Christmas Gift Away Recipient #9: Ruth D from Lynden!
Nominator Kathy shares this about Ruth:
Ruth is the most selfless and generous person I know. Her whole heart and life are focused on loving others as Jesus does. I have known her for the last ten years now, and she has shown compassion, kindness, grace, wisdom, love, and generosity to so many people, including me, in a multitude of ways. She has served in many capacities in her church, as well as in her community. Anyone who knows Ruth knows these things about her. She counsels young women, feeds the hungry, and gives of her time in a myriad of ways, most of the time secretly.
I often find things out by happenstance that she has been involved in, helping others in significant ways (finding housing, marriage counseling, referrals for jobs, and the list goes on). She is hospitable, opening her home to visitors of all sorts. When I was going through a very difficult time in my life seven years ago, Ruth and her family invited me into their home, almost a stranger. They welcomed me wholeheartedly as family, and we have been that way ever since, faithfully helping me in any way they can.
I admire the depth of her heart, spiritual insight and her deep love and reverence for the Lord. I especially want to nominate my dear Ruth for this prize right now because she is going to school full time to earn her Master’s degree in order to be able to help others. The house she and her family have been living in for the past four years has been sold, and they have been needing to find an affordable home for themselves and a friend who lives with them. Since they are relying on one income right now, I know that this prize pack would be a tremendous and much-appreciated blessing to Ruth and her family. It’s my desire to see her honored as the loving, caring and generous person that she is. Truly, I know a lot of generous people, and she takes the prize!
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