A Message of Hope
On Friday October 1, 2010, Cheryl McGuinness will visit Bellefonte Area High School. For those of you that don't know, Cheryl is the widow of Tom McGuinness who was the co-pilot of American Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. She has a tremendous story of hope and faith to share with our community.
Cheryl is a born-again Christian who only through the grace of God was able to overcome the devastation of 9/11 on a personal level. Although the event has affected and changed all of our lives, Cheryl can identify with it as few others can. For anyone that might be in or around Central Pennsylvania on that evening, I invite you to come.
It is the desire of Lifegate Baptist Church to share Jesus Christ with our community through Cheryl's testimony. I would ask you to pray much for that evening as the people of Bellefonte and surrounding communities will have the opportunity to accept Christ as their personal Savior on that night.
Cheryl will also present a special Women's Day Out on Saturday, October 2 at our church. She'll continue to share her message of hope over brunch, games, and singing. Again I would deeply appreciate your prayers.We would love to see many of the unchurched in our area come to Christ and in the process make Lifegate their home church.
For those that don't know Cheryl's story you can find more information at her website, www.beautybeyondtheashes.com. God has truly done an amazing work in her life and has called her to share it whenever and wherever possible.
If God can take Cheryl through the fire to find beauty beyond the ashes, I'm sure He can do that for us as well. We just need to look to Him and perhaps more importantly, trust Him completely. There are no circumstances that exist that God can't lift us above. So don't be under the circumstances. Rise above them.