Newsletter Issue 8 — Easter 2010
Dear Friend of Agapé Heart,
As Easter 2010 approaches, join us again in giving thanks and praise to Almighty God as we celebrate the most glorious event of human history. Our common knowledge of the account of Jesus's death and resurrection must never diminish our deep appreciation of the miracle and joy of the accomplishment of the cross and the continued power of the cross.
We continue to marvel at God's incomprehensible love of us depicted on the Cross simultaneously with His perfect abhorrence for sin. Such is His love that while yet sinners, Jesus died for us. He who knew no sin suffered gross shame, humiliation, unimaginable brutality and death, inflicted by those He came to save. The Bible says that for the joy set before Him Christ our Saviour endured the Cross. But, on the third day, following His death, He gloriously rose again conquering death — Hallelujah!
As we celebrate God's greatest gift to mankind, I pray that our hearts continue to reflect our Father's heart in our giving to those in desperate need. We are blessed to be a blessing unto others. To God's glory alone, Agapé Heart continues as a vehicle of showing His love in a practical way to the very poor while sharing the good news of the forgiveness of our sins and hope of a new life for those who sincerely seek Jesus — “the Way, the Truth and the Life”.
We praise God from whom all blessings flow for, among other blessings, the following:
- Mrs Ogbonne Ajike (pictured), who has recovered from a stomach ulcer.
- Mr Uche Ukai whose right leg ulcer, we understand, is virtually healed. He has returned to a nearby city to seek work. His family are full of gratitude to God and have said ”Truly God is alive — may God Almighty reward Agapé Heart”.
- Mr Ukiwe Kalu, who has recovered from a stomach ulcer. His family said “We have seen that God cares for the poor through Agapé Heart. May God continue to bless Agapé Heart in all that they do.”
- Continued treatment and care for Janet Joseph (pictured), HIV positive and pregnant. Her mother, deeply thankful to God, said “You have given hope to this family, truly we now know that God is alive and we will serve Him”. Glory be to God!
- Ugochi and Nnenna (orphaned), who are being sponsored by Agapé Heart sponsors.
- Agapé Heart workers in Nigeria, for their commitment and passion, and for God's favour and protection on them and their families.
- All Agapé Heart supporters for their continued prayer and financial support, which has enabled us to help and continue to help those in desperate need.
Please pray for:
- 12 year old Chinaza Imo, whose surgical operation cannot now go ahead, because the hospital's re-assessed costs of the operation are more than Agapé Heart can presently sustain with its current funding levels.
- Onyemaechi Agwu (pictured), requiring hospital surgery following an accident 3 years ago, which left her in frequent periods of pain and being unable to walk properly.
- Our scheduled food and clothes distribution to the poor this Easter. Please pray that the message of the Gospel is received and that many are saved, and that the light of the Gospel will shine in the villages.
- Our water-well project for the village of Amuma.
- God's continued favour and direction for Agapé Heart.
Friends, very many poor continue to approach Agapé Heart for help. With your financial contribution, we can help more people. If you are able to help us with any amount of donation, or commit to regular giving, this would enable us to meet the desperate needs of many more people. Please let us know if you are able to help in any way. Please also note that you can donate online at our website via PayPal.
We are planning to hold our summer celebration and fundraising on 19th June 2010. Please keep this date free if you can. We will be sending further details in due course.
Thank you again for your continued prayers and financial support for Agapé Heart. May the Lord bless you and keep you and your family always.
Yours in Jesus