The Ultimate Act of Love

Valentine’s Day – L O V E Day

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, great family, dear friends and my furry Valentine Mick :), however the greatest thing on my mind today is our Cross Point team over in Kolkata, India.  They are being love in ways that go far beyond anything Hallmark ever dreamed up.

These guys are love in action.  This Valentine’s Day, they are the ultimate act of love.

An open letter to our Cross Point team in India:

Cross Point team,

I’m so proud of you guys!  I know that this trip is stretching you in ways you never dreamed possible.

Curry… lots of it.  Roaches.  Smells.  Cold showers.  Hot, dry, dusty days.  More curry.

Smiles.  Grateful hearts.  Little hands that want to hold yours.  Little feet that want to follow you.

Take in every moment.  Every painful one.  Every joyful one.  Let your heart feel.  Collide with the tension of extreme poverty and unexplainable hope.

You are walking hope!  Be hope to the precious faces you encounter.  Push past the tiredness, the illness and the emotional toil and love these people for this moment.  You are literally breathing Christ’s love to them.  As you give of everything you have, receive their gratefulness.  As you reflect God’s love to them, see His love reflected in their eyes.

This moment will mark you.  It will change you (if you let it).  Your experiences there will be seared into your memory and you will never be the same.

Thank you for loving, for serving, for giving your time and your resources to love others.  Thank you for being the church.  Thank you for being the ultimate act of love this Valentine’s Day.

I’m so proud of you and I’m praying for you every single day!

With so much love and gratefulness,


** You can see more from our India team’s journeys at Pete’s blog

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  • Pete Wilson February 14, 2011  

    Thanks Jenni. I’m so thankful to be a part of a church that understands the importance of reaching out around the world!!

  • brandiandboys February 14, 2011  

    well said, jenni! so proud of that team.

  • Laurie February 14, 2011  

    Thanks, Jenni! It has been an amazing trip. It’s hard to explain the beauty in the childrens faces against the backdrop of their lives. This is a life changing experience for certain. Thank you all for the prayers and love. We cherish each one!

  • Susie a. February 14, 2011  

    Thanks Jenni!! It has truly been an amazing trip thus far. Blessed beyond meager to be apart of this inaugural trip. Will pass on your words and prayers to the rest of the team!!