Friday, May 30, 2008

One less source

Strange looking creature isn't it! They are some kind of mushroom that is growing like weeds down here. They are fun to watch as they change each day. Amazing things grow in swamps!

Today was the day of the week when cases go to the funding table. This is the weekly meeting where cases are presented and the funding is requested. As I have said before, getting all of the paperwork ready is quite a process and then putting it in the format required for funding is another process.

We did get some tough news yesterday -- one of the funding sources we used has run out of funds! That's always difficult to hear. It now makes it impossible for us to help those families that were renters at the time of the storm and purchased a home afterwards that had been damaged by the storm. Telling someone we cannot help them is one of the most difficult things we have to do. Our prayer is that some other source of funding will come through. One thing we have learned is that this disaster ministry is constantly changing. You couldn't write a book if you tried. Prayer! Prayer! Prayer! And of course we appreciate any and all prayers from all of you!

For now, we keep going forward. I came in to the office finding another list of people to call back. The calls keep coming and we will keep helping. We will tap every single resource we can, we will reach as far as we can, we will continue to help -- God WILL provide! He promised and I stand on those promises!

Over this weekend and count your blessings!

Until next time . . . Susan and Monty

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