I can be honest with you, right? This year so far, I feel like we are just trying to keep up. Things progress/improve/advance, but not in the order/speed/sequence I had in mind sometimes.
We haven't been able to coordinate equipment and everything to get the rural clinics going yet...but the new Milk Project is in the new building, and as of today, is even painted inside and out. Still plenty of work to do there outside (need a concrete paved area for play/parking/etc.) but that part went fast. To the point we were able to take a group to work with the kids this past week.
Add about a dozen other ministry related things that swing from good to not as good or thereabouts in my mind recently, and it adds up to some interesting feelings.
We took another trip to the hospital Thursday, and had really powerful debrief time after that sharing feelings and reactions. I had a sort of realization, that some of what we confront in our reactions to those visits can be related to our confronting our powerlessness ultimately. We want control, we think we can create/maintain control, but there are things in life that we HAVE to give to God, that we can't control, and that we have to come to terms with all that.
I think I knew that...but like many lessons, I needed to learn it again this week. Not just in that one area, but in a lot of areas. We will see what I learn from the next team that arrives today.
Pray for us in coordinating everything God is leading us to, in making connections for the US trip coming up this fall, and for the 50 consecutive days of groups in June and July for all they will be able to help with here, and the impact we pray it would have on them as they help!
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