3/4 I was being thanked for going out when there are natural disasters and helping those in need.

I was surprised today when two ladies knocked on my door and said they have a gift for me.  I was confused and they said to read the card and I would understand.  I read the card in disbelief and felt very humbled.  I was being thanked for going out when there are natural disasters and helping those in need.  I mostly work with the Deaf community and people with disabilities.  Sometimes I am taken away from home for months at a time.  This is a passion of mine and feel fulfilled when I can make a difference.  I was also given a box of chocolates and a spa gift card. This sign of appreciation brought me to tears.  I did not know why I was being shown this appreciation when there are so many more people out there more deserving.  I also had a feeling of guilt for receiving such a nice gesture when I was just in Puerto Rico during their worst time and seeing those people struggling just to have food, water and shelter. 

My friend reminded me that I sometimes we just need to accept things ,not feel guilty and just say thank you.    I feel truly blessed to have been recognized and will continue to make a positive change ! 

Bless you and your organization.  Thank you so much to the 12 ordinary women !!!

~Peggy

2/27 Carolina Girls Rock thank you.

On behalf of my business, Carolina Girls Rock Pageant, I thank you for your support. Our organization focuses on building self-esteem and CONFIDENCE in girls by providing training to prepare them for competition. It is our passion to make a memorable difference in their lives. Your thoughtfulness is truly appreciated and your organization really put a smile on someone’s face.

2/24 thank you so much to the 12 EXTRA-Ordinary Women!

Yesterday I received a mystery gift in my mailbox. It was a beautiful little silver necklace with the word "hope" on it, a Target gift card, and the sweetest handwritten card encouraging me in my battle against cancer. It was signed, "12 Ordinary Women" and gave no names. So, I'm hoping that some of those women are on Facebook and will see this, because I want to thank them sincerely for their kindness and their moral support. I can't tell you how much a nice gesture like that does for my spirit. People have been so kind and supportive since my diagnosis, and this is just another example that there are so many good people in the world. So, again, thank you so much to the 12 EXTRA-Ordinary Women!

(I added the extra cause y'all are awesome.)

2/19 thank you

Thank you so much . We have never heard of yall would like to know more about you all if possible how you hear about our story . Thank you so much😇😇😇 Taylor

2/18 Your grand gesture of kindness meant more than you may ever know.

There aren't words to describe how grateful my family and I were to receive such a joyous surprise from your organization over the holidays. As I read the anonymous note that was sent to me, I was overtaken by emotion - I've never felt such an overwhelming sense of love and support. These past several months have brought unbearable pain to my family as we tragically lost my mother-in-law, brother-in law, and a pregnancy, all within a few short weeks of eachother. And aside from the devastating grief we have been trying to work through, my husband and I have been overwhelmed with estate follow-up from states away, all while trying to keep life as normal as possible for our three small children. Your grand gesture of kindness meant more than you may ever know. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart...and know that your selfless kindness made a profound impact on me in a way I hope to pay forward to others in the future.


Sincerely,
Adriana

2/17 Basket arrived at my workplace

I was totally surprised when a basket of love was delivered to my workplace this week. I could not figure out who did this for me until I read the website and what you do for people in need. I cried over this amazing gift basket for the entire week, and I pray that the Lord will continue to help you all to bless others like myself. I am so very thankful that someone out there knew of my need, and is willing and able to help. I am beyond blest and am so thankful for your prayers as well! One day when I am in a better position in life, I would like to be involved to help others like you all have helped me. You make this world a better place, and I want to be a part of that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, God bless!! Melissa 

2/16 Salvadorian Family thank you

Hi this is Ayala's Family from El Salvador. We are Mauro Ayala(56 years old), Reina Ayala(48), Timoteo Ayala(26), Jonatan Ayala(22) and Cristian Ayala(20). First of all we want to say: "MUCHAS GRACIAS / THANK YOU" For making our dream come true. We have always dream to visit Universal Studios as a family but we know is expensive and after we purchased the fly tickets we run out of money so we had to let go of that dream but God had something different planned for us. When we were packing our bags we received an email from our friends the Sterchi's and on the email they wrote: Guy's we received an anonymus letter from this group called "12 Ordinary Women" with $600 for your ticket to Universal Studios. At the beginning we couldn't believe what we were reading (we were in shock) but then we realized about what was happening and we couldn't stop our tears from falling from our eyes and at that very moment we fall on our knees and we thanked the lord for using this 12 EXTRAORDINARY women. Now let me tell you that we went to Universal studios yesterday February 15th and it was AMAZING. We want to write our personal thanks message:
Mauro Ayala: The Lord has been so good to us...and you have been part of how He showed His great love. My wife and I, meet Kent and Michelle Sterchi in El Salvador, during a missionary trip that they did in 2017. The have been an outstanding blessing for us, from this day, and they shared about this testimony of your offering for our dreamed time here in Orlando. Staying in their home is like stay in our own home. Now, because we are a pastoral family, dealing with financial challenges as many of our friends in the pastoral ministry in El Salvador. So, for my sons to come to Orlando to Universal Studios Park, was a real dream, from their early years as children. Now Jonatan has been called to be a missionary with YWAM and Aaron to be part of our pastoral team, Timothy is called to be Psalmist, finishing his college in El Salvador this year to be graduated, so this experience as family, that they were waiting for a long long time, is a special time as family. For us as family, that now our son's ways are taking their own calling path, is more significant. Many times, as pastor, I was neglecting fun time as family, not just because of thinking, but many times because of the lack of finances...so the Lord used you to show us how important is to spend time , having fun as family, and with this memories we will be, renewed for serving our lovely Father. So dear "12 Ordinary Women" with tears in our eyes, we were reading about your vision and love for the Lord and for His people, and we want to say : THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! We will be always with a great gratitude to the Lord and to your ministry.

Reina Ayala: "12 ordinary women" Thank You a lot to all of you! you can't imagine how blessed my family have been because of you! God bless you all brave women for making all of this possible! My family enjoyed this experience and we will never forget it! you made me cry and laugh! my heart almost explode of happiness. A thousand thanks to you. We love you! God bless you all.

Timoteo Ayala: "12 ordinary women" God Bless you!! Thank you for this blessing we had a blast at universal. Me and my brother enjoyed every ride. We went to island of adventure so one of my favorite ride's was the Harry Potter's ride. I scream, laughed and i was so happy that my whole family was smiling and having fun and all of that couldn't have been possible without your help so i will be forever grateful for your generosity towards my family and me. If you ever go to El Salvador please send us an email we would like to thank you in person. We don't know you but we love you with the love of God. Gracias Mujeres de Dios.

Jonatan Ayala: The day we went to Universal Studios as a family was heavenly. Im so grateful that God used you as a ministry to be a response to our prayers; He is always faithful and His love is always being reflected in so many creative ways as this one. The day we found out about your noble act, we couldnt hold our tears of happiness and excitement. Im sure God will multiply everything you have done for us and His kingdom. Wish I could hug you and tell you how thankful I am in person, but for now I hope letters are enough to express it.

Cristian Ayala: Thank you so much for everything you did for us, with that money we bought our tickets to Universal Studios, it was the first time we visit it and we had a BLAST! we have some awesome experiences and unforgettable memories. It was the perfect situation to gather the family since we star to split up, my brothers are going to different countries to study and my parents and I are staying in El Salvador so this was like our "Goodbye" or a "See you later". Words are not enough to express my gratitude, I pray to God asking him to bless you and give you more than what you gave to us, what you did was a message from God saying "I know what you wanted and I'm taking good care of you" it was a confirmation form God.

Your Salvadorian Family.
Ayala's Family
Blessings :)

2/15 Murfreesboro TN thank you.

We just want to say a HUGE thank you to the Murfreesboro, TN group of 12 Ordinary Women for their gift to Possibility Place!! This is such a blessing to us! We are a small nonprofit day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are trying to change and enrich lives, and the gift we just received will certainly help us do exactly that!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Many Blessings,
Sonya Craig
Possibility Place Director

1/26 You helped with my daughter’s day care bill!!!

I would start by saying THANK YOU . My name is Diamonique and I Received a blessing from you! This is Sapphire  and she's say THANK YOU!

Today after dropping my baby at daycare, the director stopped me to talk about my account . First she tells me that we were way over due and needed to make final payments or we would have to take our daughter out until we could catch up with payments . Of course I'm becoming upset because I know that lately we have been struggling to keep with all of our bills and child care was the one that cost the most . She then tells me that someone came in to pay 425 of the tuition which brought my balance down significantly!  All I could do was think "is she joking right now?" I have no idea who you  are or what you do but all I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I am beyond grateful of you and my family and I could not say Thank you enough ! You are truly God's favor and he I pray that he continues to BLESS YOU AS WELL ! I could not wait to spread this testimony to my friends and family . The faith and abundance of God is everywhere and more so he's in YOU! Thank you and may you have a blessed day!