“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear.” (Psalm 46:1-2a)
I know that this is a difficult time for many who are receiving this update. New Jersey has been battling hard through this Coronavirus pandemic and my heart goes out to you all. I am grateful to know that many of the friends that I have spoken with are filled with a great peace and their trust resting in the Lord. I am also blessed to see the creative ways that churches and individuals are reaching out to those in need and finding ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Before the virus introduced itself, Harvest had received communication from a hospital in Honduras that was in need of medical supplies. We had been working with them to accomplish that flight. Then the Coronavirus came. Now, the need was urgent but with the world in crisis, we weren’t sure how things were going to work out. Eric and Brian worked many hours trying to coordinate all of the details. We started receiving large boxes packed with medical supplies, some of which were going to help protect the medical staff from contracting the virus. God was gracious and allowed us to partner with Agape Flights in Venice, FL who had 400 lbs of cargo to send to Honduras as well. Because of their much larger aircraft, they were able to also include a stop in Belize to support our missionaries there.
The day of the flight was a long day for many of us at Harvest. Much time was spent consolidating packages, weighing them and preparing labels. I also corresponded with the missionaries to coordinate the details of their shipment. While it was a long day for us, it was an even longer day for the pilots at Agape. They had flown trips all day to deliver supplies to various locations. By the time they got to their home airport that night, they would have made 7 stops! We were their last stop. We would load the plane at 8pm that night before they would head back to Venice. The flight would then to depart from Venice the following Tuesday. We are SO grateful for their sacrificial hearts which touch the lives of many! It was truly one of the best moments for me at Harvest thus far. My heart and passion is to help people. The cargo would leave our hangar and be a blessing to those serving on the front lines. Undoubtedly, these packages will be a source of
encouragement to those who receive it and that brings joy to my soul. Because of our partnership with Agape, we were able to accomplish a delivery of 2,100 lbs of cargo! Praise God!
The last few weeks, I have been working from home. For me that has involved creating a database for all of our missionaries. Because God has blessed Harvest with its first full time staff this past year-and-a-half, there is time to devote to this kind of necessary work. Once that is complete, I look forward to contacting each missionary to receive their updated information and get to know them a little better. I am enjoying the change of pace and this time to dedicate to tasks that would likely be set aside if I were at the hangar.
I mentioned in my last blog that I was planning a trip from May 26-June 10th. That trip will likely be postponed. I am looking at rescheduling my trip to September sometime. I will keep a close eye on New Jersey as my heart is still there. I look forward to seeing you all when the time is right. I am here for prayer if you need some extra support during this time.
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Stay safe and thank you for your care,