I made it! God has been faithful and allowed me to raise 80% of my support for one year by the time I left for Florida! It has been a whirlwind and I am so grateful to be here. My co-workers are definitely a highlight. Everyone has been so helpful and kind as I make this transition. They are as excited to have me here as I am to be here. I was telling my roommate that for the first time in my life I feel like I can settle in and call this home. It is a nice feeling.
While I am very happy to be here, I am feeling overwhelmed. Harvest has more projects than laborers. We could use more mechanics, to be sure. I sense that there will not be a shortage of work for many months to come. An older gentleman that volunteers for Harvest has encouraged me several times to not stress out and to just do what I can each day. I am thankful for the wisdom of godly people. Between repairs at home, not having all my items from storage and the workload at Harvest, I am feeling overrun but hopefully I can take this friends advice and rest in the Lord.
There are some praise points I would like to mention. My mom and little brother had a 22-hour layover in Florida and were able to come visit me and see Harvest. It was very nice to show them around and introduce them to Harvest. Also, God blessed me with some free furniture and some wonderful friends who went out of their way to help deliver it from over an hour away. One of these same friends has given me their vehicle to use while they pay for another one of their vehicles to be fixed up so I can have that one. Such a blessing!
I will try to send out another blog update soon. I would like to give a report on the disaster relief efforts as organizations in Florida partner together to help meet the needs of those devastated by Hurricane Dorian. We are also planning another trip to both Belize and Honduras in October so there is a lot going on.
Thank you for your partnership in encouragement and support. It means so very much!
We are blessed in Him,