She used to get high on heroin and lived in a tent. Now she’s helping homeless people get off the streets. Read the whole thing.
Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.
For the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.
For the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.
For setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.
Also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.
Above all, for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.
Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things.
After the close of the State Fair of Texas, one of the exhibitors who lives abroad donated one of her box trucks to Transitional Outreach. Her name is Sky Nichols, and I assured her that we would either use the truck for our own account, or would be sure to place it with one of our partner organizations that absolutely could use it. Almost immediately, it was clear that we needed to give the truck to our friends at The Faith Works Project.
Now they will be able to have a vehicle that serves as a “go bag” for their recovery ministry! Thank you, Sky! Thank you, Father!
On Friday, Todd Collier of Food Source DFW introduced us to one of his contacts…Angelia Dunbar of Life Changing CDC while we were at Inspired Vision Church, checking in on a food distribution. After about five minutes of conversation, and comparing notes, Angelia asked if her organization could come by Saturday morning and load up for a run to Beaumont and Port Arthur (towns that are effectively getting no attention in the shadow of Houston). That was an easy “yes.”
So, early Saturday morning, we loaded Angelia and her team with three pallets of grout, approximately 10 pallets of ceramic tile, and seven pallets of pedestal bathroom sinks. The next trip will involve pallets of doors, hinges, screws, knob sets, dead bolt locks, and joist hangers. (It wouldn’t all fit on the truck for one trip.)
The demand for product, with Harvey and Irma, is great. All of us will be stretched thin, and in some cases, wiped out of product. Thankfully, God provides. We just keep pressing on.