Thank you God for inviting us to serve you in MEANS ministry. It has always been a great privilege to us.
Thank you for sending dedicated and faithful volunteers to MEANS. And for their steadfastness through the years.
Thank you God for the MEANS volunteers – for expressing their love to you by their generosity, not only in giving their time, sharing the skills that you have gifted them with, but also for sharing their financial resources as they serve you in MEANS, being generous in giving to the missionaries and the needy.
Thank you for the way that our volunteers have given the leadership of MEANS the freedom and space to make decisions of what projects to do and who to support in the mission field. They have always trusted us to do the right thing, being patient in carrying with us the weight of the ministry and forgiving the mistakes that we have made.
Thank you God for the hospitality of our volunteers, for housing the MEANS office, for opening their homes to missionaries and friends who visit MEANS each year, for their open hearts and open hands in accepting even strangers in their midst.
Thank you God for giving us volunteers who are sensitive to one another, forgiving and loving one another, and accepting one another.
Thank you Lord for giving us the assurance that as we serve you with what is in our hands, no matter how small, as long as we give it to you willingly and with all our hearts, you will accept the offering, and use it to bless others as well.
On this Thanksgiving Day, may our hearts be filled with joy, knowing that we have a God who is good, faithful, and unchangeable, a God who we can utterly trust because You have demonstrated Your love for us, when you sent your Son, our Lord Jesus to die for us. Thank you for “rescuing us from the dominion of darkness and bringing us into the kingdom of your beloved Son.” (Colossians 1:13, NIV)
Now, Lord, this Thanksgiving Day, as an expression of our gratitude, we dedicate ourselves anew to you to serve you. Strengthen us to love you with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. Enable us to love our neighbors, as well. May you be glorified in all that we say and do. Amen!