Boxes from the Heart

4 01 2013

Allow me, please, to pass along an invitation from another blogger here at Word Press, an invitation to provide personal, individual relief for people still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. See below…

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

Hi, my name is Heidi … I started “Boxes from the Heart” shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast.

The idea of Boxes from the Heart was God’s idea and born out of a personal story, a story of a box given to a friend. It contained numerous notes of prayers and cards of encouragement from many well-wishing individuals. It came at a time of a personal disaster. This box caused ripples, not only in the lives of my friend’s family, but also in the community from which these cards poured.

This happened at the same time when the United States stood shocked over the fury Hurricane Sandy unleashed on the east coast. Why not do it again? Why not try to find one family or individual  in a disaster area and connect their hurt with a church who cares to pray for them personally? Why not try to duplicate the idea and bring somehow, someway, somewhere a glimpse of hope and an awareness of being loved?

I would like to invite you to join me in this effort of bringing “BOXES FROM THE HEART” to families and individuals who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. When you contact me, I would love to put you and your church in touch with one family. Their story will touch your heart and life. I believe that we truly can make a difference, one person at a time – one church at a time – one box at a time.

If you want to help, please go to How It Works – How You Can Help

If you like to pray for the individuals who have been sponsored by Boxes from the Heart so far, please go to Faces of the Storm

If you like to see how God has taken this small idea and blessed it, you can  Follow the Story

I have written in detail how God has provided from the beginning. I have kept a journal of His provisions and am adding chapters as His story unfolds. It is His work. It is His heart. It is through His Body, the Church, that we can see Him and his love for His people. He uses ordinary gifts, simple prayers, and personal touches. My hope is that these boxes would cause ripples of encouragement, not only in the lives of those who receive them, but also in the lives of those who send them.

God makes the provisions, brings hope, renews lives, and holds the hurt in His hand. He is the God who sees, who knows, who cares. Whatever seems to be over our heads is already under His feet.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Jesus (John 14:27)




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