Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Suitcases packed with love....and just a few clothes!

Matthew 6:3-4
But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.

Last year when we came home from the DR...the emotion level was so high because of what we what we had emotionally seen...we shared our stories, our heart...and the result is every one we talked to wanted to do...to send...to share a part.  Everything from money from individuals in our lives, a Sunday School class from Beth Page, just to take over and use 'wherever it's needed' and there's always needs that come up...to Beanie Babies for the kids, homemade hair bows for little girls...little footies for the pre-op patients, soaps, lotions, stickers, little cars, little boy undies, clothes, heart necklaces, silly banz, prayer blankets from our childrens program at church...and did I mention beanies...LOL!!  However insignificant others may think these things are to these people...the hearts that donated them...well, the hearts of these people aren't doing it or didn't do it for any reason other than to share the love of Christ.  I am so proud to have almost 2 suitcases full of love.  I have had to remove clothes 4 times to make more room...and it's so worth it.

Most of all...the emails, texts, and phone calls today have been overwhelming.  Susan and I never feel apprehension about traveling to the DR...like I've said in previous blogs...it's home.  But, things can and do happen...so prayers are always welcomed and coveted if you feel inclined.

Depending on how well we can connect to the hotel WiFi as to how often I can blog here and Facebook...but I'm optimistic.

Those who are following the blog...thank you!  It has really helped me to prepare my heart, and keep my mind focused on the reason we're going and keep my anxiety about all the 'stuff' to do before we leave in check....

In His Grip!!

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