Monday, June 1, 2009

Sufficient Grace

There have been many people and ministries who have been such a support to Spencer and I throughout the last year... people giving of their time, talent, and treasure to pray for us, craft things for us in Isaac's memory, support the playground that is being built in honor of Isaac... the list goes on. Various foundations and ministries have provided us photographs and keepsakes to help us remember our sweet son. One such organization is Sufficient Grace Ministries.

After Isaac was born and passed away, Kelly, the founder of Sufficient Grace and just a lovely, godly person, sent Spencer and I a "Dreams of You" memory kit. It included several things, but the one I treasure the most is a memory book that is made specifically for parents who have lost a child. Using a regular memory book is so discouraging... because as a bereaved parent, you only get a few pages in, and see so many milestones that will never be met... pages that will never be filled. The book that Kelly sent us was designed specifically for parents who have lost a child; and I was able to fill every page.

These next few months, Sufficient Grace Ministries will be holding several events to raise funds so that they can continue to support bereaved parents and share God's grace with them. Below I have copied and pasted a portion of an e-mail from Kelly detailing several of these events.

June
Thirty One Fundraiser - During the month of June, Tammy will be donating 25% of her earnings from her business which sells beautiful and stylish purses, totes, and other personalized products. This is a wonderful Christian organization with quality products. To view the catalog, click here: http://www.mythirtyone.com/Simplify. If you wish to place an order during the month of June, please make sure you list "Sufficient Grace Ministries" under the party information, and 25% of the profits will be donated to Sufficient Grace. For more information about how you can order from Tammy and support Sufficient Grace, please visit our blog: http://sufficientgrace-kelly.blogspot.com . Information coming soon (next week!). You can also email us at: sufficientgraceministries@gmail.com

Ice Cream Social - (Still in the works...not etched in stone!) We would like to have an ice cream social/light luncheon in the month of June. Details coming soon. Check the blog: http://sufficientgrace-kelly.blogspot.com . There will be a free will donation to benefit Sufficient Grace Ministries.

July
Sufficient Grace Ministries Second Annual Golf Outing - July 11, 2009 @ 1:30p.m.
1. Please pray for all details and preparations for this outing. For good weather...and willing hearts to give and participate. Please pray that all who attend would be blessed and that God would be glorified.
2. To register a four person team for the event, please contact Kelly @ sufficientgraceministries@gmail.com . Details will be coming soon on our blog, as well: http://sufficientgrace-kelly.blogspot.com . Teams cost is $200 ($50 per person).
3. If you do not golf, or are not able to attend the event, there are still many ways you can help. - Sponsor a Hole for $100 or share a hole sponsor for $50.
- Sponsor the Dinner for $250
- A Cart Sponsor or Beverage (non-alcoholic) $150
- A Donation in any amount can be given by clicking on the donate button on this website or mailing a donation.
- Prizes and auction items are welcome as well.

August
Possibly Planning a Ride for Grace Event - a Motorcycle Run to benefit Sufficient Grace Ministries Details coming soon! Check the blog for information: http://sufficientgrace-kelly.blogspot.com.

As a bereaved mother herself, Kelly is truly gifted in ministering to the hearts of other mothers who have lost child. I, personally, have been blessed by her friendship and encouragement.

8 comments:

Holly said...

Kelly and her ministry are so wonderful!!! I feel so blessed to know her!

Sonya said...

MckMama just did a 'contest' on her blog for a donation to this charity!!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Thank you so much, sweet friend. I have been blessed beyond words the past couple of days. Your words touched my heart, especially. You are such a beautiful blessing and you have shared your amazing heart and the journey of your precious Isaac with such grace and beauty, touching so many lives. And pointed others to the comforting arms of Jesus. I am humbled and so grateful for this post. Bless you, sweet friend...

With Much Love,
Kelly

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Stacy, you won't believe this -- well, maybe you will. I'm visiting with one of my dearest friends today...and she actually goes to church with Kelly, in Deschler! I know, small, small world, huh? =) Hope you are well today...

Lynnette Kraft said...

I love Kelly and think it's wonderful that you are sharing about her ministry. How neat that you were able to receive the blessing of a memory book from her.

I hope you're doing well. I think of you often and wish my life wasn't so busy so I could take time to tell you so.

Have a lovely evening.
Lynnette

Kimberly Rose Carolan said...

That is completely wonderful what that ministry does. Are they bound to a specific geographical region or do they help parents across the United States? It's just such a cool thing and I've never heard of something like that.

Kim Carolan
www.strategicbookpublishing.com/walkingthroughthevalleyoftheshadowofdeath.html
http://walkingthroughthevalleyoftheshadow.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Thinking of you today....hoping summer has started for you!

Pryaing for your heart as we turn the calendar once again.

Love,
Laura

Jeff & Leza said...

Recently a friend anonymously ordered the bear & memory book for me to record my hopes & dreams for my 5 miscarried babies. That bear has provided so much comfort to me the past few months. I will definately provide a much a I can to this wonderful charity. I am so glad to hear you were able to fill in all the pages I know that must be a great thing to go back and read for you & Spencer.I always pray that little Isaac is playing with all the babies who are waiting in Heaven.

God bless you all
Leza in Hawaii