This week’s blog takes us back over 7 years to the “Cheryl Said” part of the Summer 2010 newsletter:
I was thinking today about how many people in today’s world really don’t want to be INCONVENIENCED. It is not always convenient to take a CPO girl to the doctor, or just listen on the phone to the dark valley she’s going through. It is often inconvenient to bring a fruit tray up to the church or sit with a girl during Support Group. It is never convenient to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the hospital and support a girl during her labor and birth. And yet, the volunteers at CPO do these things over and over with a loving heart. Why is that? I believe it is because they have Jesus in their hearts.
It always reminds me of Sister Haskell in Chadron, Nebraska. Her daughter, Sheryl Ann, invited me to “Kid’s Crusade” at the little white clapboard Assembly of God Church when I was 9. I know that wasn’t convenient. She must have picked up 6 of us, and the boys were just awful. They squirmed and wiggled and giggled at the people going down to pray at the altar. Sister Haskell gave them a few stern looks but went right on praying for people. I had been in church all of my life, but I went home and told my mom that this was “real church.” I asked Jesus to come into my heart, and my life has never been the same. I thank God daily that Sister Haskell was INCONVENIENCED.
Please remember that you are “God with skin on” for our girls. They will never forget your acts of kindness. Thank you so much to each one of you who are, over and over again, willing to set aside the schedule you had planned for your day to minister instead to a hurting girl.
In His Service,
Cheryl J Bauman.