Saturday, November 2, 2013

Good Bye For Now...

Keith and our family would like to share with all of our friends that we are stopping our North First St. ministries on Sundays.  I know it sounds crazy but Keith and our family started it based on the prompting of the Holy Spirit and it is the same Holy Spirit that has made it clear that now is the time to stop.  It is not a question that it was the right thing to do.  When the Lord says “It’s time to be done…then it’s time to be done.”  We joyfully spent 106 weeks serving and we know that now it is time to rest and restore.  Keith and our family will continue the relationships that we have made on North First and will continue to minister to them.

 Over the last two years, God has changed our hearts…and we will continue to hand out clothes, food, and minster to those in need on a one to one basis.  We encourage all of you to do the same.  Instead of giving us the clothes and food to hand out, we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and keep a few extra things in your car so that if you see someone in need- you can reach out to them and offer what you have.  It will be scary at first, but it will get much less scary the next time, and the next….God wants us each to hear His Holy Spirit and to hear His promptings.  If you are not sure who is in need- Just drive down North first St., or 2nd. St. and follow your heart.  I guarantee….people are far more appreciative than you would ever imagine….and if they look like they need it- they probably do.  God will transform your heart… he will push you out of your comfort zone and he will show up every time!!  We are so excited to see what the Lord is going to do in our family, relationships, and our hearts. 

Keith and I sincerely thank each and every one of you who have walked with us and supported us along this journey.  You are so appreciated!!! We can’t say Thank You enough!!! Please don’t feel like it is a loss….it is an opportunity to grow your faith a little more.  It honestly would be easier to continue doing North First St. than it is to stop so abruptly because people will not always understand.  It is easier to not rock the boat, but we both heard it very clearly….it is time to be done…now.  I don’t want to be that gal who doesn’t listen to God’s promptings… I’ve been there and I don’t want to be that gal again   :0)      We love you all and appreciate everything that you have done to help the people who have gotten in our hearts.  Please step out of your comfort zone and reach out to someone in your sphere of influence….someone who needs the hope and joy that our Lord Jesus Christ gives!!!

Lord= as we move forward in our journey here on earth…. We pray that you will continue to guide us and lead us along the path that you have for us.  Help us to joyfully continue to make relationships with those in our lives and to love them.  In Jesus Holy Name-  Amen!!!   :0)

1 comment:

  1. It is sad to see you leave you have been an Awesome support system there.
    The kids talk to me almost daily from California. They say to tell you Thank you again.
    They are doing well. Her spirits are greatly lifted.They are doing good there.