August Thank You
"The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning.
It's time to sing your song again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.
Bless the Lord, oh, my soul, oh my soul, worship his holy name,
Sing like never before, Oh my soul, I'll worship his holy name.
You're rich in love and you're slow to anger
Your name is great and your heart is kind.
For all your goodness I will keep on singing;
10,000 reasons for my heart to find."
These words echoed through the halls and over the hills of Hopetown for the past three months. It was a song we sang almost every night—with 179 children grades two through 12. It was a rich, rich summer. God moved in ways we never would have expected in the lives of these children. He met them—he met us with all of his goodness to offer healing and hope. And we recently received this reminder from a parent of one of the campers...
"We've been a part of the Daystar family for the past 3 years. While we have moved away I know that the teachings and the foundation that my daughter received will forever live in her heart. Thanks for teaching her the love of worship...thanks for teaching her the assurance and goodness found in all that God created her to be...thanks for giving her a strong voice. Just wanted to say thanks...we will miss you this school year but will sing 10,000 Blessings for all that you do!"
We stand with this parent in her gratitude, for you. Thank you for your investment in our summer. Thank you for your prayers and help to sponsor the children who were a part of Hopetown. As we close our summer, we count you as one of our 10,000 reasons.