S: Sandra..You have touched so many hearts!
FC: Sandra You Have Touched So Many Hearts
1: "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him saying 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, Or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you have done it to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me.'" Matthew 25:35-40
2: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations" Jeremiah 1:5 | He already knew how many hearts you would touch!
3: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:29
4: "And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
5: "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
6: "My mom is the strongest person I know. She puts others before herself every single day. I love her so much and I don't know what I would do without her." Ellen | "Mom, You have touched my heart in so many ways. You never gave up on me because you always saw the person I could be and you wanted what was best for me. I know I don't tell you this alot but I want you to know I love you." Diana | "Sandy, Many years ago, you caught my eye... and then you captured my heart. Now you have touched my soul. Love, Mark"
7: "Sandy, You have touched so many hearts in your lifetime. Just in the years you have been in my life, you have touched mine and my family's. Your kind and generous spirit has been a great inspiration to all of us. We love you!" Mark | "Grandma, You've touched my heart by the warmth you bring to everyone in our family. I love that you always have a way of making us happy. Love, Jessica" | "Grandma, You just being in my life has made me the happiest grandson ever. Without you, my life would be boring. And without you I wouldn't be the way I am. Love, Isiah"
8: "Sandy, First, I just want to thank you for being such an amazing God-gifted Godmother to me. You never give up on me. You always tell me how you feel about the decisions I make and you are always by my side. Second, thank you for helping me find my mom and wonderful family. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be in this family. Thank you so much for being the amazing, loving person that you are. I love you so much." Tyler | "Sandy, You have shown me how to be kind to others by being there for me. You have simply given the message to me, told me to think positive and keep on the right track; even though I don't do it all the time. You taught me to show love to God by showing love to others. I love you, Sandra." Casey
9: "Sandy, You are a beautiful example of a Godly woman. Thank you for your devotion to fulfilling God's plan for your life. You're an inspiration to all around you. Keep smiling the wonderful, cheerful smile!" Maggie | "Sandra, Thanks for being there during the most chaotic and traumatic time in my life. Had you not been there and been so strong, I never would have made it. You are a Rock built on a firm foundation. You have the heart of a Lion and are as fierce. You have touched my life more than you will ever know. I love you...Colleen"
10: "Sandy has truly been an inspiration to me. She has been through such loss and knew exactly how I felt and what I was going through. Sandy has always been there for me whenever I needed to talk. Sandy is the most selfless person I know...even sometimes to a fault. She doesn't think twice about helping someone in need. What a wonderful sister-in-law I have! Love you," Susie | "Sandy, Thank God for people like you that will go to prisons and let them hear the word of God, and what they see in you. I thank you for being a friend to me..Christmas and Thanksgiving I know I have a home to go to with people that love me., and I love them" May
11: "To one of the most loving and giving people I know. Thanks for saying "yes" to the REC and all you do to show God's love to everyone. I am blessed to love you as a good friend." Robbie | "Sandy, You have always been an inspiration to me spiritually. The trials you face and endure are seemingly daunting, but you use your tremendous faith to weather the storm and persevere. I will forever admire you for that. I am humbled to call you a friend. God bless you and your untiring spiritual work." Bill
12: "You have such a sweet spirit! Thanks for all you do for the Kingdom. You are a humble servant. Love ya" Trish | "Sandra, You are such a spiritual inspiration to so many people. Your kind, sweet spirit has touched my life so often and you are so fun to hang out with! Your invitations to holiday and family gatherings make me feel so special and loved. Thank you for the awesome work you do for our Lord. Love you, Sheri" | "Hi Sandy. Theresa and I have been so blessed over the years to have known you and Mark. I am always amazed at not only the amount of "extra cirricular" things you do for our Lord, but the zeal with which you do them. You are an inspiration to me. Whether it's at church, at a restaurant or on the golf course, you brighten the lives of all of us around you! Thanks Sandy, for your Christian example. Your brother in Christ, Russ"
13: "Sandy has a wonderful gift of leadership, hospitality and love with a take charge spirit. Sandy's Christian journey is now a walk, it is an enthusiastic marathon of energy. She reminds me of the servant to whom the master gave five talents and who returned five more. She is willing to do almost anything as a servant for Jesus Christ, and has such a compassion for those who are down and out, never giving up in helping them in their time of need. Sandy and Mark are forever my friends, and I will always cherish all that they've done to enrich my life. In Christian Love, Jim" | "Sandy, You are one of the most precious women I know. Not everyone would give me the shirt off their back. I love you so much and look forward to serving with you again. I am praying for you, my friend. Love, Jackie B."
14: "Sandy was there in my life in the most important way possible. She was a mother figure when I needed it most. I had 2 very young children and needed direction. She taught me to make sure God was included every step of the way. I thank God every day for my blessings." Naomi | "Sandy is one of a kind! A truly caring, loving and giving servant. When I became a member of St Marks, Sandy was one of the first to welcome me and I soon came to understand why everybody loved her. From serving on committees to hosting my daughter's wedding shower, Sandy always puts others first. A true role model in Christian love." Wendy
15: "Sandy, I'm so excited Lisa asked 'how Sandy touched your life." You are an inspiration to me! You have faced so much hardship and difficulty with the grace and love of Jesus Christ in your heart and in your words. You truly let your light shine and shine on others it does!! It makes me think "I want what she has." You are a giving and loving individual, a true servant of God. You are a great mom..there are times we all doubt that what we are doing or saying is the right thing..but somehow God pulls us through those tough times, always walking beside us, gently guiding us (and yes, we all have times we want to bail and run away screaming). He never said it would be easy, just said "I will never leave you or forsake you." I am so blessed by you. I thank God for you and your friendship and I pray that he blesses you as you have blessed so many others. Love, Theresa"
16: "Sandy, Sensitive, smart and spirit-filled Awesome Christian Nifty Neighbor Devoted wife, mother, sister, friend 'Yall Come"attitude that is welcoming to everyone! You are an inspiration to all of us. We know God feels blessed that you are leading this important endeavor. Blessings and Best Wishes, Kyle, Susan, Patrick and Emily" | "Sandy, I am blessed by your superior example! You serve your family. You share the gospel to the lost. You protect the weak. You are passionate. You have great faith and confidence in our Lord. And you are a well dressed, skilled business woman:) You are a modern day Proverbs 31 woman! Blessed to be your sister, Lisa"
17: "There is no way that I can dismiss how God has used Sandy to put me in touch with people sho could help me gain further healing in my life. I am so thankful for Sandy in my life and I praise God for her." Lynda | "Hi Sandy, What a blessing you are to all you touch. We know that the REC prison ministry will be blessed by your leadership. Carol and I feel so fortunate to have you as a friend. We have enjoyed the many times we have worked together at church and the times we have played together at various social activities. Sandy, we want you to know how much your loving spirit has affected our lives, and how special your expression of the love of Christ has been for us, and we know many others. We just love you bunches. Joy and Carol"
18: "Sissy, I hope, as you look through this book, you get a glimpse of the impact you have made in so many lives. You have allowed the Holy Spirit to use you in a very powerful way...changing the lives and hearts of many, many people. I think about all the challenges you and I have faced together, and I know that God knew what he was doing by making us sisters. I want you to know, you are not only my sister, but my very best friend. I also know, that when you get to heaven, he will smile real big and say "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Please know how much you are loved by so many..but especially me." Lisa
19: "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace: Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light: and where there is sadness, joy; Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life."