I remember a bit from Saturday Night Live from many years ago. Someone answers the phone at a sorority saying "Delta Delta Delta, can I help ya help ya help ya?"
Sometimes talking about the work of the Milk Project can be difficult in terms of just the messiness of life. The same could be said for Church work as well sometimes.
I won't post any pictures or mention any names, but just recently there has been situations that can be hard to process...
1. A young man leaving the project because his father realized he is old enough to work full time and needed the extra help. (He is 13)
2. Another young man running away from home to the Milk project director's house.
3. Siblings in the project who behave well when with us, but having major obedience issues at home with parents that are not there because of trying to find work from very early to very late in the day.
These are just three of many such situations going on every day.
There is a delta, or triangle, represented in what we try to do, three sides that ideally work together, being the parents/guardians, the children, and the Milk Project.
As parents, children, or people trying to help others including parents and children...how can we best help? That is our continual challenge. And helping not just in a physical sense, not just in trying to help familial relationships, or any of the other many ways we try through education, sewing, medical, etc. but also helping others spiritually find The Way.
There are plans, prayer, and ideas. They are most definitely needed. But they only work when lived out, and that means some great highs, and great lows. Working with people is messy, not easy, and not always easy to measure success.
Whether working with now over 100 children in two different locations, or just your own children, family, neighbors, or co-workers...it is a calling for all of us, to each other, to be there to help ya.
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