Dear Merkel Church of Christ,  I want to tell all of you from the bottom of my heart thank you for the gift card that was sent to me and my family. I can’t tell you enough how much that means to me. Thank you for supporting me and my family during the past 5 years and loving us when we didn’t love ourselves. I feel like I will always have a home in Merkel and all of you are dearly missed. I have never been involved in a church where the members care for each other like family. All your love and kindness has truly touched my heart and I will forever be a changed person. The children and I are slowly adapting to city life. We have found a church home and are beginning to blossom. All 3 kids are enjoying their schools and I am loving my job. I am so fulfilled each day because I get to show God’s love an acceptance to everyone that walks through the doors. It is true what they say about doing what you love for a living, “If you love what you do you never have to work a day in your life.” I keep all of you in my prayers and I hope everyone is well. We will be down to visit soon.

Jonilee and Kids