Monday, November 15, 2010

God Shows Up "BIG" Through Fairview!

What a trip!  On October 28th, I traveled to Haiti with Pastor Rick Mann and two men from Fairview Baptist in Russell Springs, Ky.  Fairview is one of our Partnering Churches.

The agenda was fairly simple:

  •  Get legal advise on buying land and registering the Children’s Home with the government.
  • Look for a used vehicle
  • Research land opportunities and hopefully make a decision on which land to purchase.
Little did I know that God was going to make this an “Immeasurably More” trip. 
Do you know what I’m talking about?  “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”  Ephesians 3:20

Again I was reminded that it is only “Him who is able.”  The vision of growing this Children’s Home and the many that will come after it is a vision so much larger than my abilities.  Accomplishing this in America would be a great challenge, but in a foreign country – next to impossible.  Yet I’m reminded again – He is able.

Not only is He able, but He is able to do “immeasurably more” than we “ask or imagine.” 

  •       I was asking to speak with an attorney to get guidance. God gave us "immeasurably more" in Jim Faller, a legal advisor in Kentucky, who volunteered to spear head all the legal issues for us.                                                       
  •       I was asking for a good used vehicle to shop for supplies and take the children to school.  God gave us "immeasurably more" in a brand new JAC truck with plenty of benches for the children and space for supplies – all courtesy of these three generous men.
  •        I was asking for help in buying the property.  We had 40,000 raised and needed another $40,000.  We were given a new friend - Brian Cooper,  who committed to purchase the entire land for us. 
In the first two days, God had provided what I through would take a year to obtain!  Totally "Immeasurably more!"

I have many more incredible stories from this trip that I’ll share later.   But for now, let it suffice to say – God’s showed up big through Fairview.  Praise God for men and women who are willing to be used by God!

For the least of these,