It is such a pleasure to be here in Florida serving with Harvest. I have uploaded quite a few pictures this month to help you get a glimpse of my new surroundings and the work we are doing at Harvest.
Here is the house where I am staying with another Harvest member, Jennifer. I really like it. I have had to fight off many bugs due to a bad seal on my air conditioning unit but that has been resolved so I am thankful. I have not seen too many “Palmetto bugs” (a.k.a. roaches) and for that I am extremely grateful! Bug Story
Bahama Relief Efforts
Some Nature Pics
A HUGE praise and continued prayer request: The Executive Director of Harvest, Eric, was in a horrible car accident which left his car totaled. He broke his collarbone and L2 vertebrae. His recovery time is estimated to be 6-8 weeks. Harvest has planned a week-long trip over Thanksgiving to Belize where he was going to lead a teaching ministry to assist with the discipleship of local pastors there. We are still praying that he would be able to accompany us on the trip as this ministry is close to his heart.
There is much to do at Harvest. As soon as the new engine installation is complete we are looking forward to delivering supplies to the Bahamas. There are many humanitarian efforts assisting in the relief work there. We were told that the government there is frustrated with the churches in the area because while the government is trying to limit the help and resources for their own gain, the churches know exactly who to help and where the supplies are needed most. God is providing for His people despite the seemingly corrupt government there.
Thank you all for your continued prayers on behalf of the ministry here. On a personal note, I am currently at 83% funding for the year which leaves me under budget each month by $507.75. In addition, I have incurred some start-up and medical costs which still have yet to be met. You can click here to get a breakdown of those costs. If there would be a way you could help, would you please consider helping with one of these costs or a monthly donation? Every little bit helps!
Donations can be made online at continuetogive.com/lizperr or you can email me at email@example.com to receive additional information on how to send a check. If you cannot give at this time, will you pray that these financial needs will be met in a timely manner. Thank you.
When I first arrived at Harvest, and since last Friday if I am going to be honest, I have felt a lot of pressure. The laborers surely are few. Would you pray that the Lord will bring more mechanics to Harvest? Without mechanics, the work can not happen. In addition to that, it seemed wherever I looked, whether at work or at home there was much to do. I think not having my belongings here with me has also added a level of stress. This week I have been able to breathe and am hoping to get away this weekend to relax for a little bit. I leave in a few weeks to go back to New Jersey briefly to transport my items to Florida. I am looking forward to that.
Well, that just about sums it up. Thank you again for taking the time to read this. Don’t be afraid to leave a comment. It is an encouragement to know that people are reading…and praying!
God bless you all!
13 thoughts on “Bugs, Baffling and Bahama Relief”
Dear Liz this was my first email from you and I really liked seeing where you live and work and how you are doing. You are a smart, hard working ,good and God loving young lady. I will be praying. I confess I have been praying more for your dear sister and her kids and wondering how she does it all, amazing! I just got up and need coffee, but I will share this with my husband. God bless you! Hugs grandma M or Ann Marie xoxo
Thank you Ann Marie. It is a blessing when people read my blog. I enjoy sharing all that God is doing. Thank you for your encouragement.
Thank you Ann Marie! You never have to apologize for praying more for my sister. She is a pretty amazing woman, that is for sure. Thank you again, Liz 🙂
Thanks for the pictures and sharing what is happening . Are there any walk for freedom near you?
Praying your health will continue to improve .1 Peter 2:9
You are a chosen people a royal priesthood a holy nation of people belonging to God that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light .
May the Lord send labors into the the field , the field of airplane mechanics.
There was a Walk for Freedom near me but it got rained out. It was actually in Bradenton. I love your prayers for mechanics. He is continuing to answer the prayers for sustained health. Praise God!
Liz, Wow, you really have accomplished so much. Glad you have people to help in so many ways. Thanks for the pix. My family and I will be praying for you and your needs. We need to keep our eyes on Him regardless of what is going on around us. We must not let anything shake our faith. Trust and thank him and he will stabilize us, leading us forward. Vicki (We met at the womens’ fellowship luncheon at New Monmouth Baptist Church last summer.)
I remember you Vicki. I appreciate the comment and especially your family’s prayers. That is so thoughtful. I am planning to visit NJ in June so maybe I can make it to another luncheon–we will see. Thank you again!
Thank you for the update Liz – God is using you in a mighty way!! Be well
Thank you Serena ::hugs::
Love all the pics Liz! Very pretty there! Praying for you sister! Love you!
Thank you! Love you too!!
HI Liz!!!! Love the pics!! Will be praying for you. Miss you:)
Hey girl! Miss you too. Thank you for the prayers. It means a lot.