Gaithersburg, MD. The reading from Lamentations 3:22-23 can be very comforting to Christians who may struggle to live an authentically Christian life and go deeper into being changed into His image and likeness. This scripture passage reminds us that God’s mercies are renewed every morning. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness Oh Lord.” When we take up our cross and try to follow Him to the best of our ability, He gives us new hearts (promise of Ezekiel 36:26), to experience His mercy and love so that we can give His love away. God’s love is perfected in our weakness. Many evangelists find this to be true whenever they go out to share their faith. They give God their little loaves and fishes and He multiplies them.

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The following report comes to us from team leader Nancy with our team in Gaithersburg, MD:

I meet all kinds of nationalities, people of different cultures and faiths, but everyone has the same innate desire for God. All of our hearts are restless until they find their rest in God (St. Augustine’s quote.) No sooner did my husband Bob and I set up our SPSE table than people were approaching us for help and prayers. Please pray for Roland, a young adult, whose brother, Trent, had just heard the news that his best friend had died in a motorcycle accident and wanted to give him something to encourage and console him. I had just ordered the pamphlet “The Problem of Suffering” from the SPSE store, which he gratefully took along with the Good News pamphlet. We prayed with him and asked God to bring consolation and comfort to his family.

Please also pray for a number of people who are looking for a job, a person from Ghana, Nicholas, who has to provide for his family and also Lily. Please also pray for Ellis, an older man whom I prayed with who seeking to know the love of God in his life that God would bring him into a living knowledge of His love for him and also Deshawn, a young adult Christian who is not very happy being fed where he is presently attending church and who was given information about the Catholic faith that God would draw him to experience the fullness of the faith. May God continue to bless and protect our little chapter and Our Lady guide us that it would bring much fruit for God.

Praised be Jesus Christ!