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I just wanted to share with you that the Spa day for the ladies left a big impact. Everyone who came out was full of joy and they first approached me showing off their new shoes that they were wearing. Then they talked about how much their children had a wonderful time and wanted to come back again.
They told me that they were treated with so much respect and noticed how prayers were offered as an option. One comment that stood out is that they wish their churches would do the same to others in the community to show that they care for them.
For those who know Zainab Al-Baaj, she is our Middle East North Africa Hope project coordinator. She invited some of the clients that she assists and they all told her that they had a wonderful experience. They want to thank you all for God in Shoes ministry. She was there herself and says that she could feel the presence of God and she bragged about her new shoes as well that she was wearing.
May God bless everyone who participated in one way or another.”
Tom Randa, Executive Director
Good Neighbor Community Center
Asked to be a presenter for "God In Shoes", I wasn't sure what to expect. I had only heard little bits and pieces of what the program was about. After praying about what to present, I felt the impression to modify my Masters' Thesis into a presentation for our God In Shoes program. The night came for my presentation and with USB in hand, I downloaded it onto the laptop and poured my heart into my speech, "Helping Your Kids Make the Grade; Keys to Success." Never in a hundred years did I expect to receive what was coming next! After the program, the mother of one of my student's parents was walking toward me with another lady who had been attending the program and had been listening to my presentation. She told me how much she enjoyed it and how she wanted her two grandchildren to go to my school and be their teacher. Flattered, I smiled and dismissed it completely. A week later, I was shocked when she and the same mother came to the school for a visit with her two grandchildren! Well, long story short, they have been attending my school for a year now. Did I "wow" her with my eloquent speech and fancy graphics? Of maybe it was electric personality? There's only one answer and it has nothing to do with me at all. I thought God would allow me to present to a bunch of people I didn't know and then go back to my comfortable classroom and continue life as usual. But no! God brought someone to me so that I can practice what I preach! Every morning, at my school, there are two students with the cutest smiles on their faces and a grandmother with tears of joy in her eyes that her grandchildren can walk into my school, greeted with a happy "Hello!" and feel like they are a worthy part of my day. God In Shoes? For two special students and a grandmother, I was their "God In Shoes!" Do I have it all figured out and perfected? No, but God does and I don't have to worry about all the details. I just accept what He gives me to work with!!
Gina Harvey, Grand Island Platte Valley Adventist School