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Active Ministries

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use, it will be measured to you" - Jesus 

I am deeply passionate about extending care and support to those who are marginalized and vulnerable in our society – from the bruised, the homeless, and the hungry, to the mentally ill and children facing bullying or adversity. It is with immense gratitude that I acknowledge being entrusted by divine providence with resources to manage these endeavors with boundless love and compassion.

Below, you'll find a list of ministries I actively serve in, centered in the Austin Area, all aimed at glorifying God."

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Stephen Ministry provides confidential, one-to-one Christian care to persons experiencing difficulties. Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command: 

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2

Partners in Prayer is a ministry that Lakeway Church began in 2016, encouraging daily participation in PRAYER!  It is a simple plan whereby each member of Lakeway Church is prayed for every day.


This is an opportunity to grow in your faith by lifting a few brothers and sisters in Christ to our Heavenly Father.  And at the same time, you are being prayed for every day by a Partner in Prayer, too!

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Bringing The Hanky Back 

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Resurrecting the hanky holds a special place in my heart as my personal ministry. It's a mission close to my heart, aimed at remembering the significance of simple yet profound elements that some fear are fading in our current culture: family, legacy, faith, values, morals, manners, civility, and authenticity. My dedication lies in preserving these virtues and passing them down through the generations like the women in our family that have gone before me. Picture to the left, me and my cousin June.  

I always carry a stack with me to gift to members of various ministries, at my grandchildren's school, while grocery shopping, traveling—basically, anywhere I go. Recently, I've received requests from women who want to bless members of their own groups. It's a simple gesture but part of a larger plan to spread encouragement. I enclose a hanky, a wooden cross in remembrance of the greatest news ever heard, a few mustard seeds to remind us to sow goodness and the following note from me:

 

Whether dabbing a baby’s chin, catching a tear while watching The Notebook for the umpteenth time, making the final touch up before a bride walks down the aisle with her dad, or comforting a friend’s deep despair, a handkerchief can hold these memories.

After reading in my cousin June’s journal that a refined lady always carries a hanky of her own, I am bringing the hanky back!

 

Be peace, be a comfort, be kind, love, laugh, cry, make the most each moment and if you have your hanky handy, catch that memory and hold it in that little square.


PS – if you would like to share your story, maybe how this prayer made you feel, maybe you remember your Mom or Grandma carried a hanky. I would love to hear from you, pray for you and add your story to the others I am collecting and use them to encourage or lift others. Email me at april@coveritwithlove.com 

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