From My Heart to Yours

by Brenda Jank

Hello my friend –

We have been “meeting” together weekly, through these blog posts, for almost 8 years. I am grateful for you and the journey we are on together. This blog comes in 2 parts: 2020 in Review and Is Weary Your New Middle Name?

2020 in Review

By the hand of God and a large 2020 grant, RHRW did not go belly-up this year. As a ministry dependent on face-to-face time with groups of people, Covid-19 has been brutal, with mass cancelations. Even with the PPP loan, we lost our Director of Strategic Advancement, a heart-breaking loss. Month after month, income has not met expenses. After 5 years of running in the black, this year we are projecting to end with a deficit of $16,000. For a new nonprofit ministry, this is a significant burden.

More than ever, we need your support. The demand for our work expands by the day, yet

  • The ministries we serve are more strapped for cash than ever before
  • The grant-giving organizations, who have supported us, are now overwhelmed with requests

As we enter a year of transition, expanding our on-line and video-based mission opportunities, we need God’s people to stand in the gap to support 

  • New video production
  • Our everyday operating expenses

We need people like Aaron and Hur (Exodus 17:12-14) to hold up our arms as we battle for the hearts, homes, and ministries of the winded, worn, and weary here in the US and abroad. Visit our fall newsletter (click here) to see all the ways the Lord is preparing us to launch into new territories and seize remarkable opportunities.

Navigating Covid-19 crisis and recovery requires a pace and a plan that is God honoring, transformative, and sustainable. The global turmoil threatening to take us under reminds us that only one thing will make us battle ready. Our souls must be at rest. Your gift today will allow Run Hard. Rest Well. to continue to point people to green pastures and quiet waters where Jesus fills our empty buckets and we find our rest in the arms of God.

Give Now On-Line       https://runhardrestwell.org/give/

 

A Short, but Sweet Devotional Thought –

Is Weary Your New Middle Name? 

Psalm 40:28-31 is familiar, loved, and timely.

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youth grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles … 

To understand the HOW and WHY of this remarkable promise, God points us to verse 11 – NIV.

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart.

Do you hear that? Drink it in. The God of the universe holds us. Cradles us. Carries us close to His heart. This is where the hope of verse 31 is cultivated and our strength is renewed. As 2021 rises up before us, let us recognize where we need to be. In the arms of love. God bless. God keep. May hope abound.

Onward – !    
Brenda

Brenda Jank and the Run Hard. Rest Well team  are thought leaders in the arena of Restorative Wellness. Find additional resources at www.RunHardRestWell.org. Contact us at: brenda@runhardrestwell.org

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3 thoughts on “From My Heart to Yours”

  1. In this time of Covid-19 and severe strain on resources have you considered taking things you have recorded and using them to run the program until the crisis is past? The stuff you now have is great and isn’t going to be boring and will.
    One year of hunkering down could teach us something. We need to remember history. The recession taught how to use what we have wisely and wait for the Lord.

    Reply
    • Chris –

      Spot on – !
      We are taking what we have that is recorded and the Lord is giving it wings.
      Have you seen any of our video series?
      Here’s video #1 https://runhardrestwell.org/resource/video-series/ We are trying to keep the price reasonable.
      $19 for individuals.
      $69 for small groups.
      The Lord is opening up doors and we are trying to faithfull go through each one.
      We are also working on a Video Series for teens called Run the Race.
      Lots of funds are required to do this well – but we believe it will be a resource with national reach.
      We are on our knees and grateful for our partners and prayer warriors.

      Onward!
      Brenda *Brenda Jank* Executive Director 260-239-1297 http://www.runhardrestwell.org

      Champion Rest. Equip Leaders. Change Culture.

      Sign up for *A Rest that Works* seminar or retreat

      Reply
      • Thanks for the chance to view one of your videos.
        My first introduction to you was your 6 week Run Hard Rest well series at St. John’s Lutheran Church Fort Wayne. This is my first anniversary at St John’s. You were an amazing part of what this church’s mission is about. It has brought Healing to a very weary soul in the process of recovery.
        Thank you so much.

        Reply

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