Words can hardly express what I felt as I read "100 Things the Church Is Doing Right" in your November 17 issue. I was inspired as I read that real people, who have a strong, vibrant love for others generated by the Savior's love for them, are all over this sin-saturated planet making a real difference in so many lives! Your cover feature proves yet again that hearing God's message is wonderful, because "faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word"; but it also proves just as certainly that faith comes by seeing the message when it's lived by people created in God's image. I find it hard not to weep when I see firsthand the difference a relationship with Jesus can make. There is no better way to reclaim lives than to get the church involved, as you so convincingly show in your contemporary example of the hundredfold return.

John H. Busser
Malachi Ministries
Minneapolis, Minn.

* I especially appreciated the balance of evangelism/social action represented by your choices. In a time when much of evangelicalism seems to be in a defensive posture towards the secular world, these "light" stories provide a much needed reminder that God is still changing the world through his people. My only regret—as a New Englander—is that you didn't manage to locate anything good happening in New England. I assure you that God is working here as well, doing powerful things through the churches in our region.

Paul Borthwick
Lexington, Mass.

* I commend you on a most inspirational issue! It's the first time in years that I've read an entire issue of a magazine from cover to cover in one sitting. I was moved to tears before I got through #1.

Stella Penner
Edmonton, Alta., Canada

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