Today is the Last Day: Help us Start the Year Ready- Shades of Grace | Natalie Nichols

Today is the Last Day: Help us Start the Year Ready

Help us Start the Year Ready

I want to thank you for your generous support of Shades of Grace this year — and remind you that today is the last day to give and receive a 2017 tax deduction.

Thank You!

First, let me say thank you! I’ve seen the result of your generosity this year as lives were changed from the inside out — by the life of Christ and the Truth of His Word. I’ve felt the impact of your prayers as God opened doors for us to reach people in unprecedented ways. Please know how deeply grateful I am for your faithful support of this ministry.

As I celebrated Christmas, it was impossible to ignore the dramatic contrast between the beauty and joy of the season and the unfathomable pain in so many people’s lives.

My heart ached for the families of those who were killed and the survivors who were traumatized in the mass shootings in Sutherland Springs and Las Vegas…. I thought about the families who had no homes in which to gather over the holidays due to the devastating fires and hurricanes….

And then there are those you and I know personally — the teenager whose Mom is in the final stages of cancer … the wife whose husband died in a tragic accident … the loved one who received a terrifying diagnosis … the friend struggling with depression.

All around us people are enduring pain and heartache. And for them, the holidays magnify their suffering.

God’s Word Comforts the Hurting

But the wonder of this season is that the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us!

John 1:14 declares the good news:

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

And it is the Word of God that comforts the hurting:

“This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life” (Psalm 119:50).

Day in and day out, your partnership is helping bring this comfort to people enduring indescribable affliction.

That’s what Shades of Grace was founded to do — bring God’s comfort, the Living and written Word, to those who are hurting. And with your continued support that’s what we’re going to keep doing.

Help us Start the Year Ready

Beloved, just as I am bold in presenting the hope of God’s Word to others, I am going to be bold in asking for your help today. 

With the New Year upon us and so many people in need of a fresh touch from God, I’d like to ask you to please consider helping us start the year off right — ready to help them. In fact, our year-end need is $20,000.

Would you take a minute right now to:

  1. Pray for God’s provision for our year-end need.
  2. Give as He prompts.

With your year-end gift of $30, $50, $100 or more, we’ll finish the year strong and reach thousands more lives with the comfort of God’s Word in 2018… touching people in desperate need of hope and encouragement.

What friends like you can provide by year’s end will determine how much we can do together in the coming year to impact lives for Christ.

Thank you for your prayers and gifts, which send the light and comfort of God’s Word to the corners of the earth: “In the beginning was the Word…In him was life, and that life was the light of men.”

May God bless you richly in the coming year!

Thanking God for You,


Natalie Nichols

P.S. Your online donation must be made by 11:59 p.m. tonight to be eligible for a 2017 tax deduction. Mailed gifts must be post-marked in December for them to be considered tax-deductible for 2017, and there is no mail service today as it is Sunday. If you would like a 2017 tax deduction for your gift, please give to Shades of Grace online.

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