Blessed Beyond Measure

Hi family,

Thank you for taking the time to read this update. It has been a busy summer.  So much is going on and I am excited to share it with you. I have been blessed to be at America’s Keswick lifeguarding this summer.  I have been able to meet some new friends and reconnect with others.

God has blessed in some amazing ways.  A definite highlight of this month was the opportunity to share in the Missions Weekend at Edinburg Road Chapel.  It was such an amazing time and it was so obvious that the Lord was with us.  Their church body has partnered with me in tangible ways and their encouragement is priceless.  Thank you ERC!img_5745

Since that weekend I have been able to share about my ministry three more times.  Each one was a special blessing and God has increased my financial support to 69% for one year.  I have been given the opportunity to share with 4 more churches before I make the move to Florida.  I am really looking forward to seeing how God moves the hearts of His people.  My prayer has been to give others hope and encouragement through the story of my journey.  May they see His faithfulness on display!

Last but certainly not least.  I had just finished work and was walking through the door of the house where I was staying when I got a phone call from the founder of Wings of the Way, a non-profit that uses aviation as a way to help transport victims of trafficking.  He asked me what I was doing over the next 2-3 days.  They were looking for a volunteer to accompany a victim as she was being relocated for her safety.  This would be my first relocation of a victim.  I have waited a long time for this day.  Through the graciousness of a handful of people, allowing me to temporarily leave my responsibilities, I was able to fly out the next day.  After 20 hours of travel the victim was  brought to her destination.  As is usual in this industry, it did not turn out quite as we had hoped.  While she was placed where she had requested to be, I was unsure that she would stay off the street.  We can only shine His light, pray and serve the best we know how.  May God transform her heart for His glory! I was able to show wow-logoseveral people the love of Jesus on that trip to include the two officers whose care I left her in.  Before I left, I was able to pray over the victim and I believe that impacted these two young policemen.  They were surprised that I would volunteer my time to do this.  It was my absolute joy.  You know what they say, when you love your job you won’t work another day in your life.  That is how I felt! So blessed beyond measure!

Next week I will be transitioning from my role here at Keswick.  After Labor Day, I will spend one week at home to finish out my time here in New Jersey.  That will be followed by a trip to Kentucky and Tennessee where I will spend time with my sister and share at her church.  I will also be sharing at my former church in TN.  It will be so wonderful to reunite with friends I have not seen in 3+ years.  Then, it’s off to Florida!!!  I am pretty excited!!!

Thank you for joining me on this journey.  You all know that I could not serve was it not for your partnership so I gratefully thank you for your contributions and prayers.  I am thrilled to be entering into the calling God has placed on my life.

May the fire that God has placed in your heart burn bright,
Be encouraged!
Liz 🙂