be thankful. Sometime in eternity, those who were saved because of a missionary you supported, might come to you and express their eternal gratitude for your generous giving. That will indeed be an amazing Thanksgiving Day!
Thank you for your faithful support of missions. I am truly grateful for you, as are our missionaries and all those who have been and will be saved through their ministries. May the LORD richly bless you!
David H. Snyder
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