Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. — Ephesians 3:20-21
We spent spring break in Guatemala and had an amazing week working with a team from Oak Grove Baptist in Maryland. The team put in 8 stoves, provided much needed shoes for some people in San Mateo, shared the Gospel and love of Jesus, fed around 100 kids and built some relationships. I am always so humbled to be in the villages where people with so little find a way to make things work and never complain about what they don’t have. I see kids with bleeding sores from no shoes or shoes that don’t fit and rub their heels raw yet they smile as they play soccer. There are not video games, toys are scarce, clothes are often tattered, no running water, limited electricity and poverty but they still smile and want to play and just have someone love on them and give them some attention. It’s easy to love them.
We can’t wait to get back as soon as school ends. We know it will be pretty much non stop with teams coming in continually all summer but look forward to the chaos and excitement of what we get to watch God do. We are going to need God’s provision to do it. As I sent out a plea for help before spring break for help, I also have to send one out now for the summer. This verse in Ephesians is what I hold onto for God’s provision. We are counting on Him to provide as we know that it is His plan for us to be back for the summer. We have an awesome group of individuals and our church Northstar that have committed to financially support us on a regular basis but we have been short on our goal for our budget and had been covering some expenses out of pocket and we can no longer do that. I know that God doesn’t want us in credit debt and we want to be good stewards in regards to money issues.
God is using this transitional time in our lives as a time of “pruning” for me. I know that I have faith issues when it comes to finances. I’ve always worked and never depended on anyone other than Jim to support ourselves. God has been gracious and for several years while we weren’t rich by most people’s standards we were comfortable in that if the kids needed something we could usually afford to get it or help someone else that might need it every now and then. Now we are dependent of God to provide and since we are out of the country part of the year getting full time employment has not been an option. I have been blessed to get hired at Target for the holiday season and for some reason they seem to like me and asked me to stay on and have been amazing in working with me being out of the country so I will be able to return there when we come back in country part-time and I may be working another part-time job as well when we return, I’m trusting God with that as well. He has been completely faithful and provided right on time. Of course, if it were up to me I’d like to be able to take care of everything at once but I see the wisdom in God’s plan as well. It is humbling to have to ask for monetary help and reminds me where our provision comes from and to be accountable for every cent. God always does this in amazing ways that I know can come only from Him. He uses His children to bless each other so that we can point to Him and give Him the credit.
I believe that God is leading me into an area outside of my comfort zone in ministering particularly to the women in the villages where we will be working this summer. I am not gifted in this area but I am willing to be obedient to whatever God asks and am praying for God to equip me for this. I know from experience that if I am willing God will show me some things beyond my imagination. We will need to buy plane tickets soon which is our major expense right now so we are in need of your support and while you may not be able to support us regularly even a small 1 time donation would be so much appreciated for us to continue with this ministry. I am thanking God now for what and how He will provide and believe that He is able to do abundantly more than I can ever image and pray that His work is done in and through us for His glory. If you can’t donate please just pray for provision and for us to keep focused on what God wants first.
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I love all of you and thank you for taking time to read this.—–Beth