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The Clouse Family

April 2018

Dear Church Family,

         Deputy Jacob Pickett, 34, lost his life in early March after chasing suspects        connected to a case of probation violation.  Pickett was the first Boone County (Indiana) officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1935.  According to the         Indianapolis Star, Pickett was a five-year veteran of the sheriff’s office and led the department’s K-9 team.  Pickett left behind a wife and two young children.

Malachi Fronczak, a 6 year old boy in that same county, heard of what happened and wanted to do something to help that family.  So with the help of his parents, Malachi started "Malachi's Magnificent Lemonade" stand.  On the weekend of March 9th, Malachi's lemonade stand raised over $7,000 for Officer Pickett's   family.  Regarding Malachi's desire to help this family, his family Jason said, "It's wonderful.  Anytime your kids have a big heart, want to serve others, I think it’s important as a parent to support that. It’s great to see him out wanting to do that.”  It is the apostle Paul who writes in Galatians 6:6-7 - "A man sows what he reaps... whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."  Malachi's act of generous kindness inspired so many others to do the same.  As Christians, our decision to sow kindness in the lives of others might actually inspire fellow believers to be sowers too.  Just remember that the kindness we choose to sow will always reap a great blessing in God's Kingdom.  God bless!


                                                   In Christian love, Brad




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