American Gold Star Mother’s Day Weekend is finally here! This weekend for these Gold Star Moms could not have been possible without your generous support. I am so very grateful that you #BelieveWithMe!
Some of you donated financially. Some of you spread the word on social media. Some of you talked it up at work around the water cooler and others of you flat out solicited your rich uncles and next door neighbors. I adore you for every bit of contribution made in prayer, in word, and with cash. Your financial support was absolutely instrumental in making this weekend a reality, and we still need prayers!
This is meant to be a time of encouragement, healing, and inspiration for these moms who have lost their sons…but that’s not possible without the Holy Spirit. So when you remember us throughout the weekend, please pray for the following:
That the moms would feel safe and loved. We want this weekend to build a bridge of friendship and healing between these women. We want them to know that our hearts are just to bless and show them gratitude.
These moms are all at different stages of grief…some of their sons were killed in Vietnam, some less than two years ago. May they feel encouraged in their journey.
That those of us at the various interactions throughout the weekend would let them know– in they way they need to hear– how much we appreciate and remember their loss. May they hear stories of how we are inspired to fight on in our everyday battles knowing their child gave his last full measure for our right to stay IN the fight.
And lastly, pray for the Lord to restore joy. Restore hope. Restore strength. Restore faith. May this weekend help get them through Mother’s Day and every day of the year as the Holy Spirit surrounds them with reminders of our love and encouragement.
Follow along on social media by searching the hashtag #GoldStarMothersDay.
And for those of you who are local, please join us at Family Church Downtown’s campus as we honor these moms and give gratitude for the cost of our freedoms this Sunday at the 9 and 10:30 service.
Thank you again for your generous donations in time, money, effort and financial support. It’s not too late to still contribute financially and we could surely use the help! Thank you for your participation in any form, and thank you for Believing With Me!