Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Helper Kevin Flory

On occasions the Apostle Paul talked about being in challenging situations, fatigued, nearing his breaking point.  During these times he spoke of how the Lord would send him a helper - someone to work by his side, to help carry the load – right at the time when he needed it the most.

I’ve had an Apostle Paul experience.

God has greatly blessed the growth of Alex’s House, both with the health and growth of our children and with the progress of our construction. Our official move in date is September 28th. Praise the Lord – we’re going to make it! Yet as you could imagine – with all the growth, blessings, groups, construction, storms and trials - I’m very tired.

This is where my apostle Paul experience comes in. Right when I needed help the most – God sent me a helper – a friend – Kevin Flory.  Kevin came to Haiti with one of our Partnering organizations – Families Outreach. The night before the group was to depart, I was feeling the pressure. How were we ever going to be ready to move the children in before the start of school? In nine months, we have built over 10,000 sq. feet of buildings with picks, shovels, wheelbarrows and 5 gallon buckets!

Yet – the groups were gone and there was still much work to be done – and very little time to do it in.
I had mentioned to the group my need for help. Kevin said – “I could stay and help.” I said something like – “yeah man – if you could stay an extra week, that would be incredible.” He responded – “I’ll stay the whole month if you need me.” Tears flow now as I remember his generosity and the incredible work he did in those extra three weeks. Kevin completed the septic lines; ran the plumbing lines for all the cottages; plumbed a water tank; and built the bathroom cabinets and stalls for all the cottages. There is no way I could have completed these task without him.

Kevin – you were an incredible blessing to me. I can’t thank you enough. God sent you to me when I needed you the most. Without your faithfulness, servants heart and hard work, we wouldn’t be ready for the move in. I and the family of Alex’s House are forever grateful.

I love you brother,