A special birthday celebration
James and Lauren lost a child last year, and last month they celebrated what would have been her first birthday with a day of service at Mission Arlington®. Their family came with balloons and gave back to
the community in memory of this sweet baby.
They wanted everyone to know that in the midst of difficult times, you can still have a purpose in live. You can still make a difference in this world.
The Bible does not teach that when we follow Christ we will not suffer. In fact, the Bible says we should expect it. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
We should praise God when we suffer. He comforts us and allows us to be a light to others.
We are honored that James and Lauren chose service here to celebrate their child. We pray that people’s lives would be changed through their testimony because of this little one.