We annually celebrate GSF Thanksgiving in early November, and this year’s celebration was especially jubilant. This year we are keenly reminded of our dependence on God, and God has proven himself to be faithful in the midst of global hardship.
When reflecting on the celebration, Loyce – a longtime GSF employee and Administrator – shared, “Thanksgiving is a great day for GSF, because we totally depend on God for everything: wisdom, resources. We dream big, God gives us a vision, and then we give it back to God to guide us on how to achieve it. So, Thanksgiving is a time when we acknowledge that it has not been our effort or might, but it has been God. It is a moment when we collectively celebrate and appreciate God.”
The GSF staff sacrificially gave of their personal resources in order to donate a scale, a children’s blood pressure machine, medication, soap, and other supplies to a nearby hospital unit that treats Sickle Cell patients. What a beautiful example of genuine thanks and giving! May you be encouraged as you go into this season of Thanksgiving.
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
you his servants, the descendants of Israel,
his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.”
1 Chronicles 16:3-18