They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love

January 14th, 2022

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A letter written by a mother and Night to Shine Coordinator from Goldsboro, NC. 

Dear Tim,  

Night to Shine (NTS) has a special place in my heart as I have a daughter with Down Syndrome. She is my light and my world and means everything to me. We share many nights talking about God's love for her and how special she truly is in His eyes and of course mine.    

Of course, with (NTS) being virtual, it was quite different to coordinate. Many doubts came to my mind as to how this would happen. Why are we doing it? Should we do it? After much prayer and guidance from God above, I listened to the hymn "They will know we are Christians by our love".   

The verse that says, "We will walk with each other. We will walk hand in hand. We will walk with each other. We will walk hand in hand, and together, we will spread the news that God is in our land. They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love. They will know we are Christians by our love.” 

This song just said to me, Night to Shine! We are here spreading God's love and the news of God is with us walking hand in hand.  Since most of our honored guests lived in group homes this year, we caravan to their home to spread God's love to them. That to me says walking hand in hand. The smiles and looks upon their faces when the caravan arrived playing music, cheering, and dancing. What a privilege for me being the coordinator for the past two years for our Night to Shine to see this happening in our community.

Donna_Countryman_volunteer bag 3.jpgI look forward to continuing to be a coordinator for Night to Shine 2022. Thank you, Tim, for having this dream of sharing your genuine love for all individuals with special needs. I hope one day to meet you and to thank you in person for your commitment and love for God and His children!   

God Bless,  

Donna 

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