I'm very grateful to be alive and I love the life I live. I trust the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart. I came to California, after surgery removing a turmor in my throat the size of a soft ball. My husband and I had been doing our "No walls" ministry for over 7 years now celebrating 12 years cross country We were asked to come and do ministering for a family church. We were not expecting the turmoil of it all. We were told that accomdations would be provided, but that did not come to fruition. We ended up homeless, we also had our oldest son with us who is handicapped. My husband went to a temp service that found him daily work which gave us enough money to get a room in one of the downtown hotels. That was occupied by drug dealers and constant night activities of all sorts. There were many days when my husband would walk to work for 5 miles, and walk back home in the middle of the night. Our son had to be placed in a emergency care home because the environment was very stressful for him. That was stressful for me to be separated from him in a strange town. My health declined were I ended up in a wheel chair for over 2 years. We eventually were able to move from the hotel to another downtown studio. The accomodations were better. The building was 3 stories, and there were over 300 families with children. Mostly low income or on disability. I can remember when we first move into the studio, we had nothing but our suitcases and I used my coat for a pillow and we slept on our clothes to try to soften the floor. The homeless people use to sneak into the building at night for shelter and they find out we were ministers and starting going to the food banks to bring me fresh vegatables and fruits to eat. That truly blessed my heart. In a small town, if you are not related to someone are political connected it can be very difficult to get help. People are very suspicious of strangers, and guard themselves from being taken advantage of...they are especially suspicous of out of town ministers, preachers, etc. So we didn't get a welcoming from any of the local churches, in fact, we were treated with hostility and resentment. Nevertheless, we were determined to trust the Lord at all times. We have had so many challenges in our 5 years of residency in California. But through it all...homeless, hungry, and rejected we now have one of the most productive outreach ministries in the county and growing. Not because of our works, but because of the God's faithfulness. God has an individualized, customized plan for your life. As you trust Him, He will bring it to pass in His timing, not yours. Waiting on God's plan and timing is wise because His ways are always best. He is the Lord of peace, and as you surrender your heart and life to Him, you will experience peace that passes understanding.
Wisdom-Trust The Lord Of Peace