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“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for He has anointed me to bring Good News …” ~ Luke 4:18

Come to PraiseCharlotte.com each Wednesday to get my Sunshine Report, good news from the nation and the Charlotte-metro region. Get the Sunshine Report delivered directly to you by texting Sunshine to 23088 from your mobile phone.

Behind The Billboard: One Man’s Calling From God We all know that God has called us to spread the Good News.  Daily we should be sharing our testimonies of how God has brought is over, through and around trials and tribulations all in an effort to bring them closer to God.  One Missouri millionaire is taking this calling to a higher level – literally.

Bryan Brand has spent more than 20 years erecting billboards directing people to God. See the billboards and read more.

Holiday Service Opportunities: As the holiday season approaches let us think about those that are less fortunate.  Here’s an opportunity for you to give back.

The Harvest Center of Charlotte seeks volunteers to assist with them this holiday season. Individuals, families, churches, corporate groups and other organizations are welcome to help with the Harvest Center’s Thanksgiving (November 22 & 23) and Christmas Celebrations (December 20 & 21). For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities at The Harvest Center email serve@theharvestcenter.org or call 704.333.4280.

Learn more about The Harvest Center – www.theharvestcenter.org.

Other ways to serve at The Harvest Center:

•  Adopt a family for Thanksgiving Dinner or Christmas Gifts

•  Donate:

  • Holiday decorations
  • Wrapped plastic ware
  • Turkey and Hams
  • Wrapped gifts for children of all ages
  • Stockings
  • Door ornaments
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts for men, women and children
  • Luggage on wheels
  • Blankets
  • Socks
  • Thermals
  • Gloves
  • Toiletries
  • Underwear
  • Hats
  • Sweaters
  • Coats
Inspirational Vitamin: Grace and Mercy A few weeks ago I went and had II Corinthians 12:9 tattooed on my back.  When my uncle saw it he asked me to recite the scripture:

9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (NIV)

After I recited the scripture my uncle asked: “What’s the difference between grace and mercy.”

Read the response.

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