published in Hope Spots 2024 on February 5, 2024
Hope Spot 5 – How do you spell ALWS?
ALWS relies on the kindness and generosity of people like you, so as we look at how we respond to the world’s crises, we also look to you.
Friend, you might not have been present in person at our ALWS Leadership Team planning meeting last week …
… but you were very much there in spirit.
ALWS relies on the kindness and generosity of people like you, so as we look at how we respond to the world’s crises, we also look to people like you.
That’s why in coming days you will receive
the 2024 ALWS Supporter Survey.
Every two years, ALWS invites supporters like you to tell us your thoughts about your care for others through ALWS, to help in our planning.
That leads me to share with you something our ALWS Executive Director, Michael Stolz, shared with us in his opening devotion at our meeting.
For many of us who are Christians, there is a verse from the Bible that sums up why we seek to serve others through an agency like ALWS:
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
(I know the Chair of ALWS Board, Jodie Hoff, finds this verse from the Bible inspiring – she has it tattooed on her wrist!)
In his devotion, Michael pointed out something interesting about that verse:
Side by side with your God
What a wonderful way to spell ALWS!
Act … justly … love … mercy … walk … humbly … those words sound like you too friend.
That’s why I wanted to share it with you.
Whatever your reasons for helping people through ALWS, please know you are a blessing ALWayS. Thank you!