Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. It’s hard to believe it is November already where does the time go, but we keep going on.
As we start this month of giving thanks and looking forward to Advent and Christmas, let us remember that there are many in need all around us. Not just in the way of food or shelter and such but in need of being accepted for who they are and the abilities that they have.
This is a busy time in the church and will get busier as we move through the next couple of months, but let us give thanks and show thanks to those that many times during these special celebrations get pushed to the side or told to stay out, etc. Let us be like Jesus and let them know that everyone matters, no matter who they are, where they come from or anything else. Here are some things to be mindful of this month;
22q Awareness Month—Condition where part of chromosome 22 is missing, can cause facial disorders and heart defects. www.22q.org
Epilepsy Awareness Month—Neurological disorder causing seizures. www.livingwithepilepsy.com
November 1—LGS Awareness Day—Neurological disorder that can be fatal. www.lgsfoundation.org
November 7—National Stress Awareness Day—I think we can all relate. It is to raise awareness on coping strategies and sources. www.hughesandsalvidge.co.uk
November 15—World Ohtahara Syndrome Awareness Day—Progressive Epileptic Encephalopathy, www.ohtahara.org
As always if you have any ideas or if there is anyone that wants to help or share in this ministry, please let me know.