Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Will Go Day #25 of Thankfulness

There's been a lot brewing here on the farm for a few weeks. 
I mentioned last week that there was project we wanted to share. 
This busy place is always full of ideas and creativity. 

Sometimes those ideas come to fruition and other times 
they are mulled over through the years. 
Deep seeded ideas; longings. 
One of those a yearning, for my farmer, year after year.
Suppressed as chores, and children take precedence over thoughts and dreams.
Until this year;
 when one of those children is married and has a child of her own. 
Another of those children lies deep in the sod of the earth. 
When cancer threatens the "I'll get around to it some day."
It's then, that the deep longing rises fully to the surface, aching to be heard. 
A longing to escape the confines of these acres and minister to the broken and downcast. 
A desire to set his feet on soil that yearns for more. 

To use his hands to break the cycle of poverty and give soul food to those in darkness. 
It seems his farm girl, daughter shares that same deep calling. 
Her desire to attend nursing school and live a life surrendered  to the needy. 
So, through prayer and research my farmer and his 
farm girl have the opportunity to travel to Haiti in January. 
They will work alongside the "Fellowship of Christian Farmers" through  
Global Compassion Network.

There is excitement in the air as the dream becomes a reality. 

Matthew 25:40
The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

We're stepping out of comfort zones and security and taking a step
- no a leap- of faith. 

One of Global Compassion Network's work site's in Haiti. 

Here is where we would love for you to be a part of this leap of faith. 
My farmer and Clarissa need to find prayer partners. 

They need a list of folks willing to come along side them and commit to praying. 
They also need financial support.
If you are interested in making a donation
(these are not tax deductible, the money is going for direct support to Gary and Clarissa)
you can either make a donation in their names to Global Compassion Network.
Or you can make a donation at the Merchants Bank in 
Jericho, Vermont; to the Davis Family Fund. 

We are excited about this opportunity for you to work alongside us. 

We can not do this without your support both financially and most importantly, spiritually. 

We are excited to see how God will use my farmer and sweet daughter. 

Please join us in prayer, as we thank God for this opportunity. 

I am thankful for:
a list of things to accomplish
this time of reflection and intentional gratitude
my farmer who dares to dream big
a daughter with a sensitive compassionate heart
opportunities to serve God 
a farm boy who knows the value of work
enough grace to make it through, just this day
girls who dug into the dirt and grim of this home yesterday
the abundance of food we will all cook in the next few days
the strength God provides even when I feel I can not take another step
my children and each of their unique ways
the warm temperatures and sunshine
friends who take me to "the big city"
traditions that my mom and dad so carefully took time to create
a walk of faith that spurs me on and fills my soul with deep gratitude
for coffee; for coffee with friends; for coffee alone in the quiet of this big old farmhouse

Thank you for your prayers and financial support. 
We will continue to post updates. 

Steve Green
I Will Go

1 comment:

  1. I went to Haiti (Cap Haitian) for 3 months through teen mission my 2nd summer in college and it was the most amazing experience... we built a 20 by 60 foot dorm for an orphanage. Despite only making $50 a year at the time and living in poverty.. the people and kids were so grateful for every moment and everything... even the little cartoons I used to draw them. I'll definitely donate to such a wonderful experience and service. You all amaze me..