This blog entry is coming from my parent's house! I didn't realize just how much I missed my family and it is soooo nice to be able to be here. It's just so energizing to sit at the family dinner table and "remember when" with all the stories. I have been blessed with such a wonderful Christian family and the stories can go on for hours and hours and the laughter just gets louder and louder. I thank God for my family and all of the support they have given Monty and I with our mission.
Even though we are supposed to be taking time off when you work for the Lord there is no such thing! The phones keep ringing, the people still need help and the work never ends.
To update you on Faye and Mike's situation. For all of you who have been praying, thank you! Things are about to happen to blow this situation wide open, ready for the Lord to step in and take over! I don't want to give away too much at this point as there are so many things in the wings but just know that your prayers are working and we need you to keep going! I can't help but give you a hint though; you know we are unable to rebuild the existing home but as usual, the Lord always has a better plan. There just "could be?" a new one in the plan?! Keep praying!
We are also awaiting another semi load of furniture to land on the ground and be a blessing to who knows how many people. It was expected a couple of weeks ago and we pray it is on it's way as the need is so great! Keep that in your prayers also!
We will be giving a city wide presentation in a couple of days. So many people do not understand what we are doing, what is really going on and how desperate the situation is. Trying to relate that to others can be a bit more than difficult! And trying to do it in 45 minutes is next to impossible but it's all we've got and we will do the best we can. We have photos and live video to show but somehow, even with words, it won't tell the "real" story, show the "real" lives and the "real" pain and REAL hope! God will enable us to do what He has called us to do, that we trust in!
It also looks as though the month of October is going to be a great one! The volunteers are returning, the heat is lessening and the work will be getting done at a much faster rate. That means the blessings will be flowing even more, if that's possible. For those of you who are planning on coming, we look forward to meeting and working with you and have you become an extended part of our family. As I have said before, your life WILL be changed -- for the better! We thank you for making the commitment and will be keeping you in our prayers for safe travel.
I apologize for the shortness of this entry but we need to get back on the road. We thank you for your faithfulness and will be back with you as soon as possible.
Until the next time .... God bless you all....Susan and Monty