Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thanks to Lancaster Chapel!!!

On Jan. 10, 2010 Terri invited Penny and I to share about our Garden Project to the youth at Lancaster. The afternoon was wonderful with meaningful questions and good fellowship. We were invited back to share with the entire congregation because the youth wanted to put on a breakfast to support us. On April 10, the youth at Lancaster Chapel worked so hard to show they wanted to be apart of this act of love. I will never forget the time with so many that morning, God was so present flowing through us. I LOOK FORWARD to doing the Lords work with that group for years to come. MAN, that was such a great time.
Then Penny handed me a card, I said the money is an extension of themselves, like an arm to help us. WOW!! I couldn't believe! Thank you so much to the youth of all ages at Lancaster.

FT.Wayne Rescue Mission: Pastor Jay

As I spoke to several youth Pastor Jay appeared out of nowhere as part of the group, it took my breath away. I said, " him, that man there, he's the reason I'm here", and repeated words I'd spoke minutes before. Wow! I knew Jay was coming yet, as it played out it was clear that this was no accident, or coincidence but planned. Hearing Pastor Jays voice as part of the homeless made the morning more spiritual. No great meaningful moment jumps out at me, just being with Jay surrounded by people with such a need for love. How several expressed that has carried over to this week. Pastor Jays presence added validity to my words and actions as I show them I care enough to show I care on a daily basis. Thank you Pastor Jay!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arctic Village 2010

Well, I guess we will spend the summer in Arctic Village after all. Heidi Rader ask us to please spend one more growing season (at least) in the village before moving on to other villages. Telling us that so many people are watching this effort from so many villages saying "if they can succeed in Arctic Village, we can do this". So we will spend another summer with our friends in this spectacular place.
Things are pretty good locally right now. It would be easy to say " I do enough" I don't need to put my life and callings on hold to travel so far and live so harshly. It's not about me, it's what I'm to do right now to fulfill God's plan for me. If I do that everything else will fall into place.