Ministry to widows is a ministry dear to our Lord's heart and one that defines us as Christians:
The Christian who is pure and without fault, from God the Father’s point of view, is the one who takes care of orphans and widows, and who remains true to the Lord—not soiled and dirtied by his contacts with the world. James 1:27, NLT
But as important as we know that ministry is, we often struggle with how to make its application practical in our churches. Fortunately a widow of a fire-fighter, Susan VandePol, took her pain and turned it into a beautiful and extremely helpful resource for others. She contacted me via LinkedIn and shared her e-book: Families of the Fallen. You can download the e-book, by going to the website: http://www.familiesofthefallen.net/
There are two versions of the book, one for Firefighter's families and one for churches.
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Many thanks to Susan for sharing and please, if you have materials like this that I can pass on to the readers and members of Effective Church Communications, send them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lord has given us all different experiences and we can all share and learn from each other.