God continually reminded the Israelites to set markers to remind them of their journey.
I Samuel 7:12
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen.
He named it Ebenezer,[a] saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”As I read through my Thankful journey over the past 6 years I am so encouraged.
Looking back paints a picture.
Seeing how God has guided us; how he never let us go, strengthens my spirit.
It has also served to remind me of how much has happened.
The first picture in this post from 2014 is a picture of our old barn, the one that blew down in the 2017 storm.
In looking back we are reminded of God’s touch on our lives.
Seeing his handiwork and promises.
I long for my farmer to be the hands and feet of Jesus again to the people of Haiti.
There’s so much standing in the way of that happening right now.
Our college girl turned nurse, farm boy and farmer all have had the opportunity to travel to Haiti multiple times now.
Re-reading this post reminds me that when it is time God will bring about the right circumstances.
This is a re post.
There is no current trip planned.
There are no current fundraisers.
There’s been a lot brewing here on the farm for a few weeks.
I mentioned last week that there was a project we wanted to share.
This busy place is always full of ideas and creativity.
Sometimes those ideas come to fruition and other times
they are mulled over through the years.
Deep seeded ideas; longings.
One of those a yearning, for my farmer, year after year.
Suppressed as chores, and children take precedence over thoughts and dreams.
Until this year; 2014
when one of those children is married and has a child of her own.
Another of those children lies deep in the sod of the earth.
When cancer threatens the “I’ll get around to it some day.”
It’s then, that the deep longing rises fully to the surface, aching to be heard.
A longing to escape the confines of these acres and minister to the broken and downcast.
farm girl have the opportunity to travel to Haiti in January.
Global Compassion Network.There is excitement in the air as the dream becomes a reality.Matthew 25:40
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
We’re stepping out of comfort zones and security and taking a step
– no a leap- of faith.One of Global Compassion Network’s work site’s in Haiti.
Here is where we would love for you to be a part of this leap of faith.
My farmer and Clarissa need to find prayer partners.
They need a list of folks willing to come along side them and commit to praying.
They also need financial support.
If you are interested in making a donation
(these are not tax deductible, the money is going for direct support to Gary and Clarissa)
you can either make a donation in their names to Global Compassion Network.
Or you can make a donation at the Merchants Bank in
Jericho, Vermont; to the Davis Family Fund.
We are excited about this opportunity for you to work alongside us.
We can not do this without your support both financially and most importantly, spiritually.
We are excited to see how God will use my farmer and sweet daughter.
Please join us in prayer, as we thank God for this opportunity.
a list of things to accomplish
this time of reflection; looking back and intentional gratitude
my farmer who dares to dream big
a daughter with a sensitive compassionate heart
opportunities to serve God
a farm boy who knows the value of work
enough grace to make it through, just this day
girls who dug into the dirt and grim of this home yesterday
the abundance of food we will all cook in the next few days
the strength God provides even when I feel I can not take another step
my children and each of their unique ways
the warm temperatures and sunshine
friends who take me to “the big city”
traditions that my mom and dad so carefully took time to create
a walk of faith that spurs me on and fills my soul with deep gratitude
for coffee; for coffee with friends; for coffee alone in the quiet of this big old farmhouseThank you for your prayers and financial support.
We will continue to post updates.Steve Green
I Will Go