®International Charitable Fund "GIFT OF LIFE"


  • The Way It Is

    We’re writing this on July 4th and celebrating 246 years of USA independence. Ukraine has been free only since 1991, though it’s been fighting for it for 1100 years. Ukraine has its own distinct language and culture and, like so many other nations, it just wants to live in peace. But, as we know, “You […]

  • A Test of Faith

    “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day…No harm will overtake you; no disaster will come near your tent” Ps 91:5, 10. Passages like this are why the Bible says we need to “walk by faith, not by sight.” How can we believe that “no harm will overtake […]

  • A Miracle of Generosity

    Gift of Life (GoL) gives people without access to healthcare in Ukraine, balm and healing, in the name of Jesus. We help children without dental care to have it, give them toothbrushes and toothpaste and lessons in how to use them.

  • Partners in the Gospel Bring Light to Dark Places

    Partners in the Gospel Bring Light to Dark Places   Have you ever prayed for someone you read about in this newsletter? Ever sent a contribution to our ministry? Then we thank you for what St. Paul called “your partnership in the gospel” (Phil 1:5). Just as Thoughts of Faith’s supporters are partners in the […]

  • Priceless

    Cigarette packs now have a photo you can’t ignore instead of a warning you will ignore. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

  • When Disaster Becomes a Blessing

    It looks like COVID-19 has not only become the “defining phenomenon of 2020 but will probably move into 2021. It cannot be called a crisis anymore as “crisis” is something urgent. Covid-19 has already become a lifestyle. Social distancing, wearing a mask, and the absence of mass meetings cannot surprise us anymore.

  • “The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same”

    As the rain and snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth…so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11   Some things […]

  • Great Changes During a Great Lent

    “Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25: 4-5) After a busy night as a district policeman on call, I hoped for some rest in the morning, but I […]

  • Another month of Saturdays

    «This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.» Psalm 118:24     A month of Sundays is a long time. But a month (or more) of Saturdays seems absolutely endless! If you don’t have a job which requires working on Saturdays, there are hundreds of things to […]

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